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 Introduction | The Overprint Types
Overprints on States, A to J | Overprints on States, K to T
The Imperial and Republican Issues | Overprints on Imperial and Republican Issues

Catalogue of Rajasthan Fiscal Overprints, Second Edition
- David Heppell

Introduction

This catalogue is based on the listings in the article "Rajasthan fiscal overprints," by Derek Brinkley, published in India Post, October-December 1998, with a Supplement in India Post, July-September 1999. The number of known types of overprint and the adhesive stamps and stamped papers on which they occur, has been considerably augmented since then.

Brinkley subsequently published two further Supplements (in India Post, February and August 2000) adding five new types and extensions of usage of several others, from information supplied by Abdul Mollah. Those Supplements were received too late for the new information to be included in the first edition of this catalogue (Princely States Report Vol.1 No.1, October 2000), but some of the new types and extensions were in fact already included in this catalogue. The others are included in this edition.

The main listing here is alphabetical, State by State (with Imperial and Republican India at the end), and within each State by numbered type, following the arrangement in Koeppel & Manners, The Court Fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India (K&M). The Imperial and Republican fiscal adhesives follow the arrangement in Barefoot, British Commonwealth Revenues, 6th edition (2000); for details and illustrations see the section on the Imperial and Republican issues, which also now includes a preliminary listing of the stamped papers of the King George VI and post-Independence periods on which Rajasthan overprints have been, are likely to be, found. I thank Martin Blatt for allowing me access to his unpublished catalogue of Imperial stamped papers and Forrest Shoemaker for supplying several scans and photocopies of stamped paper designs.

Brinkley listed the overprints by font and size, with separate sequences for the typographed (T) and handstamped (H) examples. I have divided them first by language, next by whether the inscription is enclosed within a frame or not, and thirdly by the inscription itself, with cross-references to Brinkley's numbering. Types of overprint not previously included are in red, as are extensions of known overprints to additional stamp designs. Values and colours confirmed are in green; values and colours added in this edition are in blue. At this stage I have not bothered with shades (e.g. scarlet and carmine are both listed here as "red"), unless they are listed under a separate number in K&M. ? indicates that K&M note the design type has been used for Rajasthan but don't specify with which type(s) of overprint(s).

I thank Paul Luchter, Ron Rice and Forrest Shoemaker in the USA, Anil Kumar and Abdul Mollah in India and Jiri Cerny in the Czech Republic for their valuable contributions to this catalogue. This is a catalogue in progress; new types are still being discovered. An updated catalogue with be published in forthcoming issues of PSR. I would welcome further additions to the types, usages, values or colours, or other comments, for making updated editions as complete as possible. When this preliminary stage is completed it should be possible to correlate particular overprints with definite places and dates. Please address all inquiries and information to editor@princelystates.com.
 

 Introduction | The Overprint Types
Overprints on States, A to J | Overprints on States, K to T
The Imperial and Republican Issues | Overprints on Imperial and Republican Issues

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