Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 25th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
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Auction Lots - Page 13
602
  Various India or India States stamps including 1854 2a used (3), 1928 15r pair mint and 2a blocks of 16, 32 and 96 containing 36 tete-beche pairs, 1948 Gandhi set mounted mint, 1951 Telegraph Centenary souvenir sheet overprinted Specimen, 1912 Official 1a imperf block of four, Indian States with a few Gwalior varieties, etc. (100s). £200-250
603
Click to view full image... 1854-1883 QV Stamps comprising 1854 ½a, 1a and 2a fine used, 1865 8p purple mint, 1866 6a purple fiscal stamp with Postage overprint type 15 fine used, and 1883 On H.M.S 1a with "SPECIMEN" handstamp. (6). Photo on Page 76. £100-120
604
  1854-1965 Mint and used collection including 1854 2a proof in pale green (no outer frame), 4a cut square (touched three sides), 1948 Gandhi 10r mint, Muscat set used, 1937-40 set mint, etc. (1,000s). £200-300
605
  1874-76 9p, 6a, 12a and 1r Blocks of four all overprinted "CANCELLED" type D7, superb unmounted mint. Also 1883 9p rose (toned) with Specimen overprint type D9. (17). Photo on Page 86. £400-500
606
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1882-99 Stamps overprinted "CANCELLED" type D6, comprising 1882-90 ½a (toning), 1a, 1892-97 2a6p, 1899 3p, 1883-99 On H.M.S overprint 3p (thinned), ½a, 1a (creased) and 2a (thinned), the 2a6p with partial date in lower margin, a scarce group from the De La Rue archives. (8). Photo on Page 76. £160-200
607
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1902-11 KEVII 3p - 25r Set of seventeen with both 3p, 2a and 4a shades, the 25r with corner crease, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 119/47, £4,250. (20). Photo on Page 64. £400-500
608
  1926-33 15r Blue and olive, watermark upright, upper left corner marginal block of four, superb unmounted mint. S.G. 218, £400+. £100-120

Officials

609
Click to view full image... 1902-09 KEVII 3p - 25r Set of thirteen, also 1925 KEVII surcharge pair and clandestine double surcharges (4) all fine mint. S.G. O54/65, 68/72, £570+. (19). Photo on Page 64. £120-140
610
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1925 One Rupee Surcharge essays on KEVII 15r On H.M.S overprints, two differing essays (Hammond Giles 1, 3) superb mint, very scarce. (2). Photo on Page 88. £400-500
611
Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1925 One Rupee Surcharge essays on KEVII 25r On H.M.S overprints, five differing essays (Hammond Giles 11, 13, 16-18) with margin at base, all superb unmounted mint. Very scarce. (5). Photo on Page 86. £1,200-1,500
612
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1925 One Rupee Surcharge essays on KGV 15r or 25r Service overprints (Hammond Giles 28, 32), no gum, otherwise fine and very scarce. (2). Photo on Page 88. £300-350

Cancellations & Postal History

613
  1810-23 Entire letters, two to Calcutta, the others all to Scotland with Ship Letter Deal (2), India Letter Deal or India Packet Letter London, two with "CALCUTTA / POST NOT PAID", one redirected from Banff to London as a free frank. Also 1842 entire letter from Sydney to Scotland "via Bombay pr. Candahar" with red oval "INDIA". Two from Delhi, a few faults. (9) £200-300
614
  1820-31 Entire letters (4) and an entire, comprising 1820 letter from the orientalist H.H Wilson at Benares to the traveller and writer James Baillie Fraser at Calcutta with oval "BENARES / POSTAGE PAID" (Hammond Giles 1, manuscript date, "Benares" underinked and incomplete); 1825 letter from Hugh Fraser at Delhi to his brother William at Camp Jehasimpore and redirected to Dryrah with boxed "DELHI / Pt FREE" (HG 2, rare with only one recorded example, "Delhi" underinked); and 1826-31 letters (2) and an entire from India to J.B Fraser in Scotland, two with boxed "INDIA LETTER / DEAL" and oval "MERUT / Pt Pd" (HG 3) or manuscript "From Hansi P. Office 24 May 31", the other posted in London. The Merut letter sent by George Fraser contains a good account of a tiger hunt on elephants. (5). £400-500
615
Click to view full image... c.1854 Entire to Rangoon bearing 1854 1a red (die 1, four large margins) with central cancel comprising a circle of cross-hatched lines, red octagonal undated "DONABU / PAID" backstamp. A very rare and unusual cancel and backstamp. Photo on Page 90. £400-500
616
Click to view full image... 1855 (May 5) Entire letter written from The Baha Booden Hills, Mysore, to Dr Balfour at the Museum in Madras, endorsed "stamped ½ anna", posted two days later at Sheemooga bearing 1854 ½a (die II, four margins) tied by a rhomboid of dots, backstamped boxed "SHEEMOOGA / POST PAID" with manuscript date below. The writer, Dr H.R Oswald, has sent a specimen of Load Stone from the Booden Hills to the museum in Madras; Dr Edward Balfour has annotated the letter "Silicious Iron Ore from Mysore Hills, highly magnetic, the ore and quartz in alternate seems". Hammond Giles shows a similar "Post Not Paid" handstamp for Sheemooga (recorded 1836); this Post Paid handstamp previously unrecorded, but probably also originally used in the prestamp period. Photo on Page 90 £250-350
617
Click to view full image... 1892 (Nov 2) Cover to Rangunia bearing 1854 1a red (die II, four margins) tied by "THANDACHERI" squared circle, arrival backstamp. A fine and very unusual late use of this 1854 ½a on an apparently commercial cover. Photo on Page 90. £300-400
618
  Manuscript Datestamps. 1866-81 Native covers comprising stampless cover with manuscript "Debaee 20 Jan. 66" (?) within a handdrawn circle, datestamps of Allygurh and Agra; stampless cover with manuscript "Guhmer 6/1/68" (?) within a handdrawn circle, datestamps of Bhewanee, Baraitch and Jeypore; and 1881 ½a envelope cancelled at Delhi, reverse with handstruck circle containing manuscript "20-9-81" and place in native script, Calcutta arrival c.d.s. Very unusual. (3). £150-250
619
  Karachi. 1856-c.1880 Covers with Karachi cancels, comprising 1856 cover to Delhi bearing 1854 ½a and 1860 cover to Bombay with four 1856 ½a stamps both cancelled by Bombay Circle "95" numerals; 1863 cover to Ootacamund bearing six 1a stamps cancelled by Punjab Circle number "29" duplex in blue, and 1864 covers franked ½a with the same type cancel in black (2); 1865-67 covers with similar number "29" duplex with "Kurachee" around the datestamp portion (3); 1872 covers franked 6a to England with Sind Circle number "1" duplex (2); c.1880 covers with "K-I" All India type duplexs (3, two types). A few faults, an interesting study. (13). £350-450
620
  Receiving Houses. 1861-c.1880 Covers with Receiving House datestamps including single ring cancels "PESHAWAR CITY RECG HOUSE" (2, one registered) or "KURRANCHE R. RECG HOUSE", double ring "BOREE BUNDER / R.H" (2), "KURRACHEE RECG HOUSE" number "2" duplex on a registered cover, "MADRAS / R.H No. 3" datestamp on 1861 cover bearing ½a pair cancelled by rhomboid of dots, etc., a few faults. (10). £250-300
621
  c.1854-57 Covers (3) and stamps (19, ten on pieces) with 1856 cover bearing 1854 ½a from Bombay to Broach (fine arrival datestamp on front, ink erosion to address), and a single 1854 1a, both cancelled by a diamond of parallel bars (Cooper type 2); the others mostly with diamond of dots cancels, comprising 1856 cover franked 1856 ½a and 1857 cover from Jullendur (superb Paid datestamp on reverse) bearing 1854 ½a vertical pair, and single 1854 ½a (10, two with circle of dots), 1a (2) or 2a (6), a few faults, a useful group. (22). £300-400
622
  Railways/T.P.Os. c.1860-1912 Covers and cards (25), stamps and pieces (7), mainly QV ½a native covers, cancellations include scarce boxed "MAIL GUARD / No. 2", "3 SECT 2 / UP / N. TRAIN" and "B.B & C.I. RY / MAIL GUARD" single ring datestamps, registered covers with boxed "M.A R.S DELHI" or "M.A PESHAWAR", etc., some faults. (32). £300-350
623
  Banghy Dawk (Parcel Post). 1862-69 Handwritten receipts for parcels posted at Bombay, the first for a prepaid parcel to Rampoor with large boxed "BOMBAY / FEB 12 / 1862", the second for an unpaid parcel to Delhi with large octagonal "BANGHY / BOMBAY / NO 16 / 1869 / UNPAID". Two rare handstamps, very few parcel receipts surviving. (2). £300-400
624
Click to view full image... Banghy Dawk (Parcel Post). 1871 Small native cover from Bombay to Hyderabad, sent as (or accompanying) a parcel, with large octagonal "BANGHY / BOMBAY / UNPAID" datestamp, also two South East Railway Sorting Office datestamps, part Paid c.d.s on reverse, a little shortened at right. A rare use of a Banghy datestamp on a cover. Photo on Page 92. £200-300
625
  1847-1945 Covers and cards, the collection in an album including "Bombay Str. Postage / Inld do" datestamps (2), Experimental P.O or Temporary B.O datestamps (11), "Window" datestamps, "V.O" datestamps used at village offices (3), 1860 "NAGPORE / SORTED" and 1872 hexagonal "SORTING / KURRACHEE" datestamps, etc., a few faults. (70). £200-250
626
  Calcutta - Experimental Time Datestamps. 1897 ½a Envelopes or ¼a postcards with single or double ring datestamps showing a time period at base, various periods ranging from 15 minutes to over 3 hours. (21). £150-200
627
  Madras - Overland Mail. 1867 (Oct 15) Cover from York to Madras franked G.B 10d, with red "G.P.O / MADRAS / OVERLAND MAIL" c.d.s (Nov 13), reverse with red boxed (chamfered corners) "S.P.O No. 4 / MADRAS" datestamp used at Suburban Post Office No. 4 at Teynampett. The Overland Mail datestamps used on prebagged mail for Madras, the sorting and bagging done on the Suez to Bombay Sea Post Office from 1868; this the earliest recorded example of the Overland Mail c.d.s predating the start of the Sea Post Office, the Madras mails presumably bagged in London. £150-200
628
  Madras - Overland Mail. 1872-82 Covers from G.B to Madras franked 1/4, 1/- (3), 8d, 6d (2) or 5d (3) all sorted and bagged in the Suez to Bombay Sea Post Office, nine with Sea Post Office datestamps, all with "G.P.O /MADRAS / OVERLAND MAIL" datestamps in red or black (9), various types. (10). £300-400
629
Click to view full image... Madras. 1863-73 Covers comprising 1865-66 covers to London franked 2a yellow pair or four 1a stamps with the scarce "MADRAS / INDIA PAID" duplex with "C/1" within a grid in circle (Cooper type 17), also two 1863-73 covers with Madras "1" duplex (Cooper type 9) both with the year shown as "3", all fine. (4). Photo on Page 90. £250-300
630
  Calcutta. 1861 (Feb 16) Entire letter to Allahabad franked ½a, cancelled by octagonal framed "B/1", with three complete octagons and a broken inner octagon (Cooper type 7a, tall thin "1" without serif), also cancels on three stamps. Scarce. (4). £120-150
631
  Suddur & Disbursing Offices. 1867-72 Covers with duplex cancels (Cooper type 9) with "S&D" after the town name, 1867 ½a lettersheets with cancels of Sattara, Tanna, Kaira and Ahmednuggur all without year shown, and 1872 covers franked 8a to G.B or USA with cancels of Surat or Ahmednuggur. All fine, an uncommon group, the cover to USA underpaid and charged 31c. (6). £200-250
632
Click to view full image... 1859 (May 24) Cover from Seetapore to England franked two 4a black stamps each cancelled "178" within triangle of horizontal bars, the scarce variety with bars running through the town number, possibly an experimental type of cancel. Cooper type 5a. Photo on Page 90. £120-150
633
  All-India Cancels. c.1873-85 Covers and cards with duplexs or single obliterators with postal circle letter and office number (16, Cooper type 32), or with a letter in circle or square of bars (17, Cooper type 34/35), including Rhewanee duplexs with correct "3/L-17" or "17/L-3" error of number, nine to G.B, three registered, a few faults. (33). £250-350

Bombay Circle

634
  1855-57 Covers with numeral cancels within a diamond of parallel bars (Cooper type 4), comprising covers franked 1854 ½a cancelled "15", "28", 52" (2, one lines reversed variety), "66" or "102", part cover with 1854 ½a pair cancelled "47", and covers franked 1854 1a cancelled "43", "76" or "85". Also cancels on single 1854 ½a (4) or 1a (2) and 2a strip of four on piece with "17" cancels. A good lot. (17). £1,000-1,200
635
  1859-74 Covers, mainly franked ½a, with Cooper type 4 numeral obliterators or duplex cancels (45), also some stamps and pieces, covers with 36 differing numbers between "8" and "307", some faults though the majority are fine. (45+). £700-800
636
Click to view full image... Bombay G.P.O. 1855 (Feb 16) Cover to England "via Southampton" bearing two 4a stamps (S.G. 19, both cut to shape) cancelled by diamond of nine parallel bars, boxed "INDIA PAID", datestamps of Bombay (no year date), London and Liverpool, a few minor tone spots. Photo on Page 90. £250-350
637
Click to view full image... Bombay G.P.O. 1857 (June 29) Entire letter to Shanghai bearing 1854 4a (S.G. 19, cut square, just touched at left) cancelled by "1" in a diamond of nine parallel bars, endorsed "Per Steamer Ganges", red manuscript "4" and circular "BOMBAY / B.P.P / Paid" on the front, backstamped at Bombay and Hong Kong. Light vertical and light horizontal folds, otherwise fine and an attractive 4a entire to China. With B.P.A Certificate (1987). Photo on Page 92. £500-600
638
  Bombay G.P.O. 1856-c.1880 Covers, cancels including "1" within a diamond of parallel bars (5, with 1856 cover bearing 1854 ½a, 1861 cover bearing 1855 8a with small bars reversed cancels), "BOMBAY / PAID" duplexs (8), etc., an interesting study. (23). £300-350
639
  Bombay G.P.O. c.1860-80 Covers with unusual double ring "DIVISION / E" (2, one very faulty), large "BOMBAY / PP" c.d.s in red (3, all 1860, one incorrectly dated 1850), "BOMBAY / A P" datestamps (12) or "IM / Bombay" c.d.s, unusual handstamps. (17). £200-250
640
  Bombay - Suburban Offices. c.1854 Cover bearing ½a pale blue die I tied by diamond of dots with boxed "RG HOUSE / No. 2" on the front, reverse with a further strike of the cancel across a small wafer seal, a little toned. Also stampless covers with similar boxed Rg House handstamps for No. 2, 3 or 5. (4). £150-180
641
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Bombay - Suburban Offices. 1855 Cover to Kurrachee with 1854 1a (two margins) tied by "5" in a diamond of parallel bars, boxed "RG HOUSE / No. 1" on the front; and an entire letter to Hyderabad with 1854 ½a pale blue die I tied by "4" in a diamond of parallel bars with boxed "RG HOUSE / No. 3" on the front. The cover with minor toning, otherwise fine, an attractive pair. (2). Photo on Page 92. £300-400
642
  Bombay - Suburban Offices. 1867-68 Covers cancelled by "G.P.O / BOMBAY" duplexs with a number in a small diamond of parallel bars, comprising number "2" (Market) and "3" (Mandvee) on covers franked ½a, "4" (Girgaum) on cover to Poona bearing six ½a stamps, "7" (Malabar Hill) on cover to Poona franked 1a, "8" (Byculla) on cover to England franked 2a + 4a, and "10" (Colaba) on ½a lettersheet. A fine and uncommon group, the cancels only used in 1867-68. (6). £200-250
643
Click to view full image... Bombay - Suburban Offices. 1857 (Aug 1) Registered cover to Calcutta franked 1854 2a tied by numeral "3" in a diamond of bars at Mandvee, boxed "RG HOUSE / NO. 2" alongside with Bombay G.P.O and Paid datestamps, backstamped boxed "REGISTERED / LETTER No", repaired tears to upper edge, a scarce 1854 issue registered cover. Photo on Page 92. £250-300
644
  Bombay - Suburban Offices. 1869-84 Covers (23) and a registered letter C.O.P with Bombay duplex cancels with district initials and number or simply a number within the oval of horizontal bars, comprising "C/8" (2), "E/6" (2), "EC/5" (2), "SE/3" (2), "SW/2" (8), "W/7" (3), "10" (2), "12", "13", various types, four addressed to G.B, a few faults though most are fine, an interesting collection. (24). £350-400

District Posts

645
  c.1873 Cover from Malligaum to Nassick with two ½a stamps each cancelled "A/35" within a diamond (Cooper type 8), backstamps of Malligaum City, Malligaum, Munmar, 1sect.3 NE Line and Nassick. Minor edge faults, cover folded over at left with splitting at the fold, a very scarce cancel, probably from the District Post. £150-200
646
Click to view full image... 1867 Small native cover to Amritsar, backstamped at Feyapore and Hooshearpore with ½a cancelled by "U/9" within a diamond (Cooper type 8), roughly opened at left, otherwise fine. A scarce cancel, probably used by the District Post. Photo on Page 92. £200-250
647
Click to view full image... Bhownuggur. 1864 (July 22) Cover from Bhownuggur to Bombay franked ½a, cancelled by the very unusual central diamond within two broken outer diamonds, Cooper type 31b only recorded on covers from Bhownuggur, probably a District Post cancel for the Kathiawar District. Scarce. Photo on Page 92. £150-200
648
Click to view full image... 1874 (July 3) Cover from Deolalee to Bombay franked ½a, cancelled by rectangular boxed "D-POST / AR-3" within horizontal bars, datestamps of Deolalee, 1Sect.4 N.E Line and Bombay with curved boxed "TRAIN LATE". A very scarce cancel (Cooper type 31a), used in the Ahmednagar District. Photo on Page 92. £200-250
649
Click to view full image... 1868 Cover to England franked 1a + 4a pair each cancelled by "D.P" within a diamond (Cooper type 8c), backstamped at Futtehgurh and Agra. A fine and scarce cancel, used in the Futtehgurh District in the North West Provinces. Photo on Page 94. £240-280
650
Click to view full image... Madras District. 1855 (Aug 26) Entire letter franked 1854 ½a (die I, four margins) cancelled by a circle of bars (Cooper type 2c) with red oval "TANJORE / TALOOK TAPPAL / MANARGOODY" handstamp dated in manuscript. A fine and rare District Post cover. Photo on Page 94. £400-500
651
Click to view full image... Madras District. 1856 (Jan 19) Entire letter franked 1854 ½a (die I, four margins) cancelled by a circle of bars (Cooper type 2c) with red oval "TANJORE / TALOOK TAPPAL / ARTHANCY" handstamp dated in manuscript. A fine and rare District Post cover. Photo on Page 94 £400-500
Auction Details
G.B & Worldwide Stamps and Postal History (Auction 54) Day 1 of 2
Auctioneer: Argyll Etkin Limited Location: London
Contact: Tel: 0207 930 6100 Fax: 0207 494 288
Date: 25th April 2024 Time: 10:30AM
Details: For viewing details and enquiries regarding this auction - Telephone No. 0207 930 6100
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