• INDIA 1926-33 15r wmk upright & wmk inverted,SG 218 & 218w,fine used(2)


  • INDIA 1974-83 15p Defin,SG730,PAPER FOLDS blk of 10 used+strip of 6 nhm


  • INDIA USED IN DUBAI 1943 (24 Oct) PRINTED COMMERCIAL CENSOR OPENED COVER, bilingual manuscript to front (Iranian & English), addressed to Bombay (English), bearing 2a6p bright violet on reverse, tied by neat Dubai cancel, also showing a range of handstamps and censorship seals on both sides. Interesting cover


  • INDIA 1929-37 2r carmine & orange overprint watermark upright, SG 26w, fine used cds used.


  • INDIA 1937-51 USED KGVI COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION presented on album pages & includes the 1937-40 Pictorial definitive set, 1948 Gandhi set, 1937-39 “Service” overprinted Official set amongst many others. Fine & fresh condition (120 stamps)


  • INDIA 1949-52 10r purple-brown&blue WMK TO LEFT,SG 323bw,used,tiny thin


  • INDIA 1937-40 15r brown & green, SG 263, vf cds used, fresh


  • INDIA 1912 – 1923 25r orange and blue Official, SG O96, used with neat postal cancel.


  • INDIA 1950 12a maroon “Spinning Wheel & Cloth” (Inauguration of REPUBLICublic), variety “INVERTED WATERMARK”, SG 332w, never hinged mint.


  • INDIA 2007 Bridges miniature sheet, as SG MS2419, but the upper pair of stamps IMPERF AT TOP, never hinged mint.


  • INDIA 1975 20p Handicrafts toy defin SG 731, misperfed mint block of 4


  • INDIA 1943 “Save for India’s Defence” 1R label, CORNER BLOCK OF 30 NHM.


We sell India stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

India Stamps – The first stamps issued in India were the “Scinde Dawks”, authorised for use only in Sind Province by the British Commissioner. However, the first Indian stamps for use throughout the entire country were issued in October 1854. The 3 different values being the subject of careful study by generations of philatelists. In addition, the rarest Indian stamps include the 1854 4 anna with the blue head of Queen Victoria inverted within the red frame. Also, the 1948 10r Gandhi stamp with “Official” overprint, both important in the world philately. Considered the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the British Empire, India enjoyed the work of De La Rue’s best designers and engravers until the mid-1920s. As a result, many outstanding stamps were printed plus many essays, trials and proofs are known.

The substantial governmental infrastructure also gave stamp collectors a wide range of official Indian stamps overprinted or inscribed “Service”. Furthermore, in recent years the popularity of the large format Telegraph stamps has seen them listed by Stanley Gibbons alongside the postage issues. The postmarks and postal history of the various Indian Military expeditionary forces and Indian Post Offices abroad are popular with Indian stamps. They are cancelled in the Persian Gulf, Middle East, Africa, Malaya, Nepal and Tibet being highly sought-after. The postal history is highly regarded with collectors often choosing a specific area. This is often defined by the Railway Post Office routes to collect and study.

India Stamps