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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — India & Indian States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2272
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2272, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (SG S1; Scott A1), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (SG S1; Scott A1)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a White, "Scinde Dawk" (SG S1; Scott A1). Huge balanced margins, neat diamond of dots cancels, exceptionally strong impression showing clear detail of design, truly insignificant crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, a rare stamp in excellent condition which often comes with a myriad of faults and repairs, with 2011 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,000.00

£ 2,500
1,700
2273°
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2273, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, "Scinde Dawk" (SG S2; Scott A2), INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, "Scinde Dawk" (SG S2; Scott A2)INDIA, 1852, -1/2a Blue, "Scinde Dawk" (SG S2; Scott A2). Without gum as issued, three clear to huge (at top) margins, just impinging the design at right, bold color and impression, couple light surface marks

FINE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-ANNA BLUE "SCINDE DAWK". ONE OF THE RAREST UNUSED STAMPS OF INDIA OF WHICH ONLY A FEW ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

The "Scinde Dawk" name is simply because they were used in the Sindh Province and the word "Dawk" is an anglicized spelling of the Hindustani word for "Post". The -1/2a Red (SG S3; Scott A3) was first issued on July 1, 1852 as a wafer wax seal - the first postage stamp of Asia. Due to the obvious shortfalls of a wafer seal, the White and Blue (SG S1-S2; Scott A1-A2) stamps were printed and embossed for use.

Signed Calves. With 1998 and 2015 R.P.S. certificates. The former of which shows the stamp in it's original Gem quality state with sheet margin at right - easily the finest known example - prior to being mistakenly cut down while sizing a mount. Scott $40,000.00

£ 50,000
11,500
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2274
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2274, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Deep Vermilion, 9-1/2 Arches (SG 1a; Scott 1), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Deep Vermilion, 9-1/2 Arches (SG 1a; Scott 1)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Deep Vermilion, 9-1/2 Arches (SG 1a; Scott 1). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, deep rich shade, strong impression

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE AND HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-ANNA IN DEEP VERMILION.

Named "9-1/2 Arches" due to the number of arches in the side panel. This stamp was printed and prepared for use with a supply sent to Bombay, although it was never officially released for sale. The Deep Vermilion shade offered here is rarer than the Vermilion shade which is usually found on toned paper.

Signed Heddergott BPP. Scott $1,200.00 as Vermilion

£ 4,500
3,250
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2275, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1854, 1a Deep Red, Die II (SG 13; Scott 4 var), INDIA, 1854, 1a Deep Red, Die II (SG 13; Scott 4 var)INDIA, 1854, 1a Deep Red, Die II (SG 13; Scott 4 var). Block of sixteen with sheet margin at left with part of imprint, positions 9-12/33-36 from the rare Stone "D", every stamp shows a plate flaw or retouch, no gum as usual, large margins around, small repair in top margin above position 2, scissor cut between middle stamps at bottom, left margin with paper split, all of these with hinge reinforcements

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A STRIKING AND RARE MULTIPLE FROM STONE "D".

It is especially appealing to have every stamp in the block containing an identifiable plate flaw or retouch.

With clear 1998 Holcombe certificate. SG value simply as sixteen singles of No. 13

£ 6,400
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2276, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1866, 2a Violet, Official (SG O15; Scott O11), INDIA, 1866, 2a Violet, Official (SG O15; Scott O11)INDIA, 1866, 2a Violet, Official (SG O15; Scott O11). Horizontal strip of five with plate no. 1 in the right selvage, original gum, h.r.'s (including a few reinforcing separated perfs), strong color and impression

FINE. A RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE PLATE NUMBER MULTIPLE OF THE 1866 2-ANNA OFFICIAL.

With 2006 B.P.A. certificate. SG value as five singles

£ 3,500
2,400
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2277
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2277, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1948, 3-1/2a Gandhi, Official (SG O150b; Scott O112B), INDIA, 1948, 3-1/2a Gandhi, Official (SG O150b; Scott O112B)INDIA, 1948, 3-1/2a Gandhi, Official (SG O150b; Scott O112B). Light double-circle datestamp at bottom left, few creases and small thin at bottom right, Very Fine appearance, only 300 were printed and they were all intended to be used by the Governor-General, none were sold to the public, Scott $750.00

£ 2,750
1,200
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2278
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2278, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1948, 12a Gandhi, Official (SG O150c; O112C), INDIA, 1948, 12a Gandhi, Official (SG O150c; O112C)INDIA, 1948, 12a Gandhi, Official (SG O150c; O112C). Lightly hinged, well-centered, just the faintest trace of an indentation at left

VERY FINE. ONLY A TINY NUMBER OF UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE 12-ANNA GANDHI OFFICIAL EXIST.

The official issue was not available to the public and only a tiny fraction of the 300 issued are unused. Many of the known examples have interleaving stuck to the gum unlike the example offered here which has full original gum.

With 1967 B.P.A. certificate (with selvage at left which was subsequently removed and not mentioning indentation). Scott $8,000.00

£ 25,000
8,000
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2279
nhbl
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2279, India & Indian StatesINDIA, 1937, Booklet of Four Panes of 1a (SG SB22), INDIA, 1937, Booklet of Four Panes of 1a (SG SB22)INDIA, 1937, Booklet of Four Panes of 1a (SG SB22). Complete booklet, containing four Mint N.H. panes of SG No. 250w with watermark inverted, Very Fine and scarce complete booklet, SG value

£ 500
250
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2280
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2280, India & Indian StatesINDIA, Used in Dubai, 1906, -1/2a Green (SG 149; Scott 78), INDIA, Used in Dubai, 1906, -1/2a Green (SG 149; Scott 78)INDIA, Used in Dubai, 1906, -1/2a Green (SG 149; Scott 78). Tied on reverse of cover by clear "Dubai B.O. Persian Gulf, OC 14, 15" circular datestamp, addressed to Muscat, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a rare early cover used from Dubai

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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2281
c
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2281, India & Indian StatesINDIA, Used in Dubai, 1947, 2a Scarlet, 3-1/2a Ultramarine, "Pakistan" Overprint (SG 6, 8; Scott 6, 8), INDIA, Used in Dubai, 1947, 2a Scarlet, 3-1/2a Ultramarine, "Pakistan" Overprint (SG 6, 8; Scott 6, 8)INDIA, Used in Dubai, 1947, 2a Scarlet, 3-1/2a Ultramarine, "Pakistan" Overprint (SG 6, 8; Scott 6, 8). 2a vertical pair, single of 3-1/2a, tied by clear "Dubai, 27 Oct. 47" double-circle datestamp on reverse of preprinted registered cover to Bombay, boxed arrival handstamp also tying stamps, cover slightly reduced at top from opening, still Very Fine, a scarce and very early use of the "Pakistan" overprints, these stamps were used in Dubai from October 1947 to March 1948

E. 500-750
900
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2282
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2282, India & Indian StatesINDIA, Bamra, 1888, -1/4a Black on Yellow (1; SG 1), INDIA, Bamra, 1888, -1/4a Black on Yellow (1; SG 1)INDIA, Bamra, 1888, -1/4a Black on Yellow (1; SG 1). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, strong impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a rare stamp despite its relatively modest catalogue value, with 2011 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £1,000

700
1,600
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2283
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2283, India & Indian StatesINDIA, Bhopal, 1876, -1/4a Black (1; SG 1), INDIA, Bhopal, 1876, -1/4a Black (1; SG 1)INDIA, Bhopal, 1876, -1/4a Black (1; SG 1). Position 16 (R. 4/1), affixed to small piece, large margins to just barely touching, neat manuscript cancel as usual, Fine and scarce, with 2011 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £1,100

700
1,300
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2284
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2284, India & Indian StatesINDIA, Charkhari, 1897, -1/4a Rose (3A; SG 1), INDIA, Charkhari, 1897, -1/4a Rose (3A; SG 1)INDIA, Charkhari, 1897, -1/4a Rose (3A; SG 1). Large margins, clear impression of strike, central well-struck Charkhari State P.O. handstamp, Very Fine, a choice example of this seldom offered stamp, the first of which we have offered since keeping computerized records, with 2011 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £750

1,100
850
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