INDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (SG 66; Scott 29).
Horizontal strip of three and single, used with 8a Rose (SG 65; Scott 28),
cancelled or tied by indistinct oval cancels on 1866 registered cover to Bordeaux, France,
Madras G.P.O. Dec. 22 registered tombstone backstamp, Bombay transit and Bordeaux arrival backstamps, "PD" and "Charge" handstamps, 6a stamps with typical surface faults (not mentioned on certificate)
FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THE 1866 6-ANNA PROVISIONAL STAMP ON REGISTERED COVER TO FRANCE.
From our 1987 Rarities of the World Sale. With 2014 R.P.S. certificate.
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