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Pakistan's First online Stamps Catalogue---Siddiqui Catalogue

Editor A.I. Siddiqui

Pakistan 1947

 
 

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British Indian Postage Stamps Overprint "PAKISTAN" Introduced on 1st October 1947
 
 
       

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3P.   Slate
˝ a.  Purple
9p.   Green
1a.   Carmine
1˝a. Dull Violet
2a.   Vermillion
3a.   Bright Violet
3˝a. Bright Violet
4a.   Brown
6a.   Turquoise
8a.   Slate-Violet
12a.  Lake
14a.  Purple
Rs. 1 Grey & Red Brown
Rs. 2 Purple & Brown
Rs. 5 Green & Blue
Rs.10 Purple & Claret
Rs.15 Brown & Green
Rs.25 Slate Violet & Porn
 

Set 1-19

 

30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
50.00
50.00
75.00
100.00
200.00
100.00
150.00
500.00
1000.00
1500.00
3000.00
3000.00
5000.00
8000.00

 

22875.00

30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
30.00
50.00
50.00
75.00
100.00
200.00
100.00
150.00
500.00
1000.00
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3000.00
3000.00
5000.00
8000.00

 

22875.00

No 14-19 were printed in gutter sheets but only few blocks exist at this time.

The 1a. 3p.(Bistre) SG 269 with the Peshawar print is being sold in the local market at Rs.100.00 mint or used.

No. 14-19 were printed in gutter sheets but only few block exist at this time. 

Stamps No. SG 259 to 268 and 269a to 277 (King George VI) Indian postage stamps were overprinted by Litho at Nasik as type 1 = 3p. to 12a (No. 1 to 12) and type2 = 14a to Rs.25.00 (No. 13 to 19).Since Pakistan was a part of India until 14th of August 1947, stocks of Indian stamps had already been distributed throughout the country.
Initially, Pakistan continued to use Indian stamps without surcharge but from 1st of October 1947, Indian stamps, both ordinary and service, overprinted “Pakistan” were issued. These were overprinted by the Security Press at Nasik. Indian ordinary stamps remained valid for postage until 1st of November 1947, date later extended to 21st December 1947. Indian stamps could be exchanged for Pakistan stamps for three months after that date at face value and still later at a discount. Service stamps were to be exchanged by 31st December 1947 but the date was later extended until 15th February, 1948 and ultimately to 31st March, 1948.
It was originally the intention to recall all Indian stamps from the post office and treasuries and send them to Nasik for overprinting. The Nasik Press, however, was working overtime to cope with these and other orders and in about November 1947 a consignment of stamps to the Punjab was burnt by a mob at Delhi railway station. It was apparently then decided to commence local overprinting for, on 20th November 1947 the Revenue Commissioner North West Frontier Province recalled stocks of Indian service stamps from all the treasuries for overprinting in the Provincial Government Press.
Owing to the inexorable march of events, arising out of the incredible sufferings and hardships of millions who migrated to Pakistan massive  shortages of stamps occurred in many places. It was therefore necessary to supplement the Nasik prints by overprinting locally in Pakistan. Machine printed, hand stamped, typewritten and manuscript overprints thus appeared in many places and under varying conditions. Some were sanctioned by the Central or Provincial Governments and others by lesser authorities down to the village postmaster. They all, consistently, defrayed postage on both internal and foreign mail for many months and thus had as world-wide franking power as the definitive issues, with the added attraction of the poignant human interest which formed the background. Though locally overprinted they are thus not locals in real sense of the word. It is impossible to discuss all these issues, and varieties in the catalogue. The collector’s interested in detail study may refer to the following books.

Pakistan Overprint on Indian Stamps and Postal Stationary 1947-1949 By R. Doubledy & UAG Isani
 
Pakistan Overprint on Indian Stamps 1947-1949 (By UAG Isani and Col. D.R. Martin)
   
 
     
     
 

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