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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 - 1948 Gandhi Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
794
S
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 794, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, "Specimen" Overprint, Gold Courvoisier Presentation Pages (SG 305s-308s; Scott 203S-206S), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, "Specimen" Overprint, Gold Courvoisier Presentation Pages (SG 305s-308s; Scott 203S-206S)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, "Specimen" Overprint, Gold Courvoisier Presentation Pages (SG 305s-308s; Scott 203S-206S). Complete set neatly mounted and affixed to two gold leaf pages, first with 1-1/2a-12a values and second with 10r, fresh colors

VERY FINE. A RARE "SPECIMEN" OVERPRINT SET OF THE 1948 GANDHI ISSUE ON GOLD FOIL PAGES. LESS THAN 25 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST AND KEY ITEM FOR THE GANDHI COLLECTOR.

It is reported that 100 presentation booklets were created by Courvoisier and presented to dignitaries and high-level officials of various countries. It is thought that less than a quarter of the original 100 produced still exist today.

With 2010 Sismondo certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
6,750
795
og
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 795, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, Courvoisier Presentation Folder (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, Courvoisier Presentation Folder (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi, Courvoisier Presentation Folder (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Complete set neatly mounted and affixed to page, front cover with printed "Courvoisier S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds", page with couple toned spots not affecting stamps, still Very Fine and scarce, it is believed that only 200 were produced for dignitaries and high officials with far fewer still in existence today

E. 750-1,000
800
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796
ogbl
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 796, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Bottom right plate no. selvage blocks of four, 1-1/2a plate no. 22, 3-1/2a plate no. A2 and 12a plate no. B2, each with minor mount disturbance, 10r is Mint N.H. with plate no. B11, bright colors, Very Fine, catalogued simply as singles, Scott $1,630.00

£ 1,700
2,500
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797
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 797, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Matched top right selvage blocks of four with "(SUISSE)" part inscription, three lower values affixed to glassine interleaving and 3-1/2a with minor toned spot in selvage, one 10r stamp with small thin and in selvage, other three are Mint N.H., Very Fine appearance, catalogued simply as singles, Scott $1,630.00

£ 1,700
900
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798
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 798, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Complete set tied by "Bombay G.P.O., 15 August 1948" commemorative first day cancel on unaddressed cacheted cover, Bombay backstamp, 1-1/2a with minor pre-use corner crease and cover with couple minor toned spots, still Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,000
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799
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 799, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Complete set tied by "Bombay G.P.O., 15 August 1948" commemorative first day cancel on registered cacheted cover addressed locally, Bombay arrival and registry label on reverse, stamps with minor toning along perfs, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
1,100
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800
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 800, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Complete set tied by "Bombay G.P.O., 6 Sep 48" double-circle datestamp on registered cover to Surrey, England, first day cover cachet, registry label on reverse, Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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801
c
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 801, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a-10r Gandhi (SG 305-308; Scott 203-206). Complete set tied by Gandhinagar Camp P.O. Dec. 16, 1948 double-circle datestamps on blue cover to Bombay, registry label at bottom left and Bombay arrival backstamp, stamps with minor toned perfs, still Very Fine and scarce use

E. 400-500
700
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802
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 802, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a Brown, Gandhi (SG 305; Scott 203), INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a Brown, Gandhi (SG 305; Scott 203)INDIA, 1948, 1-1/2a Brown, Gandhi (SG 305; Scott 203). Two complete panes of 50, each with glassine interleaving affixed as often seen, first with sheet no. 035231 and plate no. A3, second with sheet no. 043362 and plate no. B3, latter with slight vertical crease thru fourth column and couple minor toned spots, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce duo of sheets, catalogued as singles, Scott $950.00

£ 900
425
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803
ogbl
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 803, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 3-1/2a Violet, Gandhi (SG 306; Scott 204), INDIA, 1948, 3-1/2a Violet, Gandhi (SG 306; Scott 204)INDIA, 1948, 3-1/2a Violet, Gandhi (SG 306; Scott 204). Complete pane of 50 with glassine interleaving affixed as often seen, sheet no. 042351 and plate no. A1, bold color, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Scott $950.00

£ 750
500
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804
ogbl
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 804, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 12a Dark Gray Green, Gandhi (SG 307; Scott 205), INDIA, 1948, 12a Dark Gray Green, Gandhi (SG 307; Scott 205)INDIA, 1948, 12a Dark Gray Green, Gandhi (SG 307; Scott 205). Complete pane of 50 with glassine interleaving affixed as often seen, sheet no. 087542 and plate no. B2, previously folded between fifth and sixth column causing slight splitting at top, one stamp with small pinhole, Very Fine appearance, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,450.00

£ 1,400
800
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805
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 805, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206), INDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206)INDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206). Bottom right corner plate no. B11 selvage strip of four, slightly mount disturbed original gum, bold colors, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Scott $1,400.00

£ 1,600
650
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806
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Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 806, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206), INDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206)INDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206). Block of 50, essentially a complete pane though missing selvage which prohibits us from describing it as such, fresh colors, sensible hinge reinforcements along edges though 23 stamps Mint N.H., pos. 19 with small thin

VERY FINE. A RARE LARGE BLOCK OF 50 OF THE 1948 10-RUPEE GANDHI STAMP.

Catalogued as singles. Scott $17,500.00

£ 20,000
9,500
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807
 
Sale Number 1204, Lot Number 807, India - 1948 Gandhi IssueINDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206), INDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206)INDIA, 1948, 10r Rose Brown & Brown, Gandhi (SG 308; Scott 206). Horizontal strip of seven, lightly cancelled along bottom, faintest trace of surface abrasion on a few stamps as to be expected from a use this size, otherwise Very Fine, a rare used strip of this high value, few multiples of this size are thought to exist, catalogued as singles, Scott $700.00

£ 980
1,400
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