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  • Lot# : 713 India

    1840 (July 6): Entire letter from Calcutta to Bordeaux endorsed "Via Bombay and the Persian Gulf", with red rate box on reverse "Steam Postage - 9 / Inland Ditto 16 / Total 1 r. 7 a." filled in manuscript, framed INDIA in red and 'Paquebots / De La / Mediterranée' in red, charged '29' décimes in manuscript on arrival (Sept 3).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 715 India

    1856: 4 a. grey black in vert. strip of three, good perf, tied by "B/57" numeral to cover from Calcutta (DE 26 62) via London (FE 16 63) to New York (MAR 5), endorsed "via Southampton", "16 cents" accountancy in red alongside, reverse with Chupram despatch cds (23 DEC 1862) in red. A fine letter carried from Chuprah (23.12.1862) - Calcutta (25.12.), one day too late for the P&O "Simla", 9.1.63 per P&O "Bengal" - Madras (13./14.1.) - Galle (16./18.1.) - Aden (26.1.) - Suez (1.2.) - Overland Mail, 5th phase - Alexandria (4.2.) per P&O "Ripon" - Malta (7.2.) - Gibraltar (11.2.) - Southampton (16.2.) - London (16.2.) per Inman line "City of New York" - New York (5.3.). 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 716 India

    1856: 4 a. grey black, good perf with large part of neighbouring stamp, tied by private "Stamped" and "B/1" numeral in blue to cover to Mauritius with manuscript "p. Erymanthe via Aden" (French vessel) and framed INDIA PAID in red alongside, reverse with Calcutta cds (D 2 1864) in red and "MAURITIUS JA 5 65" arrival cds in blue. "6d / TO PAY" due, a fine and fresh part paid cover.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 717 India

    Missent 1892: Germany 5 pf. stationery card up-rated with further 5 pf. green tied by 'Braunschweig' cds addressed to Soro (Denmark). Card was missent to Soro (India) and was struck by SEA POST OFFICE / B datestamps (Type 7) four times: Carried by 'Oriental' (Dec 27) at Suez again on returning 'Oriental' at Bombay (Jan 1, 1893), then the 'Peninsular' (Feb 7) at Aden and lastly carried by the 'Siam' (April 1) at Bombay and the cover mailed on to correct address in Denmark, arriving after a four month journey. Struck with good strike of framed MISSENT IN / INDIAN MAIL in black and also with two Dead Letter Office / Calcutta handstamps. A few faults as to be expected, an extraordinary usage.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 718 India

    1936 (Aug. 22): Crash of Imperial Airways flying boat 'Scipio' at Mirabella Bay Crete, two covers from India to England, stamps partly floated off, one showing two line capital handstamp DAMAGED BY / SEA WATER, other with boxed DAMAGED BY IMMERSION  / IN SEA WATER I.S.', both in black Nierinck 360822 g+i.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 719 India

    1937: Inauguration of New Dehli, compl. set of six values, as singles, in marginal blocks of four and a booklet, fresh and fine example in unmounted mint condition. Gi = £ 575.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 720 India

    1948: Official booklet containing the complete Gandhi set of four values hinged into allotted spaces, all handstamped 'Specimen' below Portrait. Extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 721 India

    1866/94: Small study collection Jammu and Kashmir, few hundred stamps used/unused, showing various colour shades, strips of three, blocks of four, cancellations and six stationery items with additional frankings, furthermore one envelope from Afghanistan as well as some doubtful items, nevertheless an opportunity for a new collector to start in this field, on album pages.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 722 India

    India Feudatory and Convention States 1879/1945ca.: Collection hundreds stamps used/unused incl. Poonch, Jind 1876 three values in blocks of four, Sirmoor, Alwar, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Kishangar, Idar, Bundi with Daggers and Sacred Cows, Rajahstan overprints, Duttia with 1897 Ganesha set, Bijawar, Charkhari Daggers, Orchha with 1935 set up to 25 r., Indore, Bhopal, Barwani, Soruth, Morvi, Bhor, Cochin, Travancore, Hydarabad, Bhamra and Las Bela, in addition convention states such as Chamba, Patiala, Jind up to 2 r., and Gwalior up to 2 r., a well written up collection.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 723 India

    1869/1987: Range of covers/cards (50), with 1869 entire to France showing superb "GB/1F 66c." Accountancy mark in blue, 1870 cover with three colour 11 a. franking from Chouk to Baghdad, 1881 cover to Switzerland with 1 a. brown and 2 a. orange with ADEN CAMP despatch cds, small range of off-cover ½ a. green used in Linga (7), 1894 2 a. 6 p. stationery envelope to Lucerne cancelled by superb MAHE cds, 1918 cover from Troops in Iraq with "Opened Under Martial law" label in green, 1944 Muscat set of fifteen unused, some Pakistan and Ceylon etc.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 724 India

    1854: 4 a., the lithographic imitation of the original Essay for the 1854 4 anna, produced circa 1890, a horizontal strip of six on yellowish wove paper, 180 x 94 mm., some minor imperfections but most attractive and scarce (Spence 3).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 725 India

    1854: 4 a. vermilion & blue on yellowish wove paper watermarked with 'Arms of Great Britain', a horizontal pair (pos. 7-8) with outer frame lines, from the 1891 reprint by lithographic transfer in sheets of 24, fresh and fine (Spence 13).rnrnProvenance: Collection J. A. Spence, RL, 7 Dec 1977, lot 1242.rn 
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 450.00 CHF

    Lot# : 726 India

    1854: 'Lion & Palm' Essay, the 1890 reprint in black on thin buff card paper (32 x 26 mm.), Die I, signed on reverse by Jal Cooper. Scarce (Spence 26 var).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 727 India

    1854: 1 a. printed in blue, the 1890 lithographed imitation on yellowish wove paper, an unused horizontal strip of three with CIM of 'Specimen' on reverse, corner bend and small closed tear at top not detracting from appearance (Spence 32).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 728 India

    1854: 2 a. emerald-green, the 1883 reprint, pulled from the original plate of the 2 annas, rough perf. 12½ on horizontally laid paper (Spence 81).
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 80.00 CHF

    Lot# : 729 India

    1854: ½ a. blue, the 1894 reprint of the Essay with crosses in upper corners, lithographed on yellowish wove paper, a sheet marginal block of four, positions 25-26/33-34, with EN of SPECIMEN printed on reverse (Spemce 99).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 730 India

    1854: ½ a. pirnted in red, the 1894 reprint of the Essay with crosses in upper corners, lithographed on yellowish wove paper, a sheet marginal block of four, positions 25-26/33-34, with EN of SPECIMEN printed on reverse (Spemce 129).
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 80.00 CHF

    Lot# : 731 India

    1854: 4 a., the lithographic imitation of the 1854 4 anna, produced in 1894, a block of six from lower right corner of the sheet dated 'April 1855', on yellowish paper watermarked 'Arms of Great Britain' showing part imprints, positions 16-18/22-24, slight bends and scissor cut between first two stamps but scarce (Spence 35).
    Starting bid : 375.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 370.00 CHF

    Lot# : 732 India

    1854: 4 a., the lithographic imitation of the 1854 4 anna using the Essay head, produced in 1894, a block of six from lower right corner of the sheet dated '1854', on yellowish paper watermarked 'Arms of Great Britain' showing part imprints and 'Facsimile Copy - 1894', positions 6-8/10-12, slight aging but attractive and scarce (Spence 62).
    Starting bid : 375.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 370.00 CHF

    Lot# : 733 India

    1854: ½ a. blue, the 1899 print by lithographic transfer a complete pane of thirty-two (8 x 4) on yellowish wove unwatermarked paper, with SPECIMEN printed on reverse, with manuscript 'Given me by Sir Sidney Burrard, Surveyor General' and initialled in pencil on reverse, light creasing but a spectacular multiple (Spence 95).rnrnNote: Sir Sidney Burrard, 1860-1943, was Surveyor General for India, known for calculating Aan accurate height of the mountains of the Himalayas.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 734 India

    1854: ½ a. and 1 a. composite sheets of sixteen, three sheets: one in blue, another in red and a third in black, all printed by lithographic transfer in 1890 showing a 32 mm. gap between the two rows on medium yellowish unwatermarked paper, slight age spots and each with pencil manuscript notations stating purchase from Eugene Klein in March 1939. Rare and most attractive trio (Spence 89/41, 90/42 and 91/43).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 735 India

    1854: ½ a. black, Essay with crosses in upper corners, 'Die Proofs' printed in 1890 in a horizontal strip of eight on yellowish thick parchment paper, vertical crease between fifth and sixth stamps, pencil manuscript endorsement 'From Sir Charles Stewart Wilson' on reverse, most attractive piece (Spence 84).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 736 India

    1854: Lithographed Essays pulled from the original Plate in December 1890 during Tapling's visit to India, a composite sheet in lake-red on parchment paper showing 2 a. designs both rectangular (D1) and octagonal design (D2) flanking the 4 a. (Die III) and the head only; wavy lined surround for the 4 anna, some light aging but of great rarity (Spence 6, 7, 8, 50c).
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 737 India

    1854: 4 a. aniline red & blue on yellowish rough wove paper, March 1891 reprint by lithographic transfer in a complete sheet of 24 (6 x 4), with position 24 showing the "Inverted Head" variety with 'Reprint, S.I.O. Calcutta, March 1891' imprint in blue at lower left. Some minor imperfections but rare and attractive (Spence 25, 26).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 738 India

    1890: 'Queen with Gothic Crown Essy', the 1922 impression with three examples printed in black (one is tête-bêche), on stout white card, the complete sheet (125 x 172 mm.), light overall aging but rare - just four sheets printed thus (Spence 12).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 739 India

    1921 (June 10): First Setting 9 p. pn 1 a. rose-carmine, vertical format block of sixteen (2 x 8) from lower right corner of the sheet, two stamps showing PIES / PIES error and two stamps showing NINE / NINE error, fold through interpanneau margin as usual, largely fresh and very fine, most stamps, including the two pairs of the errors unmounted og. A scarce positional piece Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 740 India

    1921 (June 10): 9 p. pn 1 a. rose-carmine, vertical format block of thirty-two (4 x 8) from lower right corner of the sheet, four stamps in second row showing PIES / PIES error, largely fresh and very fine, most stamps, including the errors, unmounted og. A scarce positional piece Gi = £ 520+.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF
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