INDIA 1869 SGT4/7, 9/10, 12, 15/16, 18/19 Telegraph

Stock Code: P212020124

Telegraphs. 1869-78 First wmk 1a to 8a, 1r Die II, 2r8a Die I, 5r, 14r4a, 25r Die I, 28r8a, 50r Die I, set of 11 values, with vertical 'CANCELLED' opt (Samuel type T8 - 1a, or T7), in UPPER MARGINAL BLOCKS OF FOUR with part inscriptions, brilliant part o.g. to o.g. with lower pairs mostly unmounted. Odd small perf faults or minor bends, and some upper pairs with archival adhesion at top, still overall very fine condition with lovely fresh colours. The 1a with "OF IND(ia)" (R1-2/7-8), the 2a to 28r8a matching with "(Electri)C TE(legraph)" (R1-2/15-16, values to 2r8a, or 5-6, 5r to 28r8a), and the 50r with "(Te)LEGR(aph)" (R1-2/7-8). From the colour standard sheets of 80 (1a to 2r8a) or 40 (5r to 50r) retained in the De La Rue archives. A spectacular complete set (the 10r value not existing with type T7/8 opt), very rare in blocks, with few such sets now possible, the original sheets having been progressively broken up since they first came on the market in the 1970s.


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