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India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.India (Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Ethiopia / Military / Mourning

(Abyssinia Field Force) 1868 mourning cover to a Colonel Macintire/ Commanding Royal Artillery/ Bangalore, endorsed Via Bombay and franked India Four Annas cancelled by F.F. in bars, reverse with fine Filed Force Post Office Abyssinia, hexagonal Bombay transit and Bangalore, small tear in backflap, a scarce cover.

£3450

India (Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”.  Fine and attractive.India (Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”.  Fine and attractive.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Airmail / First Flight

(Airmail) 1911 internal registered cover franked 3p., 2a. and 8a. tied by single illustrated FIRST AERIAL POST/ U.P. Exhibition Allahabad cds, fine legible registration handstamp bottom left, manuscript registration number “9”. Fine and attractive.

£645

India (Bangladesh) 1878 entire to Mauritius franked ½a pair, 1a. and 2a. tied Calcutta duplex, overstriking two ‘Stamped’ handstamps, endorsed at left ‘Via Bombay’/ “& aden”. Senders handstamp bottom left as from Chittigong and letter so annotated,  reverse with Sea Post Office B transit and blue arrival; good condition.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Bangladesh

(Bangladesh) 1878 entire to Mauritius franked ½a pair, 1a. and 2a. tied Calcutta duplex, overstriking two ‘Stamped’ handstamps, endorsed at left ‘Via Bombay’/ “& aden”. Senders handstamp bottom left as from Chittigong and letter so annotated, reverse with Sea Post Office B transit and blue arrival; good condition.

£485

Indian States (Bhopal) 1930s ½ on ¼a SERVICE picture stationery card with a general view in violet slate shade unused. Slightly rounded corners and a little staining. Scarce stationery.Indian States (Bhopal) 1930s ½ on ¼a SERVICE picture stationery card with a general view in violet slate shade unused. Slightly rounded corners and a little staining. Scarce stationery.

Indian States

Covers and stamps / India / Picture Stationery

(Bhopal) 1930s ½ on ¼a SERVICE picture stationery card with a general view in violet slate shade unused. Slightly rounded corners and a little staining. Scarce stationery.

£125

China (Chinese Expeditionary Forces) 1901 (20 AP) cover to Tongku bearing combination franking of India C.E.F. 3p.  tied F.P.O. No.20 date stamps, these cancels also tying China 5c. on ½c. B.R.A. (British Railway Administration) which is cancelled by violet undated  Railway Post Office Tientsin , reverse with F.P.O. No.4 cds. Very fine condition.China (Chinese Expeditionary Forces) 1901 (20 AP) cover to Tongku bearing combination franking of India C.E.F. 3p.  tied F.P.O. No.20 date stamps, these cancels also tying China 5c. on ½c. B.R.A. (British Railway Administration) which is cancelled by violet undated  Railway Post Office Tientsin , reverse with F.P.O. No.4 cds. Very fine condition.

China

Covers and stamps / India / China / Railways / Combination covers

(Chinese Expeditionary Forces) 1901 (20 AP) cover to Tongku bearing combination franking of India C.E.F. 3p. tied F.P.O. No.20 date stamps, these cancels also tying China 5c. on ½c. B.R.A. (British Railway Administration) which is cancelled by violet undated Railway Post Office Tientsin , reverse with F.P.O. No.4 cds. Very fine condition.

£275

Seychelles (French Postal Agency) 1864 (Dec) cover to Mme Cordier in Paris with enclosed eight page letter headed Mahe and franked with Mauritius 4d. and 1s., but carried privately to another port (presumably Bombay)where the stamps were not accepted, handstruck ‘18’ decimes and forwarded as an unpaid letter via Aden Steamer Point. Faint red Poss An V Suez Paq F dated 15 Dec, indicating origination in a British colony. A fine item of postal history.Seychelles (French Postal Agency) 1864 (Dec) cover to Mme Cordier in Paris with enclosed eight page letter headed Mahe and franked with Mauritius 4d. and 1s., but carried privately to another port (presumably Bombay)where the stamps were not accepted, handstruck ‘18’ decimes and forwarded as an unpaid letter via Aden Steamer Point. Faint red Poss An V Suez Paq F dated 15 Dec, indicating origination in a British colony. A fine item of postal history.

Seychelles

Covers and stamps / India / Aden / Seychelles / Mauritius

(French Postal Agency) 1864 (Dec) cover to Mme Cordier in Paris with enclosed eight page letter headed Mahe and franked with Mauritius 4d. and 1s., but carried privately to another port (presumably Bombay)where the stamps were not accepted, handstruck ‘18’ decimes and forwarded as an unpaid letter via Aden Steamer Point. Faint red Poss An V Suez Paq F dated 15 Dec, indicating origination in a British colony. A fine item of postal history.

£4750

India (Jammu and Kashmir) 1887 cover to Stradbally, Ireland franked India 1862-90 4a6p in combination with Jammu and Kashmir 1a. dull green both cancelled by ‘L’ obliterators, reverse with Kashmir cds, Bombay transit and part arrival partly lost with backflap.India (Jammu and Kashmir) 1887 cover to Stradbally, Ireland franked India 1862-90 4a6p in combination with Jammu and Kashmir 1a. dull green both cancelled by ‘L’ obliterators, reverse with Kashmir cds, Bombay transit and part arrival partly lost with backflap.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Combination covers

(Jammu and Kashmir) 1887 cover to Stradbally, Ireland franked India 1862-90 4a6p in combination with Jammu and Kashmir 1a. dull green both cancelled by ‘L’ obliterators, reverse with Kashmir cds, Bombay transit and part arrival partly lost with backflap.

£325

India (Persian Gulf) 1857 (19 OC) cover from Kharg Island to Bombay, showing a “8d” charge altered to “1d.” and cancelled by fine Field Force Persia date stamp, Bombay arrival backstamp of NO 7; fine and scarce.India (Persian Gulf) 1857 (19 OC) cover from Kharg Island to Bombay, showing a “8d” charge altered to “1d.” and cancelled by fine Field Force Persia date stamp, Bombay arrival backstamp of NO 7; fine and scarce.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Persia / Military

(Persian Gulf) 1857 (19 OC) cover from Kharg Island to Bombay, showing a “8d” charge altered to “1d.” and cancelled by fine Field Force Persia date stamp, Bombay arrival backstamp of NO 7; fine and scarce.

£1175

India (Tibet) 1948 underfranked cover to Nepal bearing on reverse 3p. and 1 ½a. tied Pharijong date stamps, cursive framed postage due handstamp of Pharijong and larger unclear one,  presumably arrival alongside.India (Tibet) 1948 underfranked cover to Nepal bearing on reverse 3p. and 1 ½a. tied Pharijong date stamps, cursive framed postage due handstamp of Pharijong and larger unclear one,  presumably arrival alongside.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Tibet / Postage dues

(Tibet) 1948 underfranked cover to Nepal bearing on reverse 3p. and 1 ½a. tied Pharijong date stamps, cursive framed postage due handstamp of Pharijong and larger unclear one, presumably arrival alongside.

£245

India (Used Abroad) 1867 cover to Kazerun franked with five ½a cancelled by ‘308’ numerals of Bushire with extra pen markings. Kazerun is some 60 miles east of Bushire in Persia and evidently carried under local arrangements, since there was no Persian Posta Services at this time.India (Used Abroad) 1867 cover to Kazerun franked with five ½a cancelled by ‘308’ numerals of Bushire with extra pen markings. Kazerun is some 60 miles east of Bushire in Persia and evidently carried under local arrangements, since there was no Persian Posta Services at this time.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Persia

(Used Abroad) 1867 cover to Kazerun franked with five ½a cancelled by ‘308’ numerals of Bushire with extra pen markings. Kazerun is some 60 miles east of Bushire in Persia and evidently carried under local arrangements, since there was no Persian Posta Services at this time.

£575

India (Used Abroad) 1905 long registered cover to Holland,franked 2a. and pir 2 1/2a. tied Bushire cds, framed registration at left, Sea Post Office C cds and arrival backstamp; central vertical filing crease.India (Used Abroad) 1905 long registered cover to Holland,franked 2a. and pir 2 1/2a. tied Bushire cds, framed registration at left, Sea Post Office C cds and arrival backstamp; central vertical filing crease.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Persia

(Used Abroad) 1905 long registered cover to Holland,franked 2a. and pir 2 1/2a. tied Bushire cds, framed registration at left, Sea Post Office C cds and arrival backstamp; central vertical filing crease.

£245

India (Used Abroad) c.1876 stampless cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse in brownish BASHIR  date stamp and, in the same ink a framed Postage Due with manuscript “2as” charge, arrival cds alongside, with contents.India (Used Abroad) c.1876 stampless cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse in brownish BASHIR  date stamp and, in the same ink a framed Postage Due with manuscript “2as” charge, arrival cds alongside, with contents.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Persia / Postage dues

(Used Abroad) c.1876 stampless cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse in brownish BASHIR date stamp and, in the same ink a framed Postage Due with manuscript “2as” charge, arrival cds alongside, with contents.

£125

India (Used Abroad) Undated and unfranked cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse Busreh cds of 2 Mar and Bombay arrival of Mar 17, also with framed POSTAGE DUE/ “1a” charge.India (Used Abroad) Undated and unfranked cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse Busreh cds of 2 Mar and Bombay arrival of Mar 17, also with framed POSTAGE DUE/ “1a” charge.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Iraq / Postage dues

(Used Abroad) Undated and unfranked cover to Bombay cancelled on reverse Busreh cds of 2 Mar and Bombay arrival of Mar 17, also with framed POSTAGE DUE/ “1a” charge.

£145

India 1853 (Feb) small cover to Rangoon, Burma bearing double circle Ex/ Calcutta date stamp on reverse, the front carries endorsement “Pr Str India”; good condition.India 1853 (Feb) small cover to Rangoon, Burma bearing double circle Ex/ Calcutta date stamp on reverse, the front carries endorsement “Pr Str India”; good condition.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Maritime

1853 (Feb) small cover to Rangoon, Burma bearing double circle Ex/ Calcutta date stamp on reverse, the front carries endorsement “Pr Str India”; good condition.

£45

INDIA (USED ABROAD) 1860s cover to Bombay franked on reverse by ½a, 1a and a damaged 2a, cancelled by 308 BUSHIRE duplex, slightly unclear

INDIA (USED ABROAD)

Covers and stamps / India

1860s cover to Bombay franked on reverse by ½a, 1a and a damaged 2a, cancelled by '308' BUSHIRE duplex, slightly unclear "INSUFFICIENT" handstamp and framed "BUSHIRE/P.O./Reg 1 ANNA" handstamp alongside, with content letter; some faults to envelope.

£295

INDIA (Accountancy) 1863 entire from Bombay to Bordeaux bearing framed INDIA UNPAID handstamp, accountancy handstamp GB/1f80c, which has been erased and a new handstamp GB/1f62c applied, reverse with red despatch cds and arrival cancels.

INDIA (Accountancy)

Covers and stamps / India / Accountancy

1863 entire from Bombay to Bordeaux bearing framed 'INDIA UNPAID' handstamp, accountancy handstamp 'GB/1f80c', which has been erased and a new handstamp 'GB/1f62c' applied, reverse with red despatch cds and arrival cancels.

£245

India 1866 (AU 26) cover from Pondicherry to Bordeaux, franked at 5a 4p (1/4 oz) rate by India 1856-64 4a. grey-black and 8p horizontal pair, tied by fine Pondicherry/ 111 duplex, crescent India Paid, fancy P.D/Madras cds and French entry cds. Reverse with further Madras cds and arrival cds; stamps just overlapping envelope, an attractive and scarce franking.India 1866 (AU 26) cover from Pondicherry to Bordeaux, franked at 5a 4p (1/4 oz) rate by India 1856-64 4a. grey-black and 8p horizontal pair, tied by fine Pondicherry/ 111 duplex, crescent India Paid, fancy P.D/Madras cds and French entry cds. Reverse with further Madras cds and arrival cds; stamps just overlapping envelope, an attractive and scarce franking.

India

Covers and stamps / India

1866 (AU 26) cover from Pondicherry to Bordeaux, franked at 5a 4p (1/4 oz) rate by India 1856-64 4a. grey-black and 8p horizontal pair, tied by fine Pondicherry/ 111 duplex, crescent India Paid, fancy P.D/Madras cds and French entry cds. Reverse with further Madras cds and arrival cds; stamps just overlapping envelope, an attractive and scarce franking.

£275

India 1867 (JU 14) entire from Bombay to Mauritius endorsed “Per Steamer “Behar”/ Via Point de Galle”, franked at 20a rate by 1866-78 6a8p slate (issued Apr 1867) horizontal strip of three, tied by two fine Bombay India Paid duplex and by red company chop, ‘2d TO PAY’ charge mark and arrival backstamp in same ink; light filing creases, a most attractive usage of this stamp.India 1867 (JU 14) entire from Bombay to Mauritius endorsed “Per Steamer “Behar”/ Via Point de Galle”, franked at 20a rate by 1866-78 6a8p slate (issued Apr 1867) horizontal strip of three, tied by two fine Bombay India Paid duplex and by red company chop, ‘2d TO PAY’ charge mark and arrival backstamp in same ink; light filing creases, a most attractive usage of this stamp.

India

Covers and stamps / India

1867 (JU 14) entire from Bombay to Mauritius endorsed “Per Steamer “Behar”/ Via Point de Galle”, franked at 20a rate by 1866-78 6a8p slate (issued Apr 1867) horizontal strip of three, tied by two fine Bombay India Paid duplex and by red company chop, ‘2d TO PAY’ charge mark and arrival backstamp in same ink; light filing creases, a most attractive usage of this stamp.

£995

India 1868 (SE 26) mourning cover from Dera Ghazee Khan to Bath, endorsed “Bombay Marseilles/ officer’s letter” with signature at lower left, franked at 6a8p concessionary rate with single franking showing fine duplex. Backstamps of Lahore, Bombay and Bath with framed UNCLAIMED. A couple of slight faults at edges, a very  scarce usage and single franking.India 1868 (SE 26) mourning cover from Dera Ghazee Khan to Bath, endorsed “Bombay Marseilles/ officer’s letter” with signature at lower left, franked at 6a8p concessionary rate with single franking showing fine duplex. Backstamps of Lahore, Bombay and Bath with framed UNCLAIMED. A couple of slight faults at edges, a very  scarce usage and single franking.

India

Covers and stamps / India / Via Marseille / Mourning / Officers Letter

1868 (SE 26) mourning cover from Dera Ghazee Khan to Bath, endorsed “Bombay Marseilles/ officer’s letter” with signature at lower left, franked at 6a8p concessionary rate with single franking showing fine duplex. Backstamps of Lahore, Bombay and Bath with framed UNCLAIMED. A couple of slight faults at edges, a very scarce usage and single franking.

£375

Aden 1868 cover to London franked India 8a. and 8p. tied ‘24’ numeral cancels, reverse with Aden Steamer Point cds and arrival on front; some slight faults, mostly to envelope, attractive cover.

Aden

Covers and stamps / India / Aden

1868 cover to London franked India 8a. and 8p. tied ‘24’ numeral cancels, reverse with Aden Steamer Point cds and arrival on front; some slight faults, mostly to envelope, attractive cover.

£275