INDIA 1881 SGT21, T9, 11/12 Telegraph
Stock Code: P201000719
Telegraphs. 1881-82 1a dull lilac/blued, type T20 (Calcutta) opt on fiscal stamp, LEFT half used on fragment of telegram receipt, in combination with 1869-78 1r grey (Die II), 2r8a orange (Die II) and 5r orange-brown upper halves, and tied together by very fine nearly compete "(MA)HABLESHWAR 23-5 (-82)" datestamp, with the year numeral added in violet M/S. An attractive and rare usage, LEFT halves of this 1a provisional being much scarcer than its current relatively modest catalogue value would indicate.
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