Lot# 106 - Sales #3024-25

  • Lot# : 106 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, horizontal pair and single used alongside 1a imperforate (#4), all tied by Rautahat hexagonal barred cancel (used at Kadarbin) to June 23, 1881 double weight registered cover to Kathmandu, stamps paying the rate of 2a postage + 5a registry fee; this cover has a paper pouch within the envelope which was hand-sewn closed, and side flaps were affixed with wax seals (later removed); unique in several regards, being the only known use of the 2a pin-perforated on cover and the only known multiple of any First Printing stamp on cover, one of the great rarities of Southern Asian philately, ex-Gupta, Singer
    Start Price : 20,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold