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Inverted Head Four Annas Stamp Inverted Head Four Annas Stamp

Inverted Head Four Annas


Issue Date

October 13, 1854

Issuer

India

Known For

Famous error in Indian Multicolored Stamp

Approximate Value

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History

The Inverted Head Four Annas was created in a Survey Office in Calcutta using a blue and red die. As a result, the stamp had to be passed through the printing machine twice. At least three sheets of this stamp has been known to be placed upside down accidentally during the second pass, resulting in an upside down head.

Three of the Inverted Head Four Annas stamps are currently on display in the Tapling Collection in the British Museum.


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