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Mauritius continued...

Pre-Stamp & Stampless Postal History continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30020   image1845 (Nov 3) Entire from Port Louis to France with "MAURITIUS / STG. POSTAGE PAID / INLD. Do. .. / SHIP Do. .." hs in red (type IE-2) on reverse along with double circle despatch (type IC-6) and Bordeaux arrival, front with ms rate, French paquebot ds and oval "INDIA", fine and scarce Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30021   image1846 (Aug 16) Wrapper from Port Louis to France with "MAURITIUS / STA. POSTAGE PAID / INLD. Do. .. / SHIP Do .." hs in black (type IE-2) with ms rate and double circle despatch cds on reverse, endorsed "p Earl of Claire", with "INDIA PAID" hs and Marseille transit adjacent, fine Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30022   image1847 (Dec 2) Entire sent locally from Souillac to Port Louis with framed "INLAND." hs (type IIA-3) and endorsed "Unpaid 2d", reverse with very fine strike of the Souillac boxed ds (type IIB-2) and double circle ds (type IC-6), fine, a very early example of this datestamp Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30023   image1849 (Mar 2) Entire sent locally to Savanne, top backflap with forwarding annotation "Recommandé à l'obligiance de Mr. Fauque pr étre acheminée par 1ere occasion" and signed A de Pipon (Fauque was the postmaster at Souillac), with "PAID." (type IIE-1 (type 1)) and "INLAND." (type IIA-3) hs on front along with "2d" rate marking, reverse with double circle despatch, very fine and unusual Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30024   image1850 (Nov 19) Wrapper from Mauritius to France with red "Foreign Letter" hs (type IIUD-1) along with double oval "PACKET LETTER" ds (type IIC-2), French "10" decimes and paquebot transit, reverse with Malta disinfection cachet and Bordeaux arrival, slight discolouration probably caused by the disinfecting, fine Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30025   image1850 (Dec 13) Entire from Mahébourg to England with blue "PAID" (type IIE-1 (type1)) and Mahébourg boxed ds (type IIB-2), endorsed "By overland via Ceylon" with ms rate, reverse with London and Braintree arrival cds, fine Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30026   image1851 (Jan 11) Envelope from Mahébourg to England with blue "PAID" (type IIE-1 (type1)) and Mahébourg boxed ds (type IIB-2), black "PACKET LETTER" double oval ds (type IIC-2), endorsed "B overland via Ceylon" with ms rate, reverse with London and Braintree arrival cds, fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30027   image1851 (Feb 11) Wrapper from Mauritius to England with framed "INLAND." hs (type IIA-3) and "PAID." circle hs (type IIH-1) for the internal postage to Port Louis, then struck with "Ship Letter" hs (type IID-2) on top of the "INLAND." hs with crowned GPO ds, all very neatly struck, endorsed per "Tartar" with ms "8" rate, London bs, very fine Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30028   image1851 (Feb 11) Entire from France to Mauritius with black "Foreign Letter" hs (type IIUD-1) struck on arrival along with red double oval "PACKET LETTER" ds (type IIC-2), endorsed "via Suez & Ceylon" (ink corrosion causing split underneath) with Bordeaux despatch and "P.P." hs, Marseille transit, fine Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30029   image1851 (Apr 30) Entire from Port Louis to VAN DIEMEN'S LAND (Tasmania) with "PAID" circle hs (type IIH-1), crowned GPO ds (type IIB-1) and "Ship Letter" hs (type IID-2), endorsed "per James Gibson" and "via Sydney", reverse with Australian "SHIPLETTER" boxed ds and Launceston arrival, some staining and creasing, an unusual destination (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30030   image1851 (Jun 21) Wrapper to India with double oval Mauritius Packet Letter ds in black (type IIC-2) with "via Ceylon" hs adjacent, reverse with Calcutta Steam Letter bevelled framed ds, some trivial cover faults, unusual with this private instructional hs (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30031   image1851 (Sep 27) Entire sent locally from Souillac to Port Louis with framed "INLAND." hs IN RED (type IIA-3) with Souillac boxed ds (type IIB-2), no ms rate, reverse with annotation "Prière d'envoyer de suite à son adresse c'est ..." and signed A Pipon, fine and thought to be unique with "INLAND." in red Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30032   image1852-53 Pair of covers from Mauritius via the Cape to England: 1852 (Oct 14) envelope endorsed "Per Queen of the South" with ms charge erased and hs "POSTAGE UNACCOUNTED FOR"; and 1853 (Aug 6) envelope (missing backflap) with "BRITISH-POSTAGE / PAID" hs, an unusual pair sent via the Cape of Good Hope Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30033   image1852 (Feb 11) Front from POUDRE D'OR to England, with black framed despatch ds (type IIB-2), endorsed "via Southampton" with ms "1/2" paying the 2d inland and 1s packet rate, plus "8" for letters directed to London, stained but still a very rare example of this village date stamp Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1)

Estimate. GBP 500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30034   image1852 (Mar 17) Entire from Souillac to Port Louis sent unpaid with framed "SOUILLAC" ds (type IIB-2), "INLAND" hs (type IIA-3) and crisp crowned GPO ds, unusually with ms "Unpaid 4" at top, fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30035   image1852 (Nov 10) Envelope from Mahébourg to Port Louis with blue "PAID" (type IIE-1 (type1)) and Mahébourg boxed ds (type IIB-2), black "INLAND" (type IIA-3) and crowned GPO ds, rated "2d Inland / 1d py post", cover toned but unusual (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30036   image1853 (Nov 15) Entire from Souillac to France with Souillac boxed ds (IIB-2), "PAID." hs type (IIE-4) and Packet Letter oval ds, ms "1/6d" rate, with French "15" decime charge, "COLONIES & c.ART 13" hs and Calais transit, London and Paris bs, very fine and scarce mail from a village Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30037   image1854 (Feb 11) Wrapper from Mauritius to France with "ENVOYÉ PAR / JULIEN GONNET / MAURITIUS" commercial cachet, with "PACKET LETTER" oval double framed ds (type IIC-2) and Marseilles transit adjacent, "20" decimes charge, Paris arrival bs, very fine (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 100

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30038   image1855 (Dec 31) Envelope (incl. original contents) sent from Mauritius to India, with crowned GPO despatch ds, ms notation on arrival "Not found / Return to Mauritius", and sent back on 13th Mar with Calcutta boxed ship letter ds on reverse with ms rates, with further crowned GPO despatch on arrival dated nearly a year later. Also incl. a "Returned Letter" cover from the Dead Letter Office in Mauritius (for this same correspondence but not the matching cover) to Ripon Bell & Co., dated July 28 1857 inside, an unusual duo which would make a nice exhibit page (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM
30039   image1857 (Dec 17) Envelope from Pipon Bell (incl. original contents) sent from Mauritius to India, endorsed "p Mont Blanc" with crowned GPO ds, with ms notation on arrival "Not found / Return to Mauritius", and sent back on 26th Jan with Calcutta boxed ship letter ds on reverse with ms rates, plus a "Returned Letter" cover from the Dead Letter Office in Mauritius (for this same correspondence but not the matching cover) and sent back to Pipon Bell & Co., dated June 23 inside, most unusual Provenance: Vikram Chand (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. GBP 200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-28, 02:00 AM

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