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  • Lot# : 1574 India

    1902/11: Edward VII 25 r. brownish orange & blue, a used example with telegraphic datestamp in violet. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 1575 India

    1911 (Feb. 18): FIRST AERIAL POST: Envelope bearing King Edward 3p. tied by magenta "FIRST AERIAL/U.P.EXHIBITION ALLAHABAD/1911" special cachet, backstamped "Allahabad 18 FE" c.d.s. in black on reverse. Fine example of the 'World's First Official Airmail'.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1576 India

    1926 (Jan. 2): R.A.F. Demonstration Flight from Calcutta to Patna, envelope with black and white photographic vignette 'plane over elephant', franked with India 1a. and showing negative HAWASAE / BY / AIR cachet in violet, backstamped same day on reverse. Fine and scarce Muller 18a = 3'500pts.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1577 India

    1932 (Jan. 7-12): Halliburton-Stephens Flight over the Himalayas, cover franked with ½ a. KGV tied by "Calcutta 13 Jan. 32" c.d.s bearing two descriptive labels THE FLYING CARPET and MOUNT EVEREST TRIP, handstamped 'American Fliers / In "Stearland", Biplane' in violett, with Calcutta arrival mark on reverse. Very Fine.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1578 India

    1932 (Apr 14): Bertram "Atlantis" attempted 'Round-the-World' flight, cover flown from Ichapur to Rangoon franked with 1a. 3p. cancelled Rangoon and backstamped Calcutta, Apr 27, with violet "Atlantis"/ Ichapur cachet tying a red descriptive label and a black "Bertram - Atlantis Expedition" cachet, very Fine. Addressed by and signed on the back by Indian mail-rocketeer, Stephen H. Smith of the Indian Air Mail Society.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 1579 India

    1932 (Nov. 17): World flight by French Canadian Flier, Jacques R Hebert : Cover send from AKYAB (Burma) to Calcutta, Label: "PAR UN FRANCAIS DU CANADA / Le Tour du Monde par Avion / Pilot: MONSIEUR JACQUES R. HEBERT / Avion: D.H. GIPSY MOTH CF-ADC / Calcutta le 17 November 1932", bilingual cachet in violet ACROSS THE BAY TO AKYAB ASMANI GHARI and signed by pilot Hebert, only 57 carried, very fine and attractive.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1580 India

    1854/1940: Collection several hundred stamps unsed/unused, with early issues British India incl. one copy 4 a. blue and red cut to shape, plenty of various cancellation, officials, futhermore stamps issued by Indian Convention states and Indian Feudatory states, mainly in good condition and the semi modern issues of very fresh appearance, properly mounted on album pages.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF
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