Philatelic Collection

BLUE SCINDE DAWK - 1/2 ANNA BLUE (A2: SG S2) 1852

Lot No
21
Description
Large balanced margins, central bar. The first stamp of India and Asia were produced under the authority of a Provincial Commissioner of Sind, now in Pakistan.
Estimate
Rs. 3,50,000 - 4,50,000

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Mr. Bartle Frere, the then commissioner of Sindh with the help of Mr. Edward Lees Co??fey, the Postmaster of Karachi issued the first stamps for India, now famous as "Scinde Dawk". The blue stamps were made by simultaneous printing and embossing. The location of production of these stamps is not known for sure, however it is believed that the stamps were ordered from Thomas De La Rue & Company in London, and the embossing device manufactured by De La Rue. These stamps were withdrawn on September 30, 1854, being replaced by the East India Company stamps. The remainders were soon after destroyed.

This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972. (payment only in Indian Rupees)

Provenance: Property from an important collection based in Mumbai.