Numbered, rouletted label

Gwalior registration labels 13jn49

Bhind Mandi, 13 June 1949, stocks of ‘R’ labels were clearly not going to be replenished as the postal services were struggling to cope after independence and partition. Note the provisional overprint on the stamp used to update this stationery envelope. the overprint was applied in Gwalior itself, at the Alizah Press. 

Gwalior registration labels 23jn49a
Gwalior registration labels 23jn49

Shivpuri, 23 June 1949, two strikes of the snake namestamp, which had been in use now for over 60 years