8th Anniversary of Independence, 1927

10 paisa, purple, medium white or toned paper. There are two types (a) white background; (b) half-tone background.

(a) White background.

Contemporary reports indicate that there was some speculation in this issue. Of the printing of 5,000, only 700 were regularly sold to the public. The remainder were retained by postal officials and sold later, at inflated prices, either mint or with first day cancellations.

Mint and used.


Two pairs, the frist imperf between; the second with Kabul registration cancel.

(b) With half-tone background.

Mint and used examples

The stamps were printed in sheets of 8 comprising two panes of 4.
Pane of 4

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