Can anyone tell me what post office this Cooper Type 32-C postmark belongs to?
Renouf/Martin type 17b/Cooper type 32c killer with code 1
was allotted to Porbandar
Branch PO, located in Porbandar (21.6417°N 69.6293°E), now in Porbandar district of Gujarat state.
Description of the Alphanumerical Code
is the initial of Anglicized version of Mumbai, HQ of Mumbai Circle.
is the number allotted to Rajkot Head PO of Rajkot (22.3039°N 70.8022°E), established inside the territory of the feudatory state of Rajkot
but now located in Rajkot district of Gujarat.
Incidentally Rajkot State operated a very cheap and efficient public postal service from 1925 to 1948 and Rajkot is the only Indian feudatory state which issued postal stationery but no postage stamp for the state post.
is the number allotted to Bantva Sub PO-cum-Disbursing Office of Bantva (21.4915°N 70.0771°E), established inside the territory of the feudatory state of Bantva-Manavadar
but now located in Junagarh district of Gujarat.
is the number allotted to Porbandar BPO of Porbandar, located inside the territory of the feudatory state of Porbandar
Here, code part B-21
indicates Rajkot HPO, then progressively 1
indicates Bantva SPO which functioned under Rajkot HPO and 1
is Porbandar BPO which functioned under Bantva SPO which also acted as the Disbursing Office of Porbandar BPO.
The Br. Indian BPO of Porbandar functioned under Rajkot Disbursing Office in Kachchh and Kathiyavar Division (renamed Kathiyavar Division in 1873) of Mumbai Circle till 1873 when it came under Bantva DO.
A Disbursing Office in Br. Indian postal system, by definition was a Head/Sub Post Office which was authorized to disburse payment to the personnels of Sub/Branch POs functioning under it.