Auction 18.10.2001

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 18.10.2001

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cover 1815 (c.) entire (toned) sent "Service" from the Persian Secretary's...

cover 1815 (c.) entire (toned) sent "Service" from the Persian Secretary's Office (part wax seal on reverse) to the "Resident in Mysore" showing, on reverse across join, framed "POST·FREE" (HG 12) alongside G.P.O. c.d.s. in red. Photo

Lot #: 168

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1840 (11 Sept.) front and part back to Liverpool showing a fine...

cover 1840 (11 Sept.) front and part back to Liverpool showing a fine strike of the framed "TOO LATE" (HG X19) with framed "INDIA" alongside and Calcutta Steam Letter d.s. on reverse, all struck in red. The earliest known usage of a Too Late h.s. anywhere in India

Lot #: 169

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Dacca: 1825 (Aug.) entire letter to Calcutta, the reverse with fine...

cover Dacca: 1825 (Aug.) entire letter to Calcutta, the reverse with fine strike of the oval "DACCA/POST PAID" datestamp (HG 6) across join, with Calcutta arrival datestamp and large unframed "AM" adjacent; a little toned and flap with tear, otherwise fine. Rare

Lot #: 171

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Dum Dum : 1846 (9 July) small neat entire letter from Shahjahanpore...

cover Dum Dum : 1846 (9 July) small neat entire letter from Shahjahanpore to Dum Dum showing, on reverse, framed "SHAHJAHANPORE/Paid" (HG 1) and a fine example of the rare "D.D.P.O." (HG 3, military handover point to civil P.O.). Photo

Lot #: 173

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover New Anchorage: 1824 (July) entire letter from Baroda to Calcutta then...

cover New Anchorage: 1824 (July) entire letter from Baroda to Calcutta then redirected to New Anchorage, the reverse with good to fine strike of the very scarce oval "NEW ANCHORAGE/POST OFFICE" datestamp (HG 1) completed in manuscript; part of flap missing and small faults just touching strike

Lot #: 176

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Patna: 1834 (18 Sept.) entire letter from Chunar to Patna then...

cover Patna: 1834 (18 Sept.) entire letter from Chunar to Patna then redirected to Quilmar via Arrah, the reverse showing fine strike of the framed "PATNA/BEARING" (HG 8) completed in manuscript, faint Chunar despatch mark adjacent; minor perimeter faults and light tone spotting, otherwise fine

Lot #: 177

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Tirhoot: 1835-39 entires or entire letters (4), showing oval framed...

cover Tirhoot: 1835-39 entires or entire letters (4), showing oval framed "TIRHOOT/POST PAID" (HG 1), framed "TIRHOOT/ Paid." (HG 2, one in magenta and one in red), framed "TIRHOOT/ Bearing." (HG 3); strikes and items somewhat mixed

Lot #: 178

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Allahabad : 1830 (July) entire letter to Calcutta showing circular...

cover Allahabad : 1830 (July) entire letter to Calcutta showing circular "ALLAHABAD/P t P d " (HG 1) completed for "1R 3½as" , 1842 entire and 1850 entire letter to the U.K. showing HG4 and HG 5 Paid d.s.; all good strikes on reverse

Lot #: 179

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Benares : 1808 (27 July) entire letter from Capt. Leslie at Seeroli...

cover Benares : 1808 (27 July) entire letter from Capt. Leslie at Seeroli to Calcutta showing, on reverse, manuscript "Benares pt paid 8as 27 July 1808" alongside Calcutta G.P.O c.d.s.; the earliest of the few recorded examples of this manuscript mark used prior to the introduction of handstamps at

Lot #: 180

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Chunar : 1831 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse across...

cover Chunar : 1831 entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse across join, fine oval-framed "CHUNAR/POST PAID" (HG 1) in reddish brown and Calcutta G.P.O. framed d.s., and 1834 entire letter to Patna showing a similar smudged h.s. in black (torn through on opening), the contents giving graphic

Lot #: 183

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Delhi : 1825 entire to Allahabad showing, on reverse, fine...

cover Delhi : 1825 entire to Allahabad showing, on reverse, fine oval-framed "DELHI/P t P d " (HG 1) in red and the earliest recorded date in this colour

Lot #: 184

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Ghazeepore : 1834 (24 Dec.) entire letter, written in Urdu, to Agra...

cover Ghazeepore : 1834 (24 Dec.) entire letter, written in Urdu, to Agra showing, on reverse, a superb strike of the circular "GHAZEEPORE/P t P d " (HG 5) completed for 8a. Photo

Lot #: 187

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Merut : 1833 (24 Dec.) entire letter to Dum Dum and 1837 (15 May...

cover Merut : 1833 (24 Dec.) entire letter to Dum Dum and 1837 (15 May) entire letter to Saugor each showing, on reverse, oval-framed "MERUT/P t P d " (HG 3) completed for 11a. and 8a. respectively, fine early and late strikes of this scarce mark

Lot #: 188

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Moradabad : 1819 (12 July) entire letter to the Secretary of the...

cover Moradabad : 1819 (12 July) entire letter to the Secretary of the Governor-General at Calcutta showing, on reverse, a light but legible strike of the rare oval-framed "MORADABAD/POST FREE" h.s. (HG 1, only four examples recorded) alongside weak Calcutta G.P.O. oval d.s

Lot #: 189

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Saharunpore : 1830 (2 Jan.) entire to London showing, on reverse, a...

cover Saharunpore : 1830 (2 Jan.) entire to London showing, on reverse, a good strike of the double-ring "SAHAPUNPORE/POST OFFICE" h.s. (HG 1, one of only three examples recorded), Calcutta G.P.O. framed d.s. and India Letter Weymouth h.s., and three later native envelopes showing examples of HG 2

Lot #: 190

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Lahore : 1852 (May and June) entire letters ex the same...

cover Lahore : 1852 (May and June) entire letters ex the same correspondence from Gujranwala to Allahabad, each showing despatch Bearing d.s. (HG 1) in blue and black respectively and oval-framed "LAHOR/P.O" (HG 7), the former on reverse across join; also small native envelope showing similar type

Lot #: 191

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Rajpootana : 1823 (20 Oct.) entire letter (reverse recut to show...

cover Rajpootana : 1823 (20 Oct.) entire letter (reverse recut to show handstamps) from Malwa Residency via Calcutta to Edinburgh showing, on reverse, good double-ring "RAJPOOTANA/POST PAID" d.s. (HG 1) completed in manuscript alongside Calcutta G.P.O. c.d.s. and India Letter Plymouth h.s., a

Lot #: 193

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Rajpootana : 1837 (5 June) entire letter (small fault on face panel...

cover Rajpootana : 1837 (5 June) entire letter (small fault on face panel) from Calcutta to Nusseerabad showing, on reverse, good circular "RAJPOOTANA/P T PAID" d.s. (HG 4) alongside Calcutta G.P.O. oval d.s. (HG 15

Lot #: 196

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Hoshungabad : 1825-36 entires/entire letters (6), two addressed...

cover Hoshungabad : 1825-36 entires/entire letters (6), two addressed within India, one showing "HOSHUNGABAD/PT PD" d.s. (HG 1, tear partly through handstamp), four to Europe with one showing India Letter Portsmouth h.s

Lot #: 197

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Kamptee : 1836 (July) Official entire countersigned by C.O. of N.S...

cover Kamptee : 1836 (July) Official entire countersigned by C.O. of N.S. Force to Madras, showing oval-framed "KAMPTEE/FREE" in deep red, similar to HG 5, fine strike; slight overall toning and some damage to address panel

Lot #: 199

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Saugor : 1822 (21 Sept.) entire (small fault on face panel) to...

cover Saugor : 1822 (21 Sept.) entire (small fault on face panel) to Suffolk showing, on reverse, a good strike of the small circular "POST/OFFICE/SAUGOR" (HG 1) with light Calcutta G.P.O. c.d.s. in red alongside, Calcutta G.P.O. c.d.s. and India Letter Portsmouth h.s. on face; also a similar

Lot #: 200

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Sirowie : 1831 (14 Sept.) entire letter (very fragile with some ink...

cover Sirowie : 1831 (14 Sept.) entire letter (very fragile with some ink etching) to Calcutta showing, on reverse, largely fine circular "SIROWIE/P t P d " d.s. (HG 1) completed for 1r.5a

Lot #: 201

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Sirowie : 1832 (19 May) entire letter to Calcutta showing, on...

cover Sirowie : 1832 (19 May) entire letter to Calcutta showing, on reverse, fine circular "SIROWIE/P t P d " d.s. (HG 1) completed for 14a. alongside faint Calcutta G.P.O. c.d.s

Lot #: 202

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1802 (11 Nov.) "H.M. Service" entire letter from Fort St. George...

cover 1802 (11 Nov.) "H.M. Service" entire letter from Fort St. George, Madras to Wallajahbad, showing a light but legible framed "POST FREE" (HG 6) with h.s. date, day and month struck separately. A rare early letter

Lot #: 203

Estimate: £120 - £140

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1816 (May) entire, believed to emanate from Hyderabad, to London...

cover 1816 (May) entire, believed to emanate from Hyderabad, to London, rated "3/6" and showing a good strike of the rarecircular negative seal type "CROWN/MADRAS SHIP LETTER" (HG SD2) for 29 May alongside a doubled strike of the framed "UNPAID" (HG SD3) and London Crowned "INDIA PACKET

Lot #: 204

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1818 (23 Mar.) entire letter from Dumfries, Scotland to Mount, Madras...

cover 1818 (23 Mar.) entire letter from Dumfries, Scotland to Mount, Madras showing good strikes of the "KINGS POSTAGE" + "INLAND POSTAGE" with rates inserted by hand (HG SR1). A fine and rare exhibition item . Photo

Lot #: 205

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1836 (Jan.) entire letter to Cornwall, rated "2/6" and inscribed "p...

cover 1836 (Jan.) entire letter to Cornwall, rated "2/6" and inscribed "p Arrundale" , the reverse with very fine strike of the red framed "POST PAID" (HG SD15) with black oval unframed "MADRAS/GPO/SHIP LETTER" (HG SD13) alongside across join; fine. Interesting content

Lot #: 206

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Cannanore: 1830-42 entires, entire letters or envelopes (9...

cover Cannanore: 1830-42 entires, entire letters or envelopes (9), variously showing red oval framed "CANNANORE/POST PAID" (HG 3, two examples), framed "CANNANORE/Paid" in red (HG 5, three examples, also another example on large part of small native envelope dated 24 June 1838 - the earliest

Lot #: 208

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Carangooly: 1835 (2 Jan.) entire letter to England, rated "1/4" and...

cover Carangooly: 1835 (2 Jan.) entire letter to England, rated "1/4" and inscribed "Per Duke of Buccleugh" , the reverse showing superb strike of the red oval-framed "CARANGOOLY/POST PAID" (HG 1), showing Madras and London transit datestamps and part framed "DARTMOUTH/INDIA LETTER" in red adjacent

Lot #: 209

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover Muddekerray: 1835 (Oct.) entire to Madras, the reverse showing fine...

cover Muddekerray: 1835 (Oct.) entire to Madras, the reverse showing fine strike of the oval-framed "MUDDEKERRAY/POST FREE" (HG 1) in blue-black (the ink showing signs of separation) with Madras arrival datestamp adjacent; light overall toning, otherwise fine. Photo

Lot #: 211

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001