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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Auction Lots - Page 17
802
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... Convention States. 1928-48 Mint selection comprising Chamba 1938 KGVI 3p - 2r and 10r; Gwalior 1928-36 KGV 5r - 25r, 1938-48 KGVI 1r - 25r unmounted, 1927-35 KGV Official 1r - 5r; Jind 1927-37 KGV 5r, 10r unmounted, 1937-38 KGVI ½a - 4a, 1r - 15r unmounted, 1927-37 KGV Official 5r; Nabha 1938 KGVI 3p - 10r with additional 10r and 25r pairs (the 5r - 25r values unmounted). S.G. £2,500 (approx). (62). Photo on Page 64. £300-400
803
  Hyderabad. 1907 Imperforate essay proof pairs (6 values) and 1908 imperforate proof set of eight in unadopted colours. Also Orccha 1913 imperf ½a and 1a used (S.G. 1/2, £480) and a perforated ½a forgery block of twelve. (34). £100-120
804

Click to view full image... Orchha. 1935 ¼a - 12a (Eleven values, no ½a, 1a) all handstamped "SPECIMEN" (15x2mm), small fault to 1¼a, otherwise fine and very unusual. (11). Photo on Page 118. £120-150

The Salman Qureshi Collection of Bhopal

The exceptional collection with rare stamps and varieties, complete sheets and covers.

805
  1817 (Feb 27) Letter in Persian mainscript, from Nawab Ghaus Mohd, fifth Nawab of Bhopal to the British Political Agent Mr Henley, written on notepaper decorated with diamond shaped gold leaf blocks and sprinkled with gold ink. The Nawab is replying to proposals sent by Lord Hastings, the Governor General of Bengal, which resulted in a treaty of 1818 setting the relationship between Bhopal and the British. An early and important letter from the Nawab, hand delivered, unique. Also a piece cut from the Bhopal Palace despatch register recording the despatch of this letter. £1,200-1,600
806
  1822 Letter in Persian mainscript, from Qudsia Begum, wife of the Nawab of Bhopal, to E. Henley, wife or relative of Major William Henley, the British Political Agent in Bhopal. Written on notepaper decorated with diamond shaped gold leaf blocks and sprinkled with ink, signed "E. Henley", hand delivered, unique. With R.P.S Certificate (2013). £600-800
807
Click to view full image... c.1848 Large part lettersheet with purple boxed "SEHORE / Paid" handstamp, fine and scarce. With R.P.S Certificate (2008) describing it as 'c.1829', although Hammond Giles only records this handstamp for 1848-52. Very scarce. Photo on Page 118. £400-500
808
Click to view full image... c.1846 Large part lettersheet with red boxed "BHOPAL" dated "21 March 184-" in manuscript, only recorded by Hammond Giles used in 1852, clearly predating that and possibly the earliest recorded Bhopal datestamp. With ISES Certificate (2014). Photo on Page 118. £300-400
809
  c.1880 Stampless cover from Tank State to Bhopal, the reverse with boxed "POSTAGE DUE", boxed "3AS" applied in error and overstruck with boxed "2AS", a further strike below and "1. DELY / BHOPAUL / 15 SE" c.d.s alongside, fine and unusual. £120-150
810
  1872-1903 Unused and used collection, most written up on pages with many listed and unlisted varieties, some blocks, useful stamps noted including S.G. 4 (2), 10b, 19a, 25a all unused, 32 and 36 (4) postally used, 34b used, 39a unused and used, 45, 66h, 71 (8), 72 all unused, S.G. 77 unused (8) or used (2, with certificates, very under catalogued), 97 unused (2), etc. (c.530). Also 1935-39 Officials in mint blocks. (c.580). £1,200-1,500
811
  1878-96 Unused sheets comprising S.G. 49 sheet of six, S.G. 15, 44, 46, 47 in sheets of eight, S.G. 5 sheet of twenty, S.G. 20, 29, 30, 31 (2, one with inverted embossing), 32 (2, one with inverted embossing), 33 in sheets of twenty four, S.G. 22, 28, 51 (2), 53, 54 (2, shades), 55, 56 (2, shades), 57, 58 (2), 59, 60 (2, perfs about 4 or about 7), 61, 62 in sheets of thirty two, many with listed varieties. A fine and scarce lot. S.G. £3,100+. (32 sheets). £1,500-2,000
812
Click to view full image... 1872 Double frame ¼a black, sideways embossing downwards, position 3/2, unused, fine and rare. S.G. 1, £2,750. Photo on Front Cover. £1,000-1,200
813
Click to view full image... 1872 Double frame ¼a black, sideways embossing downwards, position 4/3, used on small piece with manuscript cancel, central pinhole, tear at upper right and small tear at base, still a good looking example of this very scarce stamp. S.G. 1, £1,800. Photo on Front Cover. £400-500
814
Click to view full image... 1872 Double frame ½a red sheet of twenty unused, 3/1 with "BFGAM" variety, 2/2 and 4/4 with "BEGAN" variety, 4/5 with "EGAM" variety, top two rows with sideways embossing upwards, lower two rows with sideways embossing downwards, small mark on stamp 2, otherwise unusually fine. S.G. 2/a/c, £740+. Photo on Page 126. £350-450
815
Click to view full image... 1872 Single frame ½a red, unused block of ten (the right half of the sheet with margins at top and right), embossing inverted, small paper splits between rows 2 and 3, otherwise fine. S.G. 4, £950. Photo on Page 120. £300-400
816
  1878 ¼a Black with "EEGAM" for "BEGAM", two unused sheets of twenty, with frame lines extended between stamps or frame lines normal, embossing upright in columns 1 and 2 and inverted in column 3 and 4, the first sheet with sideways embossing on stamps 5/1-2, various minor constant varieties noted, both fine. S.G. 5/5a, £660+. (2 sheets). £200-250
817
  1879 Perforated ¼a green, value in parenthesis, unused sheet of 32, upright embossing, 6/4 with reversed "N" in "NAWAB", 1/2-4 and 2/2-4 with reversed "N" in "JAHAN", a few split perfs, otherwise fine and an uncommon sheet. S.G. 7, £480+. £180-220
818
  1878 Imperforate ½a red, value in parenthesis, unused part sheet of 28 (just missing the lower row), 1/3 with "EEGAM" variety, 3/2 and 4/2 with "NWAB" variety, 5/2 with "JAHN" variety, embossing upright, fine and uncommon. S.G. 8/a/c, £414+. £140-180
819
  1880 Redrawn ¼a blue green, perforated unused sheet of 32, 2/2-4 all with "NAWA" variety, 8/3 with "CHAH" variety, embossing upright, a few split perfs, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 12/a/b, £1,136+. £400-500
820
  1880 Redrawn ½a brown-red, perforated unused sheet of 32, inverted embossing misplaced to the left, some spilt perfs reinforced with hinges, otherwise fine and unusual. S.G. 13, £736+. £220-260
821
Click to view full image... 1895 (Apr 3) India ¼a postcard to Bombay, bearing redrawn imperf ¼a red with native cancel, the card and stamp cancelled by "BHOPAL" c.d.s, an arrival c.d.s on the Bhopal stamp, fine and rare. S.G. 15. Photo on Page 122. £600-800
822
Click to view full image... 1881 ¼a Black (3), ½a red (3), 1a Brown (4), 2a blue (3) and 4a buff all with "NWAB" variety, one 1a and the 4a in a pair with the normal stamp, one 1a also with double embossing variety (possibly unique), all fine unused. S.G. 17/21a, £447+. (16). Photo on Page 120. £180-220
823
Click to view full image... 1889 ¼a Black, again redrawn, perforated horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, unused, very scarce. S.G. 27b, £475. Photo on Page 120. £200-250
824
  c.1889 Covers bearing 1889 ¼a black, imperforate or perforated stamps, datestamps on reverse, fine and scarce on cover. S.G. 27/28. (2). £250-350
825
  c.1890 Covers all bearing 1889-90 imperforate ¼a black, one stamp unusually on pink tinted paper, one cancelled by single ring delivery datestamp, others with cork type cancels, various backstamps, a good group. S.G. 29. (7). £700-900
826
Click to view full image... c.1898 Local cover bearing nineteen stamps totalling 12½a, comprising 1889-90 imperf 1a, 2a, perf 4a (S.G. 30, 31, 36), 1884 imperf ½a strip of three and single (S.G. 52), 1886 ½a and 1891 redrawn imperf ½a (S.G. 56, 59), 1898 ¼a bright green strip of three and ¼a black strip of four (S.G. 63, 65) and 1896-1901 ¼a strip of three (S.G. 76), all with c.d.s cancels, philatelic but unique, the only recorded 4a stamp on cover, probably the most remarkable cover of Bhopal. Photo on Inside Back Cover. £2,500-3,500
827
Click to view full image... c.1890 Local cover bearing 1889-90 2a blue, a rare stamp on cover, with ISES Certificate (2014). S.G. 31. Photo on Page 122. £250-300
828
  1892 Local covers bearing 1891 ½a red, transit and delivery backstamps, fine. S.G. 37. (2). £250-350
829
Click to view full image... c.1892 Local cover bearing perforated 1891 ½a red pair, c.d.s on reverse, small part reverse missing at left, otherwise fine and unusual. S.G. 38. Photo on Page 122. £180-240
830
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... c.1894 Cover from Bhopal to Kishengarh franked India ½a tied by "I" in bars, reverse with imperf 1894-98 Bhopal 1a red-brown tied by c.d.s, datestamps of "BHOPAL" and KISHENGARH" alongside, a little shortened at right upon opening, otherwise fine and a scarce combination cover. S.G. 39a. Photo on Page 122. £500-700
831
Click to view full image... c.1894 Local cover bearing imperf 1894-98 1a red-brown, two datestamps on reverse, a scarce stamp on cover. S.G. 39a. Photo on Page 122. £250-350
832
  1898 1a Purple-brown printed from a new stone with blurred and shaky lines, unused sheet of 24 with variety embossing omitted, 4/1 with "NAWAH" variety, horizontal fold between central row, otherwise fine, rare in a sheet. S.G. 42/a,var. £120-150
833
  1895 Piece bearing 1895 imperf ¼a black sheet of eight and a pair, intaglio type diamond cancels, the sheet with inverted embossing, pair with upright embossing, pair with fault to one stamp, otherwise fine, a rare used sheet. S.G. 44/a. £120-150
834
  1895 Local cover bearing 1895 imperf ¼a black, manuscript and cork type cancels, datestamps on reverse, fine. S.G. 44. £150-200
835
Click to view full image...Click to view full image... 1895 Perforated ¼a black, 4/2 with variety "NAW B", unused and used, the unused stamp a little toned at lower right, otherwise both fine and scarce. Unused stamp with 1982 R.P.S Certificate, used stamp with 2014 ISES Certificate. S.G. 45a, £830. (2). Photo on Page 120. £300-350
836
Click to view full image... 1895 Perforated ¼a black, 4/2 with "NAW B" variety, fine unused, part sheet margin at foot and right, scarce. With ISES Certificate (2014). S.G. 45a, £650. Photo on Page 120. £240-300
837
Click to view full image... 1895 Perforated ¼a black, vertical pair used on piece, lower stamp with "NAW B" variety, the only recorded used example of this variety se-tenant with the normal stamp. With ISES certificate (2014). S.G. 45/a, £235+. Photo on Page 118. £200-250
838
  1895 Perforated ¼a black, unused (2) or used (2, one on piece), a scarce stamp. S.G. 45, £430. (4). £150-180
839
Click to view full image... 1895 Local cover to Zilla Soon bearing two examples of the perforated ¼a black, one with "NAW B" variety, tied by central cancel, datestamp alongside, the only recorded example of this variety on cover. With R.P.S Certificate (1983). S.G. 45/a. Photo on Page 122. £1,000-1,200
840
  1895 Local cover to Dakkhane Seddar, bearing perforated ¼a black, a scarce stamp on cover. S.G. 45. £250-350
841
Click to view full image... 1884 Imperf ¼a blue-green on laid paper, 1/1 with variety "NWAB", fine unused, very scarce. With ISES Certificate (2015). S.G. 50a, £900. Photo on Page 120. £350-450
842
Click to view full image... 1884 Imperf ¼a blue green on laid paper, fine used, scarce. With ISES Certificate (2015). S.G. 50, £350. Photo on Page 120. £120-150
843
  c.1884 Local covers bearing perforated ¼a blue-green (S.G. 51) or imperf ½a black (S.G. 52) both tied by circular datestamps, the first with opening tears to flap, otherwise fine. (2). £250-350
844
Click to view full image... c.1884 Local cover bearing 1884 perforated ¼a blue-green vertical strip of three (one with reversed "N" in "NAWAB" and "JAHAN") and ½a black pair, c.d.s on reverse, very scarce. S.G. 51, 53. Photo on Page 122. £500-700
845
  c.1886-88 Local covers franked redrawn imperf ¼a green (S.G. 54) or the again redrawn perforated ¼a deep green (S.G. 58), circular datestamps, mainly fine. (2). £250-350
846
Click to view full image... c.1886 Local cover bearing 1886 redrawn perforated ¼a green block of four, central cancel, c.d.s on reverse, fine and scarce. S.G. 55. Photo on Page 124. £300-400
847
Click to view full image... 1886 Redrawn perforated ¼a green, unused horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine and scarce. With ISES Certificate (2016). S.G. 55f, £325. Photo on Page 120. £120-150
848
  c.1891 Local covers bearing 1891 imperf ½a red, shades, one stamp 3/2 with damage to "SH", datestamps on reverse, both fine. S.G. 59. (2). £250-350
849
Click to view full image... c.1891 Local cover bearing 1891 perforated ½a red block of six, square cork type cancels with a c.d.s on reverse, a scarce franking. S.G. 60. Photo on Page 124. £300-400
850
  c.1894 Local covers bearing 1894 redrawn imperf ¼a green, shades, various cancels, all fine. S.G. 61. (6). £600-800
851
Click to view full image... c.1894 Local registered cover bearing 1894 redrawn imperf ¼a green strips of four and three, pair and a single, diamond cancels, opened at right edge with the possible loss of a further stamp, a scarce franking. S.G. 61. Photo on Page 124. £400-600
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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