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Displaying 1 - 20 of 24 Lots in Category - India
C of A - Military - World War I
TRIAL BAY DETENTION BARRACKS (NSW): 1918 stampless cover from POW camp in India to Trial Bay with 'Lieut Colonel/Sup Civil Camp/Sholapur' & 'PASSED CENSOR/SHOLAPUR' cachets and light 'SHOLAPUR' cds backstamp, 'CENSORED/GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP/LIVERPOOL' h/s in blue & resealed with a small piece of mauve tape, minor blemishes. Excellent inter-camp mail. [Sholapur was a sub-camp near Ahmednagar]
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - General
1850s-1880s recently liberated family covers from Victoria (12, all with Emblems or Woodblocks frankings, one with 'GEELONG GAS COMPANY' imprint), NSW (4, one with octagonal 'DOWN TRAIN/ MG2 /VICTORIA' and 'WABDALLAH/VICTORIA' b/s) or Tasmania (3) plus a large-part cover from India with 4a green & 8a rose block of 6 tied by 'MAHABLESHWA RS' duplex, mostly to Major Henry Berthon at his properties "Weatherboard Station" or "Lullote" - both at Inverleigh (Vic) - & a few from Inverleigh to Tasmania, various frankings & postmarks, condition very mixed. [See also under Tasmania, Victoria, India and Switzerland] (Qty 20 items)
1945 stampless airmail cover to GB with 'FPO No 46/23NOV45' cds used at Cocos Islands, opened a little roughly & minor blemishes.
INDIA - Postal History
1844 outer from NSW rated "3" in red for an outgoing shipletter with 'PAID SHIP LETTER/SYDNEY' d/s in red, boxed 'CALCUTTA/SHIP LETTER/Bearing...' b/s in black crossed-through & 'CALCUTTA/Paid...' b/s applied in red, readdressed to "Tumbook". Ex Brian Peace: acquired for $661 at our auction of 5/9/2009.
1856 cover to "Major Berthon/late of Bombay Engineers/Weatherboard Station/River Leigh/Geelong/Port Phillip" with very fine pair of the 1854 Imperf 2a green SG 31 (large margins clear of the outer framelines on all sides) & superb '25'-in-diamond-of-bars cancels in blue, largely fine boxed 'DEESA' b/s in red, Bombay cds b/s & poor 'BOMBAY/BPP/Paid' h/s in red on the face with 'INDIA'-in-oval h/s also in red alongside, endorsed "To be forwarded from Bombay by the very first opportunity", 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GPO VICTORIA' transit & largely fine oval 'SHELFORD/[crown]/VICTORIA' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Outstanding destination. Shelford was renamed from The Leigh 1/1/1854.
1856 a similar cover from the same correspondence endorsed "Paid per first Mail for China/and Australia" with 1854 4a blue & red (neatly cut to shape) & poor numeral cancel in black, light but clear strike of the boxed 'DEESA/1857AUG25/Paid' b/s in red, two different Bombay transit b/s & boxed 'INDIA PAID' h/s in red on the face, endorsed on the flap "Missent to Penang/4Oct57" but no Straits markings, oval 'SHIP LETTER/FREE/GPO VICTORIA' b/s & remarkable irregular usage of Barred Numeral '1', soiled but full of character.
1857 (June) cover to "Captain H Berthon/Inverleigh, Geelong/Port Phillip/care of Mr Augustus Wolfen/Elizabeth Street/Melbourne" with 1854 4a blue & red (neatly cut-to-shape) tied by '1'-in-diamond-bars cancellation, 'BOMBAY/BPP/Paid' h/s in red on the face & Bombay cds b/s in black, Melbourne arrival b/s & endorsed "forwarded by A Wolfen/Melbourne", the latter part of the address crossed-through & Emblems 4d rose (margins just shaved - at base - to large) affixed partly across the 4a, fine BN '1' ties both stamps, minor blemishes & inconsequential flap fault. An exceptional combination franking & a highly desirable cover for the collector of Indian or Victorian postal history, or of the forwarding agents. [Under Victorian Regulations, until 1865 payment of additional postage as a redirection fee was required]This and the two previous lots are from a recently liberated family correspondence that has never before been on the market. The balance are listed under Tasmania & Victoria.
AIRMAIL COVERS: 1932-37 group with 1932 (Oct 14) Karachi-Bombay & Bombay-Karachi; 1932 (Nov 9) Karachi-Basra-Cairo-GB; 1933 (July 11) Calcutta-Karachi & Jodhpur-Karachi (both aged); 1934 (Dec 4-6) Sukkur-Karachi & Karachi-Sukkur; 1935 (Jan 4-5) Bombay-Hyderabad & Hyderabad-Bombay; & 1937 (Oct 5) commercial cover to England per flying boat "Camilla"; generally fine to very fine. (Qty 11)
Collection on leaves with Convention States including Gwalior 1885-97 13-14mm Overprint 1r slate SG 33 *, Jind 1937 2a6p to 12a plus 5r used & 1941 1r & 2r, plus Nabha & Patiala; Feudatory States including primitives from Bamra, Bhor, Bussahir, Jammu & Kashmir, Junagadh (Soruth) including 1869 1a SG 10 x2 both on piece, & Poonch; also India revenues including 1870 Postal Note Rs2As8 on 12a *; condition variable. (Qty 100s)
BHAVNAGAR: c.1940 (?) official invitation cards (178x116mm) with State Crest on the reverse and all-different coloured scenes including "Bhavnagar Imperial Service Lancers Parade", "Bhavnagar City Railway Station" & "Gogo Gate Street", "Alfred High School", "Sir Takhtsinhji Hospital" & three palaces etc, unused. Superb! [A similar set sold for $437 at our auction of 14/8/2010] (Qty 20)
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GWALIOR: 1899-1911 QV High Values 3r green & brown SG 44, used in 1914 with 'GWALIOR STATE/LASHKAR' cds, Cat £250. BPA Certificate (2010).
1935 usage of Indian KGV 1r with large-part 'SUPPORT THE/JUBILEE FUND/16MAY35245PM/BAHAWALPUR' cancel over a faint cds. PFP Certificate (2010).
1949 Silver Jubilee 3p to 1a SG 39-42 two sets printed from Vignette Plates 1 (lightly shaded) & Vignette Plates 2 (more heavily shaded), a few blemishes. (Qty 8)
1949 Silver Jubilee 3p to 1a SG 39-42 Imperforate Imprint/Plate Number '1' blocks of 10 (5x2) from the base of the sheets, unmounted, Gibbons Cat £100++; Murray Payne Cat £75++; Isani & Abid Cat £400++ as imprint/plate number blocks (of 6?). Superb! [The "Hyphassis" imprint/plate number blocks of 6 sold for $747] (Qty 4 blocks)
POSTAL HISTORY: 1947 internal official cover with Arms embossed in black on the flap and 'Household Secretary.../Sadiq Garh Palace' h/s in violet, with a superb example of the 2a black & violet Deer overprinted "Sarkari" in Red SG O3 tied by a light 'CHOLISTAN No1/29APR47/BAHAWALPUR-STATE' cds, small filing punch at upper-left, Isani & Abid #42 Cat £500 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010).
POSTAL HISTORY: 1947 internal cover to a Police Superintendent at Horoonabad franked with the rare Star & Crescent handstamp in violet on KGV ½a green optd 'SERVICE' tied by "bridge"-type 'SADIQ-GARH/10SEP47/BAHAWALPUR' cds, Isani & Abid #190A Cat £2000 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010) states that the handstamp is in purple & that the KGV ½a "is not recorded by Isani & Abid" but this has been corrected by Dr Isani. A great rarity, and in superb condition.The handstamped issues are unrecorded by Gibbons, and were denounced by Ron Wood as "dubious" and "spurious". However, I&A state at page 191 "This issue was investigated thoroughly in 1990 and found to be genuine...the sources from which the few known copies had emerged were impeccable..." [A cover franked with the similarly unrecorded handstamped KGV 2a scarlet sold for $4370 at our auction of 3/10/2010]
POSTAL HISTORY: internal cover apparently between two British (?) nurses with 1½a Multan Campaign tied by an indistinct Cholistan cds, opened a trifle roughly (which would not have amused the Amir!), Isani & Abid #323 Cat £300 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010). [See Isani & Abid at page 321 for another similarly addressed cover]
POSTAL HISTORY: 1949 internal cover with Star & Crescent embossed on the flap, 1948 Pictorials 6a Fort Derawar tied by 'CHOLISTAN PO No 1/12OCT49/BAHAWALPUR-STATE' cds, small opening fault at top, Isani & Abid #231 Cat £1000 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010). [A similar cover sold for $833 at our auction of 3/10/2010]
POSTAL HISTORY: 1950 internal cover with UPU 1½a overprinted "Sarkari" in Red SG O30 tied by 'CHOLISTAN No2/ 7DEC50/BAHAWALPUR-STATE' cds, roughly opened & repaired with archival tape, Isani & Abid #413 Cat £300 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010).