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The Overprint Types

Within each group the overprints are listed in descending order of the length of the inscription, regardless of any frame or final stop. The dimensions of the frame, if present, are also given. In the cases of text with both upper and lower case letters, the height of the upper case letter(s) is given first, followed by the height of the lower case letters in parentheses. In English inscriptions ascenders and descenders are ignored; thus the measurement of "Rajasthan" would indicate the height of the "R" followed by the height (in parentheses) of the "a", "s" or "n", not the "j", "t" or "h". In Hindi inscriptions the height is that of the longest letter, which may not be the same letter in different overprints. Some rounding up or down has been done. As full stops (periods) are often difficult to see, all measurements exclude full stops even when they are clear. They are, however, useful for identification of overprint types, and have been mentioned in passing. In the case of handstamps some degree of distortion takes place, depending on the severity of the strike, the surface it is on and how long it has been in use. It is also possible that some handstamps were made up from individual letters which may shift with time and account for small discrepancies in length between different samples of the same overprint. Measurements should therefore be used only as an approximate guide. In some cases the measurement of the handstamped examples may vary by up to 1 mm because of the spread of the ink into the paper.

The range of colours recorded for each overprint is indicated below, but for each stamp or stamped paper type only the confirmed colours are shown. If no colour has yet been confirmed, black or violet have been entered as default values for typographed and handstamped overprints respectively. I have not attempted to be exact about the shade of ink used for handstamps. "Violet" is not the violet of the philatelic colour charts, but represents various shades between red and blue.

All overprints are handstamped unless "typographed" is indicated. For convenience of reference the overprints in English [E] are listed together, followed by the overprints in Hindi [H]. Each group is subdivided into overprints consisting only of text (usually the single word "Rajasthan") [EA, HA] and overprints enclosed on two or four sides by a "frame" (usually rectangular but sometimes circular, oval, key-shaped or consisting of parentheses). The inscriptions, in English or Hindi (Devanagari) script are assigned a lower case letter as follows:

a Rajasthan g Raj
b Pagasthan h RS
c Ragisthan i RJ
d Rajasthan State j Sanyukt Rajasthan Sarkar
e Rajasthan Rajya k Sa Ra Sarkar
f Rajasthan Sarkar

Below each overprint type is listed the types of fiscal adhesive stamp and stamped paper on which it has been found. It has not been possible to differentiate between 1948 or 1953 (CF2a or b), and 1957 or 1958 (CF3 a or b) issues of Republican court fee adhesives (which differ only in watermark) when they are attached to documents. These are arbitrarily listed as CF2 (1948 aggregate) or CF3 (1958 aggregate). When stamps off paper have been examined, they are separately listed under the appropriate code.

Overprints for Rajasthan Drought Relief and Refugee Relief are not included here, but I am preparing information about these issues for the next edition of the PSR.

= new listing since first edition (Princely States Report No.1, October 2000)

English, no frame

English, within a frame Hindi, no frame Hindi, within a frame
 



EAa1a (click to enlarge)


EAa2 (click to enlarge)


EAa2a (click to enlarge)


EAa3


EAa4 (click to enlarge)


EAa5


EAa8a (click to enlarge)


EAa9 (click to enlarge)


EAa13


EAa13a


EAa15


EAa17


EAa21

English, no frame, "Rajasthan" text

EAa Rajasthan
EAa1 Sans serif capitals, 62 × 4 mm (Brinkley H11a)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees.
EAa1a Sans serif capitals, 49 × 8 mm (Brinkley H11f).
Colour: red, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 55, Republican copying fees.
EAa2 Serif capitals, 43 × 5.5 mm
Note: The tops of the "A"s are pointed, unlike in types EAa2a and EAa4 where the tops are flat; in the revenues this overprint extends across three stamps, so each bears only part of the word.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF5 court fees and RV5A revenues.
EAa2a Serif capitals, 42 × 5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican copying fees.
EAa3 Sans serif capitals and small capitals, 38 × 5.5(4) mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 65.
EAa4 Serif capitals, roman font, 39 × 5 mm (Brinkley H12a, as 38 × 4.5 mm)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CC3 copying fees, CF2 and CF3 court fees. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 65, Republican copying fees and revenues.
EAa5 Serif capitals, italic font, 38 × 4.5 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Mewar type 40, Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees, Republican revenues.
EAa6 Sans serif capitals, 34 × 5mm (Brinkley H11b)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF3 court fees.
EAa7 Sans serif capitals, 34 × 3 mm (Brinkley H11c)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Dholpur type 20?, Sirohi type 10, Imperial and Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 65, Imperial revenues.
EAa8 Serif capitals, italic font, 33 × 4 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees.
EAa8a Serif capitals, italic font, 30.5 × 3.5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
EAa9 Sans serif capitals, 28 × 4 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees, Republican revenues.
EAa10 Sans serif capitals, 28 × 3 mm (Brinkley H11d)
Colour: blue, violet. On adhesives: Alwar types 16, 17, 18, 33, Republican CF2 and CF3 court fees. On stamped papers: Dholpur type 75.
EAa10a Serif capitals, 25 × 5 mm (Brinkley H12b)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Mewar type 25, Republican CF2 court fees.
EAa11 Sans serif capitals, 25 × 3 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CC3 copying fees and CF5 court fees.
EAa12 Sans serif capitals, 24 × 2.5 mm (Brinkley H11e)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF3 court fees.
EAa13 Serif upper and lower case letters, 21 × 3(2) mm, with a stop 3 mm beyond the "n"
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees.
EAa13a Sans serif capitals, 19 × 4 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Sirohi type 31. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
EAa14 Serif upper and lower case letters, 19 × 3(2) mm (Brinkley H14a)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CC2 copying fees and CF2 court fees.
EAa15 Serif upper and lower case letters, italic font, 18 × 3(2) mm (Brinkley H14d) or 18 × 2.5(2) mm (Brinkley H14b); we are now in agreement that these two types are identical
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jodhpur types 7, 8, 33, Sirohi types 10, 15, 29, 31, Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
EAa16 Typographed serif capitals, 18 × 2 mm (Brinkley T4)
Colour: black, blue. On adhesives: Imperial revenues, Republican RV2A and RV2B revenues.
varieties: (i) missing "T"; (ii) inverted
EAa17 Sans serif upper and lower case letters, 17 × 3(2) mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CC2 copying fees and CF2 court fees.
EAa18 Typographed serif upper and lower case, 16 × 2(1) mm (Brinkley T5)
Colour: black. On adhesives: Imperial and Republican court fees.
EAa19 As EAa18 but handstamped, 16 × 2(1) mm (Brinkley H14c)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican RV2A revenues.
EAa20 Sans serif capitals, 15 × 3 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Sirohi type 31. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 65.
EAa21 Manuscript, size variable
Colour: variable. On adhesives: Jodhpur types 7, 8, Sirohi types 10, 15, 18.
  English, no frame, "Pagasthan" text

EAb Pagasthan
EAb1 K&M note this error as being due to a defective letter in the handstamp, but give no other details; possibly similar to EAa19; information welcome (Brinkley H17)
Colour: violet?. On adhesives: Republican CF2 or CF3 court fees.



EAc1

English, no frame, "Ragisthan" text

EAc Ragisthan
EAc1 Serif upper and lower case letters, 22 × 5(2.5) mm (Brinkley H18, as 22 × 4 mm)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican court fees.
EAc2 K&M note a similar error "Ragistan", apparently in capitals, as being due to the Indian transliteration of the Hindi spelling of "Rajasthan" into English; they give no other details, and it is provisionally listed here (Brinkley H16)
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Dholpur type 10.



EAd2 (click to enlarge)


EAd2a (click to enlarge)


EAd3


EAd5


EAd6


EAd8


EAd9

English, no frame, "Rajasthan State" text

EAd Rajasthan State
EAd1 Sans serif capitals, 53 × 3 mm (Brinkley H7b)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Sirohi type 10, Republican CF2 court fees.
EAd2 Serif capitals, italic font, 50 × 3.5 mm (Brinkley H8a, as 52 × 3 mm)
Note: Brinkley notes in his 3rd supplement that this type has a "blob" at each end of the overprint which resemble, and may even be, speech marks. His measurement may include these as, after checking many examples, I conclude the length of the inscription excluding the "blobs" is as now given.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Alwar type 16, Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 and CF3 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial revenues, Republican revenues.
EAd2a Serif capitals, 41.5 × 3 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 60.
EAd3 Sans serif capitals, 45 × 3.5 mm (Brinkley H7a)
Colour: blue, violet. On adhesives: Alwar type 18, Bharatpur type 6, Dholpur type 12, Jaipur type 10. On stamped papers: Dholpur types 10, 20.
EAd4 Serif upper and lower case letters, 30 × 3(2) mm (Brinkley H9a)
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 55.
EAd5 Typographed serif capitals in one line, 30 × 2 mm (Brinkley T3a)
Colour: black. On adhesives: Jaipur type 10
EAd6 Serif upper and lower case letters, arched 23 × 3(1.5) mm (Brinkley H9b)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jaipur type 15, Sirohi type 15.
EAd7 Sans serif capitals in two lines, 20 × 2 mm / 13 × 2 mm (Brinkley H10a)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jodhpur (Sikar) type 26.
EAd8 Typographed serif capitals in two lines, 18 × 2 mm / 10 × 2 mm (Brinkley T3b)
Colour: black, blue, red. On adhesives: Alwar types 17, 18.
EAd9 Sans serif capitals in two lines, 17.5 × 2.5 / 12 × 2.5
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial copying fees.
  English, no frame, "Raj" text

EAg Raj
EAg1 Serif capitals, 7 × 3 mm (Brinkley H15a)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican RV4A revenues.



EAh1A

EAh1

English, no frame, "RS" text

EAh RS
EAh1A Sans serif capitals, with stops, 14 × 6 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees and RV2A revenues.
EAh1 Serif capitals, without stops, italic font, 8 × 3.5 mm; on the one example I have seen the "S" is inverted
Colour: black. On adhesives: Republican court fees.



EAi1

English, no frame, "RJ" text

EAi RJ
EAi1 Serif capitals, with stops, 9.5 × 5.5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped paper: Imperial revenues.



EBa1A (click to enlarge)


EBa1


EBa2

English, within a frame, "Rajasthan" text

EBa Rajasthan
EBa1A Sans serif capitals, 46 × 4 mm, frame rectangular, 52 × 18.5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 60, Imperial revenues.
EBa1 Serif upper and lower case letters, 19 × 3.5(2) mm, within parentheses 22 × 4 mm (Brinkley H13a)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 court fees.
EBa2 Serif upper and lower case letters, 17 × 3(2) mm, within parentheses, 20.5 × 5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.



EBd1

English, within a frame, "Rajasthan State" text

EBd Rajasthan State
EBd1 Sans serif capitals set in a circle within a circular frame 19 mm diameter (Brinkley H3)
Colour: black, violet. On adhesives: Alwar types 16, 17, 18, 33, Jaipur types 10, 15, 18, 40, 41, 42, and the Tahsildar Malarna-Chor issue, Imperial court fees and revenues, Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Alwar type 22, Tonk type 40, Imperial revenues, Republican revenues.
  English, within a frame, "Raj" text

EBg Raj
EBg1 Serif upper and lower case, 8 × 3.5(2) mm, within parentheses 12 × 4 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial revenues.



EBh1A


EBh1


EBh2


EBh3

English, within a frame, "RS" text

EBh RS
EBh1A Capitals, with stops after both "R" and "S", 10.5 × 4 mm; frame circular, 15 mm diameter
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jodhpur type 8.
EBh1 Capitals, with stops, 9 × 4 mm; frame rectangular, 16 × 10 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican RV2A revenues.
EBh2 Capitals, with stop after the "S", 8.5 × 4 mm; frame circular, 15 mm diameter
Note: The letters are the same size as in EBh1A but are closer together as there is no stop between them.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees.
EBh3 Sans serif capitals, with stop after the "S", 8.5 × 4 mm, frame rectangular, >25 (incomplete) × 18.5 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jodhpur type 8.


EBi1
English, within a frame, "RJ" text
Note: In the first edition of this catalogue this overprint was interpreted as "RI"; I now believe what I took for an "I" was a long, thin "J".

EBi RJ
EBi1 Capitals, with stops, 6.5 × 4 mm; frame rectangular, 13 × 9 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jaipur type 15.



HAa1A (click to enlarge)


HAa1B (click to enlarge)


HAa1C (click to enlarge)


HAa1D (click to enlarge)


HAa1E (click to enlarge)


HAa1 (click to enlarge)


HAa2


HAa3 (click to enlarge)


HAa3b


HAa3c


HAa4


HAa5


HAa5a


HAa5b


HAa6


HAa7


HAa8


HAa9


HAa12


HAa14


HAa15


HAa16 var. (double overprint)


HAa18 var. (inverted overprint)

Hindi, no frame, "Rajasthan" text

HAa Rajasthan
HAa1A 47 × 6 mm
Note: In this overprint the individual letters are widely spaced.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa1B 44 × 9.5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa1C 38 × 31 mm
Note: I have seen three examples of this unusual overprint, none of which is complete. All were used in the district of Sikar and Jhunjhunu in 1974. As far as I can make it out the design consists of a central figure, probably the Ashokan capital, with the word "Rajasthan", 15 × 3 mm, repeated at each corner, slightly inclined towards the centre.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa1D 35 × 6.5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa1E c. 32 × 6 mm
Note: On the revenues this overprint extends across three stamps, so each bears only part of the word; "Raja" is 14 mm long, compared with 13 mm in type HAa3 which resembles it.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican RV5A revenues.
HAa1 31 × 8 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Jaipur type 10.
HAa2 Typographed, 30 × 6 mm (Brinkley T2a)
Note: Possibly more than one type included here, as dimensions seem to vary from 28 × 5 mm to 30 × 6.5 mm
Colour: black, red. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican copying fees and court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial revenues .
HAa3 29 × 7 mm, letters upright (Brinkley H6a)
Note: Worn examples of this type may show a line below the inscription, due to inking of the edge of the handstamp. As with the typographed overprint (HAa2), more than one type may be included here as the length varies from 29 to 31 mm. Because the strikes are often incomplete these varieties cannot easily be distinguished. I have arbitrarily placed overprints 7mm high here and those 8mm high at HAa1, which measures fractionally over 31 × 8 mm.
Colour: black, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CC3 copying fees, CF2, CF3 and CF5 court fees. On stamped papers: Jodhpur type 65, Imperial court fees and revenues, Republican copying fees and revenues.
HAa3a 29 × 6.5 mm, letters slope slightly forwards
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Imperial revenues.
HAa3b 24.5 × 3.5 mm
Colour: black. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa3c 23.5 × 5 mm
Note: This and the next three types have a very similar general appearance; here the inscription slopes to the right, so the "a"s do not meet the connecting bar at right angles, and the "r" and "j" are narrower than in HAa4.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa4 23 × 6 mm
Note: Here the inscription is upright, so the "a"s meet the connecting bar at right angles; the letters are somewhat thick. My length measurement is average as the overprint tends to be slightly longer on the Imperial stamped papers.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CC2 and CC3 copying fees, CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees, Republican copying fees and revenues.
HAa5 Typographed, italic font, 23 × 5 mm (Brinkley T2b, as 23 × 4 mm)
Note: My measurement is from the stamped papers; it is possible that the overprint on the provisional court fees is different.
Colour: black. On adhesives: Republican CF4 court fees. On stamped papers: Jaipur copying fees ovpt.ed on revenues type 25, Republican copying fees ovpt.ed on revenues type SPCC4A.
HAa5a 23 × 4.5 mm
Note: Similar to HAa5 with thin well-formed letters which, when in black, look almost typographed; the "a"s slope slightly, giving this overprint an "italic" look.
Colour: black, violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa5b 23 × 4.5 mm
Note: I have seen only two blurred examples of this type, both from Jaipur 1979, but its short thick letters distinguish it from other types of similar dimensions.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa6 20 × 4.5 mm
Note: More than one type may be included here, varying between 20 and 21.5 mm in length, but I have not found any constant characters to distinguish them. The apparent difference may be due to no more than shifting of individual letters.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees, Republican copying fees and revenues.
HAa7 18 × 5 mm (Brinkley H6b)
Colour: black, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF3 and CF5 court fees. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa8 Typographed, 18 × 4 mm (Brinkley T2c)
Colour: black. On adhesives: Republican CF4 court fees. On stamped papers: Republican revenues overprinted as provisionals .
HAa9 17 × 3.5 mm (Brinkley H6c)
Note: The small "blobs" at each end of this type, noted by Brinkley, are speech marks; a similar type lacking these is HAa9a.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican 1948 CC2 copying fees and CF2 court fees.
HAa9a 17 × 3.5 mm
Note: This type is most easily distinguished from HAa9 by the lack of speech marks. I suspect more than one type may be included here but they cannot be separated until better material is available.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HAa10 Typographed, 16 × 3 mm (Brinkley T2d, as 15 × 3 mm)
Note: There has been confusion between this type and HAa12. K&M give 16 mm and 15 mm for their respective lengths, while Brinkley notes his measurements are 15 mm and 14 mm. I have seen only one type, 15 mm long, and placed these in HAa12 in the first edition of this catalogue, believing that the red (or carmine) colour occurred only in the smaller type. Having now seen and measured more material I have transferred all examples in my collection to HAa10, leaving only the examples specifically cited by K&M and Brinkley as HAa12. Further information on the smaller type would be welcomed.
Colour: black, crimson, red. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 court fees.

15.5 × 3 mm
See note above at HAa1C (38 × 31 mm).
HAa11 15 × 4 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF5 court fees.
HAa12 Typographed, 15 × 2.5 mm (Brinkley T2e, as 14 × 2.5 mm)
See note above at HAa10.
Colour: black, blue, red. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 and CF4 court fees.
HAa13 15 × 2.5 mm
Colour: black, blue, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 court fees.
HAa14 14 × 3 mm
Note: This may include more than one type, but these cannot be separated until clearer strikes are available for study.
Colour: black, blue, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF2 and CF3 court fees, Republican RV5A revenues and KT3 special adhesives. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees, Republican revenues.
HAa15 Typographed, 12 × 2 mm (Brinkley T2f)
Colour: black, red. On adhesives: Imperial revenues, Republican revenues .
HAa16 Typographed, 11 × 2 mm (Brinkley T2g)
Colour: black, red?. On adhesives: Imperial revenues, Republican revenues .
HAa17 As HAa16, but divided into two lines by a hyphen after "Ra" (Brinkley T2g(i))
Colour: black. On adhesives: Republican RV3 revenues .
HAa18 Typographed, 10 × 1.5 mm
Colour: black. On adhesives: Republican RV5 revenues .
  Hindi, no frame, "Rajasthan Sarkar" text

HAf Rajasthan Sarkar
HAf1 56 × 7 mm
Colour: violet. On blank paper stamped with Mewar Court Fee adhesives.



HBa1A (click to enlarge)


HBa1 (click to enlarge)


HBa1a (click to enlarge)


HBa2


HBa2a (click to enlarge)


HBa4 (click to enlarge)


HBa5 (click to enlarge)


HBa5a (click to enlarge)


HBa5b (click to enlarge)


HBa6


HBa7


HBa7b (click to enlarge)


HBa8


HBa10


HBa11


HBa11a


HBa13


HBa14 (click to enlarge)

Hindi, within a frame, "Rajasthan" text

HBa Rajasthan
HBa1A 42 × 6 mm; frame rectangular, with alternating dots and lines, 55.5 × 21 mm; "Raja" and "stan" separated by Ashokan capital.
Note: I have seen a few examples with the frame almost or completely missing.
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa1 30 × 7 mm; frame rectangular, 38 × 13 mm (Brinkley H4a)
Colour: blue, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CC5 copying fees and CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Alwar type 22, Alwar court fees ovpt.ed on revenues type 22, Imperial court fees and revenues, Republican revenues and SPRV6C provisional.
HBa1a 29 × 6 mm; frame rectangular, 33 × 12 mm
Note: I have seen one example in which the inscription measures 31mm; I think this is due to a damaged handstamp, as the "n" of "Rajasthan" is touching the right frame line. In worn examples much of the frame may be missing. This type is very similar to HBa2, but the inscription is much closer to the top frame line than to the bottom; in HBa2 the inscription is set equally between them.
Colour: blue, violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa2 27.5 × 7 mm; frame rectangular, 32 × 13 mm (Brinkley H4b)
Colour: red, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees, Republican CF3 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees and revenues.
HBa2a 24 × 3 mm; frame rectangular, round dots as corners of frame, 27 × 15 mm; "Raja" and "stan" separated by Ashokan capital
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa3 23 × 5 mm; frame rectangular, 31 × 14 mm
Colour: blue, violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees; the same or a very similar overprint occurs on Republican CF3 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees.
HBa4 23 × 4 mm; frame rectangular, 35 × 10 mm (Brinkley H4d)
Note: The inscription has a slightly "italic" slope; there are round dots at the corners of the frame.
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CC2 and CC3 copying fees, CF3 court fees. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa5 22.5 × 6 mm; frame rectangular, sides of repeating diamonds, 30 × 14 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF3 court fees.
HBa5a 22.5 × 4.5 mm; frame rectangular, 31 × 14 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa5b 18.5 × 4.5 mm; frame rectangular, 34 × 10.5 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa6 18 × 4.5 mm; frame a double circle 31 mm diameter, with Ashokan capital above inscription
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF5 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees.
HBa7 18 × 4 mm; within parentheses 22 × 5 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees.
HBa7a 17.5 × 4.5 mm; frame rectangular, 27 × 11 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa7b 17.5 × 3.5 mm; frame a double circle 46.5 mm diameter
Note: Not really an overprint, but this dated handstamp establishes the Rajasthan usage. The text is set in a circle within the circular frame, with "Rajasthan" at the bottom; the remainder of the text is mostly illegible in the examples I have seen, but the last word is "Jaipur".
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa8 17 × 4 mm; frame rectangular, 22 × 12 mm (Brinkley H4c)
Colour: blue, black, violet. On adhesives: Jaipur type 10, Imperial copying fees and court fees, Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Imperial court fees.
HBa9 17 × 3.5 mm; frame rectangular, 29 × 11 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees.
HBa10 17 × 3.5 mm; frame rectangular with concave radiused corners, 31 × 17 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees.
HBa10a 16.5 × 4 mm, frame rectangular, 23 × 12 mm
Colour: black. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees.
HBa11 16 × 3.5 mm; frame oval, 26 × 20 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican CF2 court fees.
HBa11a 16 × 3 mm; frame a double circle 21 mm diameter
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa11b 16 × 3 mm, frame rectangular, 20 × 9 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial court fees.
HBa11c 14 × 4 mm; within square brackets 17 × 6 mm
Colour: blue. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
HBa12 14 × 3 mm; frame rectangular, 19 × 9 mm
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Imperial Court Fees .
HBa13 13 × 3.5 mm; within parentheses 16 × 4 mm
Colour: violet. On stamped papers: Imperial revenues.
HBa14 13 × 2.5 mm; frame a circle 28.5 mm diameter, with Ashokan capital above inscription
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Republican notarial. On stamped papers: Republican revenues.
  Hindi, within a frame, "Rajasthan State" text

HBd Rajasthan State
HBd1 Inscription in two lines, 13.5 × 3 mm / 6 × 3 mm; frame oval, 35 × 20 mm
Colour: black, violet. On stamped papers: Jaipur copying fees ovpt.ed on revenues type 25, Tonk types 35, 40.



HBe1


HBe2

Hindi, within a frame, "Rajasthan Rajya" text

HBe Rajasthan Rajya
HBe1 37 × 5 mm; frame rectangular, 53 × 14 mm (Brinkley H5a)
Colour: violet. On adhesives: Jaipur types 10, 15, 18, Republican CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Tonk types 35, 40.
HBe2 36.5 × 5 mm; frame rectangular, 43 × 14 mm(Brinkley H5b)
Colour: black, blue, violet. On adhesives: Jaipur types 10, 15, Imperial court fees, Republican copying fees and 1948 CF2 court fees. On stamped papers: Tonk type 40, Imperial revenues.
HBe3 36.5 × 4 mm; frame rectangular, 44 × 9.5 mm, closer to left than right end of inscription
Colour: black, violet. On adhesives: Imperial Court Fees.



HBj1


HBj2

Hindi, within a frame, "Sanyukt Rajasthan Sarkar" text

Note: In the first edition of this catalogue the first word of this overprint was transliterated as "Sanyuk", perpetuating an error in both K&M and Brinkley's article. I thank Anil Kumar for pointing out the correct spelling. The translation is "Government of Rajasthan Service". Sa Ra Sarkar [HBk] is the abbreviated form.

HBj Sanyukt Rajasthan Sarkar
HBj1 71 × 6 mm; frame key-shaped, 90 × 21(15) mm (Brinkley H2b)
Colour: black, blue, orange, purple, red, violet. On adhesives: Banswara type 6, Partabgarh types 5?, 7. On stamped papers: Banswara types 10, 15, Bundi type 20C, Jhalawar type 15, Kishangarh type 30, Kotah type 55, Mewar types 10, 50 and type 20 ovpt.ed for Mewar-Merwara, Partabgarh type 30, Shahpura type 25, Tonk types 35, 40. On blank paper stamped with Dungapur court fee adhesives.
HBj2 38 × 3 mm; frame key-shaped, 44 × 10(5) mm (Brinkley H2a)
Colour: black, blue, brown, red, violet. On adhesives: Banswara type 15, Bharatpur type 6, Bundi type 12, Dungapur types 9, 10, Jaipur type 10, Jaipur Khetri estate type 1, Jhalawar type 25, Kotah types 23, 30, Kushulgarh type 6, Mewar types 20, 21, 25, 28, 29, 35, 40, 41, 50, Partabgarh Types 5, 7, Shahpura type 10, Sirohi types 10, 11, 15. On stamped papers: Shahpura type 5, Tonk types 35, 40. On blank paper stamped with Dungapur court fee adhesives.



HBk1


HBk2 (click to enlarge)

Hindi, within a frame, "Sa Ra Sarkar" text

HBk Sa Ra Sarkar
HBk1 Typographed, inscription in two lines, 17.5 × 1.5 mm / 14.5 × 3 mm; frame rectangular, 17 × 22 mm, broken on the vertical sides by the characters "Sa" and "Ra" (Brinkley T1)
Note: This overprint and HBk2 were also used on the postage stamps.
Colour: black, crimson, red. On adhesives: Kotah type 44, Mewar types 71, 72.
HBk2 As HBk1, but handstamped (Brinkley H1)
Colour: black, blue, violet. On adhesives: Banswara type 29, Dungapur types 1, 6, 9, 10, Jaipur type 15, Jhalawar type 40, Kishangarh type 29, Kotah type 44, Kushalgarh type 17, Mewar types 72, 91, 92, Partabgarh type 10, Shahpura type 15.
Summary Table numbers of different overprints in each category (116 total as of April, 2001)
Text English Hindi
A
(no frame)
B
(framed)
A
(no frame)
B
(framed)
a  Rajasthan 26 3 29 25
b  Pagasthan 1 - - -
c  Ragisthan 2 - - -
d  Rajasthan State 10 1 - 1
e  Rajasthan Rajya - - - 3
f  Rajasthan Sarkar - - 1 -
g  Raj 1 1 - -
h  RS 2 4 - -
i  RJ 1 1 - -
j  Sanyukt Rajasthan Sarkar - - - 2
k  Sa Ra Sarkar - - - 2

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