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INDIA continued...

Air Mails continued...
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1226 image1932 Imperial Airways England to India route via the Persian Gulf, first flight covers from London (Oct 1) to Bahrain franked 6d, or from Dubai to London on October 6th franked on the reverse by India 1a3p vertical strip of six tied by light "DUBAI / PERSIAN GULF" datestamps in blue dated 15 Nov. Just twelve covers were carried on this first flight; all had the stamps uncancelled due to an oversight so were returned to Dubai and cancelled on November 15th, over a month after the flight took place. (2). Photo on Page 176. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1227 1932 Tata Sons Ltd Karachi-Madras service, covers carried on various legs of the first outward or return flights, one cover from Ahmedabad carried on the first service to Cape Town, one on scarce Tata first flight envelope with a Union Jack on India, another on similar envelope with the Union Jack removed. (25).

Est. £350-450

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1228 1932 (Dec 1) Imperial Airways special Christmas flight from Karachi to Cairo, covers from Karachi to Delhi (flown via Cairo) or Delhi to England. Scarce, just 20 covers recorded from this flight by Brown. (2).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1229 1933 (Jan 16) Penang to Bombay flight by Prince Ali Khan (son of H.H The Aga Khan), cover flown on the Dum Dum to Santa Cruz leg with flight vignette and cachet, posted upon arrival franked 1a and 3p. 91 Covers flown.

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1230 image1933 (Apr 7) Houston Mount Everest Expedition, cover flown on the first survey flight with flight vignette and cachet, KGV ½a pair and 3p cancelled at Purnea. 87 Covers flown, costing One Guinea each, which went to R.A.F charities. Photo on Page 178. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1231 1933 (July) Trans-Continental Airways Karachi-Calcutta service, covers carried on various legs of the first outward or return flights including cover from the British Post Office in Tangier flown from London to Calcutta, scarce return flight covers flown from Calcutta to Jodhpur or Allahabad, etc. (11).

Est. £180-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1232 image1933 (July 20) James Woods Australia to England flight in "The Spirit of Western Australia", cover flown on the Calcutta to Lucknow leg with "DUM DUM AIR PORT" label tied by the flight cachet, posted at Lucknow franked KGV 1a3p. A few minor tone spots, otherwise fine and scarce, just 16 covers flown. AAMC E317, $400. Photo on Page 178. (Image1)

Est. £160-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1233 1934 Bihar Earthquake, January 30th Dum Dum to Darbhanga R.A.F emergency flight (Brown states six flown, probably an error for 66); January 17th Muzaffarpur to Dum Dum emergency R.A.F flight, delayed in transit and not posted until February 2nd (50 flown); and January 20th Captain Barnard's Flying Circus flight from Calcutta to Bihar and back to raise funds for the Bihar Earthquake Relief Fund, all with flight vignettes and cachets, all fine. (3).

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1234 Rocket Mail. 1935 (June 29) "Rocketgram" form despatched by Rocket No 66 over the River Damoodar, with Rocket vignette and cachet, posted at Burnpur franked Silver Jubilee 9p; and 1937 (May 12) "Coronation Rocketgram" postcard with vignette and cachets, posted in Calcutta franked 3p + ½a. Two fine items, both signed by Stephen Smith, 160 items carried on the 1935 flight. Also the 1980 book "From the Diary of Stephen Smith", which details his 1934-35 Rocket Post experiments. (2 + book).

Est. £140-160

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1235 1935-37 Tata Airways flights, covers comprising 1935 (Jan 4/5) Bombay-Hyderabad and return, Feb. 25/26 Bombay-Calcutta and return, Oct. 29/Nov. 1 Bombay-Trivandrum and return, Nov. 26 Cannanore-Trivandrum (25 flown); 1936 Indo-Ceylon Christmas flight, various legs (9); 1937 (Apr 16) Hyderabad to Bhuj and return, Nov 8/11 Delhi-Bombay and return, various legs (7), mainly fine, some scarce. (25).

Est. £350-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1236 1938 (Feb 22) Imperial Airways Flying Boat "Coogee", Southampton to Singapore survey flight, cover flown from Lashkar to Calcutta unusually franked by Gwalior stamps, specially permitted on this one flight. Also covers carried on the first all-up flights, from Madras to Colombo franked 2a or Karachi to England franked 2½a. (3).

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1237 1938-40 Air Services of India first flights comprising 1938 (Nov 21) Bombay-Kathiawar service, various legs (7), and 1940 (May 4) Bombay-Amreli service, various legs (5), all fine, some scarce. Also 1940 (Apr 9) Hyderabad to Bangalore first flight by Hyderabad Air Services, pilot signed cover with handpainted Air Services badge, just 24 covers flown with two hand painted pilot signed covers known. (13).

Est. £180-220

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1238 image1941 (Sep 12) Indian Air Mail Society "V" Campaign, "Don't Believe in Rumours" cover flown by R.A.F from Dogboi to Calcutta, signed on the reverse by Stephen Smith, posted at Dum Dum franked KGV 1a3p. Fine and scarce, 35 covers flown. Photo on Page 178. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1239 1946-83 First flight covers from or to India, various airlines, also a few commemorative covers, all written up on pages. (106).

Est. £300-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Indian States
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1240 imageChamba. 1887-1947 Mint selection including 1887-95 1r (both), 2r and 3r, 1903 KEVII ½a pair with right stamp showing an unusual elongated overprint (both lines an extra 1mm long, large gaps between "M" and "B" in upper line, "A" and "T" in the lower line), 1913-23 1r overprint double, one albino, 1923 KGV 1a with large part of overprint omitted, 1942-47 KGVI 1a (S.G. 101), 5r - 15r (the 15r unmounted), Officials including 1927-39 1r unmounted block of six, 1938-40 1r, 1940-43 10r unmounted, etc. S.G. £1,400+. (116). Photo on Page 154. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Est. £300-350

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1241 imageChamba. 1942-47 KGV 10r Used, a few short perf tips at base, otherwise fine and scarce. S.G. 105, £850. Photo on Page 212. (Image1)

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Est. £200-250

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1242 imageChamba. 1890 12a Service overprint, variety thin seriffed "I" in "SERVICE", superb mint and very scarce. Unpriced by S.G., who list other values with this variety at 120-140 times the basic mint price. S.G. O14c. Photo on Page 142. (Image1)

Est. £700-800

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1243 imageGwalior. 1885-1949 Mint selection including 1885-97 ½a tall "R" variety, 1a small "G" variety, 1904 KEVII 3a tall "R" variety, 1912-23 ½a with broken letters in overprint, 1a single and inter-panneau block of eight with double overprint, 1926-36 10r, 1938-48 15r and 25r, 1942-45 ½a block of four and 1a with misplaced overprint, etc. S.G. £1,250+. (88). Photo on Page 180. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1244 imageGwalior. 1899 3p Carmine, variety overprint inverted, light diagonal crease, otherwise fine mint, a scarce variety. S.G. 38a, £2,750. Photo on Page 142. (Image1)

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Est. £400-500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1245 imagePatiala. 1885 1r Slate with type 2 "PUTTIALLA / STATE" overprint in red, variety wide spacing between lines, mint with large part gum. S.G. 10b, £700. Photo on Page 142. (Image1)

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Est. £150-180

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1246 imageConvention States. QV-KEVII Mint and used selection including Faridkot with S.G. 14-16 mint; Jhind with S.G. 3, 7, 11, O7, O11 mint, S.G. 4, 8, 27, 29, 31 used (S.G. 8 unlisted used by S.G., offered "as-is"); Nabha with S.G. O19/20 mint, S.G. 4 used; Patiala with S.G. 8a, 12 mint and a few misplaced overprints; Gwalior; also a few Feudatory States including Kishangarh "ON/K S/D" inverted in red on 1913 2a and 8a, and 1a pair one without overprint (all three offered "as-is"), and Travancore double perfs. A useful lot, S.G. £2,000+. (151). Photo on Page 180. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. £300-400

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1247 c.1897-1935 Covers and cards including prestamp covers from Indore, Holkhar, etc., stamped covers and cards, also some earlier stamped paper and a few later covers, mixed condition. (92).

Est. £100-150

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Bhopal - Official Stamps
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1248 image1908-11 Issues inscribed "H.H Begum's Service", mint and used selection including type O1 overprint ½a variety overprint inverted used; type O2 overprint 2a variety overprint inverted mint (3), 4a unused (no gum), 4a overprint inverted mint, 4a imperf pair mint, 4a imperf pair overprint inverted mint, etc. S.G. O301/8d, £600. (19). Photo on Page 180. (Image1)

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Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1249 image1908-11 4a Brown, imperf pair with type O2 overprint, variety overprint double, unused without gum, this variety unlisted by Gibbons, possibly a proof. S.G. O308c, var. Photo on Page 180. (Image1)

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Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1250 image1930-36 Issues, mint and used selection with various surcharge varieties including ¼a on ½a surcharge inverted used, 3p on ½a surcharge inverted mint and used, 3p on 2a surcharge inverted used, 3p on 4a surcharge in red used, 1a on ½a surcharge inverted mint and used, 1a on 2a red surcharge inverted used, 1a on 2a red surcharge with inverted "N" in "ANNA" mint and used within a block of four, 1a on 2a violet surcharge inverted used, 1a on 4a with inverted "N" in "ANNA" mint within a pair. A good lot. S.G. O309/329a, £1,550. (44). Photo on Page 180. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7)

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Est. £400-500

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

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