George V Prestamped Envelope of India
Postmarked "Rangoon"

George V Prestamped Envelope of India
Prestamped George V Envelope of India postmarked "Rangoon"

Backstamp on envelope

Burma was the largest province in the Indian Empire from January 1, 1886
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.)

Map of British India with Burma


"Burma." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.

Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.



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