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INDIA continued...

Military Mail
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
1176 1804-14 Entire letters from Archibald Maclean to his father at Lagan, Ulva, Isle of Mull, the first three letters written in 1804 as a Lance Bombardier, having just joined the 86th Regt., from Edinburgh, London or India, the last with interesting content on the people and customs of India, privately carried. Also an 1814 letter from Musulipatam; Capt. Maclean has sent a miniature of himself and a Power of Attorney for his prize money for Bourbon, endorsed "favour by Captain Lanphier 86th Regt" and posted in London. (4).

Est. £150-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1177 imagePortuguese India. 1807 (May 10) Entire letter written from "Agoad near Goa" by Lieut. Archibald Maclean of the 86th Regt, addressed to his father at Lagan, Ulva, Isle of Mull, charged 2/4, with a London backstamp. Maclean reports the death of his uncle Lachlan MacQuarrie, an officer in the 77th Regt. and Aide de Camp to the Governor of Bombay. An early letter for Portuguese India. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1178 1816 Entire letter headed "Hyderabad, 8th July 1816, this date six years I was wounded at Bourbon", from Captain Maclean of the 86th Regt to his father at Lagan, Ulva, Isle of Mull, endorsed "p. H.M.S Amphitrite", handstamped boxed "POST PAID" and "MADRAS / PACKET LETTER" datestamp with light but scarce red "PAID / INDIA / PACKET LETTER" datestamp (Rob In P1), prepaid 3/6, charged 1/2 inland postage in G.B

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1179 Soldiers Letter. 1849 Entire letter to England, headed "From Corporal Quarterman of the Artillery, Regimental Laboratory School" and countersigned by the Captain in charge of the school, prepaid at the 1d soldiers rate with Dum Dum and Calcutta datestamps, red boxed "INDIA / PAID" and a London Paid datestamp. An unusual prepaid soldiers letter, most soldiers letters from India at this period posted unpaid and charged 2d upon arrival. A little staining and strengthened at edges.

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1180 Soldiers Letters. 1830 Entire letter from D. Mackay, Adjutant of the 1st Brigade Horse Artillery at Cawnpore, to England, informing the addressee that her husband died en route to Calcutta in 1828, the address panel headed "Soldiers Letter" and countersigned, with large part circular "INDIA SOLDIERS &c / 3 / LONDON" (upper flap missing); and 1852 entire letter from Poona to Ireland headed "Soldiers Letter From Regimental No. 1639 Private John O'Brien, No. 8 Company 1st Bombay European Regiment Fusiliers" and countersigned, charged 2d, informing the addressee his son had died and his Punjaub medal with two bars will be forwarded on. Also an 1826 letter from Lt. Brown, 41st Regt., posted from Beverley to Col. Gossip in York informing him of the death of his son killed in action near Prome (with two associated family letters), and 1849 letter to East India House concerning the conduct of a former soldier who ran off with the writers wife despite having a wife back in India, has since married another woman, and has committed two robberies. (6).

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1181 image1868 (Sep 17) Cover (letter enclosed) from Scotland to "Captain Thomson Carmichael, 92nd Gordon Highlanders, Jullundar" sent via Marseilles, with 1867 10d plate 1 tied by Lanark 215 duplex, London, oval Sea Post Office, Travelling Post Office 6 and Jallundur backstamps. A fine example of the 10d Officers concession rate, which only lasted from March 1868 (when the normal rate rose to 1/1) until December 1869 when the officers concession was discontinued. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1182 1869 Covers sent at the 6a8p Officers rate from Seepree to London, headed "Officers Letter" and signed "Geo. C. Thomson Capt., Cmdg 1st Bengal Cavalry", franked 8p + 2a + 4a (2 covers) or 8p + 1p pair + 4a (2 covers), one with a few minor edge faults, otherwise fine. Also two 1879 covers from Thomson franked 6a to England. (6).

Est. £150-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1183 imageAfghanistan / Lord Roberts. 1879 O.H.M.S Cover to Lt. Colonel Thomson, 1st Bengal Cavalry, enroute to Kohat" and signed "Fred Roberts MG, Cmg Kuran Col" with O.H.M.S 1a tied by diamond of bars, backstamped "FIELD FORCE P.O" c.d.s (Mar 24) and at Kohat (Mar 28), unobtrusive 2cm tear at right edge, otherwise fine. Roberts won a V.C during the Indian Mutiny, and became Commander-in-Chief of the British army in South Africa during the Boer War. Photo on Page 170. (Image1)

Est. £120-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1184 imageBoxer Rebellion - C.E.F. 1901 (Oct 1) C.E.F ½a envelope endorsed from Tientsin, registered to India, the embossed stamp unusually cancelled by the boxed "F.P.O No 4" registration handstamp, franked on the reverse by a QV C.E.F 2a6p cancelled by "F.P.O No 4" double ring c.d.s, the envelope unusually tied around with silk string (which still remains, affixed to the reverse with sealing wax), Calcutta arrival backstamp. A scarce and unusual registered cover. Photo on Page 170. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1185 P.O.W & Internee Mail. 1916 Stampless "Civil Detenus Letter" printed envelope from Ahmednagar Civil Camp with blue boxed censor cachet; and WW2 covers and cards including registered cover franked 3a from the parole centre at Purandhar with triangular censor cachet, stampless covers from civil internees at Ahmednagar (2), and lettersheets or postcards from Italian P.O.Ws. (10).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Air Mails
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1186 image1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, cover posted locally franked KEVII ½a tied by the pictorial Aerial Post cancel in magenta, arrival backstamps (Feb 18/19), very fine. Photo on Page 170. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1187 image1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, cover to Bareilly franked KEVII 1a tied by the special pictorial Aerial Post cancel in magenta, backstamped at Allahabad (Feb 18) and Bareilly, very fine. Photo on Page 170. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1188 image1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, cover to Pachmarhi franked by two KEVII 3p stamps tied by the special pictorial Aerial Post cancel in magenta, backstamped at Allahabad (Feb 18) and Pachmarhi (Feb 20), very fine. Photo on Page 170. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1189 image1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, cover addressed to the renowned philatelist C. Stewart Wilson in Calcutta and redirected to Ambala, franked KEVII ½a tied by the special Aerial Post cancel in magenta, backstamped at Allahabad (Feb 18), Cal-Punj and Ambala (both Feb. 21), fine. Photo on Page 170. (Image1)

Est. £200-240

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1190 1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, cover to Garakhpore endorsed "Aerial Post fee paid" (confirming the additional 6a fee paid in cash), franked KEVII ½a tied by the special Aerial Post cancel in magenta, backstamped at Allahabad (Feb 18) and Garakhpore (Feb 20), upper edge with small defect and tears, still an attractive cover. Also a press Photo of Windham's original drawing of the special cancel; newspaper cutting reporting the arrival of a flown cover in England; and the March 25th 1911 edition of "Flight" magazine which contains an advert for Humber Ltd with an illustration of a flown Allahabad cover addressed to the company, and a small article on the flight and mails carried. (4).

Est. £200-240

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1191 image1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, registered cover to Etawah endorsed "Per Aerial Post, stamped -/6/-", franked KEVII 6a tied by the special Aerial Post cancel in magenta, with black boxed "R / U.P. EXHIBITION CAMP / ALLAHABAD", numbered "45". Backstamped with registered datestamps of Allahabad (Feb 18) and Etawah (Feb 20). A fine registered cover, posted at the United Provinces Exhibition Post Office. Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1192 image1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, first type postcard, 160x127mm, depicting Pequet in his biplane with the printed heading "FIRST "AERIAL POST", FEBRUARY 18 '11", signed by Pequet, posted to England with KEVII 1a tied by the special Aerial Post cancel in magenta, an Allahabad c.d.s (Feb 18) alongside. Several light creases but still much finer than most of the few recorded examples of this very scarce pilot signed postcard. Photo on Page 170. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. £900-1,200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1193 1911 (Feb 18) Allahabad First Aerial Post, first type postcard, 160x127mm, depicting Pequet in his biplane with the printed heading "FIRST "AERIAL POST", FEBRUARY 18 '11", signed by Pequet, posted to England with KEVII 1a tied by the special Aerial Post cancel in magenta, an Allahabad c.d.s (Feb 18) alongside. Two vertical folds and other lesser creasing, 3cm tear at base and 15mm tears at right and upper edges, still a reasonable example of this very scarce pilot signed postcard.

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1194 image1920 (Jan 23) Karachi to Bombay experimental air service, KGV 2a6p registration envelope (4_�_x10inches) bearing KGV 3p - 5r tied by "KARACHI / AIR POST" datestamps, carried on the first flight, Bombay arrival c.d.s. An unusual franking. Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1195 1920 Karachi to Bombay experimental air service, covers (10) and cards (2), with the special Karachi Air Post c.d.s flown to Bombay on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (3), 5th (2) or 7th flights, or with the special Bombay Air Post c.d.s flown to Karachi on the 2nd or 7th (2) flights. One card torn and a couple of covers with faults, otherwise fine, three registered, one with enclosed letter from the Karachi G.P.O stating the cover is forwarded on behalf of the Deputy P.M.G Mr Romer. (12).

Est. £500-600

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1196 1925 (Jan 23) Calcutta to Risalpur R.A.F demonstration flight, cover to Nowshera signed by Ft. Lt. Gordon with the violet cachet "CALCUTTA - RISALPUR DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT / CALCUTTA / 1925", arrival backstamp, 124 covers flown of which 89 were addressed to Nowshera. Also "A Grand Military Searchlight Tattoo" leaflet with circular cachet "DELIVERED BY AIR OVER CALCUTTA / 31 DEC. 25 / 10 A.M", one of 3,000 leaflets (most of which were destroyed) publicising a forthcoming event to aid R.A.F charities, dropped over Calcutta during an R.A.F demonstration flight. (2).

Est. £130-160

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1197 image1925 (Feb 16) Anglo-Indian Survey Flight by Alan Cobham, cover flown from Calcutta to Karachi with KGV 1a cancelled at Drigh Road, and a cover flown from Calcutta to London bearing an uncancelled 2a with a 3d charge mark and 3d postage due stamp cancelled at Kensington, backstamped "WADDON AERODROME / CROYDON" c.d.s (Mar 17). Two fine covers both with the appropriate violet triangular flight cachet and pink or green vignette, both signed on the reverse by the flight engineer Arthur B. Elliott. 100 items flown to Calcutta and 121 to London. (2). Photo on Page 172. (Image1)

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1198 1926-27 Neville Stack and Bernard Leete Paris to India flight, 1926 cover flown on the Baghdad to Karachi leg with Iraq 6a tied by Baghdad c.d.s (Dec 21) and boxed "IRAQ to INDIA / By Light Aeroplane / with Messrs Stack and Leete"; and 1927 (Feb 14/15) covers flown from Karachi to Lahore (2, only 60 flown) or Delhi with India stamps cancelled violet boxed "AIR MAILS INDIA / By Light Aeroplane / KARACHI G.P.O / WITH MESSRS STACK & LEETE" and Royal Air Force Display arrival backstamps of Lahore (2) or Delhi. (4)

Est. £160-180

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1199 1926 (Jan 2) Calcutta to Patna R.A.F flight, cover bearing photographic "BY AIR" vignette depicting an aeroplane and elephant, and the cachet "HAWASAE / BY AIR", a KGV 1a cancelled at Patna. 69 Covers flown.

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1200 1926 (April 4) Copenhagen to Tokyo flight by the Danish aviators Botved and Herschend, cover flown on the Calcutta to Rangoon leg bearing the coloured Air Mail vignette and "BY DANISH FOKKER AEROPLANES 1926 / CALCUTTA TO RANGOON" cachet, franked by two KGV ½a stamps cancelled at Mill Road, Rangoon, lightly folded, otherwise fine. 78 Covers flown.

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

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