India Abroad Cancels Revisited - More Cancel Scans

India Abroad Cancels Revisited - More Cancel Scans

Post by moha.. » Thu, 26 May 2005 03:30:19



I found a few more India used abroad.  

http://www.adirondack-pc.com/graphics/IndiaAbroad.jpg

The one on the left looks like Aden.  The cancel is cut off, but the
only thing that could be down there is the date.  Although I've not
heard of this place in Aden (who has?), it may have been a port or
something.

The stamp on the right is from Pondicherry, a French occupied part of
India.

I must keep my eyes open when sorting through these beasts!  Although
these may not amount to much (no world cruise), they are a cheap way
of having a wee bit more fun.

If you have any of these to post, please do so.  Thanks to all who've
helped with this.

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India Abroad Cancels Revisited - More Cancel Scans

Post by T » Thu, 26 May 2005 11:11:53


Tracy:

There are MANY collectors of Aden, especially of the Indian
stamps period.  They have their own philatelic society,
journals and books.

Aden Cantonment was one of the MAJOR post offices of Aden.
It was located in the town of Aden, which is located inside
the crater of a volcano.  It was also the site of the major
British military camp of that era.

Aden is a peninsula about three miles long joined to the
mainland by an isthmus. At the western end Steamer Point
is a good harbour; at the eastern end the Crater, a
long-extinct volcano, is where the military barracks
were first built when Aden was annexed to British India
in 1839.

The first Aden post office opened in the Crater in 1839.
In 1858 main Aden office was moved to Steamer Point
while the Crater office became the Aden Cantonment or
Aden Camp sub-office.  Later, it was called Crater again.

Between 1871 and 1893 both Cantonment and Camp cds were
used, but after 1893 only Camp cds are known.  Steamer
Point cds were used between 1858 and 1876 concurrently
with the normal Aden cds but are much rarer.

The 3 Anna Rate paid for mailing legal papers up to 4 oz.

Your cancel is  #PM93     style  "ADEN - CANTONMENT / JA.13 /89"
Squared Circle type with three bars at each corner.
(Earliest Known Date = 28.11.1888; Latest Known Date = 19.4.1893)

For a fine (SON) cancel on a fine copy of this stamp ,
a dealer would charge you about $10.00

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In regards to the Pondicherry cancel, it is from the
Indian Post Office in Pondicherry.

The French were early rivals of the Briish for empire
in India. For many reasons, probably centering around
British control of the seas, the French lost out and
were permitted, by various treaties, to retain only
tiny settlements.

The Indian postal service maintained offices in these
possessions independently of the French post offices.

Pondicherry was the capital of the French possessions
and occupied an area of 113 square miles.

It had been lost by the French during the Napoleonic
wars but was handed back to them in 1816 and stayed
French until it was returned to India after independence.

Blair

 
 
 

India Abroad Cancels Revisited - More Cancel Scans

Post by moha.. » Thu, 26 May 2005 11:38:55




Blair -

Thanks for the info.  So, I was on the $.  Didn't know why, but maybe
someday will.  :^)

Quote:
>There are MANY collectors of Aden, especially of the Indian
>stamps period.  They have their own philatelic society,
>journals and books.

>Aden Cantonment was one of the MAJOR post offices of Aden.
>It was located in the town of Aden, which is located inside
>the crater of a volcano.  It was also the site of the major
>British military camp of that era.

>Aden is a peninsula about three miles long joined to the
>mainland by an isthmus. At the western end Steamer Point
>is a good harbour; at the eastern end the Crater, a
>long-extinct volcano, is where the military barracks
>were first built when Aden was annexed to British India
>in 1839.

>The first Aden post office opened in the Crater in 1839.
>In 1858 main Aden office was moved to Steamer Point
>while the Crater office became the Aden Cantonment or
>Aden Camp sub-office.  Later, it was called Crater again.

>Between 1871 and 1893 both Cantonment and Camp cds were
>used, but after 1893 only Camp cds are known.  Steamer
>Point cds were used between 1858 and 1876 concurrently
>with the normal Aden cds but are much rarer.

>The 3 Anna Rate paid for mailing legal papers up to 4 oz.

>Your cancel is  #PM93     style  "ADEN - CANTONMENT / JA.13 /89"
>Squared Circle type with three bars at each corner.
>(Earliest Known Date = 28.11.1888; Latest Known Date = 19.4.1893)

>For a fine (SON) cancel on a fine copy of this stamp ,
>a dealer would charge you about $10.00

>===================================================

>In regards to the Pondicherry cancel, it is from the
>Indian Post Office in Pondicherry.

>The French were early rivals of the Briish for empire
>in India. For many reasons, probably centering around
>British control of the seas, the French lost out and
>were permitted, by various treaties, to retain only
>tiny settlements.

>The Indian postal service maintained offices in these
>possessions independently of the French post offices.

>Pondicherry was the capital of the French possessions
>and occupied an area of 113 square miles.

>It had been lost by the French during the Napoleonic
>wars but was handed back to them in 1816 and stayed
>French until it was returned to India after independence.

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