In August 1948, India celebrated the first anniversary of its independence. Indian Postal Service launched a special 10 rupees stamp depicting Mahatma Gandhi. Only 200 specimens of 10 Rupees Gandhi stamp were overprinted with “Service” and issued for the use of Governor General of India, making it the world’s least printed philatelic issue. Only 18 examples are known in existence today. A strip of four rare 10 Rupees Gandhi stamps was sold for record 500,000 pounds at Stanley Gibbons auction in April, 2017.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021