1861 4a reddish purple, slightly dried gum, minor creases, otherwise v.f. example of this rare stamp, which was issued for usage throughout India where there were no telegraph offices. Due to bad publicity, most people were unaware of the existence of these stamps and the majority of stamps were withdrawn in 1869 and overprinted "Court Fee" for fiscal use,
Cat. Val. £ 3,250
Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
By: Cherrystone Auctions
Cherrystone Auctions Rare Stamps & Postal History of the World
Welcome to our Summer auction to be held on August 6-7 2019 at our New York City galleries and on CherrystoneLive.
There are 1,668 lots of rare Stamps and Postal History of the World, with properties of numerous vendors and estates sold by their order.
We begin with United States, followed by Austria, Belgium, France and Colonies, Germany and Colonies, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Scandinavian Countries. British Commonwealth is well represented with strength in Victoria and George V singles and sets. Also noteworthy is Colombia with a complete set of the 1920 Scadta vignettes unused and on individual covers. There is also a selection of Ethiopia, additional South and Central America, Asia and rest of the world.
This auction concludes with 100+ large lots and collections, which range from single country collections to multi-carton worldwide groups of stamps and covers
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