Philatelic Collection

THE GOVERNOR'S GANDHI SERVICE 81/2 ANNAS COVER

Lot No
89
Description
Year : 1948
This lot comprises of a Registered Air Mail cover, a letter, a reply letter and reply Reg. receipt, written by Dr. C. Rajagopalachari, the Governor General of India, to Sri Sathyananda Saraswathi Swamigal at George Town, Madras dated, 20th January 1949.
Estimate
Rs. 15,00,000 - 18,00,000

Winning Bid

₹ 33,27,922

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

The cover, with printed crown and wax seal on reverse was franked with pair of 31/2a and single 11/2a Gandhi Service stamps tied with the "GOVERNOR GENERAL CAMP P.O. 21 JAN.49" double circled date stamp, Registration and Air Mail label on front, violet Secretary's h/s 'Moore / Asstt: Secy../Office of the Private Secy. to/the Governor- General, India' and Madras arrival cds (23 JAN.49) on reverse. One of the most important and significant „GANDHI SERVICE" covers and items of Indian religion and history in general.

The content of the two letters written in Tamil is that „Sadhananda Swamigal was against the Temple entry by the Low Caste people and the Act passed by the Government permitting every citizen the equal right to enter the Hindu Temples. Swamigal forcefully invited the Governor General to withdraw the Act".

This lot comes with a certificate issued by the expert committee of B.P.A. Expertising Ltd., London.