Auction 20.06.1998

Christie's
Spink London

Datum der Auktion: 20.06.1998

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cover 1835 (30 Aug.) entire letter to France rated "17" and showing framed...

cover 1835 (30 Aug.) entire letter to France rated "17" and showing framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER", 1843 (20 Dec.) entire letter to Belgium rated "6" and showing blue arrival c.d.s., 1855 (13 June) entire letter (a little stained) to Liverpool showing framed "SINGAPORE/ Bearing" in black on reverse, and

Los #: 501

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1826 (21 Feb.) entire letter to London, marked "p. Scorpion" , rated...

cover 1826 (21 Feb.) entire letter to London, marked "p. Scorpion" , rated "10" and showing, on reverse, framed "INDIA LETTER/GRAVESEND" h.s. Believed to be the earliest recorded cover from the 2nd. British occupation. Photo

Los #: 503

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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on piece 1821 piece to England showing very fine strike of oval intaglio...

on piece 1821 piece to England showing very fine strike of oval intaglio "POST/OFFICE/PWI" h.s. in red (crossed by vertical filing crease) and Ship Letter London d.s. Very rare. Photo

Los #: 508

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1826 (18 Oct.) treble weight entire letter to Aberdeen, variously...

cover 1826 (18 Oct.) treble weight entire letter to Aberdeen, variously rated, showing very fine strike of the intaglio "PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND/POST OFFICE" circular h.s. in red with manuscript "18th Obr 1826" centrally inserted, boxed "½" and, on reverse, framed "INDIA LETTER/GRAVESEND" overstruck

Los #: 511

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1835 (15 Dec.) entire letter to England, rated "1/3" (deleted) and...

cover 1835 (15 Dec.) entire letter to England, rated "1/3" (deleted) and "1/4" and showing, on reverse, a good strike of circular intaglio "PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND/POST OFFICE" h.s. in red with manuscript date inserted, framed "INDIA LETTER/PLYMOUTH" (crossed by vertical filing crease), Calcutta Ship

Los #: 513

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1837 (23 Aug.) entire letter (a little ragged at edges) to Madras...

cover 1837 (23 Aug.) entire letter (a little ragged at edges) to Madras (24.10 arrival!), showing two extremely fine strikes of the framed "PINANG/POST OFFICE" d.s. in black - apparently the earliest known date. Photo

Los #: 514

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1839 (21 Mar.) entire letter to Calcutta, readdressed to Baring...

cover 1839 (21 Mar.) entire letter to Calcutta, readdressed to Baring Brothers in London and redirected locally, showing framed "INDIA" in red with, on reverse, fair framed "PENANG/ Paid" d.s. in red overstruck by circular "Forwarded/Bond & Co./Calcutta" and London d.s. (20.7), framed "CALCUTTA/SHIP

Los #: 515

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1841 (29 May) entire letter from Galle, Ceylon to Singapore showing...

cover 1841 (29 May) entire letter from Galle, Ceylon to Singapore showing, on reverse, fine framed "PENANG/SHIP LETTER/ Bearing" d.s. in black dated 28 June. Rare, only a few examples recorded. Photo

Los #: 516

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1841 (Aug.) entire to London, marked "Overland via Falmouth. Postage...

cover 1841 (Aug.) entire to London, marked "Overland via Falmouth. Postage paid to Bombay" , showing oval-framed "INDIA" with, on reverse, good to fine framed "PENANG/ Paid" d.s. in red with the amount inserted in manuscript. Photo

Los #: 517

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1845 (4 Feb.) entire letter to London, marked "Overland via...

cover 1845 (4 Feb.) entire letter to London, marked "Overland via Southampton" , rated "1/1" , showing oval-framed "INDIA" with, on reverse, fair to good strike of framed "PENANG/ Paid" d.s. in red with amount inserted in manuscript, partly overstruck by arrival c.d.s.; horizontal filing crease and

Los #: 519

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1845 (19 May) entire to London, re-addressed locally and bearing G.B...

cover 1845 (19 May) entire to London, re-addressed locally and bearing G.B. 1d. for redirection, showing oval-framed "INDIA" with, on reverse, "PENANG/ Paid" d.s. and various London markings, all in red

Los #: 520

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1847 (11 Mar.) entire letter to Amoy "Care of Messers Russell & Co...

cover 1847 (11 Mar.) entire letter to Amoy "Care of Messers Russell & Co, Canton" , rated "1/-" and showing a good strike of framed "PENANG/ Bearing" d.s. in black with, on reverse, Hong Kong double-arc transit d.s. (23.3). Photo

Los #: 522

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1865 (23 Mar.) entire letter to Marseilles, rated "18" , showing...

cover 1865 (23 Mar.) entire letter to Marseilles, rated "18" , showing framed "BEARING" h.s. and "POSS. ANG. V. SUEZ/MARSEILLE" double-ring d.s. in red

Los #: 524

Schätzpreis: 250 £ - 300 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1829 (1 Jan.) printed entire letter from Canton to Calcutta showing...

cover 1829 (1 Jan.) printed entire letter from Canton to Calcutta showing framed "Forwarded by Y r Ob t/A.L. Johnston & C o/Singapore" cachet in red with various Indian transit h.s. on reverse. Very rare, one of two examples known. Photo

Los #: 526

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1841 (Feb.) entire to London and readdressed to Bordeaux, variously...

cover 1841 (Feb.) entire to London and readdressed to Bordeaux, variously rated, showing oval-framed "INDIA" and Calais entry d.s. with, on reverse, framed "SINGAPORE/ Paid" d.s. in red (earliest recorded date) overstruck by two different London d.s. and blue Paris transit c.d.s.; the entire a

Los #: 527

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 250 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1841 (22 June) entire letter from a Missionary at Sambus in Dutch...

cover 1841 (22 June) entire letter from a Missionary at Sambus in Dutch Borneo addressed to New York, routed via Singapore, rated "39½" and overwritten "Free" , showing oval-framed "FORWARDED BY/J. BALESTIER/SINGAPORE" cachet in blue on reverse, and unframed "SHIP" with Boston transit c.d.s. in red

Los #: 528

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1849 (23 May) entire letter from Batavia to London showing blue...

cover 1849 (23 May) entire letter from Batavia to London showing blue despatch d.s. on face with framed "SINGAPORE/ Bearing" d.s. across join on reverse; also 1845 entire from Batavia to London showing oval-framed "BEHN MEYER & C O/SINGAPORE" f.a.c. and very faint framed "SINGAPORE/ Paid" d.s. in

Los #: 529

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1857 (19 Oct.) G.B. 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to England...

cover 1857 (19 Oct.) G.B. 1d. pink postal stationery envelope to England, headed "From Sergeant G. Mitchell, Royal Marines L t Infantry, Steam Transport Imperador, Singapore" and countersigned by Commanding Officer, the envelope cancelled on arrival at London and showing blue Swanage arrival c.d.s

Los #: 530

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used A small range including 1854 1a. Die I strip of three and singles (2...

used A small range including 1854 1a. Die I strip of three and singles (2) and 2a., 1855 blue glazed paper 4a. (2 on small piece with later 2a.) and 8a. block of four and single, and 1856-64 2a. dull pink (2), 2a. orange, 4a. black strip of four and 8a. (2), all cancelled "B/147". Condition a little

Los #: 531

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1a. red, Die I, with clear margins indistinctly tied by "B/147...

cover 1a. red, Die I, with clear margins indistinctly tied by "B/147" obliterator on 1856 (15 Oct.) entire (filing creases) to Canton showing, on reverse, "PENANG/P.O." in red and Hong Kong transit d.s. Photo

Los #: 532

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used 2a. green, a horizontal pair showing part "STAMP OFFICE. One Anna...

used 2a. green, a horizontal pair showing part "STAMP OFFICE. One Anna" sheet watermark, good to large margins on three sides though cut-into at top, both clearly cancelled "B/147", fine. Very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1965). Photo

Los #: 533

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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on piece 2a. green with good to large margins in combination with 1855 4a...

on piece 2a. green with good to large margins in combination with 1855 4a. black on blue glazed paper on small piece, both clearly cancelled "B/147", fine. Photo

Los #: 535

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used A small range, mostly 1854 issue, including ½a. Die I block of four...

used A small range, mostly 1854 issue, including ½a. Die I block of four (cut-into at left and creased) and a single, 1a. Die I strip of four (one creased), strip of three, pair and single, 1a. Die II pair and 2a. pairs (2); condition a little mixed. (19 items

Los #: 537

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used 2a. green, a strip of four with clear to large margins, each cancelled...

used 2a. green, a strip of four with clear to large margins, each cancelled "B/172", one with corner crease otherwise fine. Photo

Los #: 538

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used 4a. blue and red, 4th printing pair [13-14] with retouches, clearly...

used 4a. blue and red, 4th printing pair [13-14] with retouches, clearly cancelled with diamond of hollow dots; light crease at top mostly confined to the margin. Very fine. Photo

Los #: 539

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used 4a. blue and red, 4th printing pair [5-6] with reversed watermark...

used 4a. blue and red, 4th printing pair [5-6] with reversed watermark, clear to good margins and lightly cancelled "B/172". Photo

Los #: 540

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used 4a. red and blue, 4th printing, [12] with good to large margins...

used 4a. red and blue, 4th printing, [12] with good to large margins, clearly cancelled "B/172", fine. Photo

Los #: 542

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 700 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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used 4a. blue and red, 4th printing, [9] with good to large margins...

used 4a. blue and red, 4th printing, [9] with good to large margins, clearly cancelled "B/172"; a fraction soiled otherwise fine. Photo

Los #: 543

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 600 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1855 (20 Jan.) entire letter to London bearing two cut to shape 4a...

cover 1855 (20 Jan.) entire letter to London bearing two cut to shape 4a. (one crossed by vertical filing crease, the applied just over the edge and with small violet ink stain) cancelled by diamond of hollow dots, showing framed "INDIA PAID" and arrival Paid c.d.s.; recipient's notation at left

Los #: 545

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 20.06.1998

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cover 1856 (May) envelope to Bombay bearing ½a. Die I pair (cut-into) and...

cover 1856 (May) envelope to Bombay bearing ½a. Die I pair (cut-into) and 2a. lightly cancelled by diamond of hollow dots and showing, on reverse, "SINGAPORE/P.O." c.d.s. in red. Sold not subject to return

Los #: 546

Schätzpreis: 350 £ - 450 £

Datum: 20.06.1998