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Stamp auction - 15 May 2018 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 15 May 2018. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 158 - India
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
QV-QEII accumulation of approx 500 covers (mainly pre-QEII) bearing an assortment of frankings & pmks incl. envelopes, postcards, air letters, mainly addressed to Southern India. Condition very mixed throughout. £50 to 100 £50.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1864 12th cover to Bordeaux, France, bears two different GB accountancy marks incl. scarce GB/1f80c, later rated at 1f62c, P.P, obverse also bears 'Dossabhoy Cursetjee & Co/BOMBAY' oval company h/stamp in blue & Marseille circular transit, reverse Bombay despatch & Bordeaux receiver. £160 to 190 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
1866 envelope from Madras to Cheltenham, Glos, franked 8p mauve, 2a brown orange & 4a green, cancelled by Madras India Paid double ring d/stamps, reverse bears Cheltenham receiving d/stamp. Fine & attractive cover. (1) £50 to 60 £64.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1869 British India Steam Navigation Co. envelope from Madras to Cheltenham, franked 8p + 2a brown orange strip of four, tied by superb Madras double ring d/stamps, reverse Bombay transit & Cheltenham receiver. 1870 envelope from Bombay to Cheltenham, franked India Paid d/stamp, reverse Cheltenham receiver. £80 to 100 £96.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
India-Russia (Uzbekistan) 1894-1912 covers (23) with most from Peshawar to Bukhara, many sent registered with differing rates of 2½a, 3a, 4½a, 5a, 7a & 9½a three colour franking, with variety of transits incl. 'Sea Post Office' or Odessa transits, also two covers addressed from Shanghai to India with 1911 & 1912 covers sent at single rate and registered rate with Hong Kong adhesives & India 1927 Flight cover etc. Some peripheral staining as usual with the Bukhara correspondence. £150 to 180 £185.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1895 Campaign cover, franked 1a, tied Dalhousie c.d.s. to England, officer counter - signed, written by Pte. 1 K.R.R detachment, Bareilly. £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
India-Russia (Uzbekistan) 1897-98 registered covers (3) all from Peshawar to Bukhara, franked 4½ anna rates, each disinfected in transit in Odessa due to outbreaks of Typhoid in the UK & plague in Bombay, each cover struck on front by fine OBESSARENKO cachet in violet, scarce trio. £120 to 150 £160.00
1902-11 25r brownish orange & blue fresh example, centred to right with neat Calcutta telegraphic cancellation. SG.147. £100 to 120 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1912 PPC of HM Transport Romilla addressed to India, 1d GB tied boxed paquebot of Port Said & arrival marks of Lahore & Kaulakha & also very scarce boxed 'RECEIVED BY/AUSTRIAN STEAMER/BOMBAY 16 AP 12' in three lines. (1) £65 to 80 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1920 Jan 23rd RAF Experimental first flight Karachi - Bombay (RAF Stationery envelope) onto Dorey Tracey Devon. £50 to 65 £60.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1925 Jan 23rd RAF Demonstration flight Calcutta - Risalpur with large circular cachet & posted onto Nowshera 2.2.25 & signed Flt. Lt Graham (64 flown), scarce. £60 to 75 £84.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1927 Feb 16th Stack & Leete flight cover Karachi - Lahore with cachet (60 flown) £40 to 50 £40.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1928 March 26th First Mail Karachi - London by Imperial AW, Basra - Cairo and Marseilles - London services,m special cover (60 flown) £60 to 75 £60.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1929-50's airmails & first flights range written up on leaves incl. 1929 Eastern & Imperial first airmails Calcutta - London, Calcutta - Karachi, Delhi - Karachi, Delhi - London, 1933 National Airways Calcutta - Dacca & return flight 1934 first flight Madras - Calcutta, 1934 Calcutta - Egypt, UK to India first airmails Derby to Sadiggarth Palace, Bahawalpur State, first flights 1934 Lahore - Karachi, Karachi - Lahore etc. £50 to 65 £145.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 Nov 22nd RAF Survey flight Allahabad - Delhi bears oval Cheshire Regt. cachet, posted on arrival, (48 flown) £40 to 55 £50.00
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1931 April 1st Hadley & Pratt flight Calcutta - Akyab with cachets, signed John. E Pratt (35 flown), scarce. £130 to 160 £170.00
  REVENUES black page stock book crammed full of 19thC revenue stamps, many 100's with duplication throughout. £50 to 70 £145.00
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