Bahawalpur Collection Page Scans

The Bahawalpur set of stamps were printed from 1947 after the partition of India in 1947 until about 1953. The state was absorbed into Pakistan in 1947, but stamps were issued for internal use until 1953. It is very rare to find postally used stamps from Bahawalpur.

There is an overprint set issued on stamps of India in 1947. You will be lucky to ever see this set, and I don't have one to show you. So the stamps you will see are from the later sets as well as some Official issues which were overprinted on revenue stamps. Notice the color changes and shades of some of the issues as they can be elusive.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth, Gibbons, and Scott numbers in that order. The page images were scanned in a larger size and at a higher resolution so you can more easily see the details used in viewing them. Feel free to select the page and let it download to your screen and save it to your hard drive for viewing. If you are using a PC, selecting the page will typically open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer (or whatever you are using as your default). From there you can enlarge the size for more close-up viewing. If you are using a phone - go find a PC or a Mac. The images are 1200 pixels wide and you will go mad trying to view them on your phone.

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Bahawalpur Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
20-37 19-32 2-15 Bahawalpur 1948 Set - Page 1
      Bahawalpur 1948 Set - Page 2
O1-O16 O1-O18 O1-O15 Bahawalpur 1945 Official Stamps - Page 1
O17-O25 O19-O27 O17-O24 Bahawalpur 1946-48 Official Stamps - Page 2

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