A comparison of the genuine and forged examples
of first issue stamps from selected countries

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All Wadhwan stamps were lithographed from seven different stones from a single die.

India, Feudatory State, Wadhwan, Genuine« Back


1888, Wadhwan, Scott #1, (S.Gibbons #1b), Genuine

(1.) Pin perforated all around (gauge 6.5). The outer edges of the sheet are not perforated. (2.) Thin paper (approximately .0022"). (3.) Stone I. Sheet size is unknown. (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J.Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1888, Wadhwan, Scott #2, (S.Gibbons #1), Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12.5 (large holes). The outer edges of the sheet are not perforated. (2.) Thin paper (approximately .0022"). (3.) Stone I. Sheet size is unknown. (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J.Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1888, Wadhwan, Scott #2, (S.Gibbons #2), Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12.5 with irregular small holes, broad teeth. The outer edges of the sheet are not perforated. (2.) Thin paper (approximately .0020"). (3.) Stone II. Sheets of 42 stamps, 6 rows x 7 columns. (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J.Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1888, Wadhwan, Scott #2, Used, Genuine, 11-grid Cancel

(1.) Perforated 12.5. The outer edges of the sheet were not perforated. (2.) Thin paper (approximately .0022") (3.) 11-grid cancel is found most commonly on Scott #2 and some Scott #1's. (4.) Hairline after "F" of half. (5.) Stone III, Sheet size is 40 stamps, 10 rows x 4 columns. position 3/1. (6.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J.Benns. Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1889, Wadhwan, Scott #3, (S.Gibbons #3), Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12.5. The outer edges of the sheet are not perforated. (2.) Thick paper (approximately .0032"). (3.) Stone III, Sheet size 40 stamps, 10 rows x 4 columns. This stamp is from position 8/3. (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J.Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1889, Wadhwan, Scott #3, Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12.5. The outer edges of the sheet are not perforated. (2.) Thick paper (approximately .0033") (3.) Stone III, Sheets of 40 stamps, 10 rows x 4 columns, This stamp is position 3/3. (4.) Hairline after "F" of half. (5.) Black on buff. (6.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan by R. J. Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs


1889, Wadhwan, Scott #3, (S.Gibbons #5), Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12 x 12. All outer edges of the sheet are also perforated. (2.) Thick paper (approximately .0039"). (3.) Stone VI, 30 stamps, 6 rows x 5 columns, This stamp is from position 2/1. (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J. Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1889, Wadhwan, Scott #3 (variety), (S.Gibbons #5a), Perf 11 at bottom, Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12x12x11x12. The outer edges of the sheet are not perforated at the top or the right. (2.) Thick paper (approximately .0044"). (3.) Stone IV. Sheet size is 32 stamps, 8 rows x 4 columns. this stamp is from position 7/2. Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan" by R.J. Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


1889, Wadhwan, Scott #3, (S.Gibbons #6), Genuine

(1.) Perforated 12 x 12. All outer edges of the sheet are also perforated. (2.) Thick paper (approximately .0038"). (3.) Stone VII. Sheet size 32 stamps, 8 rows x 4 columns. This stamps is from position 7/4. (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan by R. J. Benns, Scott & Gibbons catalogs.


Wadhwan, Genuine Circular Cancel

(1.) Measures 27 mm in diameter. (2.) Usually struck in black, oily ink. (3.) Found most commonly on Scott #3 (SG #4-6). (4.) Exp: T.Balm. Ref: "The Stamps of Wadhwan by R.J. Benns, Scott and Gibbons catalogs.