The Unissued Values

The 12½¢ and 15¢ values of the Small Queens were never issued. The corresponding values of the Large Queen stamps continued to be used probably because the demand for the higher values was limited and the Large Queen plates did not wear out, Dies were produced for these values and proofs were taken but there are no examples of plate proofs or stamps in sheet form so it is probably reasonable to assume that plates were never laid down.





Die proofs on India in Blue and Brownish Lake



Die proofs in Green, Red Brown and Blue on India.



Die proof in Grey Blue on India.



Die proof in Grey on India with traces of the die.