INDIA 1882-94 Revenue Engraver's Proof Set
Stock Code: P190006489
KGV Key Type: c.1914 group of twenty one unappropriated master die proofs on glazed card denominated 2a to 1000r, all handstamped "CANCELLED" in red reading diagonally upwards, affixed to pages (220x355mm) from the proof book presented to Royal Mint engraver H.A. Richardson on his retirement, (at which point the red handstamp was applied), each annotated below with their De La Rue die number. Page 270 bears the 2a- 4r values, the 20r-100r values removed from the reverse side and affixed to a facsimile of page 271 for display. A unique and spectacular group never before available to collectors, these designs subsequently utilised for a myriad of issues both within India, and across the Persian Gulf. Superb!
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