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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dhar Stamp Papers K&M Type 16

Type 16 Stamp Papers of Dhar state Dated series was same as Type 15 but Year of issue was added on top of it. Wove paper. Watermarked : Many shades are seen in this series.
This series is seen with years 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909 and 1911.

Here I am giving the list of values issued Year wise. All values were not seems to be printed every time only those required were printed.

1903


332 K&M UR Value 2a
333 K&M 173 Value 4a
334 K&M 175 Value 8a
337 K&M 177 Value 1r
338 K&M UR Value 2r
339 K&M UR Value 4r
340 K&M UR Value 5r
341 K&M UR Value 10r
342 K&M UR Value 20r

1905
351 K&M 201 Value 1a
352 K&M UR Value 2a
355 K&M UR Value 5r

1906


361 K&M 221 Value 1a

1908


371 K&M UR Value 1a
372 K&M 262 Value 2a
373 K&M UR Value 4a
374 K&M UR Value 1r
375 K&M UR Value 2r
376 K&M UR Value 4r
377 K&M UR Value 5r
379 K&M UR Value 20r

1909


381 K&M 281 Value 1a
383 K&M UR Value 4a
384 K&M 288 Value 1r
385 K&M UR Value 2r
386 K&M UR Value 4r
387 K&M UR Value 5r
389 K&M UR Value 10r
390 K&M 299 Value 20r


1911


394 K&M UR Value 8a
396 K&M 329 Value 2r
397 K&M UR Value 4R
398 K&M UR Value 10r

Dhar Stamp Papers K&M Type 15

Type 15 Stamp Papers of Dhar state the Early undated series was issued in various colours Normally Anna Series in shades of Red, Rs. 1-5 in Blue and 10 Rs and above in Green. The design was Coat of Arms of Dhar State with English and Marathi Script. This series was undated and is belived to be issued between 1900 to 1903. Wove paper. Watermarked : Many shades are seen in this series.

All the stamp papers have a rubber stamp of signatures on top hand side of the paper as validity/security seal. Normally seen with only one type of Signature stamp as shown below.





301 K&M 151 Value 1a in deep red colour
302 K&M 152 Value 2a in rose colour
303 K&M 153 Value 4a in carmine colour
305 K&M 155 Value 8a in carmine colour


307 K&M 157 Value 1r in blue colour
308 K&M UR Value 2r in blue colour
309 K&M UR Value 4r in blue colour
310 K&M UR Value 5r in blue colour


311 K&M UR Value 10r in green colour
312 K&M UR Value 20r in green colour
312 K&M 164 Value 30r in green colour


315 K&M UR Value 40r in green colour
316 K&M UR Value 50r in green colour
319 K&M UR Value 100r in green colour

UR means Unrecorded Value in K&M

Monday, June 20, 2011

Type 10 Die-II


Marked in Devnagri Samvat 1954

S.No. Denomination
251 K&M UR Value 1a
252 K&M UR Value 2a
253 K&M UR Value 4a
254 K&M UR Value 6a
254 K&M UR Value 8a
255 K&M UR Value 12a
261 K&M UR Value 1r.
262 K&M UR Value 1r 8a.
263 K&M UR Value 2r
264 K&M UR Value 2r 8a
265 K&M UR Value 3r “THIREE”
266 K&M UR Value 3r 8a
267 K&M UR Value 4r
268 K&M UR Value 4r 8a
271 K&M UR Value 5r
272 K&M UR Value 5r 8a
273 K&M UR Value 6r
275 K&M UR Value 7r
276 K&M UR Value 7r 4a
277 K&M UR Value 8r
278 K&M UR Value 8r 8a
281 K&M UR Value 10r
287 K&M UR Value 12r 8a
288 K&M UR Value 14r
292 K&M UR Value 15r 8a
297 K&M UR Value 18r 8a
321 K&M UR Value 20r
327 K&M UR Value 25r
331 K&M UR Value 30r
336 K&M UR Value 36r
355 K&M UR Value 60r

Type 10 Die 1

Court Fee/Revenue/Stamp Papers


First Issues

Marked in Devnagri 'Samvat 1928' used 1873 onwards

First Stamp Papers of Dhar were Hand Stamped on Hand Made wove papers. Design was hand crafted. Some common values were made in the starting and later more values were prepared as and when required. Probably outer frame of the Die was same for all values and centre of the die value slug) was different block, hand crafted, for all values. Outer frame of the papers issued on later dates shows lot of wear mainly from the inner portion. When the die become almost illegible the outer frame of the die was recrafted and was marked in devanagri script Samvat 1954. We call the same as DIE-II. Some value slugs used in DIE-I were used in DIE-II also. It seems that DIE-I was also prepaired and/or repaired three(?) times.

abv.

KM = Koppel & Manners
UR = Unrecorded

List of Values seen in this issue till date

S.No. Denomination

051 K&M 101 Value 1a
052 K&M 102 Value 2a
053 K&M 103 Value 4a
054 K&M UR Value 6a
055 K&M 105 Value 8a
056 K&M UR Value 12a
061 K&M 108 Value 1r.
062 K&M 109 Value 1r 8a.
063 K&M 110 Value 2r,
064 K&M 111 Value 2r 8a.
065 K&M 112 Value 3r Always spelled “THIREE” r,
066 K&M 113 Value 3r 8a.
067 K&M 114 Value 4r
068 K&M 115 Value 4r 8a,
071 K&M UR Value 5r
072 K&M UR Value 5r 8a
073 K&M 117 Value 6r
075 K&M UR Value 7r
076 K&M UR Value 7r 4a
077 K&M UR Value 8r
078 K&M UR Value 8r 8a
081 K&M 121 Value 10r
083 K&M UR Value 11r
084 K&M UR Value 11r 4a
086 K&M UR Value 12r
087 K&M UR Value 12r 8a
088 K&M UR Value 13r
089 K&M UR Value 14r
091 K&M UR Value 15r
092 K&M 126 Value 15r 8a
095 K&M 128 Value 17r
096 K&M UR Value 18r
097 K&M UR Value 18r 8a
121 K&M UR Value 20r
122 K&M UR Value 21r
123 K&M UR Value 21r 8a
125 K&M UR Value 23r
126 K&M UR Value 24r
127 K&M UR Value 25r
129 K&M UR Value 27r
130 K&M UR Value 29r
131 K&M UR Value 30r
133 K&M UR Value 32r
135 K&M UR Value 35r
136 K&M UR Value 36r
137 K&M UR Value 38r
141 K&M UR Value 40r
142 K&M UR Value 43r
144 K&M UR Value 45r
146 K&M UR Value 48r
151 K&M UR Value 50r
155 K&M UR Value 60r
157 K&M UR Value 64r
161 K&M UR Value 76r
166 K&M UR Value 84r
171 K&M UR Value 92r
176 K&M UR Value 108r
178 K&M UR Value 124r
180 K&M UR Value 132r
183 K&M UR Value 156r
186 K&M UR Value 180r
190 K&M UR Value 300r
193 K&M UR Value 375r
195 K&M UR Value 400r

Dhar State

Formerly Central India (Bhopawar) Agency, Malwa; now in Madhya Pradesh.
Location : Lying between 21°57 and 23°15’ north, and 74°37’ and 75°37’ east. Bordered on the north by Ratlam; east by parts of Gwalior and Indore; on the south by Barwani, and on the west by Jhabua and portions of Gwalior and Indore.
Area : 1,800 square miles.
Population : 243,430 (1931).
History : The Puar Rajputs, the ancestors of the last ruling family, were established in Dhar long before the Christian Era. The celebrated Rajas Vicramaditya and Bhoj are said to have reigned in Dhar. Vicramaditya transferred the capital from Ujjain to Dhar. The present Dhar dynasty was founded in 1729 by Udaji Rao Ponwar a distinguished solider who received the territory as a grant from the Peshwa. During the Pindhari raids, the state’s territory was whittled away until it was restored in size in 1819 when it was taken under protection by the British. The name of the state was taken from the old city of Dhar long famous as the capital of the Paramura Rajputs. The state was confiscated for rebellion in 1857 but was restored in 1864 with the ‘usual’ reduction in territory.
Revenue Stamps : Between 1920-1921 and 1925-1926, the receipts from the sale of stamps averaged about 46,000 rupees annually.
Capital : Dhar City.
Rulers : Rajput
Maharaja Anand Rao Puar IV, born 1920, adopted 1926 (1926-1947).
Maharaja Sir Udaji Rao Puar (1898-1926)
Raja Anand Rao Puar III (1864-1898).

Reference : The Court fee and Revenue Stamps of the Princely States of India by Adolph Koeppel and Raymond D. Manners

In this Blog I will share some of the items from my collection of Dhar. Readers are requested to send their suggestions/opinions about this blog. Questions from readers are also welcome.