The envelope is no doubt Jaypur 1913 ½A Chariot of Surya gray blue on laid paper envelope with Deschl knife type K9 (Deschl E7e) (13.7cm×7.9cm).
Scan of the back is important even if it does not have any postmark, like in this case to determine the knife type.Vignette
: The center shows the chariot of Surya
, a Vedic God of dispeller of darkness, empowerer of knowledge and the power of sight to visual perception.
The chariot is driven by 7 white horses viz., Gayatri, Vrihati, Ushnik, Jagati, Pankti, Anushtup and Trishtup and the charioteer is Aruna.
The wheels of the chariot has 6 spikes, each symbolizing the 6 seasons viz., summer, pluvia, autumn, pre-winter, winter and spring.
Atop the chariot is the banderole which shows the motto of Jaypur state Yato Dharmastato Jayah
meaning "Where there is righteousness, there is victory".
The 4 squares in the 4 corners show the numeral ½
denoting the denomination.
The top panel shows the inscription Sawai Jaypur
and the left panel the denomination Adh Ana
i.e. Half Ana, both in Hindi in Devnagari script.
The value is also in the right panel but in Urdu. This imprint is thus trilingual.
Variants of this same vignette were used by Jaypur in its 1904 1st issue and subsequent 1904 Perkins, Bacon and 1911 Jail Press issues and in 1931 Investiture issue.
Here is a clearer illustration of the vignette of the Chariot of Surya as used in Jaypur 1931 ¼A SG 40.