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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1038 c   image1818 Stampless cover relating to the Anglo-Nepalese war, circular seal of Nazi Ram Bawat on the reverse to cover to General Bhim Sen Thapa in Kantipur (kathmandu), opened at bit roughly as usual, very fine strike of the seal. (Image) Est. $100-150


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1039 c   image1867 inbound cover,Q from India with ½a Blue (Scott #20) tied by numeral to the front of this petite cover, it is not clear exactly the point of origin but includes on the reverse "Travelling Post Office/Bengal" transit as well as transits of Payna and Tirhoot, Red "Nepaul/P. O." c.d.s. receiving handstamp (Hellrigl type B21), very fine and early cover into Nepal. (Image) Est. $100-150


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1040 c   image1871 Inbound stampless cover, originating in Tirhoot with nice "Tirhoot/JA 11 71" c.d.s. on reverse of this petite cover, along with equally nice "Nepaul/JA 15 71" c.d.s. of the British-Indian Post Office (Hellrigl type B23), very fine and attractive, this marking of Nepal is one of the very rare markings of this office with Hellrigl estimating less than ten examples known. (Image) Est. $300-400


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1041 c   image1870's-80's Inbound stampless covers, group of six covers posted from locations in India to the British-Indian Post Office in Kathmandu, five have receiving c.d.s. of "Nepaul" straight line in circle with date (Hellrigl type B24) and a sixth with similar postmark in smaller type (Hellrigl type B25), since they are stampless most also have "Postage Due" h.s. (Hellrigl types B57 or B58), three covers have seals of the sender, all are clean and fine-very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400


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1042 c   image1880 Stampless cover, domestic cover from Captain Komal Singh Mahat Chetri to Prime Minister Majaraj Rana Udhip Singh Bahadur, originating in Pokhara with native classic datestamp of that town (Hellrigl #19) and similar native datestamp of Kathmandu (Hellrigl type 3), very fine; just prior to the stamp period in 1881 and scarce. (Image) Est. $100-150


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1043 og Hellrigl #1b imageHellrigl #1b, 1881 1a Milky blue, pin-perforated on European wove paper, setting 3, another fresh mint single from this scarce pin-perforated setting 3, bright white paper, full light brown original gum, lightly hinged, nearly very fine; pin-perforated stamps from setting 3 are extremely rare (Scott #1 var., S.G. var.; in 1984 Hellrigl values this at nearly three times the normal setting 1 pin-perforated stamp). (Image) Est. $150-200


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1044 og Hellrigl #1 var. imageHellrigl #1 var., 1881 1a Ultramarine, pin-perforated on European wove paper, setting 1, position 24, showing constant plate flaw of small dent in the center top frame, remarkably well centered with bright color and paper, full white o.g., the certificate mentions a trivial thin in extreme top margin which is barely discernable and in no way detracts from this extremely fine stamp; 1984 Hellrigl certificate (Scott. #1 var.; $300.00+; S.G #1 var.; £350+). (Image) Est. $100-150


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1045 ng Hellrigl #4 imageHellrigl #4, 1881 1a Ultramarine on European wove paper, imperforate, setting 1, unused without gum as issued, attractive horiz. pair, positions 27-28, large balanced margins, rich color on bright white paper, very fine; multiples of setting 1, even pairs, are rare and desirable (Scott #4; $350.00+; S.G. #4; £450+). (Image) Est. $200-300


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1046 ng Hellrigl #4 var. imageHellrigl #4 var., 1881 1a Ultramarine on European wove paper, imperforate, setting 1, position 33, unused without gum as issued, select single showing the plate flaw top right corner flattened, large to extra-large margins, pretty color and impression, very fine and attractive variety (Scott #4 var.; $175.00+; S,G. #4 var.; £225+). (Image) Est. $100-150


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1047 ng Hellrigl #7b var. imageHellrigl #7b var., 1886-89 1a Dark blue, early printings on native paper of good quality, imperforate, setting 8, position 37, unused without gum as issued, a lovely single with deep rich color, well centered within extraordinarily large margins, showing progressive plate flaw of long diagonal scratch in left frame, this flaw first appeared in this setting, extremely fine (Scott #7 var.; S.G. 7 var.; £140+). (Image) Est. $75-100


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1048 ngbl Hellrigl #7b, c imageHellrigl #7b, c. 1886-89 1a Dark blue, early printings on native paper of good quality, imperforate, complete sheet of 64, setting 8, unused without gum as issued, a third sheet of this early setting on native paper, showing all the features of this setting as described above including three inverted cliches in positions 52, 59 and 62, plus the constant and progressive plate flaws, this sheet has particularly deep dark blue and strong impression, paper has minor foxing, mostly on the outer edges, normal light horiz. and vert. folds between rows in the center of the sheet, otherwise very fine (Scott #7 var, a var.; S.G. #7, a; £9,920+). (Image) Est. $500-750


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1049 ngbl Hellrigl #13 imageHellrigl #13, 1889-98 4a Green, later printings on native paper of good quality, imperforate, setting 4, positions 9/44, left margin block of 20 (4x5), unused without gum as issued, the left sheet margin is large allowing us to assign this to setting 4 being without inscription or close sheet frameline, other margins are large, includes constant plate flaws in position 10 and 25, clear green color and nice impression, very fine (Scott #9; $1,100.00+; S.G. #12; £940). (Image) Est. $200-300


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1050 Obl Hellrigl #13 imageHellrigl #13, 1889-98 4a Green, later printings on native paper of good quality, imperforate, setting 4-8, positions 6-7/14-15 used block of four, position 6 showing the constant plate flaw of "white crown", used with Kathmandu II cancels, lavish large margins, very fine and choice; a nice block of this high value; 1984 Hellrigl certificate (Scott #9; $220.00+; S.G. #12; £220+). (Image) Est. $100-150


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1051 ngbl Hellrigl #13b imageHellrigl #13b, 1889-98 4a Yellow green, later printings on native paper of good quality, imperforate, setting 4, positions 5-8/13-16, top right corner margin partial inscription block of eight (4x2), unused without gum as issued, extra-large untrimmed sheet margins and large full margins on the other two sides, clear bright color and sharp impression for this showing constant plate flaw of "white crown" in position 6, plus another plate flaw in 16, very fine; a very scarce inscription margin block showing the last two words joined which only is found in setting 4 (Scott #9; $440.00+; S.G. #12; £376+). (Image) Est. $200-300

Currently...$160.00
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1052 ngbl hellrigl #13b imageHellrigl #13b, 1889-98 4a Yellow green, later printings on native paper of good quality, imperforate, settings 4-8 (probably 4), position 1-4/33-36, top left corner block of 20 (4x5) unused without gum as issued, large full margins all around showing a portion of the sheet margin at left, lovely clean color and quite clear impression showing four constant and progressive plate flaws, the most important being the very deep horiz. split through bottom framelines (pos. 2), normal horiz. fold between rows four and five, very fine; a nice large multiple of this period (Scott #9; $1,100.00+; S.G. #12; £940+). (Image) Est. $200-300


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1053 ngbl Hellrigl #18f imageHellrigl #18f, 1898-1907 4a Olive green on native paper of poor quality, imperforate, setting 9-11, positions 35-36/43-44, postally used block of four with Kathmandu III cancels, mostly large margins all around, distinctive olive green color that is quite rare, fine; this high franking was probably used on a parcel; 1984 Hellrigl certificate (Scott #17; $280.00+; S.G. #17; £280+: catalog values are for normal green shade). (Image) Est. $100-150


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1054 ng Hellrigl #23 imageHellrigl #23, 1899-1907 ½a Black early printings on native paper, imperforate, reconstructed sheet of 64 consisting of two half sheets, setting 1, sub-setting B, unused without gum as issued, wide full selvages showing the sheet frame lines all around, this setting and setting 2 without frame lines are the only settings without any inverted cliches, thin native paper as usual on this setting, clean color and impression, one horiz. fold in each block between rows , very fine; a scarce first printing of the ½a value being one of two reconstructed and four complete sheets known of setting 1B (Scott #10 var.; S.G. #22; £4,480+). (Image) Est. $300-400


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1055 ngbl Hellrigl #23a, b imageHellrigl #23a, b, 1899-1907 ½a Black early printings on native paper, imperforate, tete-beche pair in top right corner block of eight, setting 3, positions 5-8/13-16, unused without gum as issued, position 7 is the inverted cliche, plus transfer cliche plate flaw in position 6 of flatten base verifies that this is setting 3, large to extra large margins, medium paper of more inferior quality, very fine; Hellrigl notes that tete-beche pairs that can be positively identified as setting 3 are very rare(Scott #10 var.; S.G. #22, a; £620+). (Image) Est. $150-200


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1056 ngbl Hellrigl #23a, b imageHellrigl #23a, b, 1899-1907 ½a Black early printings on native paper, imperforate, complete sheet of 64, setting 3, unused without gum as issued, wide full and untrimmed selvages now showing no sheet frame lines, one inverted cliche is in position 7 only which is unique to this setting only, paper thicker and of a dirty buff tint which is characteristic of setting 3, a couple of faint horizontal folds between rows, very fine; Hellrigl notes that most sheets of this setting were pin-perforated but does not specify how many of the five known complete sheets are imperforate and pin-perforated, this is one of only three imperforate sheets that we are aware ex-Garratt-Adams (Scott #10 var.; S.G. #22; £4,520+). (Image) Est. $400-500


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1057 ngbl Hellrigl #23a, b imageHellrigl #23a, b, 1899-1907 ½a Black early printings on native paper, imperforate, complete sheet of 64, setting 3, unused without gum as issued, another imperforate sheet of this early setting with the inverted cliche in position 7, this a bit more unusual as it is on thin native paper more like setting 1 and unusual for this setting, ample selvages showing no framelines, light horiz. fold in the center of the sheet between rows, very fine; this is one of only three imperforate sheets that we are aware (Scott #10 var.; S.G. #22; £4,520+). (Image) Est. $400-500


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