Prestige Philately Auction 161 CatalogueCatalogue by countryIndian States
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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - Indian States
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)
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).
POSTAL HISTORY: 1951 internal cover with UPU 1a black & magenta SG 44 tied by light 'DEH-RAWAL/21MAR51/BAHAWALPUR' cds, a couple of minor opening faults, Isani & Abid #367 Cat £300 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010).
POSTAL HISTORY: 1952 internal cover with Silver Jubilee ½a Wheat SG 40 tied by light 'BAHAWAL-GARH/28JAN52/ BAHAWALPUR' cds, small filing punchhole at upper-right, Isani & Abid #339 Cat £400 on cover. PFP Certificate (2010).
REVENUES: India Defence Stamps 1r violet x10 affixed within a printed folder & tied by multiple 'KHANPUR/24APR43/BAHAWALPUR' telegraph cancels, minor blemishes. [A similar item sold for $345 in our auction of 5/12/2009]