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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, Unwatermarked

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3362
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3362, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1860s 4a "West India Postage" Proof, INDIA, 1860s 4a "West India Postage" ProofINDIA, 1860s 4a "West India Postage" Proof. Top left sheet margin block of 80, printed in Rose-Carmine on unwatermarked and ungummed paper, some minor creasing which mostly affects two vertical rows, pos. 2 showing reoccurring plate flaw, Very Fine appearance, scarce in large blocks and likely the largest multiple known

E. 1,500-2,000
0
3363
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3363, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, -1/2a Blue, Imperforate (SG 37a; Scott 11a), INDIA, 1855-64, -1/2a Blue, Imperforate (SG 37a; Scott 11a)INDIA, 1855-64, -1/2a Blue, Imperforate (SG 37a; Scott 11a). Original gum, h.r., large margins including part imprint sheet margin at bottom, deep rich color, gum bend at bottom, Very Fine, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate (not mentioning bend), catalogued as pair, Scott $475.00

£ 900
425
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3364
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3364, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown on Bluish Paper (SG 39 var; Scott 12 var), INDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown on Bluish Paper (SG 39 var; Scott 12 var)INDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown on Bluish Paper (SG 39 var; Scott 12 var). Design off-centered though printed on deeply blued paper, light diamond cancel, Fine, accompanied by scan of letter by Dr. J.C. North indicating that Sir Edward Bacon inquired to De La Rue about the reason this was on bluish paper, their answer was that this was printed on paper intended for fiscal stamps, went unnoticed and sold

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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3365
ng
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3365, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown, Imperforate (SG 39b; Scott 12a), INDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown, Imperforate (SG 39b; Scott 12a)INDIA, 1855-64, 1a Brown, Imperforate (SG 39b; Scott 12a). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), large balanced margins, deep rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine, Scott $800.00

£ 1,300
1,300
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3366
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3366, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at left, large margins, light tone spots on reverse just show thru on left stamp (not mentioned on certificate) and minute scissor cut in bottom margin between stamps, Fine, with 2008 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,750.00

£ 3,250
4,000
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3367
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3367, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b). Trace of original gum, large margins including part imprint "Half" sheet margin at bottom, vibrant shade, Very Fine, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as pair, Scott $1,750.00

£ 3,250
1,000
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3368
ogbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3368, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a), INDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a)INDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a). Block of four with part "EES" imprint in bottom margin, other margins large, part original gum, lightly hinged, couple of creases and couple small stains (on reverse)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE 4-ANNA BLACK IMPERFORATE DE LA RUE ISSUE.

With 2011 B.P.A. certificate (mistakenly as without gum). Catalogued as two pairs. Scott $5,500.00

£ 14,000
19,000
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3369
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3369, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a), INDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a)INDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a). Part original gum, large margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as pair, Scott $2,750.00

£ 7,000
850
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3370
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3370, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a), INDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a)INDIA, 1855-64, 4a Black, Imperforate (SG 45b; Scott 16a). Large to full margins all around, light diamond barred "1" cancel, trace of a thin at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, few imperforate examples are known postally used, with 1994 B.P.A. certificate, only catalogued as a pair at SG £7,000 and Scott $2,750.00

E. 1,000-1,500
2,800
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3371
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3371, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14). Trace of trial cancel at far right margin leaving the entire design visible, rich color, Fine, a scarce stamp which was printed but not regularly issued, Scott $825.00

£ 4,000
1,200
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3372
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3372, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14). Perfectly struck trial cancel reading "SEP*6*55", rich color

FINE AND RARE TRIAL CANCEL ON THE 2-ANNA YELLOW GREEN WHICH WAS PRINTED BUT NOT REGULARLY ISSUED.

Scott $825.00

£ 4,000
2,700
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3373
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3373, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Imperforate (SG 50a; Scott 14a), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Imperforate (SG 50a; Scott 14a)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Imperforate (SG 50a; Scott 14a). Original gum (certificate notes "disturbed" which we feel is exceptionally harsh), lightly hinged, large margins including part imprint sheet margin at right, Very Fine, this stamp was printed but not regularly issued, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as pair, Scott $2,000.00

£ 7,500
2,500
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3374
nhbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3374, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac on Bluish (SG 51; Scott 19C), INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac on Bluish (SG 51; Scott 19C)INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac on Bluish (SG 51; Scott 19C). Mint N.H. top right plate no. 1 block of six with part imprint and selvage at right, typical slightly streaky gum, bold color, some gum on front, pos. 5 with minute tone spot and couple of light gum creases, otherwise Very Fine, a handsome plate block, ex Masson, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as singles with no premium for position, Scott $1,650.00

£ 3,000
1,300
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3375
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3375, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac on Bluish (SG 51; Scott 19C), INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac on Bluish (SG 51; Scott 19C)INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac on Bluish (SG 51; Scott 19C). Tied by "Umballa SE 17 61" duplex cancel and manuscript "Stamped" on cover to Sheffield, England, sent by military concessionary rate with manuscript endorsement at top "From no. 317 Pt Henry Rodgers, E Troop" and signed by commanding officer, red boxed "India Paid" handstamp, departure and arrival backstamps, few minor stains at top, still Very Fine, a rare military use of the 8p on Bluish paper, with 2001 Sismondo certificate

E. 300-400
275
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3376°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3376, India - 1855-64 De la Rue Issues, UnwatermarkedINDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac, Imperforate (SG 52b; Scott 19b), INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac, Imperforate (SG 52b; Scott 19b)INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac, Imperforate (SG 52b; Scott 19b). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, h.r., large balanced margins, fresh color, left stamp with crease and middle stamp with light thin in top margin

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE OF THE 1860-64 8-PIES IMPERFORATE. ONE OF THE RAREST IMPERFORATE ISSUES OF INDIA.

With 2011 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued only as a pair. Scott $4,000.00

£ 7,500
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