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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1329
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1329, 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). Huge balanced margins, neat dotted diamond cancel, strong impression, minor creasing and small sealed at at left (margin only), Very Fine appearance, Scott $2,600.00

£ 2,500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1330, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 12; Scott 4), INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 12; Scott 4)INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 12; Scott 4). Die I, A Stone, pos. 23, without gum as issued, large margins to clear at right, rich shade on fresh paper, small natural paper inclusion on neck, otherwise Fine and scarce, SG value

£ 1,300
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1331
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1331, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 12; Scott 4), INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 12; Scott 4)INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 12; Scott 4). Full even margins, tied by barred "158" cancel with corresponding red Lahore circular datestamp on reverse of 1855 folded cover to Calcutta, "Too Late" handstamp and arrival datestamp on reverse, cover with central tear at top away from stamp, Very Fine

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1332, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6). 1st Printing (Worn State), Head Die I, Frame Die I, pos. 3, without gum as issued, full to ample margins except just touching at right, fresh color, small indentation on neck of little consequence

STILL A FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-ANNA LITHOGRAPH FROM THE FIRST PRINTING IN THE WORN STATE. ANY 4-ANNA LITHOGRAPH IN UNUSED CONDITION IS A MAJOR RARITY.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate

£ 25,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1333, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6). 1st Printing, Head Die I, Frame Die I, pos. 6, without gum as issued, watermark reversed, large margins at right and bottom, clear at left and just touching at top, center row fold as often seen, toned and light overall soiling

FINE APPEARING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 4-ANNA LITHOGRAPH FROM THE FIRST PRINTING. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE IN UNUSED CONDITION.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate

£ 25,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1334, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6). 1st Printing, Head Die I, Frame Die I, pos. 12, without gum as issued, watermark reversed, huge margins all around, center vignette with severe shift to top right, slight overall toning, minor horizontal repair thru center of stamp

VERY FINE APPEARARING EXAMPLE OF THE 4-ANNA LITHOGRAPH FROM THE FIRST PRINTING. ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF 4-ANNA LITHOGRAPHS ARE RECORDED IN UNUSED CONDITION.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate

£ 25,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1335, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6). 1st Printing, Head Die I, Frame Die I, pos. 1, without gum as issued, cut to shape, toned and stained, otherwise Fine, any 4a in unused condition is exceptionally rare, with 2019 R.P.S. certificate, SG £25,000

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1336, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Pale Red & Blue (SG 18; Scott 6). 1st Printing, Head Die I, Frame Die I, pos. 6, watermark reversed, huge balanced margins, light dotted diamond and red French cancels, small filled thin spots, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate

£ 1,100
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1337, 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). 5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, without gum as issued, cut to shape, toned and stained, small tear by second "A" of "Annas", Fine appearance, any 4a in unused condition is exceptionally rare, with 2019 R.P.S. certificate, SG £22,000

E. 1,000-1,500
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1338
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1338, 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). 5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, pos. 10, reversed watermark, large to ample margins, lightly struck "B/5" cancel of Akyab, Burma, bold colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG value without any premium for cancel

£ 1,100
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1339, IndiaINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow Green, Unissued (SG 50; Scott 14). Original gum, small h.r., fresh color, small repair at top right and small thin spot, otherwise Fine appearing example of this scarce stamp that was prepared for use but never officially issued, Scott $2,000.00

3,750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1340, IndiaINDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow-Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b), INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow-Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b)INDIA, 1855-64, 2a Yellow-Buff, Imperforate (SG 42a; Scott 15b). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at right, other margins full, original gum, minor h.r., fresh color

VERY FINE. A CHOICE IMPERFORATE PAIR OF THE 2-ANNA YELLOW-BUFF.

Scott $5,000.00

£ 3,750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1341, IndiaINDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (SG 66; Scott 29), INDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (SG 66; Scott 29)INDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (SG 66; Scott 29). Large part original gum, h.r., wonderfully fresh color, couple minute spots of surface rubbing though far less than usual, Very Fine example of this scarce original-gum stamp, Scott $1,800.00

£ 2,750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1342, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b), INDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b)INDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b). Small h.r., deep rich shade, minor gum bend, still Fine, SG value

£ 500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1343, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b), INDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b)INDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b). Rich color, neat datestamp, light bend, otherwise Fine and scarce, SG value

£ 325
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1344, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b), INDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b)INDIA, 1929, 3a Deep Blue, "1" for Second "I" in "India" (SG 221b). Horizontal pair, right stamp the variety, used with additional 3a and 3a6p, all tied by "Bombay Foreign 20 Feb. 33" double-circle datestamps on cover to Germany, arrival backstamp, cover slightly toned though not affecting stamps, Fine and rare commercial use of this scarce variety

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1345, IndiaINDIA, 1952, 10r Purple Brown & Blue (SG 323b), INDIA, 1952, 10r Purple Brown & Blue (SG 323b)INDIA, 1952, 10r Purple Brown & Blue (SG 323b). Mint N.H. block of four, fresh color of this distinctive shade, Very Fine, SG value as singles

£ 1,100
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1346, IndiaINDIA, 1960, 1np Blue Green, Imperforate (SG 399a; Scott 302a), INDIA, 1960, 1np Blue Green, Imperforate (SG 399a; Scott 302a)INDIA, 1960, 1np Blue Green, Imperforate (SG 399a; Scott 302a). Horizontal strip of four with arrow sheet margin at bottom, center two stamps barely hinged, outer stamps Mint N.H., second stamp with vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce imperforate, catalogued as two pairs, Scott $1,300.00

£ 1,400
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1347, IndiaINDIA, 1968, 15p First Triennial Exhibition, Orange Omitted (SG 564a; Scott 466 var), INDIA, 1968, 15p First Triennial Exhibition, Orange Omitted (SG 564a; Scott 466 var)INDIA, 1968, 15p First Triennial Exhibition, Orange Omitted (SG 564a; Scott 466 var). Mint N.H. vertical strip of five with selvage at top and bottom, bottom two stamps with orange completely omitted, middle stamp lightly printed, fresh colors

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE AND VISUAL INDIAN MODERN ERROR. ONLY FOURTEEN EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED FROM THE SOLE SHEET DISCOVERED.

The bottom two rows of a single sheet were completely omitted creating only fourteen examples. The middle row was partially affected to a small degree.

Ex Pierron. With 2013 B.P.A. certificate. Unlisted in Scott. SG value as two singles

£ 20,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1348, IndiaINDIA, 1884, 2a-8a Violet, Official Reproductions (SG O16-O18 vars; Scott O12-O14 vars), INDIA, 1884, 2a-8a Violet, Official Reproductions (SG O16-O18 vars; Scott O12-O14 vars)INDIA, 1884, 2a-8a Violet, Official Reproductions (SG O16-O18 vars; Scott O12-O14 vars). Original gum, barely hinged (if at all), each trimmed at top and bottom, deep rich colors indicative of the reproductions, 8a with minor surface rubbing, otherwise Very Fine and quite scarce, mentioned in both SG and Scott as a footnote

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1349, IndiaINDIA, 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). Lightly hinged (likely a small natural gum skip), excellent centering, deep rich color, horizontal crease at bottom

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 3-1/2-ANNAS GANDHI OFFICIAL WHICH WERE NEVER OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC.

Only 300 were printed and they were all intended to be used by the Governor-General, none were sold to the public. Only a small number of unused stamps managed to get out.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $7,500.00

£ 7,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1350, IndiaINDIA, Jind, 1886, 2a Ultramarine, "JEIND" Error (46a; SG 14a), INDIA, Jind, 1886, 2a Ultramarine, "JEIND" Error (46a; SG 14a)INDIA, Jind, 1886, 2a Ultramarine, "JEIND" Error (46a; SG 14a). Original gum, h.r., wonderfully well-centered, fresh color, thin spot, Very Fine appearance, a rare error which was produced but never placed into use, SG £2,250

1,800
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1351
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1351, IndiaINDIA, Jind, 1942 25r Dark Violet & Blue (164; SG 136), INDIA, Jind, 1942 25r Dark Violet & Blue (164; SG 136)INDIA, Jind, 1942 25r Dark Violet & Blue (164; SG 136). Well-centered, strong colors on fresh paper, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce stamp postally used, with 2018 B.P.A. certificate, SG £500

525
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1352, IndiaINDIA, Patiala, 1885, 1a Violet Brown, Double Overprint (11 var; SG 11c), INDIA, Patiala, 1885, 1a Violet Brown, Double Overprint (11 var; SG 11c)INDIA, Patiala, 1885, 1a Violet Brown, Double Overprint (11 var; SG 11c). Mint N.H. (though toned) top left corner selvage block of four with interpanneau selvage at top, clear doubling of overprint which is also slightly shifted to the left, Fine, a rare error block, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate, SG value as hinged singles

£ 1,300
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1353, IndiaINDIA, Alwar, 1899, -1/4a Emerald Green, Wide Margins (4c; SG 4), INDIA, Alwar, 1899, -1/4a Emerald Green, Wide Margins (4c; SG 4)INDIA, Alwar, 1899, -1/4a Emerald Green, Wide Margins (4c; SG 4). Unused (no gum), large margins, bright color, Very Fine, a particularly elusive stamp that is undervalued in Scott, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £1,200

600
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1354, IndiaINDIA, Bundi, 1941, 3r Grey Blue & Chocolate (29 var; SG 47a), INDIA, Bundi, 1941, 3r Grey Blue & Chocolate (29 var; SG 47a)INDIA, Bundi, 1941, 3r Grey Blue & Chocolate (29 var; SG 47a). Complete sheet of four, without gum as issued, SG Ty. C tablet, fresh and Very Fine, with 1980 R.P.S. certificate as SG No. 47 (before listing of No. 47a), SG value

£ 480
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