Lord John Lawrence (1811-1879), Viceroy of India from 1864-1869 and successful administrator of the Punjab during the Indian Mutiny: two-page autograph letter declining an invitation, dated 5th April 1869, written at 12, Queen’s Gate, London, following his return from India. Laid down. VG
India 1831-1865 impressive collection in album, written up for display, including Ship Letters (5) and other pre-stamp covers; 1854 lithographed impression of Captain Thullier’s Essay; Lithographic ransfers of the 1854 Half Anna in blue (5) or red (pair) with Specimen overprints on reverse; thereafter impressive ranges of the 1854 imperfs including the 4annas (45, all bar one cut to shape) notably 1858 Cover with 2annas and 4annas to UK. The collection features 22 covers or ELs, plus few fronts. Varied condition. (100s)
India 1854 4as blue & pale red, 1st Printing, Head I, Frame I, Pos.7, used, cut square, just touching at foot, BPA Certificate. (Certificate states “Central horizontal crease characteristic of wide setting, small thin at upper left”). SG 18. Cat £1000
India 1854 4as blue & pale red, 1st Printing, Head I, Frame I, used, diamond of dots cancel, cut square, just into outer frame at top & foot. RPS Certificate. SG 18. Cat £1000.
India 1854 4as blue & red, 4th Printing, Head III, Frame II, Pos.3, used, diamond of dots cancel, cut square, faint toning visible on reverse o/w fine. BPA Certificate. SG23. Cat £550
India 1854 4as blue & red, used, three cut square examples, two repaired, the other with added left corners. BPA Certificates. (3)
India 1866-1949 collection in 3 albums with QV to 5Rs FU, EVII to 10Rs FU (plus 15Rs with Telegraph cancel), GV to 25Rs FU (15Rs Telegraphic), 1926/33 15Rs mint, GVI to 25Rs (2) FU and 15Rs mint, plus a good range of covers especially airmails, postage due and FDCs (to 1954). Includes three good/FU examples of SG 66. Generally good to VF. Spaces allowed for further expansion. (100s)
India 1866-1971 collection of Officials in album with better items Including used examples of SG O3, O11 and O19. Cat £1200+. Also Local Overprints for Bengal and elsewhere. All written up for display. Spaces allowed for further expansion. Good to VF. (100s)