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ND#1


ND#2


ND#3


ND#4


ND#5

Travancore KM#74/Travancore-Cochin KM#42

Travancore KM#74 is the 2 chuckrams court fee stamp, orange-brown in colour. Travancore-Cochin KM#42 refers to the "T.-C./1 ANNA" surcharge in black. ND#1 shows a "STATE / OF / MADRAS" (3 lines) overprint handstamped in violet. The violet "STATE OF MADRAS." handstamp shown in ND#2 is all on 1 line bordered by two lines above and two lines below the lettering. ND#3-5 show a black "STATE OF MADRAS", most likely typographed, on one line with no borders; the difference between these is the underlying KM#74 on which the perforations are 11 for ND#3, 12 for ND#4, and 12½ for ND#5.

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ND#6


ND#7


ND#8


ND#9


ND#10

Travancore KM#73/Travancore-Cochin KM#52

Travancore KM#73 is the 1 chuckram court fee stamp in blue. Travancore-Cochin KM#52 is the red "T.-C. / HALF ANNA" surcharge. The five Madras overprints in this set follow the same pattern as the previous set. ND#6 shows a "STATE / OF / MADRAS" (3 lines) overprint handstamped in violet. The violet "STATE OF MADRAS." handstamp shown in ND#7 is all on 1 line bordered by two lines above and two lines below the lettering. ND#8-10 show a black "STATE OF MADRAS", typographed, on one line with no borders; the difference between these is the underlying KM#74 on which the perforations are 11 for ND#8, 12 for ND#9, and 12½ for ND#10.

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ND#11


ND#12


ND#13

Travancore KM#82/Travancore-Cochin KM#55

Travancore KM#82 is the ¼ rupee court fee stamp in red. Travancore-Cochin KM#55 is the black "T.-C. / 4 ANNAS" surcharge. ND#11-13 show a black "STATE OF MADRAS", typographed, on one line with no borders; the difference between these is the underlying KM#82 on which the perforations are 11 for ND#11, 12 for ND#12, and 12½ for ND#13.

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ND#14


ND#15


ND#16

Travancore KM#81

Travancore KM#81 is the violet 2 anna court fee stamp. ND#14-16 show a black "STATE OF MADRAS", most likely typographed, on one line with no borders; the difference between these is the underlying KM#81 on which the perforations are 11 for ND#14, 12 for ND#15, and 12½ for ND#16.

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ND#17

Travancore KM#101/Travancore-Cochin KM#3

Travancore KM#101 is a ½ rupee court fee stamp in green. The "TRAVANCORE- / COCHIN" (2 lines) overprint in black is KM#3. The only known Nagercoil District overprint on this stamp is ND#17, showing "STATE OF / MADRAS" (2 lines) in black. Unfortunately, the punch cancel has almost totally obliterated the Madras overprint. However, enough remains to identify it as the 3rd setting (see Madras Overprints section above).

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ND#18


ND#19


ND#20


ND#21


ND#22


ND#23


ND#24


ND#25


ND#26


ND#27


ND#28


ND#29


ND#30


ND#31


ND#32


ND#33

Travancore-Cochin KM#91

A large set of Nagercoil District overprints occurs on KM#91, a green ½ rupee court fee stamp. ND#18 illustrates an error or printing flaw of the 2-line "STATE OF / MADRAS" overprint (3rd setting)-"F" for "E" in the word "STATE". It is uncertain whether this is truly an "F" or a damaged "E". ND#19-21 all show the violet handstamped "STATE OF MADRAS." in one line with horizontal lines above and below. The difference between these three is the underlying KM#91, which is perf 11 for ND#19, perf 12 for ND#20, and perf 12½ for ND#21.

The remaining overprints in this set—ND#22-33—illustrate three settings of the two-line "STATE OF / MADRAS" overprint (see Madras Overprints section above) on four perforation varieties of the KM#91 stamp, as follows:

  1st setting 2nd setting 3rd setting
KM#91, perf.11 ND#22 ND#23 ND#24
KM#91, perf.12 ND#25 ND#26 ND#27
KM#91, perf.12½ ND#28 ND#29 ND#30
KM#91, perf.13½ ND#31 ND#32 ND#33

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