This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...proper. The design is said to consist of the Nawab, s signature, and it may have been his own frank stamp. But very few copies have been met ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...proper. The design is said to consist of the Nawab, s signature, and it may have been his own frank stamp. But very few copies have been met with. HONGKONG. ADHESIVE STAMPS. 1862-71. 1. Profile of Queen Victoria, with diadem, to left on lined rectan-gular disk, in a white frame, with Grecian pattern in angles and Chinese characters at sides; inscription above and value be-neath. HONGKONG. Col. imp. rect., perf. b. Wmkd. cc. and crown. 1863. 2 cents, brown; 4 c, deep greylilac; 8 c. orange, lemon; 12 c, pale blue; 24 c, light green; 30 c, vermilion; 48 c, rose. 1865. 96 cents, yellowish brown, grey-black. 1871. 30 cents, mauve. INDIA.' ADHESIVE STAMPS. 1854. 1. Profile of Queen Victoria, with diadem, to left on solid rectangular disk; arched pattern at sides; crosses in upper angles, and value in lower margin. india. Col. imp., rect. Wmk. covering entire sheet of stamps, and consist Prior to the adoption of the first-issued type, an essay of a very elegant design was engraved on steel, and would have been employed, but some delay occurred in cutting the die, and by order of the Governor-General the design ultimately issued was hurriedly and roughly produced, in order to permit of the immediate employment of stamps. Such is the account given by Colonel Mainwaring in The Stamp-Cnlleclor's Magazine for January, 1874. He describes the rejected design as follows: "Lion trippant under palm-tree, on plain-coloured oblong disk, open lace border, oblong, value below in words." A correspondent of Tlie i-tamp-Collcctor's Magazine has since come forward to say that he possesses a specimen of it, the first that has hitherto been heard of. ing of arms in oval, inscribed Stamp Office in centre, and an exterior waved border. Half anna, an., red. red, deep blue, pal...
Good. Collectible 1875 Sixth Edition of Dr. John Edward Gray's postage stamp catalogue. All countries featured. Bound in brown pebbled cloth. Beveled boards. Stamped in gilt and black. Densely illustrated. Scarce. 524 pp. 7 1/8" x 5 3/4". Tight copy with light shelf wear and scattered spotting to board cloth. Small tear to head of spine panel. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.
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