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INDIA continued...
Lot Catalog No. Descrip Opening
70   imagePostal History. 1836 incoming circular entire to Messrs. Twinings on the Strand, 95% red boxed INDIA LETTER/ MARGATE on reverse (just over the flap) and red receiving datestamp of Nov 4, a few minor faults (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
71   imagePostal History. 1841 envelope (creasing and a tear) with fair boxed POSTAGE NOT PAID TO LONDON; three 1858-64 covers to same addressee; 1895 Bickel uprated card to Montenegro, and 1895 military envelope to Andaman islands (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
72   imageShip Letter. 183339 three entires from Cape of Good Hope to England, each bearing ‘INDIA LETTER’ boxed H/S in black for Liverpool (1833), Cowes, (1837) and Portsmouth (1839), filing creases as nearly always seen, nonetheless an interesting and scarce trio. The East India Company carried the bulk of mail between the Batavian Republic, India and the Cape of Good Hope to England. By 1799, the revenue was considerable and the Government sought to capture some of the revenue for the Postal service by passing the Postage Act 1879. The East India Company was powerful enough to largely circumnavigate the provisions of the act, moreover the Company obtained a concession in the following act which established the 4d India Ship Letter rate for letters not exceeding 3oz (Image) Starting at £ 120

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
73   imagePostal History. 1859-78 incoming covers from GB with 1859 1/- on mourning cover, 1862 9d, 1865 2d x 2 and 6d, 1868 4d and 9d, and 1878 8d. Various destinations. Mixed condition with the 1859 cover with peripheral tears, 1878 cover opened out with backflap missing. STC £3000+ as GB stamps on cover (Image) (Image2) image Starting at £ 280

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
74   imagePostal History. 1891 and 1896 soldiers' letters to USA, the former from Jutogh and the latter from Umballa. Each counter-signed, some faults (Image) (Image2) image Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
75   imagePostal History. 1894 Mozambique 30r postal stationery card to Germany, cancelled Lourenco Marques 25 MAIO 94 with boxed MISSENT IN/ INDIAN MAIL on front, with Sea Post Office and Bombay transits and Baden-Baden arrival. Unusual (Image) Starting at £ 180

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
76   imagePostal History. 1896 'One Anna' surcharged Soldiers' and Seamen's envelope to Karachi, Base Office CDS 5 NO 96, backstamped Suakin and Aden. Opened two sides and slightly reduced at left, otherwise fine (Image) Starting at £ 130

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
77   imagePostal History. 1907-12 three incoming ppcs to India with boxed 'RECEIVED BY ..... STEAMER' markings. 1907 from Guadeloupe, French steamer; 1910 from the 'Prinz Ludwig' with German Seapost cancel, German steamer, and 1912 from GB with boxed PAQUEBOT, Italian steamer, minor faults but an unusual trio (Image) Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
78   imagePostal History. 1910 illustrated patriotic 'Tommy Atkins' mourning envelope (for King Edward VII) to Kent, illustrated in colour, with 1a red (perforations removed), indistinctly cancelled (Image) Starting at £ 70

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
79   imagePostal History. 1915-22 covers/cards (18) with India-type FPO and/or Base Office cancels, all associated with Geo. King although some unaddressed. FPO numbers 10, 11, 38, 68, 76, 116, 308, 311, 313, 317, 329, 400 and 409; countries include France, Iraq, Persia, Egypt, Turkey and Tanganyika (Image) Starting at £ 120

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
80   imagePostal History. 1931 cover to Cape Town bearing 1a pair with two excellent strikes of oval DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/ OST-AFRIKA LINIE/ 27.11.31, posted from the vessel 'Wangoni' at Aden (Image) Starting at £ 60

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
81   imagePostal History. 1935-45 group of seven covers; pre-war commercial covers to Barbados and Dennmark (latter 255 x 120mm, folded, opened two sides), censored airmails to Brazil and USA, boxed OAT to France and censored surface mail to Switzerland and Bermuda (Image) Starting at £ 70

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
82   imagePostal History. 1942 OAS envelopes to UK each 'regimentally' censored and with the TREAT AS PREPAID/ AND DELIVER FREE/ CALCUTTA G.P.O cachet, applied by the censor at Calcutta, one in black and one in purple. One charged 1a Due in error at Kohima, this no doubt not collected since incorrectly applied (this envelope opened out for display) (Image) (Image2) image Starting at £ 80

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
83   imagePostal History. 1944 three different illustrated Forces Airletter forms, two with large coloured illustrations, all with different Censor types (Unit, Field and Base). Minor faults, still fine for these (Image) (Image2) (Image3) image image Starting at £ 110

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
84   imagePostal History. 1944-5 censored U.S. Army Post Office covers (20), all with offices of origin lightly pencilled on front (Image) Starting at £ 50

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
85   imagePostal History. 1947 covers (four) with Independence labels, two philatelic each with three different labels (not tied), the other two commercial (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) image image Starting at £ 50

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
86   imagePostal History. 1950s Indian Forces covers (7) including Korea set (SG K1-12), others include uses in Vietnam and Palestine (Image) Starting at £ 70

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
87   imagePostal History. WW II Prisoner of War censored mail, nine covers or cards including one with two-line violet cachet on reverse CENTRAL GOVT. PAROLE CENTRE/ HAZARIBAGH, also a 1972 P.O.W. Mail aerogramme (Image) Starting at £ 100

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
89   imageAirmail. 1907 (13 Oct) Daily Graphic "A Message from Mid-Air" illustrated balloon card addressed to Bombay, carried on the balloon 'Mammoth', correctly without adhesive (message begins "You won't mind paying surcharge on this card I hope"). Address side with Tösse CDS of 14.10 boxed 'T', 'Overland Postage Due 2a' and boxed POSTAGE DUE/ONE ANNA with the ONE ANNA crossed out. Vertical fold and minor abrasions from mount removal, but not unattractive; this may be the earliest known flown cover addressed to India The balloon crashed in southern Sweden, where the crew escaped safely; the lightening of the load enabled the balloon to take off again, scattering its cargo of postcards over a wide area. Some, such as this card, were found and posted from Tösse (Image) Starting at £ 1,400

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.
90   imageAirmail. 1925 Alan Cobham survey flight cover from Calcutta to Akyab, 1a with 5 FEB CDS, Akyab arrival of 6 FEB on reverse. Boldly initialled 'A.J.C.' on front; light ageing. 34 flown (Image) Starting at £ 180

CLOSED
Closing..May-10, 06:00 PM EST.

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