Indian States - Alwar

Ref: P5217
  • £950.00

ALWAR. 1899 cover sent locally with two 1a brown, cancelled TIJARA JU 5 99, but then returned for additional postage and a pair of ¬ľa ultramarine were added cancelled the following day, TIJARA 6 JU 99. Tijara is a scarce cancel and any covers from Alwar with c.d.s. cancels are rare, this reportedly being the earliest known date for a datestamp. A rare and appealing cover.