Indian philately has been a favorite hobby of most of the people in India as well in other countries. For those who don’t know what the Indian philately is, then let me tell you that the study and collection of Indian postage stamps are known as Indian philately and it is quite famous among many people. It also includes the research and appreciation for stamps. But Philately includes not only the collection of stamps but also any other philately products, but here in the article, we’ll talk about the most famous Indian Stamps to collect.
Our Indian Stamps are among those countries that have a rich heritage of postal stamps. But amongst all, India is one country that has a very vast culture of Glance-catching stamps that intends to mesmerize anyone in one look. But do you know that these small pieces of paper can earn you a ton of fortune? Surprised? Well yes, these stamps are very precious and can make you rich enough to spend your whole life. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump on straight to the most valuable Indian Stamps from our Indian culture.
Valuable Stamps that you can collect
1. The 10 rupees Gandhi Stamp 1948
This Indian stamp was launched in August 1948, intending to commemorate the completion of one year of independence of India. That time, only 200 copies of the 10 rupees mahatma Gandhi stamps were overprinted by “Service” making it the least printed stamp. It was only specified to be used by the Governor General of India. Furthermore to your surprise, it is infrequent to find these stamps but can still be found. If you find even one of these stamps, then you are quite lucky to have it. Why? It’s because it holds a total value of $2,05,000. I think this value is enough to surprise you.
2. Inverted Head 4 Annas, 1854
It is considered to be one among the rarest found but the most valuable Indian stamp. These stamps were the first multicolored Indian stamp designed by the two Britishers from London, and it was issued in the year of 1854. The fact that makes it memorable is that there was an error in its printing. The error was that the Queen Victoria head was printed inverted and there are in total of 2 lakh and 60 thousand stamps. Only 28 stamps are present today. A single inverted Head 4 Annas Indian stamp priced at $1,70,500 in 2010. So you can think about how much value it will be now.
3. Four Annas- Second Printing, 1854
It is the second print of the Anna stamp that we discussed above. In this, the error was corrected; therefore, it consists of the same design as the previous one, but the only difference is that the head of Queen Victoria was appropriately organized. This single stamp holds a total of $51,200 in the market.
These are the three most valuable Indian Stamps in the market. Apart from these stamps like 2a Violet Official Provisional, 1866 and the ½ Anna blue Scinde Dawk, 152 are also the most valuable stamps that you can collect.