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CEYLON continued...

1857-1859 ISSUE POSTAL HISTORY continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
101 c   1860 (9 Dec.) envelope from Colombo to Calcutta, bearing 6d. brown with large margins, neatly tied by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, colombopost-paid and arrival
datestamps in red the envelope with repaired tear at top of face pane1860 (9 Dec.) envelope from Colombo to Calcutta, bearing 6d. brown with large margins, neatly tied by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, "colombo/post-paid" and arrival datestamps in red; the envelope with repaired tear at top of face panel and part of flap missing, both caused through opening. A scarce shade of the 6d. on cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2002) states "horizontal crease through cover and stamp". Sc. 7; S.G. 6a. provenance: Serendib, February 2002 (Image) Est. $2,000-2,500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
102 c   1859 (Nov.) entire from Galle to Genoa, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue horizontal strip of three (left stamp cut-into), a single with re-entry No. 14
(cut-into) and 2d. yellow-green with margins all round, all lightl1859 (Nov.) entire from Galle to Genoa, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue horizontal strip of three (left stamp cut-into), a single with re-entry No. 14 (cut-into) and 2d. yellow-green with margins all round, all lightly cancelled by oval of bars with the single 1d. additionally tied by straight-line "via di nizza" h.s., showing "pays etr. v. suez/amb. a" c.d.s. in red, handstruck "10" (decimes) and, on reverse, "galle/steamer-letter" and arrival (15.12) datestamps, both in red. Slight faults but an attractive and unique franking. Sc. 3, 4a; S.G. 2, 3a. provenance: Rev. Cornwall-Brooks, March 1979 P.C. Pearson, April 1983 (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
103 c   1858 (10 June) envelope from Colombo to Scotland, marked via Southampton at lower left, bearing 1d. blue L-shaped strip of five with margins nearly all round (scissor-cut
between fourth and fifth stamps) and a single with re-entry and showi1858 (10 June) envelope from Colombo to Scotland, marked "via Southampton" at lower left, bearing 1d. blue L-shaped strip of five with margins nearly all round (scissor-cut between fourth and fifth stamps) and a single with re-entry and showing a large part of adjoining stamp at top right, all lightly cancelled, showing "colombo/post-paid" and London Paid (9.7) datestamps alongside; the envelope with flap and top left corner (rebacked) missing. A very scarce franking. Sc. 3a; S.G. 2a. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
104 c   1859 (29 Nov.) envelope from Colombo to London, marked Via Southampton, bearing 2d. yellow-green, touched at foot and at top left, and 4d. dull rose with outer frameline
touched in two places, both clearly cancelled (4d. not tied), showing1859 (29 Nov.) envelope from Colombo to London, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 2d. yellow-green, touched at foot and at top left, and 4d. dull rose with outer frameline touched in two places, both clearly cancelled (4d. not tied), showing fine arrival Paid c.d.s. (4.1.60) with, on reverse, "colombo/post-paid" c.d.s., both in red; the envelope with small piece at top of face panel and part of flap missing. An exceedingly rare franking, one of three recorded. R.P.S. Certificate (1999). Sc. 4a, 5; S.G. 3a, 4. provenance: Ernest B. Lye, May 1946 (Image) Est. $15,000-20,000

SOLD for $15,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
105 c   1860 (8 Jan.) envelope from Colombo to London, marked Via Southampton, bearing 6d. purple-brown with large margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, crisply tied by
oval of bars and showing, on reverse, colombopost-paid and1860 (8 Jan.) envelope from Colombo to London, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 6d. purple-brown with large margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, crisply tied by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, "colombo/post-paid" and arrival (24.2) datestamps in red. A very fine and neat franking. Sc. 6A; S.G. 6. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
106 c   1860 (Mar.) double rate entire from Colombo to Glasgow, marked Via Southampton, bearing 6d. brown (2, close to large margins nearly all round, one showing portion of adjoining
stamp at left), neatly cancelled by oval of bars and showing, on1860 (Mar.) double rate entire from Colombo to Glasgow, marked "Via Southampton", bearing 6d. brown (2, close to large margins nearly all round, one showing portion of adjoining stamp at left), neatly cancelled by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, "colombo/post-paid" c.d.s. in red and arrival d.s. (20.4) across flap; the entire with crease at top right affecting both adhesives. A very scarce franking. Sc. 7; S.G. 6a. provenance: R.C. Agabeg, May 1982 (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
107 c   1860 (Dec.) entire from Galle to London, marked via Southampton, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue with close to good margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, and 5d.
chestnut with good to large margins, both affixed inverted at lo1860 (Dec.) entire from Galle to London, marked "via Southampton", bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue with close to good margins showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, and 5d. chestnut with good to large margins, both affixed inverted at lower left and tied by oval of bars (heavy in places), showing red Paid arrival c.d.s. (18.1.61) with, on reverse, "galle/steamer-letter" c.d.s. in red; the entire with some minor peripheral creases. R.P.S. Certificate (1994) states "stamps may have been lifted and replaced". S.G. 3, 6; S.G. 2, 5. provenance: Sotheby's auction, July 1995 (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
108 c   1859 (11 Mar.) envelope from Kotmale to Paris, marked via Marseilles, redirected to Exeter and again to St. Helens, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue (cut-into at foot) and 6d.
purple-brown (touched at upper left), both clearly tied by oval o1859 (11 Mar.) envelope from Kotmale to Paris, marked "via Marseilles", redirected to Exeter and again to St. Helens, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue (cut-into at foot) and 6d. purple-brown (touched at upper left), both clearly tied by oval of bars, rated "8" (deleted), "10" (deleted) and "11", showing unframed "british/foreign" h.s. in red with manuscript rates alongside and, on reverse, mutilated "kotmale/post" namestamp with manuscript date and "paid" inserted, "colombo/steamer letter" c.d.s. in red (14.3) and various French and English transit or arrival datestamps. The envelope opened-out for display. A very fine and attractive franking. Sc. 3, 6A; S.G. 2, 6. provenance: Christie's Robson Lowe auction, January 1990 (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
109 c   1860 (2 Aug.) envelope from Jaffna to Cauterets, France, marked via Suez, Marseille, bearing 8d. brown with large margins all round, clearly cancelled, showing boxed pd and
Marseilles entry d.s., both in red, and jaffnapost-paid<1860 (2 Aug.) envelope from Jaffna to Cauterets, France, marked "via Suez, Marseille", bearing 8d. brown with large margins all round, clearly cancelled, showing boxed "pd" and Marseilles entry d.s., both in red, and "jaffna/post-paid" in red and three French transit datestamps on reverse; the envelope a little soiled and with small faults. A unique franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2000) states "The stamp has been lifted and reaffixed, the cover cleaned and the flap stuck down". Sc. 8; S.G. 7. provenance: Spink auction, November 2000 (Image) Est. $30,000-40,000

CLOSED
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110 c   1859 (Feb.) envelope from Jaffna to England, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue, 2d. green and 6d. purple-brown, each with margins all round, lightly
cancelled by oval of bars, showing London Paid c.d.s. (16.3) and, on r1859 (Feb.) envelope from Jaffna to England, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue, 2d. green and 6d. purple-brown, each with margins all round, lightly cancelled by oval of bars, showing London Paid c.d.s. (16.3) and, on reverse, poor "jaffna/post-paid" in red and arrival (16.3) datestamps; the face panel with some extraneous red ink marks. A neat and most attractive three-colour franking. Sc. 3, 4, 6A; S.G. 2, 3, 6 (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
111 c   1859 (May) envelope from Galle to England, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue, 2d. green and 6d. purple-brown, each with margins all round (the 6d. shaved
at foot), affixed over three GB stamps (another 2d. showing at le1859 (May) envelope from Galle to England, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue, 2d. green and 6d. purple-brown, each with margins all round (the 6d. shaved at foot), affixed over three GB stamps (another 2d. showing at left) which were probably not accepted for postage, all cancelled by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, light "galle/steamer-letter" in red and arrival (28.5) datestamps; the envelope with one side flap opened-out for display and with small fault on reverse where seal has been torn away. An attractive and most unusual franking. Sc. 3, 4, 6A; S.G. 2, 3, 6. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
112 c   1859 (18 May) entire letter from Matale to Aberdeen, marked by Marseilles, bearing 2d. green (2, both with margins all round) and 5d. chestnut (touched at upper right, each
clearly cancelled, showing red London Paid transit d.s. (9.6) with,1859 (18 May) entire letter from Matale to Aberdeen, marked "by Marseilles", bearing 2d. green (2, both with margins all round) and 5d. chestnut (touched at upper right, each clearly cancelled, showing red London Paid transit d.s. (9.6) with, on reverse, rare "matelle/post-paid" with manuscript date inserted and arrival (10.6) datestamps; one 2d. crossed by pressed vertical filing crease. A scarce franking. R.P.S. Certificate (2002). Sc. 4, 6; S.G. 3, 5. provenance: Serendib, February 2002 (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
113 c   1859 (24 May) entire letter from Kandy to London, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 9d. purple-brown with close to mainly large margins, neatly tied by oval of bars and showing,
on reverse across join, kandypost-paid in red, kandyst1859 (24 May) entire letter from Kandy to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 9d. purple-brown with close to mainly large margins, neatly tied by oval of bars and showing, on reverse across join, "kandy/post-paid" in red, "kandy/steamer letter" and arrival (5.7) datestamps; some extraneous red ink offsetting on face affecting the adhesive, and the entire with some small peripheral faults along folds. A rare and early use of this stamp on cover which was issued on 23rd April 1859. R.P.S. Certificate (2007) states "slight abrasion bottom right corners". Sc. 9; S.G. 8. provenance: Lawrence Shenfield, March 1975 (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

CLOSED
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114 c   1859 (25 May) 6d. postal stationery envelope from Colombo to Bristol, marked Via Marseilles, uprated with 1d. deep turquoise-blue (3, all cut-into), each clearly cancelled by
oval of bars and showing, on reverse, colombopost-paid in1859 (25 May) 6d. postal stationery envelope from Colombo to Bristol, marked "Via Marseilles", uprated with 1d. deep turquoise-blue (3, all cut-into), each clearly cancelled by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, "colombo/post-paid" in red and arrival (5.7) datestamps. An extremely rare franking with the use of the stationery envelope. R.P.S. Certificates (1975 and 1999). Sc. 3; S.G. 2. (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
115 c   1859 (27 July) double rate entire from Colombo to London, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 4d. dull rose (large margins on three sides, outer frame-line just cut-into towards
upper right) and 8d. brown (large margins on three sides, just cut-1859 (27 July) double rate entire from Colombo to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 4d. dull rose (large margins on three sides, outer frame-line just cut-into towards upper right) and 8d. brown (large margins on three sides, just cut-into at foot and lower left corner missing), both twice cancelled by oval of bars, showing red arrival c.d.s. (27.8) with, on reverse, clear "colombo/post-paid" datestamp in red. A magnificent and unique franking with both adhesives of excellent colour. A splendid exhibition item. R.P.S. Certificate (1999). Sc. 5, 8; S.G. 4, 7. provenance: Baron de Worms, June 1938 Admiral Harris, February 1951 G.P. Bailey, May 1962 (Image) Est. $30,000-40,000

SOLD for $24,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
116 c   1859 (16 Aug.) entire letter from Kandy to London, marked by Marseilles, bearing 9d. purple-brown showing portion of adjoining stamp at foot, outer frameline touched at left,
affixed inverted and tied by oval of bars, showing red arrival c.1859 (16 Aug.) entire letter from Kandy to London, marked "by Marseilles", bearing 9d. purple-brown showing portion of adjoining stamp at foot, outer frameline touched at left, affixed inverted and tied by oval of bars, showing red arrival c.d.s. (14.9) and, on reverse, poor Kandy Post Paid and Steamer Letter datestamps; the entire with some very minor age spotting. A rare stamp on cover. B.P.A. Certificate (1989). Sc. 9; S.G. 8. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $3,500.00
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117 c   1859 (29 Oct.) entire from Kandy to London, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 9d. purple-brown with margins on two sides, clearly tied by oval of bars, showing red arrival
datestamp (28.11) with, on reverse, legible kandypost-paid in re1859 (29 Oct.) entire from Kandy to London, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 9d. purple-brown with margins on two sides, clearly tied by oval of bars, showing red arrival datestamp (28.11) with, on reverse, legible "kandy/post-paid" in red and "kandy/steamer letter" datestamps; the face panel with some extraneous red ink of setting below adhesive. A rare stamp on cover. R.P.S. Certificate (1989). Sc. 9; S.G. 8 (Image) Est. $4,000-5,000

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
118 p   1860 double rate front to Dover, re-addressed to Sandgate, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue showing large portion of adjoining stamp at right, 2d.
yellow-green with portion of adjoining stamp at foot and 9d. purple-bro1860 double rate front to Dover, re-addressed to Sandgate, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue showing large portion of adjoining stamp at right, 2d. yellow-green with portion of adjoining stamp at foot and 9d. purple-brown with small to large margins, all cancelled by oval of bars, and with GB 1d. red clearly tied by Dover "258" duplex having been applied for redirection; the front with some pressed creases and small tears at right, nevertheless a rare and most attractive franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1989). Sc. 3, 4a, 9; S.G. 2, 3a, 8. provenance: Harmers auction, October 1989 (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
119 c   1860 (10 Jan.) entire from Galle to Glasgow, marked Via Marseilles, bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue (touched or cut-into on three sides) and 8d. brown (good to large margins on
three sides showing portion of adjoining stamp at foot, outer f1860 (10 Jan.) entire from Galle to Glasgow, marked "Via Marseilles", bearing 1d. deep turquoise-blue (touched or cut-into on three sides) and 8d. brown (good to large margins on three sides showing portion of adjoining stamp at foot, outer frameline touched at right, both cancelled by oval of bars and showing, on reverse, John Black's cachet, "galle/steamer letter" d.s. in red and clear arrival d.s. in blue (18.2). A rare franking. B.P.A. Certificate (1989). Sc. 3, 8; S.G. 2, 7. provenance: Admiral Harris, February 1953 Harmers auction, October 1989 (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $3,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
120 c   1860 (17 Jan.) entire from Colombo to Bristol, marked Via Marseilles, pr Steamer Bentinck, bearing 4d. dull rose (outer frameline touched or cut-into on three sides) and 5d.
chestnut (clear to good margins), both of exceptional colour, clea1860 (17 Jan.) entire from Colombo to Bristol, marked "Via Marseilles, pr Steamer Bentinck", bearing 4d. dull rose (outer frameline touched or cut-into on three sides) and 5d. chestnut (clear to good margins), both of exceptional colour, clearly cancelled by oval of bars and jointly tied by manuscript "Stamped"; backstamped with "colombo/post-paid" in red and arrival (18.2) datestamps. The entire with heavy central vertical and horizontal filing creases. An extremely rare and colourful franking. R.P.S. Certificate (1994). Sc. 5, 6; S.G. 4, 5. provenance: Sotheby's auction, July 1995 (Image) Est. $30,000-40,000

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