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INDIA - Postal History

1424  1864 (Mar 7) cover to England with 2a, 4a & 8p SG #43, 45 & 53, tied by Kurachee '29' duplex datestamps, Bombay transit on reverse & London EC 'AP 7/64' arrival datestamp in red on face, minor soiling. Nice tri-colour franking.
Lot 1424 [1 of 2]:1864 (Mar 7) cover to England with 2a, 4a & 8p SG #43, 45 & 53, tied by Kurachee '29' duplex datestamps, Bombay transit on reverse & London EC 'AP 7/64' arrival datestamp in red on face, minor soiling. Nice tri-colour franking. Lot 1424 [2 of 2]:1864 (Mar 7) cover to England with 2a, 4a & 8p SG #43, 45 & 53, tied by Kurachee '29' duplex datestamps, Bombay transit on reverse & London EC 'AP 7/64' arrival datestamp in red on face, minor soiling. Nice tri-colour franking.
150.00 120.00 R

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

976  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 use of formular air letter, headed 'SECURITY: - THINK - BEFORE YOU WRITE!!', to UK with good strike of 'FPO/No 46/21AUG45' datestamp, the letter headed "37/13 Ind HAA Regt 1A/SEAC" with fine strike of 'UNIT CENSOR/R.722' handstamp in violet used at Cocos. [On completion of the Cocos airstrip in March 1945, the garrison had built up to approx 5,000 personnel including contingents from the Royal Indian Air Force plus Indian and Sinhalese ground troops]
Lot 976:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 use of formular air letter, headed 'SECURITY: - THINK - BEFORE YOU WRITE!!', to UK with good strike of 'FPO/No 46/21AUG45' datestamp, the letter headed "37/13 Ind HAA Regt 1A/SEAC" with fine strike of 'UNIT CENSOR/R.722' handstamp in violet used at Cocos. [On completion of the Cocos airstrip in March 1945, the garrison had built up to approx 5,000 personnel including contingents from the Royal Indian Air Force plus Indian and Sinhalese ground troops]
300.00 625.00 sold
977  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
Lot 977:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Oct 25) stampless OAS airmail cover to England with an largely fine strike of the Indian 'FPO/No 46' datestamp used on Cocos, opened a tad roughly.
120.00 96.00 R
978  Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Nov 23) stampless airmail cover to GB with 'FPO No 46/23NOV45' datestamp used at Cocos, opened a tad roughly and some minor blemishes.
Lot 978:Indian Army FPO 46 1945 (Nov 23) stampless airmail cover to GB with 'FPO No 46/23NOV45' datestamp used at Cocos, opened a tad roughly and some minor blemishes.
100.00 270.00 sold
980  Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Nov 3) usage of formular air letter with a very fine strike of the 'RAFPOST 301' datestamp, the letter headed "Section B/RAF Station Cocos", The writer states 'The sun still shines on the Cocos Islands" and "the climate here is the best to be found in the Far East" & "Mail is still uncertain...", some mild spotting. [On completion of airstrip in March 1945, RAF squadrons '99' & '356' were relocated from the India-Burma region to Cocos, mail was serviced by RAF Post 301 datestamp]
Lot 980:Royal Air Force PO 301 1945 (Nov 3) usage of formular air letter with a very fine strike of the 'RAFPOST 301' datestamp, the letter headed "Section B/RAF Station Cocos", The writer states 'The sun still shines on the Cocos Islands" and "the climate here is the best to be found in the Far East" & "Mail is still uncertain...", some mild spotting. [On completion of airstrip in March 1945, RAF squadrons '99' & '356' were relocated from the India-Burma region to Cocos, mail was serviced by RAF Post 301 datestamp]
250.00 460.00 sold

BARBADOS - Postal History

1218
 1892-36 Cover Selection including Seal of Colony 1892-1903 Crown CA ¼d x10 on 1896 cover to USA, re-directed, ½d pair on 1900 cover to Niger Coast Protectorate, ½d block of 8 + 1d on 1902 registered printed cover to UK, Seal of Colony 1905 MCA 2½d on 1909 Isthmian Canal Commission cover to USA; later covers including 1929 registered to British Guiana with 2½d Seal pair, 1932 registered to British Guiana with 4d & ½d Seal, 1932 to St Lucia with ¼d Seal block of 4, Christ Church 'T'-in heart tax handstamp, St Lucia 1d Due added, 1934 Jones & Swan registered to Argentina with 2½d & 3d Seal, 1936 registered to India with ½d & 4d Seal, etc; condition variable but generally quite fine. Good lot. (22)
Lot 1218 [1 of 13]:1892-36 Cover Selection including Seal of Colony 1892-1903 Crown CA ¼d x10 on 1896 cover to USA, re-directed, ½d pair on 1900 cover to Niger Coast Protectorate, ½d block of 8 + 1d on 1902 registered printed cover to UK, Seal of Colony 1905 MCA 2½d on 1909 Isthmian Canal Commission cover to USA; later covers including 1929 registered to British Guiana with 2½d Seal pair, 1932 registered to British Guiana with 4d & ½d Seal, 1932 to St Lucia with ¼d Seal block of 4, Christ Church 'T'-in heart tax handstamp, St Lucia 1d Due added, 1934 Jones & Swan registered to Argentina with 2½d & 3d Seal, 1936 registered to India with ½d & 4d Seal, etc; condition variable but generally quite fine. Good lot. (22)Lot 1218 [2 of 13]:1892-36 Cover Selection including Seal of Colony 1892-1903 Crown CA ¼d x10 on 1896 cover to USA, re-directed, ½d pair on 1900 cover to Niger Coast Protectorate, ½d block of 8 + 1d on 1902 registered printed cover to UK, Seal of Colony 1905 MCA 2½d on 1909 Isthmian Canal Commission cover to USA; later covers including 1929 registered to British Guiana with 2½d Seal pair, 1932 registered to British Guiana with 4d & ½d Seal, 1932 to St Lucia with ¼d Seal block of 4, Christ Church 'T'-in heart tax handstamp, St Lucia 1d Due added, 1934 Jones & Swan registered to Argentina with 2½d & 3d Seal, 1936 registered to India with ½d & 4d Seal, etc; condition variable but generally quite fine. Good lot. (22)Lot 1218 [3 of 13]:1892-36 Cover Selection including Seal of Colony 1892-1903 Crown CA ¼d x10 on 1896 cover to USA, re-directed, ½d pair on 1900 cover to Niger Coast Protectorate, ½d block of 8 + 1d on 1902 registered printed cover to UK, Seal of Colony 1905 MCA 2½d on 1909 Isthmian Canal Commission cover to USA; later covers including 1929 registered to British Guiana with 2½d Seal pair, 1932 registered to British Guiana with 4d & ½d Seal, 1932 to St Lucia with ¼d Seal block of 4, Christ Church 'T'-in heart tax handstamp, St Lucia 1d Due added, 1934 Jones & Swan registered to Argentina with 2½d & 3d Seal, 1936 registered to India with ½d & 4d Seal, etc; condition variable but generally quite fine. Good lot. (22)
200.00 150.00 sold

EGYPT - Postal History

1298  1899 (Jul 29) cover to Mainpuri India with GB QV 1d lilac tied boxed 'PAQUEBOT' cancel, adjacent fine strike of 'SUEZ/29/VII/99' datestamp, Sea Post Office/C transit & Mainpuri arrival backstamp. Nice item.
Lot 1298 [1 of 2]:1899 (Jul 29) cover to Mainpuri India with GB QV 1d lilac tied boxed 'PAQUEBOT' cancel, adjacent fine strike of 'SUEZ/29/VII/99' datestamp, Sea Post Office/C transit & Mainpuri arrival backstamp. Nice item. Lot 1298 [2 of 2]:1899 (Jul 29) cover to Mainpuri India with GB QV 1d lilac tied boxed 'PAQUEBOT' cancel, adjacent fine strike of 'SUEZ/29/VII/99' datestamp, Sea Post Office/C transit & Mainpuri arrival backstamp. Nice item.
50.00 48.00 sold

GERMAN COLONIES GERMAN EAST AFRICA - Military - World War I Period

1350  1916 East Africa Campaign stampless cover to London cancelled on reverse large part Indian Type 'FPO 321' (Kahe) datestamp, with on face unframed two-line 'IEF B' FPO No 321/POSTAGE FREE' handstamp in black and fine boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/3329' handstamp in red, flap fault, otherwise fine.
Lot 1350:1916 East Africa Campaign stampless cover to London cancelled on reverse large part Indian Type 'FPO 321' (Kahe) datestamp, with on face unframed two-line 'IEF B' FPO No 321/POSTAGE FREE' handstamp in black and fine boxed 'PASSED BY CENSOR/3329' handstamp in red, flap fault, otherwise fine.
105.00 125.00 sold

GIBRALTAR - British Post Offices

1360
 1859-84 Issues on Cover with [1] 2½d rosy-mauve selection tied by 'A26' cancels comprising Pl 2 SG #Z24 on 1876 mourning cover to England and Pl 10, Pl 12 or PL13 SG #Z26 on 1878-79 separate covers to Genova or London x2; [2] 2½d blue SG #Z27 x4 tied by 'A26' cancels to 1880-84 separate covers comprising Pl 17 (to UK), Pl 19 (to France), Pl 20 (to Malta) & Pl 23 (to France); [3] 6d selection (i) 6d lilac SG #Z42 on 1860 cover to Liverpool; (ii) 6d lilac Pl 3 #Z43 on 1867 cover to London; (iii) 6d lilac Pl 5 #Z44 on 1869 cover to England; (iv) 6d grey Pl 12 #Z49 on 1873 cover to England; some small faults/blemishes, quite fine overall. (12)
Lot 1360 [1 of 6]:1859-84 Issues on Cover with [1] 2½d rosy-mauve selection tied by 'A26' cancels comprising Pl 2 SG #Z24 on 1876 mourning cover to England and Pl 10, Pl 12 or PL13 SG #Z26 on 1878-79 separate covers to Genova or London x2; [2] 2½d blue SG #Z27 x4 tied by 'A26' cancels to 1880-84 separate covers comprising Pl 17 (to UK), Pl 19 (to France), Pl 20 (to Malta) & Pl 23 (to France); [3] 6d selection (i) 6d lilac SG #Z42 on 1860 cover to Liverpool; (ii) 6d lilac Pl 3 #Z43 on 1867 cover to London; (iii) 6d lilac Pl 5 #Z44 on 1869 cover to England; (iv) 6d grey Pl 12 #Z49 on 1873 cover to England; some small faults/blemishes, quite fine overall. (12)Lot 1360 [2 of 6]:1859-84 Issues on Cover with [1] 2½d rosy-mauve selection tied by 'A26' cancels comprising Pl 2 SG #Z24 on 1876 mourning cover to England and Pl 10, Pl 12 or PL13 SG #Z26 on 1878-79 separate covers to Genova or London x2; [2] 2½d blue SG #Z27 x4 tied by 'A26' cancels to 1880-84 separate covers comprising Pl 17 (to UK), Pl 19 (to France), Pl 20 (to Malta) & Pl 23 (to France); [3] 6d selection (i) 6d lilac SG #Z42 on 1860 cover to Liverpool; (ii) 6d lilac Pl 3 #Z43 on 1867 cover to London; (iii) 6d lilac Pl 5 #Z44 on 1869 cover to England; (iv) 6d grey Pl 12 #Z49 on 1873 cover to England; some small faults/blemishes, quite fine overall. (12)Lot 1360 [3 of 6]:1859-84 Issues on Cover with [1] 2½d rosy-mauve selection tied by 'A26' cancels comprising Pl 2 SG #Z24 on 1876 mourning cover to England and Pl 10, Pl 12 or PL13 SG #Z26 on 1878-79 separate covers to Genova or London x2; [2] 2½d blue SG #Z27 x4 tied by 'A26' cancels to 1880-84 separate covers comprising Pl 17 (to UK), Pl 19 (to France), Pl 20 (to Malta) & Pl 23 (to France); [3] 6d selection (i) 6d lilac SG #Z42 on 1860 cover to Liverpool; (ii) 6d lilac Pl 3 #Z43 on 1867 cover to London; (iii) 6d lilac Pl 5 #Z44 on 1869 cover to England; (iv) 6d grey Pl 12 #Z49 on 1873 cover to England; some small faults/blemishes, quite fine overall. (12)
250.00 280.00 sold
   
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