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R THE AWARD WINNING “MEDINA” COLLECTION OF INDIA, PART I

THE AWARD WINNING “MEDINA” COLLECTION OF INDIA, PART I

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© Copyright 2013

23 JANUARY 2013

STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES

23 JANUARY 2013

LONDON


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker

SALE CALENDAR 2013

YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith USA - George Eveleth EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee Johnny Sang COINS UK - Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Barbara Mears John Pett Eleanor Charlotte Dix USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin CHINA - Mark Li BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Tom Badley USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini CHINA - Mark Li ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Bobby McBrierty AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Sandie Maylor Charles Blane Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Sarah Schmitz María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Billy Tumelty Claire Greenhill IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Attila Gyanyi Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe Harry Gladwin Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Lori Lewin Emily Cowin Clyde Townsend Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi Auctioneers Stephen Goldsmith YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Amy Yung Dennis Chan Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan

STAMPS 13 January 13 January 23 January 23 January 23/24 January 25 January 19 February Early March March 20 March 17 April 15 May 5 June 10/11 July 10 September 11 September 21 September

The Mizuhara Collection of Korean Stamps Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India, Part I The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Ceylon Pence Issues The Collector’s Series Sale The “Lionheart” Collection of British Empire Specimen Stamps The Hutson Collection of New South Wales The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Cape of Good Hope The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India, Part II Specialised Great Britain Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India and States, Part III The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Great Britain Stamps and Covers of South East Asia

Hong Kong Hong Kong London London London London London Hong Kong New York London London London London London London London Singapore

13008 13009 13021 13022 13011 13010 13023 CSS05

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Tibetan Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection The Collector’s Series Sale North East Indian Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Hong Kong New York Hong Kong London New York London Hong Kong New York London London

13005 316 CSS06 13012 316 13013 13020 317 13019 13015

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes Part III: Wales and West Midlands The David Kirch Collection of Bank of England Notes Part II The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Hong Kong New York Hong Kong London London London New York New York London London

13005 316 CSS06 13004 13032 13033 316 317 13018 13034

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London London

13001 13002 13003

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York Hong Kong London New York New York London

13005 316 CSS06 13016 316 317 13017

The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

New York New York New York

An Evening of Exceptional Wines An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Hong Kong Hong Kong

13024 13031 13025 13026 13027 13028 13029 13030

COINS 11/12/13 January 15/16 January Early March 27 March 22/23 May 27 June 22 August 28/29 August 24 September 3 December BANKNOTES 11/12/13 January 15/16 January Early March 10/11 April 18 April 19 April 22/23 May 28/29 August 1/2 October 5 December MEDALS 25 April 25 July 21 November BONDS AND SHARES 11/12/13 January 15/16 January Early March 17 May 22/23 May 28/29 August 28 November AUTOGRAPHS 15/16 January 22/23 May 28/29 August

316 316 317

WINES 13 January Early March

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THE AWARD WINNING “MEDINA� COLLECTION OF INDIA, PART I

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Extensions Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 3.4 of our Terms and Conditions for Buyers. Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.

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Notes Concerning Descriptions GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description: mint unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part or entirely removed. part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged unmounted mint original gum as issued unused without gum COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return. entire letter complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion entire the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents cover an envelope

Symbols and Abbreviations 刂 ᔛ

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datestamp handstamp air mail specimen cancelled essay proof forgery reprint

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THE AWARD WINNING “MEDINA” COLLECTION OF CEYLON

23 JANUARY 2013 LONDON For more information please contact David Parsons: Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4072 Fax: +44 (0)20 7563 4066 Email: dparsons@spink.com 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET www.spinK.Com


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the award winning “medina” CoLLeCtion of india, part i

THE ‘MEDINA’ COLLECTIONS The “Medina” Collections formed, over many years, by Mohammed Sayeed, FRPSL, are very diverse in nature and include India and States, Ceylon, Cape of Good Hope, Afghanistan, Great Britain and a fine Collection of U.P.U.

The Collections have been awarded numerous gold and large gold medals at International Exhibitions over the years.

In 2008, in Bucharest, the India exhibit “1852-55, The Scinde Dawk and Lithograph Issues and their Usages” was awarded the FIP Grand Prix D’Honour, one of the highest awards achievable.

Spink are honoured to have been selected to sell the ‘Medina’ Collections in a series of sales during 2013.

The ‘Medina’ Collections sale schedule January – September 2013 23 January – The award winning ‘Medina’ Collection of India, Part I 23 January – The award winning ‘Medina’ Collection of Ceylon Pence Issues 20 March – The award winning ‘Medina’ Collection of Cape of Good Hope 15 May – The award winning ‘Medina’ Collection of India, Part II 10 September – The award winning ‘Medina’ Collection of India, Part III

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January 23, 2013 - London Note: All buyers must read the notes concerning requests for Extensions printed on page 2 of this catalogue. The Terms of that notice must be complied with fully under all circumstances.

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY 2013 Commencing at 10.30 a.m.

THE “MEDINA” INDIA, PART I

EARLY LETTERS AND HANDSTAMPS Mail to England x1

x2

1808 entire from Bengal “pr Genr’l Stewart” to London, rated “8” and showing, on reverse, a fine strike of the “Bengal/G.P.O./AUG:/POST PAID” oval-framed handstamp and arrival c.d.s. (16.4), London Ship Letter c.d.s. (15.4) on face. Photo

£250-300

1822 (24 Dec.) entire letter from Wallajahbaud via Madras to London rated 1/-, showing framed “INDIA LETTER/DEAL” and, on reverse, a fine strike of the framed “WALLAJAHBAUD/POST PAID” handstamp, Madras Ship Letter oval datestamp and arrival c.d.s.; small faults though full of character. Photo

£200-250

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1839 (9 Feb.) entire letter from Calcutta to London showing a fine strike of the ovalframed “Care of/Mr. Waghorn/Suez.”, “INDIA” and “PAqUEBOTS.DE LA/MEDITERRANEE” handstamps, all on face, the reverse with manuscript “care of Mr. Waghorn overland”, Calcutta, Paris and London datestamps. Photo

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£1,200-1,500


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the award winning “medina” CoLLeCtion of india, part i Early Letters and Handstamps, Mail to England - contd. x4

1840 (30 Apr.) entire from Calcutta “p Andromeda” to London rated “8”, upon arrival redirected locally and bearing 1d. black (margins on two sides) cancelled by fine black Maltese Cross, the reverse with “SHIP LETTER” handstamp and various arrival/redirection datestamps; a few small faults though an unusual redirection usage of a 1d. black. Photo

£600-800

Mail to France x5

x6

1826 entire from Calcutta to Bordeaux showing fine “COLONIES/PAR BORDEAUx”, 1828 entire letter from Calcutta to Bordeaux with fine boxed “PAyS D’OUTREMER/PAR BORDEAUx” and 1842 entire from Calcutta “via Bombay and Suez” to Bordeaux with boxed “STEAM POSTAGE/INLAND DO/TOTAL” h.s. complete for “2/5” and various transit marks

£100-120

1861 and 1862 entire letters from Bombay to Bordeaux and 1861 entire from Calcutta to Nantes, each showing framed “INDIA PAID” and/or “INDIA UNPAID” handstamps with each also showing diamond-framed “GB/1F624/10” accountancy handstamps and other transit marks

£100-120

Mail to Madeira x7

1841 entire letter from Calcutta “via Bombay, Suez & Falmouth Steamer” with boxed “INDIA” handstamp and Calcutta Steam Letter datestamp, and 1845 entire letter from Umballa “OvERLAND MAIL vIA SOUTHAMPTON” showing “Detained for Postage” and “Returned for 2/10 Postage.” handstamps and various transit markings

£100-120

Mail to Mauritius x8

1851 entire letter “Per Soubadhar” from Calcutta showing fine Crowned “GPO/MAURITIUS” datestamp and “Ship Letter” handstamp, and 1853 entire letter “pr Diadem” from Madras with fine Crowned “GPO/MAURITIUS” datestamp

£100-120

Mail to United States of America x9

1838 entire letter (small reverse faults) from Calcutta “p Dover” to Philadelphia showing Boston transit c.d.s. and fine “SHIP” handstamp, 1847 entire letter from Calcutta to Windham County, Conn., with Boston transit c.d.s. and “7” handstamp, and 1858 envelope from Bombay “Per Steamer Victoria Overland via Marseilles” to Haverhill, Mass. showing New york Am. Pkt. c.d.s. and “45” rate handstamp. An interesting trio

£150-200

Incoming or Transit Mail x10

1818 (Apr.) entire from Cork, Ireland to Madras, variously rated and showing, on reverse, superb “kINGS POSTAGE” followed by rate computation and manuscript “p Hyperion”, the face panel with Cork mileage handstamp in red and Crowned “INDIA PACkET LETTER/GPO/LONDON” datestamp. Fine and scarce. Photo

£250-300

PROvENANCE:

Dr. Soli Contractor, December 1999 x11

x12

x13

1837 (23 May) entire letter from Hobart to Edinburgh, variously rated and showing Crowned “HOBART TOWN/vDL” datestamp, boxed “1⁄ 2 ” and, on reverse, “INDIA LETTER/DEAL”; fair strikes with the former crossed by filing crease. Photo

£120-150

1844 (1 Sept.) entire letter from Batavia “via Pondichery & Suez” to France rated “8” (deleted) and “96” decimes, showing framed “COLONIES/&C. ART. 12” and, on reverse, “OUT STATION/MADRAS/SHIP LETTER” oval datestamp, Madras Ship Letter datestamp and other transit marks

£100-120

1845 (5 June) entire from Singapore to London rated “2/3”, showing boxed “INDIA” and, on reverse, “SINGAPORE/Paid” datestamp (across join and crossed by filing crease) and Calcutta G.P.O. Ship Letter boxed datestamp

£100-120

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the award winning “medina” CoLLeCtion of india, part i Early Letters and Handstamps - contd. Inland Mail x14

x15

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1800 (?) envelope (complete with letter written in Bengali?) from Houghly to Birbon showing, at top, a fair to fine “HOUGHLy” handstamp similar to Hammond Giles 1 though unframed; most unusual. Photo

£100-120

1817 (30 Oct.) entire letter from Comillah to Calcutta showing, on reverse, superb “TIPPERAH/SA.WT./PT.PD.” framed handstamp and Calcutta General Post Office oval datestamp. Fine and scarce. Photo

£250-300

1849 (14 Mar.) envelope (complete with letter) from Lord Dalhousie (Governor-General of India, 1848-56) to Major-General Sir John Littler at Calcutta, the letter (repaired with sellotape at folds) headed “Camp Ferozepore” deals with a legal matter to be dealt with by as the Deputy Governor of Bengal; both signed “Dalhousie”; a rare and important letter signed by Dalhousie who was generally considered to be one who laid the foundations of the Indian Rebellion. Photo

£300-350

17 Campaign Mail x17

1783 (3 Apr.) entire letter (slight splitting) written during the Second Mysore War (1780-83) from Tanjore by Ensign Patrick Mair, 23rd. Carnatic Battalion, to London, rated “2” and showing “LONDON/SHIP-LRE” on face and with Bishopmark on reverse. A fine and long letter written towards the end of the war. Photo Note: The author recounts an engagement en route by ship from Madras to Trichinopoly when he feared for his life “...the more so when the Captain of the ship was killed by my side”. On arrival he learnt that his Battalion “.. had lost 6 Companies in an engagement with some hundreds of Enemy’s horse”

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£400-500


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1815 (2 Apr.) “Service” entire written during The Gurkha War (1814-16) by Lt. H. Dwyer from “Deoklie” to Mil. Sec. C.S. Doyle at Futtegur showing, on reverse, a fair strike of the very rare oval-framed “MORADABAD/POST OFFICE” h.s. with manuscript date (HG1, 4 examples recorded). Fine with Gurkha War letters extremely rare. Photo

£1,800-2,000

Note: The writer makes critical comments about Col. Nichols and the arrival of Col. Gardner “at the critical point”, and also to Lord Moira. With regard to military action he writes “I shall endeavour to confine the enemy to their blocks and to cut off their supplies unless a favourable opportunity should present itself of getting possession of any of their Posts”. He also mentions the requirement for heavy guns and the lack of medical aid PROvENANCE:

Dr. Soli Contractor, December 1999

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1825 (25 May) entire letter written during The First Burmese War (1823-26) from “Arracan”, written by Lt. George Thompson of the Bengal Engineer Corps. to his father in Aberdeen, showing “P Pd” and manuscript rate notations, Calcutta and London transit datestamps, and “INDIA LETTER/PORTSMOUTH”. A rare and interesting letter from this campaign. Photo

£700-900

Note: The contents give a fascinating account of military life during this period in Burma and with references to skirmishes with the enemy in the “Pada” hills PROvENANCE:

Gerald Davis, March 1990 Dr. Soli Contractor, December 1999 x20

1843 (12 Dec.) entire letter written during The War in Gwalior (1843-44) from “Camp Bearna, somewhere in the middle of India” to Lady John Scott at kelso by her brother just before the battle of Maharajpur, rated “1/10” with various transit marks; contents include reference to the lead up to the battle and the authors loathing of India

£100-120

PROvENANCE:

Dr. Soli Contractor, December 1999 x21

1844 (23 Jan.) “Bearing” entire letter, headed “Camp before Gwalior”, to Surgeon Clark at Agra and showing boxed arrival datestamp on reverse

£80-100

PROvENANCE:

Dr. Soli Contractor, December 1999 x22

1846 (7 Jan.) entire letter from Calcutta “p Hindustan via Marseilles” Aberdeen with reference to the First Sikh War (1845-46) including “... we have had severe fighting with the Sikhs but have succeeded in chasing 60 or 70,000 of them across Sutledge and I now trust the Governor General will not be satisfied with anything less than the annexation of their country to the British possessions”

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£80-100


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1857 (30 July) envelope (complete with letter written in Persian) to Bombay showing a largely fine strike of the very scarce “FIELD FORCE/BG/PERSIA” c.d.s., arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

£500-600

1852 SCINDE DAWK ISSUE

24 Half Anna White x24 ័

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⁄ 2 a. white with large to very large margins on three sides, touched at left, cancelled by a superb strike of the diamond of 49 dots with large dots at corners and affixed on native envelope front, addressed in English, marked “Paid”. S.G. S1. Photo

£2,000-2,500

25 x25 ័

1 ⁄ 2 a. white with large margins all round, cancelled by diamond of seven bars and affixed on native envelope front, addressed in English, to karachi; a fine example of this very rare cancellation on this issue. S.G. S1. Photo

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£2,500-3,000


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the award winning “medina” CoLLeCtion of india, part i 1852 Scinde Dawk Issue, Half Anna White - contd.

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⁄ 2 a. white with clear to very large margins. neatly cancelled by a superb strike of the diamond of 49 dots with large dots at corners; crease at lower left, otherwise sound and most attractive. S.G. S1. Photo

£1,000-1,200

1 ⁄ 2 a. white with good to large margins and neatly cancelled with diamond of 81 dots; vertical crease towards right and a little soiled in centre circle, otherwise sound. R.P.S. Certificate (1967). S.G. S1. Photo

£700-800

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⁄ 2 a. white with irregularly cut good to extremely large margins, cancelled “96” in diamond of bars; fine. S.G. S1. Photo

£600-800

1 ⁄ 2 a. white with clear to large margins and cancelled by a virtually complete strike of the diamond of 64 dots; horizontal crease and a trace of soiling, otherwise sound. S.G. S1. Photo

£400-500

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⁄ 2 a. blue vertical pair with mainly clear to large margins, both very lightly cancelled with the lower stamp exhibiting some brown gum residue; the lower stamp with a small surface blemish at left centre and the pair a little toned though a very rare multiple of this stamp, of which few are recorded. S.G. S2, £16,000+. Photo 1

⁄ 2 a. blue with good to large margins, neatly cancelled “96” in diamond of bars and affixed to piece; light creasing/small crack at upper left and scissor-cut at lower left though a most pleasing example of this scarce. stamp. A Diena (1953) and B.P.A. (1953) Certificates, the latter stating “is not tied to piece to which it is affixed, which is not unusual with this issue”. S.G. S2, £8,000. Photo

£2,000-2,500

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⁄ 2 a. blue with clear to large margins and neatly cancelled with a complete strike of the “96” in diamond of bars; horizontal crease/crack which barely detracts, and a scissor-cut at upper left well clear of the design. A pleasing example of this scarce stamp. Brandon Certificate (2004). S.G. S2, £8,000. Photo

£1,500-2,000

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⁄ 2 a. blue with good to large margins and lightly cancelled with diamond of dots in red; vertical crease and with tear at right, affixed to small piece to which it may not belong. A very rare coloured cancellation of this stamp. Brandon Certificate (2004). S.G. S2, £8,000. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£4,000-5,000

£1,800-2,000


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A Superb Example

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Half Anna Red x34 ័

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⁄ 2 a. red of bright colour and free of any of the usual creases and cracks associated with this delicate stamp, neatly cancelled with rhomboid of 64 dots and affixed to large part of a native envelope. A superb stamp in the optimum state of preservation and almost certainly one of the exceptionally few examples of this stamps that be called “superb”. B.P.A. Certificate (1986) states “does not belong to the piece to which it is affixed”. Sismondo Certificate (2008) states “originated on this folded letter”. S.G. S3, £21,000. Photo PROvENANCE:

Maurice Burrus, koh-i-Nor, February 1986

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£15,000-20,000


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HALF ANNA ESSAYS AND PROOFS

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Half Anna Lion and Palm Tree x35

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x37

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ᔛ E

1853 Die II colour trial on thin laid batonné paper in lilac-rose; small black mark at right, otherwise fine. very rare. Spence 6. Photo

£800-1,000

1853 Die II colour trial on thin laid batonné paper in pale blue; small thin at lower right though of fine appearance and very rare. Spence 7. Photo

£800-1,000

1853 Die II colour trial on thin laid batonné paper in orange, very large margins for these essays; crease at foot just touching the design at one point. Spence 13. Photo

£800-1,000

Half Anna Capt. Thullier’s Essay x38

ᔛ C

1854 printed single, in reddish brown (141x107mm.) and in blue (146x109mm.) on yellowish wove paper; that in blue with foxing and creases clear of the impression, that in reddish brown superb

£300-350

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Half Anna 912⁄ Arches Essay x39

x40

ᔛ C

ᔛ E

Deep vermilion, a marginal block of four, [105-116], with full sheet margin; vertical crease through right side of left pair, otherwise sound. Signed “W.T. Wilson” on reverse. A rare positional block of this rich shade. Spence 76. S.G. 1a, £12,000. Photo

£5,000-6,000

Deep vermilion single; fine. Sp. 76. S.G. 1a, £3,000. Photo

£1,400-1,600

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HALF ANNA ISSUED STAMPS

————— 41 ————— Die I x41

Three examples in contrasting shades, one showing severe over-inking giving a heavy blotchy print, one underinked and printed from a worn plate, the third showing a distorted impression resulting in a white line flaw towards right. Photo

£120-150

42

x42

An example in blue showing Group 6 “kidney” retouch to chignon, good to large margins, neatly cancelled by diamond of bars and tied by manuscript notation on reverse of native envelope from Bombay to Calcutta, the face panel (small fault) showing despatch and arrival datestamps. A scarce stamp on cover. Photo

£100-120

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43 x43

1854 (2 Oct.) small native entire letter from Allahabad to Calcutta, bearing an example in blue with clear to large margins neatly cancelled and tied by diamond of dots, manuscript “2/10/54” at lower left, the reverse with despatch and arrival datestamps and, upon receipt, a filing datestamp date 2 September in error. A very rare early usage of the 1 ⁄ 2 a. value only issued the day before on 1 October. Sismondo Certificate (2008). Photo

£800-1,000

Note: The writer originally dated the letter in September but realising his mistake altered this to October, When the letter was filed the clerk misread “Oct” for “Sept” and incorrectly entered the date of writing as “2 Sept.”

44 Die II x44

刂អ B

Deep blue unused block of sixteen, [1-16], with full sheet margins; horizontal crease in top margin and one stamp with two small light marks, otherwise fine. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£1,200-1,500


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45 x45

x46

刂អ B

Indigo “C” Stone marginal reconstructed block of twenty-eight (4x7) from the left of the sheet, [25-76], comprising blocks of sixteen and twelve, a few impressions with overinking, ink signature at foot; a little toned though of good appearance. An imprssive multiple. Photo

£1,500-2,000

A complete reconstruction including a vertical pair overlapping a duplicate single, neatly mounted and arranged on two pages, some showing retouches, a variety of shades and largely with four margins, variously cancelled; condition a little mixed as to be expected in a lot of this nature

£1,200-1,500

PROvENANCE:

H.C. kama x47

Two singles on separate entires from kamptee to Jaulnah and Secunderabad, each with clear or good to large margins, placed sideways and each neatly cancelled “76” in diamond bars. An attractive pair 17

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48 Die III x48

刂+ អ

Blue block of four, [21/22-29/30], unused, good to large margins and showing variations in inking between the upper land lower pairs; a couple of small light marks on the lower pair, otherwise sound. An exceptionally rare multiple. Photo

£8,000-10,000

ONE ANNA ESSAYS AND PROOFS One Anna Capt. Thullier’s Essay x49

ᔛ E

1854 printed single, in reddish brown (42x45mm.), in blue (141x118mm., horizontal crease well clear of the impression) on yellowish wove paper, and 1890 in blue (35x45mm.). Also issued design engraved proofs in black (2) and a litho irregular block of four (faults) in red

£400-500

ONE ANNA ISSUED STAMPS

51

50 Die I “A” Stone Substituted Transfer x50

ᔛអ B

A block of eight (4x2), [18-29, 66-77], in a lovely deep rich shade, roughly separated with clear to large margins and each neatly cancelled “134” at Jeypore. A remarkable and highly attractive showpiece. Photo

£5,000-6,000

PROvENANCE:

Stoney x51

Red, unused, clear to large margins, fine and scarce. S.G. 12. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£300-400


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52 x52

1854 (Oct.) clean European envelope from Madras to Bangalore, bearing an example in red showing weak inking in upper corners, good to very large margins and neatly cancelled and tied by diamond of dots, the reverse with despatch paid datestamp (day unclear) and arrival G.P.O. datestamp for 9 October with manuscript “Recd 9 October” on face, proving an extremely early usage of this stamp during the first week of issue. Photo

£800-1,000

53 x53

1854 (late October) entire letter from Calcutta to St. Denise, Reunion, bearing a complete strip of eight in a dull shades and with margins all round, affixed across face with the left and right-hand stamp stamps folded over the edges of the letter and separated upon opening, showing sender’s cachet, framed “PAID” in red and with oval-framed “PACkET LETTER/MAURITIUS” datestamp (2.11) at upper right, the reverse with Calcutta and indistinct Reunion c.d.s.; portions of other dotted cancellations appear elsewhere on the letter which does not appear to have carried other stamps. A scarce franking. Photo 19

£800-1,000


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54

x54

x55

1855 (24 Feb.) entire letter from London “p Shanghai” to Shanghai, marked internally “via Marseilles”, upon arrival an example in dull red with good to large margins added and twice cancelled with diamond of dots, the reverse with Calcutta c.d.s. and superb “FORWARDED By/MAy, PICkFORD & CO./CALCUTTA” framed handstamp. A most unusual usage. Photo

£350-400

1855 (23 Dec.) envelope from Manargoody, Tanjore to England, bearing an example in deep red with small margins in places, neatly cancelled and tied by diamond of dots and showing, on reverse, oval-framed “MANARGOODy/TANJORE/TALOOkTAPPAL” handstamp, Tanjore Bearing datestamp, Madras and London datestamps; an unusual usage of this scarce District Post Office handstamp

£150-200

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56 x56

1858 (Jan.) envelope from kohat “via Marseilles” to London, bearing two examples in dull red together with cut-to-shape 4a. 2nd. Printing blue and dull red, all neatly cancelled “237” in diamond of bars and tied on upon arrival redirected to Tunbridge Wells and bearing 1d. red cancelled with indistinct numeral in diamond in oval of bars, showing two different framed “INDIA PAID” handstamps, various transit datestamps on reverse. An attractive franking. Photo

£800-1,000

57

Die II x57

刂អ B

An unused marginal block of twelve in a bright shade, [57-70], watermark reversed; one pair with a light vertical crease, otherwise fine. Photo

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£600-800


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58 x58

刂អ B

An unused lower right corner block of six (2x3), [72-96], in a dull shade, full sheet margins; a fine positional multiple. Photo

£300-400

60 59 x59

刂+ អ

x60

刂+ អ

x61

An unused upper right corner block of four, [8-16], in a dull shade with full sheet margins; horizontal crease in top margin, otherwise fine. Photo

£250-300

An unused block of four in a dull shade, good to large margins; fine. Photo

£140-180

1855 (Dec.) entire from Bombay to Nagpore bearing an example in dull red cancelled “1” and showing Ahmednagar Free datestamp applied in error in transit, and 1856 (Sept.) entire from Bombay to Broach, similarly franked with the adhesive additionally tied by framed “INSUFFICIENT” in red and with the Bearing datestamp on reverse (small faults) completed for 2as.

£150-200

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64 Die III x62

Red, unused, good to large margins; fine and scarce. S.G. 15, £2,250. Photo

£1,000-1,200

x63

A complete reconstruction neatly mounted and arranged on two pages, largely with four margins and a few showing retouches, a variety of cancellations; a very few are not Die III. Condition a little mixed as to be expected with a reconstruction of this Die which is a rare accomplishment

£2,500-3,000

1857 native envelope registered from Palghaut to Madras, bearing an example in red with clear to large margins and cancelled “C/88”, the reverse with despatch and arrival datestamps and framed “REGISTERED NO.” handstamp. Photo

£400-500

x64

65

x65

1857 (Sept.) envelope “Paid by Dawk” to Madras, bearing an example in red with clear to very large margins, cancelled by diamond of dots and showing faint arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Photo

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£500-600


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TWO ANNA ESSAYS AND PROOFS

66

67

68

Two Annas x66

x67

x68

P ᔛ

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

1854 (Sept.) colour trial on thin white wove paper in black; thinning at upper right corner though of fine appearance. Rare. Spence 50. Photo

£400-500

1854 (Sept.) colour trial on thin white wove paper in bluish grey; traces of thinning and a pinhole though of fine appearance. Rare. Spence. 51. Photo

£400-500

1854 (Sept.) on thin white wove paper in dull rose; small tear at left and other lesser faults. Rare. Spence 52. Photo

£150-200

TWO ANNAS ISSUED STAMPS

69 Unused x69

A marginal pair from the left of the sheet in a deep rich shade, large part crackly gum which may not be original. S.G. 31. Photo

£200-250

70 Used x70

A horizontal strip of four showing “ICE” of “POST reversed. A scarce multiple. Photo

OFFICE/One

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71 x71 ័

A block of four with margins largely all round, each cancelled with diamond of dots, Oriental bank handstamp and the lower pair sharing pen stroke tying the block to an undated front “ Via Southampton” to London showing crescent-framed “INDIA PAID”; attractive. Photo

£400-500

72 Covers x72

1854 (6 Dec.) envelope from an unknown office “via Bombay” to London, marked “Stamped to Southampton” and bearing a strip of four together with 1⁄ 2 a. Die I and 1a. Die I all neatly cancelled and tied by diamond of dots, arrival c.d.s. (23.1) below the adhesives, indistinct despatch datestamp on reverse; small imperfections and stamp missing from top left corner though a colourful franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1998). Photo 25

£800-1,000


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73 x73

1855 (Feb.) envelope from Edinburgh “via Southampton” to Lt. Col. Drummond, 3rd. Bengal Light Cavalry, Bombay, bearing Embossed 1/- green (cut-to-shape) cancelled by framed Scots Local “NICHOLSON/STREET” handstamp, upon arrival redirected within India and bearing 2a. green neatly cancelled and tied by diamond of bars cancellation, the reverse with despatch, London, Bombay, Almorah and another (indistinct) datestamps; a scarce and attractive forwarded franking. Photo

£600-800

74 x74

1856 (Mar.?) entire (no side flaps) from Calcutta to Le Havre, marked “Overland via Marseilles” and bearing, on reverse, a strip of four with clear to large margins and each neatly cancelled “B/1”, despatch and French transit c.d.s. alongside. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£200-250


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75 x75

1856 (22 June) envelope from Calcutta to Bombay, bearing a single in a light bright shade and neatly cancelled “B/1”, despatch and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Brandon Certificate (2007). Photo

£200-250

76

x76

1856 (Nov.) envelope from Hingooly “via Southampton” to England, bearing a horizontal pair in a dull shade with clear to large margins and each lightly cancelled “C/46” with London Paid datestamp additionally tying the pair, showing Bombay and arrival (12.1) c.d.s. on face, despatch c.d.s. on reverse. B.P.A. Certificate (1998). Photo

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£200-250


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77

x77

1857 (Aug.) envelope from Peshawar “Paid via Marseilles” to Scotland, bearing a single in a very deep shade and in combination with 1856 4a. black each cancelled “288” in diamond of bars, showing two different “INDIA PAID” handstamps, London Paid c.d.s., and , on reverse, despatch, Bombay and arrival (2.10) c.d.s. Photo

£250-300

78

x78

1857 (3 Dec.) envelope from karachi “Paid via Marseilles” to London, bearing a pair in a deep shade, affixed inverted at foot and each cancelled “95”, and 1a. Die II vertical pair affixed sideways at top and cancelled “1” at Bombay in transit having missed cancellation at karachi, framed “INDIA PAID” at left, arrival c.d.s. (12.1) at centre, despatch and Bombay c.d.s. on reverse. A most attractive franking. B.P.A. Certificate (2000). Photo

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£800-1,000


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x79

Entire (year date unclear) registered from Calcutta to Futtygurh, bearing a bright shade with clear to large margins and in combination with 1a. Die I (margins nearly all round) both cancelled by diamond of dots and showing framed “REGISTERED NO.” in red at lower left corner; non-contemporary ink notation at lower right. Photo

£250-300

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1854 ISSUE FOUR ANNAS 1st Printing, Head Die I, Frame Die I

One of the Finest Unused Examples Recorded

80

Unused x80

Blue and pale red, [7], fresh unused and with good to exceptionally large margins showing blue way lines at top and at foot, and with the usual central horizontal fold associated with all wide printing stamps from the centre row; small ink character on reverse. One of the finest 1st. Printing unused examples recorded. S.G. 18. Photo

£8,000-10,000

Note: This stamp is illustrated on page 74 of “Stamps Of India” by Jal Cooper

81

Used x81

Blue and red a horizontal pair, [11-12], with good to large margins showing wavy blue line intact at top and on bright white paper, each neatly cancelled with diamond of bars; light diagonal crease barely detracting from the fresh and fine appearance of this scarce multiple. Photo

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£1,200-1,500


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82 x82

x83

83

Blue and pale red, [7], a huge example showing blue wavy lines at foot and at right, neatly cancelled with diamond of bars and showing small part of datestamp at foot. An outstanding stamp. Photo

£1,000-1,200

Indigo and pale red, [12], a huge example showing blue wavy lines, or parts thereof, on three sides, neatly cancelled by diamond of 64 dots; light overall toning and thinned at the upper left corner though an example of exceptional size. Photo

£500-600

84 x84

A reconstruction of the sheet with all but [1] (cut-to-shape on both right corners) cut square, various states of wear and with a couple showing retouches, offering a selection of attractive shade combinations, variously cancelled with diamond of dots or bars; a couple with faults though generally good to fine. An attractive lot. Photo 31

£1,500-2,000


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85 Cover x85

1854 (31 Dec.) small entire letter from Bombay to Canton addressed bi-lingually in different hands, bearing two cut-to-shape examples in pale blue and pale red neatly cancelled with diamond of bars and showing Bombay “B.P.P.” c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with Bombay and Hong kong (29.1) c.d.s. across join; the letter slightly refolded where the stamps where originally over the foot and with minor ink etching on address. An early usage of the 1st. Printing to an unusual destination. Photo

£800-1,000

86 x86

Mourning envelope (date unclear) to London, marked “Inland & Steam Postage paid” and bearing two cut-to-shape sharp print examples in deep blue and red, both showing slight doubling to front of face and neck, and in combination with 2a. green, all cancelled with diamond of fine dots and all three sharing, and tied by, indistinct London Paid c.d.s. with framed “INDIA PAID” handstamp below; flap with faults though an attractive mixed value franking. Photo

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£600-800


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The Famous Inverted Head Variety

87

x87

Red and blue, variety Head Inverted, Head [9], Frame [4], strong colours and impressions, cut-to-shape, as nearly all of this famous variety are, leaving famelines in places and neatly cancelled with diamond of bars together with small part of an indistinct oval postmark; completely free of the faults associated with some many of these stamps and one of the finest examples of this famous variety available on the open market. A wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most sought after stamps in 19th Century philately and one of the legendary philatelic rarities in the world R.P.S. Certificate (1969). Photo PROvENANCE:

Count von Ferrary Roberts The Ameer of Bahawalpur Robert Cunliffe, June 2009 LITERATURE:

“The London Philatelist” vol. xLIv (1935), page 176 “Stamps of Fame” by L.N. and M. Williams (1949), page 75 and illustrated on Plate II “The London Philatelist” vol. LvIII (1949), page 52 “Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps” vol I (1997), example Ix

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£50,000-70,000


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2nd Printing, Head Die II, Frame Die I

88 Used x88

Deep blue and pale red horizontal pair, [9-10], good to large margins showing blue wavy line at right, each neatly cancelled “1” in diamond of bars and showing part “Paid” datestamp at top and small part c.d.s. at lower left corner, both in red; scissor-cut at lower left corner does not impact on design. A scarce and pleasing multiple. Photo

£700-900

89 x89

Deep blue and red, [9], a large example neatly cancelled by a superb complete strike of the diamond of 81 dots; fine and most attractive. Photo

£300-400

90 91 x90

x91

Blue and red, [8], with central row paper fold, good margins and cancelled with diamond of dots and small part c.d.s. in orange at lower left corner; fine. Photo

£200-250

Blue and red, [5] with watermark inverted, a very large example showing blue wavy lines, or parts thereof, at foot and at right, central row paper fold and with huge horizontal paper crease towards top, neatly cancelled by centrally struck diamond of dots and with another ink mark at lower right corner; small thinning towards lower left, otherwise fine. Photo

£300-350

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92

x92

A reconstruction of the sheet with [1-2] represented by a pair, some showing minor flaws or retouches, all cut square and mainly with margins all round, shades, all cancelled with diamond of dots, diamond of dots or numerals including “54” and “85”; not all positions guaranteed and a few small faults though of generally good to fine appearance. Photo

£1,200-1,500

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93 Covers x93

1855 (18 Jan.) envelope from Minpoorie “Via Southampton Stamped”, Bombay and London to Boston, U.S.A., bearing blue and red horizontal pair, [9-10], cut-to-shape and each cancelled with diamond of dots, tied by the manuscript notation and showing “INDIA/PAID” and London Paid c.d.s. (6.3) below, the reverse with a fine paper seal of the Director’s Office Ganges Canal and despatch datestamp. Photo

£800-1,000

94 x94

1855 (20 Mar.) envelope from Bhaulgelpore? “By Southampton Stamped 10as.” to London, bearing blue and red vertical pair with framelines retouched in places, and 2a. green all cancelled by diamond of dots, showing manuscript “1/-” just tying the pair, boxed “INDIA PAID” and London c.d.s. (9.5), “Dated in Camp the 18th. March” recipient’s endorsement at left, despatch datestamp on reverse; an attractive franking www.spinK.Com

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95 x95

1855 (29 Apr.) envelope (complete with long letter headed “Kailwe Mahim”) from Bassein (north of Bombay) “via Southampton” to England, bearing deep blue and red (2), and 2a. green all cancelled with diamond of dots and showing framed “INDIA PAID” London d.s. (5.6) below, despatch and Birmingham (5.6) datestamps on reverse

£800-1,000

3rd Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die I

96 Used x96

Blue and red pair, [9-10], with watermark reversed, believed to be from Stone L3, each neatly cancelled with diamond of dots; our frameline touched or cut away at top, otherwise sound. Rare. S.G. 21, £9,000. Photo

£2,500-3,000

97 x97

Pale blue and red, [5], a large example with trace of blue wavy line at lower left corner and the usual centre line paper fold, neatly cancelled “C/10”; vertical crease though of generally fine appearance. S.G. 21 37

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98 x98

A reconstruction of the sheet with ten examples cut square and two cut-to-shape, various diamond of dots cancellations; a couple incorrectly attributed as 3rd. printings and a couple with faults though a rare group. S.G. 21. Photo

£3,000-4,000

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99 Covers x99

1855 (17 May) small envelope from Dum Dum “Via Southampton” to Scotland, bearing two cut-to-shape examples, one being with Head Die III, believed to be from Stone D, and one being with Head Die II, in combination with 1⁄ 2 a. blue Die I, all cancelled with diamond of dots and with the 1⁄ 2 a. and one 4a. tied by London Paid transit c.d.s. in orange, rated “11” and showing framed “INDIA PAID” and, on reverse, despatch, Calcutta and part Aberdeen arrival c.d.s. in green. A rare and most attractive mixed printing franking. Photo

£3,500-4,000

100

x100

1855 (18 May) entire (addressee excised) from Calcutta “Via Triest” to Holland, bearing pale blue and red pair from the centre row of the sheet with the usual paper fold, cancelled and tied by diamond of dots and with some blue ink marks from rate notations, showing framed “INDIA PAID” and with despatch c.d.s. on reverse. A rare franking. S.G. 21, £9,000+. Photo

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101 x101

1855 (2 June) entire letter from Calcutta “Per Str. Bentinck via Marseilles” to Marseilles, bearing two examples in deep blue and red, believed to be from Stones E and J, each neatly cancelled by diamond of dots, the right-hand stamp additionally tied by boxed “INDIA PAID”, showing various rate marks, Marseilles c.d.s. (13.8) and, on reverse, straight-line sender’s cachet and despatch c.d.s. A rare and most attractive franking. Photo

£2,500-3,000

102 x102

1855 (4 June) envelope from Calcutta “via Southampton” to London, bearing pale blue and red (cut-to-shape), believed to be from the D Stone, and 2a. green in opposite top corners and cancelled by diamond of dots, showing sender’s cachet, framed “INDIA/PAID” and arrival c.d.s. (21.7), despatch c.d.s. on reverse. Rare. Photo

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103 x103

1855 (17 July) entire from Calcutta “Per Steamer Hindostan” to London, bearing four cut-to-shape examples in blue and red, believed to be from Stones E or F, each neatly cancelled by diamond of dots, showing manuscript “2/-”, framed “INDIA/PAID” and arrival c.d.s. (6.9). A very rare franking. Photo

£4,000-5,000

104 x104

1855 (23 Aug.) entire letter from Calcutta “P. Formosa” and “pr. L.M. Wood” to Shanghai, rated “1/4” and “2/8” and bearing two cut square examples in pale blue and red, believed to be [7] and [11] from the M Stone, cancelled and tied by diamond of dots with one additionally tied by the rate mark, the reverse with despatch and Hong kong (10.9). A rare franking to an unusual destination. Photo 41

£4,000-5,000


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105

x105

1855 (Sept.) entire from Calcutta “via Trieste per Austrian Steamer” to Genoa, bearing blue and red cut-to-shape pair, [1-2], believed to be from G Stone, each neatly cancelled with diamond of dots and tied by framed “INDIA/PAID”, showing sender’s cachet, manuscript rate marks and “10” handstamp, despatch and arrival (15.11) datestamps on reverse; the pair with a soiled horizontal crease and the entire with a few faults though a rare franking. Photo

£1,500-2,000

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3rd Printing, Head Die II, Frame Die I

106 x106

1856 (19 Jan.) mourning envelope from an unknown office via Madras “via Southampton” to Cheltenham, bearing two cut-to-shape examples in blue and red, believed to be [1] and [8] from Stone Z, together with 1a. red Die I and 2a. green, all neatly cancelled with diamond of dots in bluish ink, showing light Madras datestamp, crescent-shaped “INDIA PAID” and light London Paid c.d.s., arrival c.d.s. (19.1) on reverse; the envelope with a few small imperfections though a rare and colourful franking. S.G. 21a. Photo

£6,000-8,000

PROvENANCE:

H.H. Frenkle, January 1977

3rd Printing, Head Die IIIA, Frame Die I

107 Used x107

Bright blue and bright red, [6] with the usual central horizontal paper fold, cut square with clear to good margins, cancelled “C/94” (Ootacamund) in bluish ink and with small part of c.d.s. in orange at lower left corner; sound and very rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1983). S.G. 21b. Photo

43

£800-1,000


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108

x108

A reconstruction of the sheet in various shades with ten cut square and two cut-to-shape, variously cancelled; a couple incorrectly attributed and a few small faults in places though a very rare group. S.G. 21b. Photo

£3,000-4,000

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109 Covers x109

1855 (6 Apr.) entire from Calcutta “via Marseilles” to France, bearing two cut-to-shape examples, one being with Head IIIA and one being with Head III, each neatly cancelled by diamond of dots and showing manuscript rate marks, framed “INDIA PAID” and Marseilles transit c.d.s. (16.5), the reverse with sender’s cachet, despatch and Lyons arrival c.d.s.. A very rare mixed printing franking. R.P.S. Certificate (1983). Photo

£3,500-4,000

110 x110

1855 (6 July) entire from Calcutta “via Ceylon” to Reunion, bearing two cut-to-shape examples in blue and red, believed to be from Stone L, each neatly cancelled and tied by diamond of dots and showing sender’s cachet, framed “PAID” and “PACkET LETTER/MAURITIUS” oval datestamp, the reverse with despatch and arrival (5.8) c.d.s.; the addressee excised though a very rare franking to an unusual destination. S.G. 21b. Photo 45

£3,000-4,000


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111 x111

1855 (12 Oct.) envelope from Nagpore “Overland via Bombay”, bearing two cut-toshape examples in deep blue and red, believed to be [3] and [10] from Stone L3, each neatly cancelled “75” in diamond of bars and tied together by manuscript notation, showing framed “INDIA PAID” and London Paid datestamp (2.12), despatch and Bombay (8.8) datestamps on reverse; a rare and appealing franking. S.G. 21b. Photo

£2,000-2,500

PROvENANCE:

H.H. Frenkle, January 1977

3rd Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II The Finest Example of This Printing

112 Used x112

Blue and red, [11] with watermark inverted, a large example showing very wide margins on horizontal sides, that at left with wavy blue lines intact and that at right with partial blue wavy lines, neatly cancelled with diamond of 81 dots. An exceptional example of this very rare printing with only three pairs and this single recorded. The rarest of all the 1854 4a. printings. S.G. 21c, unpriced. Photo PROvENANCE:

L.E. Dawson, November 1966 www.spinK.Com

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£8,000-10,000


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113 Unused x113

Blue and red, [24], with head misplaced to foot, fresh unused, large margins on three sides, part of outer frameline shaved away at top. A most attractive example of this rare stamp. Photo

£3,000-4,000

114 Used x114

Blue and red horizontal strip of five, [2-6], with watermark reversed, cut close or touched all round, cancelled with diamond of dots and with manuscript notation across foot; vertical creases in places, otherwise sound. Photo

£1,000-1,200

PROvENANCE:

C.D. Desai, May 1949 H.H. Frenkle, January 1977

115 x115

Blue and red vertical pair, [3-9] with watermark reversed, clear to large margins and showing guide crosses at lower right corner, cancelled with diamond of dots and small ink mark at foot; fine. S.G. 23, £1,900. Photo 47

£600-800


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116 x116

Blue and red pair, [21-22], with watermark reversed, large margins on three sides, close or just touched at foot, neatly cancelled with diamond of dots; fractional soiling, otherwise sound. S.G. 23, £1,900. Photo

£500-600

117 x117

A complete reconstruction with some showing retouches, largely made from pairs, [19-22] in singles, generally with margins all round and in a variety of shades, various cancellations; a few small faults in places though a generally appealing group. S.G. 22-24, £20,900. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£5,000-6,000


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118 Covers x118

1855 (July) envelope “Via Marseilles” to Paris, bearing blue and red pair, [15-16], large margins and showing part guide crosses at top, each neatly cancelled with diamond of hollow dots, showing “90” decimes charge handstamp at centre and, on reverse, Alexandria (24.7) and Paris (1.8) c.d.s.; clean and highly attractive. A rare franking, possibly emanating from Singapore. E. Diena (1992) and Brandon (2011) Certificates. Photo

£3,000-3,500

119 x119

1855 (Sept.) envelope from Calcutta “p Steamer Oriental via Southampton” to London, bearing two cut-to-shape examples in deep blue and red cancelled by diamond of dots and sharing framed “INDIA/PAID” handstamp and London Paid c.d.s., two despatch c.d.s. on reverse. Photo 49

£300-400


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120 x120

1856 (21 Sept.) entire letter from an unknown office “Via Southampton”, deleted and replaced with “Marseilles”, to London, bearing two cut-to-shape examples in deep blue and red each cancelled “228” (Peshawar) in diamond of bars and sharing manuscript “Stamped”, variously rated and upon arrival redirected to Brighton showing boxed “POSTAGE NOT PAID/TO LONDON” and circular-framed “MORE/TO/PAy”, three transit c.d.s. on reverse; a few small imperfections though full of character. Photo

£500-600

121 x121

1857 (Oct.) envelope from kamptee “via Bombay” to Scotland, bearing blue an example in blue and red (cut-to-shape) in combination with 1856 1⁄ 2 a. blue (4) all clearly cancelled “76”, showing two different “INDIA PAID” and London Paid c.d.s. (29 Nov.), despatch and Bombay c.d.s. on reverse; most attractive. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£800-1,000


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122 x122

1857 (Dec.) mourning envelope from Jhelum “via Bombay & Marseilles” to England, bearing a cut-to-shape example in pale blue and red in combination with 2a. green each cancelled “137” in diamond of bars, showing framed “INDIA/PAID” and London Paid c.d.s. (12.1); attractive. Photo

£300-350

5th Printing, Head Die III, Frame Die II

123

Used x123

Blue and rose-red vertical pair, [14-20], clear to large margins and each lightly cancelled “B/1”, trace of c.d.s. at left; fine and a scarce multiple. S.G. 25, £3,500. Photo

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£1,200-1,400


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124 x124

A complete reconstruction comprising a pair, [9-10], and twenty-two singles in a variety of shades and all but one cut-square, some showing retouches; a few faults in places and not all guaranteed though an impressive group. Photo

£3,000-3,500

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125 Covers x125

1856 (27 Nov.) envelope (small imperfections) from Madras “via Southampton” to London, bearing cut-square blue and red with good to large margins and cancelled with indistinct diamond of dots, showing despatch c.d.s., crescent-shaped “INDIA PAID” and arrival c.d.s. (21.1), all on face. Brandon Certificate (1995). Photo

£800-1,000

126

x126

1857 (late Jan.) envelope from Bombay “via Marseilles” to England, bearing cut-to-shape pair, [15-16], showing trace of centre cross at top and each clearly cancelled “1” in diamond of bars, showing “INDIA PAID” and London Paid tombstone datestamp (1.3), two different despatch and Gravesend arrival (2.3) c.d.s. on reverse; the pair a little toned and the envelope with small imperfections though not unattractive. Photo 53

£500-600


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127 Aden x127

4a. blue and red cut-to-shape 2nd. Printing pair, [11-12], with watermark reversed, each clearly cancelled “124” in diamond of bars. A scarce multiple with this cancellation. Photo

£600-800

128

Malaya x128

1854 (31 Dec.) part entire from Singapore to Canton, bearing 4a. blue and red 1st. printing pair with clear to good margins nearly all round and each neatly cancelled with diamond of dots, indistinct Singapore datestamp on reverse; a couple of small areas repaired with sellotape, otherwise sound. A rare early usage of the 1854 4a. in Singapore and believed to be one of only two such 1854 usages in Singapore. Association of Singapore Philatelists (2006). Photo

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£1,200-1,500


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129

Persian Field Force x129

1857 (5 Sept.) entire letter to Bombay, bearing 1854 1⁄ 2 a. blue Die I cancelled and tied by superb “131” in diamond of bars and with “FIELD FORCE/PD/PERSIA” c.d.s. in red alongside; the face panel with a little ink etching though a rare franking from this campaign. Photo

£6,000-7,000

PROvENANCE:

Dr. Soli Contractor, December 1999

130

Pondicherry x130

4a. blue and red 4th. Printing vertical pair, [9-15], with just clear to large margins and showing portion of adjoining stamp at top and portions of guide crosses at right, each neatly cancelled “c/111” in diamond of dots; fine and scarce. Cat. £1,900+. Photo

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£700-800


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131

132

Essays x131

x132

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3p. composite essay, comprising a die proof of the frame in black, photo head inserted, handpainted crown, etc. inserted above and with simulated perforations, inset on card (57x78mm.) marked “postage” and dated “July 22nd. 01”; unique. Photo

£2,000-2,500

2a. composite essay, comprising a die proof of the frame in black, photo head inserted, handpainted “TWO ANNAS” and “INDIA POSTAGE”, crown pasted above and with simulated perforations, inset on card (57x78mm.) dated “July 22nd. 01”; unique. Photo

£2,000-2,500

133 x133

ᔛ E

2r. composite essay, comprising separate die proofs of the vignette and frame in black, photo head inserted with crown pasted above, handpainted “INDIA POSTAGE”, etc. and with simulated perforations, inset on card (57x78mm.) marked “postage”, “Head die only reqd.” and dated “July 22nd. 01”; unique. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£2,000-2,500


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134 x134

ᔛ E

10r. composite essay, comprising separate die proofs of the vignette in green and frame in red, inset on card (79x85mm.) dated “July 21st. 08”; unique in this form and highly attractive. Photo

£5,000-6,000

135

Die Proofs x135

ᔛ P

Head (10x15mm.) embossed and with uncleared surround, on wove paper (56x57mm.); very fine. Photo

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£800-1,000


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x136

x137

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

137

Head in black with uncleared surround, in black on glazed card (92x60mm.) marked “AFTER HARDENING” and dated “4 OCT. 01”, initialled and further dated “4 Oct. 01.” and with manuscript “India large head No 7” at foot. Photo

£600-800

3p. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “15 APR. 02” with initials at lower left corner. Photo

£500-700

HARDENING”

138

x138

x139

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

139

1 ⁄ 2 a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “BEFORE “28 JAN. 02”. Photo

HARDENING”

2a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “4 JUN. 02” with initials at lower left corner. Photo

HARDENING”

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and dated £500-700 and dated £500-700


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x141

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

141

3a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “20 JUN. 02”. Photo

HARDENING”

£500-700

4a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER STRIkING” and dated “3 OCT. 02” with initials at lower left corner; slight thinning on reverse. Photo

142

x142

x143

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

and dated

£500-700

143

4a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “20 NOv. 02” with initials at lower left corner. Photo

HARDENING”

6a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “7 OCT. 02” with initials at lower left corner. Photo

HARDENING”

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x145

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

145

1r./25r. vignette with uncleared background to head and surround, in black on glazed card (47x60mm.). Photo

£700-800

15r. frame in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “BEFORE HARDENING” and dated “9 SEP. 08” with day of month changed to “10” in manuscript. Photo

£700-800

KING EDWARD VII, 1906-07 ISSUE

146 Essay x146

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1a. composite essay, comprising a stamp-size die proof with new handpainted tablet at foot, inset on card (81x88mm.) dated “July 21st. 05” and with manuscript “Approved” initialled and dated “15.3.06” at foot. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£2,000-2,500


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P ᔛ

1

⁄ 2 a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “8 MAy 08”. Photo

STRIkING”,

initialled and dated £500-700

148

x148

1a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “8 MAy 08”. Photo

STRIkING”,

initialled and dated £500-700

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149 1911 Allahabad Flight x149

A ᔛ

1911 (18 Feb.) special illustrated postcard with “ALLAHABAD” inserted and dated “1911” inscription, addressed locally and bearing 1⁄ 2 a. with a largely fine strike of the illustrated cachet, despatch and arrival c.d.s. of 18 February; the picture side (light overall fox spotting) signed “H Pequet” and “W. Windham Founder of Aerial Post.”. Rare. Photo

150 x150

x151

A ᔛ

A ᔛ

151

1911 (18 Feb.) special illustrated postcard with “ALLAHABAD” inserted and dated “1911” inscription, addressed to Calcutta and bearing 1⁄ 2 a. with a superb strike of the illustrated cachet, and showing despatch c.d.s. (18.2), Sorting c.d.s. (21.2) and arrival c.d.s. (22.2), the picture side signed “H Pequet” at foot; the card fractionally trimmed at top and with a little creasing. Photo

£700-800

1911 (18 Feb.) special illustrated postcard without “ALLAHABAD” inserted and dated “11” inscription, addressed locally and bearing 1⁄ 2 a. with a good strike of the illustrated cachet, showing despatch and arrival (19.2) c.d.s., the picture side signed “H Pequet”; some foxing and with a horizontal crease at foot though a very rare card with this imprint. Photo

£800-1,000

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x152

x153

A ᔛ

A ᔛ

153

1911 (18 Feb.) real photo card, showing Pequet in his plane, to Hazaribagh, bearing 1⁄ 2 a. with a good strike of the illustrated cachet and showing despatch and arrival (20.2) c.d.s. at foot; lovely message noting that the sender has taken the photo of the pilot “after being up for about an hour”. A rare locally made card. Photo

£600-700

1911 (18 Feb.) envelope registered to Bombay, bearing q.v. 9p. block of ten and “1⁄ 4 ” on 1⁄ 2 a. block of eight cancelled with several strikes of the illustrated cachet, registration label, two furthers strikes of the cachet, despatch and arrival (21.2) c.d.s., on reverse. A most unusual usage of queen victoria adhesives on a cover from this flight. Photo

£600-700

154

x154

A ᔛ

1911 (18 Feb.) envelope registered to Lahore Cantonment, bearing 1⁄ 2 a. (4), 1a. (2) and 2a. cancelled with light strikes of the illustrated cachet, the reverse with registration label, despatch and arrival (21.2) c.d.s. Photo

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£300-400


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155 x155

A ᔛ

1911 (18 Feb.) unsealed envelope to England, bearing 1⁄ 2 a. with fine strike of the illustrated cachet and showing, alongside, framed “Found in Inland Section/without contents” handstamp applied on arrival, the reverse with despatch c.d.s. and another Indian c.d.s. (20.2) without post office name showing; most unusual. Photo

£400-500

156 x156

A ᔛ

1911 (18 Feb.) envelope registered to Calcutta, bearing 21⁄ 2 a. with a fine strike of the illustrated cachet and with framed “R/U.P. ExHIBITION.CAMP/ALLAHABAD” registration cachet at foot, despatch registration and arrival (20.2) c.d.s. on reverse; flap missing and light crease. Photo www.spinK.Com

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£300-350


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157 x157

1911 (18 Feb.) envelope registered to Calcutta, bearing 12a. with a fine strike of the illustrated cachet with a further example at lower left corner, registration label affixed at top with two light part impressions of the registration handstamp. Photo

£400-500

158 x158

1911 (1 Mar.) envelope to Bombay bearing 1⁄ 2 a. with a superb strike, upon arrival redirected to General Wallace at Jubbulpore and showing, on reverse, despatch and arrival (3.3) c.d.s.; unusual. Photo 65

£400-500


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159

160

Essays Prepared to Decide the Head Design x159

x160

x161

x162

x163

x164

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ᔛ E

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1a. composite photographic essay with the head let in to the frame, affixed to card (67x74mm.) marked “Size of Head No 4” and “To show effect of varying the size of head”. Photo

£800-1,000

3a. composite photographic essay with the head let in to the frame, affixed to card (80x107mm.) marked “Head No 4” and “To show effect of this size of head in various borders”. Photo

£800-1,000

8a. composite photographic essay with the head let in to the frame, affixed to card (90x117mm.) marked “Head No 4” and “To show effect of this size of head in various borders”. Photo

£800-1,000

3p. composite photographic type in deep brown, affixed in sunken card (85x90mm.), endorsed on reverse “Approved by the King 31/8/11”. Photo

£600-700

1a. composite type, comprising a die proof of the head (80x60mm.) with uncleared surround and a die proof of the frame (34x37mm.) inscribed “INDIA POSTAGE”, both in green on glazed card, the head set behind the frame and the whole inset on thick card (80x87mm.). A most unusual style of essay which was, according to De La Rue records prepared on 6 July 1911 although this value so inscribed was not issued until 1934. Photo

£800-1,000

11⁄ 2 a. photographic type in brown, affixed in sunken frame (90x95mm.) numbered “1” and dated “14th. Oct. 18”. Photo

£600-700

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162

163

164 67


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165 x165 x166

ᔛ E

ᔛ E

166

11⁄ 2 a. photographic type in brown, affixed in sunken frame (90x95mm.) numbered “2” and dated “14th. Oct. 18”. Photo

£600-700

2a.6p. photographic type in brown, affixed to card (90x115mm.) marked “Alternative design. Owing to the shape & size of the tablets this design would hardly be suitable except for the 2as.6ps. In other denominations the tablet would not be filled with the inscription”. Photo

£600-700

167 x167 x168

ᔛ E

ᔛ E

168

2a.6p. in blue, affixed to card (89x118mm.) lettered “B” and dated “June 13th. 12”. Highly attractive. Photo

£600-700

8a. photographic type in brown with four small spots in the corners touched up in Chinese white, affixed to card (90x115mm.) marked “Alternative design. Suitable for any duty except 2 Ans 6 pies” and “appd. Sep 4.11”. Photo

£600-700

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x169

x170

ᔛ E

ᔛ E

170

25r. composite printed type showing Rhododendrons, in green and purple with surround to the vignette touched up in Chinese white, affixed to card (89x115mm.) marked “Border dark green, Head purple in design.”, lettered “B” and dated “Sept. 1st. 11.”. A beautiful showpiece. Photo

£6,000-8,000

25r. composite type, the frame photographic in brown showing the Mosque of Aurangzeb, the head printed in blue-green with surround to the vignette touched up in Chinese white, affixed to card (89x115mm.) lettered “B” and dated “Sept. 1st. 11.”. Outstanding. Photo

£6,000-8,000

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x171

ᔛ E

25r. composite printed type showing close to the adopted design, in purple and deep blue-green with surround to the vignette touched up in Chinese white, affixed to card (89x115mm.) marked “Colours in design reversed”, lettered “D2” and dated “Nov. 27th. 11.”. A wonderful example of the printer’s artwork. Photo

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Die Proofs x172

ᔛ P

Head and Portrait Bust as used for this issue, both heavily embossed and with black surrounds, each inset in sunken frame on a single piece of card (186x130mm.) marked “Proofs from the dies. April 1912. Evelyn de la Rue”; the odd trace of foxing in places though a very rare and spectacular showpiece. Photo

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173 x173

x174

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

174

Head with uncleared surrounds, in black on glazed card (92x60mm., some staining), marked “before hardening”, dated “27 JUL 11” and with manuscript “Original No 1 Superseded”. Photo

£400-500

Head with uncleared surrounds, in carmine on glazed card (92x60mm.); very fine and most unusual struck in colour. Photo

£500-600

175

x175

x176

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

176

3p. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “WF Truscott 23 4/18”. Photo

and, in manuscript,

1a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “BEFORE STRIkING” and, in manuscript, “WF Truscott 16 4/18”. Photo

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STRIkING”

£400-500

£400-500


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x178

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

178

11⁄ 2 a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “BEFORE manuscript, “WF Truscott 6-12/18”. Photo

STRIkING”

2a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “JMG 30.4.19”. Photo

and, in manuscript,

STRIkING”

and, in £400-500

£400-500

179

180

x179

ᔛ P

2a.6p. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), unmarked. Photo

x180

ᔛ P

6a. in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER “JMG 3/5/19”. Photo

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STRIkING”

£400-500 and, in manuscript, £400-500


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x181

x182

ᔛ P

ᔛ P

182

Rupee values vignette in black on glazed card (92x60mm.), marked “AFTER and, with manuscript “WF Truscott 11 9/18”. Photo

1r. frame in black on glazed card (78x60mm.), marked “For hardening GAR. Jan 15. 1913”. Photo

183

x183

x184

P ᔛ

P ᔛ

£500-600

£500-600

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10r. frame in black on glazed card (78x60mm.), marked “For hardening GAR. Jan 17. 1913”. Photo

£500-600

25r. frame in black on glazed card (72x52mm.), marked “For hardening GAR. Jan 15. 1913”; a little soiling at right. Photo

£500-600

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185 186 Design and Paper Trials x185 x186

P អ ᔛ B

刂អ B

1a. deep red imperforate marginal block of eight (4x2) on surfaced unwatermarked paper, endorsed “Prior to Mysore. Etched on copper as experiment 80 up. T Archer”. Photo

£300-400

1a. carmine block of nine on watermarked paper and with pillar margins at top, the centre stamp with white background to head, fresh mint; the lower left stamp thinned at foot, otherwise fine. A rare and spectacular head trial. Photo

£500-600

187 1912-22 Issued Stamps x187

刂អ B

1

⁄ 2 a. green lower right corner block of eight (4x2), horizontal paper fold at foot resulting in the lower right pair with part of design at foot missing and grossly misplaced perforations. A spectacular showpiece. Photo 75

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x188

刂អ B

1a. carmine lower left corner block of twenty-four (6x4), the lower left corner with a paper fold before printing resulting in the lower left corner stamp and portions of two others being printed on the reverse, fine mint. A rare and spectacular error. Photo

£800-1,000

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189 x189

刂អ B

1r. brown and green complete pane of twelve showing fine offset of both colours on reverse, fine mint. Photo

£600-800

190 1921 Nine Pies Surcharge on 1a. Carmine x190

ᔛ E

Five examples showing differing styles of essay surcharge, fine mint. Photo

£400-500

x191

刂អ B

A complete sheet of 128 including four examples each of both the “PIES/PIES” and “NINE/NINE”, fine mint; folded for presentation purposes. A scarce multiple. S.G. 192, a,b, £1,030+

£400-500

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192

x192

A horizontal strip of four all showing “NINE/NINE” varieties, together with a strip of four with normal surcharge, all cancelled and tied by Apollo Street c.d.s. on 1921 (Oct.) envelope registered to Poona with arrival c.d.s. (28.10) on reverse; the envelope with creases well clear of the adhesives. A very scarce franking. S.G. 192a, £900+. Photo

£400-500

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x193

An upper left corner vertical strip of eight, the upper strip of four with variety surcharge double, fresh mint; a couple of small imperfections, otherwise fine. Scarce. S.G. 192c, £1,100+. Photo 1922 “14⁄ ” Surcharge on

x194

刂អ B

1 2a.

£400-500

Green

A mint block of sixty-four (top and botton rows folded under for display purposes) with interpanneau margin at centre and sheet margin at right, variety surcharge inverted, fine mint. S.G. 195a, £704

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195

x195

刂អ B

A mint block of thirty-two (8x4) with interpanneau margins at top and foot and sheet margin at left, variety surcharge grossly misplaced resulting in the upper left stamp with surcharge omitted; the upper left stamp separated except at left margin; some perfs. separated and/or rejoined in places. A rare and spectacular showpiece. S.G. 195b, etc. Photo

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x196

A marginal block of nine from the left of the sheet, the left-hand vertical strip with surcharge omitted, cancelled by Asylum Lane, Calcutta c.d.s. and tied on piece of registered envelope addressed locally; some gum marks between perfs., etc., otherwise sound. A rare used multiple of this variety. B.P.A. Certificate (1972). S.G. 195b, unpriced used. Photo

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1926-33 Issue x197

x198

x199

x200

x201

刂+ អ

刂អ B

刂+ អ

刂អ B

3p. slate upper left corner block of four with corner paper fold resulting in a large part of the stamp failing to print, the unprinted portion marked with a cross in red crayon and showing a slate ink smudge of reverse. Photo

£500-600

3p. slate lower left corner block of ten (5x2) showing portions of five stamps failing to print due to a “string” flaw; small thin in margin, otherwise fine mint. Photo

£300-400

1 ⁄ 2 a. green lower left corner block of four with paper fold resulting in the margins showing gross misperforations and the left-hand side of the lower left stamp remaining imperforate; fine mint. Spectacular. Photo

£400-500

1a. brown lower left corner block of eight (2x4) with paper fold resulting in the lower left pair exhibiting gross misperforations and portions of the design being imperforate; traces of foxing in places and gum a little toned. Photo

£250-300

4a. sage green upper left corner vertical pair with paper fold resulting in the upper stamp and portion of the lower stamp being printed on the gummed side; fine mint. Spectacular. Photo

£250-300

202

x202

x203

x204

1r. chocolate and green horizontal pair with interpanneau margins between and at foot, the right-hand stamp with variety chocolate (King’s head) omitted resulting in the jubilee lines also being partially omitted, large part, slightly toned, gum; the right-hand stamp severed and rejoined, and with a couple of small faults in margins. An exceptionally rare and spectacular variety. S.G. 214a, £18,000+. Photo

£7,000-8,000

2r. carmine and orange horizontal marginal pair with misperforations and additional lines of horizontal perforations; small brown mark on reverse of one, otherwise fresh mint. Photo

£200-250

5r. and 10r. both showing portions of the stamp failing to print due to paper creases, part original gum; a few small faults largely caused by the creasing. A most unusual pair. Photo

£200-250

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197

198

203

200

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205

1937-40 Issue x205

1

⁄ 2 a. red-brown lower right corner example with paper fold resulting in large part of the design being printed on the gummed side; the gummed side with small patch of black paper adhering and small thin, both clear of the printed section. Photo

£250-300

206

x206

刂+ អ

9p. green lower right corner block of four with paper fold affecting the right-hand vertical pair resulting in a large white gap appearing between the two portions which has been marked by a blue crayon stroke; fine mint. Spectacular. Photo

£400-500

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207 x207

刂អ B

3a.6p. bright blue lower left corner block of eight (2x5) with paper fold resulting in the left-hand vertical strip grossly misperforated with portions of the stamps being imperforate, fine mint. Photo

£500-600

1940-43 Issue x208

刂+ អ

1

⁄ 2 a. purple lower left corner block of four showing fine offset for half the lower left corner stamp and small part of that above, fresh mint; paper creasing in places which barely detracts from the fine appearance of this unusual variety. Photo

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1948 Gandhi Issue x209

刂អ ᔛ B

11⁄ 2 a., 31⁄ 2 a., 12a. and 10r. each in a complete sheet of fifty (10x5), fresh unmounted mint; the 10r. with some small imperfections and perfs. severed in lower margin, otherwise fine. A rare offering. S.G. 305-308, £13,750. Photo

END OF THE SALE

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69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4034 fax: +44 (0)20 7563 4037 email: auctionteam@spink.com

name ______________________________________________________

THE AWARD WINNING “MEDINA” COLLECTION OF INDIA, PART I

written bids form

this form should be sent or faxed to the spink auction office in advance of the sale. address ____________________________________________________ references for new clients should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. bids received later than ____________________________________________________________ one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

____________________________________________________________ you Can aLso bid in reaL time on spinK Live.

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23 JANUARY 2013

LONDON

Just visit www.spinK.Com to register

saLe titLe

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The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India, Part I

Wednesday 23 January 2013 at 10.30 a.m.

MEDINA

13021

i request spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. i understand that if my bid is successful the purchase price payable will be the sum of the final bid and a premium as a percentage of the final bid (together with any vat chargeable). the rate of premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each lot. all bids shall be treated as offers made on the terms and Conditions for buyers printed in the catalogue. i also understand that spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. if identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by spink will take precedence. please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. if you require such notification then this is available on bids made via spink live bidding service.

BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENSION CLAUSES IN OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN STERLING

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price bid £ (excluding buyer’s premium)

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start date: expiry date

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PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN STERLING Lot number (in numerical order)

price bid £ (excluding buyer’s premium)

Lot number (in numerical order)

price bid £ (excluding buyer’s premium)

bidding inCrements bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. the normal bidding increments are: up to £100 £100 to £300 £300 to £600 £600 to £1,000

by £5 by £10 £320-£350-£380-£400 etc. by £50

£1,000 to £3,000 £3,000 to £6,000 £6,000 to £20,000 £20,000 and up

by £100 £3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc. by £500 auctioneer’s discretion

Lot number (in numerical order)

price bid £ (excluding buyer’s premium)

vat is chargeable on the hammer and the premium of daggered (†) and (Ω) lots at the standard rate (currently 20%), and on lots marked (x) at the reduced rate (currently 5% on the hammer and 20% on the premium). vat on margin scheme lots is payable at 20% on the premium only.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink and Son Limited of 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET (company no. 04369748)) contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. you should read these conditions carefully. 1

DEFINITIONS The following definitions in this condition apply in these conditions.

2

3

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme

means a vAT margin scheme as defined by HM Revenue & Customs;

Buyer’s Premium

means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;

Certificate of Authenticity

means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;

Expert Committee

means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;

Forgery

means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);

Hammer Price

means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;

Lot

means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any catalogue;

Reserve

the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;

Seller

means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group

Spink and Son Limited, our subsidiaries and associated companies.

VAT

value added tax chargeable under vAT and any similar replacement or additional tax; and

VAT Symbols

means the symbols detailing the vAT status of the Lot details of which are set out at the back of the catalogue. the first session of the sale. If accepted by us, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) shall apply accordingly.

SPINK’S ROLE AS AGENT 2.1

All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot.

2.2

The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.

3.4.2 Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity including (without limitation) where the proposed expert is not known to us.

BEFORE THE SALE 3.1

3.2

Examination of goods you are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.13 of these Terms and Conditions.

3.4.3 If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. you acknowledge and accept that the length of time taken by an Expert Committee to reach an opinion will vary depending on the circumstances and in any event is beyond our control.

Catalogue descriptions 3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. 3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. 3.2.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.13, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot.

3.3

3.4

Your Responsibility you are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description. Extensions – Stamps only 3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed Lot or Lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of

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3.4.4 We will not normally accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery. 3.4.5 Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot. 3.4.6 It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted. 4

AT THE SALE 4.1

Refusal of admission Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction.

4.2

Registration before bidding you must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium Lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event.


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4.3

Bidding as Principal When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us.

4.4

Commission Bids If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. you should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding.

4.5

On-line Bidding We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity.

4.6

Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.

4.7

Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Barclays Bank Plc or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually sterling for auctions held in London. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of sterling bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.8

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original.

4.9

Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to £100 by £5 £100 to £300 by £10 £300 to £600 £320-£350-£380-£400 etc. £600 to £1,000 by £50 £1,000 to £3,000 by £100 £3,000 to £6,000 £3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc. £6,000 to £20,000 by £500 £20,000 and up Auctioneer’s discretion

4.10 Bidding by Spink 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal. 4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. Spink Uni (07/11) (20)

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4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the Seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the Seller’s agreement. 4.14 Return of Lot Once your bid has been accepted for a Lot then you are liable to pay for that Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If there are any problems with a Lot then you must notify us within 7 days of receipt of the Lot, specifying the nature of the problem. We may then request that the Lot is returned to us for inspection. Save as set out in clause 5.13, the cancellation of the sale of any Lot and the refund of the corresponding purchase price is entirely at our sole discretion. We will not normally exercise that discretion if the Lot is not received by us in the same condition that it was in at the auction date. AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1 Buyer’s Premium In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer Price of each Lot. 5.2 Value Added Tax Other than in respect of Zero-rated Lots (o) (see vAT Symbols for details), vAT is payable on the Buyer’s Premium and on the Hammer Price, if the Lot has been marked with a sign to that effect in the catalogue (see vAT Symbols for details). 5.3 VAT Refunds General 5.3.1 As we remain liable to account for vAT on all Lots unless they have been exported outside the EU within 3 months of the date of sale, you will generally be asked to deposit all amounts of vAT invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then any refundable vAT will not be collected. In all other cases credits will be made when proof of export is provided. If you export the Lot yourself you must obtain shipping documents from the Shipping Department for which a charge of £50 will be made. 5.3.2 If you export the Lot you must return the valid proof of export certificate to us within 3 months of the date of sale. If you fail to return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and you have not already accounted to us for the vAT, you will be liable to us for the full amount of the vAT due on such Lot and we shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum. 5.3.3 To apply for a refund of any vAT paid, the proof of export certificate must be sent to our Shipping Department clearly marked ‘vAT Refund’ within 3 months of the date of sale. No payment will be made where the total amount of vAT refundable is less than £50 and Spink will charge £50 for each refund processed. VAT Refunds - Buyers from within the EU 5.3.4 vAT refunds are available on the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium of Daggered (†) and Investment Gold (g) Lots. you must certify that you are registered for vAT in another EU country and that the Lot is to be removed from the United kingdom within 3 months of the date of sale. 5.3.5 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import vAT has been charged, no refund of vAT is available from us. It may be possible to apply directly for a refund on form vAT 65 to HM Revenue & Customs Overeseas Repayment Section, Londonderry. VAT Refunds – Buyers from outside the EU 5.3.6 Where a Lot is included within the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the vAT element included within the Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. 5.3.7 Where the Lot is marked as a Daggered (†) or Investment Gold (g) Lot the vAT charged on the Hammer Price may be refunded where evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale. A refund of vAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer. 5.3.8 Where the Lot is marked as an Omega (Ω) Lot or an Import vAT (x) Lot and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the vAT charged on both the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. Where required, we can advise you on how to export such Lots as a specific form of export evidence is required. Where we advise you on the export of the Lots, please be aware that the ultimate responsibility in respect of obtaining a valid proof of export certificate will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to obtain such certificate.


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Payment 5.4.1 you must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. you must pay the full amount due (comprising the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium and any applicable vAT) within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be) required. 5.4.2 you will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due have been paid in full. This includes instances where special arrangements were made for release of Lot prior to full settlement. 5.4.3 Payment should be made in sterling by one of the following methods: II(i) Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer. i(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink and Son Ltd and sent to Spink at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-U.k bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment. (iii) By visa or Mastercard. A charge of 2% will be applied. Payments exceeding £5,000 can normally only be made by the card holder in person whilst on our premises. 5.4.4 Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party. 5.5 Invoices Invoices may consist of one or more pages and will show: Zero rated Lots (o); no symbol Lots sold under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme; Lots marked (g) special scheme Investment Gold; Daggered Lots (†), imported Lots marked (x) and (Ω), (e) Lots with Zero rated hammer for EU vAT registered buyers. 5.6 Collection of Purchases 5.6.1 Unless we specifically agree to the contrary, we shall retain items sold until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full. 5.6.2 Unless we notify you to the contrary, items retained by us will be covered in accordance with our policy which is available for inspection at our offices from the date of sale for a period of seven days or until the time of collection, whichever is sooner. After seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is the earlier, the Lot will be entirely at your risk. 5.6.3 Our policy will not cover and we are unable to accept responsibility for damage caused by woodworm, changes in atmospheric conditions or acts of terrorism. 5.7 Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. you are requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid incurring charges for late payment. 5.8 Packing and handling 5.8.1 We shall use all reasonable endeavours to take care when handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the Lot is entirely at your risk. Our postage charges are set out at the back of the catalogue. 5.8.2 It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s) seized or destroyed by Customs. 5.9 Recommended packers and shippers If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned. 5.10 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.10.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.10.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due; 5.10.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you;

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5.10.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us or the Spink Group, and pay any balance to you; 5.10.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.10.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.10.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.10.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.10.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment; or 5.10.2.3 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit. 5.11 Failure to collect Where purchases are not collected within seven days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a storage charge of £2 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. you will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us. 5.12 Export Licence 5.12.1 If required we can, at our discretion, advise you on the detailed provisions of the export licensing regulations. Where we advise you in relation to export licensing regulations the ultimate responsibility in respect of any export will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to apply for any necessary licences. 5.12.2 If the Lot is going to be hand carried by you, you may be required to produce a valid export licence to us or sign a waiver document stating that a licence will be applied for. 5.12.3 you should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. Export licences are usually obtained within two or three weeks but delays can occur. 5.12.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment. 5.12.5 If you request that we apply for an export licence on your behalf, we shall be entitled to recover from you our disbursements and out of pocket expenses in relation to such application, together with any relevant vAT. 5.12.6 We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made by you despite the fact that an export licence is required. 5.13 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.13.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.13.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the receipt of the Lot(s), that in your view the Lot concerned is a Forgery; 5.13.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days from receipt of the Lot(s), in the same condition as at the auction date; and


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5.13.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.13.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest. 5.13.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party. 5.13.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction. 6 LIABILITY Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for: 6.1 death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or 6.2 any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation. 7 COPYRIGHT 7.1 We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. 7.2 The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. you shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent. 8 VAT you shall give us all relevant information about your vAT status and that of the Lot to ensure that the correct information is printed in the catalogues. Once printed, the information cannot be changed. If we incur any unforeseen cost or expense as a result of the information being incorrect, you will reimburse to us on demand the full amount incurred. 9 NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch. 10 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The following provisions of this clause 10 shall apply only if you are acting for the purposes of your business. 10.1 Limitation of Liability Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence) or breach of statutory duty, contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for any: 10.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or 10.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 10.2 Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 10.3 Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 10.4 Waiver 10.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. 10.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law. Spink Uni (07/11) (20)

10.5 Law and Jurisdiction 10.5.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. 10.5.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.

Postal Charges Prices for books (items sent by this method are not covered by insurance) Weight

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to 1kg

£8 for any weight

£12

£15

Up to 2kg

£8 for any weight

£18

£25

Prices for all other items including postage and packaging Invoice Value

UK

EU

Rest of the World

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£10

£15

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£20

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Shipments of more than 2kg or volumetric measurement of more than 2kg have to be sent by courier. Certain countries may incur extra charge when courier services are required by our insurance policy. For lots sent by courier please contact Auctionteam@spink.com for calculation of any further relevant cost in addition to the above charges. Value Added Tax (VAT) Charging of (VAT) at Auction The information shown on this page sets out the way in which Spink intends to account for vAT.

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Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme 1. Where possible, we will offer Lots for sale under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. Such Lots can be identified by the absence of any symbol next to the Lot number in the catalogue and will not be subject to vAT on the Hammer Price. 2. Where Lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme to vAT–registered businesses, the vAT included within the Buyers’ Premium is not recoverable as input tax. Upon request on sale day, we will issue invoices that show vAT separately on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium. This will enable vAT-registered businesses to recover the vAT charged as input tax, subject to the normal rules for recovering input tax.

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Zero-Rated Lots Limited Categories of goods, such as books, are Zero-rated (o) for vAT in the United kingdom. Such Lots are offered under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. In these circumstances no vAT element will be included within the Buyer’s Premium.

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Daggered Lots Lots which are Daggered (†) in the catalogue are subject to vAT at 20% on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium.

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Starred and Omega Lots Lots which are marked (x) in the catalogue are subject to vAT at 5% on the Hammer Price and 20% on the Buyer’s Premium which is shown as inclusive of vAT. Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) are subject to vAT at 20% on the Hammer Price and on the Buyer’s Premium. Such Lots bear vAT because the Lot is liable for vAT at this rate on importation into the EU.

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Investment Gold Lots Lots marked (g) in the catalogue are exempt from vAT on the Hammer Price and are subject to vAT at 20% on the Buyer’s Premium. A refund of vAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer.

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Imported Lots Lots which are marked (x) and Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) have vAT charged on the Hammer Price and Buyers’ Premium because they have been imported into the United kingdom from outside the EU. In these cases we have used a temporary importation procedure, which in effect means that the point of importation is deferred until the Lot has been sold. At this point the Buyer is treated as the importer and is liable to pay the import vAT due. We will collect the vAT from you and pay it to HM Customs and Excise on your behalf.


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker

SALE CALENDAR 2013

YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith USA - George Eveleth EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee Johnny Sang COINS UK - Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Barbara Mears John Pett Eleanor Charlotte Dix USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin CHINA - Mark Li BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Tom Badley USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini CHINA - Mark Li ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Bobby McBrierty AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Sandie Maylor Charles Blane Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Sarah Schmitz María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Billy Tumelty Claire Greenhill IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Attila Gyanyi Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe Harry Gladwin Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Lori Lewin Emily Cowin Clyde Townsend Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi Auctioneers Stephen Goldsmith YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Amy Yung Dennis Chan Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan

STAMPS 13 January 13 January 23 January 23 January 23/24 January 25 January 19 February Early March March 20 March 17 April 15 May 5 June 10/11 July 10 September 11 September 21 September

The Mizuhara Collection of Korean Stamps Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India, Part I The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Ceylon Pence Issues The Collector’s Series Sale The “Lionheart” Collection of British Empire Specimen Stamps The Hutson Collection of New South Wales The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Cape of Good Hope The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India, Part II Specialised Great Britain Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India and States, Part III The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Great Britain Stamps and Covers of South East Asia

Hong Kong Hong Kong London London London London London Hong Kong New York London London London London London London London Singapore

13008 13009 13021 13022 13011 13010 13023 CSS05

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Tibetan Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection The Collector’s Series Sale North East Indian Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

Hong Kong New York Hong Kong London New York London Hong Kong New York London London

13005 316 CSS06 13012 316 13013 13020 317 13019 13015

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes Part III: Wales and West Midlands The David Kirch Collection of Bank of England Notes Part II The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes World Banknotes

Hong Kong New York Hong Kong London London London New York New York London London

13005 316 CSS06 13004 13032 13033 316 317 13018 13034

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London London

13001 13002 13003

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York Hong Kong London New York New York London

13005 316 CSS06 13016 316 317 13017

The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

New York New York New York

An Evening of Exceptional Wines An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Hong Kong Hong Kong

13024 13031 13025 13026 13027 13028 13029 13030

COINS 11/12/13 January 15/16 January Early March 27 March 22/23 May 27 June 22 August 28/29 August 24 September 3 December BANKNOTES 11/12/13 January 15/16 January Early March 10/11 April 18 April 19 April 22/23 May 28/29 August 1/2 October 5 December MEDALS 25 April 25 July 21 November BONDS AND SHARES 11/12/13 January 15/16 January Early March 17 May 22/23 May 28/29 August 28 November AUTOGRAPHS 15/16 January 22/23 May 28/29 August

316 316 317

WINES 13 January Early March

The above sale dates are subject to change Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –

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