India 1937 KGVI 39 Rupee Hi-Values used on Registered Piece! $A50

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India 1937 KGVI 39 Rupee Hi-Values used on Registered Piece! $A50

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India 1937 KGVI 39 Rupees face of Hi-Values, used on Registered Piece! $A50

Stunning looking survivor. An amazingly high franking of 39 Rupees – a months wages in India for a local then. The 1948 10 Rupee Gandhi that followed these is cat £140 used for a single off piece as no-one there could afford it. A domestic letter cost just 3.5 Annas.

So this huge sum 39 Rupees bought 1,114 x letter rate stamps! Neatly used with crisp cds ‘CALCUTTA - 17 FEB 47 - AIR’. The piece is linen backed for strength from bursting in transit, as was mostly used on large envelopes for mailing wads of documents in this 1940s era.

The high value ‘KGVI’ series are super scarce on any kind of parcel fragment. In this post war era 99.9999% of these high values were soaked off by the nearest kid or collector … or as Rod Perry famously termed it - ‘woodchipping’. A lovely piece for any KGVI India collection, or a general KGVI collection, and selling for PEANUTS!

As a guideline, the AVERAGE annual UK gross wage in depressed, ration book, post-war UK in 1950, was just £100 - I kid you not - - around TWO quid a week gross before tax. FACT. (And paid annual leave was typically just ONE week!) And that £2 a week was the average national gross wage, not the minimum wage.

This BBC link, outlining the Food Rationing in the UK well after WW2, might surprise some - - National rationing did not totally end there until 1954. Meat, bacon, sugar, and butter were all tightly rationed across the UK, right up to the QE2 Coronation year in 1953.

So a stunning survivor – India does not (as yet) have a specialist catalogues listing high value as used on parcels fragments as we do– this would be $1000s with the high value Australia KGVI ‘Robes’ stamps of this same era and face value.

$A50 plus $3 Global Post

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