Auction 25.10.2000

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 25.10.2000

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1760 (c.) map entitled "A Map of the Countries round Surat and Bombay in...

1760 (c.) map entitled "A Map of the Countries round Surat and Bombay in the East Indies", by T. Kithchin and reproduced for "The London Magazine", measuring 270x210 mm.; light folds and negligible traces of toning. Scarce

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"Robt Clive" , rated "7", showing "DRAY/TON" and with Bishop mark on reverse

"Robt Clive" , rated "7", showing "DRAY/TON" and with Bishop mark on reverse

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"Maharata troops... totally defeated at the Battle of Maharajpore and...

"Maharata troops... totally defeated at the Battle of Maharajpore and Puniah on the 29th Decbr 1843" and detailing the settlement of terms of surrender, accompanied by two beautiful pen and ink/wash sketches (each measuring 730x275 mm. and originally forming one panoramic view) of the battlefield

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"Bengall" from a trading merchant, Thomas Plumbe, to his father in Whiston...

"Bengall" from a trading merchant, Thomas Plumbe, to his father in Whiston, Lancs., the first without postal markings, the second (a copy of the first) rated "7" with Bishop mark on reverse, and 1724 (5 Nov.) entire letter from William Plumbe to the same addressee, similarly headed, rated "In all 7

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1775 (2 Feb.) entire letter from Croftes and Johnson to William...

cover 1775 (2 Feb.) entire letter from Croftes and Johnson to William Boughton Rous, Chief of the Provincial Council of Revenue at Dacca, showing "POSTPAID" (HG 2) and, on reverse, a superb strike of the India Bishop mark for "2/FEB" (HG X2) alongside equally fine "CALCUTTA" (HG 1). A remarkable

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1788 entire to Dacca showing, on reverse, a good strike of the framed...

cover 1788 entire to Dacca showing, on reverse, a good strike of the framed "GPO·Post Pd./Jan. 1788" (HG 5); two filing creases, one just affecting the corner of the h.s. Photo

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1788 (7 Sept.) entire to Dacca rated "3" and showing, on reverse...

cover 1788 (7 Sept.) entire to Dacca rated "3" and showing, on reverse, rare "GPO·post paid.sep.29," (HG 7) with frame of h.s. 15mm. below. Photo

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"p Airly castle" to a merchant at Calcutta showing, on reverse, fair "GEN...

"p Airly castle" to a merchant at Calcutta showing, on reverse, fair "GEN POST OFFICE/BEAR·POS APR 20 1788" (HG 8) followed by "1 An Bg Pe" manuscript rate mark. Photo

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1803-20 entires/entire letters (13), a study of the double...

cover 1803-20 entires/entire letters (13), a study of the double oval-framed "G.P.O./P t P d" d.s. (HG 10, 10a) comprising types with (9) and without (4) segments, one originally charged as a double letter but corrected with a strike applied on a piece of paper and affixed over the original strike

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1808-22 entires/entire letters (7), a study of the double oval-framed...

cover 1808-22 entires/entire letters (7), a study of the double oval-framed "G.P.O./B g P g" d.s. (HG 11, 11a) comprising types with (5) and without (2) segments, one from the U.K. with Post Paid Ship Letter London oval d.s., two additionally showing "G.P.O./P t P t" oval d.s. (HG 10 or 10a), and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1821-37 entire letters (4) showing single oval-framed "G.P.O./P s P...

cover 1821-37 entire letters (4) showing single oval-framed "G.P.O./P s P t" d.s. (HG 15, 15a) with (1821 and 1837) and without segments (1826 and 1837), representing early and late dates of each, and 1827 entire originally showing 6a. postage but corrected with a strike applied on a piece of paper

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1821-37 entires/entire letters (9), a study of the single oval-framed...

cover 1821-37 entires/entire letters (9), a study of the single oval-framed "G.P.O./B g P g" d.s. (HG 16, 16a) comprising types with (6) and without (3) segments, including early and late dates, three with "MADRAS/POST PAID" oval d.s. in red and one (very toned) from the U.K. with reference to the

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £170 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1825-37 entires/entire letters (12), a study of the single...

cover 1825-37 entires/entire letters (12), a study of the single oval-framed "G.P.O./P t P D" D.S. (HG 15, 15A) WITH (9) OR WITHOUT (3) SEGMENTS (3) AND REPRESENTED BY A STRIKE FOR EACH OF THE TWELVE MONTHS; GENERALLY FINE

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"POSTPAID" AND SHOWING, ON REVERSE ACROSS JOIN, A GOOD STRIKE OF THE FRAMED...

"POSTPAID" AND SHOWING, ON REVERSE ACROSS JOIN, A GOOD STRIKE OF THE FRAMED "O.A.P.O./ROZARIO & CO." H.S. (HG G10) DATED "2ND APRIL/30" ALONGSIDE. PHOTO

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1832 (5 MAY) ENTIRE LETTER TO DUM DUM SHOWING, ON REVERSE, THE SOLE...

cover 1832 (5 MAY) ENTIRE LETTER TO DUM DUM SHOWING, ON REVERSE, THE SOLE EXAMPLE RECORDED OF THE FRAMED "ANNA/POST OFFICE" h.s. (HG G11) with date inserted at top in manuscript; some ink etching to date. Photo

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1833 (16 Aug.) entire letter to Dum Dum showing, on reverse, framed...

cover 1833 (16 Aug.) entire letter to Dum Dum showing, on reverse, framed "O.A.P.O./Rozario & Co." (HG G10), the finer of the two recorded examples. Photo

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1834 (Dec.) large part entire from the Bishop of Calcutta to...

cover 1834 (Dec.) large part entire from the Bishop of Calcutta to Liverpool and redirected to Leicester showing, on reverse, a largely fine strike of the very rare framed "N O 1/CALCUTTA/CHOWKEE/FREE" (HG 19) applied at Badam Tallah, Calcutta G.P.O. framed d.s., Liverpool Ship Letter and Liverpool

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1836 (Apr.) entire letter to Agra showing, on reverse, a good strike...

cover 1836 (Apr.) entire letter to Agra showing, on reverse, a good strike of the framed "N O 1/CAL. DAK CHOKEY/P t P d R S A N P" d.s. (HG 17) completed for a charge of 11a. Photo

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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Paid." d.s. with (4, one in black and one applied in error overstamped with...

Paid." d.s. with (4, one in black and one applied in error overstamped with "Bearing" type) and without (3) segments (HG 21, 24) or "CALCUTTA/ Bearing" d.s. with (2) and without (3) segments (HG 22, 26), two showing framed "R g House/N o 1" (HG X13) and four with similar No. 6 (HG X18), some early

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1837 (16 Apr,) entire letter to Major Heneral Sir Thomas Anbury at...

cover 1837 (16 Apr,) entire letter to Major Heneral Sir Thomas Anbury at Saugor showing, on reverse, a good strike of the framed "N O 1/CAL. DAK CHOKEY/P t P d R S A N P" d.s. (HG 17) completed for a charge of 10a. Photo

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1847-52 entires/entire letters (5), three showing framed...

cover 1847-52 entires/entire letters (5), three showing framed "CALCUTTA/WEIGHT TOLA/PAID" d.s. (HG 27) and two with framed "CALCUTTA/WEIGHT TOLA/BEARING" d.s. (HG 28) with early and late dates of each, and four small native envelopes with framed "CAL:G.P.O./B G 1 ANNA" (HG 30) in black and in blue

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1853 (26 May) envelope from Lord Dalhousie (Viceroy of India) to...

cover 1853 (26 May) envelope from Lord Dalhousie (Viceroy of India) to Hyderabad, signed by him on face and showing, on reverse, a good strike of the scarce oval-framed "CALCUTTA/WEIGHT TOLA/FREE" d.s. in red (HG 29) alongside weak Hyderabad Free oval d.s. Photo

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1791 (9 May) entire letter written in French from Chandernagore to...

cover 1791 (9 May) entire letter written in French from Chandernagore to Calcutta showing, on reverse, the only recorded example of the unframed "G P O" h.s. (HG G1) with date in mauscript adjacent. Photo

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1814-59 entires/entire letters (33), a study of the various types...

cover 1814-59 entires/entire letters (33), a study of the various types comprising strikes of HG G2, 3 (2), 4 (2), 5 (2), 6 (2), 7, 8 in black (2) and red (2), 9 (3), 13 (2), 14 (3), 16 (2), 18 (2), 19 (2), 20 (2), 21 (2), 22 (2) and 24, several being earliest or latest dates, two with Colombo

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"am" in red, and various boxed types; fair to fine strikes

"am" in red, and various boxed types; fair to fine strikes

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1848 (Feb.) entire letter to Leeds showing framed "INDI " (HG SD16a...

cover 1848 (Feb.) entire letter to Leeds showing framed "INDI " (HG SD16a) and, on reverse, a fair strike of the rare large "CALCUTTA/G.P.O." framed d.s. (HG G15) partially overstruck by arrival c.d.s. in blue; the h.s. crossed by tear at left, though only the second recorded example of this h.s

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1851 (July) small envelope (opened out) registered to Madras showing...

cover 1851 (July) small envelope (opened out) registered to Madras showing, on reverse, thimble type circular-framed "CALCUTTA/I.D./G.P.O." (HG G17) alongside "CALCUTTA/WEIGHT TOLA/PAID" (HG 27) and G.P.O. d.s., all three in red, and framed "A M"; one of two recorded examples of this rare h.s. Photo

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1808-36 entires/entire letters (7) mainly from the U.K. and showing...

cover 1808-36 entires/entire letters (7) mainly from the U.K. and showing "SHIP·LETTER/CALCUTTA/B G P T G E" (HG SR3) or "SHIP·LETTER/CALCUTTA/B G P G" (HG SR5) c.d.s. in red, all applied on reverse with three across the join; two covers damaged, fair to fine strikes. Also print of Garden House

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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"Inl d P t g e/Ship D o" (HG SR6) on reverse (three across join) and...

"Inl d P t g e/Ship D o" (HG SR6) on reverse (three across join) and completed with an all different selection of rates, two ex the same correspondence sent care of forwarding agents in Calcutta with similar type (HG SR8); good to fine strikes

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 25 Oct 2000

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cover 1815 (June) entire from London rated "1/2" and showing, on reverse...

cover 1815 (June) entire from London rated "1/2" and showing, on reverse, "POST PAID WITHDRWAN SHIP LETTER/LONDON" Crowned d.s. (applied across the flap and torn through opening), dotted oval "Post not Paid" applied at Madras, boxed "Inld P t g e/Ship D o" (HG SR6) and G.P.O. c.d.s. in red (HG G2

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 25 Oct 2000