Burma was the largest province in the Indian Empire from January 1, 1886
George V Prestamped Envelope of India
Prestamped George V Envelope of India postmarked "Rangoon"
Backstamp on envelope
until April 1, 1937 when it was transferred to direct British administration
when King George V definitives of India, overprinted "BURMA" were issued
to replace Indian stamps which had been in use since October of 1854. (In a
series of wars beginning with one in 1826, Britain annexed of Burma to India.)
"Burma." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.
Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.
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