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    India 1935 Jubilee Set of 7 SG240-246 Fine Used
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    Kishangarh 1945 8a Violet SG89 V.F MNH Complete Sheet of 10
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    Sirmoor 1878-80 Set of 2 SG1-2 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Travancore 1888 4ch SG3 Green Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Indore 1904-06 Set of 6 SGS1-S6 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Chamba 1895 2R Carmine & Yellow-Brown SG19 V.F.U
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    India 1913 5R Ultramarine & Violet SG188 V.F & Fresh Mtd Mint
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    India 1895 Set of 3 SG107-109 Good Used (2)
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    India 1874 1R Slate SG79 Good Used (4)
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    India 1855 Glazed Paper Set of 2 SG35-36 Fine Used
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    India 1865 SG57, 62 & 64 on Piece Good Used
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    India 1895 Set of 3 SG107-109 Good Used
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    India 1885 8a Carmine SG36 Blue Glazed Paper Good Unused
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    India 1867 6a Deep Slate SG72 Good Used
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    India 1856 8a Pale Carmine SG49 Good Unused
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    India 1856 8a Carmine SG48 Fine Used
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    India 1854 1/2a Blue Used in Penang SGZ20 Good Used
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    India 1929 12a Rose-Red SG225 Fine Mtd Mint
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    India 1911 2a Reddish Purple SG167 Fine Mtd Mint
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India is a country in South Asia and the most populous democracy in the world.

The postal systems in India existed in various forms from before the Christian era. As the Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish and British displaced the Mughals, their postal systems existed alongside those of independent states. The British East India Company gradually displaced other powers and brought into existence a British administrative system all over India.

Though the Indian Post Office was established in 1837, Asia's first stamp, the Scinde Dawk, was introduced by the local administration of the province of Sind in 1852. The Indian postal system developed into an extensive, dependable and robust network providing connectivity to almost all parts of India, Burma, the Straits Settlements and other areas controlled by the British East India Company.

Based on the model postal system introduced in England by the reformer, Rowland Hill, postal services were provided at a low cost and enabled the smooth functioning of the administrative machinery of the British Raj. The Imperial Posts co-existed with the several postal systems maintained by various Indian states, some of which produced stamps for use within their respective dominions, while British Indian postage stamps were required for sending mail beyond the boundaries of these states