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  I have had to re-number these due to a missing set, though leaving references to the original designations.  
I have now brought the prices up to date and added currency selection.
The new designations have 'RH' numbers (Revised Hiscocks) to avoid confusion.

A catalogue of these has been recommended to me:
A Catalogue of Telegraph and Revenue Stamps for Burma and Myanmar
( 1895-1997 - by Alan Meech and Gerald Davis : ISBN 0-96817997-0-3 )


The link does not work for me (ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED) but this can be caused by a lot of things, it might work for others.

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BURMA.

1946 (1 October ?) Offset-Lithographed by the Indian Government Security Press, Nasik Road on white wove paper.
Watermark multiple elephant's heads sideways. Perf 14½ x 14.

Need scan H1 H2 H3
Watermark as viewed from the back. Type   1   (RH1) 1A - Mint Type   1   (RH2) 2As - Mint Type   1   (RH3) 8As - Mint

 

H3 H3 H3 H3
Type   1   (RH4) 12As - Mint Type   1   (RH5) 1R - Mint Type   1   (RH6) 2Rs - Mint Type   1   (RH7) 10Rs - Mint

 

Need scan H1 H2
Watermark as viewed from the back. Type   1   (RH1) 1A - Used Type   1   (RH2) 2As - Used

 

H4 H4 H4
Type   1   (RH4) 12As - Used Type   1   (RH5) 1R - Used Type   1   (RH6) 2Rs - Used

Five of the set (RH1, RH2, RH4, RH5 and RH6) used with (8 Jan 48) G.T.O. Indian style cancel. These are normally considered not to exist.
Cancelled by favour perhaps.   Acquired from Dr Joe on ebay. A 4As value was prepared for use, but apparently not issued.

New # Type. was Description Mint Used
RH1 1 H1 1 Anna carmine-red 2.00 -
RH2 1 H2 2 Annas deep dull blue 2.00 -
RH3 1 H3 8 Annas grey green 2.00 -
RH4 1 H4 12 Annas bluish grey 2.00 -
RH5 1 H5 1 Rupee brown 3.00 -
RH6 1 H6 2 Rupees deep dull purple 4.00 -
RH7 1 H7 10 Rupees turquoise-blue 5.00 -

 

 

1954 New design and new currency. Other details as above.

Need scan H8 H10
Watermark as viewed from the back. Type   2   (RH8) 1Pya Type   2   (RH10) 10Pyas

 

H12 H13 H15
Type   2   (RH12) 25Pyas Type   2   (RH13) 50Pyas Type   2   (RH15) 1Kyat

 

New # Type. was Description Mint Used
RH8 2 H8 1p reddish lilac 2.50 -
RH9 2 H9 6p ? - -
RH10 2 H10 10p red-orange 2.50 -
RH11 2 H11 13p ? - -
RH12 2 H12 25p turquoise green 3.00 -
RH13 2 H13 50p dull ultramarine 3.50 -
RH14 2 H14 75p brown? - -
RH15 2 H15 1K greenish blue 6.00 -
RH16 2 H16 2K carmine? - -
RH17 2 H17 10K grey? - -

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. Only those for which colours are given have been seen
                The remainder are however listed in a contemporary
                official document of the Burmese Telegraphy Office.
Note 2. Telegraph stamps were discontinued and withdrawn
                on 1 October 1961.

 

 

OFFICIAL STAMPS .

1946? As Nos 1 to 7 but overprinted with the word 'Service' in Burmese script in black.
WARNING: There are stamps with forged Official overprints (see below).

New 1A New 2A New 8A New 12A
Type 3   1A (RH18) Type 3   2A (RH19) Type 3   8A (RH20) Type 3   12A (RH21)

 

New 1R New 2R New 10R Forged Overprint
Type 3   1R (RH22) Type 3   2R (RH23) Type 3   10R (RH24) Example with a forged overprint for comparison.

I have (so far) only seen this forged overprint on this set, but it may also exist on the following two sets.

 

New # Type. was Description Mint Used
RH18 3 - 1 Anna carmine-red 8.00 -
RH19 3 - 2 Annas deep dull blue 8.00 -
RH20 3 - 8 Annas grey green 8.00 -
RH21 3 - 12 Annas bluish grey 10.00 -
RH22 3 - 1 Rupee brown 10.00 -
RH23 3 - 2 Rupees deep dull purple 12.00 -
RH24 3 - 10 Rupees turquoise-blue 15.00 -

 

1953 As above but additionally overprinted with values in new currency in black.

RH25-26 RH27 Burma-RH28
Type   4   (RH25) Type   4   (RH26) Type   4   (RH27) Type   4   (RH28)

 

RH29 RH30 Burma-4a
Type   5   (RH29) Type   5   (RH30) Type   5   (RH31)

 

New # Type. was Description Mint Used
RH25 4 H18 6p on 1 Anna carmine-red 2.00 -
RH26 4 H19 13p on 2 Annas deep dull blue 2.50 -
RH27 4 H20 50p on 8 Annas grey green 8.00 -
RH28 4 H21 75p on 12 Annas bluish grey 3.00 -
RH29 5 H22 1K on 1 Rupee brown 15.00 -
RH30 5 H23 2K on 2 Rupees deep dull purple 20.00 -
RH31 5 H24 10K on 10 Rupees turquoise-blue   10.00 -

 

 

1954 As Nos 8 to 17 but overprinted 'Service' in Burmese script in black.

H25-H28
Type   6   (RH32 - RH35)

 

RH36 RH37 RH38 RH39 RH40
Type   6   (RH36) Type   6   (RH37)
Courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.
Type   6   (RH38) Type   6   (RH39) Type   6   (RH40)
Courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.

 

New # Type. was Description Mint Used
RH32 6 H25 1p reddish lilac 2.00 -
RH33 6 H26 5p reddish purple 2.00 -
RH34 6 H27 10p orange 2.50 -
RH35 6 H28 25p turquoise green 2.50 -
RH36 6 H29 50p dull ultramarine 3.00 -
RH37 6 H30 75p brown 5.00 -
RH38 6 H31 1K greenish blue 3.50 -
RH39 6 H32 2K rose-red 4.00 -
RH40 6 H33 10K grey 10.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. The Burmese Government listing of around 1960 seems to imply that a 5p
                value was issued only for service use, and a 6p value only for public use.

 

 

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