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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 — Nepal

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3491
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3491, NepalNEPAL, Royal Mail and Documents, 1790s-1900s, NEPAL, Royal Mail and Documents, 1790s-1900sNEPAL, Royal Mail and Documents, 1790s-1900s. Twelve covers or documents neatly mounted on informative exhibit pages, highlights incl. early King Rana Bahadur Shah (1777-79, grandson to first King of Nepal), three postal documents relating to the transportation of mail, 1847 cover from King Rajendra Bikram Shah while in exile to his son noting he will return and more, some small faults as to be expected with the native paper used, Fine-Very Fine, mostly ex Gupta or Singer

E. 750-1,000
1,400
3492
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3492, NepalNEPAL, 1815 Anglo-Nepalese War Letter, NEPAL, 1815 Anglo-Nepalese War LetterNEPAL, 1815 Anglo-Nepalese War Letter. Datelined Feb. 19, 1815 at Camp Barjari Pakia from Lt. Col. Chamberlain (24th Regt., South Wales Borders) to Major Doyle, eventually forwarded to Col. Fagen with Colonel Fagen with Major Doyle's Compliments on outer panel, letter containing historical content regarding troop movements and that General Marley has quitted us and are waiting for his successor, Very Fine and rare Anglo-Nepalese War correspondence, by this time, of the four British commanders, one was dead, General Marley deserted, and two others were essentially inactive at the hands of the Nepalese army

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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3493
c
NEPAL, British Post Office and Stampless Covers. Group of 20 covers from 1815-1944, most neatly mounted and described on pages, incl. three Anglo-Nepalese War covers with negative black seals and two addressed to General (and Prime Minister) Bhimsen Thapa in Kathmandu, a few to/from Tibet or India incl. postage due uses, an 1873 inbound cover with broken "U" of "Nepaul" cancel (Hel. B23), three covers addressed to British Minister F.M. Bailey, and more, overall Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group of covers, most are ex Singer and/or Gupta

E. 1,000-1,500
1,900
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3494
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3494, NepalNEPAL, Royal Mail Crested Covers, 1903-40, NEPAL, Royal Mail Crested Covers, 1903-40NEPAL, Royal Mail Crested Covers, 1903-40. Five covers including two with original enclosures on imprinted stationery, neatly mounted on exhibit pages, each with neat and usually quite colorful designs, a couple of which are embossed as well, four with Indian stamps used in Nepal, two are from Commanding Generals (family members) and three different Prime Ministers of the Rana Era that incl. Chandra Shumsher (1901-29), Bhim Shumsher (1929-32) and Juddha Shumsher (1932-45) in consecutive order, Fine-Very Fine, a handsome and collectible group, ex Singer

E. 500-750
700
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3495
Pbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3495, NepalNEPAL, 1907, 2p-16p "Sri Pashupati" Issue, Imperforate Plate Proofs (26P-29P), NEPAL, 1907, 2p-16p "Sri Pashupati" Issue, Imperforate Plate Proofs (26P-29P)NEPAL, 1907, 2p-16p "Sri Pashupati" Issue, Imperforate Plate Proofs (26P-29P). Complete sheets of 100 printed in the issued colors, fresh colors, all but 2p showing part of papermaker's watermark, 2p with slight overall toning and small parts of margins missing, 4p and 8p with minor toning and creases between stamps

FINE-VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE COMPLETE SET OF IMPERFORATE PLATE PROOFS IN SHEETS OF 100 OF THE 1907 "SRI PASHUPATI" ISSUE.

Unlikely that many intact sheets still survive today. A key part of any Nepal "Sri Pashupati" collection.

E. 3,000-4,000
2,200
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3496
Pbl
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3496, NepalNEPAL, 1907, 2p-16p "Sri Pashupati" Issue, Experimental Negative Plate Proofs (26P-29P), NEPAL, 1907, 2p-16p "Sri Pashupati" Issue, Experimental Negative Plate Proofs (26P-29P)NEPAL, 1907, 2p-16p "Sri Pashupati" Issue, Experimental Negative Plate Proofs (26P-29P). Complete sheets of 100 printed circa 1941, 2p Black printed on native paper, 4p Dark Green, 8p Red Brown and 16p Purple Brown on imported paper, 4p and 16p with original gum, 4p with large selvage folded over and slightly stuck to back, each folded down center and other creases, Fine-Very Fine, a possibly unique set of these fascinating proofs, due to the outbreak of WWII, Perkins Bacon of London had difficulty getting supplies of stamps to Nepal, these were printed as an attempt to print stamps as supplies were running low, they were obviously unacceptable and were never released

E. 400-500
700
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3497
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3497, NepalNEPAL, 1907-1935 “Sri Pashupati” Spectacular Essay and Proof Collection, NEPAL, 1907-1935 “Sri Pashupati” Spectacular Essay and Proof CollectionNEPAL, 1907-1935 “Sri Pashupati” Spectacular Essay and Proof Collection. Nearly all neatly mounted and described on exhibit pages, with each of the three Perkin’s Bacon printed issues from 1907 (Scott 26-29), 1930 (Scott 30-37) and 1935 (Scott 38-43), includes a remarkable 26 Die Essays, much of which are die sunk, some with manuscript notations, even incl. the 1930 5r high value, many are slightly affected with burn marks which occurred during the “Blitz” on London by the Luftwaffe during World War II as many of the known examples, most of these alone are unique or with very few examples known, plate proofs incl. blocks of four of the 1907 and 1935 Issue, plus additional pairs and blocks of the 1907 Issue (at least six additional sets) and complete sheets of 100 of the 1930 2p and 1935 4p, a few additional unique items are present such as 1907 8p Imperforate Trial Color in Blue Green, 2p Error of Color and printed in Green (issued Color Brown) and signed Holcombe but debated as the issued stamps were perforated 13-1/2 and this is 12-1/2 and 4p and 8p with “Service” Specimen Overprints, collection continues with the circa 1940s experimental negative proofs of the 1907 Issue in blocks of four which were printed locally as stocks were running low and there was difficulty in receiving stamps from London due to the outbreak of WWII, issued stamps incl. 1907 2p and 4p large blocks on telegram pieces, a few complete sheets, 1929 5r block of 25, and even six covers which incl. a 1943 registered cover from Kuti, Tibet (entered mails in Tatapani) using both 1907 and 1935 Issues, and more

MOSTLY FINE-VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLE ESSAY AND PROOF COLLECTION OF THE 1907-35 “SRI PASHUPATI” ISSUES. A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

Almost entirely ex Singer. An incredible opportunity for expansion or addition into a world-class collection of this seldom offered and interesting Himalayan country. Complete scans of this collection can be found on our website

E. 7,500-10,000
8,500
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3498
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3498, NepalNEPAL, 1941-46 “Sri Pashupati” Locally Printed “Native” Issues, NEPAL, 1941-46 “Sri Pashupati” Locally Printed “Native” IssuesNEPAL, 1941-46 “Sri Pashupati” Locally Printed “Native” Issues. Phenomenal collection neatly mounted on informative exhibit pages (some of which are Singer’s original pages), containing over 60 complete sheets between 25-40 with examples of each of the seven denominations printed, each is painstakingly identified by printing accounting to Colin Hepper in Sri Pashupati Issues of Nepal and thus contains a wide variety of printings, shades and varieties and errors incl. imperforates, part-perforated, imperforate between and even the 2c Green error of color (Scott 44a), a number of which are believed to be unique or one of a very few recorded, collection even includes circa 1940s experimental negative proofs of the 1907 Issue in pairs which were printed locally as stocks were running low and there was difficulty in receiving stamps from London due to the outbreak of WWII, additionally there is a small balance of used examples incl. some used on telegrams, as with a collection this size small faults are to be expected

FINE-VERY FINE. LIKELY THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF THE 1941-46 “SRI PASHUPATI” LOCALLY PRINTED ISSUES AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS WITH A SUPERB ARRAY OF COMPLETE SHEETS BY PRINTING.

Ex Singer. A collection such as this would be near impossible to recreate and is a true opportunity for the Nepal collector to acquire a large portion of Singer’s collection of this issue. Complete scans of this collection can be found on our website

E. 5,000-7,500
5,250
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3499
P
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3499, NepalNEPAL, 1959, 6p First Elections in Nepal, Hand-Drawn Proof (103P), NEPAL, 1959, 6p First Elections in Nepal, Hand-Drawn Proof (103P)NEPAL, 1959, 6p First Elections in Nepal, Hand-Drawn Proof (103P). On card measuring 95 x 105mm, accepted design neatly hand-drawn and colored with simulated perforations by De La Rue & Co., fresh colors, Very Fine and unique, ex Singer, with 1994 Holcombe certificate

E. 150-200
120
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