Travancore – Cochin

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On Stamp Of Cochin

Travancore Cochin – On July 1st, 1949 the united State of Travancore and Cochin was formed by the merger of the two former princely states of Travancore and Cochin (the name was changed in 1951 to the State of Travancore-Cochin). Presently, these former states are part of the new state of Kerala.
At the time of the merger, stamps of Travancore were overprinted with denominations in Indian currency and a stamp of Cochin was overprinted U.S.T.C.
These stamps became obsolete on July 1, 1951.

Click here to see all stamps from Travancore – Cochin in this exhibition.

History

This combined state of India existed between 1949 and 1956, and was called, first, the United State of Travancore and Cochin, and then the State of Travancore-Cochin, and also referred to as Thiru-Kochi.  The ruler of Travancore became governor or “Rajpramukh” of the state; and the Maharaja of Cochin declined all further powers and titles.
A campaign was launched for the merger of Tamil-speaking southern areas of Southern Travancore to join Madras State.  Violence broke out and, in 1956, four southern parts of Travancore did, indeed, join with Madras state to form the new state of Kerala.

Travancore – Cochin
1949
Typographed overprints on stamps of Cochin

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On Stamp Of Cochin

Travancore – Cochin
1949
Typographed overprints on stamps of Travancore

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2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 12,5
travancore-cochin-02-two-pies-on-six-cash-blackish-violet-imperforate
2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Imperforated
travancore-cochin-03-two-pies-on-six-cash-blackish-violet-perforated-twelve
2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 12
travancore-cochin-04-two-pies-on-six-cash-blackish-violet-inverted-surcharge
2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 12.5
Inverted Surcharge
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2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-06-two-pies-on-six-cash-blackish-violet-imperforate-between-horizontally
2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 12
Imperforate Between Horizontally
travancore-cochin-07-two-pies-on-six-cash-blackish-violet-vertical-pair-imperforate
2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 12
Vertical Pair Imperforate Between Horizontally
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2 Pies On Six Cash Blackish Violet
Perforated 12
Block Of Four
Imperforate Both Between Horizontally And Vertically
travancore-cochin-09-four-pies-on-eight-cash-perforated-12,5
4 Pies On 8 Cash
Perforated 12.5
travancore-cochin-10-four-pies-on-eight-cash-perforated-11
4 Pies On 8 Cash
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-11-four-pies-on-eight-cash-perforated-twelve-vertical-pair-imperf
4 Pies On 8 Cash
Perforated 12
Vertical Pair Imperforate Between
travancore-cochin-12-four-pies-on-eight-cash-perforated-twelve
4 Pies On 8 Cash
Perforated 12
travancore-cochin-13-half-anna-on-one-cash-yellow-green-perforated-12,5
1/2 Anna On 1 Cash Yellow-green
Perforated 12.5
travancore-cochin-14-half-anna-on-one-cash-yellow-green-perforated-11
1/2 Anna On 1 Cash Yellow-green
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-15-half-anna-on-one-cash-yellow-green-perforated-12
1/2 Anna On 1 Cash Yellow-green
Perforated 12
travancore-cochin-16-half-anna-on-one-cash-yellow-green-perforated-12-surcharge-inverted
1/2 Anna On 1 Cash Yellow-green
Perforated 12
Surcharge Inverted
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1/2 Anna On 1 Cash Yellow-green
Perforated 12
Vertical Pair Imperforate Between
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1 Anna On 2 Cash Orange
Perforated 12.5
travancore-cochin-19-one-anna-on-two-cash-orange-perforated-11
1 Anna On 2 Cash Orange
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-20-one-anna-on-two-cash-orange-perforated-12-vertical-pair-imperforate
1 Anna On 2 Cash Orange
Perforated 12
Vertical Pair Imperforate Between
travancore-cochin-21-one-anna-on-two-cash-orange-perforated-12
1 Anna On 2 Cash Orange
Perforated 12
travancore-cochin-22-one-anna-on-two-cash-orange-imperforate-pair
1 Anna On 2 Cash Orange
Imperforate Pair
travancore-cochin-23-one-anna-on-two-cash-orange-perforated-12-horizontal-pair-imperforate
1 Anna On 2 Cash Orange
Perforated 12
Horizontal Pair Imperforate Between
travancore-cochin-24-two-annas-on-4-cash-red-perforated-12,5
2 Annas On 4 Cash Red
Perforated 12.5
travancore-cochin-25-two-annas-on-4-cash-red-perforated-11
2 Annas On 4 Cash Red
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-26-two-annas-on-4-cash-red-perforated-12
2 Annas On 4 Cash Red
Perforated 12
travancore-cochin-27-two-annas-on-4-cash-red-compound-perforations
2 Annas On 4 Cash Red
Compound Perforations
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3 Annas On Cash Pale Blue
Perforated 12.5
travancore-cochin-29-three-annas-on-seven-cash-pale-blue-perforated-11
3 Annas On Cash Pale Blue
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-30-three-annas-on-seven-cash-pale-blue-perforated-12
3 Annas On Cash Pale Blue
Perforated 12
travancore-cochin-31-three-annas-on-seven-cash-blue-perforated-11
3 Annas On Cash Blue
Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-32-six-annas-on-fourteen-cash-turquoise-green-perforated-12,5
6 Annas On Fourteen Cash
Turquoise-green Perforated 12.5
travancore-cochin-33-six-annas-on-fourteen-cash-turquoise-green-perforated-11
6 Annas On Fourteen Cash
Turquoise-green Perforated 11
travancore-cochin-34-six-annas-on-fourteen-cash-turquoise-green-perforated-12
6 Annas On Fourteen Cash
Turquoise-green Perforated 12

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