Auction 18.10.2001

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 18.10.2001

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cover 1860 (Jan.) envelope from Governor-Generals' Camp to Scotland and...

cover 1860 (Jan.) envelope from Governor-Generals' Camp to Scotland and redirected to England, bearing 2a. orange-buff + 4a. black lightly cancelled "G.G." in diamond and showing, on reverse, a good strike of the "G.G. CAMP/P.O." double-ring d.s. in red and various transits. Very rare. Photo

Lot #: 419

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1863 (12 Jan.) ½a. letter sheet, written near Lucknow, to Calcutta...

cover 1863 (12 Jan.) ½a. letter sheet, written near Lucknow, to Calcutta, cancelled with diamond of dots and showing, on reverse across join, a good strike of the "HEADQUARTERS CAMP" c.d.s. in red. Also 1858 (Dec.) ½a. letter sheet from Budaon to Calcutta, cancelled with diamond of bars and showing

Lot #: 421

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1868 (22 Feb.) "O.H.M.S." entire letter headed "Camp Zoolah...

cover 1868 (22 Feb.) "O.H.M.S." entire letter headed "Camp Zoolah" , written by Lt. Col. Bartlett, A.F.F. Treasurer to Major General, Political Agent, Aden showing, on reverse, a good strike of the "FIELD FORCE POST OFFICE/ABYSSININA/22 FE/68" c.d.s. in red and "ADEN STR. POINT" c.d.s. (26/2) in

Lot #: 424

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1868 (28 May) envelope (damage to flap repaired) to England "Paid via...

cover 1868 (28 May) envelope (damage to flap repaired) to England "Paid via Marseilles" , written by a Mr. Dufeen of the Intelligence Dept. to his wife, bearing 4a. and 8a. both cancelled "F.F." in diamond of bars and showing, on reverse, "FIELD FORCE POST OFFICE/ABYSSINIA/28 MAY" c.d.s. (year date

Lot #: 425

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1873 (Jan.) envelope (small faults) "Via Brindisi" to England bearing...

cover 1873 (Jan.) envelope (small faults) "Via Brindisi" to England bearing 8a. with a superb strike of the "CAMP OF EXERCISE/2 N D DIVISION/462" duplex; rare. Photo

Lot #: 427

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1876 (Jan.) envelope from Murar to Major Collingwood at the Camp Of...

cover 1876 (Jan.) envelope from Murar to Major Collingwood at the Camp Of Exercise, Delhi, bearing ½a. cancelled with "1/A-2" duplex and showing, on reverse, good strikes of the "CAMP OF EXERCISE DELHI/FIELD P.O." and "CAMP OF EXERCISE/4 T H DIVISION" c.d.s., and a further envelope from the same

Lot #: 430

Estimate: £110 - £130

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1876 (13 Jan.) envelope (small faults) to Ceylon bearing 4a...

cover 1876 (13 Jan.) envelope (small faults) to Ceylon bearing 4a. cancelled with manuscript "Stamped" and a good strike of the "CAMP.OF.EXERCISE/HEADQUARTER" barred duplex and showing, on reverse, boxed "MISSENT TO FRONTIER/BENGAL NO 3 DOWN TRAIN", yellow label inscribed "Post Master will kindly

Lot #: 432

Estimate: £320 - £350

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1877 (15 Jan.) envelope from an Officer with the 10th. Prince of...

cover 1877 (15 Jan.) envelope from an Officer with the 10th. Prince of Wales Own Royal Hussars, to England, bearing 2a. and 4a. sharing a fine strike of the "ARTILLERY.AND.CAVALRY/DIVISION/CAMP P.O." barred duplex, three transit c.d.s. on reverse, most attractive. Photo

Lot #: 436

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1878 (Nov.) envelope (separated in two and other faults) "Via...

cover 1878 (Nov.) envelope (separated in two and other faults) "Via Brindisi" to London, bearing 6a. with a fair though identifiable strike of the "CAMP OF EXERCISE DELHI/FIELD P.O." barred duplex, believed to have been used as an emergency cancellor at the start of the 2nd. Afghan War campaign

Lot #: 438

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1878 (19 Nov.) envelope to Jhelum, bearing 1a. cancelled with...

cover 1878 (19 Nov.) envelope to Jhelum, bearing 1a. cancelled with penstrokes and a partially legible strike "CAMP.OF.EXERCISE.DELHI/FIELD P.O." barred duplex, Jhelum Delivery c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

Lot #: 439

Estimate: £320 - £350

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1885 (23 Mar.) Soldier's Letter envelope "From Pte. E.Cadman 1 Shrop...

cover 1885 (23 Mar.) Soldier's Letter envelope "From Pte. E.Cadman 1 Shrop r e L.I." to London via Suez, countersigned by C.O. and showing a fair strike of the "SOUAKIN/23 MR 85" single-ring d.s., also"1" charge h.s. over boxed "T". A rare soldier's letter from the Suakin Field Force. Photo

Lot #: 443

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1887 (27 Jan.) ½a. envelope, uprated with 4a., registered to...

cover 1887 (27 Jan.) ½a. envelope, uprated with 4a., registered to Kuchawan, both cancelled with diamond of bars, the 4a. affixed on reverse and showing, alongside, large part "A.G.G. RAJPOOTANA.CAMP" c.d.s. with date inverted and "REGISTERED" framed d.s. with manuscript "A G G's Camp" . Believed to

Lot #: 448

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1888 (11 Nov.) envelope to U.K. bearing 9p. (2) + 1a. (3) cancelled...

cover 1888 (11 Nov.) envelope to U.K. bearing 9p. (2) + 1a. (3) cancelled by fine strikes of the "FIELD P.O. N O 1/NO 11/88" single-ring d.s. used at Mana Ka Dara for less than one month. A fine and very rare item from the Black Mountain Expedition. Photo

Lot #: 449

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1890 (24 Dec.) envelope registered from Sambhar to Jaipur bearing, on...

cover 1890 (24 Dec.) envelope registered from Sambhar to Jaipur bearing, on reverse, 1a. and 2a. with registered c.d.s. and showing two fine strikes of the "A.G.G'S CAMP/RAJPUTANA" c.d.s., and 1898 (22 Jan.) ½a. envelope (toned) to Abu cancelled with a good strike of the "A.G.G'S CAMP/RAJPUTANA

Lot #: 451

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1902 picture postcard (3, one with corner crease) from Camps of...

cover 1902 picture postcard (3, one with corner crease) from Camps of Exercise in the Dehli area, to Ireland with 1a. frankings cancelled by "FIELD P.O. N O 24" bridge c.d.s. and "F.P.O. N O 35" single-ring d.s. (2), good strikes

Lot #: 486

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1904 (3 May) picture postcard (Somali soldiers) to U.K., bearing 1a...

cover 1904 (3 May) picture postcard (Somali soldiers) to U.K., bearing 1a. tied by a fine strike of the "BASE-OFFICE/BERBERA" bridge c.d.s. (3/5) with Aden transit and arrival c.d.s. alongside. Photo

Lot #: 488

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1906 envelope to Scotland bearing 1a. cancelled by "L T GOVERNORS...

cover 1906 envelope to Scotland bearing 1a. cancelled by "L T GOVERNORS CAMP" "bridge" type c.d.s.; 1907 Official envelope registered to Calcutta, bearing 1a. (3) each cancelled with "AMIR'S CAMP P.O." c.d.s. and with registration h.s. alongside, and 1921-37 envelope showing Governor's Camp d.s. for

Lot #: 491

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1908 envelopes (9) all with military crests, from an Officer serving...

cover 1908 envelopes (9) all with military crests, from an Officer serving with the Mohmand Field Forces to London, all with 1a. frankings, one cancelled by large part "F.P.O.I/N O 66" c.d.s. (unrecorded by Proud), the others cancelled by civillian P.O. c.d.s. at Rawalpindi or Peshawar, a few minor

Lot #: 492

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1911 (5 Dec.) envelope (small punch hole) from a Captain with the 8th...

cover 1911 (5 Dec.) envelope (small punch hole) from a Captain with the 8th Gurkhas to Devon, annotated "From Field Service No stamps available" and showing a superb strike of the "F.P.O./N O 305/5 DE 11" despatch c.d.s., via Shillong with Due 1a. h.s. deleted, also showing "T" and London "1 D

Lot #: 493

Estimate: £120 - £140

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1912 (28 Jan.) ½a. stationery envelope to Lucknow cancelled by a...

cover 1912 (28 Jan.) ½a. stationery envelope to Lucknow cancelled by a superb strike for the "F.P.O./N O 305/28 JA. 12" bridge c.d.s. and 1912 (26 Feb.) envelope to Calcutta bearing 1a. tied by a good strike of the "BASE OFFICE/C" double-ring d.s. Unusual covers from the Abor Expeditionary Force

Lot #: 494

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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1815 copy documents from Fort St. George regarding the handing back of...

1815 copy documents from Fort St. George regarding the handing back of Tranquebar by the British Government to the Danish Crown, one to the British Commissioners and the other to the Postmaster-General; both detail the actions required for the handover. Worm holes throughout though a fascinating

Lot #: 501

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1842 (16 July) entire (fabric backing to strengthen worm holes and...

cover 1842 (16 July) entire (fabric backing to strengthen worm holes and ageing) to Negapatam showing, on reverse, a good strike of the scarce boxed "TRANQUEBAR/ Paid" completed with date and 1a. rate mark. Photo

Lot #: 502

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1854 (13 Feb.) entire letter (small faults) to Tanjore showing, on...

cover 1854 (13 Feb.) entire letter (small faults) to Tanjore showing, on reverse, a superb strike of the boxed "TRANQUBAR/ Paid" d.s. in orange; scarce. Photo

Lot #: 503

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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cover 1842 and 1848 entire letters to France via Bombay and Madras...

cover 1842 and 1848 entire letters to France via Bombay and Madras respectively, showing boxed "PONDICHERY/ Paid " in red with manuscript date (HG 7) and printed date (HG 10), good strikes, the former overstruck by transit c.d.s., showing various route and rate markings

Lot #: 507

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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used 1869 entire letter from Pondicherry to London, bearing 2a. and 4a...

used 1869 entire letter from Pondicherry to London, bearing 2a. and 4a, sharing "111" duplex; also a selection from many different offices on loose values (73

Lot #: 510

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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used 1854 ½a. (2), 1a. (4) and 1855-64 1a., 2a. pink (4, with three on...

used 1854 ½a. (2), 1a. (4) and 1855-64 1a., 2a. pink (4, with three on piece), 2a. buff, 4a. green and 8a. (3) cancelled "B/172" poor to fine strikes, some faults/defects

Lot #: 513

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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used 1854 ½a. blue (attractive deep shade) horizontal strip of three, very...

used 1854 ½a. blue (attractive deep shade) horizontal strip of three, very fine with mainly large margins, each cancelled "B/172", good strikes. A scarce multiple. S.G. Z61. Photo

Lot #: 514

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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used 1854 1a. Die I (4) and 1856-64 4a. black cancelled "B/147", 1856-64...

used 1854 1a. Die I (4) and 1856-64 4a. black cancelled "B/147", 1856-64 8a. cancelled part duplex "147" and later 1a. cancelled on arrival with Penang c.d.s., fair to good strikes

Lot #: 515

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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used 1854 1a. pale red Die I horizontal strip cancelled "B/147" (good...

used 1854 1a. pale red Die I horizontal strip cancelled "B/147" (good margins though chemically treated) and 1a. deepish red Die I horizontal strip of three cancelled "B/172" with small to large margins; poor to good strikes S.G. Z21, 61

Lot #: 516

Estimate: £150 - £180

Date: 18 Oct 2001

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used 1854 2a. green horizontal pair with good even margins, both cancelled...

used 1854 2a. green horizontal pair with good even margins, both cancelled "B/172", good to fine strikes. Attractive. S.G. Z64. Photo

Lot #: 517

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Oct 2001