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CEYLON

3122506 F 1857 Blued Paper 6d purple-brown, complete margins (close at left), minor colour diffusion, tidy bars cancel, Cat £450.
Lot 1659:1857 Blued Paper 6d purple-brown, complete margins (close at left), minor colour diffusion, tidy bars cancel, Cat £450.
160.00
2589278 * 1903-10 KEVII optd 'SPECIMEN', variously wmk Crown/CA (2c, 3c, 12c-75c) SG #265-74s range or Mult Crown/CA (5c, 6c, 10c) SG #289s, 291s & 294s. Very fresh, cat £190+. (10)
Lot 1660 [1 of 2]:1903-10 KEVII optd 'SPECIMEN', variously wmk Crown/CA (2c, 3c, 12c-75c) SG #265-74s range or Mult Crown/CA (5c, 6c, 10c) SG #289s, 291s & 294s. Very fresh, cat £190+. (10)Lot 1660 [2 of 2]:1903-10 KEVII optd 'SPECIMEN', variously wmk Crown/CA (2c, 3c, 12c-75c) SG #265-74s range or Mult Crown/CA (5c, 6c, 10c) SG #289s, 291s & 294s. Very fresh, cat £190+. (10)
70.00

CEYLON - Postal History

3114090  1931 (Aug 8) to UK with 9c KGV tied by Trincomalee datestamp, 'P.480/G(crown)R/FOUND OPEN OR DAMAGED/AND OFFICIALLY SECURED' labels tied by Cosham (Hants, UK) datestamps, roughly opened at top.
Lot 1661 [1 of 2]:1931 (Aug 8) to UK with 9c KGV tied by Trincomalee datestamp, 'P.480/G(crown)R/FOUND OPEN OR DAMAGED/AND OFFICIALLY SECURED' labels tied by Cosham (Hants, UK) datestamps, roughly opened at top. Lot 1661 [2 of 2]:1931 (Aug 8) to UK with 9c KGV tied by Trincomalee datestamp, 'P.480/G(crown)R/FOUND OPEN OR DAMAGED/AND OFFICIALLY SECURED' labels tied by Cosham (Hants, UK) datestamps, roughly opened at top.
70.00
3115784  1940 (Apr 2) Peradeniya registered cover to USA with 20c, 6c x3 & 2c KGVI Pictorials tied by Peradeniya datestamps, black on buff '(Arms)J/OPENED BY CENSOR' tape, Colombo & New York transits and Meriden (CT) arrival backstamp.
Lot 1662:1940 (Apr 2) Peradeniya registered cover to USA with 20c, 6c x3 & 2c KGVI Pictorials tied by Peradeniya datestamps, black on buff '(Arms)J/OPENED BY CENSOR' tape, Colombo & New York transits and Meriden (CT) arrival backstamp.
180.00
3114087  C.1944 (Apr 29) British Empire Service League/Canadian Legion cover to Ottawa from a Canadian Airman with 5c Coconut Palms tied by RAF Post/Colombo datestamp, 'RAF Censor/458' handstamp in violet, minor blemishes.
Lot 1663:C.1944 (Apr 29) British Empire Service League/Canadian Legion cover to Ottawa from a Canadian Airman with 5c Coconut Palms tied by RAF Post/Colombo datestamp, 'RAF Censor/458' handstamp in violet, minor blemishes.
48.00

AUSTRALIA Other Pre-Decimals

3111057
 1932 1/- Large Lyrebird on-cover usages comprising [1] 1/- yellow-green BW #145B (scarce on cover) plus 2d Anzac paying correct 1/2d rate to India; [2] 1/- green uprating 2d Stationery Envelope to pay 1/2d airmail rate to Ceylon, Calcutta & 'DOWN INDO CEYLON TPO' backstamps; [3] 1/- solo franking on 1937 airmail cover Sydney to Melbourne; the latter item a bit tatty.
Lot 322 [1 of 4]:1932 1/- Large Lyrebird on-cover usages comprising [1] 1/- yellow-green BW #145B (scarce on cover) plus 2d Anzac paying correct 1/2d rate to India; [2] 1/- green uprating 2d Stationery Envelope to pay 1/2d airmail rate to Ceylon, Calcutta & 'DOWN INDO CEYLON TPO' backstamps; [3] 1/- solo franking on 1937 airmail cover Sydney to Melbourne; the latter item a bit tatty. Lot 322 [2 of 4]:1932 1/- Large Lyrebird on-cover usages comprising [1] 1/- yellow-green BW #145B (scarce on cover) plus 2d Anzac paying correct 1/2d rate to India; [2] 1/- green uprating 2d Stationery Envelope to pay 1/2d airmail rate to Ceylon, Calcutta & 'DOWN INDO CEYLON TPO' backstamps; [3] 1/- solo franking on 1937 airmail cover Sydney to Melbourne; the latter item a bit tatty. Lot 322 [3 of 4]:1932 1/- Large Lyrebird on-cover usages comprising [1] 1/- yellow-green BW #145B (scarce on cover) plus 2d Anzac paying correct 1/2d rate to India; [2] 1/- green uprating 2d Stationery Envelope to pay 1/2d airmail rate to Ceylon, Calcutta & 'DOWN INDO CEYLON TPO' backstamps; [3] 1/- solo franking on 1937 airmail cover Sydney to Melbourne; the latter item a bit tatty.
65.00

AUSTRALIA - Postal History

3120020  1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny.
Lot 663 [1 of 2]:1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny. Lot 663 [2 of 2]:1914 (Oct 28) cover bearing KGV 1d red, sent Melbourne to China, censored in Ceylon where resealed with stamp selvedge (with marginal Control), tied by 'OPENED UNDER MARTIAL LAW' handstamp, Censor/A handstamp at lower left, backstamped Shanghai. Enclosed letter has had section excised, apparently by censor. Important association with events that led to 1915 Singapore Mutiny.
290.00

COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS - Military - World War II Period

3122900  Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)
Lot 1368 [1 of 2]:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)Lot 1368 [2 of 2]:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Oct 1) stampless OAS cover to England with fair strike of 'RAFPOST 301/1OCT45' datestamp, enclosed three-page letter headed "SECTION H / SECTION 301/RAF/CEYLON AIR FORCES" describes an ENSA concert by Gracie Fields compèred by her husband Monty Banks, but complains "the boys disagree with wasting transport to bring stars to the Far East, when the Government babbles about transport difficulties for getting the lads home;- and mail is held up in Ceylon owing to lack of of air facilities to bring it to the remote Cocos Islands!", cover with minor blemishes only. (4 items)
180.00

FRENCH COLONIES INDO-CHINA - Postal History

3114089  1906-36 Group comprising [1] 1906 printed envelope to Kanadukathan with 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp, alongside octagonal Ligne N/Paq Fr No 3 transit datestamp on reverse Tuticorin transit & Kanadukathan arrival datestamp; [2] 1907 cover addressed in native script to India & re-directed to Colombo bearing 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp on reverse Tuticorin & Experimental PO/M 872 transit backstamps; [3] 1936 cover to Kilasavalpatti with 15c Rice Fields tied by Saigon Central d/s and boxed Dalat slogan handstamp in black, on reverse Kilasavalpatti arrival datestamp. (3)
Lot 1756 [1 of 3]:1906-36 Group comprising [1] 1906 printed envelope to Kanadukathan with 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp, alongside octagonal Ligne N/Paq Fr No 3 transit datestamp on reverse Tuticorin transit & Kanadukathan arrival datestamp; [2] 1907 cover addressed in native script to India & re-directed to Colombo bearing 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp on reverse Tuticorin & Experimental PO/M 872 transit backstamps; [3] 1936 cover to Kilasavalpatti with 15c Rice Fields tied by Saigon Central d/s and boxed Dalat slogan handstamp in black, on reverse Kilasavalpatti arrival datestamp. (3)Lot 1756 [2 of 3]:1906-36 Group comprising [1] 1906 printed envelope to Kanadukathan with 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp, alongside octagonal Ligne N/Paq Fr No 3 transit datestamp on reverse Tuticorin transit & Kanadukathan arrival datestamp; [2] 1907 cover addressed in native script to India & re-directed to Colombo bearing 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp on reverse Tuticorin & Experimental PO/M 872 transit backstamps; [3] 1936 cover to Kilasavalpatti with 15c Rice Fields tied by Saigon Central d/s and boxed Dalat slogan handstamp in black, on reverse Kilasavalpatti arrival datestamp. (3)Lot 1756 [3 of 3]:1906-36 Group comprising [1] 1906 printed envelope to Kanadukathan with 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp, alongside octagonal Ligne N/Paq Fr No 3 transit datestamp on reverse Tuticorin transit & Kanadukathan arrival datestamp; [2] 1907 cover addressed in native script to India & re-directed to Colombo bearing 25c tied by Saigon Central datestamp on reverse Tuticorin & Experimental PO/M 872 transit backstamps; [3] 1936 cover to Kilasavalpatti with 15c Rice Fields tied by Saigon Central d/s and boxed Dalat slogan handstamp in black, on reverse Kilasavalpatti arrival datestamp. (3)
120.00
   
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