Duttia ½ anna black on orange paper

INDIA – 1893, Duttia ½ Anna black on orange paper – worth US.$.13,800

Duttia ½ anna black on orange paper is a prominent India Feudatory States stamps, as only four specimens exist today. From 1893 to about 1920, it issued its own stamps. The finest of four examples of Duttia ½ anna black on orange paper was sold for $13,800 at Cherrystone auction on July 26-27, 2017.

Being part of the Beville collection of worldwide stamps, the lot had a blue handstamped control mark and unused gum, as well as the certificate of authenticity from the recognized British expert Peter Holcombe.

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