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The Trowbridge Collection of Indian Native States

Sale number: 58

Wednesday 6th October 2010

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1 | £48
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Maps: Engraved map ''PLAN DE LA VILLE/DE COCHIN'' (147 x 159mm.), Paris c. 1750, showing fort and native settlement during the Dutch period, also a fair strike of ''POST FREE/SERINGAPATAM'' oval on piece.
2 £100
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1820 (Oct. 9) entire with enclosed letter from J.P.Stewart, Acting Resident at Quilon, Travancore, addressed to the Dewan of Cochin and endorsed ''On the Service'' and ''P F'' (Post Free), countersigned at lower left and received two days later, some tape repairs and other faults but a rarity. Photo.
3 £220
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1835 to 1852, selection of five pre-stamp items with marks incl. 1835 entire to Scotland red boxed ''INDIA LETTER/FALMOUTH'' and ''Addl/1/2'', 1845 ''COCHIN/Paid'', 1845 ''COCHIN/BEARING'', 1852 ''COCHIN/PAID'' boxed marks, fair to fine.
4 £60
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, 1852 to 1870, a selection of ''C/130'' diamond of dots, ''COCHIN/130'' duplex and single c.d.s. types on adhesives (some on piece incl. 2a. pink used with 4a. on blued) incl. multiples, etc. with 1857 wrappers (2, ex Northey)) registered to Madras bearing 1/2a. pair and single respectively and showing continued use of red ''COCHIN/PAID'' as despatch datestamp, etc., fair to fine. (17 items)
5 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, the ''C/130'' diamond of dots, good to fine strikes on 1854 1/2a., 1a. (2), 2a. and 4a. (cut to shape), ''COCHIN/130'' duplex, a fine almost complete strike on 1860 8p. pair and good to fine part strikes on 1865 1/2a. (4). (11 items)
6 £80
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, the ''C/130'' diamond of dots, selection of mainly good to fine strikes on 1854 1a. (8, incl. Die I strip of three and Die II pair), 4a. (cut to shape), 1855 4a., 1856-64 1/2a. (2), 2a. pink pair, 2a. orange, 4a., 1865 1/2a. (4, incl. a strip of three showing ''O'' for ''C'' due to wear), poor to fine. (21)
7 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, an interesting collection of covers, cancellations etc. in a Devon album, with a good range of covers incl. 1859 to Bombay franked 2a. cancelled ''C/130'' with framed ''COCHIN/PAID'' despatch, 1861 wrapper to Liverpool franked 2a., 4a. with red double arc despatch, later marks incl. fine 1891 single ring c.d.s. cancelling 21/2a. on 41/2a. on 2a. stationery registered envelope to Switzerland, squared circles, 1902-11 2r. to 15r. with Cochin telegraphic c.d.s.'s, 1915 stampless ''Correspondance Militaire'' envelope to France with straight line ''HPITAL COCHIN'', also registered, forwarding agents' cachets, postcards early and modern, poor to fine. (approx. 130 items)
8 £260
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, the ''C/130'' diamond of dots, 1859, two matching wrappers to London the first ''Via Madras & Southampton'' and franked by 1858 2a. pair (creased) with ''INDIA PAID'' crescent alongside and backstamped by good framed ''COCHIN/20-9-59(ms.)/PAID'' despatch, the second registered ''Via Madras & Marseilles'' with fine red ''COCHIN/1859/DE 7'' double ring despatch datestamp and franked by 2a. strip of four (affixed over flap and torn on opening) and single (damaged corner) cancelled by good individual strikes of ''C/130'' diamond of dots, and with framed red ''INDIA PAID'' crescent and straight line ''REGISTERED''. Photo.
9 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, the ''COCHIN/M-15'' duplex, a selection on covers and adhesives incl. both types on 1/2a. (2, one to Mah) and 1a. stationery envelopes , 1882 envelope to Shropshire franked by 1/2a. and 4a. with correctly applied individual strikes, etc., strikes and condition mainly good to fine. (10 items)
10 | £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Anchal Offices, a collection of covers, adhesives, etc. in a Devon album, incl. a range of pre-stamp mail with Trowbridge c.d.s. types 1-4 incl. Irinjalakuda, Oorakam, Thiruvankalam, Trichur, 1885 (2), 1888 entires endorsed urgent, 1890 with ''too late'', Cochin Government Gazettes 1885 (Aug. 31) and 1887 (Apr. 12), later with underpaid mail, WWII slogans, Experimental A.O. (Pai type 48) C.1 (Kurkkancheri) on 4p. stationery card, C.2 (Velur) on 1933 entire, C.4 (Mannuthi) on 1918 registered entire and 1933 envelope with C.4 (Mannuthi) on entire, Experimental No. 11 on 1927 registered entire, mainly fair to fine. (76 items)
13 | £155
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the collection of mainly Imperial sub-offices in a Devon album, Q.V. to K.G.VI with covers (66) variously addressed incl. 1915 censored envelope from Chittoor to New York, also adhesives (41), mainly good to fine strikes incl. experimental types etc. (107 items)
14 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial Post Offices, 1890(ca.) to 1909, a selection of cancellation types on cover, adhesive etc. with squared circles incl. 1892 1/4a. stationery card to Mangalore (redirected), 1/2a. to stationery envelope to Qulilon with boxed ''POSTAGE DUE/ONE ANNA'', single circle c.d.s.'s, ''M'' in square of bars, ''continental'' double circles, sub-offices incl. Adoor 1a. stationery envelope with added 2a. registered 1927 to U.S.A., 1934 1/2a. stationery card uprated with 3p., 1a. and 2a. and registered from Chittur, 1922 envelope underpaid to Cambridge with G.B. 1/2d. and 1d. dues, Irinjalakoda 1949 card with due marks, etc., strikes and condition fair to fine. (33 items)
15 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1892 to 1949, a collection of covers in a binder, with a range of rates, incl. registered mail with 1892-94 1/2 put (2) and 1 put on stationery envelope, Numeral issue frankings, Official covers incl. ''D'' perfins from Dewaswom Commissioner, Trichur, postal stationery, etc., poor to fine. (approx. 200 items)
16 | £1050
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the barred obliterators, a collection of strikes on an interesting range of covers etc. in two Devon albums, variously franked and addressed from 1894 entire bearing 1/2 put, 1 put, incl.''C'' number cancellations incl. ''C/7'' (Kodungallur) tying Rama Varma I 2p. to real photographic postcards (2), registered mail, 1928 envelope to Trichur from Dewan's Office franked Official 10p., experimental 'pre-cancels', Express delivery 'alphabet' series etc., later to 1949 with combination frankings, some scarcer postal stationery and a few adhesives, poor to fine. (172 items)
17 | £100
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a comprehensive collection of mainly Anchal sub-offices on leaves, with c.d.s. cancellations in adhesives from 1895 onward, incl. 1892-94 1/2 put (23), 1 put (3), 2 put (2), later with multiples, some stationery cut-outs, strikes and condition mainly good to fine. (213 items)
18 | £200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the Anchal Superintendent's Office, the double circle datestamp (Pai type 17), a collection in a Devon album of mainly fair to fine strikes on adhesives from 1892-94 1/2 put (8), 1 put (2) and on covers from 1897 with due markings etc. incl. mail incoming from Travancore, also Dead Letter Office (Pai type 56) on 1924 Official envelope and type 57 on 1937 'Palace' cover, fair to fine. (26 items)
19 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a collection of around 105 items in a Devon album, dating between 1898 and 1948, incl. a survey of rates and a good range of registered items with 1907 entire bearing Numeral 1/2 put and 2 put, 1909 bearing 2 put (2), variously addressed and franked, mainly with Raja issues, showing a range of cancellations, with envelopes, wrappers and entires (some improvised), uprated postal stationery, book post, printed matter, etc., in varied condition.
20 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Posted in the Wrong (Imperial Post) Box, etc., 1898 to 1950, a selection of eight covers or cards incl. 1/2 put stationery envelope to Kottayam, Travancore, routed via Trivandrum with framed ''POSTAGE DUE/ONE ANNA'', similar envelope used from Chalakudi to Bangalore with added K.E.VII 1/2a., as plain envelope, 2p. card used 1901 to Germany, etc., mainly fair to fine.
21 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the barred obliterators, a collection of strikes on adhesive incl. some multiples contained in an album, from 1898 Numerals to Kerala Varma III issues, with ''C'' and ''A'' numbers with a range of offices, Express Delivery 'alphabet' series, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 600)
22 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Travelling Post Offices, the collection of railway cancellations in a binder with examples on covers and cards (mainly postal stationery) and loose adhesives, a comprehensive range of offices and ''IN'' and ''OUT'' types, with Set No. 1 first types (Pai 62 and 63) and Set No. 3 (Pai 67) on 1900 2p. stationery card, strikes and condition mainly fair to fine. (68 items)
23 | £115
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the Malayalam c.d.s.'s, Trowbridge types 1-4, a collection of covers in an album, range of offices variously addressed, strong in postal stationery with 1900 2p. card, 1913 Official card, 1916 2p. card, strikes and condition mainly good to fine. (71 items)
24 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the English c.d.s.'s retaining Malabar calendar, a collection of Trowbridge types 5-7 on covers, cards etc. incl. much postal stationery in an album, variously originating and addressed incl. Travancore destinations, and with the rare experimental Trippunttura A.A.O. in violet (unique to this office) on 1945 6p. card and postally used share application (sent book post franked 6p.), strikes and condition mainly good to fine. (103 items) Photo.
25 | £73
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the English c.d.s.'s retaining Malabar calendar, a collection of Trowbridge types 8-9 on covers, cards etc. incl. much postal stationery in an album, variously originating and addressed, with a few multiple frankings etc., strikes and condition mainly good to fine. (77 items)
26 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a collection of perfins on a range of adhesives (approx. 180) from Rama Varma I onward, also some on covers (13), with ''D'' (Dewaswom) on Rama Varma II 2p. stationery card (2), pin-perf. types, later with India K.G.VI and some reference correspondence regarding types.
28 | £86
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, A selection of mainly Official covers and cards between 1913 and 1949, variously addressed and franked by Raja Official or Postage issues with a range of cancellations, incl. registered, Rama Varma I 2p. stationery card (2) and Kerala Varma III 4p. card and 9p. envelope uprated, improvised wrappers, etc., poor to fine. (22 items)
30 £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a selection of stampless and paid 'Palace' covers on leaves from 1922 to 1941, variously addressed and showing a range of cachets incl. Maharajah's Palace oval datestamps, Kerala Varma, Prince of Cochin's cachet on hand-addressed 1937 envelope to Oorakam, registered mail, postal stationery, etc., fair to fine.
33 £86
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the English c.d.s employing English calendar, Trowbridge type 10, a collection of covers, cards etc. incl. much postal stationery in an album, variously originating and addressed incl. 4p. card used 1949 from Antikad with Gandhi Memorial Club cachet (2), also some others incl. 1932 Trichur straight line (Pai type 47), mainly good to fine. (45 items) Photo.
34 £220
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Express Delivery, 1933 to 1949, selection of five registered covers or cards with attractive multicolour frankings incl. 1933 local Trichur envelope at 141/4a. rate, Ravi Varma First Portrait 1a.9p. used with Second Portrait 3a. (3) on 1948 entire, etc., fair to fine.
35 £60
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1944 (May 11) Kerala Varma II 4p. stationery card cancelled by Set No. 1 ''IN'' T.P.O. c.d.s with Kurkkencheri and Set No. 3 ''OUT'' c.d.s.'s alongside, and showing unlisted triangular cachet ''POSTED/ IN WRONG/TRAIN'' with larger letters (Pai 69A var.) with Wadakanchery Govt. Servants Co-Operative Society cachet and printed recovery schedule on reverse, slight card imperfections, rare. Photo.
36 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1897 (Jan. 23) 1/2 put. Cochin Government stationery envelope addressed outside state ''(near Ramwadi)'' and redirected to Cutch Mandvi, cancelled by Anchal Malayalam c.d.s., transferred to Imperial post office with British India 1882-90 1/2a. blue-green affixed on reverse and cancelled by fine Ernacolum same day c.d.s. with fair to good Bombay Jan. 27 and Cutch-Mandvi Jan. 30 datestamps alongside. A rare combination cover. Photo.
37 £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1902 (Mar. 3) 2 pies stationery card addressed to Bombay, cancelled by fine Anchal Malayalam type 1 c.d.s. then transferred to Imperial post office with added British India 1/2a. 1900-02 1/2a. yellow-green cancelled by similarly fine 'continental' type c.d.s. with Fort Bombay Mar. 7 arrival alongside. A rare and attractive combination item. Photo.
38 £170
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1917 (Apr.) Rama Varma II 4p. stationery envelope from Ernakulam to Alleppey, Travancore, redirected to Bangalore with added British India 1911-22 1/2a. alongside tied by Pazhayangad B.O. May 15 c.d.s., with Idapilli transit and May 17 Bangalore arrival, slight cover faults but a rare combination. Photo.
39 £140
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1920 (Feb.) envelope addressed to H.M.S. 'Comus' at Bombay (sent on to Dockyard at Fort Bombay) bearing Rama Varma II 2p. pair cancelled by Anchal Malayalam c.d.s. with British India 1911-22 1/2a. cancelled Imperial post office ''COCHIN'' Feb. 16 alongside, both strikes fine and with transit and arrival backstamps. A very scarce and attractive combination item. Photo.
41 £60
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1946 homemade envelope to Trichur, slightly foreshortened at right, showing a fine strike of the rare double cachet ''OFFICE OF THE TRAMWAY ENGINEER/CHALAKUDY'', franked on reverse by Ravi Varma Second Portrait Official 1946-48 9p. tied by indistinct T.P.O. c.d.s. Photo.
42 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, basic set of three values mint or unused with 1897 1p. deep violet fiscal used (2, one with faults) with R.P.S. certificate (1975) as previous listing of error of colour), fine. (5)
43 £580
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, 1892 1/2 put buff on thick wove paper, first setting, no watermark, and 1897 1/2 put orange on thinner wove paper, wmk. small umbrella, both in a scarce complete sheet of 48, odd natural paper blemish and the latter with a few minor stains but including ''COCNIN'' variety [R. 7/2], otherwise mainly fine unused. S.G. 1, 5a, cat. 240+.
44 £170
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, 1 put purple selection incl. 1892 thick wove paper, no watermark, first setting complete mint sheet of 24 incl. damaged electro [R. 4/1], slight vertical bends, purple shades on both papers used (18), fiscal violet shade (4, one on large part document), poor to fine. (43) S.G. 2.
45 | £220
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, 1892 2 put deep violet, violet and reddish violet shades on thick wove paper, no watermark, in complete unused sheets of twelve (deep violet without sheet margins), 1894 2 put deep violet on thinner wove paper in mint block of ten, mostly fine. (46) S.G. 3, 7.
46 £880
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, 1893 1/2 put on laid paper, the three listed shades unused, the orange-buff centred to right but showing nick at left [R. 8/5], yellow with slight thin. S.G. 4, a, b, cat. 1,425. Photo.
47 £480
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, 1893 1/2 put on laid paper, four used shades, one with small thin, incl. orange-buff tied by ''C/13'' barred numeral to rare 1893 (July 2) large part entire from Ayyanbilli to Ernakulam. S.G. 4, a, b. Photo.
48 | £200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: A selection of issues from 1892 to 1909, unused and used, incl. dated cancellations, plated examples, incl. 1892-94 1/2 put (32), 1 put (65), 1896 large 1 put watermark arms mint, unused and used, 1 put watermark shell unused (15) and used (18, some fiscal), Numerals with some multiples, 1/2 put on toned wrapper, etc., poor to fine. (approx. 280)
49 | £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1892-94 Issues, an extensive selection of issues from 1892 to 1896 in an album, unused and used, with shades and clich varieties, a good range of multiples and partial reconstructions, comprising 1892-94 1/2 put (281), 1 put (83), 2 put (182) incl. complete sheets, pre-printing paper fold error and imperf. singles, 1896 large 1 put (36) incl. two on fiscal documents, mainly fair to fine. (582)
50 £520
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1896 One Puttan, 1 put violet, watermark Arms and inscription, rare unused block of twelve (2 x 4) with upper and lower sheet margins, light overall toning and believed to be unique. S.G. 8, cat. 1,200+. Photo.
51 £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1896 One Puttan, 1 put violet, watermark Arms and inscription, rare unused upper left corner marginal vertical strip of five, light overall toning and possibly unique. S.G. 8, cat. 500+. Photo.
52 £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1896 One Puttan, 1 put violet, watermark Arms and inscription, eight unused shades incl. rare lower right corner marginal horizontal pair (toned paper, one creased), a range of shades, one slightly thinned on reverse and odd other trivial imperfection, also full sheet of J.D. & Co. Ltd., Croxley Mill paper (320 x 203mm., creased) showing Cochin Government watermark. S.G. 8, cat. 800+.
53 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1896 One Puttan, 1 put violet, watermark Arms and inscription and watermark Conch shell, three unused shades of each, all plated incl. examples with and without bar to ''A'', mainly fine. (6) S.G. 8, 9, cat. 357.
54 £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1896 One Puttan, 1 put violet, watermark Conch shell, unused block of twelve being rows 5 and 6 incl. ''A'' of ''PUTTAN'' with and without bar, also a lower right corner block of eight (4 x 2) on gummed paper and showing double line of vertical perfs. at right, mainly fine. S.G. 9, cat. 380+.
55 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1896 One Puttan, 1 put violet, watermark Conch shell, selection of 36 incl. unused multiples with blocks of four (4) and corner strip of five (showing double perfs. at top), also used singles (8), poor to fine. S.G. 9.
56 | £3600
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, a study on leaves, both papers, with a good range of unused and used multiples incl. scarce mint corner block of Setting I 3 pies full sheets of 1898 1/2 put (Setting IIB), 1 put (2, watermark sideways to left and right respectively), 2 put (3), 1902 1/2 put (Settings IIIA and IV), 1 put (2), 2 put (Settings VI and VII), damaged electros and many other varieties incl. 1898 1 put mint and used and 2 put used (2) printed both sides, 1902-03 1/2 put sideways clich corrected in mint strip, 3 pies ''THREF'' and ''THRFE'' used, fair to fine. (approx. 450)
57 | £580
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 3 pies blue, a selection of mainly mint multiples incl. full sheets and part reconstructions with varieties, mainly good to fine. (approx. 600)
58 | £750
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 3 pies and 1909 ''2'' on 3 pies, a series of studies in a Devon album, mint or unused and used with clich types and varieties, multiples incl. Setting I, ''2'' on 3 pies full sheets (10), also Numeral set of four philatelically used 1907 on 1/2 put stationery envelope, 3 pies on 1904 cover, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 760)
59 | £720
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1/2 put and 1 put, an extensive collection in a Devon album, mint and used with many multiples incl. 1 put full sheets (2), varieties and clich studies, 1/2 put on entires or wrappers (7), c., mainly fair to fine. (approx. 700)
60 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1 put and 2 put, an extensive selection in a stockbook, mainly used with some mint or unused, incl. dated examples and a range of offices, with a study of the 24 electros of the 2 put, etc., fair to fine. (approx. 540)
61 | £520
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 2 put, a study in a Devon album, mint and used incl. multiples with full sheets from Settings Ib and VII, electro varieties incl. partial reconstructions, temporary clichs, printed both sides (2), etc., fair to fine. (approx. 320)
62 £950
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1902-03 White paper 1/2 put green, Setting IIc, horizontal pair with one stamp sideways [R. 2/4-5], fine mint. Ex Wilson and Midas. S.G. 17a, cat. 900. Photo.
63 £550
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1902-03 White paper 1/2 put green, Setting IIIb, horizontal pair with one stamp sideways [R. 2/5-6], one or two slightly pulled perfs., otherwise fine unused. S.G. 17a, cat. 900. Photo.
64 £950
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1909 ''2'' on 3 pies, the study on leaves, unused and used, incl. surcharge type 7 inverted single and in stamps tte-bche horizontal pair, type 7a in pair with type 7, broken frame and other clich flaws, complete unused sheets (3) from Setting I with [R. 3/2] separately struck (one with thin ''2'' type 7b, ex Wetherall), also block of original 3 pies blue from same setting, Setting II, Setting IIIa with [R. 1/7] inverted (believed to be a unique full sheet) and Setting IVa, mainly fine. (311) S.G. 22, a, b, c, 16. Photo.
65 £220
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1909 ''2'' on 3 pies, Setting IIIa horizontal strip of three [R. 1/6-8], the centre stamp inverted, Setting IIIc horizontal pair [R. 1/7-8], the left stamp and surcharge inverted, fine unused. S.G. 22, a, e, cat. 310+. Photo.
66 £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1898-1909 Numerals, 1909 ''2'' on 3 pies, two upper right corner blocks of six [R. 1/6-2/8], one from Setting IIIa with stamp [R. 1/7] inverted, the other from Setting IIIc with [R. 1/7] showing stamp and surcharge inverted, c.t.o. by Ernakulam Nov. 13 1910 c.d.s.'s for presentation purposes (in anticipation of the closing of the state post), fine and believed to be the largest known 'used' multiples. S.G. 22, a, e, cat. 385+. Photo.
67 | £290
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, A study in a boxed F.G. Warwick album, incl. 3p. and 4p. imperf. plate proofs in marginal blocks of four, mint and used with paper, perforation and other varieties, shades and multiples to 3a. mint (7) and used, a few Officials, etc.
68 | £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, mainly mint selection with set to 3a. (both perfs.) with shades, perfs., etc. incl. 2p. corner block of sixteen on Dickinson 'greaseproof' paper, 3p. perf. 14 x 121/2, 4p. archival corner block of 25 pen-cancelled and datestamped ''8 NOV 1912'' in upper margin, 1a. block of twenty [Rows 1-4] showing umbrella watermarks in upper margin, good to fine. (77)
69 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, A selection of values in complete sheets of forty-eight comprising 2p. (3, one on the Dickinson 'greaseproof' paper), 3p. (3, one on thin paper, another with slight toning), 4p. (2, one apple-green on the Dickinson 'greaseproof' paper, the other with lower right corner block detached and adjoining block removed), 9p. (2, one showing significant perforation misalignment) and 1a. (with one stamp from upper row reattached), some minor wrinkles etc. otherwise mostly good to fine unmounted mint. (572) S.G. 26-30, cat. 826+.
70 £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 3p. blue, 4p. green and 4p. apple-green, each with watermark inverted, also 4p. green showing watermark much misplaced, used, odd tiny perf. imperfections otherwise mainly fine. S.G. 27w, 28aw, 28bw, 28 var.
71 £200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 3a. vermilion, six used examples comprising two line perf. and four comb perf. incl. a rare vertical pair showing lateral misplacement of comb (only pair seen), mainly fine. S.G. 33, var., cat. 228+.
72 £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1922-29 "2/Two Pies" on 3 Pies Surcharges, a mainly mint study collection on leaves, with five complete sheets incl. settings I, II (3, incl. ''Pies'' error [R. 4/8]) and III (incl. ''Pies'' error), and a lower half sheet, perf. 14 x 121/2 mint (4, incl. a pair) and used (4), narrow ''2'' type 15 in vertical strip of three (punch holes in left margin) and single (both slightly stained), poor to fine. (297) Photo.
73 | £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1922-29 "2/Two Pies" on 3 Pies Surcharges, the balance of the study in an album, mint or unused and used with some multiples, surcharge varieties from the range of settings incl. ''Pies'' error, type 14 in four unused blocks of four, type 15 used, perforation varieties with type 12 [R. 6/3] showing double perforations at foot (perf. 121/2 over 14) used (the only example known to us), etc., mainly good to fine. (196)
74 £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1922-29 "2/Two Pies" type 13 on 3p. blue perf. 14 x 121/2 lower right corner marginal block of six [R. 4/7-6/8], one showing ''Pies'' for ''pies'' error [R. 4/8], an exceptionally fine positional multiple, hinged in margin only. S.G. 48b, ba, cat. 370+. Photo.
75 £320
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1922-29 "2/Two Pies" type 13 on 3p. blue perf. 14 x 121/2 showing ''Pies'' for ''pies'' error [R. 4/8], fine used. S.G. 48ba, cat. 350. Photo.
76 | £250
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 3p. to 11/2r. set with addtional 9p. watermark sideways (4, both directions and incl. a pair), 3a. thin letters overprint and marginal 12a., mint, mainly fine. (15) S.G. O1-O9, O3a, cat. 498+.
77 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, A study on leaves, mainly used, with values from 3p. to 12a. (6) incl. varieties with watermark and paper variations, plate flaws, retouches and re-entries, overprint flaws incl. 'missing' letters, 3p., 4p. and 9p. partial reconstructions, and a forgery of the 3p. black overprint variety, mainly good to fine. (approx. 330) S.G. O1-O8.
78 £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 3p. blue, variety overprint double, lightly cancelled, slight imperfections. S.G. O1c, cat. 600. Photo.
79 £60
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 4p. green, watermark sideways, variety overprint inverted, pulled perf. at top and centred to left but lightly cancelled. S.G. O2a, cat. 300. Photo.
80 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 4p. green, watermark sideways, variety overprint inverted, one slightly pulled pulled perf. at foot otherwise fine. S.G, O2a, cat. 300. Photo.
81 £250
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 9p. carmine, variety watermark inverted, two fine used examples, one very lightly cancelled. S.G. O3w, cat. 240.
82 £520
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 11/2a. purple, variety overprint double, very lightly cancelled, fine. S.G. O4a, cat. 750. Photo.
83 £160
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 11/2a. purple, variety overprint double, used, corner crease at lower left otherwise fine. S.G. O4a, cat. 750. Photo.
84 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 12a. ultramarine, mint block of fifteen (5 x 3) slight creasing and light overall gum toning, nevertheless a scarce multiple. S.G. O8, cat. 630+.
85 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 11/2r. deep green in a very scarce complete mint sheet of forty-eight incl. guidelines, re-entries, [R. 1/2] and [R. 2/4] with no serif to ''G'', etc., overall climatic toning, some portions of selvedge detached. S.G. O9, cat. 1,680+. Photo.
86 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1911-13 Raja Varma I Portrait Issue, 1913 Officials, 11/2r. deep green, seven used examples incl. a horizontal pair (only pair seen), two singles showing re-entries, another two with guidelines, mainly fine. S.G. O9, cat. 560+. Photo.
87 | £270
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: The study on leaves, with colour trials and plate proofs of 2p. in brown, 4p. in green (marginal pair and block, the latter with some creasing), 6p. in red and green (pair and marginal block), 8p. in sepia (marginal block), 1a. in green, 2a. in grey (pair) and 3a. in vermilion (pair), issued stamps from 2p. to 3a. (2) mint or unused with papers, perforation types and dies, fair to fine. (55) S.G. 35-45.
88 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Complete sheets of the 2p. brown Die I from Plates 2 and 4, Die II from Plates 5, 6 and 7, 4p. green from Plate 2 and 10p. blue, mint or unused, some perf. separation and other odd imperfection, the 2p. Pl. 7 with backing paper adhering, otherwise mainly good to fine. (336) S.G. 35, 36, 40, cat. 1,382+.
89 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: A collection in a black Devon album, with papers, perfs., mint or unused with some multiples, 9p. (6, incl. an unused block), 1a. Die I (6), Die II (6, incl. two blocks), 3a. (10, incl. a block), used with dated cancellations, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 515 + 2 covers) S.G. 35-54, cat. 1,160 approx.
90 £260
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue, 1928 ''ONE ANNA/ANCHAL &/REVENUE'' on 21/4a. yellow-green, selection on leaves, mint and used (some fiscally) with multiples, surcharge varieties incl. ''REVENUF'' error [R. 6/] in mint corner strip of four and used single, surcharge double fiscally used, etc., fair to fine. (30) S.G. 50, a, b. Photo.
91 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue, 1932-33 Surcharges, a study on leaves, mint and used with some multiples incl. complete mint sheets of 3p. on 4p. and 3p. on 8p., plate and surcharge varieties, etc., good to fine. (180) S.G. 51-53, vars.
92 £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, mint or unused selection of paper and perforation types with set of twelve incl. 9p. (2, incl. scarce paper ''B''), 6a. (3), 11/2r. (3, incl. rare paper ''A''), good to fine. (25) S.G. O10-19b. Photo.
93 | £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, mint or unused and used study in a boxed G.G. Warwick album, with paper, perforation and other varieties, some multiples incl. 12a. block of four (2, one washed) and corner block of eight, 11/2r. marginal block of six etc., mostly good to fine. (approx. 300)
94 £820
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 6p. red-brown, variety watermark inverted, slight creasing pressed out, otherwise fine used. Believed to be the only recorded example. S.G. O11w, unpriced by Stanley Gibbons. Photo.
95 £520
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 11/2a. purple, variety overprint double, fine used. S.G. O15a, cat. 750. Photo.
96 £500
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 21/4a. yellow-green, variety overprint double, fine used. Only seventeen examples recorded of this variety, all from the same sheet. S.G. O17a, cat. 450. Photo.
97 £140
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 3a. vermilion, variety overprint inverted, a few very faint stains, otherwise fine used. S.G. O18a, cat. 475. Photo.
98 £260
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 3a. vermilion, variety overprint double (unlisted by S.G. on this value), slight creasing pressed out otherwise fine used. S.G. O18 var. Photo.
99 | £90
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 12a. ultramarine, complete sheet of forty-eight (8 x 6), [R. 3/1] showing ''C'' with shaved spine, mostly unmounted mint with climatically toned gum, some separation between stamps and selvedge (upper selvedge detached), one [R. 2/1] thinned with part selvedge adhering to reverse, a few others with some tone spotting, nevertheless a scarce sheet. S.G. O19a, cat. 768+.
100 £170
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 12a. ultramarine, paper ''A'' (2), paper ''B'' (3), very scarce 11/2r. deep green, paper ''B'' (2), mainly fine used. (7) S.G. O19a, O19b, cat. 285+
101 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue: Officials: 1919-33 Type O3 ''ON/C G/S'' overprint, 11/2r. deep green, paper ''B'', complete sheet of forty-eight less two stamps, [R. 6/1-2] some parts of selvedge present, mostly unmounted mint with climatically toned gum, some spotting and other faults, nevertheless a scarce multiple. S.G. O19b, cat. 1,196+.
102 | £700
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue, Officials 1929-33, a selection on leaves with a study of overprint settings, 1929-31 set to 6a. (2, one unused) mint, set (incl. Provisionals) of inverted ''S'' varieties used, 6p. setting I and 2a. setting III in complete unused sheets (ex Nissen stock), 1933 6p. on 10p. (4, one with inverted ''S'') used with Rama Varma III Official 21/4a. on registered cover, etc., mainly good to fine. (142 + 1 cover)
103 | £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue, Officials 1929-33, a balance collection in a Utile album, mainly used, with some multiples, a partial reconstruction of setting II , Provisionals, plate flaws, re-entries and overprint varieties, etc., fair to fine. (approx. 260)
104 £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1916-30 Rama Varma II Portrait Issue, Officials 1943 Type 20 ''NINE PIES'' on 11/2a. purple, mint, a few very trivial surface marks otherwise fine and scarce. S.G.. O57, cat. 700. Photo.
106 | £780
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, a selection on leaves, incl. 1923-24 8p. on Rama Varma I 9p. with overprint offset on reverse, used, 8p. on Rama Varma II 9p. mint or unused (15, incl. three blocks of four) and a used reconstruction, varieties incl. doubling of surcharge, 1925 10p. on Rama Varma II 9p. mint or unused (4, both papers) and a used example showing doubling of overprint, 1929 10p. on Rama Varma I 9p. used (6, both settings), fair to fine. (94)
107 | £290
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, an extensive mainly used selection in a F.G. Burleigh album, comprising 1923-24 8p. on Rama Varma I 9p. (96, four with ''Pies'' for ''pies'') and 8p. on Rama Varma II 9p. (102, three mint) with some multiples, partial reconstructions, some showing doubling of surcharge and other varieties, mainly good to fine. (198)
109 £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, 1923-24 8p. on Rama Varma II 9p. carmine, mint lower right corner marginal block of six [R. 4/7-6/8] incl. ''Pies'' for ''pies' [R. 4/8], vertical bends and very slight staining but hinged in margin only and a rare positional multiple. S.G. O21, a, cat. 550+. Photo.
110 £87
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, 1923-24 8p. on Rama Varma II 9p. carmine, variety surcharge double, a used horizontal pair, one or two slightly short perfs., otherwise fine. S.G. O21b, cat. 550+. Photo.
111 £270
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, 1923-24 8p. on Rama Varma II 9p. carmine, variety surcharge double, fine used. S.G. O21b, cat. 275. Photo.
112 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, 1925 10p. on Rama Varma II 9p. carmine, 271/2mm. high surcharge, variety surcharge double, fine used. S.G. O22b, cat. 325. Photo.
113 £260
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1923-29 Official Surcharges, 1925 10p. on Rama Varma II 9p. carmine, 271/2mm. high surcharge, variety surcharge double, one or two slightly short perfs. at left, otherwise fine used. S.G. O22b, cat. 325. Photo.
115 | £90
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, A study of the Recess printings on leaves with set and 4p. complete sheet mint, values to 6a.8p. (3), 10a. (3 ) used, 2a. ''virama'' flaw used, 6a.8p. late use on 1951 registered cover, 10a. (damaged) on express delivery entire, etc., poor to fine. (95+ 2 covers)
116 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, A Recess selection, mint and used, in a Rapkin album, incl. imperf. plate proofs of 4p. (block of four), 6p. (pair) and 1a.8p. (pair) in issued colours, mint multiples with values to 10a. (2), Officials with varieties, 1938 3a. mint marginal strip of eight and block of four, etc. mainly good to fine. (approx. 450)
117 | £450
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, A study of the 1938 Litho printings on leaves, mint and used with sets of both perforations mint, varieties and multiples incl. 4p. blocks with constant flaws, paper, shade and gum variations, used with 2p. perf. 11 strip of three on cover, 1a. perf. 11, (5, one fiscally cancelled), perf. 13 x 131/2 (3, one fiscally cancelled), mainly good to fine. (142 + 1 cover)
118 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Litho printings, a balance selection in a Devon album, mint and used with Officials, a range of multiples, many plate flaws and other varieties, etc., fair to fine. (approx. 250)
119 £320
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1938 Litho, Perf. 11 2p., 6p. and 1939 large ''ANCHAL'' type 19, Recess 1a., used, all with watermark inverted, mainly fine. (3) S.G. 67aw, cat. 85, 69aw, unpriced, 72w, cat. 160. Photo.
120 £270
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1938 Litho, Perf. 11 2p., 4p. and 6p., used, all with watermark inverted, mainly fine. (3) S.G. 67aw, cat. 85, 68aw and 69aw, unpriced. Photo.
121 £450
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1938 Litho, Perf. 11 2p. and 1a. mint, 2p. and 1939 large ''ANCHAL'' type 19, Recess 1a. used, all with watermark inverted, odd shortish perf., otherwise mainly fine. (4) S.G. 67aw, cat. 255, 70aw, unpriced, 72w, cat. 160.
122 | £720
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1938 Litho printings, a selection of mainly mint multiples comprising Perf. 11 4p. (3 sheets), 6p. block of 32, 1939 small ''ANCHAL'' type 19a 1a. block of twelve, Official 1938-44 Overprint type O7 4p. partial reconstruction (45 stamps comprising mint blocks of six (6) and five and four used singles), 6p. partial reconstruction (36 stamps comprising mint blocks of six (5) and five and a used single), Overprint type O9 1a. partial reconstruction in mint blocks of six (7), and 1942-43 Unissued stamps overprinted, Perf. 13 x 131/2 4p. complete sheet, chiefly fine. (359) S.G. 68, 69, 74, O47, a, O48, a, O52, O54a, cat. 2,800+.
123 | £750
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Recess printings, 1939 large ''ANCHAL'' type 19 1a. (with plate flaws noted), 1942-44 ''SURCHARGED/THREE PIES'' type 21 on 1a.8p., ''SIX PIES'' on 1a.8p., ''SURCHARGED/ONE ANNA/THREE PIES'' on 1a.8p., and 1943 Official overprint ''SURCHARGED/ONE ANNA/NINE PIES'' on 1a.8p., each in a complete sheet of 48, some light overall gum toning and the first without upper selvedge otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. 72, 76, 77, 78, O61, cat. 936+.
124 £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1939-44 Recess Provisionals, a selection on leaves mint and used incl. 1939 large ''ANCHAL'' type 19 Recess 1a. watermark inverted used, 1942-44 ''THREE PIES'' type 20 on Recess 1a.8p. unmounted mint and used (2), some multiples and varieties, mainly good to fine. (58)
125 £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1939 large ''ANCHAL'' type 19 on Litho 1a., upper left corner marginal mint, hinged in margin only, fine. S. G. 73, cat. 375. Photo.
126 £780
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1939-44 Litho Provisionals, mint selection comprising 1939 small ''ANCHAL'' type 19a 1a. (3, one perf. 13 x 131/2), 1942-44 3p. on 4p. (both perfs.), scarce type 22 large ''ANCHAL/ SIX PIES'' on 1a. (two slightly pulled perfs. at foot), type 23 small ''ANCHAL/SIX PIES'' on 1a. (both perfs.), type 22 large ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' on 1a., type 23 small ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' on 1a. (gum slightly flattened), and type 24 ''ANCHAL/SURCHARGED/NINE PIES'' on 1a., most fine. (11) Photo.
127 £480
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1949-44 Litho Provisionals selection on leaves with a good range of plate flaws etc., mainly used with some dated cancellations, incl. 1939 large ''ANCHAL'' type 19 1a. perf. 13 x 131/2, 1942-44 type 22 large ''ANCHAL/ SIX PIES'' on 1a., type 23 small ''ANCHAL/SIX PIES'' on 1a. (both perfs.), type 22 large ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' on 1a. (odd slightly pulled perf.), some mint incl. small ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' type 23 on 1a. (slight faults), most good to fine. (66) Photo.
128 £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1939-44 Recess Provisionals, ''THREE PIES'' type 20 on 1a.8p. carmine cancelled Pai type 38 1944 (July 11) on Kerala Varma II 6p. stationery envelope used from Cranganur to Ernakulam with type 77 delivery mark on reverse, scarce. S.G. 75. Photo.
129 £270
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1939-44 Recess Provisionals, ''SIX PIES'' type 20 on 1a.8p. used with Kerala Varma II 1943 ''FOUR PIES'' on type 20 on 6p., cancelled Pai type 46 on 1947 (Aug. 16) locally addressed envelope from Trichur with type 78 delivery mark on reverse. S.G. 77, 97. Photo.
130 £450
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, 1942-44 Litho Provisionals used selection incl. some plate flaws comprising 3p. on 4p. (7, both perfs.), scarce type 22 large ''ANCHAL/ SIX PIES'' on 1a., type 23 small ''ANCHAL/SIX PIES'' on 1a. perf. 11, perf. 13 x 131/2 (2, also an example with fake ''SIX PIES''), type 22 large ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' on 1a., type 23 small ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' on 1a. and type 24 ''ANCHAL/SURCHARGED/NINE PIES'' on 1a. (7), most fine. (21) Photo.
131 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1933-38 Recess selection on leaves mainly mint with some used, incl. set to 3a., both printings of 4p. to 10a., mint multiples incl. partial reconstructions, 4p. complete sheet of 48, blocks of eight and sixteen (2), 1a.8p. blocks of six (6), 21/4a. blocks of six (6) and strips of three (2), 3a.4p. blocks of 26, twelve and four, 1oa. blocks of sixteen, four and a strip of four, chiefly fine. (277)
132 £240
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, a used selection comprising type O7 overprint, perf. 11 4p. (14, incl. a block), 6p. (14, incl. a block), 2a. (9) with inverted ''S'' and plate flaw varieties, type O10 6p. (12, incl. a block and one perf. 11), unissued 2a. (2 slightly toned blocks), and scarce type O11 6p., most fine. (58) S.G. O47, a, O48, a, O50, a, O51, O53a, O55, O56b. Photo.
133 £170
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, type O7 overprint 4p. perf. 11 (2 used, one with inverted ''S''), 4p., perf. 13 x 131/2 6p. (2, one inverted ''S'', slight stains), 2a. (2, one inverted ''S''), O8 overprint 1a. (very slight bends), type O9 6p., 1a., mint, most fine. (10) S.G. O47, a, b, O48, a, O49, O50, a, O51-2, cat. 457. Photo.
134 £600
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, type O7 overprint 2a. grey-black, a complete mint sheet of 48, believed unique, 21 stamps with inverted ''S'' and showing the three states of shading by shoulder, the sheet without side selvedges but stamps mainly fine unmounted with a few light bends. S.G. O50, a, cat. 960+.
136 £750
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1943 Litho overprints, type O10 overprint on previously unissued Litho stamps, Perf. 11 4p., 6p. (unused, corner crease), 1a., 2a., the rare 21/4a. (small part original gum and pressed corner crease, 3a., Perf. 13 x 131/2 4p., 6p. and 1a., most mint and fine. (9) S.G. O54-56d, O54a, O55a, O56a, cat. 2,087. Photo.
137 £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, type O10 overprint 21/4a. colour trial in myrtle-green, perforated 11, a marginal block of four from the foot of the sheet on gummed paper. Photo.
138 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, type O10 overprint 21/4a. colour trial in grey, perforated 11, a horizontal pair from the ''California'' block on gummed paper. Photo.
139 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, type O10 overprint 10a. colour trial in red-brown, perforated 11, on gummed paper. Photo.
140 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1938-44 Litho overprints, type O10 overprint 10a. colour trial in vermilion, perforated 11, on gummed paper. Photo.
141 | £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1943 Provisional Surcharges on Recess printings, a selection on leaves comprising ''SURCHARGED/THREE PIES'' on 1a.8p. mint (10, incl. an unmounted corner block of eight) and used (3), ''NINE PIES'' on 1a.8p. mint (2) and used (3), type 20 ''ONE ANNA/NINE PIES'' on 1a.8p. mint (2) and used (15, incl. two blocks of four), type 21 ''SURCHARGED/ONE ANNA/NINE PIES'' on 1a.8p. mint (6, incl. an unmounted corner block of four) and used (10, incl. two blocks of four), mainly fine. (52) S.G. O58-O61.
142 £550
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1943 Provisional Surcharges on Litho printings, both watermarks, the listed values less S.G. O67a but with both perfs. of S.G. O67b, mint, a few patches of minor gum disturbance, otherwise fine. (8) S.G. O62-O67, O67b, ba, cat. 1,242. Photo.
143 | £700
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1933-38 Rama Varma III Portrait Issue, Officials 1943 Provisional Surcharges on Litho printings, a study on leaves, mainly used with Watermark Umbrella type 20 ''THREE PIES'' surcharge double on 4p., type 21 ''SURCHARGED/THREE PIES'' on 4p. (4), ''NINE PIES''. on 1a., ''SURCHARGED/ONE ANNA/THREE PIES'' on 1a. (2), 'Sheet' Watermark type 20 type 20 ''THREE PIES'' on 4p. (2), ''THREE PIES'' on 1a. perf. 11 (3), perf. 13 x 131/2 (3), also a range of other Litho issues showing 'blanket stretch' doubling, printing and overprint offsets, etc., mainly good to fine. (63)
144 | £620
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, a collection in a F.G. Warwick album, mint or unused and used, with good ranges of shades and many multiples, sheet watermark values with 2p. unused block of twelve, 1a. used (2), 21/4a. mint or unused (4, one perf. 11), 21/4a. used with 1946 9p. on registered cover, Provisional surcharges, Official overprints and surcharges, some varieties incl. 'blanket-stretch' double impression used within 1946 3p. on envelope, overprint offsets, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 730)
145 £850
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, mint or unused selection with shades etc. incl. watermark umbrella 4p. (mint with some patches of flattened gum, rare), 1a. (2, one unused with slight creasing), sheet watermark to 9p. (6), perf. 13 x 131/2 1a., 1a. perf. 11 (11, incl. a marginal block of four), 21/4a. (both perfs.), mainly good to fine. (29) S.G. 85-91a. Photo.
146 £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, a used selection on leaves with not all cancellations guaranteed, incl. watermark umbrella 4p. (slight creasing and two rounded corners), 1a. (2), sheet watermark 1a. perf. 13 x 131/2 (3, fiscal or apparently fake cancellations), 1a. perf. 11 (2, one on 1947 receipt), also 1943 provisionals and a study of 'double image' impressions resulting from the 'blanket-stretch' effect, fair to fine. (47)
147 | £240
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Provisionals, a selection incl. watermark umbrella 3p. on 4p. mint and used (2), type 24 9p. on 1a. mint block of four, sheet watermark 2p. on 6p. used with1943 4p. on postcard, 4p. type 20 on 4p. pair and single used on envelope to Trichur, 4p. on 6p. used with 1946 2p. on postcard, mainly good to fine. (49 + 3 covers or cards)
148 £200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Provisional ''ANCHAL/NINE PIES'' type 23 on 1a. brown-orange, unlisted variety watermark umbrella inverted, two small punctures at right, otherwise fine used and rare. S.G. 92a var. Photo.
149 £3700
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Provisional ''SURCHARGED/ONE ANNA/THREE PIES'' type 21 on 1a. brown-orange, watermark umbrella, the rare error with corner cancellation not guaranteed, fine. S.G. 92c, cat. 4,250 as used. Photo.
150 | £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Provisionals, sheet watermark ''SURCHARGED/THREE PIES'' type 21 on 4p. mint (2), ''THREE PIES'' type 20 on 6p. perf. 11 unused, ''FOUR PIES'' on 6p. mint, each in a complete sheet of 48, the last sheet with some faults, most others fine appearance. S.G. 95, 96a, 97, cat. 880+
152 £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Officials 1944 mainly mint or unused selection with 4p. perf. 13 x 131/2 (6) , 4p. perf. 11, 4p. perf. 13 (unused, light vertical bend), 1a. (3, used), 3a. perf. 13 x 131/2 (9, incl. a block of four), 4p. perf. 13, 3a. perf. 11 (8, incl. a block of four), also a selection of seven overprint offset varieties, mostly good to fine. (52) Photo.
153 £3300
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Officials 1944 1a. brown-orange, very fine mint, fresh and rare. S.G. O70, cat. 3,250. Photo.
154 | £750
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1943 Kerala Varma II Portrait Issue, Officials, 1944 Provisionals, a selection on leaves incl. 3p. type 20 on 4p. perf. 11 with type O10 overprint on both sides (2, used), 3p. type 21 on 4p. perf. 11 mint, 9p. type 20 on 6p. and four unsurcharged 6p. showing doubling of overprint, used, 1a.3p. type 20 on 1a. complete mint sheet of 48 and three used blocks of four showing se-tenant 17mm. and 19mm. surcharge spacings, fair to fine. (82)
155 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1944-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, a balance collection in a Rapkin album, with First and Second Portraits, Officials, etc., unused or used, incl. perforation, shade and other varieties, a good range of multiples, Second Portrait set used, 2p. (3), 3p. pair and 6p. paying 6p. rate on three postcards, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 620)
156 £1200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1944-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, First Portrait study with 9p. Die I (, incl. a block of four), 9p. Die II perf. 13 (4), perf. 13 x 131/2 (3), 1a.3p. perf. 13 (7) and 1a.9p. (6), also Officials 1946-47 with 1a.3p. watermark inverted sheet of 48, all unused, varieties with 1a.3p. double overprint unused (8, incl. a block of four and in pairs with normal) and used (5), 1a.3p. overprint on both sides unused, 1a.3p. overprint both sides, double and inverted on reverse, used (2 - S.G. incorrectly lists as unused), 1a.9p. overprint double used, etc., mainly good to fine. (140)
157 | £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1946-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, Second Portrait, a mainly used selection incl. scarce 2p. perf. 11 x 13 (2, slight creasing), 4p. (5), also a range of plate scratches, Officials, etc. with some multiples, poor to fine. (39)
158 £1450
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1946-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, Second Portrait set to 3a. (4) unused or mint incl. rare 4p. (slightly thinned and creased) with shades and perfs. incl. perf. 11 x 13 2p., perf. 11 6p., 1a. and 2a., perf. 13 1a. pair from the top of the sheet imperf. between stamps and margin, 2a. (4), varieties, etc., most good to fine. (38) S.G. 101-108. Photo.
159 £250
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1946-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, Second Portrait 4p. grey-green used on 1947 (Dec. 6) commercial postcard from Cochin City to Trichur with arrival datestamp alongside, slight gumming staining, scarce. S.G. 103. Photo.
160 £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1946-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, Second Portrait Officials 1946-48 selection with set to 21/4a. with additional shades of 4p. (6), 2a. (8), 21/4a. (7, incl. a block etc., also 1a.3p. magenta without overprint, mainly good to fine. (47) S.G. O84-O91. Photo.
161 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1946-48 Ravi Varma Portrait Issues, Second Portrait Officials 1946-48 2a. black, two complete sheets of 48 showing plate scratches etc., one from a later state, minor creasing otherwise mostly fine. (96) S.G. O90, cat. 1,536+.
162 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 2p. (both Dies) to 3a.4p. set, the 3a. with vertical bend, otherwise mainly fine used. (9) S.G. 109, b-116, cat. 375. Photo.
163 £180
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 2p. (both Dies) to 3a.4p. set with 3p. state 1 shade, mint or unused, odd bend, otherwise mainly fine. (18) S.G. 109, b-116, O92-O99, cat. 395+.
164 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 2p. grey-brown, a study on leaves, unused or used, with shades and multiples incl. three complete sheets of 48 (one wmk. inverted), covers etc. incl. pair used on 1950 advertising acknowledgement card, Die II unused (6, incl. a block of four, one with small thin), overprint varieties, etc., fair to fine. (approx. 230)
165 | £290
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 3p. carmine, an unused study on leaves incl. Officials, with ''ON/C G/S'' overprint 3p. full sheets of 48 showing states 1, 2, 3 (2), 4, 5 and 6, unoverprinted 3p. sheets showing states 6 and 8 (the latter missing upper right corner block of six) and showing many flaws and retouches incl. state 5, [R. 5/1] and [R. 5/2] major flaws on unused singles and subsequent state 6 retouches on marginal pair, overprint varieties etc. mainly good to fine. (432) S.G. 110, O92, O103, vars.
166 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 3p. carmine, an extensive unused and used study in a F.G. Warwick album, with Officials, progressive examples of positional flaws with multiples incl. unoverprinted sheets from state 6 (with double horizontal perforations at top and foot) and 7a, 6p. on 3p. sheet from state 7, overprint varieties, covers (5) incl. unoverprinted 3p. uprating 9p. stationery envelope, Official 3p. and 9p. on wrapper, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 700) S.G. 110, O92, O103, vars.
167 | £250
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 4p. green, a study in an album, with a range of flaws and overprint varieties, two examples used on postcards, multiples incl. Official overprint 4p. in two complete unused sheets of (one with watermark inverted) and c.t.o. block of 36, 9p. on 4p. in two complete unused sheets (one with watermark inverted) and c.t.o. block of 45, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 440) S.G. 111, O92, O104, b, vars.
168 £820
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 4p. green, a mint or unused and used selection incl. plate flaws, a horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet imperf. vertically, Officials, watermark sideways (only recorded on this value) and overprint varieties etc., mainly good to fine. (50) S.G. 111, a, O93, O104, b. Photo.
169 | £230
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 6p. chestnut, a study in an F.G. Warwick album, mint or unused and used with a range of plate flaws and retouches incl. [R. 1/7] and R. 1/8] unissued in flawed state, multiples incl. Official overprint 6p. in complete unused and c.t.o. sheets, overprint varieties, etc. mainly good to fine. (approx. 440) S.G. 112, O94, vars.
170 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 9p. ultramarine, an extensive study in a Rapkin album, unused and used with a range of shades and printings, plate flaws and retouches, 9p. used on entire with 1a.3p. and 3a., multiples incl. unoverprinted 9p., red surcharge 6p. and Official 3p. surcharge in complete unused sheets of 48, overprint varieties, etc. mainly good to fine. (approx. 630) S.G. 113, 124-26, O95, O105, vars.
171 | £800
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 2a. black, a study on leaves, with unoverprinted 2a. mint (3), 2a. pairs on seven covers (incl. 4p. stationery card) and singles used with 3a. (early state) on two registered entires, range of plate flaws, retouches and partial reconstructions, multiples with Official overprint mint sheet of 48, overprint varieties etc., fair to fine. S.G. 114, O96, a, vars. (approx. 220)
172 | £170
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 3a. orange-red, a study on leaves, with unoverprinted 3a. mint (2, one early state orange shade), single used with 3p. on 9p. stationery envelope (torn at left), range of plate flaws, retouches and partial reconstructions, multiples with Official overprint unused sheet of 48 (2) and c.t.o. block of 24, overprint varieties incl. ''C'' for ''G'' [R. 1/4] in two unused blocks of four, etc., fair to fine. S.G. 115, O98, a, vars. (approx. 210)
173 | £650
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, 3a.4p.violet, study selection of plate flaws incl. first character in inscription etc. with unoverprinted shades mint (3), Official overprint 3a.4p. mint or unused (14, incl. a block of four) incl. flat back to ''G'' in overprint [R. 1/5] and used (5, one Die II), mainly fine. (21) S.G. 116, O99, c, vars.
174 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, a selection of varieties with offsets incl. multiples, line perf. 11 and double perf. varieties, Officials with overprint offsets, etc., fair to fine. (28)
175 | £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, a range of covers incl. wrappers and cards, variously franked and addressed, bearing Kerala Varma III values to 3a. (3), provisionals and other issues, incl. combination frankings, registered, book post, uprated postal stationery, etc., poor to fine. (26 items)
176 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, Officials, 1948-49 6p. chestnut, a complete mint sheet of 48 without right selvedge, incl. major flaw through conch at upper right [R. 1/7] extending into [R. 1/8], also ''C'' for ''G'' [R. 1/4] and flat back ''G'' [R. 1/5 and 2/8] overprint varieties, mainly fine. S.G. O94, a, vars., cat. 180+.
177 | £90
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, Officials, 1948-49 21/4a. yellow-green, a mint or unused and used study on leaves with positional flaws incl. blocks of four and a complete sheet of 48, shades etc., fair to fine. (90) S.G. 97, a, vars.
178 £480
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, Officials, 1948-49 3a.4p. mint block of four, marginal from the top of the sheet [R. 1/4-2/5] incl. variety ''C'' for ''G'' in overprint [R. 1/4] and flat back to ''G'' [R. 1/5], fine. S.G. O99, a, cat. 444+. Photo.
179 £220
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1948-50 Kerala Varma III Portrait Issues, Officials, 1948-49 3a.4p. showing variety ''C'' for ''G'' in overprint [R. 1/4], lightly cancelled, fine. S.G. O99a, cat. 325. Photo.
180 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Pictorial Issue, a mint or used selection on leaves, with multiples incl. 2a. and 21/4a. in complete mint sheets of 42, some flaws and varieties incl. doubling of impression, fair to fine. (119) S.G. 117, 118, vars.
181 | £420
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, a selection on leaves, mint or unused and used, with varieties incl. 6p. with incorrect character on Ravi Varma First Portrait 1a.3p. unused (in block of four), used (2) and on Second Portrait 1a.3p. unused (2, one in a block of four) and used (4), Officials unused incl. 1a. on Second Portrait 1a.9p., mainly fine. (42)
182 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, a balance selection in an album, mint or unused and used, with multiples incl. a good range of blocks of four with Ravi Varma Second Portrair Portrait 3p. on 9p. (12, incl. two blocks) unused and used (3), 6p. on 1a.3p. (9, incl. a block) unused and used (8), Officials with Ravi Varma First Portrait 1a. on 1a.9p. used on envelope, Second Portrait 1a. on 1a.9p. (8, incl. a block) unused and used (6, incl. a block), varieties incl. incorrect characters, etc., fair to fine. (172) Cat. 1,200 approx.
183 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, ''SIX PIES'' type 33 in red on Ravi Varma Second Portrait 9p. ultramarine, prepared for use but not issued, a fine unused example, marginal from the right showing reversed albino impression of surcharge in selvedge. Cat. 225+ (see footnote after S.G. 126). Photo.
184 £2300
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, ''ONE ANNA'' type 33 in black on Ravi Varma Second Portrait 1a.9p. ultramarine, a fine used example of an extremely rare stamp. S.G. 123a, cat. 3,250. Photo.
185 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, ''THREE PIES'' type 33 in red on Kerala Varma III 9p. ultramarine, a complete mint sheet of 48, four positions showing first or second character error, the upper and right margins folded over (often occurring during printing, resulting in offset albino impression), slight adhesions otherwise fine. S.G. 124, cat. 414+.
186 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, Officials, 1949 ''SIX PIES'' type 33 on Kerala Varma III 3p. carmine, selection comprising complete mint sheet from state 7, two [R. 5/3 and 5/7] showing character error, the upper row adhering in selvedge, also two unused singles, one showing double surcharge, the other with double horizontal perforations at top, most fine. (50) S.G. O103, b, d, var. Photo.
187 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, Officials, ''SIX PIES'' type 33 in black on Kerala Varma III 3p. carmine, variety surcharge double, the impressions quite coincident, fine used. S.G. O103b, cat. 350. Photo.
188 £200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: 1949 Surcharges, Officials, ''SIX PIES'' type 33 in black on Kerala Varma III 3p. carmine, variety surcharge double, the impressions well spaced, neatly cancelled, one slightly split perf. at top otherwise fine. S.G. O103b, cat. 350. Photo.
189 £140
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal Stationery: 1892 1p. violet envelope with variety printed on inverted envelope, fine unused, scarce. Photo.
190 | £550
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal Stationery: An unused collection in two albums, incl. Postcards, Reply Paid Cards, 1911 2p. rose-red reply cards (2), Envelopes with 1899 1/2 put. green (8), 2 put. purple (2), 1912 4p. green (4), 9p. carmine (3), 11/2a reddish- purple (3), 1934 6p. on 8p. sepia (3), etc. (173 items).
191 | £550
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Postal Stationery: A used collection in four albums, incl. Postcards with 1898 2p. on thin card, a range of types, papers, Envelopes with 1899 1/2 put. green (6), 2 put. purple, 1918 4p. on 9p. carmine, 1934 6p. on 8p., mixed condition. (437 items incl. 45 cut-outs).
192 | £750
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a collection of mainly covers, cards, withs some adhesives in a binder, with pre-stamp from 1860 with Jaipur City datestamps, 1870 wrapper to Seharanpure with blue ''JEYPOOR'' despatch, ''371'' duplex cancellations, postcards, Imperial Post with cancellations Q.V to K.G.VI incl. smaller offices, British India postal stationery, ''Raj''/Service.'' overprint 1/2a., registered, incoming mail, 'bearing' and due markings incl. unpaid 'seal' for mail originating outside state and rectangular framed mark, a good range of combination items incl. 1906 State stationery card bearing Chariot 1/4a. with added K.E.VII 3p., 907 British India 1/4a. card with added Chariot 1/4a. missent to Surat, State stationery card used from Gubardhan to Kotputli with added K.E.VII 3p., 1950-51 late use of Sawai Man Singh II cards (4) with added K.G.VI adhesives, poor to fine. (172 items)
194 £320
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, an interesting, varied collection of covers, cards, official forms, etc. from 1902 onward in a binder, with 'bearing' marks, good range of ms. and framed due markings incl. 1914 Official envelope sent stampless but charged, 1940-49 Experimental P.O.'s nos. 2 (2), 3, 4 (2), 5 (2), also no. 1 cancelling Silver Jubilee set on 1948 philatelic envelope, registration marks from smaller offices, unusual items incl. scarcer datestamps, stationery cards cancelled by bag seal or Money Order c.d.s., registered, parcel and money order receipt forms, certificates of posting, etc., poor to fine. (108 items)
195 | £980
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the collection of 'Chariot' covers in one large and a small binder, a full range from 1904 First issue Type 2 1/2a. (4, one damaged) on full or large part wrappers, Perkins Bacon issues with values to 8a. incl. multiples on variously rated covers and wrappers with some registered and multicolour frankings, 1911 imperfs. with two covers bearing 1/4a. pair from Albrecht's Setting 'A', also perf./imperf. combinations, 1912-22 values to 4a. (3), 1926 3a. on 8a. (5, four on registered stationery cards, 3a. on 1r. (4, two on registered stationery cards), etc., poor to fine. (134 items)
196 £380
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Travelling Post Offices, the exceptional specialised collection of railway cancellations on covers and cards in one binder and exhibit on leaves, a comprehensive selection incl. ''NM/SR'' (Nagda-Muttra State Railway) overprints on six used Chariot vales to 8a. (ex Dawson, believed unique), datestamps from early Hindi types, Jaipur-Jhunjhunu Set-1, Set-2, Naraina-Bandikui Set-1, Set-2, Jaipur-Hindaun J-2 'IN' and 'OUT', Phulera-Dabla, very scarce Sikar-Fatehpur (earliest date), Motor T.P.O. Jaipur-Ghonsla Set-1, Set-2, Jaipur-Todaraisingh Set-1, Set-2, Jaipur-Pragpura Set-1, some combinations, scarcer stationery, mainly fair to fine. (94 items) Photo.
197 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: An extensive collection of Ministerial and Royal items in an album, incl. correspondence, covers and cards, many with imprinted envelopes and notepaper, Resident's seals, documents and forms, a most interesting lot. (156 items)
198 | £160
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a collection of covers and cards in a binder, variously franked from 1929 onward by mainly Pictorial and Sawa Man Singh II issues, with a good range of registered mail with some scarcer markings, uprated postal stationery, Provisionals, multiple frankings and combination items, official covers, later with Rajasthan overprint covers (3), poor to fine. (125 items)
199 | £2500
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps: A specialised collection in a Devon album, mint and used with 1904 First issue shades incl. 1/2a. type I (both) mint and used, type 1a grey-blue mint (creased) and used, ultramarine (damaged corner) used on large part wrapper, type 2 1/2a. (2), 1a. (2) and 2a.(2) in complete sheets mint, Second issue perfs., 1905-08 to 1r. mint (3), used (4), comprehensive range of 1911 sheetlets (35) showing shades and settings, 1912-22 shades, 1928 to 1r.1931 Investiture to 8a. used, 1932-46 ''POSTAGE & REVENUE'' to 2r. mint and to 1r. used, ''POSTAGE'' 1r. (3) mint and to 1r. less 4a. and 8a. used, 1947 3p. on 1/2a. surcharge inverted and surcharge double, one inverted, singles mint and used, 1947-48 set used (2), etc. with varieties, reconstructions, some interesting cancellations with not all guaranteed, mainly good to fine. (100s)
200 £230
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps: 1904 First issue 1/2a. grey-blue, Type 1a, large part original gum, very slight thinnings, otherwise fine and fresh. S.G. 2, cat. 2,500. Photo.
201 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps, 1912-22 1/4a. olive-yellow, a scarce complete mint sheet of 144 comprising twelve panes of twelve with Dorling & Co. papermaker's watermark repeated twice in sheet, some perf. separation otherwise mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. 22.
202 £60
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps: 1931 Investiture 1/2a., 1932-46 ''POSTAGE'' 1/4a., 3/4a., 1a., 2a. and scarce 1r. tied to parcel wrapping piece by Sawai 28 Dec. 1946 c.d.s.'s, mainly fine. S.G. 41, 58-61, 67, cat. 205+.
203 £220
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps: 1947 3p. on 1/2a. black and violet, lower right quarter sheet of thirty (5 x 6) incl. both ''PIE'' for ''PIES'' [R. 5/5] and Bars at left vertical [R. 6/1] varieties, mainly fine unmounted mint. S.G. 80, a, b, cat. 639+. Photo.
204 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps, Rajasthan, the 1950 Overprints, selection incl. set to 1r. mint, values to 8a. used (cancellations not guaranteed), 21/2a. unmounted mint example showing frame double with R.P.S. certificate (1997) as kiss-print double, 8a. used with R.P.S. certifcate (1997) as c.t.o., some overprint flaw, 'double' frame varieties, mainly fine. (36)
205 | £800
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps, Officials, the collection in a Devon album, mint and used with scarce multiples and varieties, 1928-31 Type O1 ''SERVICE'' overprints to 1r. unused and 8a. used, with a study of perfs. and shades incl. partial reconstructions, Type O2 8a. used (small thin), 1931-37 Type O3 to 4a. mint (1a. a few faintly toned perfs.), and used (2), 1932-37 to 1r. mint and used (2), 1936-46 Type O3 to 1r. mint, Type O2 1/4a. mint and used (2), 947 3p. on 1/2a. surcharge double, one inverted mint (2) and used, 1948 3/4a. on 1/2s. mint (6, incl. an unmounted block of four) and used (4), etc., chiefly good to fine. (373)
206 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: The Issued Stamps, Officials, 1931-37 Type O3 ''SERVICE'' overprint on ''POSTAGE & REVENUE'' 1a. to 1r. mint, the 1r. with a few faint gum tones otherwise fine. S.G. O18-22, cat. 400. Photo.
207 | £800
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Postal Stationery: A collection in three albums, incl. Postcards 1947 1/4a. with double print used (2), Envelopes with 1911 1/2. blue used (3), 1949 Provisional 3/4a. on 1a. blue used (2), Registered envelope 1942 2a. + 1/2a. blue used, etc. (271 items)
210 £190
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Nagercoil, six covers and ten adhesives (incl. a pair) showing a range of markings, with 1848 wrapper to Surrey with boxed ''NAGERCOIL/Paid.'' endorsed ''16th January 1848/4 As. Seaforth P./6 As. Land Postage'' with note of postage paid as far as Cannanore, ''C/132'' diamond of dots, ''2/M-25'' in square of bars, squared circle on card or cover (3), 1931 card registered to Madura with registration label, franked 2a.6p. cancelled by double ring c.d.s. with further strike after return by Madras D.L.O. (label attached), an interesting selection from the scarcest of the distributing offices. Photo.
214 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1858 (Apr.) entire written from Trivandrum by Caroline Waring, wife of Dr. Edward Waring, Durbar Physician to the Maharajah of Travancore, to her nine year-old daughter in Kent, bearing Great Britain 1d. Star cancelled by London Inland Office ''8'' in barred oval and backstamped by oval forwarding agents' cachet of Smith, Elder & Co. of Cornhill, London (unlisted by Rowe), partly overstruck by blue London thimble datestamp and with Faversham June 5 arrival. Photo.
216 £80
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1859 (Apr. 7) wrapper addressed to the Pope in Rome, bearing East India 1a. and 4a. (one further adhesive removed) with ms. ''Stamped'' and cancelled by ''C/131'' diamond of dots, endorsed ''Via Southampton England/or by Malta'' with a range of markings incl. ''ALLEPPY/1859/AP 7'' double ring datestamp, curved frame ''INDIA PAID'' and ''VIA DI MARE'', some ink corrosion, etc. but a most unusual addressee. Photo.
217 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Quilon ''C/133'' in diamond of dots, variety ''C'' omitted, a fine strike on 1/2a., also large piece from 1860 wrapper to London bearing 1/2a. (8) and 2a. tied by nine fine strikes of ''C/133'' and red ''INDIA PAID'' crescent. Photo.
219 | £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Quilon, a collection of Imperial post office cancellations and other markings on leaves, with covers and adhesives incl. some on piece, with ''C/133'' in diamond of dots, ''3/M-25'' in square of bars, squared circles on values to 12a., later with registered mail, K.G.V 10r., 15r. with telegraphic cancellations, etc., fair to fine. (36 items)
220 £80
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, The ''ALLEPPY/131'' duplex, good to fine strikes tying the attractive three-colour franking of 2a., 4a. and 8a. to 1870 (Nov. 1) envelope to New York, and 1/2a. with 4a. on reverse of 1872 (Oct. 10) slightly stained envelope registered to Bombay, the first with red London transit and U.S. postage due marks, the latter with framed registration marking and routed via Cochin showing hexagonal transit, usual slight imperfections. Photo.
221 | £220
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, a collection of Anchal mail markings in one album, incl. pre-stamp items from 1879 with early Malayalam double arc and single circle, later with postal stationery, registered mail incl. registration forms, boxed postage due handstamps with ms. charges from 1892, a good range of 'Refused' mail with handstamps from different offices, 'Not Found', 'Too Late', ms. advisory notes, boxed ''UNCLAIMED'', 'Hundi' datestamps, poor to fine. (71 items)
222 £320
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, Imperial sub and branch offices, a collection in two albums, mainly good to fine strikes of cancellations and other markings, with a range of around 90 covers, cards, etc. variously addressed and approx. 40 adhesives with some multiples, incl. Ashambo 1900 to London and Colachel 1884 to Somerset, Eraniel 1898 to Trivandrum, Kallikavil 1907 to Milan, Mulagamadu 1902 to Bruges, Neyoor 1901 to Taikad, Thodupuzha 1910 registered via Muvatupuzha to London, each with despatch datestamp and ''M'' in circle of bars cancellations, single circle c.d.s.'s with Changanacherry 1900 local card, Palai 1902 uprated 2a. stationery registered envelope via Kottayam to Wrttemberg, double circles with Thuckalay 1897 1/2a. envelope to Quilon, scarce Thenmala 1939 parcel label, squared circles with 1893 1/4a. card Pudukottah to Tranquebar, 1903 1a. card Shencottah to Stuttgart, registered mail, World War II censored (7), Tiruvattar postage due (2, incl. 1910 entire with scarce small Cochin and Trivandrum oval datestamps in green, fair to fine.
223 £180
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1887 (Dec. 6) British India 11/2a. stationery card to the U.S.A. cancelled by indistinct Alleppy single ring and with a range of markings incl. U.S. ''MISDIRECTED'', Bombay and Madra Dead Letter Office square framed datestamps and returned via Cochin with affixed ''UNCLAIMED LETTER-FREE.'' label addressed to Aleppy Post Office with ''8 MAY 88'' arrival datestamp, slightly soiled with corner creasing nevertheless a scarce and unusual item. Photo.
224 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, The ''Ti'' numbers, the specialised collecion on covers, cards and loose adhesives, mainly good to fine strikes, with scarcer incl. higher numbers 103, multiple and multicoloured Conch frankings, provisionals, registered mail, postal stationery, other markings incl. provisional ''Vi '' village cancellations with no. 11 (Thambanur), 24 (2, Puthenaru) and unnumbered, Malayalam c.d.s.'s, etc., poor to fine. (approx. 210 items)
225 | £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: A collection of cancellations in two albums and a stockbook, incl. ranges of barred cancellations, slogans, also some Cochin, etc. (approx. 1,100)
228 £60
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1891 (Jan. 9) Anchal 8ca. stationery card 'Posted in the Wrong Box' at Nagercoil, endorsed ''Martandam'' in English, forwarded to Trivandrum with next day ''DELY'', rectangular framed ''POSTAGE DUE/ONE ANNA'' charged, and Jan 11 Martandam B.O. arrival, some album adhesions on reverse. Photo.
229 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1892 (May 20) Anchal 1ch. stationery envelope addressed out of state to the Punjab without additional franking, cancelled by very fine Ti 1 barred circle with rectangular framed ''POSTAGE DUE/1 ANNA'' at lower left, backstamped Malayalam c.d.s, ''TRIVANDRUM/20MY/92'' thimble and Dalhousie May 27 arrival, good to fine strikes, a few faint stains. Photo.
233 £230
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1895 (Aug. 25) British India 1/2a. stationery envelope cancelled by Alleppey single circle with added 1/2a. tied by ''M'' in barred circle alongside, addressed to Peermaad with Sept. 3 arrival backstamp, redirected to Kumli via the Anchal with Malayalam c.d.s. and scroll Too Late marking, added Conch 1ch. cancelled by Ti 47 but charged 2ch. Postage Due possibly for Late Fee (as no next day Permaad c.d.s. appears), attractive and unusual. Photo.
235 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1897 (Aug. 2) East India 1/4a. stationery card used from Pondicherry, French India, to Mannanam Convent, with datestamps showing arrival at Imperial post office at Kottayam on Aug. 6, transfer to Anchal office and Mannanam arrival next day. Photo.
236 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1898 (Feb. 28) Anchal 1ch. stationey envelope to Madura cancelled by fine Ti 63 barred circle of Kulasekharam with Kuzzhithura Anchal transit, transferred to Imperial office with 1/2a. blue-green tied by Martandam double circle and with Feb. 11 arrival backstamp, slight vertical creasing, scarce. Photo.
237 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1899 (May 22) Anchal 1ch. stationery envelope cancelled by Ti 42 barred circle of Thodupuzha, addressed to the hill station of Devikulam apparently misdirected to Peermade with British India 1/2a. blue-green (damaged corner) cancelled by May 24 double ring, returned to Devikulam by Indian mail then re-sent with May 29 eventual arrival, faint stains. Photo.
238 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1899 (July 18) Anchal 1ch. stationery envelope cancelled by Ti 42 barred circle of Thodupuzha, addressed to the hill station of Devikulam with British India 1/2a. blue-green tied to reverse by Kottayam squared circle with Malayalam c.d.s.'s and July 23 single circle arrival alongside, slight staining. Photo.
239 £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1901 (June 17) Anchal 6ca. stationery wrapper cancelled by slightly indistinct Ti 1 barred circle of Trivandrum, addressed to Kottayam with British India 1/2a. added there tied by ''19 JU 01'' c.d.s. for onward transmission to Devikulam, with June 23 arrival and Malyalam backstamps, slight vertical creasing but scarce and attractive. Photo.
240 £90
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1903 (Feb. 2) envelope, a little worn, endorsed from the ''Dewan's Office/Trivn'' and registered to Lancashire with boxed ''R/TRIVANDRUM'' handstamp and franked on reverse by British India 1/2a. yellow-green pair and block of four tied by fine ''TRIVANDRUM/REG'' c.d.s.'s with London and Manchester transit ovals and enclosed lettersheet (watermarked large Government of Travancore arms) signed by the Dewan's Chief Secretary. Photo.
244 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1927 (Apr. 12) Anchal 10ca, stationery envelope addressed to H.M.S. 'Hawkins' on the China Station, with eight added Conch values to 4ch. cancelled by Kulachal T.A.D. double ring, with K.G.V 1a. irregular strip of three tied by Colachel double ring datestamps and faint ship's arrival on reverse, slight imperfections, a 'philatelic' but scarce 'combination' item. Photo.
245 £270
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, the Anchal service, a collection of 102 covers and cards in one album, with markings incl. an extensive range of Experimental office c.d.s.'s, Express mail, registered, 'Unclaimed', also T.P.O.'s incl. loose adhesives (8) and fine strike of type 1 ''T.R.A.S./IN/28 4 83/S2'' tying 1/2ch. to 1907 entire (earlier than recorded by Mooss), Delivery marks incl. 1900 incoming envelope with Malyalam c.d.s. incorporating time, fair to fine. Photo.
246 £55
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1930 (Apr. 11) incoming envelope from Bristol to Punalur, franked by G.B. 11/2d., redirected to Chirakadavu and transferred to Anchal service with 10ca. added, transit and arrival backstamps, some damage, the envelope a little trimmed at left but most unusual. Photo.
247 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, A collection of mainly Official mail in an album, variously addressed, stamped and stampless with a range of markings incl. cachets, stationery incl. Service Cards, Express Letter envelopes (2) unused, Travancore Trunk Telephone Phonocom used 1948 to Kottayam, Palace Service with 1940 cover to Chicago ahowing Not Opened By Censor handstamp, personal stationery of the Maharaja and his family, etc., fair to fine. (64 items)
249 £55
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal History, Cancellations and Covers, 1948 (June 19) Anchal 1ch. stationery envelope to Trivandrum 'Posted in the Wrong Box' at Mullakkal with double ring datestamp on reverse and 'horseshoe' framed ''MULLAKKAL/DUE/3(ms.) AS'', backstamped ''DELY'' c.d.s. and hexagonal ''TRIVANDRUM/21 JUN 48/UNPAID'', hole punch damage at left but scarce markings. Photo.
250 £1550
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, Essays, original design in green and deep blue with initials ''R V'' (Rama Varma) and Malayalam inscription, stamp-sized and perforated, the green on horizontally laid paper, the blue on wove paper, affixed to piece (108 x 38mm.) endorsed alongside ''guaranteed first/issue of Travancore/printed by the Rajah/in few specimen but/not accepted by the/brit Govt. R.V. means/Rama Varma, the/name of the Rajah'', originally recorded by Major Evans (Gibbons Stamp Monthly, Jan. 1932). Very rare. Photo.
251 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, A small selection of perforated plate proofs in black, comprising 1ch. without watermark, 2ch. pair and single (faults) showing watermark letters, and 4ch. without watermark, all on vertically laid paper, 1ch. (horizontal mesh, part large Conch watermark, tiny thin) and 4ch. (2, vertical mesh, without watermark) on wove paper. (7) Photo.
252 £420
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, A selection of fifteen perforated colour trials, most on vertically laid paper (some with laid lines faint and horizontal wove mesh), comprising 1ch. in purple (3, two with faults), red (2, one with stain on reverse) and green (2, one with perfs. clipped at foot), also issued 1888 1ch. for comparison, 2ch. in purple (2) and green (2, one with watermark letters), 4ch. in purple (2 on horizontally laid with part large Conch watermark) and red (2, pale shade on horizontally laid with watermark letters). Photo.
254 | £140
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1888 Laid paper, a used selection comprising 1ch. (31, incl. two pairs and a strip of three), 2ch. (25, incl. two pairs), 4ch. (24), mainly selected examples for ''Ti'' cancellations numbered between 1 and 97, chiefly good to fine. (80)
255 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1888 Laid paper 2ch. red in a vermilion shade, a mint block of forty-eight (8 x 6) showing complete large sheet watermark and First setting damaged clichs, centred to upper left, unmounted except eight, mainly fine. S.G. 2, cat. 312+.
256 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1889-1904 Watermark 'A', an extensive specialised collection in a Devon album, mint and used with multiples incl. 1/2ch. Plate 1 mint block of 24 (divided), some 1888 laid paper, ranges of dies and printings, identified Evans' clichs, perforation, imperf. and other varieties, fiscal usage, 1/2ch., 2ch. and 4ch. (on laid) initialled ''DW'', etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 760)
257 | £130
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1889-1904 Watermark 'A' sideways 1/2ch., 1891 and 1899 shades, both in a full mint sheet of 56 (4 x 14) with most unmounted (two in the latter with hinge reinforcement), also Watermark 'B' upright inverted 1/2ch. mint block of 48 (8 x 6) from the right of the sheet with 'Jubilee' line. (160)
258 | £780
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1889-1904 Watermark 'A' 1ch. 1889, 1892 and 1900 printings in complete sheets of 80 (8 x 10), 96 (6 x 16) and 84 (6 x 14) showing changes in sheet format and inking irregularity, the 1889 printing and later single showing damaged clich [R. 7/5], watermark sideways except 1892 printing with watermark upright (the top row without watermark), also later single showing damaged clich [R. 7/5], odd trivial stain or thin and the 1892 with central vertical perf. reinforcement, scarce. (261) Ex Evans.
259 | £880
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1889-1904 Watermark 'A', a mint or unused selection of mainly multiples, incl. 1ch. (1892) full sheet of 96 (6 x 16) without margins, (1904) block of thirty (5 x 6) from right of sheet with margins, 2ch. blocks of eight, twelve (oxidised) and 32, 4ch. blocks of ten and 52, with some printings and clichs noted, mainly fair to fine. (285)
260 £1500
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1889-1904 Watermark 'A' 1ch. ultramarine, used vertical strip of three with the lower pair tte-bche, pulled perf. at lower left but very rare. One of only two known examples. S.G. 6, a, cat. 2,250+. Clear B.P.A. certificate (1987). Photo.
261 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1904-20 Watermark 'B', a specialised collection in a Rapkin album, mint or unused and used, with studies of settings, clich flaws, shades incl. 2ch. salmon (9, two unused), dated cancellations, scarcer perfs. and 'large stamp' varieties, mainly good to fine with many multiples and three examples of 1/2ch. used on covers. (approx. 900)
262 | £210
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1904-20 Watermark 'B', 4ca., 1/2ch. reddish lilac and lilac shades (both incl. ''CHUCRRAM'' flaw [R. 5/6]), 11/4ch., 2ch. red and 14ch., each in a complete sheet of 84 (6 x 14), mint with most unmounted and chiefly fine . (504) S.G. 9, 11, b, c, 15, 16a, 20.
263 £270
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1904-20 Watermark 'B' 1/2ch., three unlisted varieties: two singles showing stamp doubly printed and printed both sides respectively, the former with slightly ragged perfs., and an imperf. horizontal strip of three cut close around but clearly imperf. between though folded through margins, all used. S.G. 11 vars. Photo.
264 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1904-20 Watermark 'B', 4ch. dull green in a complete mint sheet of 84 (6 x 14), a few faint stains otherwise chiefly fine with most unmounted. S.G. 18, cat. 1,260+.
265 | £400
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1906 Provisional Surcharges, an extensive specialised study on leaves, incl. shades and varieties with a range of multiples, ''1/4'' on 1/2ch. mint and used (4) and ''3/8'' on 1/2ch. used, each with surcharge inverted, dated cancellations, also a range of 'fake' overprints (possibly created for local postmasters) with some in 'matched pairs', fair to fine. (approx. 360)
267 | £550
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1914-22 Reversion to Watermark 'A', 4ca., 5ca. (incl. ''TRAVANCOPE'' flaw [R. 6/13]), 6ca. and 10ca., each in a complete mint sheet of 84 (6 x 14), column 14 in each mostly without watermark, usual erratic gum, otherwise mainly fine with most unmounted. S.G. 23, 24, 25, 27, cat. 1,276+.
268 | £480
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1914-2 Reversion to Watermark 'A', a specialised collection in a Devon album, mint or unused and used with many multiples, 1921 Provisional surcharges, dated cancellations, plate flaws, shades and papers, perf, varieties, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 440)
269 | £230
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1914 to 1922, a selection of mainly varieties incl. double prints and watermark varieties, 1914-22 Reversion to Watermark 'A' 5ca. horizontal pair and strip of three imperf. between, 1921 Provisional Surcharges with 1c. on 4c. (3), 5c. 1ch. (9, incl. a block) with surcharge inverted, 1c. on 4c. (2), 5c. on 1ch. with surcharge double, one albino (2), unused or used, fair to fine. (56)
270 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', a specialised collection in a Devon album, mint or unused and used, with an extensive range of multiples, shades and perfs., many clich flaws incl. some plated, dated cancellations, 'fiscal' papers, perfs. incl. compound variations, etc., mostly good to fine. (approx. 500)
271 | £240
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 5ca. olive-bistre, watermark inverted and reversed, and 5ca. chocolate, both in complete mint sheets of 84 (6 x 14) with clich flaws, the former with sweated gum, the latter mainly fine unmounted. S.G. 33, 34, cat. 1,155.
272 | £120
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 5ca. chocolate, 6ca. and 10ca. horizontal pairs, 10ca. (2, one marginal on 'fiscal' paper) and 3ch. vertical pairs, all imperf between, mint, mainly fine. S.G. 34a, 35a, 37a, b, 44a.
273 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 6ca. (2, one on 'fiscal' paper with some portions of margin missing and other imperfections), 10ca. (2 shades, some bends and reinforcement) and 3/4ch. perf. 12 (unused), each in a complete sheet of 84 (6 x 14). S.G. 35, 37, 39.
274 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 1/2ch. reddish violet in a complete mint sheet of 84 (6 x 14) incl. ''CHUCRRAM'' flaw [R. 5/6], mainly fine unmounted. S.G. 36, a, cat. 384+.
275 | £210
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 3/4ch. black in a complete mint sheet of 84 (6 x 14), some hinge reinforcement otherwise mainly fine unmounted. S.G. 38, cat. 756+.
276 | £170
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 3/4ch. reddish violet, a selection of perf. variations incl. perf. 11 (3), perf. 121/2 x 11, good to fine used. (9)
277 | £160
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 1ch. slate-blue and indigo shades, both in complete mint sheets of 84 (6 x 14), the former with slight hinge reinforcement otherwise mainly fine unmounted. S.G. 41, a, cat. 588+.
278 | £210
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 11/2ch. (unused), 2ch. (scarce watermark reversed) and 4ch., each in complete mint sheets of 84 (6 x 14), usual irregular gumming, mostly fine unmounted. S.G. 42, 43 var., 45, cat. 903+.
279 £380
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1924-39 Watermark 'C', 14ch. orange-yellow, perf. 12 and perf. 121/2 fine mint blocks of four, marginal from the foot and top of the sheet respectively. S.G. 46d, da, cat. 880+. Photo.
280 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1932 Provisional surcharges, an extensive selection on leaves, mint and used, with watermarks, shades, multiples incl. (Jan.) Watermark 'A' 1c. on 11/4ch. (2), 2c. on 11/4ch. Watermark 'B' 1c. on 11/4ch. (with surcharge misplaced to left resulting in some showing ''c'' only), (Mar.) 2c. on 10ca. (2, one with surcharge much misplaced to left resulting in Column 14 showing ''c'' only, perf. separations at left of sheet) all in complete sheets, other varieties incl surcharge inverted, misperforations incl. (Mar.) 1c. on 5ca. chocolate horizontal pair imperf. between, also dated cancellations, etc. mainly good to fine. (approx. 750)
281 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1932 Provisional surcharges, a selection on leaves, mint and used, with a range of varieties incl. surcharges inverted, double, etc. incl. (Jan.) Watermark 'A' 1c. on 11/4ch. and 2c. on 11/4ch. with ''c'' omitted, 2c. on 11/4ch. ''2'' omitted, used, unlisted Watermark 'B' 2c. on 11/4ch. used, (Mar.) 2c. on 10ca. with surcharge inverted uprating 10ca. stationery envelope to 12ca. rate used to Cochin, surcharge double mint (3), poor to fine. (72 + 1 cover)
282 | £60
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, 1932 Provisional surcharges, (Jan.) Watermark 'A' 1c. on 11/4ch. (2 shades), 2c. on 11/4ch., Watermark 'B' 1c. on 11/4ch., (Mar.) 1c. on 5ca. chocolate, 1c. on 5ca. slate-purple and 2c. on 10c., each in a complete mint sheet of 84 (6 x 14), usual irregular gumming, mostly fine unmounted. (588) S.G. 50-52, 57-59.
283 | £580
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Conch Issues, The balance collection of the Conch issues in one album and on leaves, a comprehensive range of watermarks with studies of printings and clichs, from 1888 Laid paper to 4ch. (4) mint, 1921 (Jan. 19) nine values to 4ch. and 1922 (June 20 eleven values to 4ch. cancelled at Mavelikara and Allepey respectively on sheets, possibly for Specimen or presentation purposes, 1924-39 6ca. printed both sides, many multiples incl. complete sheets of 1904-20 4ca., 1921 1c. on 4ca. (3, one with double overprint, one albino), 5c. on 1ch., also errors and varieties, perforations incl. compound settings, Provisional surcharges, some Officials, fair to fine. (100s)
284 £140
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1931 Coronation, a selection, mint and used with papers, varieties incl. 6ca. horizontal pair imperf. between (one with vertical bend), 10ca. vertical bend imperf. between stamp and lower margin, misplaced centres, also set (slight staining) used on registered cover from Quilon to South Africa with British India adhesives on reverse, mainly good to fine. (49 + 1 cover) S.G. 47, a-49.
285 | £170
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1937 Temple Entry, selection mint and used on leaves, incl. shades, perfs. incl. 11/2ch. compound perf. (2) used, 3ch. imperf. between stamp and upper margin, 'fiscal' and other papers, reversed watermarks, f.d.c's, etc., fair to fine. (152 + 5 covers)
286 | £900
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1939 Maharajah's Birthday, a mainly mint specialised collection in a Devon album, with set to 7ch. (12), 14ch. (16), shades, papers incl. horizontal and vertical mesh, perf. varieties with 2ch. perf. 11 single, 4ch. perf. 11 and perf. 12 blocks of four, compound perf. 1ch. pair, 11/2ch., 3ch. (4), also 1ch. perf. 121/2 (corner marginal) and perf. 12, perf. 121/2 11/2ch. and 3ch. horizontal pairs, 1/2ch. perf. 11 vertical strip of three, 11/2ch. perf. 121/2 (2, one marginal) vertical pairs, each imperf. between, 11/2ch. perf. 11 marginal vertical pair imperf. horizontally, mainly fine. (138)
287 | £210
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1939 Maharajah's Birthday, a specialised used selection on leaves, with set to 7ch. (6), 14ch. (3), shades, papers, compound perfs., varieties incl. 1ch. perf, 12 vertical pair imperf. between, dated cancellations, etc., fair to fine. (197)
289 £320
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1939 Maharajah's Birthday 2ch. orange, perf. 12, a mint block of four with interpanneau margin at left, two vertical wrinkles affect margin and pair at left, the lower right stamp unmounted, a scarce multiple. S.G. 66b, cat. 480+. Photo.
290 £320
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1939 Maharajah's Birthday 3ch. perf. 121/2 used single and perf. 11 mint block of four with interpanneau margin at left, all doubly printed, fine. S.G. 67a, 67ca, cat. 372. Photo.
291 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1941 to 1946, a used collection on leaves, incl. dated cancellations, 1941 Maharajah's Birthday 6ca. and 3/4ch. with scarcer papers and compound perfs., 3/4ch. perf. 121/2 vertical strip of four with the lower pair imperf. between, 1943 Provisional surcharges, etc., mainly good to fine. (244)
292 | £550
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1941 Maharajah's Birthday 6ca. and 3/4ch., a mainly mint selection on leaves, with shades and papers, perfs. and varieties incl. compound perfs., 6ca. perf. 11 (2, one marginal) and perf. 12 (corner marginal and also imperf. bertween stamp and upper margin) vertical pairs imperf. between, perf. 12 marginal block of four imperf. between horizontally, 3/4ch. perf. 11 interpanneau block of six, also block of four imperf. between vertically and vertical strip of three imperf. between and between stamps and margin at right, perf. 12 (5, incl. a corner marginal block of four), mainly good to fine. (78)
293 | £480
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1943 Provisional surcharges, a mainly mint selection in a Utile album, with multiples, compound perfs., 1943 Provisional surcharges with 2ca. on 11/2ch. perf. 121/2 vertical pair and block of four imperf. between, 8ca. on 6ca. perf. 11 horizontal pair and block of four imperf. between, perf. 12 singles (2, horizontal and vertical mesh respectively), also 1946 ''SPECIAL'' 6ca. with perf. 11 single, etc., mainly fine. (153)
294 | £190
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: The Pictorial Issues, 1946 Maharajah's Birthday 8ca., mainly mint selection with perf. 121/2 corner block of four (slight creasing), perf. 12 upper marginal horizontal pair and block of six (two strips of three, slight toning) imperf. between, poor to fine. (26) S.G. 76-bb.
295 | £600
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30 Type O1 Overprints, an extensive unused and used specialised collection in a F.G. Warwick album, with some multiples, many varieties incl. some unlisted, inverted ''O'' and ''S'' in overprint, ''S'' omitted on 3ch. used, blue overprints, 11/4ch. unused, 4ca. (2), 1ch. (3), 2ch., 3ch. used, each with overprint double, 5ca., 6ca., 1/2ch. (3), 10ca. (2), 1ch. (3), 11/4ch., 2ch. (4, incl. a pair), 3ch. (2) unused, 4ca. (5), 5ca., 10ca. (4), 1ch. (4), 11/4ch. (4) used, each with overprint inverted, 4ca. used singles (2) and 1/2ch. unused marginal pair (stained) with stamp doubly printed, ''CHUCRRAM'' and other plate flaws, perf. varieties incl. 3ch. horizontal pairs (2, one marginal) imperf. vertically, etc., mainly fair to fine. (approx. 800)
296 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30 Type O1 Overprints a mint and used specialised selection in a stockbook with duplication, mainly identified Setting positions incl. multiples, unused and used, plate flaw, perforation and other varieties, mainly good to fine. (100s)
297 | £210
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30 Type O1 Overprints, a selection of partial reconstructions of overprint settings on the 4ca., 5ca., 6ca., 1/2ch., 10ca., 1ch., 11/4ch., 2ch., 3ch. and 4ch. incl. scarce multiples and many varieties, mainly used with some unused, fair to fine. (approx. 1,500)
298 | £200
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30 Type O1 Overprints, a specialised selection of mainly varieties on leaves, incl. inverted ''O'' and ''S'' in overprint and later corrections, 1ch. ''nO'' for ''On'' (2) used, 1ch. (5), 2ch. (6, incl. a pair) and 3ch. (3) used with overprint inverted, spacing varieties, unused and used with some multiples, mainly good to fine. (150)
299 | £170
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30, a selection of unused sheets and partial used reconstructions, incl. Watermark 'B' 2ch. (2), 4ch. black overprint and Watermark 'A' 1/2ch. in full unused sheets of 84 with Setting variations, inverted letters, etc., fair to fine. (approx. 580)
300 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30 Type O1 Overprints, Watermark 'B' 1911-21, an unused or used specialised collection in a F.G. Burleigh album, with multiples, plate flaws and Setting positions, inverted ''S'' varieties, dated cancellations incl. earliest dates, shades and perforation varieties, a few fakes, etc., mainly good to fine. (approx. 550)
301 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30 Type O1 Overprint, Watermark 'B' 2ch. black overprint, 3ch., Watermark 'A' 1ch. (2 shades), 11/4ch. black overprint, Watermark 'C' 5ca., 10ca., each in a full sheet of 84, variously showing overprint varieties incl. inverted ''O'', ''S'', raised spacer, etc., some creasing and wrinkles otherwise mainly fine unused. (588) S.G. O6, b, O8, e, O20, a, O21, d, O23, c, d, e, O24, c, de.
302 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1911-30, Watermark 'A' 1919-25 5ca. olive-bistre and Watermark 'C' 1925-30 10ca. pink, each in an upper right corner marginal unused scarce block of four with overprint inverted, the former showing inverted ''S'' at left [R. 6/1 in Setting], corrected in the latter. S.G. O14a, var., O23b.
303 | £420
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1926-30, an extensive specialised collection of mainly type O2 overprints on leaves etc., unused and used, with 1930 Provisional Settings types O3, O4 and O5, multiples, overprint varieties incl. inverted letters, 10ca. left ''S'' omitted in two unused pairs, many plated to Setting positions, 11/4ch. horizontal pairs (2) and vertical pair (marginal) imperf. between, 'postage' and 'fiscal' papers, watermark varieties, also a few 6ca. fakes, etc., mainly good to fine. Cat. 1,700+. (approx. 500)
304 | £160
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1926-30 Type O2 overprint 5ca. olive-bistre (incl. right ''S'' inverted [R. 4/9]), 5ca. chocolate (incl. inverted ''O'' (2) and left ''S''), 6ca. on 'fiscal' paper (incl. two ''O'' inverted), 11/4ch. (incl. inverted ''S'' at right [R. 4/9]), each with R. 5/4 narrow spacing, 1930 Type O4 3/4ch., Type O5 3/4ch., each in a complete unused sheet of 84, mostly fine. (504) S.G. O28, a, O29, c, d O30, a, O32, f, O38, O39.
305 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, A duplicated accumulation of Conch overprinted Officials from 1930 onward in a stockbook, unused and used incl. multiples and singles from identified Setting positions, shades and varieties, mostly good to fine. (approx. 500)
306 | £720
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, A collection of overprints from 1930 onward in a Devon album, unused and used with type O6, Composite Settings, 1932 Provisional surcharges with type O2 6c. on 5ca. overprint and surcharge inverted, 12c. on 10ca. missing ''c'' in corner pair, unused, type O6 12c. on 10ca. watermark 'A' used, type O7 1ch.8c. on 11/4ch. surcharge double unused, inverted letters, range of watermarks with multiples, shades, perforations incl. 4ch. horizontal pair imperf. between, 'postage' and 'fiscal' papers, watermark varieties, many plated to setting positions, mostly good to fine. Cat. 3,300+. (approx. 650)
307 | £600
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, Type O7 Overprint 1930-39, an unused and used specialised collection in a Devon album, with a study of Setting positions, extensive ranges of errors and varieties incl. some unlisted, perfs. incl. 6ca., 10ca., 7ch. (2, one used) vertical pairs imperf. between), 10ca. block of four with horizontal pairs imperf. between, 3/4ch. perf. 121/2, overprint varieties with 5ca. and 6ca. (2) inverted overprint, 6ca. left ''S'' omitted, 6ca. italic ''S'' at right, 11/4ch. inverted ''O'', 3ch. italic ''S'' at left, inverted watermarks, damaged clichs, dated cancelllations, etc. with a good number of multiples, mostly good to fine. Cat. 1,600+. (approx. 600)
308 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1930-39 Type O7 6ca. (4, differing settings), 11/2ch. black overprint, 3/4ch., 11/4ch., 11/2ch. (2 shades), 3ch. black overprint, 3ch. red overprint, 7ch. and 14ch., each in a complete sheet of 84, with overprint varieties incl. italic ''S'', large ''n'', etc., mainly good to fine unused. (1,092) S.G. O52, g, h, O53, O56, O58, O59, O60, O61O64, O65.
309 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1930-39 New Setting, Type O6 overprint 3/4ch. (2, different settings), 4ch. red overprint perf. 121/2, Composite Setting 18mm./16mm. 6ca. (one perf. 12, the other perf. 121/2), ch. perf. 121/2, also 1932 Provisional surcharge, type O 2 12c. on 10a., 1ch.8c. on 11/4ch. and type O7 12c. on 10ca. showing overprint varieties, each in a complete sheet of 84, mainly fine unused. (756)
310 £750
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, Type O10 ''SERVICE'' Overprint, an selection on leaves, with 1939-41 Conch values and Maharajah's Birthday set unused and used with some multiples incl. 4ch. unused block of four, varieties incl. compound perf. and other perforation types, horizontal and vertical mesh papers, 11/2ch. perf. 12 used horizontal pair imperf. between (horizontal bend), ''SESVICE'' error on 2ch. (in block of four, creased) and 3ch. single unused, 11/2ch. (3, one in perf. 12 vertical pair), 2ch. (2, one in block of four), 3ch. (3, one in block of four), all used, some later surcharges, most good to fine. (152)
311 | £780
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, Type O10 1939-41 and Type O11 1940-45 Conch overprinted issues, a specialised selection on leaves, with perforation varieties incl. compound perfs., overprint varieties incl. double overprint, one albino, some multiples, unused or used, mainly good to fine. (199) Cat. 1,000+.
312 | £150
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, ''SERVICE'' Overprint 1939-41 Type O10 6ca. perf. 12 in full sheet of 84, 1941-42 Type O11 1ch. (vertical mesh), 1943 8ca. on 6ca., 1943-45 4ca. on 3/4ch., each in a full sheet (folded) of 112 with interpanneau margin, 1943-45 2ca. on 11/2ch. full sheet (folded) of 168 with interpanneau margin, each sheet perf. 11 with the lower four rows perf. 121/2 horizontally resulting in compound perfs., some minor wrinkles otherwise mainly fine unused. (588) S.G. O85b, O96d, f, O105a, b, O106a, b, O107a, b.
313 £200
udatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, Type O10 ''SERVICE'' Overprint, 1939 Maharajah's Birthday, Perf. 121/2 11/2ch. and 3ch. unused blocks of six (3 x 2) both incl. ''SESVICE'' error, slight creasing in interpanneau margins at right otherwise fine unused. S.G. O88, a, O90, a, cat. 285+.
314 | £2900
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, Type O11 ''SERVICE'' Overprints 1940 to 1946, a collection in a Rapkin album, unused and used from 1940-45 Conch issues, with many multiples, 1941-42 to 14ch. (24, incl. three blocks of four) unused, 1943-45 Surcharges, 1946 Birthday 8ca. perf. 121/2 horizontal mesh unused (only recorded example), papers thin and thick, horizontal and vertical mesh, perf. varieties incl. compound perfs., 1ch. vertical and 11/2ch. horizontal pairs imperf. between, shades, watermark varieties incl. pairs, one without wmk., mainly good to fine. Cat. 3,800+. (approx. 800)
315 £240
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Official Stamps, 1943-45 Type O11 ''SERVICE'' Overprint ''2 CASH'' on 11/2ch. scarlet, horizontal strip of seven from the right pane showing shift of surcharge resulting in stamp at right without surcharge and ''2 CASH'' in interpanneau marginal at left, slight wrinkles otherwise fine unused and believed to be possibly the only full strip surviving. S.G. O106, ab, cat. 350+. Photo.
316 | £1450
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Postal Stationery: A comprehensive unused and used collection in nine albums and a box, incl. Postcards with a study of the types, papers, Envelopes with 1890-92 3ch. with stamp printed on inverted envelope unused (2), Registered envelopes, Letter Cards 1898 1ch. unused (5) used, Wrappers with 1900 6c. on 1/2ch. unused (2), Officials with 1888 8c. postcard unused, 1910 8a. postcard used (8), Unofficial postcards, cancellations, etc. (100s)
317 | £2100
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: A specialised collection of mainly Postage issues in a Devon album, mint and used with multiples, 1949 surcharges to 6a. on 14ch. mint (eight, incl. a block) and used (8), incl. perfs. and surcharge varieties incl. inverted, 4p. on 8ca. ''FOUB'' on cover ''SERVICE'' overprint ''FOUB'' in used pair, compound perfs., imperfs. and imperf. between, ''U.S.T.C.'' and ''T.C.'' overprints incl. surcharges, 1950 (Oct.) set in mint blocks of four and sixteen (2), some covers incl. Experimental P.O. cancellations (approx. 560 + 12 covers) Stated to cat. 4,000+.
318 | £1250
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: A collection of mainly mint or unused multiples incl. some earlier Travancore in a Devon album and a large envelope, incl. vertical and horizontal mesh papers, perfs., surcharge varieties, full panes and complete sheets incl. 1949 1/2a. on 1ch. perf. 11, 1950 ''T.C.'' overprint 9p. on 1a. and 11/2r., ''SERVICE'' overprints incl. 1/2a. on 1ch. perf. 121/2 complete sheet, vertical and horizontal mesh papers, perfs., surcharge varieties, etc., chiefly fine. (100s) Stated to cat. 5,600+.
319 | £2100
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Officials: 1949-51 Type O1 unserifed ''SERVICE'' Overprint, an extensive collection of Travancore overprinted issues in a Devon album, unused and used with multiples, to 6a. on 14ch. unused (19, incl. two imperf. pairs and three imperf. between pairs) and used (13) with a comprehensive range of perfs. with imperf. 2p. on 6ca. and 2a. on 4c. marginal blocks of four, 3a. on 7ch. pairs (2) unused and 2p. on 6ca. marginal block of six used, papers incl. 2p. on 6ca. gummed and ungummed, overprint character errors with inverted ''O'', 1/2a. on 1ch. perf. 121/2 ''NANA'' used, inverted surcharges incl. 1a. on 2ch. unused block of four (creased, clear R.P.S. certificate, 1984), misplacements, mostly good to fine. (approx. 460) Stated to cat. 2,300+.
320 | £2300
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Officials: 1949-51 Type O2 serifed ''SERVICE'' Overprint, an extensive collection of Travancore overprinted issues in a F.G. Warwick album, unused and used, incl. multiples with 1/2a. on 1ch. block of 24 showing complete Cochin Government watermark, shades, overprint errors incl. 1/2a. on 1ch. perf. 121/2 ''AANA'', ''NANA'', used, perf. 11 ''AANA'' unused, 1a. on 2ch. ''I'' inverted (unlisted), 2a. on 4ch. perf. 11 and perf. 12 ''O'' inverted, 3a. on 7ch. ''C'' inverted, used, papers and perforations incl. compound perfs., good range of imperf. and imperf. between varieties, poor to fine. (approx. 680) Stated to cat. 2,800+.
321 | £220
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Postal Stationery: An unused and used collection in three albums, incl. Postcards, Envelopes, range of papers, types, etc. (231)
322 £75
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Cancellations and Covers: 1950 (Aug. 30) 4p. stationery card cancelled by T.P.O. Set No. 2 ''IN'' c.d.s. (27mm.) with rare triangular cachet ''POSTED/IN WRONG/TRAIN'' alongside partially overstruck by indistinct next day c.d.s. Photo.
323 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: 1951 (July 30) 'Last Day' philatelic envelope locally addressed in Punalur and bearing a combination of fifteen values combining Travancore-Cochin, incl. 1949 (July) 1a. on 2ch. vertical pair imperf. between , 2a. on 4ch. inverted ''O'' and 1950 (Oct.) 6p., and Cochin issues with all Rajahs incl. 1946-48 Ravi Varma Second Portrait 1a., probably unique. Photo.
324 | £200
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: A collection of mainly commercial covers and cards in two binders, variously rated and franked incl. combinations with India or Cochin, many registered, postal stationery, a range of Experimental cancellations from 1939 to 1962 incl. registration labels, Kerala commemorative covers, poor to fine. (132 items)
325 | £520
Indian Feudatory States: Barwani: Revenues: A comprehensive collection in ten albums, incl. Court Fee, Revenues, Writing Fee, good study of the types, blocks, reconstructions, varieties of settings, perfs, many documents, etc. (358 documents, approx. 2,000 stamps)
326 | £270
Indian Feudatory States: Barwani: Revenues: A collection in an album, incl. 1916 part document bearing 1a. carmine-rose block of eight, 1a. red two blocks of four showing the eight clichs, also postage 1938 1a. brown mint block of four, etc. (415)
327 | £85
Indian Feudatory States: Barwani: Revenues: Stamped Paper: 1905-33, a selection of 28 documents or part documents, incl. 1905 1a. red-brown and blue, 1911 deep red and blue, etc.
328 £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: 1900 1a. imperforate proofs in purple-brown, black and green on card, also a block of four in brown (showing portions of adoining stamps) mounted in sunken frame numbered ''D191'', mostly fine. (7) Photo.
329 £350
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: Court Fee: 1918 1r. imperforate block of four on thick paper, prepared by John Dickinson & Co. Ltd. as a trial colour proof.
330 £280
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: Foreign Bill: 1933 2a. imperforate proof without backgrounds, printed in deep red on wove paper (39 x 44mm), also complete design in bluish grey on watermarked paper (62 x 78mm). Photo.
331 | £160
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: ''Hundi'' forms (Money Order), an unused selection, incl. Foreign. (14 items)
332 £4200
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: Stamped Paper: 1907 composite essay for a 96 Puttans stamped paper, frame hand painted in brown and Chinese white, centre has photographic head of King Edward VII, mounted in frame (145 x 115mm), endorsed ''For wording see copies, This wording ...(?)'' on reverse ''Approved/AH 3.11.07'' and ''A'', some faults but most unusual. Photo.
333 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: Stamped Paper: A comprehensive collection in three albums, incl. postage stamps used on documents with Certificate of Posting, Copy Fee, Court Fee, Revenue with 1899-1906 4put., 8put. (3), 16put. (3), 32put., 48put., 1898-1906 80put., 96put., 160put., 240put. (2), 400put., 560put., etc. (348 items)
334 | £400
Indian Feudatory States: Cochin: Revenues: A collection of revenues in three albums and leaves, incl. postage stamps fiscally used with 1933-38 1a. brown-orange with unlisted watermark inverted, Court Fee with 1892 set mint, 1902 to 8r. mint, 1918-33 to 8r. (2) mint, Foreign Bill 1933-45 set mint, Notarial 1930-40 1r. mint, range of perfs., etc. (approx. 1,400)
335 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Dewas: Revenues: A comprehensive collection in eleven albums, incl. Court Fee, Revenues with 1920-30 1a. three blocks of four and two vertical pairs all variety imperforate between horizontally, also two tete-beche pairs, many used on documents, reconstructions, Stamped Paper with Court Fee 1928 10r., Revenue 1933-44 2a. and 4a. both overprinted ''SPECIMEN'', a great variety of types, some unlisted, etc. (766 documents, approx. 1850 stamps)
336 | £210
Indian Convention States: Gwalior: Revenues: A collection in three albums, incl. Court Fee, Petition, Revenue, reconstructions, good range of used on documents, etc. (approx. 100 documents, 1,000 stamps)
337 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Indore: Revenues: Court Fee: 1924-30 1a. (K&M type 10) imperf. plate proof in unissued rose, a vertical strip of three mounted in sunken card page (226 x 133mm.) numbered ''DL 310'', also Stamped Paper 2a. K & M type 20 and 23 both in orange, cut down and mounted in similar card numbered ''DL 306'', ex printer's archive.
338 | £450
Indian Feudatory States: Indore: Revenues: Stamped Paper: A comprehensive collection in ten albums, incl. 1915-32 1r. (35), 2r. (12), 4r. (8), 5r. (9), 8r. (6), 10r. (8), 1925-27 5r., 8r., 10r., 1926-39 5a. (5), 6a. (29), 8a. (24). 10a. (13), 1r. (3), 1940-47 1r. (27), 2r. (6), 4r., 5r. (3), 8r. and 10r. (5), etc. (approx. 1,220 items)
339 | £820
Indian Feudatory States: Indore: Revenues: A comprehensive collection of revenues in five albums and leaves, incl. postage stamps used fiscally, Court Fee with 1924-30 1a. block of three, 2a. pair and single, 4a., 1940 1a. all perfined ''CANCELLED'', 1924-30 1a. vertical pair variety imperforate horizontally, Documentary, Motor Vehicle Fee 1933-35 single in blue without value on gummed paper, possibly a proof, Revenue 1880 1a. black on rose pair and nine singles, 1a. black on yellow, three singles and two blocks of four and block of six,, 1a. black on pale violet (4 used on documents), 1935-40 1a. in a booklet block of eight, many documents, etc. (108 documents, approx. 1,750 stamps)
340 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Revenues: Stamped Paper: A collection in two albums, incl. Court Fee with values to 50 rupees, three items of Tonk and two of Bussahir, etc. (62 items)
341 | £110
Indian Feudatory States: Jaipur: Revenues: A collection of revenues in an album, incl. postage stamps fiscally used, Court Fee, Revenues, range of varieties, etc. (572)
342 | £320
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: 1908-10 1a. imperforate plate proofs in blue and carmine-rose, both in part sheets (3 x 6), also 8a. in blue in full sheet (4 x 6), a few imperfections, otherwise fine. (60)
343 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: Court Fee 1908-10 1a. (K & M type 6) imperf. plate proof in unissued red-brown, a vertical strip of three mounted in sunken card page (145 x 148mm.) numbered ''P.B. 025'', ex printers archive. Photo.
344 £160
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: Court Fee 1908-10 1a. (K & M type 6) imperf. proofs (6) and 2a. (2), in different colours, all except one on wove paper, the other on card, mainly fine. (8)
345 £170
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: Court Fee 1908-10 1a. (K&M type 6) imperf. plate proofs (4) in unissued green (two shades), blue and violet, in vertical pairs on card, ex printers archive.
346 £110
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: Stamped Paper: 1903-13 die proof of the central vignette, printed in black on wove paper (116 x 86mm.), fine. Photo.
347 | £260
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: Stamped Paper: A selection of early stamped paper from 1880 to 1906 in an album, incl. 1899 1a. and 8a. K & M type 20, 1903 1a. K & M type 20, etc. (28 items)
348 | £260
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: A collection of revenues in two albums, incl. Court Fee, Revenue, multiples with 1908-10 5r. mint block (4 x 4), perfs, printing states, etc. (959)
349 | £380
Indian Feudatory States: Jaora: Revenues: A large collection of revenues on documents, contained in thirteen albums, incl. receipts, Acquittance Rolls, range of cachets, multiple frankings, some used on stamped paper, etc. (approx. 1,520 items)
350 | £620
Indian Feudatory States: Madhya Bharat: Revenues: An extensive accumulation on documents, in sixteen albums, incl. Court Fee with printings, settings, perfs, Petition, Receipt stamps, many types of documents with Acquittance Roll, Permits, Share Transfer, etc. with much duplication. (1,000s)
351 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: Madhya Bharat: Revenues: An extensive accumulation in seven albums, incl. Court Fee with sheets, blocks, reconstructions, printings, settings, perf. study, etc. with much duplication. (1,000s)
352 | £300
Indian Feudatory States: Piploda: Revenues: A collection in four albums, incl. Court Fee with used on documents, 1941-49 1r. (18, used on documents), stamped paper 1940 4a. (3), etc. (525 items)
353 £120
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore: Revenues: 1887 Indian 1a. Revenue stamp perf. 14 overprinted ''TRAVANCORE'' (18 x 11/2mm), in a mint block of eight from the lower right corner of the sheet showing part imprints and plate number, fine and fresh. K & M 402. Photo.
354 | £500
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Revenues: Stamped Paper: A collection in three albums, incl. Travancore with Court Fee, Hundi, Revenue, Travancore-Cochin with Copy Fee, Court Fee 1949-50 to 900r., 1949-52 to 25r., 621/2r., 1950-62 to 200r., similar issues for Kerala, etc. (372 items)
355 | £580
Indian Feudatory States: Travancore-Cochin: Revenues: A collection of revenues in four albums, incl. Travancore with Court Fee, Foreign Bill, Insurance, Revenue 1940-45 1a. on 7ch. mint block of four, Share Transfer, Travancore-Cochin Court Fee, Share Transfer, issues for Kerala, complete sheets, etc. (approx. 1,980)
356 | £350
Indian Feudatory States: The Trowbridge collection of reference material contained in two cartons, with dozens of articles on stamps and postal history with particular attention to Cochin, Travancore, Jaipur, etc., a good range of maps, publications incl. ''Indian States Postal Stationery' by Deschl, 'Postmarks and Cancellations of Cochin' by Pai, 1931 Census of India report for Cochin and Travancore, etc. An invaluable resource.