India & States
The popularity of rare Indian stamps and their value has skyrocketed in recent years among stamp collectors, and it’s now one of the most popular countries in the hobby. Some of the most rare Indian stamps such as the Inverted Head 4 Annas, 1854 have sold for over £100,000 at auction. The attention is well deserved as India has a long and rich history going back millennia which should fascinate any stamp collector.
Although its constituent States, both Convention and Feudatory, suffered decades of unpopularity, now the 'primitive' nature of many of the stamp designs appeal to the modern age. Discoveries may still be made by the observant collector, with the locally-produced issues lending themselves to detailed study, although most collectors will find that a simple one-of-each approach is enough of a challenge!
To help you navigate this vast area of the hobby Stanley Gibbons have a great selection of Indian Stamps for sale to build your collections.