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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 1079 [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 1079 [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

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 1081:1940 (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
3128347  1945 (Aug 21) airmail cover to New York with 2r60c airmail rate franking tied by Colombo datestamps, uncensored as sent after the end of hostilities in Europe and in the Pacific. Probable route TATA to Karchi, BOAC horseshoe route to Teheran, Aden, Asmara, Khartoum & Cairo, thence to Rome, Paris & London where Type VI 'OAT' cachet applied, then taking North Atlantic route via Gander to New York.
Lot 1082:1945 (Aug 21) airmail cover to New York with 2r60c airmail rate franking tied by Colombo datestamps, uncensored as sent after the end of hostilities in Europe and in the Pacific. Probable route TATA to Karchi, BOAC horseshoe route to Teheran, Aden, Asmara, Khartoum & Cairo, thence to Rome, Paris & London where Type VI 'OAT' cachet applied, then taking North Atlantic route via Gander to New York.
240.00

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 307 [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 307 [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 307 [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

INDIA - First Flight Covers

2617244  1936 India - Ceylon Special Airmail (Dec 15) Beerindra Kumar & Co special cover with cachets on face and 1½a & 2a6p on back with poor Saharanpur cancels.
Lot 1491 [1 of 2]:1936 India - Ceylon Special Airmail (Dec 15) Beerindra Kumar & Co special cover with cachets on face and 1½a & 2a6p on back with poor Saharanpur cancels. Lot 1491 [2 of 2]:1936 India - Ceylon Special Airmail (Dec 15) Beerindra Kumar & Co special cover with cachets on face and 1½a & 2a6p on back with poor Saharanpur cancels.
60.00
   
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