Indian Convention States Gwalior 1896 2a6p yellow-green, type long Hindi overprint, block of six with centre stamp in top row showing error 'GWALICR' (R1/5) from the May 1896 printing, SG23a.
A brilliant quality mint block with original gum; couple of minor surface stains, still a fine and very rare piece with only 26 of this error possible and desirable in this positional form.
Six states had a postal convention agreement with "British India" to use the regular issues of British India overprinted for use in their states. These "Convention" states are Chamba, Faridkot, Gwalior, Jind, Nabha, and Patiala.
Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £1,275.
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