265wb c6 - square ‘G'

Always found on the Family Planning stamp, usually added to the postal stationery envelope. 

Inverted strike
R.C.Batia reports, 'These stamps were purchased by me personally from Howrah Station Post Office. I don't have used examples but certainly they should exist. 
The interest in this item, which, unlike so much of the unused material that comes to market, has a provenance and is recognisably the same handstamp as my used examples, is that the overprints appear to be set in a large block, or a row, which is at least the size of the part-sheet that I show. They are not individual handstamps, but the whole block or row of stereos may have been stamped on to the sheet of stamps by hand. 
The angle of strike alters slightly row by row, so I think the operation was done a row at a time.

This would be a time-saver to the postal staff, and a new area of research for the philatelist!


AMHERST STREET /CALCUTTA/9 12 71 [now Raja Rammohan Sarani]

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