INDIA – 1929, King George V definitive with a watermark – worth US.$.16,750





King George V definitive with a watermark

1929 King George V definitive with a sideways watermark is a unique variety of India’s definitive stamp. The single used stamp’s genesis is uncertain, though there are a couple of theories that exists today. A hole in the unprinted sheet could have been patched with a slip of stamp paper rotated 90 degrees. Accompanied by a 1997 Royal Philatelic Society London certificate, 1929 King George V definitive with a sideways watermark was auctioned for $16,750 by Christoph Gaertner during its 35th philatelic sale on Oct. 11-15, 2016.



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