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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 - 1866-98 Queen Victoria Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3385
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3385, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1866-68, 4a Green, Die I, Die Proof Impressions (SG 69P; Scott 26P), INDIA, 1866-68, 4a Green, Die I, Die Proof Impressions (SG 69P; Scott 26P)INDIA, 1866-68, 4a Green, Die I, Die Proof Impressions (SG 69P; Scott 26P). Three strikes of die proof printed on unwatermarked paper, bottom pair with lighter impression, Very Fine and rare

E. 1,000-1,500
0
3386
ogbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3386, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate, Imperforate (SG 72a; Scott 27a), INDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate, Imperforate (SG 72a; Scott 27a)INDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate, Imperforate (SG 72a; Scott 27a). Block of four, original gum, top pair h.r., bottom pair Mint N.H., balanced margins, crisp color and impression, small repaired tear at top of top left stamp, couple small natural brown paper fibers

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARELY OFFERED MULTIPLE OF THE 6-ANNA 8-PIES IMPERFORATE DE LA RUE.

With 1998 Holcombe certificate (not noting repair). Catalogued as two pairs. Scott $6,000.00

£ 16,000
19,000
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3387
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3387, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate (SG 72; Scott 27), INDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate (SG 72; Scott 27)INDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate (SG 72; Scott 27). Used with 4a Blue Green (SG 71; Scott 26B), tied by "Madras Indian Paid JA 10 1869" duplex datestamp, additionally tied by manuscript marks, on cover to Prestonpas, Scotland, manuscript "Per Express" at top left and "Officer's Letter", embossed backflap of family crest and motto, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, only three Officer's express concessionary rate covers are known, the concessionary Officer's rate was 6a8p plus 4a for express service which lasted from April 1868 to January 1870

E. 1,500-2,000
850
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3388
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3388, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate (SG 72; Scott 27), INDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate (SG 72; Scott 27)INDIA, 1866-68, 6a8p Slate (SG 72; Scott 27). Tied by "Madras Indian Paid AP 12 1869" duplex datestamp, additionally tied by manuscript mark, on cover to Prestonpas, Scotland, manuscript "Officer's letter" at top left, embossed backflap of family crest and motto, arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce, the concessionary Officer's rate was 6a8p which lasted from April 1868 to January 1870

E. 500-750
275
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3389°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3389, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (SG 85a; Scott 36a), INDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (SG 85a; Scott 36a)INDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (SG 85a; Scott 36a). Bottom right corner selvage block of four, original gum, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., strong shift with incredibly clear doubling shifted down into bottom selvage, light creases mentioned on certificate which we feel may be gum bends

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR CORNER BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE -1/2-ANNA WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION. A BEAUTIFUL SHOWPIECE, PARTICULARLY WITH THE CORNER SELVAGE.

With 2011 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued as singles. Scott $3,000.00

£ 6,800
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3390, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (SG 85a; Scott 36a), INDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (SG 85a; Scott 36a)INDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (SG 85a; Scott 36a). With interpanneau selvage at bottom, used with -1/2a Green block of four with selvage at top and three singles of -1/4a on -1/2a Green (SG 85, 110; Scott 36, 53), all tied by "Nawabshah 15 AU 06" circular datestamps on registered cover to Daur (Hyderabad), boxed registration handstamp, Daur arrival backstamp, cover with small faults at bottom, therefore slightly refolded at bottom for display purposes

VERY FINE AND STUNNING -1/2-ANNA GREEN DOUBLE IMPRESSION USED ON COVER WITH FANTASTIC VISUAL APPEAL. BELIEVED TO BE THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE USED ON COVER.

Double impression errors from any country used legitimately on cover are few and far between. With 2011 B.P.A. certificate.

E. 10,000-15,000
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3391
Sbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3391, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Machine "Specimen" Overprint (SG 92S; Scott 40S), INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Machine "Specimen" Overprint (SG 92S; Scott 40S)INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Machine "Specimen" Overprint (SG 92S; Scott 40S). Block of twenty (4x5) with part of selvage at bottom, four stamps with paper h.r.'s, others Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine, the machine overprinted "Specimen" is seldom offered

E. 500-750
350
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3392
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3392, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (SG 92a; Scott 40a), INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (SG 92a; Scott 40a)INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (SG 92a; Scott 40a). original gum (scarce thus) which is slightly toned, with selvage at top, h.r., vertical crease at right, Very Fine appearance, only 240 printed, believed to be the only example with selvage in private hands with another example in the Royal Collection, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,050.00

£ 3,500
1,500
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3393°
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3393, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (SG 92a; Scott 40a), INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (SG 92a; Scott 40a)INDIA, 1882-87, 2a Ultramarine, Double Impression (SG 92a; Scott 40a). Mint N.H. block of four, strong shift of second impression causing clear doubling, top left stamp with trivial corner crease

VERY FINE. A SUPERB 2-ANNA WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION, ESPECIALLY RARE AS A MULTIPLE.

Bottom right stamp signed Holcombe. With 1998 Holcombe and 2011 B.P.A. certificates. Catalogued as singles which doesn't truly represent its rarity. Scott $4,200.00

£ 14,000
12,000
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3394
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3394, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1882-87, 1r Gray, Postal Forgery (SG 101 var; Scott 46 var), INDIA, 1882-87, 1r Gray, Postal Forgery (SG 101 var; Scott 46 var)INDIA, 1882-87, 1r Gray, Postal Forgery (SG 101 var; Scott 46 var). Printed on gummed paper and produced contemporaneously to issued series, Fine

E. 400-500
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3395
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3395, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (SG 110b; Scott 53b), INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (SG 110b; Scott 53b)INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (SG 110b; Scott 53b). With selvage at right, original gum, lightly hinged (if at all), well-centered, strong doubling of impression, Very Fine, Scott $260.00

£ 750
450
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3396
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3396, India - 1866-98 Queen Victoria IssuesINDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (SG 110b; Scott 53b), INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (SG 110b; Scott 53b)INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (SG 110b; Scott 53b). Block of four with selvage at right, original gum, lightly hinged (couple stamps possibly Mint N.H.), strong doubling, deep rich shade, well-centered

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE -1/4-ANNA SURCHARGE WITH DOUBLE IMPRESSION OF THE STAMP.

With 2011 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued as singles. Scott $1,040.00

£ 3,000
2,600
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