Watercolors 1866-1877

By Year      By Implement      By Color-family

A myriad of question marks should be sprinkled over these proceedings. Deletions, insertions, tag re-assignments, dating, and color-name changes are done sporadically without notice.

Tags: The implements are accorded letter tags: A, B, C for the three circular dies, D for the ½a Kashmir single die, EF for the two parts of the First Kashmir Plate, GH for the two parts of the Visitors’ plate, I is the Iron-mine Seal, J is the Jammu plate, K and L for the 4as and 8as dies.

Approximate Chronology
A01½a black/grey-black23 Mar 1866 - Sep 1867
B011a bright ultramarine~royal blue, 24 Mar 66-Apr 66
C014as “royal blue”? (recognized as such by SG)
B021a ultramarinesMar 1866 - May? 1867
A02½a dull blue30 Mar 1866 - Jun 1866
A03½a ultramarinesApr? 1866
C024as ultramarinesApr 1866 - Mar? 1867
B031a grey-black14 Apr 1866
D00½a grey-blackessay, Aug? 1866, diag laid
D01½a grey-blackSep? 1866 - 22 Apr 1867
D02½a deep black1866?
EF0½a+1a grey-blackplate proof, Sep? 1866
E01½a grey-black9 Oct 1866 - 9 May 1867
F011a grey-black11 Mar 1867 - May? 1867
E02½a ‘blue’Apr 1867
F021a ‘blue’Apr 1867
GH0¼a+2as grey-blackplate proof, Jun? 1867
G01¼a grey-blackJun? 1867 - end
H012as buffJul? 1867
E03½a ultramarineJun 1867
F031a ultramarineseen 20 Jun 1867
E04½a deep blueJun 1867
F041a deep blueJun 1867
E05½a light blueJun 1867
L008as grey-blackdie proof, Jun? 1867
F058as Venetian redJun? 1867
F061a Venetian redseen 20 Jun 1867
J01½a+1a grey-blackAug-Sep 1867
C034as grey-blackAug-Sep 1867
J02½a+1a deep ultramarineSep? 1867
J03½a+1a deep slate violetSep? 1867
K014as myrtle-greenseen 30 October 1867
K024as sage-greenlate 1867
J04½a+1a deep bluelate 1867
C044as deep bluelate 1867
J05½a+1a deep violet bluelate 1867
C054as deep violet bluelate 1867
J06½a+1a indigoDec? 1867
C064as indigo JammuDec 1867 - Feb 1868?
C06a4as indigo SrinagarJan 1868
C071a ‘indigo’ever existent?
K034as emerald-green1868
K044as redalleged error 1868?
L018as ‘reds’1868 onward
J07½a+1a salmon orangeMay? 1868
J08½a+1a dull vermilionJan 1869
C084as dull vermilionJan 1869
J09½a+1a scarlet-red1869
C094as scarlet-red1869
B041a scarlet-red1869
A04½a scarlet-red1869 (non-postal)
J10½a+1a salmon-redlate 1869
E06½a violet blues1870
F071a brownish-orange1870
A05½ brownish-orange1870
H022as orange-yellowseen 2 May 1872
H032as gold1872?
F081a bright orange1872?
J11½a+1a orange1872
C104as orange1872
B051a orange1872
J12½a+1a orange-red1872
C114as orange-red1872
B061a orange-red1872
A06½a orange-red1872
J13½a+1a bright red1874
C124as bright red1874
B071a bright red1874
A07½a bright red1874
L028as bright red1874?
J14½a+1a bright orange-red1874
C134as bright orange-red1874
A08½a bright orange-red1874
J15½a+1a Prussian blue1874?
J16½a+1a deep black1874 special
C144as deep black1874 special
B081a deep black1874 special
A09½a deep black1874 special
J17½a+1a emerald-green1874 special
C154as emerald-green1874 special
B091a emerald-green1874 special
A10½a emerald-green1874 special
C164as yellow1874? special
B101a yellow1874? special
A11½a yellowpostal use July 1876
J18½a+1a lakeSep 1875
C174as lake1875
J19½a+1a orange-vermilion1875?
C184as orange-vermilion1875?
B111a orange-vermilion1875?
A12½a orange-vermilionOct 1875
E07½a bright blue1876
F091a orange-vermilion1876
J20½a+1a bright blue1876 special
C194as bright blue1876 special
B121a bright blue1876 special
A13½a bright blue1876 special
C204as imperial blue1876 special
B131a imperial blue1876 special
A14½a imperial blue1876 special
C214as deep black-blue1876 special
C224as carmine-red1876
A15½a carmine-red1876
A16½a brownish-reds1876
I01½a rose-red (fake?)Sep 1877


Same, Arranged by Implement
A01½a black/grey-black23 Mar 1866 - Sep 1867
A02½a dull blue30 Mar 1866 - Jun 1866
A03½a ultramarinesApr? 1866
A04½a scarlet-red1869 (non-postal)
A05½ brownish-orange1870
A06½a orange-red1872
A07½a bright red1874
A08½a bright orange-red1874
A09½a deep black1874 special
A10½a emerald-green1874 special
A11½a yellowpostal use July 1876
A12½a orange-vermilionOct 1875
A13½a bright blue1876 special
A14½a imperial blue1876 special
A15½a carmine-red1876
A16½a brownish-reds1876
B011a bright ultramarine~royal blue, 24 Mar 66-Apr 66
B021a ultramarinesMar 1866 - May? 1867
B031a grey-black14 Apr 1866
B041a scarlet-red1869
B051a orange1872
B061a orange-red1872
B071a bright red1874
B081a deep black1874 special
B091a emerald-green1874 special
B101a yellow1874? special
B111a orange-vermilion1875?
B121a bright blue1876 special
B131a imperial blue1876 special
C014as “royal blue”? (recognized as such by SG)
C024as ultramarinesApr 1866 - Mar? 1867
C034as grey-blackAug-Sep 1867
C044as deep bluelate 1867
C054as deep violet bluelate 1867
C064as indigo JammuDec 1867 - Feb 1868?
C06a4as indigo SrinagarJan 1868
C071a ‘indigo’ever existent?
C084as dull vermilionJan 1869
C094as scarlet-red1869
C104as orange1872
C114as orange-red1872
C124as bright red1874
C134as bright orange-red1874
C144as deep black1874 special
C154as emerald-green1874 special
C164as yellow1874? special
C174as lake1875
C184as orange-vermilion1875?
C194as bright blue1876 special
C204as imperial blue1876 special
C214as deep black-blue1876 special
C224as carmine-red1876
D00½a grey-blackessay, Aug? 1866, diag laid
D01½a grey-blackSep? 1866 - 22 Apr 1867
D02½a deep black1866?
EF0½a+1a grey-blackplate proof, Sep? 1866
E01½a grey-black9 Oct 1866 - 9 May 1867
E02½a ‘blue’Apr 1867
E03½a ultramarineJun 1867
E04½a deep blueJun 1867
E05½a light blueJun 1867
E06½a violet blues1870
E07½a bright blue1876
F011a grey-black11 Mar 1867 - May? 1867
F021a ‘blue’Apr 1867
F031a ultramarineseen 20 Jun 1867
F041a deep blueJun 1867
F058as Venetian redJun? 1867
F061a Venetian redseen 20 Jun 1867
F071a brownish-orange1870
F081a bright orange1872?
F091a orange-vermilion1876
GH0¼a+2as grey-blackplate proof, Jun? 1867
G01¼a grey-blackJun? 1867 - end
H012as buffJul? 1867
H022as orange-yellowseen 2 May 1872
H032as gold1872?
I01½a rose-red (fake?)Sep 1877
J01½a+1a grey-blackAug-Sep 1867
J02½a+1a deep ultramarineSep? 1867
J03½a+1a deep slate violetSep? 1867
J04½a+1a deep bluelate 1867
J05½a+1a deep violet bluelate 1867
J06½a+1a indigoDec? 1867
J07½a+1a salmon orangeMay? 1868
J08½a+1a dull vermilionJan 1869
J09½a+1a scarlet-red1869
J10½a+1a salmon-redlate 1869
J11½a+1a orange1872
J12½a+1a orange-red1872
J13½a+1a bright red1874
J14½a+1a bright orange-red1874
J15½a+1a Prussian blue1874?
J16½a+1a deep black1874 special
J17½a+1a emerald-green1874 special
J18½a+1a lakeSep 1875
J19½a+1a orange-vermilion1875?
J20½a+1a bright blue1876 special
K014as myrtle-greenseen 30 October 1867
K024as sage-greenlate 1867
K034as emerald-green1868
K044as redalleged error 1868?
L008as grey-blackdie proof, Jun? 1867
L018as ‘reds’1868 onward
L028as bright red1874?


Same, Arranged by Color-family
A01½a black/grey-black23 Mar 1866 - Sep 1867
B031a grey-black14 Apr 1866
D00½a grey-blackessay, Aug? 1866, diag laid
D01½a grey-blackSep? 1866 - 22 Apr 1867
EF0½a+1a grey-blackplate proof, Sep? 1866
E01½a grey-black9 Oct 1866 - 9 May 1867
F011a grey-black11 Mar 1867 - May? 1867
GH0¼a+2as grey-blackplate proof, Jun? 1867
G01¼a grey-blackJun? 1867 - end
L008as grey-blackdie proof, Jun? 1867
J01½a+1a grey-blackAug-Sep 1867
C034as grey-blackAug-Sep 1867
J16½a+1a deep black1874 special
C144as deep black1874 special
B081a deep black1874 special
A09½a deep black1874 special
D02½a deep black1866?
B011a bright ultramarine~royal blue, 24 Mar 66-Apr 66
C014as “royal blue”? (recognized as such by SG)
B021a ultramarinesMar 1866 - May? 1867
A02½a dull blue30 Mar 1866 - Jun 1866
A03½a ultramarinesApr? 1866
C024as ultramarinesApr 1866 - Mar? 1867
E02½a ‘blue’Apr 1867
F021a ‘blue’Apr 1867
E03½a ultramarineJun 1867
F031a ultramarineseen 20 Jun 1867
E04½a deep blueJun 1867
F041a deep blueJun 1867
E05½a light blueJun 1867
J02½a+1a deep ultramarineSep? 1867
J03½a+1a deep slate violetSep? 1867
J04½a+1a deep bluelate 1867
C044as deep bluelate 1867
J05½a+1a deep violet bluelate 1867
C054as deep violet bluelate 1867
J06½a+1a indigoDec? 1867
C064as indigo JammuDec 1867 - Feb 1868?
C06a4as indigo SrinagarJan 1868
C071a ‘indigo’ever existent?
E06½a violet blues1870
J15½a+1a Prussian blue1874?
E07½a bright blue1876
J20½a+1a bright blue1876 special
C194as bright blue1876 special
B121a bright blue1876 special
A13½a bright blue1876 special
C204as imperial blue1876 special
B131a imperial blue1876 special
A14½a imperial blue1876 special
C214as deep black-blue1876 special
F058as Venetian redJun? 1867
F061a Venetian redseen 20 Jun 1867
K044as redalleged error 1868?
L018as ‘reds’1868 onward
J08½a+1a dull vermilionJan 1869
C084as dull vermilionJan 1869
J09½a+1a scarlet-red1869
C094as scarlet-red1869
B041a scarlet-red1869
A04½a scarlet-red1869 (non-postal)
J10½a+1a salmon-redlate 1869
J12½a+1a orange-red1872
C114as orange-red1872
B061a orange-red1872
A06½a orange-red1872
J13½a+1a bright red1874
C124as bright red1874
B071a bright red1874
A07½a bright red1874
L028as bright red1874?
J14½a+1a bright orange-red1874
C134as bright orange-red1874
A08½a bright orange-red1874
J18½a+1a lakeSep 1875
C174as lake1875
J19½a+1a orange-vermilion1875?
C184as orange-vermilion1875?
B111a orange-vermilion1875?
A12½a orange-vermilionOct 1875
F091a orange-vermilion1876
C224as carmine-red1876
A15½a carmine-red1876
A16½a brownish-reds1876
I01½a rose-red (fake?)Sep 1877
J07½a+1a salmon orangeMay? 1868
A05½ brownish-orange1870
F071a brownish-orange1870
F081a bright orange1872?
J11½a+1a orange1872
C104as orange1872
B051a orange1872
H012as buffJul? 1867
H022as orange-yellowseen 2 May 1872
H032as gold1872?
C164as yellow1874? special
B101a yellow1874? special
A11½a yellowpostal use July 1876
K014as myrtle-greenseen 30 October 1867
K024as sage-greenlate 1867
K034as emerald-green1868
J17½a+1a emerald-green1874 special
C154as emerald-green1874 special
B091a emerald-green1874 special
A10½a emerald-green1874 special

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