Some ta comparative forms: Dev. , Gur. , Guj. .

Some ta.

ćait 26 ~ April 6.


Lalla Patram.

Tibbat. Taken from the native postcard, where “Tibet” refers to “Little Tibet,” which is to say, Ladakh and Baltistan.

tīn ānā ~ three annas. Notice the different treatments of the final -n of tīn in the Dogri in this entry and the next. Here, the long-i and -n are rendered explicitly.

tīn rūpaiye ~ three rupees. The -i- and final -n of tīn are rendered by diacritics, evidently to make room for the denomination. The two horizontal bars appear over the pa-element to give -pai-. The lower section reads the same in Urdu, not Persian.

tīs ~ thirty. Again Urdu, not Persian.

tolā. A unit of weight, used for gold, letters, etc. The circumflex over the first element means o and the v-mark is -ā.

Some ţa comparative forms: Dev. , Gur. , Guj. .

Some ţa.

ţikaţ lagā-hu'a ~ stamp attached ~ stamped & hereby cancelled. The initial ţa and ka are in ligature. The pair of vertical lines make the ga, which is lengthened by the v-shaped diacritic that is here ligatured to the final ha. The final -'a is not written here, but it does appear in other examples. Anthony Bard reads an extended version of this manuscript cancellation as Tikat Lagayaor ~ ‘stamp affixed’ [London Philatelist 108, 303 (1999)]. The marking appears also on stamps of Punch, as indeed is the example shown here, with thanks to GH.

And here the same pair ka and ţa is in ligature the other way around, in kaţrā.

posţkārḍ. A transcription into Dogri elements from English. Vowels o marked by caret and ā by the v-mark.

rajisţarī ~ registered.

rajisţarī ~ registration, from English. The second line is lambar ~ number, from English. The third line is tolā, the letter weight. The last line is (here) unidentified. If a t could it be for tarīkh, date? On other types the space was used for a seal or a signature.

Syālkoţ. This marking shows part of the extraterritorial native duplex (with the obliterator portion not visible). The samvat month is baisākh.

Jasroţa, east of Jammu.

Some ţha comparative forms: Dev. , Gur. , Guj. .

Some ţha.

The last word in the lower line that looks something like a 50 is aţh ~ eight. Here, maghar aţh ~ 8 maghar ~ 20 November. This image is a restrike of the Gilgit Native duplex by Staal and Sharma 1981.

The Dogri red reads āţh ~ eight ~ अठ.

1942 māh jeţha.

jeţha 25 1947 ~ June 5 1880.

jeţh 17 ~ May 28.

jamu jeţh 19 ~ Jammu May 30.

कठुआ ~ kaţhua māg 1.

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