Bombay (IN)

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Bombay (currently known as Mumbai) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, second most populous metropolitan area in India, and the fifth most populous city in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million and metropolitan area population of 20.7 million as of 2011. Along with the urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia.

India (since 1947)[edit]

Bombay postmark, circa early 1950s

British Empire period (1854-1946)[edit]

1 in rhombus lines, DC and blue linear C° BOMBAY on the 1865 issue.
Bombay * India Paid in 1866
Bombay * India Paid * and 1 on a pair in 1868
Bombay squared circle postmark on QV '3a orange' 1887
Bombay cancel in Red on QV 1R 1889
BOMBAY .. on a 1929 issue
Bombay G.P.O. postmark, Bridge Cancel Type, year 1931

First Flight Covers[edit]

BOMBAY-HYDERABAD first flight cover 1935 with BOMBAY FOREIGN cancel

Cards and Covers[edit]

1918 Bombay to Yozgat, Turkey
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Dead Letter Office (DLO) Bombay, on registered and much redirected cover to Bombay 1953


Girgaon, also spelt formerly Girgaum, is an area in southern Mumbai in Maharashtra, India.

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British Empire period (1854-1946)[edit]

GIRGAON in 1895.