Prestige Philately Auction 227 CatalogueCatalogue by themerecuts & excisions
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Displaying 2 Lots in Category - recuts & excisions
CEYLON - Postal History
1841-53 Pre-Stamp Maillargely annotated on pages with Colombo Shield 'POST PAID' (Reversed 'S') 1841 in black & 1842 in red (Ex Joseph Hackmey), oval 'POST PAID' 1843 & 1846, oval 'POST FREE' 1846 with a partly fine colourless embossing of the very rare 'CEYLON/[crown]/DIEU ET MON DROIT/GOVERNMENT' device, also 'GAMPOLLE/POST- ' (1849), half-circle 'KARUNDUGALLE' (1855), 'KORNEGALLE/=POST-PAID=' (1848), and 'STEAMER LETTER' cds of Colombo (1849 & 1853), Jaffna (1848) & Kandy (1844 & 1850), condition generally fine to very fine & way above-average for this scarce material.
NEW ZEALAND - Postal History
1915PPC with double-framed 'NZ Expeditionary Forces/8OCT1915/---- HOSPITAL SHIP' d/s ('No 1' removed) in violet when en route to England. Ex Eric Gibbs & Gordon Darge. [The datestamp was altered because at the time there was no Hospital Ship No 2] [The illustration is above Lot 1214]