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2020-09-29
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1220, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 23), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 23)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 23). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, large balanced margins all around, tied by diamond of dots cancel with red "Bellary 1857 NO 11" despatch circular datestamp on reverse of blue cover to Margate, England, manuscript "via Bombay & Southampton" directive, red boxed and crescent moon "India Paid" handstamps, red London Paid transit datestamp also ties stamp, arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE 1854 4-ANNA CUT SQUARE SINGLE USE ON COVER TO ENGLAND.

This paid the foreign letter rate to Great Britain from Feb. 1, 1856 for under -1/2 ounce.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
Foreign (non-U.S.)
British Commonwealth
British India
India
2018-06-19
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1301, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6). 3rd Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die I, position 4, tied by diamond of grids and "Stamped" manuscript cancel, additionally franked with 4a on reverse from 4th Printing (SG 22) tied by diamond of grid and manuscript "X", on 1855 cover to Paris, France, manuscript "via Marseilles" and handstamp "10" paying the French internal rate, Fine, the 4a stamps paid the double weight to Alexandria, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1302, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, two stamps, both cut to shape and with intensely rich colors, tied by "1" in grids on 1857 folded letter to Marseilles, manuscript "Via Marseilles", Bombay originating backstamp and rated "8", red Marseilles receiver, Very Fine, the two stamps prepaid the 8 anna rate for letters weighing up to -1/4 ounce, this rate was in effect for only one year, a rare cover from a very short lived rate, signed Holcombe and with 2017 B.P.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1303, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, reversed watermark, two stamps (pos. 2 and pos. 7), both cut to shape and with uncommonly bright colors, tied by diamond of dots on 1855 folded letter to Paris, Calcutta originating backstamp, manuscript "By Steamer Oriental via Marseilles" and "10" handstamp paying the French internal rate, cover with small discoloration spots, otherwise Fine, the two 4a stamps paid the double weight from Calcutta to Alexandria, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1304, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, two singles, cut to shape with margins to touching, tied by barred diamonds of Bombay on 1855 blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, Bombay May 27 departure datestamp, rated "10" upon arrival which also ties stamps, red Marseilles transit datestamp on front, Paris transit and Bordeaux arrival backstamps, Very Fine, an interesting letter regarding the wine trade referencing "Claret is now in demand...which was sold last month for Rs. 7, is now offered Rs. 9"

E. 500-750
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India
2017-11-15
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4310, India - 1854-55 Lithograph IssueINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6). 3rd Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die I, two singles, cut to shape with margins to just touching, tied by barred "102" cancels of Kotree with corresponding red "Kotree 17 AP 58" circular datestamp beside on cover to Newton Abbot, England, red boxed "India Paid", London transit on front, Bombay transit and Newton Abbot arrival backstamps, stamps soiled and small faults, cover with light overall soiling, otherwise Fine, a rare use of the scarce 4a Third Printing on cover, signed Jal Cooper

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4317, India - 1854-55 Lithograph IssueINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 24; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 24; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 24; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, horizontal pair, cut to shape at sides with large to ample margins, cancelled by diamond dotted cancel and tied by French "10" rating marking on 1855 folded letter datelined in Calcutta to Bordeaux, France, manuscript "By Steamer Oriental via Ceylon, Suez & Marseilles" directive at top left, red boxed "India Paid", Marseilles transit on front, Calcutta departure, Paris transit and Marseilles arrival backstamps

VERY FINE. A FRESH PAIR OF THE 1854 FOUR-ANNA FOURTH PRINTING, SG NO. 24, ON A PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE COVER TO FRANCE.

An off-cover pair alone catalogues £2,500 in SG.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4321, India - 1854-55 Lithograph IssueINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6). 5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, horizontal pair, cut to shape at sides with slight soiling, large to clear margins, tied by barred "91" of Ferozepore and manuscript "Stamped" on cover to Surrey, England, then forwarded to Brighton, red Paid Sept. 18, 1855 transit datestamp also ties pair, manuscript "via Bombay & Southampton" directive at top left and red boxed "India Paid" handstamp, Ferozepore departure, Agra, Bombay, Fsher transit and Brighton arrival backstamps, cover with minor edge faults

FINE PAIR OF THE 1854 4-ANNA FIFTH PRINTING, SG NO. 25, USED ON COVER. ONE OF THE RAREST PAIRS OF THE 4-ANNA TO FIND ON COVER.

An off-cover pair alone catalogues £4,750 in SG.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4322, India - 1854-55 Lithograph IssueINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6). 5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, cut square though touching at sides, cancelled by barred "52" of Poona and manuscript "Paid", tied in transit by red "Paid 1857 18 DE" circular datestamp on cover to Kidlington, England, red boxed "India Paid", Poona departure, Bombay and Oxford transit and Kidlington arrival backstamps, Very Fine, this paid the reduced single weight cover to -1/2 ounce in effect from Feb. 1856 to Apr. 1866, with 2012 Sismondo certificate

E. 750-1,000
750
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4381, India - Used Abroad, Convention and Feudatory StatesINDIA, Used in Burma, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6), INDIA, Used in Burma, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6)INDIA, Used in Burma, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6). 2nd Printing, Head Die II, Frame Die I, two cut to shape singles, ample margins to touching, used with 1854 1a Deep Red, Die II (SG 19; Scott 4), large to ample margins, tied by diamond grid cancels with corresponding legible red "Rangoon Post Office, 1855 Mar. ?" double-circle datestamp at left on cover to Bath, England, boxed red "India Paid", Calcutta and London transit and Bath arrival datestamps

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE USE OF THE 1854 ONE-ANNA AND 4-ANNA LITHOGRAPH ISSUE IN RANGOON, BURMA ON COVER TO ENGLAND - ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THE DATESTAMP ON THE FRONT.

With 1985 B.P.A. certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
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