INDIA 1866 SGT6/8, 10, 12/13, 16, 19 Telegraph

Stock Code: P212019764

Telegraph. 1866 (late Nov) 4a to 50r set of eight die proofs of the original values for the 1869 issue (the 1r, 2r8a and 10r to 50r all Die I) IN ADOPTED COLOURS on glazed card with 3mm margins, each with two vertical strikes of handstamped "SPECIMEN." opt (Samuel type T10), and affixed to individual pieces of card (c.33x66mm). The designs scored around (apparently with a view to further reduction in size which was not proceeded with), and some other faults (the 25r and 50r faded, peripheral gum marks and scuffs), nevertheless a unique and spectacular set of "working" proofs, of a most unusual character. Ex De La Rue archives. [In 1978 Samuel identified the type T10 opt as "local", but this set confirms its De La Rue origin.]


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