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Nepal continued...

Telegraphic Period, 1917 to 1930 continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
220 image16 var., 1917 ½a Yellow-orange, single (position A3) in this extremely rare shade, Kathmandu telegraphic cancel; previously referred to as "lemon," this color is clearly lighter and distinct from the typical orange of the sixth setting, only four used examples known making this one of the scarcest stamps of Nepal, 2010 Flack certificate (Image 1)

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300

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:23 PM
221 image16 var., 1917 ½a Yellow-orange, used alongside contemporaneous ½a-4a stamps on India ½a stamped envelope (w/ India KGV 2a on reverse), tied by January 21, 1921 Ghumdhang cancels to over-franked philatelic cover from W.G. O'Sullivan (supervisor of the British post office in Kathmandu) to his wife in India; O'Sullivan was the first to discover the orange variety of the ½a in 1921 and prepared several covers, this being the only known example of the rare yellow-orange shade on cover; an eye-catching cover of the utmost rarity, ex-Singer (Image 1)

1,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:24 PM
222 17, 1917 ½a Black Collection, 16 items neatly mounted and annotated on exhibit pages (12 used and 4 mint), the vast majority complete sheets or large blocks, ranging from setting 7 through setting 14 (only setting 9 not represented), highlights include setting 8 mint block of 30 (second largest mint multiple), setting 11 used block of 46 w/ "single blister" plate flaw (largest used multiple), setting 12 first state complete used sheet (reportedly unique), setting 13 complete mint sheet (four known), setting 13 complete used sheet pin-perforated (only used pin-perforated sheet from the telegraphic period), and many other positional pieces with significant plate flaws, an exceptional opportunity for the specialist, includes items ex-Singer, Sanford, Gupta, Michel, Kershaw

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2,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:24 PM
223 image18, 1917 1a Blue Collection, 10 items neatly mounted and annotated by owner, including #18b emerald error of color singles (2), pair, and block of 7 (all used), two complete used sheets from setting 27 second state, and four sheets from Plate II (new design, #21) including one mint pin-perforated, an attractive and desirable group, includes items ex-Singer, Gupta (Image 1)

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1,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:25 PM
224 image18b, 1917 1a Emerald, block of four in pretty emerald shade, clean strike of Kathmandu telegraphic cancel, the emerald shade comes from the very earliest printings of this period, a rare and eye-catching block, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.65 (Image 1)

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200

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:26 PM
225 image18b, 1917 1a Green, block of 12 of this popular error of color, attractive dark shade, includes inverted cliche (#18ba, position B7, second row middle), block with several strikes of the rare "Kumari Chauk" (Auditor General) cancel, which was unknown to Hellrigl when he wrote his book in 1984 (this and one other block were discovered in 1992, when Hellrigl called it a "most unusual mystery marking"), worm damage in the margin and affecting one stamp, a scarce and attractive block made more interesting by a very rare cancel (Image 1)

1,500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:26 PM
226 image18b, 1917 1a Green, block of 12 (positions F5-F8/H5-H8) with Birganj telegraphic cancels, bright and vibrant green shade, inverted cliche at bottom right (#18ba), a wonderful large multiple of this popular error of color (Image 1)

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1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:27 PM
227 image18c, 1917 1a Green, horizontal pair (#18ca) from setting 12, positions A7-8, left stamp the normal 4a, right stamp is a 1a cliche that was placed into position A8 inverted, bright and fresh color, sheet margin on two sides, typical thin native paper, an attractive example of this popular error with fewer than 60 in existence (Image 1)

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200

SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:28 PM
228 image18c, 1917 1a Dark green, contained in upper right position A8 of a complete sheet of 4a Dark green (setting 12), cliche inverted forming a tête-bêche pair (#18ca), inverted cliches also at G6, G8, and H1, bold and distinctive color, fresh paper, only two sheets known in this shade, ideal for exhibition, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1)

700

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:28 PM
229 image18c, 1917 1a Green, contained in upper right position A8 of a complete sheet of 4a green (setting 12), cliche inverted forming a tête-bêche pair (#18ca), inverted cliches also at G6, G8, and H1, bright color and fresh paper, an attractive and rare showpiece, ex-Adams and illustrated in Singer p.86 (Image 1)

500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:29 PM
230 19, 1917 2a in Various Shades Collection, 47 items neatly mounted and written up on exhibit pages, ranging from setting 23 to setting 31 (only setting 30 not represented), includes used blocks of 4 of the 18 distinct colors that Hellrigl identified for this issue (all ex-Hellrigl), 13 complete sheets (8 used, 5 mint), items of note include setting 23 brown-purple mint complete sheet (two known), setting 23 pale blue "error of color" used block of 32 (largest reported multiple, ex-Singer), setting 24 claret used complete sheet (two known), and setting 31 chestnut mint pin-perforated complete sheet (reportedly unique), an incredible opportunity for the specialist in this issue, includes items ex-Singer, Kershaw, Sanford, Hellrigl

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2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:29 PM
231 image20, 1917 4a Green, used complete sheet from setting 11 fourth state, which includes inverted cliche at position G6 (#20a), also shows prominent flaws at positions B6 and E1, only reported used sheet of this setting, ex-Singer (Image 1)

300

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:29 PM
232 20, 1917 4a Green Collection, 16 items mounted and annotated on exhibit pages, including setting 11 third state mint strip of 4 (only mint examples known from this state, 1984 Hellrigl certificate), 10 used blocks of 4 showing various positions and shades, two used complete sheets (setting 11 second and third states) and mint complete sheet from setting 11 fourth state, an attractive collection perfect for further study, some items ex-Singer, Sanford

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500

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:29 PM
233 image1917 ½a-4a Telegraphic Period Printings Postal Cancels Collection, exhibition page with four blocks: ½a block of 10, 1a block of 6, and 2a and 4a blocks of 4, all with Kathmandu postal cancels (except 2a w/ Chisapani), an attractive group, stamps from the telegraphic period with postal cancels are scarce, ex-Hellrigl (Image 1)

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400

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:30 PM
234 image1917 ½a-4a Telegraphic Period Printings Telegraphic Cancels Collection, 10 items neatly mounted and written up on exhibit pages, including 1a-4a matched set of blocks of 4 with Kathmandu sun cancels, blocks and partial telegraph forms from Nepal's various sub-offices (including ½a block of 30 on partial form from Birganj), an attractive collection with nice examples of all four of Nepal's telegraphic cancels from this period, ideal for the specialist (Image 1)

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400

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:30 PM

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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
235 imageClassic Nepal Forgery Reference Collection, five exhibit pages incl. mint forgery sheet of ½a Orange (as well as two used singles, a used tête-bêche pair, and a mint single, all forged), used forgery sheet of ½ a Black (w/ fake Kathmandu cancels), mint forgery sheet of ½a Black (previously considered to be an essay), ½a Black "used" on cover (genuine mint stamp tied to forged cover by fake pen cancel), genuine ½a Black block of 4 w/ faked double impression, as well as genuine ½a Black double impression used block of ten (ex-Singer and illustrated Singer p.105), ideal for the student of Nepalese philatelyrn (Image 1)

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SOLD for $260.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:31 PM
236 Classic Nepal Literature Collection, all of the essential works on classic Nepal, incl. Nepal Postal History (Hellrigl), Classic Stamps of Nepal (Hellrigl/Vignola), Native Postmarks of Nepal (Hellrigl/Hepper), Edition D'Or (Hellrigl), Sri Pashupati Issues of Nepal (Hepper), and Nepal: 1772-1961 (Singer), as well as several auction catalogues and other assorted articles, the perfect foundation for a library

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SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction before Apr-30, 03:32 PM

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