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Sale 1183 — Worldwide Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Category — India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1295
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1295, IndiaINDIA, Used in Burma, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 2; Scott 2), INDIA, Used in Burma, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 2; Scott 2)INDIA, Used in Burma, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 2; Scott 2). Die II, horizontal pair (faulty) tied by clear strikes of "B/165" octagon cancel and manuscript "Stamped", matching red "Sarawah Post Office" double-circle datestamp on reverse on folded letter to Boston Mass., letter datelined "Hinthada March 25th, 1856", folded letter rated "33", British transit and Boston Jun. 23 arrival backstamps, cover with two file folds which damage pair

FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE 1854 2-ANNA LITHOGRAPH PAIR USED IN SARAWAH TO THE UNITED STATES. A MAJOR INDIA USED IN BURMA RARITY.

Despite the faults caused by the file folds, the 1854 Lithograph is rarely seen used in Sarawah - even more so to a destination such as the United States. All the other examples we have been able to find have been used to India.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,750
1296
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1296, IndiaINDIA, Used in Burma, -1/4a Blue "On H.M. Service" Postal Card, INDIA, Used in Burma, -1/4a Blue "On H.M. Service" Postal CardINDIA, Used in Burma, -1/4a Blue "On H.M. Service" Postal Card. Bold strike of "R" in barred circle cancel with "Port Blair, Dec. 22" circular datestamp on 1886 card to Moulmein, Rangoon transit and Moulmein arrival datestamps on front, properly endorsed on reverse, card with slight traces of toning, otherwise Very Fine, believed to be the only known example of this cancel from Port Blair, ex Gerald Davis

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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1297
 
Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1297, IndiaINDIA, Used in Straits Settlements Small Collection, INDIA, Used in Straits Settlements Small CollectionINDIA, Used in Straits Settlements Small Collection. Twelve items, incl. both Penang and Singapore uses, better items incl. SG Nos. Z21, Z45 on piece, Z61, Z64, Z100 on piece (partially drawn-in), Z106 (used strip of three) and even No. Z88, two singles on cover to United States, some small faults, total SG value exceeds £4,200, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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1298
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1298, IndiaINDIA, 1818 "King's Poste" to Calcutta, INDIA, 1818 "King's Poste" to CalcuttaINDIA, 1818 "King's Poste" to Calcutta. Large part of folded letter (missing side panels) with crowned "India Packet Letter, London G.P.O., 6 JA 6, 1818" addressed to Calcutta, manuscript "Private" at top, reverse with boxed "King's Poste" datestamp over flap, top flap with tear, otherwise Fine, scarce combination of markings

E. 500-750
350
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1299
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1299, IndiaINDIA, 1829 "Nuddea Post Office" to Calcutta, INDIA, 1829 "Nuddea Post Office" to CalcuttaINDIA, 1829 "Nuddea Post Office" to Calcutta. Folded letter datelined Sept. 21, 1829 with well-struck boxed "Nuddea Post Office" with manuscript "22 Sept 1829" (Giles 1) on reverse to Calcutta, red boxed "Calcutta G.P.O." arrival datestamp, file folds thru markings, still Fine, an uncommon strike referencing the "sicca ruppe" which determined the weight and price of a letter

E. 300-400
400
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1300
 
Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1300, IndiaINDIA, 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). Affixed to piece (tied by impression of cancel), large balanced margins, diamond of dots cancel which has slightly eroded paper, minor toning, still Fine example of this desirable stamp, Scott $2,000.00

£ 2,500
800
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1301
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1301, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 21; Scott 6). 3rd Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die I, position 4, tied by diamond of grids and "Stamped" manuscript cancel, additionally franked with 4a on reverse from 4th Printing (SG 22) tied by diamond of grid and manuscript "X", on 1855 cover to Paris, France, manuscript "via Marseilles" and handstamp "10" paying the French internal rate, Fine, the 4a stamps paid the double weight to Alexandria, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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1302
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1302, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, two stamps, both cut to shape and with intensely rich colors, tied by "1" in grids on 1857 folded letter to Marseilles, manuscript "Via Marseilles", Bombay originating backstamp and rated "8", red Marseilles receiver, Very Fine, the two stamps prepaid the 8 anna rate for letters weighing up to -1/4 ounce, this rate was in effect for only one year, a rare cover from a very short lived rate, signed Holcombe and with 2017 B.P.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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1303
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1303, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, reversed watermark, two stamps (pos. 2 and pos. 7), both cut to shape and with uncommonly bright colors, tied by diamond of dots on 1855 folded letter to Paris, Calcutta originating backstamp, manuscript "By Steamer Oriental via Marseilles" and "10" handstamp paying the French internal rate, cover with small discoloration spots, otherwise Fine, the two 4a stamps paid the double weight from Calcutta to Alexandria, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate

E. 750-1,000
800
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1304
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1304, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 23; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, two singles, cut to shape with margins to touching, tied by barred diamonds of Bombay on 1855 blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, Bombay May 27 departure datestamp, rated "10" upon arrival which also ties stamps, red Marseilles transit datestamp on front, Paris transit and Bordeaux arrival backstamps, Very Fine, an interesting letter regarding the wine trade referencing "Claret is now in demand...which was sold last month for Rs. 7, is now offered Rs. 9"

E. 500-750
650
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1305
 
Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1305, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6). 3rd Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die I, pos. 1, cut square, ample margins to just touching outer frameline at left and right, rich colors, neat diamond of dots and red cancels, part of manuscript "Stamped", Fine, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $500.00

£ 2,250
1,500
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1306
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1306, IndiaINDIA, 1855, -1/2a Blue, 1a Brown, 4a Black, 8a Rose on Bluish Paper (SG 36, 38, 39, 46; Scott 10, 11, 12, 16), INDIA, 1855, -1/2a Blue, 1a Brown, 4a Black, 8a Rose on Bluish Paper (SG 36, 38, 39, 46; Scott 10, 11, 12, 16)INDIA, 1855, -1/2a Blue, 1a Brown, 4a Black, 8a Rose on Bluish Paper (SG 36, 38, 39, 46; Scott 10, 11, 12, 16). Tied by Calcutta octagonal cancels on 1860 folded letter to Haverhill, Mass., red London Paid, red "Boston Br Pkt 5" ties three stamps, typewritten "Via Marseilles.", red forwarder's backstamp and another indecipherable backstamp, cover with a couple edge tears not affecting stamps, flap repaired, otherwise a Fine and attractive four-color franking

E. 400-500
400
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1307
nhbl
Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1307, IndiaINDIA, 1874, 1r Slate (SG 79; Scott 35), INDIA, 1874, 1r Slate (SG 79; Scott 35)INDIA, 1874, 1r Slate (SG 79; Scott 35). Mint N.H. (toned gum) block of 20 (4x5) with part imprint selvage at left, well-centered, strong color, selvage with thin and slightly toned, Very Fine, an impressive block, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $1,300.00

£ 2,000
450
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1308
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1308, IndiaINDIA, 1882-87, 1a Maroon, 4a Olive Green (SG 88, 95; Scott 38, 42), INDIA, 1882-87, 1a Maroon, 4a Olive Green (SG 88, 95; Scott 38, 42)INDIA, 1882-87, 1a Maroon, 4a Olive Green (SG 88, 95; Scott 38, 42). Singles of each, used on 2a Blue legal registered letter and tied by "Nungumbaukum, 31 OC 96" double-circle datestamp to Batavia, Netherlands Indies, Tuticorin, Colombo and Singapore transit backstamps, couple minor tone spots that just touch stamps, otherwise Fine and scarce destination

E. 200-300
650
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1309
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1309, IndiaINDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (SG 110a; Scott 53a), INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (SG 110a; Scott 53a)INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (SG 110a; Scott 53a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Fine, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $250.00

£ 750
400
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1310°
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1310, IndiaINDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (SG 110a; Scott 53a), INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (SG 110a; Scott 53a)INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (SG 110a; Scott 53a). Original gum, faintly hinged, rich color on fresh paper, Fine, only one sheet was printed with the double surcharge, signed Jal Cooper, Scott $250.00

£ 750
0
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1311
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Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1311, IndiaINDIA, 1909, 25r Ultramarine & Orange Brown (SG 147; Scott 76), INDIA, 1909, 25r Ultramarine & Orange Brown (SG 147; Scott 76)INDIA, 1909, 25r Ultramarine & Orange Brown (SG 147; Scott 76). Lightly hinged, deep rich colors

VERY FINE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE 25-RUPEE KING EDWARD VII.

Signed A. Diena. Considerably undercatalogued in Scott at $925.00

£ 2,750
1,400
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1312
 
India Inverted Watermark Used Group, 1937-1950. 28 stamps total from 1937 King George VI thru 1950 Asokan Officials, SG values to £250 each, incl. SG Nos. O153w (unlisted) and O154w (listed but unpriced) which were not counted in total, couple minor flaws but mostly Fine-Very Fine, a detailed listing can be provided upon request, total SG value

£ 2,077
1,000
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1313
TC
Sale Number 1183, Lot Number 1313, IndiaINDIA, 1972, 20p Gandhi and Nehru, Color Trials (SG 693TC; Scott 589TC), INDIA, 1972, 20p Gandhi and Nehru, Color Trials (SG 693TC; Scott 589TC)INDIA, 1972, 20p Gandhi and Nehru, Color Trials (SG 693TC; Scott 589TC). Seven Mint N.H. imperforate horizontal pairs with sheet margin at right, incl. two vignette only in Pale Brown and Red Brown and five frames in varying shades of Blue and Violet, Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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