Note that there is a small red “x” on the left of the 3p value in the upper left corner and there are three different colors for the 25p tiger stamp, titled “a, b and c.” The center color, “b” was the color chosen for the stamp. With the exception of the two different tiger colors, all of the stamps shown were issued in those colors.
The Tk.1, Tk.2, Tk.5, and Tk.10 were reprinted with the Taka being changed to Bengali, rather than Enlish, which was the first printing. The Bradbury printed stamps are all larger in size than the Asher stamps that were printed several years later. The same designs were used for both the Bradbury and the later Asher printed stamps.
Color Control Marks: No
Plate Number: No
Imperforate: Yes Not officially issued, but twenty sheets were sent to the Dacca P.O. and sold.
No. of stamps in each sheet: 100
Quantity of stamps printed: Unknown
Designer: P.K.Mondal, K.G. Mustafa, Golam Sarwar and Emdad Hossain
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co, Ltd., UK
Pmks.: Chittagong, Dacca Sadar H.O., Dacca Sadar Night P.O., Engineering University/Dacca, Peelkhana, Philatelic Bureau/Dacca
Additional: The Tk.1, Tk.2, Tk.5 and Tk.10 values were later redrawn with the “Ta” expressed in Bangla, rather than English. See beginning of 1974 for the Tk.1 (74-1d) and Tk.2 (74-2d) and the beginning of 1975 for the Tk.5 (75-1d) and Tk.10 (75-2d) redrawn stamps.
An imperforate maroun essay of the 50p Hilsa fish exists and an orangish-red essay of the Sixty Dome Mosque.
Bradbury First Day Covers
These “Bradbury” Definitives First Day Covers were cancelled at the “Dacca Sadar Night P.O.” on April 30, 1973.