In 1907 three stamps were issued which were Afghanistan's first "western" style stamps. The values were 1 abasi, 2 abasi and 1 rupee. They were initially issued imperf, then rouletted, then perforated. However it seems that the quantities of perforated stamps were not great so that imperf stamps are still found, particualarly of the 1 abasi, after the introduction of the perf stamps.
1 abasi pair in a deep shade.Multiples of this value are scarce. 1 abasi complete pane of six. A sheet had three panes, but I know of no complete sheets
2 abasi sheet of 18, 3 panes of 6, 1 tete-beche.
1 Rupee sheet of 16
1 Rupee part sheet of 12 in blue green.
The imperfs used: 1 abasi in blue and in green, 2 abasi blue, and 1 rupee in blue and in green
1 abasi imperf on cover from Peshawar to Kabul, June 1907.
1 abasi imperf on cover from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul, November 1907.
2 abasi imperf on registered cover from Jalalabad, February 1910.
The rouletted issue
The perf issue used and mint: the 1 abasi perf may not exist mint
The 1 rupee imperf between
1 abasi perf used on cover from Kabul, June 1908
2 abasi perf on cover from Kabul to Jalalabad
1 rupee perf used on cover front from Mazar-i-Sharif, 1908.
1 rupee on piece with fake
cancel of Kabul. See the Postmark Chapter for a clearer example of this
cancel. A giveaway is the lack of stars around "Kabul". Such a cancel did not appear until 1916.
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