Stamps and Covers of Asia

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Stamps and Covers of Asia

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(x) British Post Office in Siam (Bangkok)1882-85 "two cents" (wide "s") on 32c. pale red, cancelled by part firm's oval chop in blue and part Bangkok c.d.s., fine. S.G. 12, £3,250. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) British Post Office in Siam (Bangkok)1882-85 CA 4c. pale brown, a marvellous fine mint block of thirty (6x5), positions 5 and 6 on the top row showing variety overprint double. A great rarity of exhibition quality. Photocopy of B.P.A. Certificate. S.G. 17/17a, £9,800+. Photoprovenance:Prakaipet Indhusophon, March 1995"Sentosa", August 2015Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) British Post Office in Siam (Bangkok)1884 (27 May) envelope to Germany with printed "S.J. Smith's Printing Office,/Bangk'olém, Bangkok, Siam" at upper right, bearing 1883 CA 2c. pale rose in combination with Straits Settlements 1882 8c. orange, both neatly tied by fine "bangkok" c.d.s., showing red Singapore c.d.s. (3.6) with arrival datestamp (6.7) on reverse; the envelope with some age-spotting. An extremely rare mixed franking with only one other recorded by Michel Houde. Photoprovenance:Spink Singapore, September 2014Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

(x) BurmaEarly Letters1827 (13 July) lengthy entire letter written by Col. Edward Kelly from Moulmein to Capt. Henry Moore in London and redirected to Portsmouth, rated "8" and showing handstruck "2" with, on reverse, various English transit and arrival markings. A very rare letter being one of the earliest from Moulmein. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Letters1830 (5 Dec.) entire letter from Mergui to Calcutta showing, on reverse, Calcutta G.P.O. c.d.s. in red and framed "Inld Ptg - 2/Ship Do -2/(1 Ans". Scarce early letterNote: A post office was not established for Mergui before 1840provenance:Gerald Davis, March 1990Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Letters1840 (14 Jan.) entire letter from Tongkoo to London, marked "p Ann", rated "8" and showing framed "india letter/portsmouth" in red (crossed by light vertical filing crease) with arrival datestamp on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaThe "Bearing" and "Paid" DatestampsKyouk Phyoo1849 (1 Dec.) entre letter to Akyab showing, on reverse, very fine framed "kyuk phyoo/Bearing" (Type PS2; latest recorded date). Photoprovenance:Gerald Davis, March 1990Derek Filby, December 2017Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaThe "Bearing" and "Paid" DatestampsMoulmein1839 (29 July) entire letter to Bath, marked "To Calcutta via Rangoon", showing handstruck "8" and, on reverse, framed "moulmein/Paid" in red (Type PS1), Calcutta Ship Letter d.s. in black and red, and framed "india letter/liverpool". The only recorded example. Photoprovenance:Gerald Davis, March 1990"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Circular DatestampsRangoon1853 (29 Nov.) envelope with original letter ex the Gibbon correspondence to Aberdeen, written at Rangoon, showing on reverse manuscript "Bearing" and mainly fine "rangoon/november" double-ring d.s. (Type PS7) in red with red Calcutta, London (30.1) and green arrival datestamps alongside. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Circular DatestampsRangoon1854 (Mar.) envelope to Devon, marked "Via Southampton", rated "1/-" and showing, on reverse, manuscript "Paid 8 annas" and fine "rangoon/march" double-ring d.s. (Type PS11) partly overstruck by red Calcutta transit d.s. Photoprovenance:Gerald Davis, March 1990Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Circular DatestampsRangoon1854 (1 Apr.) envelope (with letter headed "Meeday") ex the Gibbon correspondence to Aberdeen, rated "1/10", showing framed "india" and, on reverse, mainly fine "rangoon/march" double-ring d.s. (Type PS11) with Calcutta, London and arrival datestamps; the top half of face panel with recipient's notation. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Circular DatestampsThayetmyo1854 (1 Aug.) unstamped envelope (with letter) ex the Gibbon correspondence to Aberdeen, marked "via Marseilles", rated "1/10", showing red framed "india" and, on reverse, very fine "thayetmyo/post office" double-ring d.s. in black (Type D1; earliest recorded date) and red Calcutta transit d.s.; recipient's notation across top half of face panel. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaEarly Circular DatestampsThayetmyo1856 (18 Apr.) unstamped envelope (with letter) ex the Gibbon correspondence to Aberdeen, marked "via Marseilles" and "By Khyook Phyoo", rated "1/-", showing red framed "india" and very fine "thayetmyo/po." double-ring d.s. in black (Type D2; earliest recorded date) with, on reverse, Calcutta and arrival datestamps. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaBengal ObliteratorsAkyab1856 (30 Mar.) entire to London, marked "pr P&O Steamer", bearing 1854 1a. Die I with just clear to large margins and 1855 8a. on blue glazed paper, both tied by "B/5" obliterator (superb on 8a.), showing manuscript "10d", framed "india paid" (additionally tying the 1a.), arrival Paid c.d.s. (14.5) and, on reverse, "akyab/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red with Decca and Calcutta transit datestamps; the face panel with a touch of soiling around adhesives. A rare franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaBengal ObliteratorsBassein1871 (9 Aug.) envelope to Hamburg, marked "Via Trieste", bearing 8p. and 4a. sharing sender's cachet and both cancelled "B/12" (Type K2, latest recorded date) in blue, showing "bassien/p.o." double-ring d.s. (Type D3; the only recorded date) in red alongside, blue crayon "10" with, on reverse, Calcutta and arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Rare and attractive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaBengal ObliteratorsNamayan1859 (20 Nov.) envelope to Prome, bearing ½a. tied by legible "B/136" (Type K2) and showing red arrival datestamp on reverse; the envelope with piece of flap missing. Rare, thought to be one of two recorded covers. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaBengal ObliteratorsRangoon1867 (July) envelope registered to Calcutta bearing, on reverse, 1a. brown (15), all clearly cancelled "B/156" (Type K3) and with one pair additionally tied by arrival Steamer Letter c.d.s. in red, the face panel with small "registered/no" handstamp (Type R3) and "rangoon/p.o." double-ring d.s. (Type D8). A spectacular registered franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaUnpaid "Bearing" CoversAkyab1868 (22 Feb.) unfranked entire to Amsterdam, marked "via France", rated "13a.4p.", showing "akyab/p.o." double-ring d.s., framed "india unpaid", "gb/1f62c" accountancy h.s., Calcutta transit c.d.s., red Marseilles entry datestamp and manuscript "1.10" (cents collected on arrival). A cover full of character. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaShip LettersAkyab1859 (3 July) ½a. stationery letter sheet to Calcutta, marked "Per Baltic", crossed by manuscript "Stamped", cancelled by unclear Bengal obliterator and showing, on reverse, fine framed "akyab/ship letter/paid" d.s. and similar for Calcutta, both struck in red; part of flap missing. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaShip LettersMoulmein1842 (13 Nov.) entire letter from Mergui to France, marked "Paid 1r7a" and "18" (decimes), showing oval-framed "india", framed "paquebots/de la/mediterranee" and, on reverse, a fine strike of the very rare "moulmein/ship letter/free" c.d.s. (Type SL3) in red applied in error and deleted in manuscript with Marseilles, Lyon and arrival datestamps alongside; small piece of face panel missing at foot. Very rare, only four or five examples recorded. PhotoNote: From a Catholic missionary (very unusual in Burma) to his bishop in Paris saying he is doing well & getting qu...

(x) BurmaShip LettersRangoon1854 (4 July) small entire letter to England headed "From Private John Kemp No. 2218 No. 1 Company 1st Madras Fusiliers" at Toungoo, countersigned by Commanding Officer, showing framed "india" and "2" charge mark on face, the reverse, which opens out well for display, shows a superb strike of the "rangoon/ship letter/free" double-ring h.s. (Type SL10) in scarlet, partially overstruck by Calcutta Ship Letter d.s. and London transit c.d.s. (25.9); small corner fault on face panel though an attractive and rare cover written on garrison duty shortly after the 2nd Burme...

(x) BurmaThe "All India" TypesHenzada (Sarawah)1877 (26 Mar.) envelope ex the Ferguson correspondence to Glasgow, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 2a. (, one defective) crossed by manuscript "Stamped" and tied by "henzada/r-4" duplex (Type KD4) and diamond of bars (Type K5). Most unusual. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampAllanmayo1881 (8 Nov.) double rate envelope ex the White correspondence to Surrey, bearing ½a. and 4a. vertical pairs tied by pen strokes and diamond of bars obliterator (Type K10) and showing, on reverse, "allanmayo" (Type D2) and arrival circular datestamps. Rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampHenzada (Sarawah)1877 (5 Mar.) envelope ex the Ferguson correspondence to Scotland, bearing 6a. with manuscript initials tied by diamond of bars (Type K5) and showing, on reverse, "henzada" c.d.s. (Type D5; almost three years earlier than recorded), Calcutta and arrival datestamps; the envelope with peripheral creases caused by contentsprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2014Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampMandalay1875 (26 Aug.) envelope registered to Calcutta bearing, on reverse, 1a. (6) cancelled by diamond of bars (Type K4; earliest recorded date) and showing Type R1 registration d.s. (earliest recorded date) with Rangoon and arrival datestamps alongside; the envelope with piece missing at right. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2014Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampMyanaung1886 (3 Nov.) envelope (complete with letter) from Captain Crawford of the 7th. Bombay Infantry at Myanoung during the 3rd. Burmese War, to Fife and redirected to Sterling, bearing ½a. and 4a. both cancelled by diamond of bars (Type K3; seventeen months later than recorded) and showing, on reverse, "myanoung" (Type D4; seventeen months later than recorded), Rangoon (5.11), Bombay (12.11) and arrival (30.11) c.d.s.; letter with some faults at top and envelope with trivial imperfections. Photoprovenance:Dr. Soli Contractor, Decemb...

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampPantanaw1880 (15 Feb.) envelope ex the White correspondence to Surrey, bearing ½a. (3) and 1a. (3), all tied by penstrokes, manuscript "Stamped" and diamond of bars obliterator (Type K10) and showing, on reverse, fine "pantanow" and arrival datestamps; some faults to both adhesives and envelope, though a very rare and most appealing franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampRangoon - Cantonment1881 (28 Dec.) 1½a. stationery card to Devon, clearly cancelled by diamond of bars (Type K4) and showing "rangoon c.r.h." c.d.s. (Type D3) alongsideprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampSandoway1880 (22 Apr.) 4½a. stationery envelope to Edinburgh, cancelled by diamond of bars (Type K4) and showing, on reverse, "sandoway" (Type D4) and arrival datestamps. The only recorded examples of these markingsprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaDiamond of Bars combined with Circular DatestampThayetmyo1880 (4 Mar.) envelope ex the Grindlay correspondence to London, bearing ½a. and 1a. (4), all cancelled by diamond of bars (Type K7; earliest recorded date) and showing "thayetmyo" c.d.s. (Type D8; earliest recorded date) alongside with arrival datestamp on reverse. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma"R" in Circle of Bars combined with Circular DatestampsLetpadan1891 (18 June) ½a. stationery envelope to Manila cancelled by "letpadan" c.d.s. (Type D2) and bearing, on reverse, 2a. tied by "r" in circle of bars (Type K1) and showing Rangoon transit d.s. alongside; the envelope with some light discolouration. The only recorded examples of these markings. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma"R" in Circle of Bars combined with Circular DatestampRangoon1880s/90s "on her majesty's service only" Telegram envelope bearing Official ½a. tied "r" in circle of bars with "rangoon" c.d.s. alongside. Very Scarce. Holcombe Opinion (1997). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma"R" in Circle of Bars combined with Circular DatestampsSinlumkaba1903 (19 Aug.) 2a. registered envelope to Dublin cancelled by "experimental p.o./r-36" c.d.s. (Type D1; the only recorded example), uprated with ½a. and 4a. cancelled by "r" in circle of bars (Type K1; the only recorded example), showing manuscript "B.O. No. 30", Bhamo registration h.s. and circular-framed "ar" in violet. Scarce and attractive. Photoprovenance:Gerald Davis, March 1990"Stoltz", September 2014Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaRangoon1916 (26 July) large piece bearing 1913 25r. orange and blue irregular block of twenty, each cancelled by "rangoon/par" segmented datestamp (Type PP8; earliest recorded date); two are damaged. An impressive multiple. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesBampon1900 (6 Dec.) 2½a. stationery envelope to USA, cancelled by superb "bampon/taunggyi" c.d.s. (Type D2; latest recorded date) and showing, on reverse, Rangoon, Sea Post Office and arrival datestampsprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesFort Stedman1890 (6 Feb.) 4½a. stationery envelope to Devon, clearly cancelled by "fort stedman" squared-circle d.s. (Type KD2) and showing, on reverse, Rangoon and Bombay transit datestampsprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesKawkareik1890 (15 Apr.) ½a. stationery envelope to Calicut, cancelled by fine "kawkareik" squared-circle d.s. (Type KD2; earliest recorded date) and showing Moulmein transit d.s. on reverseprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesMasein1898 (15 Jan.) 1a. on 1½a. stationery card to Ipswich, clearly cancelled by "masein/upper-chindwin" c.d.s. (Type D2) and showing Monywa, Rangoon and Sea Post Office transit datestamps; the card with some small faults. The only example recorded. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesNankan1899 (24 Jan.) 1a. on 1½a. stationery card from the Chonkpazet gold mine to London, clearly cancelled by "nankan/b.o./katha" c.d.s. (Type D2, the only recorded example) and showing Rangoon and Sea Post transit datestamps alongsideprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesOkpo - Henzada1892 (21 Dec.) 1a. on 1½a. stationery card to France cancelled by "okpo/henzada" c.d.s. (Type D2), showing Henzada, Rangoon, Bombay and Sea Post Office transit datestamps; the card with central vertical crease and repaired tear at foot. The only recorded cover from this officeprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2014Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesPaletwa1895 (23 Mar.) 2½a. stationery envelope to Eastbourne, clearly cancelled by fine "paletwa/akyab" c.d.s. (Type D2) and showing, on reverse, Akyab and arrival datestamps. The only recorded exampleprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesPort Blair - Andaman Islands1909 Official 15r. blue and olive-brown block of four neatly cancelled by two part strikes of "port blair" telegraphic datestamp, one with small thin and some perf separation, otherwise fine and of good appearance. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaCountry OfficesSatrogya1892 (9 Dec.) 1½a. stationery card to Germany, clearly cancelled by "satrogya" squared-circle d.s. (unseen by Proud), showing Rangoon (9.12) and Sea Post Office transit datestamps; the card crossed by heavy horizontal crease and a little soiled. A very rare cancellation which is known to have been used from 1892 to 1905Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaMilitary MailPacification1887 (6 Mar.) envelope (with letter) ex the Sandbach correspondence to Wales, bearing ½a. and 1a. (4, two with stained perfs) cancelled by "r" in circle of bars (Type K1; latest recorded date) and showing, on reverse, Minboo (Type D2; latest recorded date), Rangoon, Bombay and arrival datestamps; the contents of letter, headed "Shwaygoun Nr. Minbu", include "I marched here from Koutha Nr. Poung".. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaMilitary MailPacification1887 (11 June) envelope to Scotland, marked "via Brindisi", bearing 1a. (9) each cancelled by "burmese field/no 1/sub office" squared-circle d.s. (Type KD1) and showing, on reverse, Bombay and arrival datestamps; the envelope soiled and with other faults. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaMilitary MailGarrison Mail1841 (23 Feb.) soldier's entire letter headed "From Bombardier Stanton B Company 3rd Battalion Artillery" to Lancashire, countersigned by Commanding Officer, showing "soldiers and seamans letter/4/by ship" circular h.s. (In. Sol. 7) and, on reverse, fine oval-framed "moulmein/free" in red with manuscript date "2nd March 41" inserted partly overstruck by London transit c.d.s. (2.8) and Bolton arrival datestamp. The contents discuss the French attempts to curry favour with the Burmese with influence being put on the King at Ava by Prince Tharrawaddy to receive...

(x) BurmaMilitary MailGarrison Mail1867 (11 May) envelope to Yorkshire, headed "From Private H. Hessey No. 8 Co. 2/19th" at Thayetmyo, countersigned by Commanding Officer, bearing 8p. (corner defect) tied by "B/179" obliterator, the reverse with partially legible Thayetmyo and arrival datestamps (both torn on opening) and Calcutta transit d.s. Photoprovenance:Gerald Sattin, June 2008Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaMilitary MailGarrison Mail1891 (6 July) partly printed soldier's envelope from a Private in the 2nd Battn Devonshire Regiment, countersigned by Commanding Officer, bearing 9pi. tied by "bhamo" squared-circle d.s. (Type KD2) and showing, on reverse, Rangoon, Bombay and arrival datestamps. Photoprovenance:"Stoltz", September 2013Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) BurmaMilitary MailGarrison Mail1898 (7 Sept.) Soldiers' and Seamans' 1a. on 9p. envelope to Birmingham from a Transport Sergeant-Major at Rangoon, countersigned by Commanding Officer, neatly cancelled by Rangoon Cantonment segmented c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Rangoon and Sea Post Office datestampsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma1937 25r. orange and blue block of four, mint with slightly off-white gum, the lower pair unmounted, fine. A rare multiple. S.G. 18, £6,800. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma1971 (June) First Burmese Socialist Part Congress, a first proof of the miniature sheet on gummed paper (260x240mm.) showing colour bars and marked "F293", the order for 100,000 sheets to the printer with a list of instructions for seven alterations marked "F293) and a final proof on gummed in approved colours, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma1973 (Feb.) National Census, 15p. enlarged watercolour essay (160x102mm.) in a design by Min Naing in a design partially incorporated in the issued stamp executed on thick card (274x214mm.) showing colour patches at lower left. DelightfulSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Burma1975 (Dec.) International Women's Year, five stamp-size handpainted essays in various designs of which two were selected (50p. and 2k.), each executed on thick card (slightly larger than design) and affixed to card (172x217mm.), each with suggested denomination written alongside. SuperbSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) CambodiaRoyal Mail1868 (5 Dec.) letter from Somdach Prea Norodom, the King of Cambodia, on royal stationery with handstamp in red and large embossed seal, from the Palace of Phnom-pimb to Dr. House in Bangkok and written in English enquiring whether the gift of two boxes had been received; complete with yellow silk envelope, which enclosed the letter, showing part of the wax seal (detached) though the address label has ben lost. Also a copy of Dr. House's response explaining the difficulty of getting a reply and goes on to mention the installation of telegraphs in Cambodia along with the t...

(x) ChinaMunicipal PostsNanking1894 (Apr.) Philander Smith Memorial Hospital envelope to New York, bearing 1892-94 5c. Grant (oxidised) tied by a good strike of "u.s. postal agency/shanghai" duplex; the reverse with a good strike of the large garter "local post agency nanking" postmark in blue, a large part strike of San Francisco transit and New York arrival c.d.s. (27.5). Part of the flap is missing, light crease and some age marks. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaMunicipal PostsShanghaiA small group of covers with 1893 5c. postal stationery envelope uprated 1c., registered locally with fine strikes of the squared registered c.d.s. and the boxed registered handstamp in red; 1893 1c. postal stationery envelope used locally and uprated ½c. on 1c. and 1c. on 20c.; 1896 1c. letter card sent from Ningpo to Shanghai; plus 1886 Belgium 25c. letter card (with margins) uprated 10c. sent from Brussels to Shanghai, a group of backstamps include fine Shanghai Local Post. (4 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

ChinaPostal HistoryCustoms DatestampsKowloon: 1893 (6 July) printed "on service" envelope to Macao, bearing Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by a neat strike of the "customs/kowloon" c.d.s. type C1 and Hong Kong c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, the reverse with a further Kowloon c.d.s. partly overstruck by the arrival c.d.s.; vertical fold, a good cover paying printed paper rate. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaPostal HistoryCustoms DatestampsKowloon: 1904 (31 Dec.) envelope to Shanghai,bearing K.E.VII 4c. tied by double circle Hong Kong c.d.s. with a good strike of the "customs/kowloon" type C2 c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with Shanghai Local Post arrival (4.1). Fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaPostal HistoryPaid HandstampsCanton: 1897 (26 Nov.) stampless envelope to Hong Kong, bearing a fine strike of the bilingual; "paid" handstamp in red and a fine strike of the Canton Dollar dater, light Hong Kong arrival c.d.s. on the reverse (27.11). Clean and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaPostal HistoryPaid HandstampsPeking: 1897 (31 Aug.) envelope to Rangoon bearing a fair strike of the bilingual "paid" handstamp in black with Peking Dollar dater at left, the reverse with Shanghai Dollar daters in blue, Shanghai and Hong Kong c.d.s. and Rangoon arrival (28.9). Photoprovenance:Gerald DavisSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

China1878-83 Small Dragons1893 (24 Nov.) envelope from a Catholic mission in Chen-si to Italy, bearing Hong Kong 2c. carmine (4, some glue staining) tied by British Post Office Hankow c.d.s. and Small Dragon 3ca. tied by Shanghai seal in black, French packet c.d.s., redirected to Florence, the reverse with Shanghai, Hong Kong and Pesci c.d.s. A remarkable and highly desirable franking, hand-carried to Hankow, underpaid and cancelled in Hankow before delivery to the Chinese postal system. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buye...

(x) China1905 (1 Aug.) Maus picture postcard to Germany, bearing 1897 Small Figures 4c. on 4ca. tied by Shantung lunar c.d.s. in combination with Kiaochow 3pf. pair tied by Tsingtau c.d.s. and showing Lichtenthal arrival (20.9); small stain in corner, otherwise fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPostal Stationery1897 First Issue Coiling Dragon; 1901 (19 Jan.) 1c. card to Germany, uprated with C.I.P. 10c. green cancelled by fine strikes of the Peking dated oval, marked "Feldpostkarte", showing "k.d. feld-post station/no 2" (20.3) and Halle arrival (3.5) datestampsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPostal Stationery: 1910 (4 Apr.) 1c. Coiling Dragon card registered to Germany, uprated with I.C.P. 3c. and 10c. cancelled by Peking bilingual c.d.s. and bearing "Vom Ausland über/Bahnp. 18" red and black registration label (from foreign by TPO 18) and with Munich arrival c.d.s. (17.4); central bend. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPostal Stationery: 1927 Bank of Communication 2c. card, set of four, fine unused plus two additional Shanghai bank building. Han 3-6. (6 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaManchukuo1941 postal stationery picture postcards unused, a selection with 2f., 2f. uprated with 1f. (4) and 2f. + 1f. (9); a few with light age marks. (14 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsBilingual Datestamp: Antung (Liaoning): 1929 (5 Jan.) picture postcard being a travelling postcard sent to Holland and then Belgium, the picture side bearing 1c. Junk pair tied by a good strike of the Antung bilingual c.d.s., with Netherlands 3c. tied by Dieren c.d.s., there is a further, very fine strike of the Antung c.d.s. on reverse. An unusual example of this scarce postmarkSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsBritish Office Tombstone: Shanhaikan: c.1905 group of picture postcards bearing C.I.P. frankings, three from Shanhaikwan to Langfang bearing numbered boxed cancellations, a further card of Shanhaikwan to London with a poor tombstone cancellation, plus a philatelic card bearing C.I.P. ½c. tied by Ping Zhao Private Bank in large unframed Chinese characters with boxed "Peking/Kaiserbalast". (5 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail: 1902-06 a group with 1902 envelope from Constantinople to Canton with an array of backstamps; 1904 chromo-litho card of Udenheim to Tsingtau and forwarded to Tungchow with Kiaochow bilingual c.d.s. in blue, Tsinan and Tungchow lunar daters, some rubbing; 1906 postcard of steamer 'Liutpold' from Munich to Shanghai and forwarded to Chungking bearing Bavaria 1pf tied by despatch c.d.s., I.C.P. 1c. tied by Shanghai lunar dater plus Shanghai bilingual, Ichang and Chungking lunar daters. A good group. (3 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in ad...

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsPaotiing: 1901-05 a group of picture postcards with 1901 card bearing Paoting Dollar dater, I.C.P. 4c. (corner missing) tied by Peking dated oval and with German feldpost no.2 c.d.s. and regiment handstamp; 1902 card to France with I.C.P. 4c. tied by the Paoting dated oval; 1905 card to Germany bearing I.C.P. 5c. tied by a neat strike of Paoting bilingual c.d.s. along with several other transit c.d.s. (3 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsPicture Postcards: A selection of cards used through the German Post Office, many view cards with postmarks from Shanghai, Peking and Tientsin; Shanghai showing different frankings and postmarks, Peking mostly 1901-04 5pf., and Tientsin with several cards bearing the boxed regimental handstamp. (67 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsPicture Postcards: A good accumulation of cards which includes views, social scenes plus some art cards, propaganda and others, nearly all are used and a few better postmarks noticed including a few China/German feldpost combinations. An impressive quantity. (226 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaCovers and CancellationsA miscellaneous selection of covers and cards which includes many picture postcards, many better items including cancelled by Shanghai Local Post, I.C.P. cancelled by Russian and other postmarks, a good selection of bilingual c.d.s. including scarcer and other Chinese postmarks, some combination covers, Telegraph receipts, Prisoner of War covers; a good range of picture postcards from early examples, chromo-litho, some good views including real photocards with a close-up of Shanghai motor bus and many more. An interesting and very varied lot which includes item...

(x) ChinaPeople's RepublicW Series; a group of internal covers with examples from W4, W8 (3), W11 (2), W15 (2) one registered, W16, W17 (3), W18 (5) one registered and W19; condition is quite mixed as usual. (17 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPeople's RepublicA selection of printed envelope with coloured illustrations on the reverse, with examples from different series, some stamp related including W series issues including the Red Lantern and Bridges. All are unused. (50 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPeople's Republic1970-75 picture envelopes depicting scenes from Taking Tiger Mountain (N1) including the image of one of the issued designs; c.1970 group of covers with illustrations on reverse relating Revolutionary Literature and Art (W50 showing scenes from the Red Lantern and the White Haired Girl; and 1971 illustrated envelopes (2) showing scenes from Piano Music (Red Lantern) (W17), the pictures are different from the issued stamps. All are used. (11 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPeople's RepublicA selection of printed envelope with coloured illustrations on the reverse, all are used, some pictures of W series issues including The Red Lantern, The White Haired Girl and other opera scenes plus Bridges and others, some used with W series stamps including W11, W15, (2), W21 (2); a few are with their original letters and some duplication. Condition is mixed as usual. A valuable collection. (116 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaPeople's RepublicAn accumulation of covers and cards which includes some military (4), a variety of frankings including illustrated and propaganda covers, a group with their original letters and includes registered, insured and air mail; also some modern postcards and covers. Good quantitySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeCanton: 1901 (21 Dec.) large envelope to England, bearing C.I.P. ½c. (8) and 2c. (3) tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s., with Hong Kong Q.V. 10c. blue cancelled by Canton type 4 I.P.O. tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s., the reverse with Sunderland arrival datestamp (22.1). A spectacular frankingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeFoochow: 1898 (15 Sept.) neat envelope to Paris bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 5c. rose-red pair tied by Foochow Dollar dater, the address side with two further strikes of the Foochow Dollar dater and Hong Kong 5c. blue (2) tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. (19.9) and French packet boat datestamp, redirected on arrival with and array of French c.d.s. and with Mamers arrival (23.10). A delightful cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeHankow: 1898 (27 May) commercial envelope to Austria, bearing C.I.P. 1c. chrome-yellow pair tied by Hankow Dollar dater with Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Hong Kong (3.6) c.d.s. and with French packet boat datestamp, the reverse with Blue Vienna arrival c.d.s. (6.7). Some light ageing around the edges. Scarce printed paper rate mail and an unusual route via Hong Kong as the mail from Hankow should have been sent via Shanghai. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeIchang: 1901 (11 Apr.) 1c. postal stationery card to Hull uprated C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. tied by Ichang bilingual c.d.s., used with Hong Kong 2c. green tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and with Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. in the lower corner (18.4); also 1901 29 (Apr.) a similar envelope from the same correspondence but this time the Chinese stamps cancelled by Chungking bilingual c.d.s. Both cards with vertical crease, the latter with a tiny fragment missing from top. An interesting pair of cards sent from a house boat on the Yangtze River. PhotoSubject to 20% V...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeKiukiang: 1898 (17 Sept.) envelope to the Isle of Man, bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by a superb strike of the Kiukiang Dollar dater (reversed "S" in date) with Hong Kong 5c. blue pair alongside tied by Shanghai c.d.s., the reverse with faint Shanghai Dollar Dater and Douglas arrival c.d.s. (24.10). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeNingpo: 1898 (7 Nov.) reply half of Hong Kong "4 cents" on 3c. postcard to Australia bearing a fine strike of the Ningpo Dollar dater with Shanghai Dollar dater alongside, the card cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. with Hong Kong transit (18.11) and the arrival Sydney c.d.s. (16.12) partly covering the Ningpo dater. Fine and most unusual for this card to be sent via the Chinese postal service. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeNingpo: 1898 (12 Nov.) envelope to Paris, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by a good strike of the Ningpo Dollar dater with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Shanghai c.d.s. with a fine strike of French "ligne n/paq. fr. no.8" (19.11), the reverse with Shanghai Dollar dater and Hong Kong transit (18.11). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficePagoda Anchorage: 1898 (15 Dec.) envelope to Paris, bearing I.C.P. 10c. green tied by neat pa-kua with a fine strike of Pagoda Anchorage Dollar chop on lower corner with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Hong Kong (20.12) c.d.s., the reverse with Paris arrival (21.1) with month inverted. Fine and scarce mail from Pagoda Anchorage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficePakhoi: 1897 (30 Aug.) envelope to Germany, bearing Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by a fine strike of the Pakhoi Dollar dater, the reverse with Hong Kong transit (2.9) and Weinbohla arrival (13.10). A rare and extraordinary cover, all Pakhoi Dollar daters to overseas destinations are very elusive, cancelling a Hong Kong stamp possibly unique. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficePeking: 1898 (27 Oct.) front of parcel wrapper to London, bearing I.C.P. 5c. and 20c. (3) tied by Peking dated oval with a further strike at side, used with Hong Kong 50c. on 48c. cancelled by Shanghai (11.11) c.d.s. with the Shanghai Foreign and Colonial Parcel Post label alongside. A dramatic franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeShanghai: 1898 (15 Aug,) picture post card to Austria "via Brindisi per S.S. 'Parramatta'", bearing I.C.P. 4c. tied by Shanghai Dollar dater with a pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (15.8), part Hong Kong transit (19.8) and St. Marein arrival (18.9). Fresh and fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeShanghai: 1898 (5 Dec.) coloured picture post card (Hirsbrunner & Co) to Belgium, bearing I.C.P. ½c. (2), 1c. and 2c. tied by Shanghai Dollar dater with a pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s., with Hong Kong transit (8.12) and Brussels arrival (9.1); fine. Also 1898 19 Mar.) 1c. postal stationery card uprated C.I.P. 1c. (3) cancelled by fine strikes of Shanghai pa-kua with Hong Kong 2c. carmine (2) tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (12.3) with Hong Kong (25.3) and Eupen arrival (23.4), Shanghai Local Post despatch c.d.s on the message sid...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeShanghai: 1899 (8 Mat) commercial envelope registered to Switzerland, bearing a pair of I.C.P. 10c. tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. with a pair of Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. and the Shanghai "I.P.O." boxed tieprint, with Chinese and British P.O. registration handstamps. Clean and fine, a good cover. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeShanghai: 1899 (13 Nov.) picture post card of Shanghai public garden to Germany, bearing I.C.P. 2c. (2) tied by Shanghai pa-kua with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. and a fine strike of the "I.P.O." tieprint, with Shanghai Local Post despatch and Dulmen arrival (3.12); fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeTientsin: 1898 (19 Nov.) envelope to England, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by Tientsin pa-kua in bluish with the Customs (removed) Tientsin c.d.s. alongside, with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (23.11), showing Cheltenham datestamp (31.12) and redirected to Weston Super Mare, the reverse with Shanghai Dollar dater. A late use of the pa-kuaSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeWei-Hai-Wei: 1901 (Mar.) opened-out envelope to Rawalpindi bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 10c. tied by a light strike of the double-circle "wei-hai-wei" postmark and Shanghai transit, with pair of Hong Kong 5c. blue tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and showing Tuticorn transit (11.4); a few light are marks. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeA small group of picture post cards with Amoy 1900 (20 Nov.) card to Kent with I.C.P. 4c. tied by Amoy bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 4c. grey tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. (22.11); Canton 1899 (17 Mar.) card to Germany bearing I.C.P. 4c. tied by Canton Dollar dater and pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Hong Kong (18.3) c.d.s. with Dresden arrival (15.4); Peking 1899 (16 Nov.) card to Germany bearing I.C.P. ½c. (4) and 1c. (2) tied by Peking bilingual c.d.s., with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai (22.11) c.d.s. with Shanghai bilingu...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsAmoy: 1899 (3 Nov.) Hong Kong 1c. postal stationery card to Austria, bearing I.C.P. 1c. and 2c. tied by Amoy bilingual c.d.s. and Saleburg arrival, with Hong Kong 4c. grey cancelled by a fine strike of the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s., the card also cancelled in Hong Kong. Written in Volapuk (with translation). A fine and interesting card, the Hong Kong 1c. being accepted by the Chinese Post Office for postage. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsAmoy: 1900 (19 Oct.) 1c. Coiling Dragon stationery card (second issue) to Switzerland, uprated I.C.P. ½c. (2) and 1c. (2, trimmed perfs. on two sides) cancelled by Amoy bilingual c.d.s. with pair of Hong Kong 2c. green cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s., with French packet boat datestamp and Geneva arrival c.d.s. (21.11), Clean and fine. Photoprovenance:Christopher D'Almada, November 1990Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: Type 1; 1899 (8 Dec.) 1c. Coiling Dragon stationery card registered to Italy, uprated I.C.P. 1c., 2c. and 10c. tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s. and bearing the large "R", with Hong Kong 2c. carmine (2) and 10c. purple on red cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s. (9.12), with Brindisi and Milan arrival c.d.s. (5.1.). An appealing registered card. Webb's Guide R. Photoprovenance:Christopher D'Almada, November 1990Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: Type 1; 1899 (14 Dec.) picture post card of Canton to Germany bearing the Canton bilingual despatch c.d.s. with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and with Bremen arrival c.d.s. (17.1), unusually without any other postal markings. Fine. Photoprovenance:Christopher D'Almada, November 1990Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintCanton: Type 1; 1901 (30 Aug.) picture post card to Germany, bearing I.C.P. 4c. tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s., with Hong Kong 4c. grey cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (31.8) c.d.s. and a very faint arrival c.d.s. Webb's Guide R. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: Type 3; 1899 (4 Aug.) opened-out commercial envelope to Germany "Per English Mail via Hong Kong" bearing, on the reverse. I.C.P. 5c. block of six cancelled by Canton bilingual c.d.s., a further strike on the address side with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red (3) cancelled by the small boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s. (5.8). Originally marked "registered" but this has been crossed through, despite being paid for. An impressive cover. Webb's Guide R. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information plea...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: Type 3; 1899 (13 Nov.) part parcel wrapping to San Francisco, bearing I.C.P. 20c. and $1 tied by a fine strike of Canton bilingual c.d.s., with Hong Kong 20c. on 30c. grey-green (6) cancelled by the small boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (14.11) c.d.s. A few light age marks, a good franking. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: Type 3; 1900 (19 Jan.) part of parcel, bearing Hong Kong 1898 $1 on 96c. grey-black (5) cancelled by the small boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and neat Hong Kong c.d.s. Fine and attractive. These high value parcels usually contained human hair being sent to San Francisco. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1899 (Apr.) commercial envelope to London, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by a large part strike of the Chefoo Dollar dater, with pair of Hong Kong 5c. blue cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai (18.4) c.d.s., the reverse with neat London arrival (22.7). Fine. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1899 (May) buff envelope to Denmark, bearing I.C.P. 10c. with by a fine strike of Chefoo bilingual c.d.s., alongside Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (3.6); the reverse with Shanghai and Hong Kong transit c.d.s. plus the arrival c.d.s. (10.7). Fine and scarce mail to Denmark. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1899 (13 July) envelope to Bath, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by Chefoo bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 10c. purple of red cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (17.7), redirected on arrival and Bath c.d.s. (21.8) additionally tied the Chinese stamp; the reverse with Shanghai, Bath and Morthoe c.d.s. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1899 (8 Nov.) visiting card envelope sent printed paper rate to Egypt bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 2c. tied by Chefoo bilingual c.d.s., Hong Kong 2c. carmine cancelled by the boxed I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (13.11) with Shanghai bilingual and Alexandria arrival (11.12). Being such a small envelope the adhesives and postmarks rather fill the reverse. An unusual and pleasing cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1899 (11 Nov.) a large and dramatic printed envelope to Kent, bearing I.C.P. 10c. (6) and 20c. tied by Chefoo bilingual c.d.s. used in combination with Hong Kong 5c. blue (16) cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai (13.11) c.d.s.; redirected on arrival from Beckenham to Pinner, Middlesex, the reverse with Hatch End (16.12) c.d.s. There is some minor soiling, mostly confined to the reverse. A stunning cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buy...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1900 (20 Jan.) envelope to London, bearing I.C.P. 5c. pair tied by Chefoo bilingual c.d.s., with pair of Hong Kong 5c. blue cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s.(1.2), the reverse with indistinct Shanghai transit. Vertical crease. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChungking: Type 1; 1899 (13 June) envelope to England, bearing C.I.P. 2c. orange and 4c. bistre-brown pair tied by superb strikes of the Chungking bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by a superb strike of the unframed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (26.6), the reverse with Shanghai c.d.s. overstruck by Slough arrival (3.7). A stunning and highly important cover, this is the earliest recorded date of the Chungking bilingual c.d.s. and the tieprint is rated RR in Webb's Guide. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsFoochow: 1900 (2 Jan.) textured envelope registered to France, bearing I.C.P. 5c. (2) and 10c. tied by Foochow bilingual c.d.s. and large "R" with manuscript registration number alongside, with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red pair tied by a single strike of the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and without any datestamp, large mark in blue crayon and Paris transit, the reverse with the handstamp of the French consulate and part arrival c.d.s. Unusual without the Hong Kong datestamp and was possibly sent via Amoy. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsFoochow: 1902 (1 Aug.) picture postcard to French Guinea, bearing I.C.P. 4c. tied by a neat strike of the Foochow bilingual c.d.s. with pair of Hong Kong Q.V. 2c.. green with a fine strike of the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Victoria c.d.s. (6.8) and with Aden (25.8), Zanzibar (1.9) and Conakry arrival c.d.s.; a heavy vertical folding crease, a very unusual destination. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsHangchow: Type 2; 1900 (29 May) opened-out envelope registered to Germany bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 10c. (2) tied by Hangchow bilingual c.d.s. with straight-line "settlement" between, the address side with a block of four Hong Kong 5c. blue cancelled by a neat and central strike of the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (4.6), with Chinese and British P.O. "R" registration handstamps with manuscript registration number, Shanghai transit and Lichtenthal arrival (8.7). A fine and desirable example of this rare tieprint (R...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsHankow: Type 2; 1899 (5 Aug.) grey envelope registered to Germany, bearing I.C.P. ½c., 2c., 4c. 10c. and 20c. tied by Hankow bilingual c.d.s., Hong Kong 1891 20c. on 30c. grey-green pair cancelled by a fine strike of the small boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (9.8), with Chinese and British P.O. "R" handstamps; the reverse with Shanghai and Hong Kong transit c.d.s. and Goldberg arrival (18.9). A fine and highly appealing cover. The tieprint is RR in Webb;s guide. Photoprovenance:Ryohei Ishikawa, December 1980Christopher D'...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsHankow: Type 3; 1899 (4 Aug.) Japanese picture stationery card to Belgium, bearing I.C.P. 4c. tied by a fine strike of Hankow bilingual c.d.s., with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine cancelled by a superb strike of this rare boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and light Shanghai c.d.s. (7.8), with Shanghai and Hong Kong transit c.d.s. plus Brussels arrival (10.9). A superb example of this elusive tieprint (Webb's Guide RRR). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsKiungchow: 1900 (2 Aug.) China 1c. postal stationery card to Southsea with I.C.P. 2c. pair tied by neat strikes of th Kiungchow bilingual c.d.s., with Hong Kong 4c. grey cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint (Webb's Guide R) and Hong Kong c.d.s. (4.8); a light vertical crease. Written from Hoihow the message reads, "So far all well - town all crazed over a religious festival. Many bad hats in the crowd. A British and French Man of War in the harbour also a Chinese Man of War and a Customs cruiser. News from the North very black....

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsKiungchow: 1903 (31 Oct.) small envelope to U.S.A., bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by Kiungchow bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 10c. blue cancelled by a good strike of the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Victoria double-circle c.d.s. (3.11) and Mail Room timed c.d.s., the reverse with overlapping Seattle and Washington machine postmarks. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsKiungchow: 1904 (15 June) envelope from the American Presbyterian Mission Hainan to U.S.A., bearing I.C.P. 1c. (2) and 4c. (2) tied by Kiungchow bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong K.E.VII 10c. cancelled by a fine strike of the "I.P.O." tieprint only, the reverse with Hong Kong c.d.s. (18.6) and Philadelphia arrival (18.7). A good cover, unusual to have a K.E.VII adhesive and one not cancelled by the datestamp. Photoprovenance:Christopher D'Almada, November 1990Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Term...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsPakhoi: 1900 (6 Aug.) 1c. stationery card registered to "Austria via Hong Kong" uprated with I.C.P. 2c. pair and 5c. pair cancelled by either Pakhoi bilingual c.d.s. or large "R", with Hong Kong 2c. carmine pair and 10c. purple on red cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (11.8) c.d.s.; with large encircled number in blue crayon, Yokohama to Marseille packet datestamp and St.Marein arrival (13.9). An appealing registered card. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsPakhoi: 1900 (21 Nov.) 1c. postal stationery card to Great Yarmouth uprated I.C.P. 1c. and 2c. cancelled by Pakhoi bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 2c. green cancelled by light strikes of the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (25.11) c.d.s.; a few light age marks. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsPakhoi: 1904 (15 June) a long envelope to Rugby, England "By courier service via Kamchow, Nanning, Mengtze, Yunnanfu, Yungchang, Tengyueh and Burma" and similar instructions in Chinese, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by Pakhoi bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 2c. green cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint only plus a superb strike of Tengyueh bilingual c.d.s. and Hopei lunar c.d.s.; a fine array of backstamps chart the journey with Mengtze, Yamchow, Hsiakuan, Poyai, Yungchang, Yunnanfu and Nanning. There is a vertical crease and light so...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsPeking: Type 1; 1899 (11 July) envelope to France, bearing I.C.P. 2c. carmine (5) tied by Peking bilingual c.d.s., with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by the diminutive boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (17.7); fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsPeking: Type 2; 1899 (10 Aug.) envelope registered to Finland, bearing I.C.P. 10c. (3) tied by light strikes of Paoting Dollar dater, with Hong Kong 30c.. grey-green cancelled by the boxed type 2 "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai (16.8) c.d.s., with bilingual Registered handstamp and "R" in circle, the reverse with Peking and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., Hong Kong (25.8). Russian transit (16.9) and Tammerfors arrival (1.10). The address side with a faint French packet datestamp (26.6) and a straight-line handstamp indicating disinfection w...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsShamshui: 1902 (2 Feb.) opened-out envelope registered to Belgium bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 20c. tied by Shamshui bilingual c.d.s. and large "R", the address side with Hong Kong 20c.. on 30c. grey-green cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and double-ring Hong Kong Registered c.d.s. (5.2) along with Shamshui bilingual, large "R" and boxed "piroscafi/estero", the reverse with Canton bilingual and Belgian c.d.s. Webb's Guide for the tieprint, R. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Term...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSantuao: 1901 (24 May) envelope to Ireland, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by pencil stroke and a fine strike of Santuao bilingual c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, with Hong Kong 10c. blue cancelled by the boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (29.5) c.d.s., the reverse with Pagoda Anchorage bilingual c.d.s. and H&K Packet c.d.s. (9.7), a small section of the flap missing. A rare and desirable cover. Webb concludes that this tieprint was applied in Foochow (though there are minor differences) as this is a sub office of Foochow (if rat...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSwatow: Type 1; 1899 (4 May) envelope registered to Austria, bearing I.C.P. 5c. (4) tied by Swatow Dollar dater with a fine strike of the boxed Swatow registered handstamp in red, with Hong Kong 20c. on 30c. grey-green cancelled by the type 1 boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s., French packet datestamp alongside and, on the reverse, Meran arrival datestamp (2.6). A fine and appealing cover. Webb's Guide for the tieprint, RR. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSwatow: Type 1; 1900 (5 Nov.) 1c. postal stationery card to Yorkshire, uprated I.C.P. 1c. and 2c. cancelled by neat strikes of Swatow bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 4c.. grey cancelled by the type 1 boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (6.11) c.d.s. Fresh and fine. Photoprovenance:Christopher D'Almada, November 1990Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSwatow: Type 3; 1901 (25 Mar.) envelope registered to Germany bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 20c. tied by Swatow bilingual c.d.s., the address side with a good strike of the boxed Swatow registration handstamp in red, Hong Kong 20c. on 30c. grey-green cancelled by the type 3 tieprint in red and Hong Kong (27.3) c.d.s. with encircled manuscript number in blue crayon, Stuttgart arrival on reverse (25.4). A good registered cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buye...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSwatow: Type 3; 1901 (23 Oct.) illustrated envelope to France, bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 5c. pair tied by a single Swatow bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 10c. blue cancelled by the type 3 boxed "I.P.O." tieprint in red, without further c.d.s., the picture side with Victoria (26.10) and faint arrival c.d.s. Neat and attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSwatow: Type 3; 1901 (23 Dec.) 1c. postal stationery envelope to London uprated with I.C.P. 1c. (3) tied by Swatow bilingual c.d.s., with pair of Hong Kong 2c. green cancelled by the type 3 boxed "I.P.O." tieprint in red, without further postmark, Victoria c.d.s. (24.12); clean and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSwatow: Type 4; (1905 (3 Jan.) blue envelope to Singapore (addressed in English and Chinese), bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by rectangular post office handstamp with two Kwangtung lunar c.d.s. alongside, the other side with Hong Kong K.E.VII 10c. cancelled by the type 4 boxed "I.P.O." tieprint (Webb's Guide RR) and Victoria (10.1) c.d.s. with Singapore (16.1) alongside. An unusual and desirable cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsTatung: 1899 (11 July) envelope to Prussia, bearing I.C.P. 2c. (3) and 4c. tied by fine strikes of the Tatung bilingual c.d.s. (an early date for this) with Hong Kong 5c. blue pair cancelled by an unknown boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai (15.7) c.d.s., redirected to London, the reverse with Shanghai, Hong Kong and indistinct German c.d.s. An interesting cover offered on its merits. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsTientsin: Type 1; 1899 (21 Aug.) envelope to Godstone, Surrey bearing, on reverse, I.C.P. 1c. (2), 4c. (2) and 10c. tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. with Shanghai transit alongside, the address side with pair of Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by the small boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai (22.8) c.d.s. An attractive double rate cover. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsWei-Hai-Wei: 1900 (2 Mar.) envelope to the Commander Irish Brigade, South Africa, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by a heavy strike of the Weihaiwei dated oval, with Hong Kong 2c. carmine (5) cancelled by Chefoo boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Hong Kong (3.4) c.d.s., the reverse bearing Chefoo bilingual c.d.s. and London transit (2.5). A good military cover with a lot of character. Photoprovenance:Ryohei Ishikawa, December 1980Christopher D'Almada, November 1990Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and C...

ChinaForeign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsWenchow: 1900 (1 May) envelope to France, bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by a fine strike of the Wenchow bilingual c.d.s., with pair of Hong Kong 5c. blue cancelled by a superb strike of the diminutive boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai (7.5) c.d.s., the reverse with Shanghai, Dijong and Polisy arrival c.d.s. (10.6). A fine and delightful example of this rare tieprint (Webb's Guide RRR). PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesFrench Post OfficeChefoo: 1901 (23 Nov.) 1c. stationery card uprated I.C.P. 1c. and 2c. cancelled by Chefoo bilingual c.d.s. with France 10c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s., Shanghai bilingual transit and two German arrival c.d.s.; goodSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesFrench Post OfficeA group of covers and cards with 1896 10c. stationery card from Shanghai to Germany, Shanghai 1897 envelope to Dresden, cash paid with a fine strike of the Shanghai Dollar dater, combinations with C.I.P. stamps (3); C.I.P. 1c. on picture post card cancelled by favour by "yokohama a marseille/ln no.1"; later French adhesives cancelled Peking and Tientsin (3) plus others. (13 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Shanghai type 1 c.d.s.; 1887-93 a group of pieces, one bearing pair of 2m. with Large Eagle 10pf., 25pf. and 50pf.; Small Eagle 5pf. strip of three and Large Eagle 50pf. lake-brown block of fourSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Shanghai type 1 c.d.s.; 1889-92 group of covers with Small Eagle 20pf. on commercial covers to Berlin and Bremen, Large Eagle 20pf. on commercial envelope from Tientsin to Solingen and 10pf. postal stationery card to Sangerhausen (vertical crease). A good group. (4 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Shanghai type 2 c.d.s.; 1895-98 group of covers bearing Large Eagle 10pf. pair or 20pf. cancelled by the type 2 c.d.s.; generally fine; also picture post card to Yokohama (vertical creases) with 10pf. toed by the type 5 c.d.s. (4 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Shanghai type 2 c.d.s.; 1896 (26 Feb.) grey-blue bullion card to Elberfeld, bearing 2m. with Large Eagle 20pf. and 50pf. (2, on reverse) tied by the type 2 Shanghai c.d.s. with the arrival c.d.s. at foot (19.4), the reverse with Bremen transit; vertical crease and some light ageingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Shanghai type 2 c.d.s.; 1896, two redirected covers, the first bearing Large Eagle 10pf. pair tied by type 2 c.d.s., addressed to Mexico then redirected to Munich bearing a good range of backstamps; envelope bearing Large Eagle 20pf. pair on envelope addressed to Madrid, readdressed to Basel, then to Chur with the appropriate postmarks; a few age faults. (2 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Shanghai type 2 c.d.s.; 1897 (2 Dec.) piece bearing 2m. deep claret strip of five with 5pf. and Large Eagle 50pf. tied by the type 2 c.d.s.; fresh and fine. Steuer Certificate (2005). Also two pieces with 2m. (2) with 10pf., 25pf. and 50pf. and 2m. (2) with 5pf., 10pf., 20pf. and 50pf. AttractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeForerunners: Tientsin type 1 c.d.s.; 1895-98, two envelopes with a commercial envelope (vertical crease) bearing single franking Large Eagle 20pf. to Kobe and a double franking 20pf. on envelope to Cairo. (2 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post Office1901 (12 Apr.) bullion card to H.S.B.C. in Hamburg, bearing 45 degrees 50pf, chocolate (7) and, on the reverse, 56 degree 5pf. (10, two reduced) cancelled by Shanghai type 1 c.d.s.; reduced at side where the counterfoil has been removed and some ageing. Steuer Certificate (1995). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post Office1901 (10 Oct.) parcel card to Trieste, Austria, bearing 1901-04 80pf. and 2m. tied by Peking type 5 c.d.s., the reverse with transit datestamps of Gorz and Trieste. For a parcel weighing 3½kg. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePetschili Provisionals: 1900-01 a group of postal stationery cards with 10pf. Eagle to Denmark cancelled by Peking 1901 (31.5) type 5 c.d.s., Germania 5pf. card to Aurich cancelled by 1901 (17.6) Peking c.d.s. with field hospital handstamps, 1900 (6 Dec,) Germania 10pf. card to Shanghai cancelled by Peking c.d.s. with Shanghai arrival at left, a very early date for these provisionals, and 1900 (23 Dec.) Germania 10pf. card to Erfurt tied by Peking c.d.s. with the arrival in the lower corner. a good group of stationery cards. (4 cards)Subject to 5...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1900 (28 Dec.) unoverprinted 10pf. card to Germany, cancelled by Peking type 5 c.d.s. and with light arrival datestamp. A good Petschili Provisional card. Signed R. SteuerSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePetschili Provisionals: 1901 (15 Feb) large envelope registered to Berlin, bearing Germania 20pf. blue (5) tied by Peking type 5 c.d.s. with the Peking red and black on white registration label and Berlin arrival (30.3) on the reverse; vertical folding creaseSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePetschili Provisionals: 1901 (19 July) envelope registered to Weinheim, bearing Germania 5pf. with overprinted 10pf. and 25pf tied by Peking type 5 c.d.s. with the red and black on white registration label and the arrival c.d.s. (31.8) on the reverse. Also 1901 (20 Jan.) long envelope from an officer in the 2nd Far East regiment to Magdeburg bearing Germania 5p. (2) and overprinted 10pf. tied by Peking type 5 c.d.s. with the arrival (8.3) on the reverse. Good to fine. (2 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s P...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePetschili Provisionals: 1901-02 postal stationery cards from other offices with Germania 5pf. cards cancelled Hankow and Tongku, also Germania 2pf. card uprated with overprinted 3pf. and 5pf tied by Tientsin c.d.s. A scarce group. (3 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeChefoo: 1900-11 group of covers and cards including two registered showing different registration labels, a stampless card sent from S.M.S. Jaguar, a postal stationery card and picture post cards (2); also 189- (1 Aug.) envelope from Chefoo to Berlin with Large Eagle 20pf. tied by Shanghai type 1 c.d.s. (7 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeHankow: 1900-16 covers and cards with 1900 card to Hungary bearing 10pf. tied by the boxed "hankau", postal stationery card and picture post cards (2), 1916 10pf. franking, censored cover to Leipzig and 1904 incoming card with Hankow arrival c.d.s. (6 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePeking: 1900-12 group of covers and cards with examples of the scarce type 5a undated postmark (2), a group of type 5 c.d.s. including registered postcard, stampless (2) and Petschili cover (faults), Kiaochow 5pf. card used in Peking plus incoming mail (3). Also Austrian 5h. tied by Austrian P.O. c.d.s. on picture postcard to Trieste. (12 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeShanghai: 1899-1911 a group of covers and cards including type 1 c.d.s. on 1899 picture post card, four neat registered covers to Germany showing three different registration labels, plus type 5 c.d.s. on other frankings, also incoming card having been redirected from Naples. An interesting and varied group. (13 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeShanghai: 1902 (19 June) envelope to Peking, bearing 1901-04 5pf. (2) and 10pf. tied by type 5 c.d.s., redirected many times including Tientsin and Nagasaki, with ten redirection slips which are finally held in place with a German wafer seal. Returned to the sender some 9 months later. A little age worn but an unusual and much travelledSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeShanghai: Incoming Mail; 1902 (7 Oct.) picture postcard bearing Cameroon 5pf. tied by Kribi c.d.s., to Shanghai and redirected to Neuenhaus with Shanghai c.d.s. (19.12) and boxed "Heimreisse angetreten" (already on trip home) with the arrival c.d.s. (17.2) alongsideSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTientsin: 1898-1905 a group of covers and cards which includes 1898 picture post card to Germany bearing 5pf. green tied by type 5 c.d.s. in combination with C.I.P. 1c. tied by private "T" handstamp; 1904 commercial envelope to Cape Town, redirected to Pietermaritzburg with boxed "reposted" and handstruck "1d." postage due handstamp, three picture postcards with type 5 c.d.s., one a Petschili provisional, stampless incoming card from Kuis with blue crayon "T" and a card with faked postmarks. (7 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTientsin: 1901 two registered picture post cards with 30pf. frankings, both to Belgium cancelled by type 5 c.d.s., one with the black and red on white registration label the second with handstruck boxed registration handstamp. An attractive pair of cards. (2 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTientsin: 1906 (21 May) incoming 10pf postal stationery card of South West Africa cancelled by Keetmanshoop c.d.s., addressed to German military administration staff in Tientsin then redirected to Tsingtau and forwarded to Berlin with a manuscript note "ask Ministry of War" with numerous transit c.d.s. including Tientsin type 5, Tientsin bilingual and Berlin arrival (16.3). An unusual and well-travelled card between Africa, China and GermanySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTongku: 1900 (Oct.) stampless Feld-postkarte to Germany, bearing a superb strike of the type 6 "tongku/deutsche post" undated postmark and with large fieldpost datestamp with date omitted and partial Lubeck arrival (5,12). Slight ageing, a scarce card. PhotoThis postmark was only used in 1900 between 8th September and 11th OctoberSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTongku: 1901-04 a group of covers and cards which includes a neat envelope registered to Germany with the black and red on white registration label, stampless "feldpost" card to Berlin and redirected to Holland with 2½c. and 10c. Postage Due stamps added. bears a good strike of the type 5 despatch c.d.s., picture postcards (6), one a Petschili provisional and a 5pf stationery card. A good group. (9 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostmarks: A small group of covers and cards cancelled Foochow, Shanhaikwan (2), Tsangkou and Tschinwangtau; also a group of adhesives unused and used in singles and multiples . A good groupSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1889-1913 group of stationery cards from forerunners with 189 Reichpost 10pf. to USA cancelled by Shanghai type 1 c.d.s., 1898 Eagle 10p. card to Germany, diagonal "China" 5pf. card to Germany cancelled at Tientsin, and 10pf. card to Switzerland, 1901-04 5pf. card cancelled Weihsien and Hofgeismar and 10pf. card from the German embassy cancelled Peking, 1905 4c. on 10pf. cancelled Chefoo, and 1913 unoverprinted Germania 5pf. card used in Shanghai. A good group. (9 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT o...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1900 Tientsin Provisional on 10pf. card, fine unused. Rare. G. Hoffmann-Giesecke Certificate (1963). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1901-04 5pf. green card overprinted "China" double, unused; the reverse with printed message from Tientsin for 1903. Bothe handstamp on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: A selection of used cards with 1898 5pf, cancelled by Shanghai type 5 c.d.s. with Shanghai bilingual transit, 10pf. (uncancelled) used with France 5c. tied by "shang-hai" c.d.s.; 1901-04 5pf. including Hankow and Tongku c.d.s, taxed card from Tientsin to Argentina; 5pf. cards uprated 5pf. (2), 10pf. cards (2); 1905 2c. on 5pf. (2) and 4c. on 10pf.; generally good to fine. (12 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMilitary Mail: 1900-01 a group of stampless cards cancelled by the large "k.d.feldpostexped/des/ostasiaischen/expeditions corps" c.d.s., some with the boxed regiment handstamps; also a "Feldpost" envelope to Hong Kong which has been taxed, the reverse bearing the handstamp of the commandant of the East Asia Exped Korps. A good variety of post cards including a fine chromo-litho card of Peking. (14 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMilitary Mail: 1901 (1 Mar.) picture postcard registered to Austria, bearing Germania 30pf. tied by field post office no.8 c.d.s. with the red and black on white registration label, a fine strike of the scarce undated "shanhaikwan/deusche post2 postmark type 6 and Graz arrival datestamp (12.4). A good card. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMilitary Mail: 1901, a selection of cards bearing field post office station postmarks with Station no. 2 (10) including a group of good coloured postcards of Peking (3), no.3, no.4 (2), no.5 (3), no.7 (3) including an envelope bearing Germania 5pf. (2), no.8 (2) and no.10. Condition is a little mixed. A useful group. (23 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: No. 1; 1897 (22 Apr.) Chefoo ½c. postal stationery card uprated German Large Eagle 10pf. cancelled by superb strikes of "kais. deutsche/marine- /schiffspost/No.1" c.d.s, sent from Chefoo to Kuckeburg with arrival c.d.s. in corner (11.6). A fine and desirable Local Post card. Streuer Certificate (2014). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: No. 1; 1899 (30 Mar.) special Marine Schiffpost 10pf. stationery card (July 97) bearing a photo card of the camp at Wei-Hai-Wei (faded) cancelled by MSP cancellation No. 1 with a fine strike alongside and with Cologne arrival c.d.s. (9.5); a few small glue marks where the photograph has been affixedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost No.2, the 'Pisa' Provisional 1902 (2 Sept.) picture post card of Singapore to Frankfurt bearing a fine strike of the MSP No.2 c.d.s. with manuscript "5" in the lower left corner, Germania 5pf. tied in the the corner by Berlin c.d.s. (24.9) and with Frankfurt arrival (30.9). Fine and scarce. There were no stamps available on the 'pisa' and the cash paid was marked in manuscript, the adhesive being applied at the first appropriate post office. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: No. 2; The "Pisa" Provisional 1902 (19 Sept.) picture postcard to Germany, bearing a very fine strike of the MSP No. 2 c.d.s. and showing a manuscript "5" in the lower left corner, Germania 5pf. tied by Berlin c.d.s. (4.10) with Mannheim arrival at left. Very fine and scarceNote: There were no stamps available on the "Pisa" and the cash paid was marked by the manuscript "5" in lower left corner, the adhesive being applied at the first appropriate post office.The number 2 cancellation was employed on the "Pisa" between 26.2.02 a...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: No. 6; 1897 (4 Nov.) special Marine Schiffpost 10pf. stationery card (March 97) to Germany cancelled by a good strike of the MSP No. 6 c.d.s. with another strike at lower left and showing Wilhelmshaven arrival datestamp (9.12). A good card from this vessel at ShanghaiSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: No. 43; 1901 (15 July) group of four picture postcards from a correspondence to Berlin, each stampless, marked "Feld." and bears a good strike of MSP No. 43 c.d.s.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: Postal Stationery; 1893 10pf. card overprinted "Nur fur Marine-Schiffsposten", the reverse with a faint printed photograph of a domestic scene (man hanging out his washing) (ink spot on front side); also 1898 (18 Nov.) a fine used card from Woosung to Kiel, the reverse with a small photograph of the cruiser 'Gefion' cancelled by "No.38" c.d.s. (2 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: A selection of covers and cards cancelled by the "marine-schiffspost" datestamps numbered No.3, No.4, No.5, No.28, No.38, No.40 (soiled), No.45 (2) including 20pf. franking cover to Switzerland, No.50, No.53 (2), No. 302 (S.M.S. 'Hay') plus a 1915 picture postcard of S.M.S. 'Hay' cancelled by special ship's handstamp. A good group. (13 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffpost: 1899-1906 selection of picture post cards bearing various 5pf. or 10pf. frankings tied by MSP c.d.s. numbers 15, 20, 38 (2) of the cruiser "Thetis" plus one incoming, 40, 46 (2) and 49 (3 from the same correspondence). A useful group. (11 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeSeepost: Shanghai - Tientsin: 1901 (31 May) reply section of 10pf. postal stationery card to Württemberg, uprated with 25pf., both cancelled by superb strikes of the dated oval, with additional Württemberg 5pf. tied by railway station c.d.s. (14.7) with arrival datestamp at lower left. A delightful card and a most unusual destinationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeSeapost: 1899-1906, a group of covers and cards cancelled by "deutsche seepost/ost/asiatischehauptlinne" c.d.s. with different codes; mixed condition and quality of strikes, a couple of unusual destinations. Also used on an incoming postcard from Hattingen. (11 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePicture Postcards: A small group showing different postmarks with Hankow (2), Tongku (2), one cancelled at Victoria, Hong Kong and Shanghai Local Post (incoming). (6 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowForerunners: 1898 (17 Apr.) 10pf. postal stationery card to Sydney (cruiser S.M.S. 'Bussard') and redirected to Apia, cancelled by type 2 "tsintanfort" c.d.s. with Singapore and Sydney c.d.s.; also 1898 (Apr.) 10pf. stationery card with Marine Schiffspost overprint uprated 56 degree 5pf. to Germany, with the same type 2 c.d.s. A good pair of cardsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowForerunners: 1899-1901 group of picture postcards with Eagle 10pf. (2) cancelled by type 3 c.d.s., angled "China" overprint 5pf. (6) and 5pf. stationery card cancelled by type 4 or 5, plus one later card. (10 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochow1900 Surcharges: 1900 (16 May) China first issue 1c. postal stationery card cancelled by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., sent by a sailor on board S.M.S. 'Hansa' uprated with "5Pfg." on 10pf (56 degree overprint) cancelled by Marine Schiffspost No.46 c.d.s. with a further strike alongside with Berlin arrival (23.6); some light ageing but a good card sent through the Chinese Post Office. Bothe handstamp on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochow1900 Surcharges: 1900 (8 June) picture postcard to Germany bearing "5pfg." on 10pf. (56º) with violet crayon tied by Tsingtao c.d.s. and with Mulheim arrival c.d.s. (23.7). A good cardSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochow1900 Surcharges: A selection with unused (3, toned gum), used (4) and used on postcards (2) from Tsingtau; condition is mixed.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau: 1898-1910 a group of postal stationery cards with 1898 and 1899 Marine Schiffspost cards, diagonal overprinted 5pf. (3) and 10pf., 2c. on 4pf. and Yacht-type 2c. (3), one uprated; a useful selection. (11 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau: 1899 (17 July) picture post card to Munich bearing 1898 5pf. tied by the type 5 c.d.s. and used in combination with C.I.P. ½c. and 1c. tied by the semi-circle "tsingtau/china" handstamp and the arrival c.d.s. (31.8) alongside; also 1899 (24 Oct.) postcard to Germany bearing 1898 5pf, tied by type 5 c.d.s. with C.I.P. ½c, tied by the semi-circle handstamp. (2 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau: 1900 (17 Nov.) stampless picture postcard to Yokohama cancelled by the type 5 c.d.s. with large "T." in oblong, handstruck "25 cents/T" in purple, Yokohama boxed postage due handstamp in red and arrival c.d.s. along with four attached post office slipsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau: 1900-10 a group of covers and cards which includes second issue Coiling Dragon stationery card, "feldpostkart" to Germany and redirected to Berlin, 1901 picture postcard to a soldier in Wilhelmshaven, with yellow return to sender label and sent back to Tsingtau, 1910 registered cover and 1910 envelope to Russia "via Siberia" and redirected to Odessa with "T." on oblong and double-oval Russian tax handstamp. Display several type os the Tsingtau c.d.s. (11 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau: 1907 (1 Nov.) first issue coiling dragon postal stationery cards to Germany cancelled by Shantung lunar dater with Yacht 2c. tied by type 6 c.d.s. A good combinationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau: 1909 (20 Mar.) 2c. postal stationery cards with value replace by 3c., uprated Yacht 1 tied by type 6 c.d.s. to Germany. Pays the 2c. postcard rate to Germany even though the card had not been cancelledSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowKaomi: 1902 (19 Dec.) 1901 2pf. reply card from Weihsien to Kaomi and returned, with all the appropriate c.d.s., philatelic; also 1902 (4 Nov.) Yacht 5pf. card to Kiel, fine. Both cancelled by the type 4 c.d.s.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowKiaochow: 1901-1903 a small group of covers with 1901 fist issue Coiling Dragon stationery card to Tsingtau with a fine strike of boxed "feldpostbrief" with the type 5 despatch and arrival c.d.s.; 1902 envelope registered to Leipzig (philatelic) and 1903 Maus 5pf stationery card bearing C.I.P. ½c. each tied by Lingshanwei tombstone. (3 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowLitsun: 1905 (1 Jan.) 10pf. postal stationery card to Tsingtau cancelled by Tsingkou c.d.s. with a fine strike of type 7 "Litsun/Kiautschou" undated postmark partly covered by the arrival c.d.s.; philatelicSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowLitsun: 1907 (3 Dec.) envelope registered to Custrin bearing 1905 1 dollar blue tied by a good strike of the type 8 c.d.s. with the red and black on white registration labelSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowSyfang: 1907-08 small group of covers and cards with 2c. and 4c. postal stationery cards to Germany, uprated 2c. stationery card registered to Germany and envelope registered to Germany, all cancelled by the type 8 c.d.s.. Last two are philatelic. (4 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsinanfu: 1904-12 small group with an attractive illustrated envelope bearing 1902 3pf. (2) and 5pf. (2), 2c. on 5pf. and 4c. on 10pf postal stationery cards to Germany, each cancelled by the Tsinanfu c.d.s. (3 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowA group of covers bearing less common postmarks with 2c. stationery card cancelled Mecklemburghaus, Tangku on Yacht 10c., Tsingtau Gr, Hafen and incoming postcard from Germany with Kiautschou dated oval in purple and Ychow dated oval in black. (4 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowSeapost: Shanghai - Tientsin, 1908 envelope to Germany, bearing Yacht 1c. block of four tied by a light strike of the dated oval and small pieces (4) similarly cancelled. Also 1907 4c. on 10c. stationery card to Wiesbaden cancelled by a light strike of the Yangtse Linie dated ovalSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowShantung Railway Wagon: Tsingtau - Kiautschou: 1901 (3 Aug.) picture postcard to Oberstein showing a very fine strike of this oval postmark, unfortunately the adhesive has fallen off; also 1908 (19 May) 5pf. stationery card to Shanghai cancelled by oval Shanghai - Tientsin Seapost dated oval, with Shanghai arrival and Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (21.5). Photo for firstSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowShantung Railway Wagon: Tsingtau to Weihsien; 1902 (30 June) 5pf. stationery card to Berlin cancelled by a fine strike of the oval "tsingtau - weihsien/bahnpost/zug 1" with the arrival c.d.s. in corner (9.8). Also 1902 (11 Aug.) Kiaochow 5pf. stationery envelope to Breslau, uprated 10pf. and cancelled by fine strikes of the "ZUG 2" date oval. A good pair of cards. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPostal Stationery: 1900 (2 Mar.) first issue postal stationery card to Germany, uprated with C.I.P. ½c., 1c. and 2c. cancelled by Kiaochow dated oval and 1898 3pf. tied by Tsingtau c.d.s., redirected to Wiesbaden on arrival at Leipzig. A good cardSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPostal Stationery: 1905 (28 Aug.) Germany 5pf. reply paid card to Tsingtao, cancelled by Leipzig despatch c.d.s., re-addressed on arrival to Switzerland with Kiautschou 10pf. added and tied by Tsingtau despatrch c.d.s (3.10) and with Wetzikon arrival datestamp (8.11) alongside. Complete with the reply section (which has not been cancelled). A good combinationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPicture Postcards: A good group of postcards, mostly franked 2c. or sent feldpost, a few views but mostly social and a few military and several Japanese, nearly all cancelled in Tsingtau; generally good. (54 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: 1888 (15 Jan.) 2s. postal stationery card to Japan cancelled by the Shanghai cork cancellation with a superb strike of the Type II c.d.s., neat Nagasaki transit and Japanese arrival c.d.s.; also 1888 (8 May) a similar card from Tokyo to Shanghai bearing the type II arrival c.d.s. (light ageing). (2 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: 1889 (11 Aug.) mourning envelope to USA, bearing Koban 5s. (2) cancelled by cross roads obliterator, showing "i.p.a./shanghai" c.d.s. and faint Yokohama datestamp alongside, the reverse with Nashville arrival (15.9). A good coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: 1896-1900 group of covers and cards cancelled by type VII Shanghai I.J.P.O. c.d.s. with 3s. stationery card to France, 10s. Koban to Nagasaki and to Canada, J.P.O. 2s. and 8s. on envelope from Peking to Germany, later including 50c. franking envelope to U.S.A., a picture postcard from Shanhaikwan bearing two strikes of the scarce "shanhaikwan/i.j.t.o." dated oval and one hand-painted picture on stationery card to Germany. Condition is a little variable. (9 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: Incoming Mail; 1901 (4 June) envelope to the German consul in Shanghai bearing U.S. 5c. Grant (2) tied by Honolulu duplex bearing boxed handstamp "via Kobe" in red, the reverse with Yokohama transit (16.6) and faint Shanghai arrival (23.6). Fine and scarce incoming mail from Hawaii. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeTientsin: 1900-01 group of covers and cards with 1900 illustrated envelope to Metz with 1s. and 1½s. tied by type VII I.J.P.O. c.d.s. with C.I.P. 1c. tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. on blue; 1901 picture post card to Germany bearing values to 3s. tied by the type VII c.d.s. in purple and 1½s. stationery card uprated 5r. and 1s. (2) cancelled by the type VII c.d.s. An attractive group. (3 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeYangtsun: 1901 (16 Feb.) 4s. postal stationery card to Berlin cancelled by a good strike of the type VII "yangtsun/i.j.p.o." c.d.s. in black with the date slug inverted and Schoneberg arrival (5.4). A fine card bearing this scarce postmark. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeType VIII Datestamp: 1906-12 group of picture postcards which includes Dalney 2, Port Arthur, Tangku and transit examples of Changchun and Moukden (both in violet), plus Peking (4, one registered), Shanghai (2) and Tientsin. Also type IX c.d.s. (7) which includes Nanking and 1½s. postal stationery cards (2). A good group. (19 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeA group of postcards which includes Shashi type VII c.d.s. (2), 4s. postal stationery card used by German feldpost, 4s. postal stationery card uprated 1s., cancelled by U.P.U. commemorative postmark and used in combination with German P.O. 5pf., Shanghaikwan dated oval, card to Wuhu with Chinese and Japanese stamp with Wuhu arrival c.d.s., card from Tientsin to Germany via Seattle and 4s. reply card unused. (8 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsHankow: Type 3; 1899 (15 May) pink printed cover front to Los Angeles, bearing I.C.P. 2c. tied by Hankow bilingual c.d.s. and Japan Koban 2s. cancelled by a fine strike of this rare boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai I.J.P.O. c.d.s. (19.5); the top corners with fraction missing. Fresh and a rare tieprint. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

ChinaForeign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsSoochow: 1900 (10 Feb.) opened-out envelope to U.S.A., bearing I.C.P. 2c. (5) tied by Soochow bilingual c.d.s. with a further strike alongside and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., the reverse with Koban 1s. green in a left margin block of ten cancelled by the very rare boxed "I.P.O." tieprint and Shanghai I.J.P.O. c.d.s. (12.2). A spectacular and highly important cover. Photoprovenance:Major James Starr, September 1991Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post Office1917 14c. on 14k. imperforate, in a complete sheet of one hundred, with full original gum; central fold which has a small split; some light gum ageing. S.G. 48a, £2500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeHankow: 1906 (22 Nov.) picture postcard of Wuchang to Belgium, bearing Kitai 4k. tied by Hankow c.d.s. with another strike alongside and showing Gand arrival datestamp (10.1), fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficePeking: 1903 (17 Oct.) picture post card to U.S.A. "Via Siberia", bearing pair of Russian Kitai 2k. tied by indistinct postmark with China C.I.P. 4c. alongside tied by Peking dated oval in purple, various transit marks including Newchwang bilingual c.d.s. (19.10), the picture side with Philadelphia arrival (11.11)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficePeking: 1903 (21 Oct.) neat envelope to England "Via Siberian Railway", bearing Kitai 1k., 2k. and 5k. tied by Russian Peking c.d.s. with a further strike alongside, the reverse with Lyndhurst arrival c.d.s. An attractive three-colour frankingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeWei-Hai-Wei: 1903 (May) H.M.S. Albion envelope to England, bearing China C.I.P. 1c. (2) tied by and indistinct strike of the Wei-Hai-Wei c.d.s. and bearing pair of Kitai 10k. tied by Chefoo c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, the reverse with Chefoo bilingual c.d.s. and Gosport arrival (2.7); a little soiled around edgesSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeYingkou: 1903 (27 Feb.) large envelope registered to Norway "via Siberia", bearing C.I.P. 30c. tied by part bilingual c.d.s., partly covered by Kitai 10k. (3) cancelled by Yingkou c.d.s. with the red on white registration label at foot, the reverse with Newchwang bilingual c.d.s. (2.3) and Bergen arrival (27.3); there is a vertical folding crease and light soiling. A scarce cover. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeA group of covers with two 1898 cover fronts bearing Russian 10k. tied by Shanghai c.d.s. in blue and in purple, 1914 7k. stationery envelope uprated 4k.. from Shanghai, picture postcard with Kitai three-colour franking tied by indistinct c.d.s. and an envelope registered from Moscow to Shanghai via Chefoo. An interesting group. (5 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1905 (24 Nov.) long printed commercial envelope to Washington, bearing 1902 2c. carmine (2) tied by Shanghai Postal Agency type VIa duplex, carried on the S.S. "Korea", the reverse with Seattle arrival datestamp (19.12)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1915 (22 Sept.) envelope to New York, bearing 1912-14 3c. and 10c. tied by type IX duplex, the reverse with arrival datestamp (21.10) and faint refused handstamp with manuscript insertionSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1920 commercial envelope registered to USA, bearing 1919 24c. on 12c. tied by type III registered oval and showing two registered handstamps in purple, the reverse with Chicago and Hartford datestampsSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1921 (12 Nov.) envelope to Switzerland "per S.S. 'Empress of Asia'", bearing 1919 12c. on 6c. tied by U.S. Postal Agency duplex, the reverse with faint Gersau arrival c.d.s. (19.12); an unusual franking. Also 1926 (9 May) envelope to U.S.A. bearing 1922 Shanghai 4c. on 2c. tied by the U.S.P.O. duplex. Some light soiling. (2 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) ChinaForeign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1922 (16 Sept.) envelope registered from Peking to USA, bearing 1919 4c. on 2c., 6c. on 3c. and 24c. on 12c., all tied by type III registered oval, the reverse with a light strike of the type V registered c.d.s.. With original registration receiptSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) French ColoniesIndochina1871 (23 Nov.) envelope to Mons, bearing General Issues, Eagle 20c. blue, block of six (2x3) with "CCH" in lozenge of dots cancellations and with rare octagonal "corr d'armees/myto" datestamp also tying the block which is a little roughly separated at foot; small part of flap missing from reverse, fine. A rare and spectacular 1f. 20 franking to Belgium with the Military concession not applying. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) French ColoniesIndo-China1901-31 (and a few later), selection of over 110 picture postcards, a variety of frankings including Tablet type (19), Grasset (42), Indian Woman and surcharges (36), a wide variety of cancellations, mixed conditionSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) French ColoniesIndo-China1901-20 selection of nineteen picture postcards and four envelopes or postal stationery envelopes, including 1901 stampless card to France with blue "sous-direction d'artillere detachement vaguemestre haipong" cachet, a variety of cancellations with Bac-Lac, Cho-Chu, Choi-Moi, Langson a Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Nui-Deo, Phantiet Annam, Phu-Lang-Thong, Quangyen Tonken, Sadec, Saigon a Mytho, San Son, Sept Pagodes, Tanan, Vinh-Thuy, Yenbay a Hanoi, etc., chiefly good to fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) French ColoniesIndo-ChinaPicture PostcardsA collection of over 120 unused, a few coloured, various types, including Exposition Colonial (12), Dieule (16), some with messages but unposted. Mixed conditionSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Hong Kong1842 (13 Sept.) entire letter from Calcutta to Batavia, carried privately on an opium clipper, bears a clean but light strike of the Hong Kong Royal Arms postmark in red and rate mark in ink. Addressed to The Factory of the Netherlands Trading Society the letter deals with various produce including the safe arrival of 28 chests of opium forwarded from Singapore had arrived safely. Some notation on the cover which is fine and free from the usual filing creases. Photoprovenance:Burghard, January 1961Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condi...

(x) Hong Kong1868 a group of commercial letters from Jardine, Matheson Shanghai to Bombay, via Hong Kong; the contents refer to the opium trade, notably Malwa. A good group. (5 letters)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong Kong1892 German 5pf. reply card to Hong Kong, uprated with Austria 5h. cancelled by Herrnskretsrhen despatch c.d.s., the reverse with Singapore to Hong Kong Marine Sorter (11.7). The reply section, uprated with Austria 2h. has been crossed through with ink crosses, Hong Kong despatch c.d.s. (2.9) and Dresden arrival (12.10). There is some splitting along the fold. A very unusual mailing and a rare reply card with both halves together. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong Kong1904 (2 Feb.) a much travelled picture post card from Kobe to Hong Kong, then Shanghai, Rangoon, Johore and Austria. with Japan 1s. tied by Kobe c.d.s., H.K. 2c. tied by Hong Kong c.d.s., China ½c. by Shanghai Local Post, India 3p. (2 different) by Rangoon, Johore 1c. pair by Johore Bahru and Klagenfurt arrival datestamp; clean and fine. Also 1914 a partial round-the-world postcard with the appropriate stamps cancelled in Straits Settlements, Hong Kong, India, Mauritius and Belgium; a little soiled. (2 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

(x) Hong Kong1907 (26 Oct.) picture postcard addressed locally in Macau bearing 1898-1900 1a. tied by Macau c.d.s. with another strike alongside, showing superb framed "missent to/hongkong" and Victoria datestamp (27.10). A fine example of this rare marking (Webb RR). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong KongPostal Stationery: A group of cards bearing hand-painted illustrations on the reverse, mostly junks but includes one of the forts guarding the Canton river; also two unused K.E.VII cards with more elaborate pictures of a junk in sail and one of the Canton factories with a pagoda. (8 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong KongPostal Stationery: A selection of cards, mostly used, with 1880-95 1c. (5), 3c. used in Amoy and 4c. (3) including used in Amoy and in Foochow; 1892 1c.; 1895 4c. in red on 3c. (2) used in Amoy and in Shanghai; 4c. in black on 3c. used in Canton, complete reply card from Shanghai and an unused reply card with the surcharge reading downward and the "4"only partly printed. A few typical age marks. K.E.VII 1c. used in Tientsin. (17 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong KongJapanese OccupationA small group of covers and cards with 1944 stampless and double censored envelope from England via Tokyo, three mounted warrior 2s. cards to camps in Hong Kong, each with the Japanese censor handstamps and chops; also an envelope sent air mail from Shanghai to Hong Kong internment camp. (5 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong KongCollections and RangesA selection of picture postcards from the Treaty Ports, nearly all are used with a quantity from Shanghai and several from Tientsin (one in combination with French stamp), others include Liu Kung Tau (2), some early cards and a good variety. (41 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Hong KongCollections and RangesA selection of picture postcards, many c.1900-01 with Q.V. adhesives, includes 1905 stampless card to France which is not taxed, 1907 real photo card of two steam boats and an unused three-section panorama card of Hong Kong harbour and some real photo cards including a view of the Kowloon-Canton railway, a good view cards from the harbour and from the Peak and one card cancelled "hong kong/k.b." c.d.s. Some very good cards, well worth examination. (37 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Hong KongTreaty PortsCantonCanton Bilingual Datestamp: A small group of Hong Kong stamps with fine strikes of the bilingual c.d.s. with dates of 1900, 1901 (4) including 1898 $1 on 96c., 1904 in blue plus two with unclear dates including 50c. on 48c. A good group. (8)Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) Hong KongTreaty PortsShanghai1901-21 a group of covers with 1901 commercial envelope to Germany bearing Hong Kong 2c. green (5) tied by Shanghai c.d.s.; 1908 commercial envelope registered to Holland bearing K.E.VII 20c. tied by registered oval with the boxed registered handstamp alongside; 1921 envelope from the Hong Kong Bank to Paris bearing pair of "china" 10c. tied by the registered oval and boxed registered handstamp; also 1922 envelope from Tientsin to U.S.A. (4 covers)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

Hong KongTreaty PortsWei-Hai-WeiPort Edward: 1904 (12 Sept.) picture postcard to Curragh Camp, Ireland and redirected to Abergavenny, Wales, bearing K.E.VII 1c. strip of four tied by two superb strikes of the boxed "port edward/wer-hai-wei" datestamp in purple, with part Shanghai transit (15.9) and Curragh Camp (19.10) c.d.s. Also 1904 (12 Nov.) a picture postcard from the same correspondence, similarly redirected bearing Hong Kong K.E.VII 4c. tied by Liu Kung Tau c.d.s. An interesting pair of covers. Photoprovenance:Admiral Dyer, November 1984Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more i...

India1823 (27 Feb.) entire letter from Wallajahbaud via Madras and Nagpur to Nuseerabad, marked "post paid" and showing, on reverse, mainly fine framed "wallajahbaud/post paid" h.s. (H-G 4) with manuscript date above and "As 15" alongside. The contents refer to military matters and movement of soldiers to Burma in anticipation of impending war with the Burmese. With transcriptSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) India1895 (6 May) 2a.6pi. stationery envelope from Kashmir to Germany, marked "via Brindisi", cancelled by fine "leh" c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Bombay (18.5), Sea Post Office B (18.5) and arrival (3.6) datestamps; the envelope a touch soiled. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collection1900 (July 15) envelope to England, marked "North China Expeditionary Force/ Capt. Stile" and "Stamps not available on active service", showing Hong Kong c.d.s. (15.7), "FB" and London Paid c.d.s. (15.8) with arrival datestamp on reverse; usual expected faults for this kind of cover but an incredibly rare cover from July 1900. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 1: 1900-23 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on thirty-one annotated album pages including two September 1900 stampless covers due to the not availability of the overprinted stamps, 1912 postcard to England bearing German Post in China 10c. on 20pf., 1914 OHMS envelope to Shanghai, 1923 envelope registered to England via Canada bearing 1914-22 1a. and 2a.(2); stamps with pairs and blocks including 1905-11 1r. block of four on small piece, usual mixed condition. A very good lot for the student of the area .Sub...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 1: 1900 (3 Aug.) envelope to India, bearing unoveprinted ½a., the reverse with transit Base Office (15.8) and Calcutta (3.9) datestamps; minor expected faults including ageing, nevertheless a very rare cover being the earliest recorded date for this office or any F.P.O. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 1: 1912 (26 July) unoverprinted India 2a. KEVII registered envelope to Germany uprated with C.E.F. QV 2a. and KE 2a.6p. cancelled by F.P.O. No..1 c.d.s., showing boxed F.P.O. No.1 h.s., the reverse with Shanghai (1.8) and Hong Kong (5.8) transit datestamps and Berlin arrival (5.9); a few expected faults including ageing but the only known combination of this type! PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 2: 1900-04 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on eleven annotated album pages including 1900 (3 Oct.) enveloper bearing India unoverprinted 1a.; and 1904 uprated ½a. postal stationery with ½a. stamp from "Lutai"; usual mixed condition. An interesting lot .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 2: 1905 (6 Apr.) postcard to London, bearing C.E.F. ½a. and Japanese Post Office in China 3s., the C.E.F. cancelled by FPO No. 2 c.d.s., the Japanese stamp was not considered valid and the postcard was taxed, the stamp was anyway cancelled on arrival in London (17.5), once in London the postcard was redirected! A most interesting and unusual item. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 3: 1901-07 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on eight annotated album pages including 1904 China ICP 1c. stationery card from Tientsin to Shanhaikwan with F.P.O. No. 3 and F.P.O. No. 6 transit marks; 1905 incoming 1d postal stationery from England addressed to Captain Wallace in India and then redirected to China cancelled on the reverse by numerous cancels; and 1907 ½a. stationery card to the Commanding Officer in Shanhaikwan; usual mixed condition. An interesting lot .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium....

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 4: 1900-07 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on thirty-one annotated album pages including 1902 envelopes (2) addressed to the Austro-Hungarian Consulate in Hong Kong, one with short set of eight to 8a. and the other with 1r. solo franking; 1902 pre-printed "imperial chinese railways envelope crossed out and handstamped "british railway administration" to Scotland, bearing 1a. (3); and loose stamps with 1900 1r. block of four, China Coiling Dragon ½c. cancelled by neat F.P.O. No. 4 c.d.s. (10.3.01); usual mixed...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 5: 1900-02 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on eight annotated album pages including 1900 (10 Sept.) envelope to India, bearing unoverprinted 1a.; 1901 envelope (opened out) to India cancelled on reverse by green "forwarded" mark and on the front boxed "postage due/one anna" h.s.; and loose stamps with Hong Kong 4c. and 10c. cancelled by F.P.O. No 5 c.d.s.; usual mixed condition. An attractive group with viewing strongly recommended .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Ter...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 6: 1900-21 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on twelve annotated album pages including 1902 China CIP 1c. postal stationery from Tientsin with F.P.O. No. 4 and F.P.O. No. 6 datestamps; 1904 envelope to England bearing 1904 1a. carmine strip of three; 1921 ½a. postal stationery to Tientsin and loose stamps with 1900 set to 1r. and 1904 1a. carmine block of six; usual mixed condition. An interesting lotSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 7: 1900-01 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on seven annotated album pages including 1900 envelope to India; and 1901 decorative envelope to India; usual mixed condition but a very difficult lot to assemble from this scarce office .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 8: 1900-01 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on four annotated album pages including 1901 envelope to India bearing short set 3p. to 2a.6p.; and 1901 ½a. postal stationery to India bearing boxed "postage due/one anna" mark; usual mixed condition but a rare office seldom offered .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 9: 1900-01 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on seven annotated album pages including 1900 (8 Sept.) uprated ½a. postal stationery with 3p. (2), 1a. (2) and 3a. locally addressed in Liu Kung Tau; 1900 (11 Nov.) envelope marked "no stamps available " to Malta showing taxing marks, 1901 envelope to Tunisia bearing 3p., ½a. (2) 1a. and 3a.; and 1901 ½a. stationery to India showing boxed "postage due/one anna" mark; usual mixed condition. A great lot for the specialist .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 10: 1901 postal history collection (6) neatly arranged on four annotated album pages including 1901 (Jan) envelope to India bearing ½a. reverse; and ½a. postal stationery (4) all addressed to India; usual mixed condition. A nice selection from this difficult office .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 11: 1900-01 postal history selection (10) neatly arranged on five annotated album pages including 1900 (27 Oct) ¼a. postal stationery locally addressed at Wei Hai Wei; and 1900 (25 Aug.) envelope to Scotland; usual mixed condition nevertheless a useful lot for the specialist .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 11: 1901 (24 Oct.) China ICP 1c. stationery card to India uprated with China Coiling Dragon 1c. and C.E.F. 1a. neatly cancelled by F.P.O. No. 11 c.d.s. and showing Base Office B transit d.s. (24.11); expected faults including ageing, nevertheless a very rare combination. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 12: 1900-01 stamps (3) and postal history (3) selection from this very difficult office neatly arranged on two annotated album pages including 1901 (24 Jan) envelope bearing ½a. pair on reverse; usual mixed condition. A nice addition for the specialist collector .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 13: 1900-01 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on five annotated album pages including 1900 (25 Sept.) ¼a. postal stationery uprated with 3p. and ½a. addressed to London; 1901 (29 Apr.) envelope to India bearing 3p. horizontal strip of four; and loose stamps with full set to 1r. neatly cancelled; usual mixed condition. An interesting lotSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 14: 1900-01 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on eleven annotated album pages including 1900 (18 Dec) ½a. postal stationery uprated with ½a. addressed to England; and loose stamps to 1r.; usual mixed condition. An interesting lotSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 15: 1900-02 postal history selection (3) neatly arranged on two annotated album pages including 1900 (18 Oct) ½a. postal stationery uprated with 1a. locally addressed to Wei Hai Wei; 1900 (21 Dec.) ½a. postal stationery uprated with ½a. addressed to London; and scarce late usage 1902 (7 Apr) postcard to India bearing 3p.; usual mixed condition. An interesting trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 16: 1901 stamps (3) and postal history (3) selection from this very scarce office neatly arranged on three annotated album pages including 1901 (25 Apr.) ½a. postal stationery to Tientsin uprated and franked on the reverse with ½a. horizontal strip of four; usual mixed condition. A nice addition for the student of the area .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 17: 1901 stamps (3) and postal history (2) selection from this rare office neatly arranged on two annotated album pages including 1901 (15 May) ½a. postal stationery registered to India and uprated with 2a. on the front and ½a. on the reverse; usual mixed condition, but very difficult to get any material from this office .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionF.P.O. 18: 1901 (3 May) and (28 May) envelopes from the same correspondence to England, (3 May) bearing 1a. single franking and the other ½a. horizontal pair; slightly mixed condition, but a very rare office .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionBase Office B: 1900-22 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on twenty-five annotated album pages including 1900 (2 Nov.) envelope to Jersey bearing 3p. pair and 1a. (3); 1901 (3 Feb.) envelope to India bearing ½a. and showing boxed "postage due/1 anna" mark; 1922 very rare large envelope registered to England bearing 3p., 1a., 1½a. and 8a.; and loose stamps including 1905-11 1r. block of four; usual mixed condition. A fascinating lot for the expert of the areaSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information p...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionBase Office: 1900-12 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on thirty-seven annotated album pages including 1901 OHMS stampless envelope marked "No service stamps available", showing boxed "postage cancelled by/china e.f. base office 31 ja 01" and boxed "postage due/one anna"; three envelopes from Hong Kong marked "China F. Force"; 1900 (9 Nov.) full set to 1r. on three envelopes registered to Germany; 1907 "base office b" envelope registered to France showing violet "Corps d'Occupation de Chine, Place de Chin-Wen-Tao/ Le...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionBase Office B Tientsin: 1910-22 stamps and postal history collection neatly arranged on ten annotated album pages including 1914 envelope registered to England bearing 1905-11 8a., 12a. and 1r.; 1915 envelope registered to England bearing 3p. (2), ½a. (2) and 1a. (2); and loose stamps including 1905-11 1r. block of four and 1914-22 1r. usual mixed condition. A pleasing lot for the student of the area .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionT.P.O.: 1901-02 stamps and postal history Railway Mail Service collection neatly arranged on eight annotated album pages including 1902 (14 May) envelope to England bearing ½a. vertical pair cancelled by "cef n. 1/out set n. 2" c.d.s., 1902 China red band cover (stamp fallen out) cancelled on reverse by "cef n. 2/in set n. 1" c.d.s. and 1902 (11 Sept.) ¼a. postal stationery cancelled by "cef n. 2/in set n. 3"; usual mixed condition but a tremendous lot for the expert of the areaSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informatio...

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionIssued Stamps1900-22 mint mounted/unmounted collection neatly arranged on thirty-seven annotated album pages including duplicated singles and blocks with 1900 unissued 1a.6p (2), 12a. pair with variety overprint double, one albino, 1905-11 1a. variety misplaced overprint "f. c.e. and 1914-22 1r. (11), generally fine/very fine, viewing advised to fully appreciate this lot .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionIssued Stamps1900 12a. purple on red, block of four, variety overprint double, one albino, the upper pair mounted the lower pair unmounted, very fine and a scarce block. S.G. C9b, £760+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionIssued Stamps1900 1r. green and carmine block of four, variety overprint double, one albino, the upper pair mounted the lower pair unmounted; a couple of minor point of toning on the reverse, lower left stamp lightly creased, very fresh appearance and a scarce block. S.G. C10b, £1,100+Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionIssued Stamps1900 (Aug.) prepared though not issued 1a.6p. sepia block of four, the upper pair mounted the lower pair unmounted, evenly toned gum otherwise fine, a scarce block. S.G. C10c, £1,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionIssued Stamps1905 1a. carmine variety overprint double, one albino, a right marginal block of twelve with interpanneau in the middle, unmounted mint, block previously folded on the interpanneau otherwise very fine and scarce. Photocopy of the RPS Certificate (2004) from the block of origin. S.G. C13a, £1,200++Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionIssued Stamps1905 2a. deep mauve marginal block of four, variety overprint treble, lightly mounted mint, very fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (No. 192818) not present. S.G. C27ab, £2,800. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaThe J.G.A. Latham collectionChina Expeditionary ForcePostal Stationery1904 (17 Nov.) KE ½a. postal stationery to Captain Wallace in Shanhaikwan, cancelled by Chinese TPO "Peking-Shanhaikwan" tombstone cancel, the reverse with FPO No. 6" c.d.s., very fine and most attractive. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionPostal Stationery1913 QV ¼a. card uprated with Hong Kong KGV 4c. stamp, addressed to Shanghai, neatly cancelled by Tientsin c.d.s. (14.5), the reverse with Shanghai arrival datestamp (19.5); usual minor imperfections nevertheless a scarce combination. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionBritish Military Hospital1912 (5 Sept.) postcard to Cameroon, franked on the picture side with China Statistical Department "Republic" 2c. cancelled by Tientsin bilingual datestamp, the reverse with "W. Cooke/Tientsin/British Military Hospital" handstamp and showing Shanghai (10.9), Paris (11.10) and Nyanga/Kamerun (21.11) datestamps. A most unusual and rare card. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaThe J.G.A. Latham collectionChina Expeditionary ForceBritish Railway Administration1901 5c. on ½c. brown postal history collection (20) neatly arranged on fourteen annotated album pages including black overprint (14) and green overprint (6), comprised by covers (15) or uprated postal stationery (5) cancelled at the various offices with Tientsin, Tongku, Shanhaikwan, Peking and Tongshan; usual mixed condition, nevertheless a great lot never offered in such a degree of completeness .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionBritish Railway Administration1901 5c. on ½c. brown block of twelve (4x3) with black overprint cancelled to order (11 stamps unmounted) by Tientsin Railway Post Office cancel; block affixed on piece sold by the "original" dealer and hand endorsed "bought the above panel for 3/-, August 6th 1901", a most unusual and rare block. S.G. BR133, £1,320++. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionBritish Railway Administration1901 5c. on ½c. brown collection (12) neatly arranged on two annotated album pages including black overprint (2) and green overprint (10), comprised of a mint (green overprint) and cancelled at the various offices with Tientsin, Tongku, Shanhaikwan, Peking and Tongshan; usual mixed condition, an interesting lot .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

IndiaChina Expeditionary ForceThe J.G.A. Latham collectionCollection and RangesStamps and postal history balance of collection housed in a small box including duplicated mint and used stamps arranged in a stockbook and stockcards, postal history including many items with variety of frankings and cancels, 1932 Shanghai Emergency Postal Service complete mint booklet and three covers with special label; also few other Field Post Offices, some photographs etc. A very interesting lot, viewing advised .Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted, other than the 1854 issue lots, are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781854 Issue1883 impressions taken from the plate used for the issued stamp, 2a. green block of five on yellowish white wove paper overprinted "specimen." (48x6mm. with a line above) on reverse covering three stamps; both rows with horizontal crease and the central vertical pair both with a small hole. Exceptionally rare, being the first example that we can recollect havi...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781854 Issue1889 ½a. blue essay with crosses in upper corners instead of Stars and 1890? as issued 1a. red (2), each underprinted "Specimen."; fine. Spence 95/96, 50RSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781854 Issue1890? reprint with essay head, lithographic transfer without the outer frame of wavy lines and rosettes, in three rows of four impressions spaced 18mm. apart horizontally and 12-12½mm. vertically, 4a. blue and red, [6], underprinted "specimen" in large sans-serif capitals; fine. Spence 57RSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781854 Issue1891 lithographic transfer in six rows of four impressions with the outer framelines on wavy lines and rosettes round each impression printed in vermilion, 4a. blue and vermilion upper left block of four, [1-6], each underprinted "specimen"; the right-hand vertical pair cut between with the lower stamp turned over to reveal the overprint. A rare multiple. Spence 15. PhotoRSubject to 20% VAT o...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781854 Issue1894 essay with crosses in upper corners, lithographic transfer on yellowish wove paper ½a. dark blue upper left corner block of four, [1-10], and issued design 1a. red on yellowish wove paper upper right corner block of four, [7-16], each stamp with one letter of "specimen" on reverse, the lower pair of each cut between with one turned over to reveal the underprint. Spence 108, 53RSubject to...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781855 (1 Oct.) Issue, Blue Glazed Paper8a. carmine marginal example from the left of the sheet with wide sheet margin showing part of "w" at top and "t" watermark, handstamped "specimen" Type 2, large part original gum; the odd trace of foxing on gum though a remarkable example of this very rare stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue½a. pale blue handstamped "specimen" Type 3, no gum; perfs. trimmed away at leftSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue½a. pale blue, 1a. brown, 2a. yellow-buff, 4a. grey-black and 8a. pale carmine, each handstamped "specimen" Type 4, part original gum, all but the 2a. with one or two sides of perfs. trimmed away; the 2a. defective at lower left and 8a. with a diagonal crease, nevertheless a rare group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Con...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue½a. blue and 4a. black, both imperforate and handstamped "specimen" Type 5, both without gum; the ½a. thinned and with a small paper fault in margin at left, the 4a. very fine. A very rare pair. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue½a. pale blue, 1a. brown, 2a. pale yellow and 4a. grey-black, each handstamped "specimen" Type 5, the 1a. with part original gum; the 4a. a large example and imperforate at top. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue½a. pale blue, 1a. brown, 2a. orange, 4a. green and 8a. pale carmine, each handstamped "specimen" Type 6, all with traces of gum; a few shortish perfs. in places, otherwise sound and a very rare group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue½a. pale blue, 1a. deep brown, 2a. orange, 4a. grey-black, 4a. green and 8a. pale carmine, each handstamped "specimen" Type 7, part to large part original gum; the 2a. with a light gum crease, otherwise fine and a very rare group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. black handstamped "specimen" Type 1, without gum; a few short perfs., otherwise fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. grey-black handstamped "specimen" Type 2, small part original gum, imperforate at top; suspicion of a thin spot, otherwise fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. grey-black handstamped "specimen" Type 8, very fresh colour and with a trace of gum; a few shortish perfs. at top. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. grey-black handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, very fresh with large part original gum. Rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. grey-black handstamped "cancelled" Type 11, part original gum, separated with scissors on the horizontal sides with the perforations intact at foot. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. grey-black handstamped "specimen" Type 14, part original gum and all perforations intact. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. green handstamped "specimen" Type 8, part original gum, imperforate at foot, a couple of short perfs. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. green handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, large part original gum. A fine and very rare stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark Issue4a. green handstamped "specimen" Type 10, part original gum, separated with scissors on the horizontal sides with the perforations intact at foot, strong colour and very fine. An exceptionally rare stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark IssuePrepared for use though not officially issued2a. yellow-green, imperforate and handstamped "specimen Type 8, without gum; fine and very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark IssuePrepared for use though not officially issued2a. yellow-green, imperforate and handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, large part original gum; fine and very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781856-64 No Watermark IssuePrepared for use though not officially issued2a. yellow-green, imperforate and handstamped "specimen Type 10, large part original gum; fine and very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesBluish Paper8p. purple with manuscript "Specimen", part original gum; fine and very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesBluish Paper8p. purple handstamped "specimen" Type 7, part original gum; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesWhite Paper8p. purple handstamped "specimen" Type 1, part original gum; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesWhite Paper8p. purple handstamped "specimen" Type 5, part original gum; two clipped perfs. at lower right, otherwise fresh and fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesWhite Paper8p. purple handstamped "specimen" Type 6, part original gum; perfs. partially trimmed at baseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesWhite Paper8p. purple handstamped "specimen" Type 7, large part original gum; defect at right centre, otherwise soundSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesWhite Paper8p. purple handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, large part original gum; very fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781860 (9 May) No Watermark 8 PiesWhite Paper8p. purple handstamped "cancelled" Type 10, part original gum; fine. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head½a. blue, 1a. brown and 2a. orange handstamped "specimen" Type 8, part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head½a. blue, 8p. purple, 1a. brown and 2a. orange each handstamped "specimen" Type 10, large part original gum; the 2a. imperforate at top and peculiar double perfs.? on the vertical sidesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head½a. blue, 8p. purple and 2a. yellow, each handstamped "specimen" Type 12, large part original gum. A fine trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head½a. blue, 8p. purple, 1a. brown and 2a. orange, each overprinted "cancelled" Type 16, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head8p. purple, 1a. brown and 2a. orange, each overprinted "cancelled" Type 13, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head1a. brown, 4a. green and 8a. carmine, each handstamped "specimen" Type 7; 1a. and 4a. with part original gum, the 8a. (some short or trimmed perfs.) without gum though a very rare stampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head1a. brown, 2a. orange and 8a. carmine, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9; the 1a. and 2a. with part original gum, the 8a. without gum though a very rare stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head1a. brown, 2a. yellow and 2a. orange-brown, each handstamped "specimen" Type 14, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head2a. brown-orange handstamped "specimen" Type 14, 1a. brown and 2a. brown-orange, both handstamped with De La Rue Colour Standard specimen." Type 15, part original gum; the Type 15 2a. with a couple of small imperfectionsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781865 Paper yellowish to white, watermark Elephants Head2a. brown-orange block of twenty (4x5), each handstamped with "specimen." Type 15, large part original gum with a few remaining unmounted; the lower right-hand stamp defective, otherwise fine and a very rare multiple. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1866-78 4a. and 6a.8p.4a. green Die I handstamped "specimen" Types 7, 8 and 10, and 4a. deep green/blue-green Die II handstamped specimen" Types 10 (unlisted in the 1978 monogram), 14 and 15, four with part original gum, Die I Type 10 and Die II Type 15 (rounded corner) without gum. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms a...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1866-78 4a. and 6a.8p.4a. green Die I handstamped/overprinted "cancelled" Types 9 and 16, and 4a. deep green Die II overprinted "cancelled" Type 13, large part original gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1866-78 4a. and 6a.8p.6a.8p. slate handstamped/overprinted "specimen" Types 7, 10 and 12, part (Type 7) to large part original gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1866-78 4a. and 6a.8p.6a.8p. slate imperforate on unwatermarked paper and overprinted "specimen" Type 12, without gum. Not listed in the 1978 monogram and possibly unique. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1866-78 4a. and 6a.8p.6a.8p. slate handstamped/overprinted "cancelled" Types 9, 13 and 16, large part original gum. A fine and rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1868 8a. Die II8a. rose/pale rose Die II overprinted "specimen" Types 7 and 12, and handstamped/overprinted "cancelled" Types 9, 13 and 16, part to large part original gum; Type 9 with a corner crease, otherwise fine and a rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1873 ½a. Anna Die II½a. blue/deep blue handstamped/overprinted "cancelled" Types 9 and 13, handstamped "specimen" Type 14 and "specimen." Type 15, large part original gum. A fine and rare quartetSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1874 9p. and 1r.9p. bright mauve handstamped "specimen" Types 8, 10 and 14, 9p. bright mauve handstamped "specimen." Type 5, and 1r. slate handstamped "specimen" Type 10, part to large part original gum; a rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1874 9p. and 1r.9p. bright mauve handstamped "cancelled" Types 9, 13 and 17 and 1r. slate handstamped "cancelled" Types 9, 13 and 17, part to large part original gum. A fine and rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1876 6a. and 12a.6a. olive-bistre handstamped "specimen" Types 10 and 14, 6a. olive-bistre handstamped "specimen." Type 15, 12a. Venetian red handstamped "specimen" Type 10 and 12a., part to large part original gum. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781866-78 New Designs and Values1876 6a. and 12a.6a. olive-bistre handstamped/overprinted "cancelled" Types 9, 13 and 17, and 12a. Venetian red handstamped/overprinted "cancelled" Types 9 (2), 13 and 17, large part original gum. A fine and rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueColour Trial4a.6p. orange handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 and affixed to piece marked "Purcell 22 July 87 4 Ans 6 pies to be No 6 Colour J S D10/36"; upper left corner with small faults though almost certainly unique in this form. PhotoNote: J.S. Purcell was the Controller of Stamps to the Board of Inland Revenue, at that time supervising the production of all Indian stampsSubject t...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueUnissued Stamps6a. bistre handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh with large part original gum. Fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueUnissued Stamps12a. Venetian red handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh with large part original gum. Fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps½a. to 1r. set of eleven, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh with large part original gum. A fine and very rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps½a. to 12a. set of ten, each handstamped "specimen" Type 14, large part original gum; fresh and fine. A rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps½a. to 3a. and 4a.6p. to 1r., each handstamped "specimen." Type 15, large part original gum; fresh and fine. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps½a. to 3a. and 4a. to 1r., each handstamped "specimen" Type 18, part (1a.6p.) to large part original gum; 8a. with closed tear at upper left, otherwise fine and a rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps1a.6p. sepia and 3a. orange both overprinted "cancelled" Type 13 and 2a. blue overprinted "cancelled" Type 19, the 1a.6p. (perfs. trimmed away at left) without gum, the 2a. (corner crease) and 3a. with part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps2a. blue upper left corner block of twenty (4x5), each handstamped "specimen" Type 14, the margins annotated "Part of a Sht. of stamps stolen from S.S.Astraea in June 1891 but afterwards recovered. Ashton & others being prosecuted and convicted", two stamps with hinge remainders, the others unmounted mint, very fine. A superb and almost certainly unique multiple. PhotoS...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps3a. brown-orange, 8a. magenta and 12a. purple on red, each handstamped "specimen" Type 8, fresh with part to large part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps3a. orange and 8a. magenta, both handstamped "specimen" Type 10 (straight back to "c"), small part original gum; 3a. with small surface rub. A rare duo with these values with this handstamp not mentioned in the 1978 monogramSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781882-90 Empire IssueIssued Stamps4a.6p. yellow-green, imperforate and handstamped "specimen" Type 14, without gum; crease at lower left corner. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781892-97 New Values and Colours2½a. yellow-green and 1r. green and rose, both handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, part original gum. A rare duoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781892-97 New Values and Colours2½a. yellow-green and 1r. green and rose, both handstamped "specimen" Type 14, large part original gum. A fine and rare duoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781895 High Values2r., 3r. and 5r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 21, large part original gum. A fine and very rare trio. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781899-1902 New Colours and Designs1899 3p. (2) and 1900-02 3p., ½a., 1a., 2a. and 2½a., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 23, part to large part original gum; the 3p. grey with one corner defective, otherwise good to fine and a very rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781902-11 King Edward VII Issues3p. to 25r. set of sixteen (no 10r.) with additional 3r. red-brown and green, and 1906 ½a. and 1a., each handstamped "cancelled" Types 24 (3r., 5r., 15r. and 25r.) or 25 (the remainder including 1904 3r.), unused or with part original gum, 1911 3r. with a crease. A wonderful group with the 10r. only seen in Official archives and the 15r. and 25r. the only known examples in...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781902-11 King Edward VII Issues3r. brown and green, 1905 ¼a. on ½a. and 1906 ½a., each handstamped "Specimen" horizontally, and 1906 ½a. handstamped "Specimen" (the "s" seriffed) diagonally in violet; part to large part original gum. A rare quartetSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781911-23 King George V Issues3p. to 25r. set of eighteen with the 1921 1½a. and both 2½a. designs, each overprinted "cancelled " Type 25, part to large part original gum; 25r. with a tear at lower left, otherwise fine and very and set. Also 1931 Inauguration of New Delhi half tone illustrations of the set overprinted "specimen" diagonally. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informatio...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781911-23 King George V Issues½a. green and 1a. carmine both overprinted "cancelled" diagonally and believed to be booklet stamps with large part original gum, and 2½a. ultramarine (1912 issue with value on white ground) handstamped "colonias" diagonally in violet and without gum, being a Post Office Receiving handstampSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Cond...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781911-23 King George V Issues2½a. ultramarine (1912 issue with value on white ground), 3a. orange and 12a. claret, each marginal from the left of the sheet without gum, imperforate and handstamped "cancelled" and the 2½a. with part of "india store depot- lambeth s.e. - pattern no" handstamp in purple on reverse; a very rare trio and believed to be the sole three examples known imperforate with this hand...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781911-23 King George V Issues1922 Nasik Press New Delhi essays, comprising perf. 12 2a., perf. 14 2a. in nine different colours and bi-coloured 1r. in six different colour combinations, each inscribed "specimen", large part original gum. A scarce and attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1866 8 Annas Rose Die I8a. rose Die I with large "Service. (S.G. Type O7) and handstamped "specimen" Type 7, affixed to De La Rue day book piece affixed to a typed piece inscribed "November 16th., 1866. This specimen of the eight annas will be seen to have been printed from Die I, and has been taken from our Private Day books, being delivered to Belvedere Stores against Bengal Public Ind...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue½a. Die I, 1a. brown, 2a. yellow, 4a. green Die I and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "specimen" Type 7, ½a. with part original gum, the others without gum; all but the ½a. with some trimmed perfs. though a rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue½a. Die I, 1a. brown, 2a. yellow, 4a. green Die I and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 13, large part original gum; 4a. with perfs. trimmed at left, otherwise sound. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue½a. Die I, 1a. brown, 2a. yellow, 4a. green Die I and 8a. rose Die II, each overprinted "cancelled" Type 16, fresh and very fine with large part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue½a. deep blue Die II, 1a. brown, 2a. yellow, 4a. blue-green Die II and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "specimen" Type 12, large part original gum. A fresh and scarce groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue½a. Die II deep blue handstamped "specimen" Type 14, 4a. green Die I and 8a. rose Die II both handstamped "specimen" Type 10, traces of gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue2a. yellow, 4a. green Die II and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh colours and without gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue2a. yellow, 4a. blue-green Die II and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "specimen." Type 15, fresh colours and part original gum. A scarce trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue6a.8p. slate handstamped "specimen" Type 7, fresh with large part original gum. A fine example of this rare unissued stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue6a.8p. slate handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh without gum; a few trimmed perfs. at right. A rare stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1867-73 "Service" Issue8a. rose Die II with manuscript "Cancelled", fresh with large part original gum. A most unusual stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1874-82 "On H. M./S." Issue½a. blue Die II, 1a. brown, 2a. yellow, 4a. green Die I and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "specimen" Type 10, the 2a., 4a. and 8a. diagonally, without gum, fresh colours. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1874-82 "On H. M./S." Issue½a. blue Die II and 1a. brown, both handstamped "cancelled" Type 11 diagonally, without gum; a couple of small imperfections though a rare duoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1874-82 "On H. M./S." Issue½a. deep blue Die II handstamped "specimen" Type 14, 2a. yellow and 8a. rose Die II both handstamped "specimen." Type 15, part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1874-82 "On H. M./S." Issue½a. deep blue Die II, 1a. brown and 2a. yellow, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 17 (2a. diagonally) with the ½a. and 1a. being unlisted in the monogram with this handstamp, the ½a. and 1a. with part original gum, the 2a. without gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1874-82 "On H. M./S." Issue1a. brown vertical pair, the upper stamp handstamped "specimen"Type 13 and the lower stamp handstamped "cancelled" Type 10, fresh mint with the lower stamp remaining unmounted. A very rare and highly unusual se-tenant pair from a sheet of the Colour Standard stamps. PhotoNote: There were two panes of eighty (8x10). On each pane, the top six rows were overprinte...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1874-82 "On H. M./S." Issue2a. yellow, 4a. green Die I and 8a. rose Die II, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 (diagonal on the 4a. and 8a.), the 4a. with part original gum; the 2a. with a rounded corner and the 8a. with perfs, partially trimmed at base. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1883-99 "On H. M./S." Issue½a., 1a. and 2a., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 diagonally, fine with part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1883-99 "On H. M./S." Issue½a., 1a., 2a., 4a. and 8a., each handstamped "specimen" Type 14, fresh without gum or part original gum (4a. and 8a.); a fine and rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1883-99 "On H. M./S." Issue½a., 1a. and 2a., each handstamped "specimen." Type 15 although the 2a. does not show a full stop after "specimen" and is in a solid black ink compared with the other two values in which the ink is somewhat watery, part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1883-99 "On H. M./S." Issue2a. ultramarine upper right corner block of twenty (4x5) each handstamped "cancelled" Type 20 and endorsed in the right-hand margin "Stolen from Chyebassa", July 1892", fresh mint and nearly all unmounted. See also lot. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1883-99 "On H. M./S." Issue4a. olive-green, 8a. mauve and 1r. green and rose, each handstamped "cancelled" Types 19, 20 and 21 respectively, fresh with part original gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1900 "On H. M./S." Issue in New Colours3p. carmine, ½a. yellow-green and 1a. carmine, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 23, part original gum. A rare trioSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1902-09 King Edward VII Values3p. to 1r. set of eight and 1907 ½a. and 1a., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, part original gum. A very rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1911 King George V Essays½a. yellow-green (1907 issue) and 2r. rose-red and yellow-brown King Edward VII values overprinted "service" and handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, used as essays for the forthcoming King George V issue and affixed to De La Rue "Appendix" piece (122x181mm.) dated "5th January 1911", the ½a. marked "When printed the word "Service" is to fall where the word "Cancell...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1912-23 King George V Issue3p. to 25r. set of thirteen. each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, the 2a. to 8a. without gum, the others with large part original gum. A very rare and possibly unique set. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1912-23 King George V Issue3p., ½a., 1a., 2a., 4a., 6a. and 12a., all imperforate and handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, the 3p., ½a. and 6a. showing portions of "india store depot- lambeth s.e. - pattern no" handstamp in purple on reverse, 1a. with part original gum, the others without gum. A very rare group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Ter...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1912-23 King George V Issue½a. green handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fresh without gum. ScarceSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1912-23 King George V Issue½a. green and 6a. bistre, both handstamped "colonias" diagonally in violet by a Post Office Receiving Authority, possibly Madrid, fresh without gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978China Expeditionary Force1900 3p., ½a., 1a., 3a., 8a. and 1r., each handstamped "ultramar" in blue at Lisbon and intended for the Portuguese Colonies. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Indian Postal Notes1870 (c.) Issue8a. rose Die II, 1r. slate and 2r.8a. Venetian red, each handstamped "specimen" Type 10, part original gum. Marcus Samuel considered these to be bogus overprints and they are therefore sold on their meritsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Indian Postal Notes1870 (c.) Issue8a. rose Die II and 2r.8a. Venetian red both affixed to the printed forms which are overprinted "specimen" diagonally in red. RareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Indian Postal Notes1895 "Postal Service" Issue½a., 1a., 2a., 4a., 1r. and 5r., each handstamped "specimen." Type 15, large part original gum. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1860 Electric Telegraph Issue4a., 1r. and 4r. imperforate plate proofs in reddish purple on blue glazed paper, each handstamped with portions of "specimen" Type 2 vertically, fresh colours and with large part original gum. An exceptionally rare trio. PhotoNote: Five sets of these plate proofs overprinted Specimen are recorded of which one is in the Royal Philatelic Collection and anot...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1860 Electric Telegraph Issue1r. reddish purple on blue glazed paper with manuscript "Cancelled" horizontally at centre; minor colour loss and surface rubbing though a very rare and possibly unique example of this classic stamp. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a, 8a., 1r. S.G. Type I, 2r.8a. Type I, 10r. Type I, 14r.4a., 25r. Type II, 28r.8a. and 50r. Type II, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 vertically, the 8a. and 2r.8a. to 50r. inverted, without gum; the 2r.8a. imperforate at base and the 10r. with some defects though a rare and important groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more informat...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r., 2r.8a., 5r., 14r.4a., 25r., 28r.8a. and 50r., each overprinted "cancelled" Types T8 (1a.) or T7 (2a. to 50r.) vertically, fresh with large part original gum. A fresh and most attractive group of De La Rue Colour StandardsSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r. Type II, 2r.8a. Type I, 5r., 10r. Type I, 25r. Type I, 50r. Type I together with 1869-78 14r.4a. and 28r.8a., each twice handstamped with Type 8 horizontally, fresh with large part original gum; 1r. with a small corner faults, otherwise fine and a very rare set. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please vie...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue1a. green and 5r. orange-brown both handstamped "specimen" Type T9 vertically reading up, traces of gum; the 5r. with a couple of faults on the lower portrait, otherwise sound. A rare pair and listed by Samuel as a "local" handstamp only known on these two valuesSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Bu...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue2a. maroon imperforate imprimatur and handstamped "specimen" Type T1, large part original gum. Fine and rare with this handstamp only known on this imperforate value and considered by Samuel to undoubtedly be a De La Rue type. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue2a., 4a., 1r. Type II, 2r.8a. Type I, 10r. Type I, 14r.4a., 25r. Type I, 25r.8a. and 50r. Type I, each handstamped "specimen" Types T2 (2a. to 2r.8a.), T3 (10r., 25r. and 50r.) and T4 (14r.4a. and 28r.8a.) vertically , unused without gum; a few small imperfections with the 50r. soiled though a very rare set with Samuel commenting that these stamps together for...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue2a., 4a., 8a., 1r. Type I, 2r.8a. Type I, 5r., 10r. Type I, 14r.4a., 25r. Type I, 28r.8a. and 50r. Type I, each handstamped "specimen" Type T6 vertically reading up, fresh colours and without gum. A very rare and lovely set, possibly the sole complete set recorded. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condition...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue2a., 4a., 8a., 1r. Type II, 2r.8a. Type I, 5r., 14r.4a., 25r. Type I, 28r.8a. and 50r. Type I, each handstamped "specimen" Type 10 vertically reading up, fresh colours and with large part original gum. A very fine and lovely group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue4a., 2r.8a., Type I, 5r., 10r. Type I, 25r. Type I and 50r. Type I, each handstamped "specimen" Type 7 vertically reading up, large part original gum (4a. to 10r.) or without gum (25r. and 50r.), A fine, rare and most attractive group. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue10r. blue-green Type II and 25r. Type II, both overprinted "cancelled" Type 13 vertically reading upwards, fresh colours and with large part original gum; some perfs. trimmed away though an unusual pair with these being the only two Telegraph values known with this overprint. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms an...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue14r.4a. bright lilac and 28r.8a. bright yellow-green, both handstamped "specimen." Type T5 horizontally, large part original gum; the 14r.4a. with creased split at foot, the 28r.8a. fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1882 "Double Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r. Type II, 2r.8a. Type II, 5r., 10r. Type II, 25r. Type II and 50r. Type II, each twice handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 horizontally, fresh with large part original gum. A fine and rare set from the De La Rue Colour Standards, originally in blocks of six with singles removed from each block and used to match the colours of the 1890 single hea...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1882 "Double Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r. Type II, 2r.8a. Type II, 5r., 10r. Type II, 25r. Type II and 50r. Type II, each once (1a., 2r.8a. and 10r.) or twice handstamped "specimen." Type T11 and further handstamped "specimen." Type 15, all horizontally, large part original gum. A fine and rare set. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 5r., 25r. Type II, 28a.8a. and 50r. Type II, each handstamped "specimen." Type 15 twice horizontally, large part original gum; the 5r. with defective lower left corner, otherwise a fine and attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue1r. grey Type II, handstamped "specimen" in block letters (18½x4mm.) vertically in a type unknown to Samuel at the time of the publication of his 1878 monogram, large part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1869-78 "Double Head" Issue5r. orange-brown with manuscript "Cancelled" vertically reading upwards, large part original gum, fresh colour and fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1890 "Single Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r., 2r.8a., 5r., 10r., 25r. and 50r. set of ten, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 or "specimen" Type 14 for 25r. horizontally at foot, large part original gum. A rare and attractive "set"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1890 "Single Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r., 2r.8a., 5r., 10r., 25r. and 50r., each handstamped "specimen" Type 14 horizontally at centre, the 50r. (surface abrasion) a lower half only, without gum and some soil marks on reverse though an attractive and rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1890 "Single Head" Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r., 2r.8a., 5r., 10r., 25r. and 50r., each handstamped "specimen" Type 15 horizontally towards foot, large part original gum; 1a. with crease at foot, otherwise a fine and rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1904 King Edward VII Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r., 2r., 5r., 10r., 25r. and 50r., each twice overprinted "specimen" Type 13 twice horizontally, large part original gum; the 2r. with a horizontal crease and the 25r. with a little gum on face and a surface abrasion, otherwise a fine and rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions fo...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1904 King Edward VII Issue1a., 2a., 4a., 8a., 1r., 2r., 5r., 10r., 25r. and 50r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25 towards foot, large part original gum. A fine and rare set. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Telegraph Stamps1904 Surcharges1a. on 4r. purple with watermark inverted and 2a. on 8a. brown, both overprinted "specimen" Type 13, fresh with large part original gum. Fine and a rare duo. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 19781911-23 King George V Issues3p. lower left corner block of eight (4x2) with pillars, twice handstamped by large fancy-framed "cancelled." (inverted) in ornate lettering in violet, ½a. strip of three, 1a. block of six, 2a.6p. block of nine, 3a. block of nine, 4a. block of six, 6a. block of twelve, 12a. block of twelve and 5r. pair, all marginal (four with pillars) handstamped by large part or complete "...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Official Stamps1912-23 King George V Issue3p. block of six, 6a. strip of three, 8a. block of nine and 1r. strip, all marginal and handstamped by large part or complete "cancelled" in violet, and 4a. part pane of sixteen (4x4) with pillars, each row handstamped by large fancy-framed "cancelled." in ornate lettering in violet, large part original gum; some perfs. reinforced in places, otherwise fine and...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rareLettersheet1857 ½a. pale blue handstamped specimen" Type 7; horizontal fold at centre, otherwise soundSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rareEnvelopes1857 ½a. pale blue (100x65mm.) and 1a. brown on blue paper (120x71mm.), both handstamped "specimen" Type 7; the ½a. with thin "line" at left on reverse and 1a. with a couple of small age marks Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rareEnvelopes½a. blue (118x65mm.) handstamped "specimen" Type 2Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rareEnvelopes1857 ½a. pale blue (2¾x4¾") and 1a. brown on blue paper (2¾x4¾"), both handstamped "specimen" Type 7Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rareEnvelopes1883 ½a. green and 1a. brown, both handstamped "specimen." Type 15; ½a. with small split at footSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rarePostcards1879 ¼a. brown handstamped "cancelled" Type 13Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rarePostcards1879 ¼a. brown (122x74mm.) and 1884 ¼a.+¼a. brown reply card (122x86mm.) both handstamped "specimen." Type 15Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rarePostcards1884 1½a.+1½a. blue reply card, both halves overprinted "specimen." Type 15 in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Postal Stationery. All of these are considered rareRegistered Envelope1937 (c.) 4½a. blue (190x112mm.) with "s.p.india." under flap, overprinted "specimen" in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsAgreement1912 (c.) 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a. and 1r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsBroker's Note1912 (c.) 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a. and 1r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCourt Fee1872 1a., 2a. orange, 2a. grey, 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a. orange, 12a. grey, 12a. claret, 1r., 2r. orange, 2r. grey, 4r., 5r., 7r., 10r., 20r. orange, 20r. grey, 40r., 70r., 100r., 200r. orange, 400r., 700r. and 1000r., each handstamped "specimen" Types 7 or 10; 20r. grey with a surface fault, otherwise fresh and fine without gum. Also 1a., 2a. orange, 3a., 4a., 2r. orange and 20...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCourt Fee1872 2a. orange, 2a. grey, 3a., 4a., 8a., 12a. orange, 12a. grey, 12a. claret, 4r., 5r., 7r., 20r. orange, 20r. grey and 200 grey, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh without gum; both 20r. values with small faults though an attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCourt Fee1883 1a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r. 1r.2a., 1r.8a., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r. and 6r. lilac, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 twice, once horizontally at portrait and once vertically reading up at centre, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCourt Fee1904 1a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r. 1r.2a., 1r.8a., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r. and 6r. lilac, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 twice, once horizontally at portrait and once vertically reading up at centre, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCourt Fee1913 1a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r. 1r.2a., 1r.8a., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 10r., 15r. and 20r. lilac, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 twice, once horizontally at portrait and once diagonally at centre (10r., 15r. and 20r.), fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCustoms1865 1a. pale blue handstamped "specimen" Type 5 (3, one imperforate) and 7, handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 and De La Rue Colour Standard overprinted "cancelled" Type 16, part to large part original gum in places. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsCustoms1865 1a. pale blue block of four, each overprinted with De La Rue Colour Standard "cancelled" Type 16; fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsEntertainments, Government of Bombay1a., 2a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a. in various colours and with white on black value tablets, 1r., 1r.8a., 2r.8a., 3a.8a., 4a.8a., 5r.8a., 6a.8a., 7a.8a., 8r.8a. and 9r.8a. in deep lilac with white on blue value tablets, each handstamped "cancelled" (14.5x1.75mm. and unlisted in the monogram in this type), fresh mint. A most unusual and most attractive setSub...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1860 embossed 4a., 1r. and 4r. green on pink dated on 23 or 24 November, each with manuscript "Specimen", large part original gum; a fine and rare trio. Also 4a. dated in January 1861 and handstamped with sans serif "specimen" of unknown originSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1860 2a., 3a., 6a., 12a., 1r. and 2r. violet, each with manuscript "Specimen", fresh with large part originalSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1860 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 1r.8a., 2r., 3r., 4r., 6r., 8r., 12r., 18r. and 24r. violet/purple, each with manuscript "Cancelled", large part original gum; three with small faults, otherwise fine and a rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1860 2a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 1r.8a., 2r., 3r., 4r., 6r., 8r., 12r., 18r. and 24r. violet, each overprinted "specimen" Type 2, large part original gum; 12a. with a corner defect, otherwise fine and a rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1860 2a., 3a., 6a., 8a., 12a. (2), 1r., 3r., 8r. and 12r. (2) violet/purple, each handstamped "specimen" Types 2 (12a.), 7 (2a.) or 10, large part original gum; three to 12r. with faults though generally good to fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1860 2a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 1r.8a., 3r., 4r., 6r., 8r., 12r., 18r. and 24r. purple, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, some with large part original gum; 8a.with a defective corner, otherwise a fresh and fine groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1906 (c.) 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 3r. and 6r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fine mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsForeign Bill1912-13 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 3r. and 6r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fine mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsHigh Court1868 1a., 2a., 3a., 4a., 5a., 6a., 8a, 10a., 12a., 1r., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 40r., 50r. and 100r. lilac and red, each handstamped "specimen" Type 10, fresh with large part original gum. A fine and attractive setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsHigh Court1868 3a., 4a., 5a., 6a., 8a, 10a., 12a., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 40r., 50r. and 100r. lilac and red, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh with large part original gum. A fine and attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsInsurance1921 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 3r., 6r. and 10r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fine mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsReceipt, Bill or Order1860 1a. lilac handstamped "specimen" Types 1, 2, 7 and 14, and De La Rue Colour Standard overprinted "cancelled" Type 15, 1861 "imperforate" ½a. on 1a. lilac handstamped "specimen" Type 1, and 1861 ½a. lilac handstamped "specimen" Types 1, 5 (imperforate), 9 and 14, and De La Rue Colour Standard overprinted "cancelled" Type 15, mostly with part to large part origina...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsReceipt, Bill or Order1860 1a. lilac and 1861 ½a. lilac blocks of four, both De La Rue Colour Standards overprinted "cancelled" Type 15, fresh mint; the ½a. with a light crease at top and a few separated perfs. though an attractive pairSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsRevenue1860 (22 Nov.) embossed 1a. and 4a. pink, both overprinted several times with "specimen" (21½x3mm.) in a type not listed by Samuel. A most unusual pairSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsRevenue1869 perf. 15½ 1a. lilac with manuscript "Specimen" and handstamped "specimen" Type 15, perf. 14 handstamped "specimen" (15x2mm.), a type not listed in Samuel and Type 14, perf. 14 handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 and 1903 1a. lilac handstamped "cancelled" Type 30, all but one with large part original gum; on with a small crease. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsRevenue1869 perf. 15½ 1a. lilac block of four with De La Rue Colour Standard overprinted "cancelled" Type 15, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1863 1a., 2a., 4a., 12a., 1r., 2r.8a., 7r.8a. and 10r. purple and red, all imperforate and each handstamped "specimen" Type 5, three with part original gum. A fine and rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1863 1a., 2a., 3a., 4a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 1r.4a., 2r.8a., 3r.12a., 5r., 6r.4a., 7r.8a., 10r. and 20r. purple and red, each handstamped "specimen" Type 7 and affixed to a page entitled "east indies" possibly from an official collection; the 7r.8a. with some perfs. trimmed at top. A rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Condit...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1863 2a., 3a., 4a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 1r.4a., 2r.8a., 3r.12a., 5r., 6r.4a., 7r.8a., 10r. and 20r. purple and red, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh mint and lovely strong colours and a lovely groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1863 4a. and 5r. purple and red both handstamped "specimen" Type 5, 4a. and 1r. purple and red both handstamped "specimen" Type 10, some gum in places, the last three imperforate on one sideSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1863 4a. purple and red and 1r. purple and red marginal blocks of four from the foot of the sheet with guide lines, both De La Rue Colour Standards overprinted "cancelled" Type 15, fresh mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1906 2a., 4a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 5r. and 10r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fine mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsShare Transfer1912 (c.) 2a., 4a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 5r. and 10r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, fine mintSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSmall Cause Court1a., 2a., 3a., 4a., 5a., 6a., 8a., 10a., 12a., 1r., 1½r., r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 15r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 40r., 50r., 60r., 70r. and 75r. orange and violet, each handstamped "specimen" Type 10, large part original gum. A fine and rare setSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSmall Cause Court3a., 4a., 5a., 5a., 6a., 8a., 10a., 12a., 1r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 40r., 50r., 60r., 70r., and 75r. orange and violet, each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh without gum; 4a. with a rounded corner, otherwise fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSpecial Adhesive1866 200r. dull lilac, 500r. dull lilac, both "imperforate and 1000r. dull lilac with perforations largely al round, each handstamped "specimen" Type 12, unused without gum. Barefoot comments that these and other values were apparently not issuedSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSpecial Adhesive1868 Colours Changed 1a., 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a. Type I, 12a., 1r., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 40r., 50r., 100r., 500r. and 1000r., each handstamped "specimen" Type 10, some gum in places. A colourful and most attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSpecial Adhesive1868 Colours Changed 1a., 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a. Type I, 12a., 1r., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 40r., 50r., 100r., 500r. and 1000r., each overprinted by De La Rue Colour Scheme "specimen" Type 16, fresh mint. A very fine and colourful and most attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSpecial Adhesive1868 Colours Changed 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a. Type I, 12a., 1r., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 40r., 50r., 100r., 200r. (one corner defective), 500r. and 1000r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 9, fresh mint. A colourful and most attractive groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSpecial Adhesive1903-09 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a. (defective corner), 12a., 1r., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 7r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 20r., 30r., 40r., 50r., 100r., 200r. and 500r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25, mostly later printings on chalky paper and fresh bright coloursSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Revenue StampsSpecial Adhesive1912-20 2a., 3a., 4a., 6a., 8a., 12a., 1r., 2r., 3r., 4r., 5r., 6r., 8r., 9r., 10r., 20r., 30r., 40r., 50r., 100r., 200r., 500r. and 1000r., each handstamped "cancelled" Type 25 (the 1000r. in red), fresh bright colours and a lovely groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1830 (c.) 4a. black and red large oval inscribed "stamp office", believed to be produced by the Congreve interlocking plate process and on a piece of paper (204x152mm. roughly separated on one side) with a watermark as used for the 1854 postage stamps and thought to have been cut from a register of stamps at Somerset, parts of the piece with pencil drawings showing parts of the watermark...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1830 (c.) 8a. blue large oval with black overlay printing in parts and on watermarked paper (203x131mm.) and with a notation in native script on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1830 (c.) 1a. black and red inscribed "No. 30" and 2a. black and red inscribed "No. 3", both medium size ovals on wove paper (145x97mm.) with small portions of watermark and the 1a. with a small amount of native script on reverseSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1870 2000r. blue and black small size oval with a smaller oval in red and black inscribed "madras" and dated "15 september 70" and 1872 1a. medium size oval in black and blue inscribed "madras" with a smaller oval in red and black inscribed "madras" and dated "15 october 72", both on wove paper (192x87mm., some staining at left of both), and a 2r. small oval in black and red on piece (64x...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1874 De La Rue 4a. blue and 8a. blue proofs on wove paper (210x83mm.) with 5-8mm. margins, both perforated with large "cancelled" (75x14mm.) and dated "19 nov 74" upper right cornerSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1874 De La Rue 2a. blue, 3a. brown, 4a., brown on light blue background, 8a. maroon, 10r., 15r., 20r., 25r., 30r., 35r. and 40r. all in green on a pale bistre background, 105r., 110r., 112r.8a., 115r., 120r., 135r., 137r.8a., 140r., 155r., 165r. all in carmine, 170r. in deep carmine, 212r.8a., 262r.8a., 325r., 350r., 362r.8a., 375r., 387r.8a. and 400r. all in carmine, 412r.8a., 425r., 450...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1903 (c.) 2a., 4a., 5a., 10a., 12a., 1r., 3r. and 15r. "hundi" papers (220x130mm.), each perforated with large "cancelled" (75x14mm.). A fine and rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1912 (c.) King George V 1r.8a. in orange, maroon, green and grey on wove paper (210x343mm.), the stamp impression twice overprinted "specimen" and the paper in a larger type, both in brown. A beautiful item of the printer's artworkSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamped Papers1912 (c.) King George V 1r.8a. in orange, blue-green, green and grey on wove paper (211x252mm.), the stamp impression twice overprinted "specimen" and the paper in a larger type, both in blue-green. A beautiful item of the printer's artworkSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States StampsFaridkotOfficial, 1887 8a. mauve handstamped "specimen.", fine mint. RareSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States StampsGwalior1885 (May) space between two lines of overprint 13mm., Hindi inscription 13mm. to 14mm. long, ½a., 1a. and 2a. in complete sheets of 120 (12x10, separated horizontally at centre), each handstamped "specimen" (15x3mm.) Type GW1 in red, position 38 on all three values and position 98 on the ½a. and 1a. all showing error "spegimen", hinged to album pages and all apparently w...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States StampsGwalior1885 (May) space between two lines of overprint 13mm., Hindi inscription 13mm. to 14mm. long, ½a., 1a. and 2a., each handstamped "specimen" (15x3mm.) Type GW1 in red, large part original gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States StampsNabha1885 overprinted "nabha/state", ½a., 2a., 4a. and 1r. in red, 1a. and 8a. in black, each handstamped "specimen." in red on ½a. and 4a. and in black on 1a., 2a., 8a. and 1r., large part original gum. A rare groupSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States StampsPatiala1885 inscribed "puttialla/state" 1a. overprinted in black and 4a. overprinted in red, both handstamped "specimen." Type 15, 1a. with part original gum, 4a. with traces of gum and a shallow thin. A rare duoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States StampsPatialaOfficials, 1885 overprinted "service/puttialla/state" in red, ½a. and 2a. both handstamped "specimen." Type 15, part original gum. A rare duo which although thought to be reprints, because other Convention States items overprinted with Type 15 are believed to be issued stamps, Phillip Kinns suggests that these two "reprints" may, in fact, be essays or proofs. See the 1978...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryGwalior Cards1885 narrow spacing between lines of overprint, ¼a. brown with manuscript "Specimen"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryGwalior Cards1885 narrow spacing between lines of overprint, ¼a.+¼a. brown, the outward portion with manuscript "Specimen"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryGwalior Cards1885 wide spacing between lines of overprint, ¼a. brown overprinted "specimen" Type GW1; closed tear at right, otherwise fineSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryGwalior Envelopes1885 wide spacing between lines of overprint, ½a. green without Arms, handstamped "cancelled" Type 9 diagonallySubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryGwalior Envelopes1886 narrow spacing between lines of overprint in red, ½a. green handstamped "specimen." Type 15 in redSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryJind Cards1885 ¼a. brown card with manuscript "Specimen"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryJind Cards1885 ¼a.+¼a. brown reply card, the outward portion with manuscript "Specimen"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryNabha Cards1885 ¼a. brown handstamped "specimen." Type 15Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryNabha Cards1885 ¼a.+¼a. brown reply card, both portions handstamped "specimen." Type 15Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryNabha Envelopes1886 ½a. green handstamped "specimen." Type 15 in red; a couple of faint tone marksSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryNabha Envelopes1886 1a. brown handstamped "specimen." Type 15 in red; a couple of faint tone marksSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryPatiala Card1885 ¼a.+¼a. brown inscribed "puttialla/state", the outward half with manuscript "Specimen"Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Convention States Postal StationeryPatiala Envelope1885 1a. brown inscribed "puttialla/state", handstamped "specimen." Type 15Subject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Feudatory StatesAkalkatRevenue 1r.2a. red-orange, 2r. yellow, 4r. pale lilac, 5r. deep blue and 6r. green with flag and values in red, each perforated "specimen" (22½x4½mm.) vertically reading upwards at right, fresh without gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Feudatory StatesBhopalOfficial 1908 overprinted with typo "service", 1a. carmine-red (S.G. O302) block of four sharing part of large perforated "(spe)imen", fresh with large part original gum; also Kishangarh 1904 perf. 12½ 2a. orange perforated "specimen" (23x4mm.) and considered bogus by Marcus Samuel in his 1978 monogramSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms an...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Feudatory StatesGwalior1920 (c.) De La Rue 1a. printer's samples (7) in a variety of single or dual colours, each overprinted "specimen" A fine and most attractive group that we do recollect seeing beforeSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Feudatory StatesJodhpur1939 Court Fee 12a., 1r., 1r.2a., 2r., 3r. and 4r. horizontal pairs and 1940-45 Revenue 1a. brown strip of three, all perforated by Perkins, Bacon & Co. with large "specimen" (70x15mm.) across all stamps, fresh without gumSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Feudatory StatesWaterlow Sample StampsA selection of Revenues comprising Bhavnagar 1904 Court Fee 8r. brown and 1935-40 10r. violet, Morvi Revenue 1889 in orange, 1920 in blue and in green, Indore 1890-1900 Court Fee imperforate 1a. in brown-red and 2a. in blue-green and one other imperforate in brown, seven overprinted "waterlow & sons ltd./specimen" and one overprinted "waterlow and sons/limited/spe...

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Feudatory StatesWaterlow Sample StampsSirmoor 1894 Indian Elephant 3p. die proof in bistre, overprinted "waterlow & sons ltd./specimen" and without a punch hole; fine and rare. PhotoSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

India The remarkable collection formed by Marcus Samuel, FRPSL. Type numbers quoted are taken from "Specimen Stamps of British India" by Marcus Samuel, published by the India Study Circle in 1978Stamp AlbumsFour Godden de Luxe albums in maroon that contained the collection; a few minor scuffs, otherwise fine. Also India Stamp Journal April 1950-March 1951 issues (13) with the original articles on the Specimen issues written by Marcus SamuelSubject to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium. For more information please view Terms and Conditions for Buyers.

(x) IndonesiaWest Irian1969-71 a group of eleven postcards to Djakarta, mostly bearing 1963 surcharges or overprints, cancellations with Biak, Djajapuram Fakfak, Manokwari and Sorong, chiefly fine and a most unusual groupSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) JapanA selection of covers and cards, some Chrysanthemums and other frankings and a 1928 commercial envelope from Germany to Moscow bearing a good strike of the boxed "missent/to osaka" in red. (16 covers). Also a group of illustrated letter sheets and a group of wooden postcards plus envelopes and enclosures including used; also Korea covers used (2) and unused (2)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) JapanPicture Post Cards: A selection of coloured textile cards featuring Geisha girls in kimonos, three with Japanese Post Office stationery print, unused with some used (3). A good series of these early cards which were produced in the 1890. (11 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) JapanPicture Post Cards: Japanese Occupation, a selection of used. illustrated military cards featuring various views and scenes, typical of these cards, comer relating to China and a few with more elaborate censor handstamps (29 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) JapanPicture Post Cards: A collection of of postal stationery cards with illustrations with 1876 1s. unused (12) and used (5), 1899 1½s. (2), 1877 2s. used (4), 5s. used (handpainted, taxed) and 4s. used (21) one with German seapost datestamp. A good selection of these early post cards. (43 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) JapanPicture Post Cards: A varied collection with a selection of art cards, several with their original packets (12), a good selection of street scenes and social including groups selection Yokohama, the floods plus others of varying vintages, military and commemorative, some empty folders. A mixed lot. (205 cards)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Labuan1901 $2 dull green centrally cancelled by Labuan c.d.s. for 31 March 1902; small light mark on reverse at upper left otherwise fine. Rare. S.G. 140, £3,750. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaFederated Malay States1910 (3 July) envelope registered to USA, bearing 1c., 3c. and 50c. tied by Kuala Lumpur double-ring d.s., showing registration d.s. with date in manuscript and showing, on reverse, Penang (4.7), London (28.7), New York (5.8) and arrival datestamps. AttractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaFederated Malay States1922-34 Script 1c. to $5 less 35c. scarlet and purple, $1 pale green and green, $2 green and carmine and $5 green and blue, each overprinted or perforated "specimen", many a little gum toned otherwise generally good to fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationStraits Settlementspostal stationery: 1942-44 15c. registered envelope (K size) with Itchiburi seal in red alongside stamp impression, fine unused. Very few examples recorded. Higgins and Gage A11cSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationJohore1943 (Feb.) unoverprinted 2c. stationery card to Singapore, uprated with unoverprinted 2c., both disallowed and crossed through in pencil, showing Japanese Malacca c.d.s., circular-framed "t/malacca" and Japanese censor chop in violet. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationJohore1943 Kanji overprint on Postage Due 12c. purple block of four, the upper right stamp with variety second character sideways; lightly mounted on the upper pair only. S.G. D10/10a, £500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationKedah1942-43 "dai nippon" 5c. yellow block of four with overprinted in black, cancelled by favour with central strike of 'kangar/ kedah 2602/ yubin kyoku' c.d.s., fine. S.G. J4a, £1,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationKelantan1943 envelope to Singapore bearing Japanese 8s. tied by "kota bharu/kelantan" double-ring d.s. (Type D10) and showing censor chop at left, both in violet; the envelope roughly opened at right which has damaged the adhesive. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationMalacca1942 10c. dull purple lower right corner block of four with plate number showing full Malacca chop, very lightly toned gum, fine. S.G. J50, £600. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationPenang1945 (20 Feb.) Negri Sembilan 15c. registered envelope with Kanji overprint from Bukit Mertajam to Penang, uprated with Pictorial 8c., cancelled by Japanese type c.d.s. (Type JD3), showing registration label and very scarce triangular "Passed for Transmission". PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationPerak1943 (14 July) envelope (223x100mm.; with letter) registered from Sauk (sender's address on reverse) to Penang, bearing on reverse Perak 5c. with black single-frame chop, 15c. with Dai Nippon overprint and Selangor 3c. with Kanji overprint, all tied by "kuala kangsar" double-ring d.s. (Type D11), showing Taiping transit c.d.s. (16.7), censor chop and, on face, provisional registration label with manuscript "auk"; the envelope with two vertical creases and some worm holes well clear of adhesives and markings. Rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in add...

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationPerakbooklet: Exploded $1 containing two 5c. panes of twenty (5x2) with black single frame chop, one pane with overprinted omitted on lower right strip of three (split into blocks of six and four), the second pane showing six with handstamp inverted, fine. Unique. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationSelangor1944 (28 Aug.) Perak 15c. registered envelope with Kanji overprint, marked "a.r.", addressed locally at Klang, bearing on reverse 1943 Pictorial 10c. vertical pair tied by Japanese type c.d.s. (JD2) and showing, on face, provisional registration labelSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationSingapore1942 3c. green horizontal pair, the left stamp without handstamp, unused with large part original gum; some red offset ink fingerprint marks on face and reverse. Rare. Unlisted by ISC and Stanley Gibbons. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationTrengganupostal stationery: 1947 (8 Feb.) 15c. registered envelope (K size) overprinted with black chop (Type 1) addressed to Penang, cancelled by c.d.s. and blue crayon, some filing folds and peripheral faults; fewer than ten examples of the size 'K' envelope were overprinted, this may be the only example used during the British Military Administration. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, October 1992Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationGeneral Issues1942 (Apr.) single-lined frame, Selangor 50c. black on emerald vertical strip of three from the top of the sheet with handstamp in black, the middle stamp variety handstamp omitted, part original gum., fine. S.G. J220/ J220 var. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationGeneral Issues1942-44 "Kanji" overprint on unissued Perak 2c. orange, 3c. green and 8c. grey, each in a block of four and each block with upper left stamp showing sideways second character, brown gum as usual, fine. S.G. footnote after No. J296, £1,200+. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJapanese OccupationGeneral Issues1943 Pictorial 4c. carmine rose, a top left corner block of six (3x2) variety imperforate vertically between stamp and margin and between second and third rows, affixed to reverse and neatly tied by Japanese Singapore c.d.s. on 1945 (18 Aug.) locally addressed and registered envelope. A new discovery. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJohore1891-94 2c. cancelled by part "pengerang/Star and Crescent/johore" circular h.s. (Type K2), 8c. cancelled by part "tanahmerah/Star and Crescent/johore." circular h.s. (Type K1) and 1896 1c. cancelled by part "tebrau/Star and Crescent/johore" circular h.s. (Type K1). A fine trio of rare cancels. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaJohore1894 (27 July) envelope to Rangoon and redirected to Thayetmyo, bearing 1891-94 1c. (perf faults at left) and 2c. tied by "bander maharani/Star and Crescent/muar" circular h.s. (Type K2) with "bander maharani/muar" c.d.s. (Type D2) in red alongside, in combination with Straits Settlements 1882 8c. tied by Singapore c.d.s. (28.7) and showing, on reverse, Rangoon and Thayetmyo datestamps. Very scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaKedahSiamese Post Office1908 (16 May) opened-out envelope registered to Indi bearing, on reverse, 1899-1904 8a. and 1907 1a. on 24a. vertical pairs, both tied by light "Kedah" c.d.s. (Type C), showing Penang and three different Indian datestamps alongside and, on face, a further strike of the c.d.s. and framed "regt letter no" h.s.; the envelope a little toned and soiled and with some minor peripheral faults. A rare franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaKelantanSiamese Post Office1902 (9 Jan.) 1a. red on yellow card (1883 issue) from Kota Bharu to London, clearly cancelled by favour with "kalantan" c.d.s. (Type B). Rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaKelantanSiamese Post Office1908 (22 Aug.) "5" on 4a. carmine stationery card (1906 issue) to Singapore, cancelled by fine strike of "Kota Bharu/Kelantan" double-ring d.s. (Type E) and showing arrival c.d.s. alongside; the card with lower right corner missing. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaKelantanSiamese Post Office1909 (4 Aug.) picture postcard ex the Gimlette correspondence to Kuala Lumpur and redirected to England, bearing 1905-09 4a. scarlet tied by "Batu Mengkebang/Kelantan" double-ring d.s. and showing Kota Bharu transit d.s. at lower left; upon arrival the card redirected with FMS 3c. tied by Kuala Lumpur double-ring d.s. (17.8) which has also been applied over the 4a. and showing Penang transit d.s. (19.8). A late usage of Siamese stamp and a most unusual combination. Very rare. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium....

(x) MalayaKelantanRevenue1940 Script $25 brown and green, large part original gum; a little toned and with a gum bend, still a good example of this rare high value. Barefoot 1Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaPahang1897 (2 Aug.) Kuala Lipis provisional, 2c. on half of 5c. blue diagonal bisect, tied by part c.d.s. on small piece, fine. S.G. 18, £450Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaPahang1899 "Pahang/Four Cents." on Perak 8c. dull purple an ultramarine, variety surcharge inverted, fine used. S.G. 25a, £1,800. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaPerak1893 (29 Dec.) envelope to Switzerland, bearing Straits Settlements 1883 CA 5c. blue tied by oval of bars (Type K1), showing "tapah" c.d.s. (Type D2) alongside, Ligne N double-ring d.s. and, on reverse, Penang (31.12) and Singapore (2.1) transit datestamps; envelope with light horizontal crease towards foot. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaPerak1905 (17 Jan.) picture postcard to Ireland, bearing Straits Settlements 3c. tied by "lumut" c.d.s. (Type D3), showing "pangkor" (Type D3; day of month in manuscript) and Penang (18.1) datestamps. Scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaSelangor1895 (15 Jan.) envelope to India, bearing Straits Settlements 1882 8c. orange tied by "klang" c.d.s. (Type D3) and showing, on reverse, Penang (11.1) and arrival datestamps; the envelope with repaired tear across top left corner and some discoloration. ScarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsMalacca1841 (14 Oct.) entire letter to London, marked "via Falmouth", rated "1/-", showing oval-framed "india" and, on reverse across join, poor to fine boxed "malacca/Paid" d.s. in red and arrival datestamp (11.2). Rare, one of six examples that we record. Photoprovenance:Dr. Chua Eu TiongSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsEarly Letters and HandstampsSingapore1854 (19 Nov.) entire letter from Manila to New York, marked "Via Marseilles", variously rated and showing, on reverse across join, fine framed "forwarded by/wm macdonald & co/singapore", framed "singapore/Bearing", London transit c.d.s. (27.1) with handstruck "75" and arrival d.s. (16.2). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsIndia used in SingaporeMail to Burma1858 (18 Sept.) entire to Akyab, Burma bearing 2a. orange tied by unclear "B/172", showing blue sender's cachet at lower left and, on reverse, "calcutta/ship letter/bg" d.s. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsIndia used in SingaporeMail to Dutch East Indies1864 (23 Nov.) entire to Batavia, marked "Pr Steamer Hydaspe", bearing 1856 1a. tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing manuscript "25" and, on reverse, framed "singapore/ship letter/paid" d.s. in red. The only known cover from the wreck of the Hydaspe, on her maiden voyage. Photoprovenance:Derek ClaytonSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsIndia used in SingaporeMail to Netherlands1866 double rate front to Rotterdam, marked "pr Messagerie Imp. via Marseille", bearing 1865 8p., 2a. orange and 8a. strip of three, all clearly tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing framed "pd" and octagonal-framed "poss. an. v. suez paq. fr./2 mars 2", both in red. A rare and attractive franking illustrating the 1r.10a.8p. double rate via Marseilles. Photoprovenance:Nestor Nunez, December 1988Spink (Singapore) auction, June 2000Dr. Chua Eu Tiong, July 2005V.T. Nathan, April 2009Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to...

(x) Straits SettlementsIndia used in SingaporeMail to United Kingdom1859 entire to Glasgow, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1855 4a. on blued paper pair and singles (2, one bisected diagonally), all tied by "B/172" obliterator and showing, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in red and arrival c.d.s. (31.10). A fine example of the rare 14a. rate to the United Kingdom via Marseilles. R.P.S. (1967) and B.P.A. (2016) Certificates. Photoprovenance:Thomas Traill, November 1977Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsIndia used in SingaporeMail to United Kingdom1861 (23 Oct.) entire ex the Gray correspondence to Bolton, docketed as from Manila, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1856 1a. and 4a. pairs tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing red crayon "1/2" and, on reverse, "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. (3?.11) in red. Scarce mail from the Philippines. Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsIndia used in SingaporeMail to United States of America1857 (5 Oct.) wrapper with contents from Manila to New Port, USA, marked "Via Marseilles, Lithographic sheet", bearing on reverse 1856 1a. pair tied by "B/172" obliterator, showing framed "forwarded by/wm. macdonald & co/singapore" f.a.c. alongside with, on face, manuscript "6" and handstruck "8". A rare franking, particularly from the Philippines. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on Stamps of IndiaMail to China1867 (Sept.) front and one back flap from Singapore to Amoy, marked "Per Str Behar", bearing uncancelled 1½c. on ½a. (3, two with faults) and 2c. on 1a., showing "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. in black, blue crayon "4" (deleted) with red manuscript "4" alongside, fine "hong kong/paid" c.d.s. in red (18.9) with Hong Kong d.s. on reverse. B.P.A. Certificate (not present). PhotoNote: The vendor proposes that the stamps were not cancelled and received a blue "4" in manuscript because the postal clerk was unfamiliar...

(x) Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on Stamps of IndiaMail to France1869 (2 July) envelope from Singapore to Bordeaux, marked "Via Suez", bearing 8c. on 2a. vertical pair placed sideways and tied by "D14" duplex, showing red French maritime datestamp with arrival c.d.s. (7.8) on reverse; the envelope with some minor staining. Very rare, one of two recorded covers to France. Photoprovenance:Milo D. Rowell, September 1992Spink (Singapore) auction, June 2000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on Stamps of IndiaMail to Hong Kong1868 (27 Nov.) envelope from Singapore to Hong Kong, marked "pr Str Malta", bearing 8c. on 2a. in combination with 1868 4c., both clearly tied by "D14" duplex, showing red crayon "4" and, on reverse, very fine "hong kong & singapore line/b/marine sorter" circular h.s.; the envelope with small fault at foot. Photoprovenance:Charles Taylor, May 1981Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on Stamps of IndiaMail to United Kingdom1868 (7 Apr.) envelope from Singapore to Edinburgh, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 2c. on 1a. (defective at top) in combination with 1867-68 6c. pair and single (both soiled and with faults) and 12c., all tied by firm's oval chop and clear "D14" duplex, showing very light London Paid c.d.s. with arrival datestamp (7.5) on reverse; the envelope a little soiled and with other lesser faults. A scarce franking. Photoprovenance:David Springbett, March 1994Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20%...

(x) Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on Stamps of IndiaMail to United Kingdom1869 (9 Jan.) entire letter ex the Buckley correspondence from Singapore to Saddleworth, marked "Via Marseilles per Fr Mail", bearing 32c. on 2a. pre-cancelled with Syme & Co firm's chop, tied by part "D14" duplex and showing, on reverse, Manchester transit c.d.s. (9.2); the adhesive crossed by horizontal crease along top. Photoprovenance:Howard Selzer, November 1986Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867 (1 Sept.) Surcharged on Stamps of IndiaMail to United Kingdom1870 (3 Nov.) envelope from Singapore to Edinburgh and redirected to Ayrshire, bearing 32c. on 2a. clearly tied by "D14" duplex, framed "insufficiently paid/for brindisi route/deficient postage/3d", the last deleted and showing manuscript "4" alongside, arrival datestamp (12.12) on reverse; the envelope with some heavy creasing which affects the adhesive. The only known cover from the Straits Settlements with this handstamp. Photoprovenance:Graham NelsonSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20%...

(x) Straits Settlements1867-72 First Permanent IssueMail to France1872 (25 June) double rate entire from Manila (blue sender's cachet at lower left) to Bordeaux, bearing 12c. and 32c. tied by "D14" duplex, showing unframed "pd" in black, "singapore/paid" and "poss. ang. v. suez/alexandrie" (29.7) datestamps in red with French T.P.O. and arrival (6.8) datestamps on reverse.; the entire a little soiled and both adhesives with some lightly stained perfs. A scarce franking. Photoprovenance:Dr. F.E. Wood, December 1964Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867-72 First Permanent IssueMail to France1875 (23 June) six times rate envelope from Manila to Paris, bearing 32c. vertical strip of three tied by dumb obliterator, showing despatch d.s., "singapore/paid" transit c.d.s. (2.7), unframed "p.d." and French maritime octagonal-framed d.s. (5.7). A very rare franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867-72 First Permanent IssueMail to France1878 (May) envelope from Deli, Sumatra to Paris, bearing 2c. (3, one defective) and 6c. (faded), two 2c. crossed by sender's chop in blue and all tied by poor "B/172" obliterator, showing light "singapore/paid" c.d.s. (19.5) in red, octagonal-framed "poss. angl./paq. fr. n no 8" d.s. (20.5) in black and, on reverse, Marseilles to Lyon T.P.O. d.s.; part of flap missing and some stained perfs. A rare cover originating in the Dutch East Indies. Photoprovenance:Dr. F.E. Wood, December 1964Tay Peng Hian, November 1986Subject to 5% t...

(x) Straits Settlements1867-72 First Permanent IssueMail to Peru1871 (12 Aug.) envelope from Singapore to Lima, marked "Via California" and "pr Colorado", bearing 6c. and 32c. wing-margin pair clearly tied by "D14" duplex, showing red crayon "8", unframed "p.d." in black, framed "paid all", red New York transit d.s. (30.10) with arrival c.d.s. on reverse. The only recorded cover to Peru. Photoprovenance:David Springbett, March 1994Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867-72 First Permanent IssueMail to Switzerland1875 (21 June) entire from Manila to Winterthur, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4c. and 12c. tied by dumb obliterator, showing "singapore/paid" c.d.s., unframed "pd" and octagonal-framed "poss. an./paq. fr. n no 1" d.s. (5.7), all in red, with Zurich and arrival (6.8) datestamps on reverse. A neat and attractive franking. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits Settlements1867-72 First Permanent IssueMail to Switzerland1875 (10 July) envelope from Singapore to Waltensburg (Vuorz), marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 4c., 24c. and 30c. cancelled by dumb obliterator, showing framed "pd", "singapore/paid" and Penang (12.7) transit datestamps, all in red, with Brindisi and various Swiss datestamps on reverse; the envelope a little ragged at top caused through opening. A rare and attractive three-colour franking with the 24c. applied for Late Fee. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsPostal Stationery Cards1885 (7 Feb.) "three/cents" in black (large letters) on 4c. reddish brown, headed "The Westcoast of Atjeh 7 Feb", to Belgium, cancelled by Penang dumb cancel (Type K9) and additionally by "poss. angl./17/fevr/85/paq. fr. no. 7" octagonal d.s., via Penang (14.2) with "penang/paid" c.d.s. (PD6) and Singapore (16.2) with "singapore/paid" c.d.s. (PD11), taken by steamer from Djemnah to Marseilles (13.3), then overland to Brussels (14.3). A remarkable item. HG4b. Photoprovenance:Yen Boon Swee, September 2018Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition...

(x) Straits SettlementsPostal Stationery Cards1893 (12 May) 1c. green reply half of reply paid card to Schuck Esqr Borneo Wharf, Singapore, cancelled by "sandakan" c.d.s. with Singapore arrival c.d.s. (23.5) at lower left and showing bold "T" h.s. (not recorded in either Singapore or North Borneo) c.d.s. with, on reverse, the original Sandakan arrival c.d.s. (28.4). A rare and correct usage in North Borneo. HG 7. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsRevenue Stamp1923 Script $25 purple and blue on blue with margin at top, fresh and fine unmounted mint. Stated by the owner to be the only known example in this condition. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1860 (20 Nov.) part of document with a very fine "chef du service de la marine/singapore/(Eagle with Crown)" cachet, used by the chief of the French naval squadron stationed in Singapore harbour; some stains, fine and scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1864 (3 June) stampless entire letter from Singapore to Marseille, marked "Via Suez", showing "singapore/p.o." double-ring d.s. and red octagonal "pos. an. v. suez/paq. f/1 mars 1" datestamp (Salles 1.872) of 5 July 1864; a little stained (mostly on the reverse), fine and very rare. PhotoNote: Carried by the "Donnai" to Suez and then the "Said" to Marseille. The earliest known use of the Marseille arrival datestamp from Singapore.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1870 (8 Aug.) front from Singapore to Saigon, marked "p Messagesies Imples", showing small Singapore single-ring d.s. and very fine octagonal "poss. angl./paq. fr. n no. 7" (Salles 1.933/7) and a variety of manuscript rate markings; fine and very early use of the number "7" datestamp and rare eastwards mail with French paquebot datestamps. Roumet Certificate (2012)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1872 (26 Aug.) envelope, with enclosure headed "Singapore", to Paris, bearing France 1871-76 25c. blue with Anchor cancellation and "cor. d. arm/lig. n. paq. fr. no 1" c.d.s. of 1 Sept., transit and arrival markings on the reverse, small part of rear flap missing, very fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1876 (6 Jan.) entire from Singapore to St. Malo with blue "via marseille" handstamp, showing "singapore/unpaid" c.d.s. and fine red octagonal "poss. angl/paq. fr. n no. 6", rated "12", transit and arrival datestamps on the reverse; some wrinkles, fine and scarce. Roumet Certificate (2012). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1903 (8 June) envelope to Marseilles, bearing KE 8c. tied by "ligne n/paq. fr. no 2" octagonal d.s. and showing another superb strike alongside; the envelope a fraction soiled. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1917 (May) envelope registered to Penang, bearing 1917 Red Cross 3c.+2c. and 4c.+2c. vertical strips of three and vertical pairs, all cancelled by unclear Singapore datestamp and showing clear arrival datestamp (11.5) on reverse. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and Cancellations1932 (13 Aug.) envelope registered to USA, bearing KGV 2c., 10c. (on reverse) and 25c., all tied by Penang double-ring d.s., showing mainly fine framed "late fee/paid" h.s. (Type I 57), Penang A registration label and, on reverse, New York (9.9) and arrival datestamps; envelope with some minor peripheral creases. Very scarce. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsFrench Military Post Office1861 (7 Dec.) envelope to Toulon, bearing France 1853-61 20c. pair (cut into at places), to pay the double soldier's rate, tied by two fine strikes of the "cecd" in lozenge of dots cancellation and with "corps exp.chine/bau d" datestamp alongside, framed "pd" below, transit and arrival datestamps on the reverse; the envelope is a little stained and with a light vertical filing fold but exceptionally rare. Robineau Certificate (1996). Photo.Note: From the period of the second opium war. Carried by British Steamers, "Ott...

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsFrench Military Post Office1862 (7 April), front to Saigon, bearing France 1853-61 20c., a little cut into at foot, large margins other sides, tied by a very fine strike if the "cecd" in lozenge of dots with "corps exp chine bau d" c.d.s. below; some faults but fine appearance and a very rare item from the French Fieldpost during the second opium war. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1861 (8 Jan.) envelope from France to Singapore, marked "Voie de Suez par Marseille", bearing 1853-61 20c. pair (a little cut into at foot), showing St. Brieuc (21) despatch c.d.s., red framed "p.p." and "pd" markings, transit datestamps on reverse, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1862 envelope Care of U.S. Consul, bearing United States 1861-62 3c. rose horizontal strip of four with concentric circles cancellations, South Berwick/Me (Dec. 10) datestamp at left and red London transit datestamp, on reverse red Boston transit d.s. and blue oval Boustead & Co/Singapore forwarding agent's marking; a few minor imperfections but rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1863 (15 March) entire letter from France to Saigon, bearing 1862 Empire 10c. bistre and 20c. blue to pay the postage to Singapore, tied by large figures "532" cancellations with Bordeaux c.d.s. alongside, on arrival additionally franked with India 1a. (creased on application) tied by "B/172" cancellation; horizontal filing fold at foot well clear of the adhesives, fine and exceptionally rare. Scheller Certificate (2012). PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1864 (11 Jan.) entire letter from France to Penang, marked "Via Suez & Ceylon - par Vapr. anglais", bearing 1853-61 80c. (cut into to very large margins) with "1896" small figures cancellation of Marseille and showing boxed "pd" markings, fine.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1866 (7 May) entire letter from France to Penang via Singapore, bearing 1863-70 Laureated 80c. with Paris Star "11" cancellation, showing red "pd" and Penang arrival (12.6) on the front, unclear Singapore datestamp on reverse; fine.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Straits SettlementsCovers and CancellationsIncoming Mail1872 (2 Jan.) entire letter from France to Penang, marked "Via Brindisi", bearing 1870-71 perf. Siege 40c. pair, 1871-76 thin figures 25c. pair with "6325" large figures cancellations, showing red framed "p.d" and Penang arrival (8.2) on the front, transit datestamps on reverse; vertical filing fold crosses the first 25c., fine. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaTrengganu1921 (18 Aug.) envelope registered from Kemaman to Melbourne, bearing 5c. grey and deep brown in Combination with Straits Settlements 2c., 4c. and 6c., all tied by D3 c.d.s. (latest recorded date) with another strike alongside and showing registration d.s. (Type R2, latest recorded date) with Singapore transit datestamp on reverse; the envelope with light overall discolourationSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) MalayaTrengganu1927 (19 Oct.) envelope to Penang, bearing 1926 5c. purple on yellow tied by Kretay bi-lingual double-ring d.s. (Type D3); the envelope with light overall toningSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Netherlands Indies1870 (Sept.) envelope to Pons, posted on board the Steamer "Capitole" on her journey from Batavia to Singapore, bearing France 1863-70 Laureated 20c. and 80c. with Anchor cancellations, showing "ligne p/paq. fr. no. 1" datestamp (12.9) and with red framed "pd" alongside, alongside, on reverse "ligne n/paq. fr. no. 8" , "marseille a lyon/special" transit datestamps and Pons arrival; part of flap missing from the reverse, fine and rare. Photoprovenance:T.V. RobertsBernard Berkinshaw-SmithSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Netherlands Indies1875 (22 March) 5c. postal stationery card to Batavia, with framed "specimen" handstamp, "66" in rhomboid of dots cancellation, "veldpostk-atjeh" and Weldtevreden And datestamps alongside, also another card similarly cancelled but without the Specimen handstamp; a few minor faults but a rare pair. The cards with the "Specimen" handstamp were distributed free to Expedition troops but were quickly used.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Netherlands Indies1880 (14 Aug.) entire letter to Paris, bearing 1870-88 25c. purple with "15" in rhomboid of dots cancellation, showing Salatiga c.d.s. alongside and red octagonal "poss neer/paq. fr no 1" datestamp below, transit and arrival markings on reverse; fine and scarce. Photoprovenance::DubusBerkinshaw-SmithSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) Netherlands Indies1902-29 group of twenty picture post cards, used, a variety of types and frankings, also fourteen unused cards and 1940-47 six cards, mostly postal stationery including Censored and On Active Service; mixed conditionSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) North Borneo1894 $1 scarlet, variety imperforate between stamp and margin at top, fine lightly cancelled to order. S.G. 83var. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) North Borneo1909-23 PictorialsPerforated Printer's Samples1c. in black and blue, a block of nine without gum, each overprinted "waterlow & sons ltd/specimen" (Type WS 2) an ith small punch hole at lower left, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) North Borneo1909-23 PictorialsIssued Stamps1c. to 24c. set of thirteen with additional 1c. (perf 14½) corner block of four, 4c. corner block of four with sheet number and 10c. shade, plus 2c. and 24c. imperforate colour trials on pieces and overprinted "waterlow & sons ltd/specimen", 1c. chocolate-brown block of four, 4c. block of four and single and 18c. used, and 1909 20c. on 18c. mint; generally fine. S.G. 158-177, £758+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) North Borneo1909-23 PictorialsIssued Stamps12c. black deep blue horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, neatly cancelled to order, one with small mark on reverse otherwise fine. S.G. 173b, £850. PhotoSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) North Borneo1909-23 PictorialsCovers1909 (4 Dec.) picture postcard from Sand