Many find the octagonal design still cut square with huge margins highly attractive! There are five separate printings: Wide spacing/setting sheets 1st, 2nd, 3rd Printings, Close spacing/setting sheets 4th Printing (commonest), Medium spacing sheets 5th Printing. The 3rd Printing are the scarcest, where the frame flaws are well studied showing the progression during this short transitional complex period between 10 March to 2nd April 1855 Few key works are: The Four Annas Lithographed Stamps of India, 1854-55 Martin D R, and Smythies E.A., F.R.P.S.L: pp76: 1930 reprinted 1996 – India’s Bi-Coloured Four-Annas 1854 - A Specialised Study of Third Printing By D. N. JATIA, R.D.P, F.R.P.S.L: pp 69 plus colour plates.
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