First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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  • Lot# : 101 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    1, 1881 1a Ultramarine, Pin-perforated, bright and fresh single from Setting 1, position F8, exhibiting a major gash running from the upper righthand corner, full white o.g., a very attractive example of this desirable flaw, ex-Pattiz
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    Lot# : 102 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    1, 1881 1a Ultramarine, Pin-perforated, lower sheet margin containing horizontal pair and strip of 4 (positions H1-H4, H7-H8), showing decorative selvage on three sides (the first setting was the only one that included side inscriptions and ornamental borders), some reinforcements with one stamp reattached, an attractive exhibit piece, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.47
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
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    Lot# : 103 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    1, 1881 1a Ultramarine, Pin-perforated, fresh and vibrant single tied by Kathmandu swirl to April 25, 1885 cover to Kalaiya, origin datestamp and arrival marking on reverse, pin perforations visible on at least two sides but scissor separated otherwise, a rare and attractive cover, the latest of the five recorded 1a pin-perforated covers, ex-Singer, illustrated on Singer p.52, although he (mistakenly) did not recognize it as a pin-perforated stamp
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
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    Lot# : 104 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, upper-left sheet margin single from Setting 3 (position A1), bold impression, large part o.g., a scarce and choice positional piece, ex-Sanford
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    Lot# : 105 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, bold and crisp impression on bright paper, pin-perforated on three sides and imperforate at left, Kathmandu cancel, rare and attractive, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 106 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    2, 1881 2a Purple, Pin-perforated, horizontal pair and single used alongside 1a imperforate (#4), all tied by Rautahat hexagonal barred cancel (used at Kadarbin) to June 23, 1881 double weight registered cover to Kathmandu, stamps paying the rate of 2a postage + 5a registry fee; this cover has a paper pouch within the envelope which was hand-sewn closed, and side flaps were affixed with wax seals (later removed); unique in several regards, being the only known use of the 2a pin-perforated on cover and the only known multiple of any First Printing stamp on cover, one of the great rarities of Southern Asian philately, ex-Gupta, Singer
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    Lot# : 107 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    3, 1881 4a Green, Pin-perforated, bold impression on fresh paper, cancelled by Kathmandu swirl, a true rarity, Hellrigl believed this to be the unique used example of this stamp, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 108 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    1-3, 1881 1a-4a First Period Printings, Pin-perforated, choice set of all three values, each with o.g., all strong impressions on bright paper, an attractive matched set, 1a ex-Gupta with Flack certificate, 2a ex-Hellrigl, 4a ex-Singer (illustrated p.51)
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    Lot# : 109 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, horizontal strip of three (Setting 1) with Kathmandu swirl, bold and attractive impression with rich color, large and balanced margins all around, largest reported used multiple of this stamp, an important showpiece, ex-Heddergott, Michael, Singer; illustrated in Singer p. 47
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    Lot# : 110 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, bright stamp with large margins, tied by blue Kalaiya barred hexagon cancel to June 16, 1881 cover to Kathmandu, datestamp and receiving mark on reverse; an important cover, this is the earliest reported use of the 1a imperforate, ex-Pattiz
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    Lot# : 111 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, strong impression with large margins all around (Setting 1), Siraha barred hexagon ties to March 1886 cover to Kathmandu (arrival marking on reverse), an attractive and rare cover, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 112 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, clear impression (Setting 1) with balanced margins, bold strike of Kadarban hexagonal barred handstamp in black ties stamp to June 25, 1881 cover to Kathmandu, arrival marking on reverse, an attractive cover, very early use of the first issue, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 113 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, single (Setting 2) tied by bold Kathmandu swirl to July 1883 letter to Trisuli, with oval Kathmandu datestamp and Trisuli arrival cds. on reverse, small worm holes on reverse, scarce and attractive, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 114 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, well-balanced single in a pretty pale shade (Setting 3), tied to January 1884 cover by black circular Butwal handstamp, with Kathmandu oval receiver on the reverse, clean and attractive, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 115 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4, 1881 1a Blue, Imperforate, pretty pale shade (Setting 3), tied by fine strike of barred hexagonal Dolakha handstamp (earliest recorded usage) to November 1883 cover, Kathmandu arrival marking on reverse, scarce, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 116 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, Setting 2 lower right marginal block of 8 (positions G5-G8/H5-H8) with partial inscription on both sides, bright and fresh color, light creases impact margins and bottom row of stamps (do not detract from this attractive block), a scarce and desirable position piece, ex-Singer, illustrated in Singer p. 49
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    Lot# : 117 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, vertical strip of three with bold circular Dhankuta cancels, center stamp (position C6) inverted, minor faults including a tear in the margin of the top stamp and a thin in the middle (inverted) stamp, otherwise Very Fine appearance; this strip is significant for several reasons: the only inverted cliche in the first issue of Nepal occurred in Setting 3 of the 2a denomination, and only two unused pairs and this strip are known; additionally, a strip of three is the largest used multiple of any of the 1881-85 printings; fittingly, Hellrigl stated "this strip is one of the greatest rarities of Nepal," 1994 Hellrigl AIEP certificate, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.50
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    Lot# : 118 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, crisp impression in a pretty shade, tied by Kathmandu swirl to June 13, 1881 double weight cover to General Shamsher in Palpa, reverse with Palpa receiving cancel, ideal for exhibition, this is the earliest of six reported uses of the First Period 2a on cover and the earliest reported use of any imperforate issue of Nepal on cover, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 119 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    5, 1881 2a Purple, Imperforate, bright and fresh stamp tied by Kalaiya handstamp (Hellrigl Type II) to October 1889 double weight cover to Kathmandu, arrival cds. on reverse, an attractive cover, latest known use of this stamp, ex-Hellrigl
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    Lot# : 120 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    6, 1881 4a Green, Imperforate, rejoined mint block of 15 of Setting 1 (includes block of 4, block of 6, and strip of 5) representing positions C1-C3/G1-G3, bright and fresh, an attractive showpiece, ex-Singer, illustrated in Singer p.51
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    Lot# : 121 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4-6, 1881 1a-4a First Period Printings, Imperforate, complete set of three on matching pieces (evidently from the same envelope), each attractively cancelled by bold and complete Kathmandu swirls, a used set of these stamps does not come much nicer
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    Lot# : 122 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    4-6, 1881 1a-4a First Period Printings, Imperforate, complete set of First Period stamps on October 1881 registered double weight cover to Kathmandu (7a rate represents 2a postage + 5a registry fee), tied by Jaleswar barred hexagon cancels, reverse with Jaleswar despatch and Kathmandu arrival markings, cover with minor faults, very rare and desirable, the earliest of three known covers with complete sets of the first issue, ex-Gupta, 2011 Flack certificate
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    Lot# : 123 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

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    First Period Printings Mint Balance, 28 items including three sets of #1-3 (most w/ o.g.), #4 block of 4 and strip of 3, #5 block of 6, and #6 pair, wide variety of shades as well as plate flaws, perfect for the specialist in this issue and ideal for further study
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    Lot# : 124 First Period Printings, 1881 to 1885, on European Paper

    First Period Printings Used & Cover Balance, 25 items on owner's annotated pages, including #1 used (3 total, 2 w/ blue cancels), #4 on cover (6, most from Kathmandu), #5 on cover from Doti to Kathmandu (one of six reported uses), #4 and #6 with Kalaiya "tree" manuscript cancels, #4 and #5 with Taulihawa post office seal cancels (fewer than 10 known on First Issue), as well as other scarce town cancels, generally F-VF, good opportunity for the specialist in this issue, several items ex-Singer and Hellrigl
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