Prestige Philately Auction 239 CatalogueINDIA - Postal History
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Displaying 15 Lots in Category - INDIA - Postal History
Batch including 1855 Ża blue imperf Die III (SG 8a; four margins) on tiny cover from 'UMRITSAR', 1879 Soldier's Letter to Canada with 8p violet tied 'SIALKOT' cancel, group of used Postal Cards including 1947 KGVI 9p 'HALF ANNA' h/s, some with 'GWALIOR' & 'PATIALA' overprints, a few Envelopes, Jaipur covers & stationery, variety of postmarks, plus Travancore Revenue Stamped Paper overprinted 'KERALA' x2 unused, condition quite variable. [The illustration is above lot 919]
1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with an ancient armour-wearing knight (Don Quixote?) on his steed, to Kent with QV 1a tied by 'WESTRIDGE' cds.
This & the next seven lots are from the one correspondence of 1904-05, all with the address panels attractively illustrated in India ink.
1904-05 1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with an axe-wielding prince & caption "FIGURE-HEAD of BLACK PRINCE", to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'PESHAWAR' cds, flap fault.
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1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with a farmer & a court jester swilling beer, to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'PESHAWAR' cds, flap fault.
1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with an Arabian dancing girl, to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'MEEANMEER' cds.
1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with a cobbler mending a shoe, to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'MEEANMEER' cds.
1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with a hobo playing the violin, to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'MEEANMEER' cds, flap fault.
1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with an elegant lady in a fancy carriage, to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'MEEANMEER' cds, flap fault.
1904-05 envelope hand-illustrated with a Cromwellian ruffian, to Kent with KEVII 1a tied by 'JULLUNDUR' cds, flap fault.
1915 stampless cover with 'LOYALTY' crest embossed on the flap & light but legible strike 'On Active Service/ Hospital Ship Loyalty' h/s in violet, three different Bombay backstamps, small piece missing from the reverse.
1948 Kilburn & Co airmail cover (193x177mm) to Surrey with scarce franking of Gandhi 1Ża 3Ża x3 & 12a + KGVI 1r with an indistinct commercial perfin all tied by Calcutta cds, blue/white R label, light horizontal fold & trivial defects.
FLIGHT COVERS: 1927 (July 1) printed envelope for De Havilland flight over Calcutta with KGV 1a brown.
FLIGHT COVERS: 1932 (Jan) Calcutta-Nepal-Calcutta per 'Flying Carpet' with red/yellow flight label & small 'American Fliers/In Stearland Biplane' h/s in violet, signed by the American adventurer "Richard Halliburton". [Halliburton hired aviator Moye Stephens to fly him around the world, for no pay but unlimited expenses! In 1939, Halliburton disappeared while attempting to sail a Chinese junk across the Pacific Ocean]
FLIGHT COVERS: 1933 (July 20) Australia-England per 'Spirit of Western Australia' Calcutta-Lucknow stage with red/brown 'DUM DUM AIR PORT' label & 6-line flight cachet in violet, KGV 1a3p cancelled on arrival.
FLIGHT COVERS: 1934 (Oct 25) MacRobertson Air Race Calcutta-Rangoon stage with black/magenta label & flight cachet in purple, KGV Ża cancelled on arrival, light spotting.