1869, 1a olive-green horizontal pair IMPERFORATED BETWEEN, fresh and very fine mint lightly hinged original gum. A RARE HYDERABAD STAMP IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION. Scott 2a = 900 USD
KASCHMIR: 1877/1890, three postal stationery covers of British India from SIALKOT to AMRITSAR each with additional franking of different Cashmere stamps on reverse, i.a. SG No. 72, all envelopes with partly strong defects
KASCHMIR: 1890, 1 A dull-green mixed franking with INDIA 1 A lilac-brown and 2x 2 A blue on R-letter from Kaschmir via Bombay/Seapost office to PARIS, envelope with some rests of hinge
KASCHMIR: 1889, 1 A grey-green mixed franking with INDIA 3 A brown-orange on cover from Kaschmir via Bombay/Seapost office and Brindisi to Saxony/Germany, name and address blocked.
1850/1947 (ca.), interesting postal history collection of the Indian Feudatory State of HYDERABAD in two albums with about 160 FRANKED COVERS and 78 STAMPLESS COVERS which includes 48 documents with large black negative seals but also 5 pre-stamp entire letters showing a scarce negative oval handstamp in red and two early pre-stamp envelopes send via the british p.o. The 160 FRANKED COVERS start with the 1870 issue including a RARE cover franked with SG 2+3 1880 reprints (sold by SG in 1980 for 100£); good shade SG 23c bloc of four on cover; SG 36e very fine IMPERFORATED PAIR on postal stationery envelope (SG £400 x5 = £ 2000); SG 34b very fine IMPERFORATED BLOCK OF FOUR on postal stationery envelope (SG 320 x5 = £ 1600). Some better postmarks like ”EXPERIMENTAL PO 171”; interesting postal stationeries including one with official overprint; or a registered letter postal stationery envelope with SCARCE RED OVERPRINT; various cover with OFFICIAL STAMPS; mixed frankings with British India etc... The quality is as usual from mixed condition to very fine. (A2)
COCHIN 1892-1949 ”CANCELLATIONS”: Specialized collection of the various types of Cochin cancellations on loose stamps and 47 covers and postal stationery items, well written up with detailed description, containing the Cochin Numeral Obliterators (from C-1 of Kozhinjampara to C-60 of Trichur City), Experess Delivery handstamps, the wide range of native (Malayalam) and British datestamps, also Railway Sorting postmarks, Registration marks and Slogan handstamps. AN INTERESTING COCHIN POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION. (S)