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

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

Category — Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. Cochin

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
831
 
Sale 1204, Lot 831, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Chamba, 1887-98, -1/2a Green, Official, "CHMABA" Overprint (SG O1a; Scott O1a). Rich color, fresh and Fine, a scarce error, SG £500

375
200
832
 
Sale 1204, Lot 832, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Gwalior, 1885, 3a Brown Orange, Small "G" (SG 25cb). Lightly cancelled, fresh color, Very Fine and quite scarce in used condition, SG value

£ 450
170
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833
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Sale 1204, Lot 833, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Bamra, 1888, -1/4a Black on Yellow (1; SG 1). Without gum as issued, large margins all around, strong impression on fresh paper, minor manuscript marking on reverse of no consequence, Extremely Fine, a rare stamp despite its relatively modest catalogue value, with 2011 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £1,000

700
1,400
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834
 
Sale 1204, Lot 834, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Bhopal, 1944-47, 2a Chocolate, Imperforate Error (SG O348e). Vertical strip of three, large margins, lightly cancelled, vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, a rare error which was printed in the color of the 4a, SG value as singles

£ 1,125
250
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835
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Sale 1204, Lot 835, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1903, -1/2p Gray Green, Pair, One Sideways (12Af; SG 17a). Horizontal pair, one stamp sideways, without gum as issued, rich color, Very Fine, a rarely offered variety, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £1,900

1,350
1,600
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836
 
Sale 1204, Lot 836, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1903, 2p Purple, Double Impression (12Ch; SG 19a). Excellent centering, light cancel, light toning and corner perf crease (neither mentioned on certificate), Very Fine appearance, a rare and visual example, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £500

450
375
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837
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Sale 1204, Lot 837, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1909, 2p on 3p Red Violet, Pair, Stamps & Surcharge Tete-Beche (13c; SG 22e). Horizontal pair, without gum as issued, fresh and Very Fine, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £400

300
250
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838
 
Sale 1204, Lot 838, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1943, 2p Dull Gray Brown, Perf 11 (63b; SG 85a). Neat circular datestamp, well-centered for this issue, Very Fine, a rare stamp which is missing from even the most advanced collections of Cochin, with 2004 Sukhani (misidentifying it as SG 86a) and 2019 I.S.E.S. certificates, SG £3,750

3,500
1,800
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839
 
Sale 1204, Lot 839, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1943, 2p Dull Gray Brown, Perf 11 (63b; SG 85a). Light barred cancel, few rough perfs as often seen and slight paper wrinkles (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Fine and rare example of this Perf 11 stamp, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £3,750

3,500
1,200
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840
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Sale 1204, Lot 840, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1943, 4p Gray Green, Watermark Umbrella (64a; SG 85b). Lightly hinged, bold color, paper with slight trace of overall native toning (not mentioned on certificate), still Fine, an exceptionally rare variety, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £2,750

1,750
900
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841
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Sale 1204, Lot 841, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1947, 1a Deep Orange, Perf 11 (86a; SG 106a). Unused (no gum), well-centered, paper with light overall native toning (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Very Fine, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £800

750
600
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842
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Sale 1204, Lot 842, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1947, 1a Deep Orange, Imperforate at Top (86 var; SG 106 var). Horizontal strip of eight from the top row of the sheet, imperforate along top margin, unused (no gum), minor crease on pos. 5 and 8, pos. 1 with small piece missing, still Fine, a rare item of which only two strips are thought to exist, unlisted in either Stanley Gibbons or Scott

E. 400-500
225
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843
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Sale 1204, Lot 843, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1948-49, 6p Red Brown, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (93 var; SG 112a). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), light paper wrinkle and slightly toned native paper (not mentioned on certificate), still Very Fine appearance, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG value

£ 950
700
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844
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Sale 1204, Lot 844, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1949, 3a4p Violet (97; SG 116). Mint N.H. complete pane of 48, pos. R. 1/7 showing Tail to turban flaw (SG 116a) and R. 6/1-2 are Die II (97a; SG 116b), sheet with slight overall toning and few minor splits along selvage, still a Fine and rare complete pane, SG value as singles

£ 4,250
1,500
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845
 
Sale 1204, Lot 845, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1921, 3p Blue, Double Overprint, Official (O23b; SG O1c). Barred numeral cancel, well-centered, Very Fine and scarce, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £800

750
450
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846
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Sale 1204, Lot 846, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1923, 8p on 9p Carmine Rose, Official (O24; SG O20). Lightly hinged, well-centered, Very Fine, SG £450

525
275
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847
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Sale 1204, Lot 847, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1938-44, 6p Red Brown, Official (O53a; SG O53a). With selvage at top, slightly tropicalized original gum, well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce Official, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £1,600

1,250
1,300
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848
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Sale 1204, Lot 848, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Cochin, 1947, 3p on 4p Dull Green, Official (O89; SG O62). Mint N.H. block of nine, exceptionally well-centered, deep rich color, bottom right stamp with shallow thin spot, otherwise Very Fine and choice multiple, catalogued as singles, SG £630

450
110
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849
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Sale 1204, Lot 849, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Jaipur, 1931, -1/4a-5r Pictorials (24-35; SG 40-51). Lightly hinged (incl. key 5r) or minor h.r., bright and fresh, Very Fine, SG £650

378
375
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850
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Sale 1204, Lot 850, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Travancore, 1942-42, 4ch Henna Brown, Compound Perf 12 x 12-1/2, Official (O49I; SG O100c). Block of four with selvage at bottom, without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh color, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, SG £320

320
120
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851
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Sale 1204, Lot 851, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Travancore, 1930-39, 6ca Brown Red, Se-tenant Spacing, Official (SG O66A, O66Ba). Top right corner block of six, without gum as issued, top pair SG overprint Ty. O8 with wider spacing, bottom four stamps SG overprint Ty. O6, fresh color, Very Fine, while singles are relatively common, "se-tenant pairs are very scarce" as footnoted in Stanley Gibbons

E. 300-400
110
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852
 
Sale 1204, Lot 852, Indian Convention and Feudatory States incl. CochinINDIA, Travancore-Cochin, 1950, 9p on 4p Gray Green, Hindi Characters 22mm Long, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between, Official (O9c; SG Cochin O104ba). Horizontal pair, lightly cancelled, few rough perfs at left and lightly toned native paper (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Fine and rare pair, with 2019 I.S.E.S. certificate, SG £950

1,175
250
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