The 1892-1897 Queen Victoria Issue
Between January 1892 and 1897 two new values were issued being a 2½as and 1-rupee value. The 2½as value was issued in order to replace the 1892 “2½as on 4½as” surcharge.
The 1898 ¼a on ½as Queen Victoria Surcharge
On the 1st of October 1898 the “¼a on ½as” surcharge was issued being the first ¼a – 3 pies – stamp to be sold at the post office. At the time the Imperial Inland Postage Rate for postcard was ¼a.