King George VI - India Collection Page Scans

The India King George VI era set of stamps were printed from 1938 until about 1950. India gained their independence in 1947, so there is some argument for collecting only the first set. In addition to the definitive issues, there are also Official sets to consider. Ultimately, you can decide what makes sense for you.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth, Gibbons, and Scott numbers in that order. The color shades are those identified by Commonwealth. These sets were produced in large quantities, so if you accumulate enough copies I would expect to find more variation than what is shown in the catalogs.

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.

Please be patient if it takes a few minutes for each page to load.

India - King George VI Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-19, 32a 247-264, 277 150-167a India 1937 Set - Page 1
      India 1937 Set - Page 2
      India 1937 Set - Page 3
20-32 265-276 168-179 India 1940 Set
34-52 309-364 207-222 India 1949 Set - Page 1
      India 1949 Set - Page 2
S9-S12 305-308 203-206 India 1948 Gandhi Set
O1-O7 O135-O141 O97-O103 India 1937 Official Set
O9-O19 O143-O150 O105-O112 India 1939 Official Set
O20-O32 O151-O164 O113-O125 India 1950 Official Set
Not Listed O165-O174,
India 1957 Official Set

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India King George VI Stamps for sale
Web pages describing various sets from the British Colonies
Index to KGVI Stamps Web Sites
Web pages with links to full page scans from the KGVI Stamps Reference Collection
Index to KGVI Stamps Collection Page Scan Sites
Links to other British Colonial Stamp Sites