Durbar Stamps of Jaipur

2019-04-10 Wed

The Durbar stamps of Jaipur are that set of 12 bi-color stamps which were issued the Jaipur Residency of the Rajputana Agency of British India.

Today Jaipur is a part and the capital of the State of Rajasthan which lies in northwestern India. During the British Rule, Jaipur was a feudatory state in British India, as an independent princely state and an administrative unit. Jaipur issued stamps from 1904-47.

On March 14, 1931, Jaipur issued an attractive set of 12 bi-color typographed stamps. The stamps were issued to commemorate the durbar (investiture) of Maharajah Man Sing II. The stamp designs include the chariot of Surya, the sun god, an elephant with standard, a sower in armor, a blue peafowl, a royal bullock carriage, a royal elephant carriage, Chandra Palace and Amber Palace.

This set is very popular and in high demand. The set in unused hinged condition values USD 378.75 and a used set is valued at USD 2,145.

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