The earliest perforated stamps from 1855 were printed by De La Rue & Co, and supplied to India. These British India stamps have very interesting parallels to the early contemporary British issues, of the same printer, and warrant an in depth comparative study. The earliest examples especially Pre-1865 without watermark are highly desirable to collectors when in very fine condition and large part original gum or better. Most underestimate their true value! The imperforate stamps of this period listed in pairs are mostly very scarce or rare. The also come with thin application of original gum.