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Sale 1204 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, including the Angel Collection

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 18-20 June, 2019

Category — Cook Islands thru India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
241
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 241, Cook Islands thru IndiaCOOK ISLANDS, 1892, 1p-10p Seven Stars, White Paper (5-8; SG 1-4), COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 1p-10p Seven Stars, White Paper (5-8; SG 1-4)COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 1p-10p Seven Stars, White Paper (5-8; SG 1-4). Complete set cancelled by "Rarotonga 9 JL 95" circular datestamps with extra strike at bottom right on registered cover to Philadelphia Pa., violet Rarotonga registry handstamp, Auckland and San Francisco transit and Philadelphia arrival backstamps, red Philadelphia four-line registry handstamp also ties 1p, Very Fine and attractive cover

E. 300-400
200
242
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 242, Cook Islands thru IndiaCOOK ISLANDS, 1892, 1p-10p Seven Stars, White Paper (5-8; SG 1-4), COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 1p-10p Seven Stars, White Paper (5-8; SG 1-4)COOK ISLANDS, 1892, 1p-10p Seven Stars, White Paper (5-8; SG 1-4). Complete set tied by "Cook Islands Rarotonga 17 JE 96" double-circle datestamps on registered cover to Barbados, violet Rarotonga registry handstamp, Auckland, San Francisco and New York transit and Barbados arrival backstamps, New York registry label, cover with minor edge nicks, otherwise Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce destination

E. 300-400
150
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243
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 243, Cook Islands thru IndiaCOOK ISLANDS, 1893-94, 1p-10p Queen Makea Takau (10-14; SG 6-10), COOK ISLANDS, 1893-94, 1p-10p Queen Makea Takau (10-14; SG 6-10)COOK ISLANDS, 1893-94, 1p-10p Queen Makea Takau (10-14; SG 6-10). Singles of each, tied by "Cook Islands Rarotonga 12 NO 97" double-circle datestamps with additional strike on registered cover to San Francisco Cal., violet Rarotonga registry and red "R" in circle handstamps, Auckland transit and San Francisco arrival backstamps, cover with minor edge nicks, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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244
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 244, Cook Islands thru IndiaDOMINICA, 1886, -1/2p on 6p Green, 1p on 1sh Deep Lilac Rose (13, 15; SG 15, 19), DOMINICA, 1886, -1/2p on 6p Green, 1p on 1sh Deep Lilac Rose (13, 15; SG 15, 19)DOMINICA, 1886, -1/2p on 6p Green, 1p on 1sh Deep Lilac Rose (13, 15; SG 15, 19). Three singles each, all tied by barred "A07" cancels and "Dominica DE 21 86" circular datestamp on cover to Norfolk Va., New York transit and Norfolk arrival backstamps, Very Fine and quite rare, the Stanley Gibbons catalogue gives the -1/2p a "from x 40" and 1sh a "from x 50" price multiplier for covers, ex Seybold and Hart

E. 400-500
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245
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 245, Cook Islands thru IndiaGAMBIA, 1886-93, 2-1/2p Deep Bright Blue, 4p Deep Brown, 1sh Violet (15, 17, 19; SG 27, 30, 36), GAMBIA, 1886-93, 2-1/2p Deep Bright Blue, 4p Deep Brown, 1sh Violet (15, 17, 19; SG 27, 30, 36)GAMBIA, 1886-93, 2-1/2p Deep Bright Blue, 4p Deep Brown, 1sh Violet (15, 17, 19; SG 27, 30, 36). Used with 1880 6p Blue (10; SG 17), all cancelled by barred handstamp and "Gambia Paid JA 29 91" circular datestamps with additional strike at left on registered cover to New York, "R" in oval handstamp, Liverpool transit and New York arrival datestamps, Very Fine, a choice and striking four-color franking

E. 500-750
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246
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 246, Cook Islands thru IndiaGAMBIA, 1889, 6p Bronze Green (18b; SG 33), GAMBIA, 1889, 6p Bronze Green (18b; SG 33)GAMBIA, 1889, 6p Bronze Green (18b; SG 33). Tied by "Registered Gambia 14 MR 02" oval datestamp with additional strike beside on cover to Troy, Ohio, "R" in oval handstamp, London and New York transit and Troy arrival backstamps, stamp with slightly rounded corner at bottom right, Very Fine

E. 300-400
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247
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 247, Cook Islands thru IndiaGRENADA, 1895-99, 2-1/2p Lilac & Ultramarine (42; SG 51), GRENADA, 1895-99, 2-1/2p Lilac & Ultramarine (42; SG 51)GRENADA, 1895-99, 2-1/2p Lilac & Ultramarine (42; SG 51). Tied by barred "12" cancel on 1898 cover to New York, manuscript "per S.S. Grenada" directive, violet "Paquebot (N.Y.-2nd Div.)" handstamp, New York arrival backstamp, Very Fine and interesting use

E. 300-400
150
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248
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 248, Cook Islands thru IndiaHONG KONG, 1863, 6c Lilac, 48c Rose Carmine (12, 21; SG 10, 17), HONG KONG, 1863, 6c Lilac, 48c Rose Carmine (12, 21; SG 10, 17)HONG KONG, 1863, 6c Lilac, 48c Rose Carmine (12, 21; SG 10, 17). Tied by blue barred "B62" cancels and "Hong Kong JY 28 65" circular datestamp on flap on folded letter to Ipswich Mass., neat red Augustine Heard company cachet on flap, endorsed "via Marseilles", "Boston Br. Pkt. 5 Sep. 28" and red "5 cents" credit handstamps, Very Fine, a pretty cover

E. 750-1,000
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249
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 249, Cook Islands thru IndiaHONG KONG, 1863, 12c Light Blue, 30c Orange Vermilion (15, 19a; SG 12, 15a), HONG KONG, 1863, 12c Light Blue, 30c Orange Vermilion (15, 19a; SG 12, 15a)HONG KONG, 1863, 12c Light Blue, 30c Orange Vermilion (15, 19a; SG 12, 15a). Tied by barred "B62" cancels and "Hong Kong JY 15 69" circular datestamp on reverse of cover to New York, blue Smith, Archer and Co. forwarding handstamp on backflap, endorsed "P.M.S. "Cambodge" via Marseilles", red London transit and New York arrival which also ties 12c, red "2 cents" credit handstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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250
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 250, Cook Islands thru IndiaHONG KONG, 1891, 20c on 30c Yellow Green (61; SG 48), HONG KONG, 1891, 20c on 30c Yellow Green (61; SG 48)HONG KONG, 1891, 20c on 30c Yellow Green (61; SG 48). Tied by "Hong Kong SP 20 98" circular datestamp on registered cover to Manila, Philippines, manuscript "Per S.S. Yuensang" directive, boxed "Hong Kong G.P.O." registry handstamp (Proud RL9), violet "Philippine Sta., San Francisco Cal. Sep. 3, 1898" circular datestamp (one of these datestamps must have had wrong date or month plug), cover with minor edge wear and slight soiling at bottom, still Fine and rare use, very few examples of the backstamp are known as Goodale records its use from Sep. 12-21, see website for reverse of cover

E. 500-750
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251
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 251, Cook Islands thru IndiaHONG KONG, 1885, 20c on 30c Vermilion (51; SG 40), HONG KONG, 1885, 20c on 30c Vermilion (51; SG 40)HONG KONG, 1885, 20c on 30c Vermilion (51; SG 40). Used with 1863-80 8c Orange Buff, 12c Light Blue and 1882 10c Green (13, 15, 43; SG 11-12, 37), all tied by barred "B62" with "Hong Kong MY 15 86" circular datestamps on registered cover to New York, "R" in circle handstamp (Proud RL6), San Francisco registered and New York arrival backstamps, cover with minor wear and small central hole, still a Very Fine and handsome four-color franking paying the up to 2oz. registered rate

E. 1,000-1,500
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252
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 252, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, 1855, 8a Rose on Blue Glazed Paper (10; SG 36), INDIA, 1855, 8a Rose on Blue Glazed Paper (10; SG 36)INDIA, 1855, 8a Rose on Blue Glazed Paper (10; SG 36). Used with -1/2a Blue, 1a Brown and 2a Dull Rose (11-13; SG 37, 39, 41), tied by "B/1" octagon cancels with red "G.P.O. ex Calcutta JA 22, 1861" double-circle datestamp on reverse of folded letter to New York, clear Atkinson, Tilton & Co. forwarding handstamp, endorsed "Str. Simla via Marseilles", red boxed "India Paid", London transit, "New York Am. Pkt. 5 Mar. 15" and red "16 cents" credit handstamps, cover with light horizontal file fold thru stamps and additional vertical fold thru -1/2a, still Very Fine and attractive four-color franking

E. 400-500
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253
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 253, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, 1855, 4a Black on Bluish, 8a Rose on Bluish (9-10; SG 35-36), INDIA, 1855, 4a Black on Bluish, 8a Rose on Bluish (9-10; SG 35-36)INDIA, 1855, 4a Black on Bluish, 8a Rose on Bluish (9-10; SG 35-36). Used with -1/2a Blue and 1a Brown (11-12; SG 37, 39), tied by "B/1" octagon cancels with red "G.P.O. Ex. Calcutta FE 29, 1860" double-circle datestamp on reverse of cover to South Berwick Me., well-struck "Forwarded by Foster, Rogers & Co., Calcutta" handstamp (unlisted in Rowe), endorsed "via Bombay & Marseilles", red boxed "India Paid", Bombay and London transits and Br. Packet Boston datestamps, "15" credit handstamp also ties 4a, cover with some wrinkling, edge wear and missing backflap, still a Fine and scarce usage

E. 300-400
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254
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 254, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac (19; SG 52), INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac (19; SG 52)INDIA, 1860-64, 8p Lilac (19; SG 52). Used with 2a Orange and 4a Green (23c, 24; SG 62, 64), tied by superbly struck "Bombay India Paid MY 12 66" and diamond "1" duplex cancels on folded cover to Boston Mass., blue Forbes & Co. forwarding on back (Rowe Rarity "3"), endorsed "via Marseilles", "In U.S. Notes" straightline handstamp, London transit and Boston Am. Pkt. arrival backstamps, cover with bottom flap missing of no consequence, Very Fine and attractive cover

E. 400-500
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255
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 255, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, Used in Burma, 1882-87, 1a Maroon, 1a6p Bister Brown (38-39; SG 88, 90), INDIA, Used in Burma, 1882-87, 1a Maroon, 1a6p Bister Brown (38-39; SG 88, 90)INDIA, Used in Burma, 1882-87, 1a Maroon, 1a6p Bister Brown (38-39; SG 88, 90). Tied by clear strikes of "Tavoy SE 19 94" square datestamps on cover to Hebron Me., Rangoon, Bombay and "Sea Post Office" transit backstamps, Hebron arrival, accompanied by original enclosure from a missionary regarding life in Burma, Very Fine and fascinating letter from Tavoy (now referred to as Dawei)

E. 300-400
300
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256
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 256, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, Used in Burma, -1/2a Blue, 2a Brownish Orange, 8a Rose (20, 23, 25; SG 54, 63, 65), INDIA, Used in Burma, -1/2a Blue, 2a Brownish Orange, 8a Rose (20, 23, 25; SG 54, 63, 65)INDIA, Used in Burma, -1/2a Blue, 2a Brownish Orange, 8a Rose (20, 23, 25; SG 54, 63, 65). Two singles of -1/2a and 8a, all tied by "Bassein P.O. SE 66 26" and "B/21" duplex cancel and manuscript "Stamped" on blue cover to Morristown Pa., Calcutta and London transit datestamps, red "32 cents" credit handstamp, "New York Am. Pkt. Nov. 26" circular datestamp with matching "10" in circle handstamp, cover with minor aesthetic restoration along bottom edge, otherwise Very Fine and exceptionally rare three-color franking to the United States, this Bassein cancel is quite scarce, especially this well-struck

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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257
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 257, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1865-67, 2a Orange, 4a Green (A25-A26; SG Z86-Z87), INDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1865-67, 2a Orange, 4a Green (A25-A26; SG Z86-Z87)INDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1865-67, 2a Orange, 4a Green (A25-A26; SG Z86-Z87). 2a horizontal pair, 4a horizontal strip of three, all tied by well-struck "B/172" octagon cancels and cancelled by blue crayon on blue 1865 cover to Boston Mass., London Paid transit also ties 4a strip, "Boston Am. Pkt. 16 Feb. 5" datestamp and red "16 cents" debit handstamp, cover with minor edge nicks at top and missing backflap, still Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
2,600
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258
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 258, Cook Islands thru IndiaINDIA, Travancore, 1889, 1ch Ultramarine (5; SG 6), INDIA, Travancore, 1889, 1ch Ultramarine (5; SG 6)INDIA, Travancore, 1889, 1ch Ultramarine (5; SG 6). Tied by barred cancel, used with India -1/2a Green (36; SG 84) vertical pair and strip of three, tied by "Kottayam 21 NO 95" square datestamps on cover to Dayton, Ohio, Sea Post Office and New York transit and Dayton arrival backstamps, Very Fine and scarce combination cover

E. 400-500
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