Auction 13.12.1995

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 13.12.1995

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cover 1823 entire letter headed "East India House" (on address panel...

cover 1823 entire letter headed "East India House" (on address panel) showing, on reverse, "CALCUTTA/GENL. POST OFFICE" c.d.s. in red (HG TG5) and rare boxed "POST FREE" (HG T13). Photo

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1825 entire (side flaps removed) showing, on reverse, a fine strike...

cover 1825 entire (side flaps removed) showing, on reverse, a fine strike of the rare double circle "GORUCKPOOR/POST OFFICE" (date in manuscript) (HG TI). Photo

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1826 entire to Masulipatam via Madras showing, on reverse, a fine...

cover 1826 entire to Masulipatam via Madras showing, on reverse, a fine strike of the framed BANGALORE/POST PAID' in dark red (HG T6). Photo

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1827-54 entires or envelopes (10), including oval, crescent or...

cover 1827-54 entires or envelopes (10), including oval, crescent or rectangular framed "INDIA" markings, 1847 and 1852 entires to England, forwarded or re-addressed in London and affixed with 1841 1d's. (the latter with red framed "FRENCH ROCKS/Paid" despatch datestamp, etc.; mostly good to fine

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1829 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, a fine strike of...

cover 1829 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, a fine strike of the double circle "BAULEAH. POST OFFICE/P T P D " (HG T2). Photo

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1830 entire from London to Patna, readdressed to Simla showing. on...

cover 1830 entire from London to Patna, readdressed to Simla showing. on reverse, rare framed "PATNA/BEARING" (HG T8), also oval "PAID SHIP LETTER/LONDON" d.s. in red. Photo

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1831 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, an identifiable...

cover 1831 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, an identifiable strike of the rare oval intaglio "GOWALPARA/POST OFFICE" (date in manuscript) (HG T1) with manuscript "Pt Pd 6as" adjacent. Photo

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1832 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, a very good...

cover 1832 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, a very good strike of the rare "HOSHUNGABAD" c.d.s. (part date in manuscript) (HG T1). Photo

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1834 Soldier's entire letter (actually written by the wife of an...

cover 1834 Soldier's entire letter (actually written by the wife of an N.C.O.) from Madras to London showing on reverse a fine strike of the rare framed "MOUNT/FREE" (HG T3), a legible strike of "MADRAS SOLDIERS LETTER/FREE" c.d.s. in red and, on obverse, a fair strike of the large circular "INDIA

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1834 entire letter to an Officer in the Bengal Engineers from Dacca...

cover 1834 entire letter to an Officer in the Bengal Engineers from Dacca showing a very fine strike of the rare oval framed "DP.O" (HG T8) applied at the exchange point between the Military and Civilian Post Offices. Photo

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1836-44, the group of seventeen entire letters sent from Ireland, via...

cover 1836-44, the group of seventeen entire letters sent from Ireland, via London, to a Sergeant with the Bengal Artillery, a fine range of markings including London Sunday ("S" code) 'tombstone' datestamp, London Paid Ship Letter datestamps, Indian Town and Free marks; the entires with some ageing

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1837 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, a good, rather...

cover 1837 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, a good, rather oily impression of the oval framed "DEHLI/PT. PD." in red (HG TI). Photo

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1839 (4 Jan.) entire from London to Bombay, marked "Via Marseilles...

cover 1839 (4 Jan.) entire from London to Bombay, marked "Via Marseilles" , variously rated, showing fine "CARE OF M R WAGHORN/ALEXANDRIA.", oval-framed "P-D." in red, blue Calais transit c.d.s. with despatch and arrival marks on reverse, fine. Photo

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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cover 1847 (19 Feb.) entire letter from Madras to the Rev. Nesbet in Samoa...

cover 1847 (19 Feb.) entire letter from Madras to the Rev. Nesbet in Samoa, marked "Via Cape of Good Hope" , rated "3" and showing, on reverse, red Madras Ship Letter d.s. and "SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY" c.d.s. A very rare destination from a well known missionary correspondence. Photo

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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The selection in two books and loose contained in small box, including a...

The selection in two books and loose contained in small box, including a range of pre-stamp native covers with a good range of framed town datestamps, later with first day covers, Feudatory States with ranges of Alwar, Charkhari, Faridkot, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Nawanagar, Sirmoor, etc.; fair to fine

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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1852-1963, the collection on leaves, including 1852 Scinde Dawk ½a. white...

1852-1963, the collection on leaves, including 1852 Scinde Dawk ½a. white (poor), 1854 1a. Die III, 4a. cut-square, 1866 "POSTAGE" overprint 6a., both types, 1895 high values, 1898 ¼ on ½a. variety surcharge double (B.P.A. Certificate 1994), K.E.VII, K.G.V and K.G.VI to 25r. (telegraphic

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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1852-1902, the mint and used collection of Q.V. issues, including 1852...

1852-1902, the mint and used collection of Q.V. issues, including 1852 Scinde Dawk ½a. white, cut-square with large margins, used, also some forgeries, 1854 ½a. blue and 1a. red, each with a good range of the three dies including some unused, 2a. green, four unused, used with single used on cover

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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used 1854-1949, the used collection, including a range of 1854 imperf...

used 1854-1949, the used collection, including a range of 1854 imperf. issues and forgeries, perf. Q.V. issues to 5r., K.E.VII to 25r. (telegraphic cancellation), K.G.V to 25r. (both), K.G.VI to 15r., 25r., 1948 Gandhi set, Officials 1866-72 range, 1866 overprints on fiscals, 1912-13 to 25r., C.E.F

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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1854-1935, the collection in red album, including a range of 1854 imperfs...

1854-1935, the collection in red album, including a range of 1854 imperfs., 1866 6a., both overprint types, used, 1895 set, used, 1902-11 and 1911-22 to 25r. (telegraphic cancellations), etc., good range of Officials with 1909 to 25r. (telegraphic cancellations), etc.; mostly fair to fine. (over 300

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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essay Proof RQQ1854-88, the collection of essays, proofs and reprints...

essay Proof RQQ1854-88, the collection of essays, proofs and reprints, including 1854 Essays or Reprints with Lion and Palm Tree (4); Captain Thullier ½a. deep reddish brown, 1a. blue and 8a. red and blue, each in a sheet with single impression and a sheet with row of six impressions; Issued design

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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used ½a. white, a good example with clear embossing cancelled by diamond of...

used ½a. white, a good example with clear embossing cancelled by diamond of dots. R.P.S. Certificate (1979). S.G. S1, #800. Photo

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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used ½a. white, large margins, used; small crease at right, otherwise fine...

used ½a. white, large margins, used; small crease at right, otherwise fine, also a forgery. S.G. S1, £800. Photo for first

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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The collection comprising ½a. (86) including Spence Nos. 31, 33, 35, 38...

The collection comprising ½a. (86) including Spence Nos. 31, 33, 35, 38, 65, 70 (2), 86, 87, 90, 94, 96, 97, 98 (strip of eight and a block of four), 99 (blocks of eighteen and four), 102, 120, 124, 127 (2) and 129 (blocks of twenty-four and four); 1a. (22) including Spence Nos. 11, 35, 44 (2), 45

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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essay 1854 (22 Feb.) Capt. Thullier's essay printed singly, ½a. in reddish...

essay 1854 (22 Feb.) Capt. Thullier's essay printed singly, ½a. in reddish brown on wove paper (173x109mm.); some minor fox spots in margin. Spence 68

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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essay -- ½a. in blue on wove paper (145x108mm.), fine. Spence 69

essay -- ½a. in blue on wove paper (145x108mm.), fine. Spence 69

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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unused 1854 (Apr.) ½a. 9½ arches essay in deep vermilion with good margins...

unused 1854 (Apr.) ½a. 9½ arches essay in deep vermilion with good margins; tiny corner crease otherwise fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1967). Spence 76. S.G. 1a. Photo

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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unused -- as last but with small to good margins; slightly soiled and with...

unused -- as last but with small to good margins; slightly soiled and with handstamp on reverse just showing through to face at top left. B.P.A. Certificate (1991). Photo

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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unused Block of Four -- as last but in vermilion, a block of four with...

unused Block of Four -- as last but in vermilion, a block of four with sheet margin at right, fine. R.P.S. Certificate (1972). S.G. 1. Photo

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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RBlock Larger Than four 1916 (Sept.) reprint from 1894 stone with, at top...

RBlock Larger Than four 1916 (Sept.) reprint from 1894 stone with, at top, 1854 1a. issued type in two rows of seven and, at foot, 1854 ½a. essay type with crosses in upper corners in three rows of eight, in black on wove paper, the two values se-tenant on one large sheet; several 1a. impressions

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 13 Dec 1995

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R -- reprint in black on thick wove from 1890 stone of imitations of Capt...

R -- reprint in black on thick wove from 1890 stone of imitations of Capt. Thuillier's 1854 ½a. and 1a. essays, both in a complete strip of six, with the 1a. (Spence 34) at top and the ½a. (Spence 75) at foot. Unique. See note after lot . Photo

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 13 Dec 1995