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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
987
E
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 987, IndiaINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Lion & Palm Tree Essay (Spence 35), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Lion & Palm Tree Essay (Spence 35)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Lion & Palm Tree Essay (Spence 35). Die II, in orange vermilion on wove paper, measuring 31 x 30mm, large to huge margins all around, Very Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
375
988
E
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 988, IndiaINDIA, 1890, -1/2a Capt. Thuillier's Reprint Essay of 1854 (Spence 70), INDIA, 1890, -1/2a Capt. Thuillier's Reprint Essay of 1854 (Spence 70)INDIA, 1890, -1/2a Capt. Thuillier's Reprint Essay of 1854 (Spence 70). In deep reddish brown on unwatermarked wove paper, measuring 22 x 26mm, Extremely Fine, with 2008 B.P.A. certificate

E. 200-300
275
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989
Sbl
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 989, IndiaINDIA, 1894, -1/2a Reprint of 1854 Issue, INDIA, 1894, -1/2a Reprint of 1854 IssueINDIA, 1894, -1/2a Reprint of 1854 Issue. Two blocks of four, each with large margins all around, one in red and other in blue, both with "Specimen" letters on reverse, also incl. 1922 Reprint of 1a in black in a block of six with large margins, -1/2a blue with small stray blue ink mark, 1a with vertical crease affecting two stamps, Very Fine

E. 200-300
375
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990
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 990, IndiaINDIA, 1894, 4a Red & Blue, Thuillier & Smith Reprint of 1854, Close Setting, INDIA, 1894, 4a Red & Blue, Thuillier & Smith Reprint of 1854, Close SettingINDIA, 1894, 4a Red & Blue, Thuillier & Smith Reprint of 1854, Close Setting. Complete sheet of 24 (6x4) measuring 254 x 200mm, with full lathework all around and on thin pelure watermarked paper, couple light creases in margins and very light tone marks, still Very Fine, a scarce complete sheet

E. 500-750
1,300
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991
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 991, IndiaINDIA, 1894, 4a Red & Blue, Thuillier & Smith Reprint of 1854, Wide Setting, INDIA, 1894, 4a Red & Blue, Thuillier & Smith Reprint of 1854, Wide SettingINDIA, 1894, 4a Red & Blue, Thuillier & Smith Reprint of 1854, Wide Setting. Complete sheet of 12 (4x3) measuring 255 x 200mm, with full lathework all around and on thin pelure unwatermarked paper, couple light creases in margins and very light tone marks, still Very Fine and scarce

E. 500-750
800
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992
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 992, IndiaINDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1). Large margins all around, circle of dots cancel, particularly strong embossing, couple creases, Fine, SG £2,500

2,000
850
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993
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 993, IndiaINDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1). Huge to large margins, cogwheel cancel, small faults incl. crease and light thin, Fine, SG £2,500

2,000
900
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994
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 994, IndiaINDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (A1; SG S1). Affixed to piece, margins full to clear at right, dot cancel, slight toning and stray gum, Fine, SG £2,500

2,000
950
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995
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 995, IndiaINDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, "Scinde Dawk" (A2; SG S2), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, "Scinde Dawk" (A2; SG S2)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, "Scinde Dawk" (A2; SG S2). Large balanced margins, central bar cancel, multiple faults incl. creases, thin and toning, still of Fine appearance for this scarce stamp, SG £9,500

8,000
3,750
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996
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 996, IndiaINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Red (1; SG 1), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Red (1; SG 1)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Red (1; SG 1). Without gum as issued, huge margins all around, vibrant color and strong impression, Extremely Fine, a scarce example of the Half Anna 9-1/2 Arches Essay which was produced but never placed into use, undercatalogued in Scott, SG £2,500

1,200
2,100
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997
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 997, IndiaINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (2; SG 2), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (2; SG 2)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (2; SG 2). Die 1, wonderful large margined single used within the first month of issue, tied on folded letter by a diamond of dots cancel from Shajehanpore to Almora with manuscript "Stamped" at top left, "Shajehanpore "20 Oct. 1854" departure backstamp, Extremely Fine, the contents, written in English, is an explanation of the delay of a cattle cart delivery due to the "state of the roads" and prices for various commodities

E. 500-750
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998
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 998, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 1a Red (4; SG 14), INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (4; SG 14)INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (4; SG 14). Die II, two singles, each with full to clear margins, right stamp barely touching at top, tied by "B/62" in octagon of Dacca on 1856 cover and addressed to solider in Burma, Dacca departure backstamps, cover with small faults, Fine

E. 300-400
550
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999
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 999, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 2a Green (5; SG 31), INDIA, 1854, 2a Green (5; SG 31)INDIA, 1854, 2a Green (5; SG 31). Horizontal strip of three and single, strip with large margins and single just touching on one side, each tied by dotted diamond cancel of Madras on 1855 cover to London, England, Madras red boxed marking, "India Paid" in crescent, cover with addressee's name cut out and stain at right, Fine

E. 300-400
1,800
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1000
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1000, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 2a Green (5; SG 31), INDIA, 1854, 2a Green (5; SG 31)INDIA, 1854, 2a Green (5; SG 31). Horizontal pair, large margins to just touching at bottom left, barred cancels and tied by manuscript "Stamped, January 19th, 1858" marking on mourning cover to Somerset, England, boxed "India Paid" backstamp, London transit and Ilminster arrival marking in blue, Very Fine

E. 300-400
700
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1001
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1001, 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, cut-square with large to ample margins all around, particularly fresh with a strong impression, tied by dotted diamond cancel of Calcutta on 1856 cover to Edinburgh, Scotland, boxed "India Paid", Calcutta departure backstamp, paid arrival marking, Very Fine, a choice cover

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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1002
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1002, 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, vertical pair cut-to-shape with margins all around, tied by "B/1" octagon cancels of Calcutta and blue manuscript "Stamped" on 1856 folded letter to Perkins, Bacon & Co. in London, England, boxed "India Paid", London paid marking also tying pair, letter written on Bank of Bengal stationery regarding printing of currency, file fold thru bottom stamp of little consequence, Very Fine, an attractive cover, with 2012 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1003
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1003, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 19), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 19)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 19). 2nd Printing, Head Die II, Frame Die I, two cut-to-shape singles, full margins all around, tied by dotted diamond cancel of Calcutta on 1855 folded cover to St. Denis, Reunion, boxed "Paid" and "Packet Letter Mauritius" double oval datestamp which also ties the stamps, departure and arrival backstamps, name of addressee cut out, Very Fine, a rare destination

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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1004
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1004, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 25), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 25)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 25). 5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, position 16, cut-to-shape with margins clear all around, tied by "B/1" octagon of Calcutta on 1856 cover to Eastern Counties Railway in Cambridge, England, boxed "India Paid", paid arrival and Cambridge arrival backstamp, also backstamped "Locomotive Carriage Dept, E.I.Ry" in circle, Very Fine, with 2013 B.P.A. certificate

E. 500-750
1,100
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1005
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1005, IndiaINDIA, 1854 First Issue Collection, INDIA, 1854 First Issue CollectionINDIA, 1854 First Issue Collection. Neatly mounted on two pages, examples of each die of the -1/2a and 1a and each printing of the 4a incl. the 2a Typograph in strips, pairs or singles, the scarce 4a Third Printing with margins clear to just barely touching at right and light thin (with 2012 B.P.A. certificate), mixed condition but Fine-Very Fine appearance

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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1006
c
India First Issue Postal History Balance. 85 covers attractively laid out, mounted and described on printed pages, with each of the values incl. the 2a Green Typograph Issue, each cover identified by the different dies and for the 4a by printing, head and frame dies, -1/2a accounts for 56 covers mostly to local destinations and with a couple pairs on cover, we notice a fair number of examples with large margins all around, eight 1a covers incl. one with three 1a singles and a combination of six -1/2a stamps to England, eight 2a covers with three as combinations with either 1a or 4a stamps, most going to England and even one to Burma, and a total of thirteen 4a covers, mostly cut-to-shape but a couple with cut squares, some better usages incl. a Third Printing (SG 21b), destinations mostly to Europe but one to Canton, China, eight B.P.A. or R.P.S. certificates accompany, mixed condition throughout but much being Fine or better, worth close inspection

E. 5,000-7,500
32,500
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1007
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1007, IndiaINDIA, 1855, 1a Red (7; SG 15), INDIA, 1855, 1a Red (7; SG 15)INDIA, 1855, 1a Red (7; SG 15). Die III, full balanced margins, tied by "B/1" in octagon cancel of Calcutta on 1856 cover to Bombay, departure and arrival backstamps, cover with slight soiling, Fine

E. 300-400
475
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1008
ng
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1008, IndiaINDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown, Imperforate (12a; SG 39b), INDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown, Imperforate (12a; SG 39b)INDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown, Imperforate (12a; SG 39b). Horizontal pair with large margins incl. top sheet margin reading "One Half" and partial watermark at top, unused (no gum), fresh color, right stamp with trivial pin hole, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive pair, SG £1,300

800
475
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1009
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1009, IndiaINDIA, 1868, 8a Rose (28; SG 73), INDIA, 1868, 8a Rose (28; SG 73)INDIA, 1868, 8a Rose (28; SG 73). Single with horizontal pair of 1865-67 8p Lilac (21; SG 56) tied by blue "B/1" concentric octagon target cancels of Calcutta on pre-printed blue 1871 cover to Boston, stamps additionally tied by boxed "B&Co" security handstamp, Calcutta departure backstamp, London transit and Boston arrival markings, cover with tear at top left which has been reinforced (internally), Fine and attractive cover

E. 200-300
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1010
ng
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1010, IndiaINDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (40a; SG 92a), INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (40a; SG 92a)INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (40a; SG 92a). Unused (no gum), faults incl. crease, toning and thins, Fine appearing, a surprisingly rare variety which is seldom offered, only one sheet of 240 were printed, with 1997 R.P.S. certificate, SG £3,250, considerably undercatalogued in Scott

1,050
1,200
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1011
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1011, IndiaINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (203-206; SG 305-308), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (203-206; SG 305-308)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (203-206; SG 305-308). Complete set neatly mounted and affixed in a blue Courvoisier presentation folder, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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1012
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1012, IndiaINDIA, 1925, 2r on 10r Carmine Rose & Green, Surcharge on King George V (O69b; SG O104), INDIA, 1925, 2r on 10r Carmine Rose & Green, Surcharge on King George V (O69b; SG O104)INDIA, 1925, 2r on 10r Carmine Rose & Green, Surcharge on King George V (O69b; SG O104). Selvage at right, lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered, fresh colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-RUPEES ON 10-RUPEES OFFICIAL WITH SURCHARGE ERRONEOUSLY PRINTED ON THE KING GEORGE V STAMP.

This surcharge was supposed to be printed on the King Edward VII stamps but a small number were mistakenly applied to the King George V stamps. With 1969 R.P.S. certificate. SG £4,000. Grievously undercatalogued in Scott.

800
4,250
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