Auction 18.10.2001

Christie's
Spink London

Datum der Auktion: 18.10.2001

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Air Mail cover 1926 (4 Nov.) envelope (272x120mm., address erased and with...

Air Mail cover 1926 (4 Nov.) envelope (272x120mm., address erased and with vertical creases) bearing 1a. and 2a. tied by Calcutta c.d.s., in combination with France "Sower" 50c. (3, one defective) tied by Bourget Aviation c.d.s. for 11 November

Los #: 360

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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unused C.E.F. range with 1904 1a. and a few 1914-22 values to 12a.; I.E.F...

unused C.E.F. range with 1904 1a. and a few 1914-22 values to 12a.; I.E.F. selection with sets (2) to 1r. and a philatelic cover with nine values to 12a.. Also a range of Postal Note, Revenue and Telegraph stamps with some overprinted "SPECIMEN", together with Convention and Feudatory States and

Los #: 363

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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unused 1866 Fiscal stamps surcharged, 2a. purple overprinted "SERVICE/TWO...

unused 1866 Fiscal stamps surcharged, 2a. purple overprinted "SERVICE/TWO ANNAS", a marginal example from the right of the sheet showing current number "176", good colour and fresh with large part original gum; stamp with thin spot and thin in margin. Most attractive. S.G. O15, £275. Photo

Los #: 371

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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unused with small part original gum and another fine used. S.G. O15, £500

unused with small part original gum and another fine used. S.G. O15, £500

Los #: 373

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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unused -- fresh with much original gum. S.G. O15, £275

unused -- fresh with much original gum. S.G. O15, £275

Los #: 374

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 100 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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used 1866 overprinted "SERVICE/POSTAGE", 2a. purple (2, one lighty...

used 1866 overprinted "SERVICE/POSTAGE", 2a. purple (2, one lighty cancelled and with a few surface abrasions, the other with forged overprint) and 4a. purple (rather surface rubbed and with some creases). S.G. O16, O17, £1,500

Los #: 376

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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unused 1902-42 collection including 1902-09 values to 25r., 1912-13 values...

unused 1902-42 collection including 1902-09 values to 25r., 1912-13 values to 25r., 1922 1a. imperforate pair, 1925 Surcharges (16) and 1937-39 values to 10r. (9 with a block of four); condition very mixed

Los #: 381

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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essay 1925 Surcharges, "TWO/RUPEES" (S.G. Type O14) essay on George V 10r...

essay 1925 Surcharges, "TWO/RUPEES" (S.G. Type O14) essay on George V 10r. green and scarlet, an upper left corner example without gum as prepared; very fine. Hammond Giles 24. Photo

Los #: 382

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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unused -- "TWO RUPEES" on George V 10r. green and scarlet with large part...

unused -- "TWO RUPEES" on George V 10r. green and scarlet with large part original gum (fractionally toned); scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (1996). S.G. O104, £750. Photo

Los #: 383

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 350 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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Specimen cover OFFICIAL POSTCARDS: 1881 New Design ¼a. (2) with manuscript...

Specimen cover OFFICIAL POSTCARDS: 1881 New Design ¼a. (2) with manuscript "Specimen" or "Sample" , and 1883 ¼a. (2) with manuscript "Specimen" or "STAMP OFFICE/CANCELLED/BOMBAY" oval h.s.; a rare quartet

Los #: 386

Schätzpreis: 70 £ - 90 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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Proof George VI unappropriated die 2a. (2, one in an enlarged format), 1r...

Proof George VI unappropriated die 2a. (2, one in an enlarged format), 1r. and Workmen's State Insurance 1r.8a.; four photographic proofs each affixed in die sunk card; the frames with some stains not affecting the proofs

Los #: 387

Schätzpreis: 70 £ - 80 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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Proof Specimen 1860 Electric Telegraph 4a., 1r. and 4r. imperforate plate...

Proof Specimen 1860 Electric Telegraph 4a., 1r. and 4r. imperforate plate proofs in reddish lilac, each overprinted vertically with "SPEC(IMEN)"; a few trivail faults. A very rare set. Photo

Los #: 388

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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Specimen 1869-82 Double Head Issues comprising 1a., 8a., 1r. (2), 2r., 8a...

Specimen 1869-82 Double Head Issues comprising 1a., 8a., 1r. (2), 2r., 8a. (2 shades), 5r., 10r., 25r. and 50r. overprinted with single or multiple "SPECIMEN" overprints, mainly fine and fresh with much original gum, the 25r. with corner perf. missing

Los #: 389

Schätzpreis: 120 £ - 150 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1783 (25 June) an interesting entire letter from Bombay to London...

cover 1783 (25 June) an interesting entire letter from Bombay to London written by a wine merchant after the battle of "Mangalore" in which he makes mention of the War and other events of the time, rated "9" and showing a good strike of the two line "PLYMOUTH/SHIP LRE" h.s. A scarce letter connected

Los #: 390

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 180 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1799 (18 Apr.) entire with part letter (creasing and slight spitting...

cover 1799 (18 Apr.) entire with part letter (creasing and slight spitting has been skilfully restored) to Shrewsbury, rated "2/-" ( "8" deleted) and showing a good strike of the extremely rare oval- framed "POST PAID/KRISTNAGERRY" (HG 1, 2 examples recorded) and "Ship Letter/ crown /LONDON" double

Los #: 391

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 350 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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1814 (24 Nov.) Gurkha War four page letter (no outer cover) headed "Camp...

1814 (24 Nov.) Gurkha War four page letter (no outer cover) headed "Camp before Kulunga" , written by Col. Seabright Mawby to The Earl of Moira, giving interesting and graphic details regarding the early events of the Campaign. Letters from this War are rare

Los #: 392

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1816 (3 Apr.) a fascinating, privately carried, entire letter written...

cover 1816 (3 Apr.) a fascinating, privately carried, entire letter written by N.S.Webb from "Peethora Gurkh" , Nepal to Robert Wilson, Residency, Lucknow containing graphic details of events leading to the conclusion of the War as well the author's intention of venturing into "Bootan". A very rare

Los #: 393

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1817 (4. Dec.) and (27 Dec.) privately carried entire letters from...

cover 1817 (4. Dec.) and (27 Dec.) privately carried entire letters from the Third Mahratta (and Pindari) War to "Lt. Col. Doyle Mil. Sec., H d Q rs " headed "Camp - 5 Coss East of Rampoora" and "Camp Gyanta Ghaut" respectively. Important letters from this War

Los #: 394

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1832 (1 June) entire written by Lord Bentinck, then Governor-General...

cover 1832 (1 June) entire written by Lord Bentinck, then Governor-General of India, to Sir John Low at Lucknow, showing a good strike of the very rare , boxed "GOV. GEN S H D Q R S /-OF-183-" with rest of date in manuscript (HG 1, 1993 supplement) and boxed "POST FREE" (HG unrecorded). A fine

Los #: 398

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 700 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1832 (6 July) native entire letter from Neemuch to Mhow, annotated...

cover 1832 (6 July) native entire letter from Neemuch to Mhow, annotated "Post Paid" and showing a good, large part, strike of the scarce "P.O./Meywar/F.Force/18" in circle h.s. Photo

Los #: 399

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 180 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1832 (24 Sept.) entire (no side flaps) from Lord William Bentinck...

cover 1832 (24 Sept.) entire (no side flaps) from Lord William Bentinck, Governor General, from Simla, where he was resting on his three year tour of the Upper Provinces, signed on face and showing, on reverse, "GOV GEN L H D Q S " boxed d.s. and framed "POST FREE" alongside fine red wax seal. Photo

Los #: 400

Schätzpreis: 320 £ - 350 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1836 (4 Feb.) Soldier's letter from Allyghur to another solider at...

cover 1836 (4 Feb.) Soldier's letter from Allyghur to another solider at Dinapore, countersigned by C.O. and showing a good strike of the boxed "ALLYGHUR/FREE". In good condition

Los #: 402

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 120 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1837 (18 Aug.) Soldier's letter (a little grime stained and with some...

cover 1837 (18 Aug.) Soldier's letter (a little grime stained and with some splitting sympathetically restored) " From John Douglas Pte HM 45th Regt. " at Poonamullee via Madras, countersigned by C.O. and showing "POONAMULLEE/POST FREE" (HG 2), "MADRAS/SOLDIERS LETTER/FREE" c.d.s. in red (HG SD 10

Los #: 404

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1843 (12 Feb.) entire letter to Maj. Gen. Lechaine Russell, Salop...

cover 1843 (12 Feb.) entire letter to Maj. Gen. Lechaine Russell, Salop from his son, an Officer serving with Sir Charles Napier's army, written from "Camp Nankood" on the day on which James Outram signed a treaty with the Armies in Hyderabad. Annotated "Par overland despatch" , rated "2/8" and

Los #: 406

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1843 (21 Dec.) an important Scinde Campaign letter written by Sir...

cover 1843 (21 Dec.) an important Scinde Campaign letter written by Sir Charles Napier soon after the annexation of Scinde, addressed to Corfu, coutersigned "C Napier, Govenor" and annotated "Via Malta" , rated "5" and showing "KARATCHEE/FREE" in oval in red (HG 1) and arrival d.s. on reverse. Photo

Los #: 407

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1848 (5 Oct.) entire letter written by Capt. E. Cope, Paymaster, 1st...

cover 1848 (5 Oct.) entire letter written by Capt. E. Cope, Paymaster, 1st Battn. 60th Rifles from Camp Karachi, where the Battalion was assembled in readiness to join General Whish's Force, to Scotland via Southampton and showing a good strike of the boxed "KURRACHEE/SHIP LETTER/ Paid 3 as " in

Los #: 409

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 180 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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used 1855 8a. carmine on blue cancelled by a very fine, practically...

used 1855 8a. carmine on blue cancelled by a very fine, practically complete, rare strike of the "HQ" in diamond (Army Headquarters). Rare on this value. S.G. 36

Los #: 413

Schätzpreis: 60 £ - 80 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1856 (July) neat envelope headed " Soldier's Letter From Corporal D...

cover 1856 (July) neat envelope headed " Soldier's Letter From Corporal D. Kirk, Horse Artillery " from Bangalore to Scotland, countersigned by C.O. and showing boxed "BANGALORE/date/PAID" in red (HG 14), "INDIA PAID" in crescent with manuscript " d /1" charge mark inserted above and Dumfries

Los #: 415

Schätzpreis: 150 £ - 200 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1857 (Apr./May) stampless envelope written during the Persian Field...

cover 1857 (Apr./May) stampless envelope written during the Persian Field Force Campaign, annotated "From Bushire, Geo. W.P.Mason Harbourmaster" to a Naval Dubash, Bombay, showing a good strike of the boxed Bombay Ship Letter Bearing "2" h.s. and arrival c.d.s. (6/5). An interesting collateral item

Los #: 416

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 18.10.2001

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cover 1858 (Dec.) envelope (part of address deleted) to London, bearing 4a...

cover 1858 (Dec.) envelope (part of address deleted) to London, bearing 4a. black (2) each clearly cancelled "H.Q." in diamond of bars and showing, on reverse on opened-out flap, fine "ARMY H D Q R S /P.O." in a brownish ink alongside part Bombay c.d.s. for 30 December. Photo

Los #: 417

Schätzpreis: 320 £ - 350 £

Datum: 18.10.2001