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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — India

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1218°
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1218, IndiaINDIA, 1843 First Afghan War Cover to Saint Helier (Jersey) and Saint Malo, INDIA, 1843 First Afghan War Cover to Saint Helier (Jersey) and Saint MaloINDIA, 1843 First Afghan War Cover to Saint Helier (Jersey) and Saint Malo. Folded letter datelined "Camp Sikhmah, 2 marches from Lodhgameh, 15th Jany 1843" and addressed to Saint Helier, Jersey, then forwarded to Saint Malo, France, red boxed "Loodiana Paid Jan. 17th" datestamp on reverse, red "India" in oval handstamp, manuscript "via Falmouth" directive, rated "1/-" and a further "9" for forwarding, London and Jersey backstamps, letter with fascinating historical content regarding the embarrassing British defeat and retreat to Kabul during the First Afghan War, Very Fine, written by Eldrid Pottinger (1811-1843), previously named "Hero of Herat", to his mother, where he describes the court inquiry held regarding the British retreat from Kabul, he was named envoy to Afghan court after the murder of Sir William Macnaghten and was one of the hostages handed over to Akbar Khan, released months later in 1843 where he returned to India and ultimately passed away less than year after writing this letter, ex "Sapphire"

E. 1,500-2,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1219, 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). Two, one cut to shape and other with large margins and irregular cut at bottom right, the latter with edge tears and pinhole, light soiling, Fine appearance, Scott $5,200.00, SG £5,000

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1220, IndiaINDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 23), INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 23)INDIA, 1854, 4a Red & Blue (6; SG 23). 4th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II, large balanced margins all around, tied by diamond of dots cancel with red "Bellary 1857 NO 11" despatch circular datestamp on reverse of blue cover to Margate, England, manuscript "via Bombay & Southampton" directive, red boxed and crescent moon "India Paid" handstamps, red London Paid transit datestamp also ties stamp, arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE 1854 4-ANNA CUT SQUARE SINGLE USE ON COVER TO ENGLAND.

This paid the foreign letter rate to Great Britain from Feb. 1, 1856 for under -1/2 ounce.

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1221, IndiaINDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (29; SG 66), INDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (29; SG 66)INDIA, 1866, 6a Violet, Type I (29; SG 66). 20 used examples creating a complete reconstruction of the overprint setting, each position neatly mounted on homemade pages describing the key characteristics for that position, slightly mixed condition as to be expected though mostly Fine-Very Fine appearing, an exceptional group and challenging to complete, this fascinating issue was placed into use due to the delayed arrival of new 6a stamps by taking existing "Foreign Bill" revenue stamps and trimming the tops and bottoms, Scott $3,500.00, SG £3,000

E. 1,000-1,500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1222, IndiaINDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (36a; SG 85a), INDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (36a; SG 85a)INDIA, 1882-87, -1/2a Green, Double Impression (36a; SG 85a). Original gum, lightly hinged, strong doubling and shifting of impression, light crease ending in small thin at top, Very Fine appearance, with clear 1956 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,700

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1223, IndiaINDIA, 1882, 9p Aniline Carmine, Watermark Inverted (SG 87w), INDIA, 1882, 9p Aniline Carmine, Watermark Inverted (SG 87w)INDIA, 1882, 9p Aniline Carmine, Watermark Inverted (SG 87w). Original gum, h.r., bold color, Fine and scarce watermark variety, SG £700

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1224, IndiaINDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (53a; SG 110a), INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (53a; SG 110a)INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Surcharge (53a; SG 110a). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, Fine, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $600.00, SG £750

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1225, IndiaINDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (53b; SG 110b), INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (53b; SG 110b)INDIA, 1898, -1/4a on -1/2a Green, Double Impression of Stamp (53b; SG 110b). With selvage at left, original gum, h.r., deep rich color, Very Fine and striking error, with 2017 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $600.00, SG £750

E. 300-400
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1226, IndiaINDIA, 1923, 2a Bright Reddish Violet, 1926, 2a Bright Purple, Stop Under "S" in Right Value Tablet (SG 169a, 205a), INDIA, 1923, 2a Bright Reddish Violet, 1926, 2a Bright Purple, Stop Under "S" in Right Value Tablet (SG 169a, 205a)INDIA, 1923, 2a Bright Reddish Violet, 1926, 2a Bright Purple, Stop Under "S" in Right Value Tablet (SG 169a, 205a). Two Mint N.H. examples, No. 169a bottom right corner selvage vertical pair, No. 205a bottom right corner selvage block of four (hinged on top stamps and selvage), bottom stamp of each the variety from pos. R. 4/16, fresh colors, Very Fine and quite scarce, SG as hinged £975

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1227, IndiaINDIA, 1921, 9p on 1a Rose, Error Surcharges (104a-104c; SG 192a-193c), INDIA, 1921, 9p on 1a Rose, Error Surcharges (104a-104c; SG 192a-193c)INDIA, 1921, 9p on 1a Rose, Error Surcharges (104a-104c; SG 192a-193c). Two items, first a Mint N.H. vertical strip of four with interpanneau gutter and selvage at right containing the "PIES PIES" and "NINE NINE" errors, single of double surcharge, lightly hinged with offset on reverse, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Scott $390.00, SG £560

E. 200-300
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1228, IndiaINDIA, 1928, 25r Blue & Ocher (125; SG 219), INDIA, 1928, 25r Blue & Ocher (125; SG 219)INDIA, 1928, 25r Blue & Ocher (125; SG 219). Mint N.H. with selvage at left (hinged in selvage only), bold colors, Very Fine, catalogued as hinged, Scott $300.00, SG £325

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1229, IndiaINDIA, 1928, 25r Blue & Ocher (125; SG 219), INDIA, 1928, 25r Blue & Ocher (125; SG 219)INDIA, 1928, 25r Blue & Ocher (125; SG 219). Mint N.H. top right corner selvage single with interpanneau margin at top (hinged in selvage only), wonderfully fresh colors, some splitting in selvage, Fine, catalogued as hinged, Scott $300.00, SG £325

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1230, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 3a Blue, Air Post, "Q" for "O" in "Postage" (SG 221a), INDIA, 1929, 3a Blue, Air Post, "Q" for "O" in "Postage" (SG 221a)INDIA, 1929, 3a Blue, Air Post, "Q" for "O" in "Postage" (SG 221a). Pos. R. 11/4, minor h.r., deep rich shade, Fine, an elusive variety, £650

E. 200-300
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1231
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1231, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 3a Blue, Air Post, "Q" for "O" in "Postage" (SG 221a), INDIA, 1929, 3a Blue, Air Post, "Q" for "O" in "Postage" (SG 221a)INDIA, 1929, 3a Blue, Air Post, "Q" for "O" in "Postage" (SG 221a). Pos. R. 11/4, cancelled at top leaving error clearly visible, Fine and scarce, SG £425

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1232, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 8a Red Violet, Air Post, Missing Tree Top (SG 224a), INDIA, 1929, 8a Red Violet, Air Post, Missing Tree Top (SG 224a)INDIA, 1929, 8a Red Violet, Air Post, Missing Tree Top (SG 224a). Vertical pair with normal, top stamp the variety which is lightly hinged, bottom stamp Mint N.H., Fine and scarce, SG £375

E. 150-200
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1233
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1233, IndiaINDIA, 1929, 8a Red Violet, Air Post, Reversed Serif of "I" in "India" (SG 224b), INDIA, 1929, 8a Red Violet, Air Post, Reversed Serif of "I" in "India" (SG 224b)INDIA, 1929, 8a Red Violet, Air Post, Reversed Serif of "I" in "India" (SG 224b). Two, one original gum with h.r., one used with minor wrinkling in corner, otherwise Fine and scarce duo, SG £1,425

E. 500-750
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1234, IndiaINDIA, 1935, 3-1/2a Blue & Black, "Bird Flaw" (SG 245a), INDIA, 1935, 3-1/2a Blue & Black, "Bird Flaw" (SG 245a)INDIA, 1935, 3-1/2a Blue & Black, "Bird Flaw" (SG 245a). Block of four, top left stamp the variety (position R. 9/3), top right stamp (normal) lightly hinged, others incl. variety Mint N.H., bold colors, Very Fine, SG as hinged £375

E. 150-200
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