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

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

Category — India - 1854 Lithograph Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
755
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 755, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Vermilion, 9-1/2 Arches (SG 1; Scott 1), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Vermilion, 9-1/2 Arches (SG 1; Scott 1)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Vermilion, 9-1/2 Arches (SG 1; Scott 1). With part "(PO)STAGE STA(MPS)" imprint at left, other sides large to full, without gum as issued, strong color on typical slightly toned paper, small water stain in margin only

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE UNISSUED HALF-ANNA 9-1/2 ARCHES WITH IMPRINT SHEET MARGIN.

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.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $3,250.00

£ 3,250
2,100
756
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 756, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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 margins all around, intense shade, barest trace of toning which is really minor

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-ANNA IN THE DEEP VERMILION SHADE.

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.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $3,250.00 as Vermilion

£ 4,500
2,600
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757
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 757, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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). Horizontal pair, without gum as issued, large balanced margins all around, intense shade, pressed horizontal crease and light bend on right stamp, minor traces of toned spots

VERY FINE APPEARING PAIR OF THE HALF-ANNA IN THE RARER DEEP VERMILION SHADE -- THE SO-CALLED 9-1/2 ARCHES STAMP.

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.

With 2019 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued as singles. Scott $6,500.00 as Vermilion

£ 9,000
9,000
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758
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 758, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 2-5; Scott 2), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 2-5; Scott 2)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 2-5; Scott 2). Die I, Stone B, complete plate reconstruction of all 96 positions hinged on four neatly designed pages, most appear to be four margin examples though of plating quality and therefore faults are to be expected, interesting array of cancels, Fine-Very Fine, a painstaking task to duplicate, catalogued as singles in the cheapest shade, Scott $3,360.00

£ 3,840
3,500
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759
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 759, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 8-10; Scott 2), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 8-10; Scott 2)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Blue (SG 8-10; Scott 2). Die III, Stone D, complete plate reconstruction of all 96 positions hinged on four neatly designed pages, most appear to be four margin examples though of plating quality and therefore faults are to be expected, many clear cancels, Fine-Very Fine, a difficult undertaking to recreate, catalogued as singles in the cheapest shade, Scott $3,360.00

£ 8,160
5,750
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760
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 760, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, -1/2a Pale Blue (SG 8; Scott 2), INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Pale Blue (SG 8; Scott 2)INDIA, 1854, -1/2a Pale Blue (SG 8; Scott 2). Die III, without gum as issued, large margins to clear, rich color, small thin at top not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine appearance, a rare unused stamp, with 1987 R.P.S. certificate

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£ 3,250
3,750
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761
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 761, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 11-12; Scott 4), INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 11-12; Scott 4)INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 11-12; Scott 4). Die I, Stone B, complete plate reconstruction of all 96 positions hinged on four neatly designed pages, few pairs and strips, most appear to be four margin examples though of plating quality and therefore faults are to be expected, Fine-Very Fine, catalogued as singles in the cheapest shade, Scott $5,280.00

£ 7,680
5,250
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762
ogbl
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 762, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 14; Scott 4), INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 14; Scott 4)INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 14; Scott 4). Die II, D Stone, block of four, pos. 21-22/29-30, no gum as issued, large balanced margins all around, rich color, barest trace of toning, Very Fine and scarce, SG value as singles

£ 760
550
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763
ng
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 763, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 15; Scott 4), INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 15; Scott 4)INDIA, 1854, 1a Red (SG 15; Scott 4). Die II, without gum as issued, large margins to touching at right, deep rich color, strong impression, Fine and scarce in unused condition, with 2003 R.P.S. certificate

£ 4,000
1,000
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764
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 764, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, minute thin spot, Extremely Fine appearance

£ 1,000
550
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765
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 765, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, widely spaced horizontal pair separated by blue wavy line, pos. 3-4, mostly large margins except barely touching outer frameline at bottom of left stamp, neat diamond cancels, toned, otherwise Fine

£ 5,000
5,000
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766
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 766, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6). 2nd Printing, Head Die II, Frame Die I, widely spaced horizontal pair separated by blue wavy line, pos. 9-10, watermark reversed, margins clear except left stamp just touching at top and bottom, light dotted diamond cancels, Fine and rare, signed Behr and with 1997 R.P.S. certificate

£ 3,750
2,300
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767
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 767, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 19; Scott 6). 2nd Printing, Head Die II, Frame Die I, widely spaced horizontal pair separated by blue wavy line, pos. 9-10, watermark reversed and inverted, mostly large margins to clear except barely touching outer frameline at bottom of left stamp, barred "1" cancel and trace of manuscript on right stamp, horizontal crease and slight soiling, otherwise Fine

£ 3,750
1,700
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768
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 768, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, pos. 11, large balanced margins all around, excellent color and strong impression, neat dotted diamond cancel, Extremely Fine, an especially rare stamp to find completely sound with large margins, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate

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£ 2,250
2,600
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769
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 769, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, pos. 3, huge margin at right, barely touching outer framelines on other sides, rich colors, neat dotted diamond cancel, Fine and scarce, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate

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£ 2,250
1,600
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770
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 770, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, horizontal pair with wavy line, pos. 5-6, large to clear at bottom, just touching outer framelines on other sides, natural horizontal pre-printing paperfold affecting left stamp (as often seen)

FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PAIR OF THE 4-ANNA FROM THE THIRD PRINTING. THIS PRINTING YIELDS THE RAREST PAIRS.

Signed Jal Cooper. With 2019 B.P.A. certificate

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£ 11,000
10,500
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771
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 771, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, two cut to shape singles, tied by dotted diamond cancel on small piece, French "Indes Or" double-circle datestamp also ties one stamp and red boxed "India Paid" handstamp, both stamps with central fold as often seen, Fine and scarce stamps from the 3rd Printing, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate, catalogued as two used singles

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£ 4,500
600
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772
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 772, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 22-24; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 22-24; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG 22-24; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, complete plate reconstruction of all 24 positions neatly arranged in hingeless mounts, each example is a cut square, mostly four margin examples, small faults are to be expected

FINE-VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE RECONSTRUCTED PLATE OF THE 4-ANNA FROM THE FOURTH PRINTING USING CUT SQUARE EXAMPLES.

Catalogued as singles in the cheapest shade. Scott $13,800.00.

£ 13,200
10,500
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773
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 773, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Deep Blue (SG 22; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Deep Blue (SG 22; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Deep Blue (SG 22; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, pos. 13, watermark reversed, large margins, neat barred "1" of Bombay, Very Fine

£ 650
450
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774
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 774, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Deep Blue (SG 22; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Deep Blue (SG 22; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Deep Blue (SG 22; Scott 6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, pos. 18, large to full margins, neat dotted diamond cancels, Very Fine

£ 650
375
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775
og
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 775, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, pos. 9, without gum as issued, watermark reversed, ample margins to just barely touching at bottom, couple light creases, slightly soiled and rubbed, still Fine, regardless of condition, any 4a in unused condition is incredibly rare, with 1983 R.P.S. certificate, SG £12,000

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E. 1,000-1,500
5,500
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776
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 776, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG Z67; Scott A6), INDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG Z67; Scott A6)INDIA, Used in Straits Settlements, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (SG Z67; Scott A6). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, pos. 5, large to full margins, fresh colors, clearly struck "B/172" of Singapore, Very Fine and scarce, with 1996 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $2,600.00

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£ 1,800
1,400
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777
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 777, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, pos. 14, huge balanced margins all around, perfectly struck barred "240" cancel of Seharanpore and trace of red cancel at left, fresh and Extremely Fine, a choice example in all respects, with 2019 B.P.A. certificate

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£ 550
800
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778
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 778, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 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, pos. 10, watermark reversed and inverted, large margins to ample at bottom, printers mark at bottom left, neat "B/1" (Calcutta) octagon cancel, Very Fine

£ 550
450
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779
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 779, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 4a Rose Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6), INDIA, 1854, 4a Rose Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6)INDIA, 1854, 4a Rose Red & Blue (SG 25; Scott 6). 5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, pos. 16, watermark reversed, huge balanced margins, corners clipped into octagon shape, lightly struck diamond cancel and trace of red cancel at left, Extremely Fine

£ 950
900
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780
og
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 780, India - 1854 Lithograph IssuesINDIA, 1854, 2a Emerald Green (SG 34; Scott 2 var), INDIA, 1854, 2a Emerald Green (SG 34; Scott 2 var)INDIA, 1854, 2a Emerald Green (SG 34; Scott 2 var). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins all around, wonderfully fresh and distinctive color, paper slightly toned

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1854 2 ANNA IN THE EMERALD GREEN SHADE. A MAJOR CLASSIC RARITY.

With 1988 B.P.A. certificate.

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£ 2,750
8,000
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