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British India Stamps (Official/Service)

 

Year: 1866-1946

 

 
S.G. Scott Description Face value Issue date Cost (INR)
(Used)
O1 O1 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" No Watermarked, Overprinted small "Service" (blue) Ża 01-08-1866 8,000/-
O2 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" No Watermarked, Overprinted small "Service" (pale blue) Ża 01-08-1866 5,000/-
O2a O1a Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" No Watermarked, Inverted Overprinted small "Service" Ża 01-08-1866 - -
O3 O3 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" No Watermarked, Overprinted small "Service" (brown) 1a 01-08-1866 7,000/-
O4 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" No Watermarked, Overprinted small "Service" (deep brown) 1a 01-08-1866 6,000/-
O5 O4 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" No Watermarked, Overprinted small "Service" (carmine) 8as 01-08-1866 3,000/-
O6 O5 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (blue) Ża 01-08-1866 1,500/-
- - O5b Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Without Period small "Service" Ża 01-08-1866 15,000/-
O7 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (pale blue) Ża 01-08-1866 1,500/-
O7a O5a Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Inverted Overprint small "Service" (pale blue) Ża 01-08-1866 - -
O8 O6 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (purple), Calcutta 8 pies ??-01-1872 4,000/-
O9  - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (deep brown) 1a 01-08-1866 1,500/-
O10 O7 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (brown) 1a 01-08-1866 1,800/-
- - O7a Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Inverted Overprint small "Service" (brown) 1a 01-08-1866 - -
O11 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (orange) 2as 01-08-1866 4,000/-
O12 O8 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (yellow) 2as 01-08-1866 6,000/-
O12a O8b Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Inverted Overprint small "Service" (yellow) 2as 01-08-1866 - -
O13 O9 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (green) 4as 01-08-1866 4,000/-
O13a O9a Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Inverted Overprint small "Service" (green) 4as 01-08-1866 - -
O14 O10 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" Watermarked Elephant's Head, Overprinted small "Service" (green - die I) 4as 01-08-1866 20,000/-
[*Reprints were made of Scott O5, O7, O10 - die II]

Fiscal/Revenue Stamps Surcharged or Overprinted (In 1866 Rs.2/- 'Foreign Bill' stamps cut off at the top and bottom and 'SERVICE' printed on top and Surcharged 'TWO ANNAS' on bottom portions' in black on Blue Glazed Paper)

O15 O11 Queen Victoria (purple) 2as ??-08-1866 15,000/-
(*In 1866 another types of 'Foreign Bill' stamps issues with denomination of 2, 4, 8 annas in darker green on Blue Glazed Paper)
O16 O12 Queen Victoria (violet) 2as ??-10-1866 20,000/-
O17 O13 Queen Victoria (violet) 4as ??-10-1866 50,000/-
O18 O14 Queen Victoria (violet) 8as ??-10-1866 1,20,000/-
(note- above three stamps should be bought with certificates)
O19 O15 Queen Victoria - Receipt bill or Draft stamp overprint "SERVICE POSTAGE" (green ovpt.) Ża 1867 12,000/-
O19a O15a Queen Victoria - Receipt bill or Draft stamp overprint "SERVICE POSTAGE" (green ovpt.) (Double overprint) Ża 1867 75,000/-
O20 O16 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (blue - die I) Ża 1866-73 150/-
O21 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (pale blue - die I) Ża 1866-73 60/-
O22 O17 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (blue - die II) (Forgeries also exist) Ża 1873 5,000/-
- - O17a Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (blue - die II) (Double overprint) Ża 1866-73 - -
O23 O18 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (brown) 1a 1866-73 60/-
O24 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (deep brown) 1a 1866-73 100/-
O25 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (chocolate) 1a 1866-73 100/-
O26 O19a Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (yellow) 2as 1866-73 150/-
O27 O19 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (orange) 2as 1866-73 150/-
O28 - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (pale green - die II) 4as 1866-73 200/-
O29 O20 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (green - die I) 4as 1866-73 150/-
O30 O21 Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (rose - die II) 8as 1866-73 150/-
O30a - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (pale rose - die II) 8as 1866-73 150/-
O30b - - Queen Victoria - "East India Postage" watermarked overprint "Service" (slate) (Prepared for use but not issued) 6a 8pies 1866-73 10,000/-