Four Annas Second Printing stamp

INDIA – 1854, Four Annas Second Printing stamp – worth US.$.51,200

1854 Four Annas (Second Printing) is one of the country’s first issues, consisted of simple designs showing a profile bust of Queen Victoria, the country name “India” and the denomination in words “four annas.” The stamps were printed locally and issued imperforate. This particular stamp that once was a part of a famous collection of Maurice Burrus, was sold for triple its presale estimate, or the equivalent of $51,200 at Spink auction that took place in September, 2016.

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