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Stamp auction - 10 March 2011 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 10 March 2011. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 138 - Ceylon
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
1845-54 stampless internal mail to the Government Agent at Kandy incl. E with RAMRODDE UDC plus m/s date & 'paid', the front endorsed 'Pd 1½d', also 1847 COLOMBO/POST-NOT PAID c.d.s. with m/s 'Due 6d' & 1854 E with fine GAMPOLLE UDC with m/s 'free' & OHMS endorsement. Scarce material. (3) £120 to 150 £120.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Overland Mail via France - 1846 family E ex 'Gona Adika' to UK with COLOMBO STEAMER/LETTER c.d.s. & 1/10d charge; similar 1852 E with fine PUSILAWE/POST 'paid' in m/s date plus another with Kandy steamer c.d.s. & 2/3d charge. (3) £100 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
British Packet letters to UK - 1848 long family letter ex 'Ranmilla', endorsed 'Via Southampton' & charged 1s rate on arrival - KANDY/STEAMER LETTER c.d.s. (part overstruck) on reverse; also similar 1852 E to London with very fine COLOMBO/STEAMER LETTER c.d.s. (displays well). Nice pair. (2) £70 to 85 N/S
651   Used (on letter or envelope)
POSTAL HISTORY collection written up in album incl. three Boer War censored items, selection of Military (RAF & Naval) & Civilian censored mails, range of destinations & markings. (35) £140 to 180 N/S
652   Used (on letter or envelope)
POSTAL STATIONERY QV/KEVII interesting collection of approx 160 items mainly unused, neatly displayed in two albums incl. postcards, letter cards, envelopes, reg. envelopes, SPECIMEN optd, wrappers etc. A good variety & generally fine throughout. £500 to 600 £480.00
1857 6d purple brown on blued paper, clear to large margins, used barred oval, SG.1. Cat. £450 £100 to 120 £120.00
1857 6d purple-brown VFU barred oval cancel, good margins on three sides, lower left side just cut into, BPA Cert (1962) states - slightly faded, SG.1. (1) Cat. £450 £65 to 85 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1857 cover to Edinburgh bearing 1857 6d on blued paper plus 1857-59 1d & 2d U barred ovals, 2d & 6d good margins (for these), 1d three plus margins, b/s Kandy Steamer Letter & Edinburgh arrival. Some minor tones but a rare cover, SG. 1/3, signed Diena. £750 to 900 £600.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1858 part E (address panel & flaps only, filing fold) to UK via France with 3½ margin 1d blue & 1s slate violet (4 margins) tied by light grilles, the reverse with Galle steamer letter c.d.s; m/s 'Missent to' & Congleton c.d.s. £120 to 150 £120.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Scarce ingoing mail, 1858 - GB 6d pale lilac with '171' cancel of Haddington on E to Kandy with fine COLOMBO/STEAMER LETTER c.d.s. on front & Kandy arrival c.d.s. on reverse. £40 to 50 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1873 E to UK via Italy franked with QV 48c rose cancelled by Colombo duplex; also similar (1881) E with lengthy contents, 4c mauve & 16c violet pairs. (2) £60 to 75 £52.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1880-90's group of five cents on 4c QV embossed postal stationery envelopes - all commercially used with surcharge 5c varieties, different printings inverted & vertical left & right, some tropicalised. (8) £40 to 50 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1884 E to UK with 4c mauve & 20c on 64c red-brown - scarce on cover, with '48' cancel & Pussellava c.d.s. Also 1880 E with 4c strip of three & pair (faults) ex Deltota & 1890 E with 5c, 8c & 15c tri-colour franking. (3) £80 to 100 £72.00
1885 10c on 64c red brown, fine M, SG.164. (1) Cat. £425 £80 to 100 £84.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1885-90 trio of 28c franked covers to UK incl. provisional 28c on 48c & 28c on 32c plus 28c slate cancelled by '74' of Lindoola. (3) £100 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1901 POW mail - highly decorated E (top edge faults) with poem in Afrikaans to Pretoria ex Boer POW held at Diyatala Camp, franked with 2c (2) & 3c stamps, also Camp & Pretoria censors. Attractive & unusual. £40 to 50 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
Cover miscellany incl. (1901) OHMS mourning E, reduced at left, with 5c 'service' stamp & m/s 'Ragama'; 1950 numbered FFC's (2) Colombo-Sydney, 1947 BOAC to UK with 1r stamp, 1932 multiple franking of War Stamp opts. on Karachi FFC to Madras etc. (10) £80 to 100 £80.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1904 hotel advertising card franked 6c to Hanoi with fine PENANG TO SINGAPORE postal agent's c.d.s. Also 1901 fine PPC (Colombo market) to France with 6c stamp & fine 'anchor' cachet MARINE FRANCAISE/SERVICE A LA MER of the French Navy. (2) £60 to 75 £84.00
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