Sale 3025 - The Richard Frajola Collection of Classic Nepal
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  • Lot# : 100 India - Used Abroad

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    India ½a Blue, Used in Nepal, tied by 21 May 1868 "NEPAUL / 137" duplex to small folded letter to Patna, India; missed daily mail from Kathmandu so "TOO LATE" boxed marking on reverse (alongside arrival datestamp in red); also on reverse Devanagari number "// 74 //" talisman, reminding any unauthorized person that to break this "seal" would be a grave sin equal to the slaughter of 74 sacred cows, a rare and interesting piece of early Nepalese philately
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 475.00 USD

    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
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,250.00 USD

    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
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 575.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 20,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 20,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    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
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    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)
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 5,750.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 1,300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 1,300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,100.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 8,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 8,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 16,000.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 4,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,500.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 12,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 12,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    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
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    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
    Start Price : 4,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 4,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 125 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7, 1886 1a Blue, four singles, a pair, a block of 9, and a block of 12 (all mint) showing the "split cliche flaw" found in position F8 (cliche 48), neatly mounted on exhibit page, this cliche was damaged as early as setting 1 and remained so until all cliches were recut with setting 26, stamps arranged chronologically so one can see how the impression became less crisp over time, the two blocks also show an inverted cliche in position H6, all Very Fine, an interesting group that would be difficult if not impossible to replicate
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 126 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7, 1886 1a Blue, complete mint sheet of 64 from setting 8 with marginal inscriptions and traces of framelines, inverted cliches at positions G4, H3, and H6, attractive bold impression, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.58
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 127 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7, 1886 1a Blue, complete mint sheet of 64 from setting 8 with marginal inscriptions and faintest traces of framelines, inverted cliches at positions G4, H3, and H6, pretty Steel blue shade, ex-Gupta
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 128 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7, 1886 1a Blue, single tied to November 1886 cover by manuscript initial ("Ka" for Kalaiya) and swirl drawn inside handstamped circle, manuscript dispatch postmark on reverse, an attractive and rare cover, the only reported example of this cancel and very few known uses of this stamp on cover, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 129 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8, 1886 2a Grey violet, upper left margin block of 6 (positions A1-3/B1-3) from setting 4 with inscription at top and left (no framelines), attractive bright violet shade, one of only three known multiples with marginal inscriptions (no complete sheets known), ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 700.00 USD

    Lot# : 130 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8, 1886 2a Grey violet, upper left margin block of 16 (positions A1-4/D1-4) from setting 7 with framelines and inscription, pretty greyish shade, a scarce and attractive multiple, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 900.00 USD

    Lot# : 131 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8, 1886 2a Grey violet, rebuilt complete mint sheet of 64 which was cut into blocks of 8 (possibly by post office), setting 6 (identical to setting 5 but inscription shifted 6mm to right), inverted cliche in position C5, an attractive sheet, ex-Hinde, Singer, illustrated in Singer p.66
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 132 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8, 1886 2a Grey violet, crisp impression on bright paper, tied by Kadarban barred hexagon on May 1892 double weight cover, dispatch and receiving marks on reverse, attractive, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 133 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8, 1886 2a Grey violet, single from setting 7, position H5 used on double weight cover from Kathmandu (heptagonal cancel), large bottom margin shows gripper grills and two outer framelines, scarce and attractive, the only reported example showing grill impressions on cover, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 134 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8b, 1886 2a Deep blue, Error of color, mint single from setting 5, bold and attractive impression in this distinctive color, a rare and little-known error, Hellrigl noted in 1984 "these are undoubtedly genuine errors of colour since the deep blue shade of the contemporary one anna deep blue is matched in every respect"
    Start Price : 150.00 USD
    Current Opening : 180.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 135 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8b, 1886 2a Deep blue, Error of color, single from setting 5, cliche 25, bold barred hexagon cancel, rich color that is unmistakeably the error of color, fewer than 10 used copies in existence, ex-Gupta, 2011 Flack certificate
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 290.00 USD

    Lot# : 136 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    8b, 1886 2a Blue, Error of color, single from setting 5, cliche 11, a true blue shade that is noticeably lighter than the "dark blue" error discovered earlier, a relatively recent discovery that is considered to be amongst the scarcest stamps of Nepal, fewer than 10 used copies in existence, ex-Gupta, 2011 Flack certificate
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 137 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    9P, 1886 4a Green, Pin-perforated, mint block of 16 from setting 8, top two rows (positions A1-8/B1-8) with marginal inscriptions and sheet framelines, intact pin perforations, a rare block, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.80
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,150.00 USD

    Lot# : 138 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    9, 1886 4a Green, irregular mint block of 38 from setting 7 (positions A1-8/D1-8, E3-8), traces of sheet framelines and marginal inscriptions which do not line up to any other known setting, making this both the proving piece for this setting and the largest reported multiple, ex-Singer
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 139 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    9, 1886 4a Green, complete mint sheet of 64 with partial sheet framelines and marginal inscriptions, setting 8, first state of inscription, inverted cliche in position G6, somewhat blurred impression, minor creases, rare and attractive
    Start Price : 700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 700.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 140 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    9P, 1886 4a Green, Pin-perforated, single tied to May 1898 registered cover by Dhankuta barred circle cancel, two 1a blue imperforate singles (#7) on reverse complete the 6a rate (1a postage + 5a registry), an attractive and rare cover with fewer than five reported uses of the pin-perforated 4a on cover, ex-Fuchs
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 141 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    9, 1886 4a Green, single used alongside three 1a Blue singles (#7, at least one showing clear pin-perforations), each 1a stamp showing a distinct shade, all tied by bold Dhankua barred circle cancels to November 1898 double weight registered cover (2a postage + 5a registry), matching dispatch postmark also on reverse of cover, a rare and desirable cover, ex-Moss, Singer and illustrated in Singer p.91, 2011 Flack certificate
    Start Price : 1,200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 142 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    9, 1886 4a Green, single used alongside 2a Grey violet on April 1890 registered cover to Kathmandu, stamps tied by bold Bhojpur barred circle cancel, 6a franking pays 1a postage + 5a registry, both stamps bright and vibrant, a very rare franking, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 143 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7-8, 1a-2a Second Period Printings, each stamp with Udaipur pen cancel (initial between parallel lines mimics classic period handstamps), both pretty shades, an interesting pair as manuscript cancels are exceedingly rare from Nepal
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 144 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7-9, 1a-4a Second Period Printings, one each 1a, 2a, and 4a with seal cancels, as well as 2a tied to piece by Tatapani customs seal; all seal cancels are uncommon to rare on stamps of Nepal, an attractive set
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 145 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

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    7-9, 1a-4a Second Period Printings, complete set tied by bold Kalaiya circular cancels to 1893 cover, late impressions (somewhat blurred), 7a pays the unusual registered rate with acknowledgment of receipt ("Pahucha Pahune" endorsement on reverse), Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce exhibition piece with fewer than five covers known with the entire second printing, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 USD

    Lot# : 146 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

    Second Period Printings Mint and Used Stamp Balance, 55 items neatly mounted and written up on exhibit pages, all identified by shades, cancels, positional pieces, and settings; highlights too numerous to mention but note used tête-bêche strips of 3 of all three values, 2a used error of color in both dark blue and blue, 2a "ragged cliche" used (one of six known), 4a setting 8 complete sheet, and large used multiples of the 4a (presumably from parcel wrappers); an attractive group sure to please the specialist, many items ex-Singer, Gupta, Bates, Hellrigl, and others
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 9,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 147 Second Period Printings, 1886 to 1898, on Native Paper

    Second Period Printings Cover Balance, 11 covers neatly annotated by owner, including 1a covers with Taulihawa and Banke post office seal cancels, 1a with only recorded example of Jaleswar split box postmark, and 4a used with two 1a stamps to pay registry rate; a variety of different shades and postmarks represented, a wonderful opportunity for the student in this area, several items ex-Singer
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 148 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10P, 1898 1a Blue, Pin-perforated, mint pin-perforated right margin block of 6 in a pretty pale blue shade, from the rare setting 23, positions B6-8/C6-8 showing dramatic recut at bottom right (C8) and double tête-bêche with the middle stamp in each row inverted (B7 and C7), small piece out at left, rare with only this block and one sheet known from setting 23, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.65
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 149 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10, 1898 1a Blue, 10 stamps and 6 tête-bêche pairs all showing position C8 (cliche 24), which was the first cliche to be cleaned and recut when setting 19 went to press in 1898; neatly mounted and written up on exhibit page, includes 3 mint and 7 used singles (1 on piece), as well as three mint pin-perforated pairs and three imperforate pairs (2 used, 1 mint), all pairs with position C7 inverted at left, demonstrating a huge variety of shades and quality of impression, an interesting lot for the student
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 150 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10, 1898 1a Blue, vertical strip of four (positions A8/D8) from setting 19, showing the recut in position C8 (cliche 24, the only such recut in the entire sheet), stamps cancelled by barred circle, large margins all around, a dramatic and eye-catching piece
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 270.00 USD

    Lot# : 151 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10, 1898 1a Blue, used block of 8 from setting 24 with Bhagwanpur cancels, positions A3-6/B3-6 with inverted cliche at bottom left (B3), somewhat faint and indistinct impression, the only known postal use from this setting, a rare item for the specialist, ex-Hepper and Singer, illustrated in Singer p.65
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 152 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10, 1898 1a Blue, pair of covers, both sent from the Nepalese Kerong Court in Tibet, mail from Kerong was carried by private messenger to the border town of Rasuwa where it then entered the Nepal postal system, stamps in distinctly different shades (described by Hellrigl as "grey-green" and "light blue"), both tied by Rasuwa seal cancel, a scarce and attractive pair, both ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 USD

    Lot# : 153 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10, 1898 1a Blue, single in pretty deep blue shade on February 1898 cover to Kathmandu, tied by Dhulikel barred circle cancel, only three covers known with this cancel
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 240.00 USD

    Lot# : 154 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    10b, 1898 1a Green, Error of color, single in striking green color without a tinge of blue, this is the discovery (and so far unique) example that led to a separate catalogue listing, clearly distinct from the Bluish green shades of this stamp, its color matches exactly the ink of the 4a value, bold barred circle cancel, minor thin, after over 100 years this is the only known example of what appears to be a true error of color
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,050.00 USD

    Lot# : 155 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, upper left corner block of 4 in a vibrant lilac shade, positions A1 and B1 inverted forming a double tête-bêche, scarce and attractive
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 250.00 USD

    Lot# : 156 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11P, 1898 2a Grey violet, Pin-perforated, upper left margin block of 4 from setting 14, perforations notably doubled both vertically (at left) and horizontally (between stamps), pretty deep shade, some light spotting primarily in margin, the sole example of a double perforation error in the entirety of classic Nepal, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD

    Lot# : 157 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11P, 1898 2a Grey violet, Pin-perforated, upper left margin block of 4 from setting 13, displaying sheet frame lines and marginal inscription, Very Fine, third period 2a stamps with pin-perforations are substantially scarcer than their 1a and 4a counterparts, an interesting piece, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 550.00 USD

    Lot# : 158 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, mint lower-left margin block of 18 from setting 15 (positions F1-6/H1-6), sharp impression, dented frameline cliche in position G5; this block was the proving piece for Hellrigl's setting 15 in 1984, which has very thin sheet framelines and no marginal inscriptions; largest known multiple of this setting, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 159 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, mint lefthand partial sheet of 35 from setting 20 with gripper marks at foot, inverted cliches at B1 and C3, pretty lilac shade, a scarce and attractive large multiple, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 400.00 USD

    Lot# : 160 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, vertical strip of three used alongside two 1a recut on native paper (#15), 2a strip with tête-bêche pair at right (positions A8/B8), paying an interesting 8a rate (2a double weight postage + 5a registry + 1a acknowledgment of receipt), tied by Kanchanpur barred circle to September 1907 cover to Kathmandu, a rare cover that is the only reported example of this rate make up, ex-Heddergott, Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,700.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,700.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,500.00 USD

    Lot# : 161 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, horizontal strip of three, righthand pair tête-bêche (#15a), crisp impression in a pretty shade, tied by Karnali barred circle cancel to September 1907 registered cover (1a postage + 5a registry) to Kathmandu (this cancel only used in 1907), a rare and attractive cover, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 USD

    Lot# : 162 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, horizontal strip of three used with 1a recut on native paper (#15) on September 1907 double weight registered cover to Kathmandu (2a postage + 5a registry), tied by Doti barred circle cancel, all stamps with large margins, very attractive, ex-Heddergott, Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 163 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, single used with 1a recut on native paper (#15) paying triple weight postage, dull grey violet shade, both stamps tied to October 1904 cover by Dhankuta barred circle cancel, 1a with minor scissor cut, rare with fewer than five reported examples of this rate make up
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 900.00 USD

    Lot# : 164 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, pair of double weight 2a covers from Dhankuta to Kathmandu; first cover sent October 1904, stamp with blurred print in dull shade; second cover August 1907, stamp from cleaned plate with large margins and deep violet shade, an attractive pair
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 375.00 USD

    Lot# : 165 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, single in greyish shade, tied by Pokhara barred square cancel to October 1905 double weight cover to Kathmandu, a scarce cover
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 350.00 USD

    Lot# : 166 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11, 1898 2a Grey violet, single in deep shade tied by Karnali barred circle cancel to January 1906 double weight cover to Kathmandu, scarce and clean
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 167 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12P, 1898 4a Green, Pin-perforated, tête-bêche pair from setting 9, positions G5-6 (right stamp inverted), bright color and attractive centering, typical ragged perforations, ex-Pattiz
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 168 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12P, 1898 4a Green, Pin-perforated, upper left margin block of 4 from setting 9 showing sheet framelines and marginal inscriptions, positions A1-2/B1-2, attractive deep shade, scarce pin-perforated block, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 200.00 USD
    Current Opening : 200.00 USD
    Hammer price : 625.00 USD

    Lot# : 169 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, strip of 5, two blocks of 4, and block of 8 mounted and written up on exhibit page, all postally used from Kathmandu (where most parcels were sent from), pretty range of shades from olive green to bluish green, scarce as postally-used multiples as no intact parcels are known
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 500.00 USD

    Lot# : 170 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, bottom right margin block of 12 from setting 9 showing sheet framelines, positions G5-8/H5-8 with position G6 inverted, somewhat "dry" printing, scarce, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 280.00 USD

    Lot# : 171 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, block of 16 (two complete horizontal rows, positions C1-8/D1-8), variant state of setting 10 with frameline at left only (Singer placed this piece between setting 10, which had framelines, and setting 11, which did not), pretty light green shade, pinhole affects one stamp at bottom left, this variant state is known only by this piece, ex-Singer, Ricketts and illustrated Singer p.80
    Start Price : 350.00 USD
    Current Opening : 350.00 USD
    Hammer price : 425.00 USD

    Lot# : 172 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12P, 1898 4a Green, Pin-perforated, complete mint sheet of 64 from setting 11, first state, includes inverted cliche at position G6, pretty deep green shade, an attractive and scarce sheet, ex-Martyn, Singer
    Start Price : 800.00 USD
    Current Opening : 800.00 USD
    Hammer price : 800.00 USD

    Lot# : 173 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, complete mint sheet of 64 from setting 11, first state, includes inverted cliche at position G6, attractive shade, small holes in margin away from stamps, attractive and scarce
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 174 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, single tied by Hanumannagar hexagonal barred cancel to October 1905 quadruple rate cover to Kathmandu (envelope originally contained coins which accounts for the weight), interesting dull shade with somewhat blurry impression, a rare and important cover, this is the only reported example of any 4a postal rate during the classic period, one of the gems of Nepalese philately, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 175 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, horizontal pair with large margins, tied by hexagonal Jaleswar cancel to December 1901 cover, 8a pays 2a double weight postage + 5a registry + 1a acknowledgement of receipt, negative date stamp at right, a rare and desirable cover with only two reported examples, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 176 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    12, 1898 4a Green, single used alongside 2a Violet (#11) on registered cover (1a postage + 5a registry) from Parasi to Kathmandu, stamps tied by Parasi barred circle, dispatch and arrival datestamps alongside stamps, addressed to Commander in Chief Bhim Shamsher, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 177 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11-12, 15, 1898/1903 1a-4a Third Period Printing, complete set of three values (1a recut on native paper) on double weight registered cover (2a postage + 5a registry), all tied by square barred Pokhara cancel, an attractive and rare three color franking, fewer than 10 covers known with the complete third period printing, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 USD

    Lot# : 178 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11-12, 15, 1898/1903 1a-4a Third Period Printing, complete set of three values on cover (1a recut on native paper), all with large but ragged margins, tied by Dhankuta barred circle cancel to August 1907 cover, 7a franking pays 1a postage + 5a registry + 1a acknowledgement of receipt, cover with small piece missing at right (affects margin of 2a stamp), fewer than 10 known covers with third period printing, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 179 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

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    11-12, 15, 1898/1903 1a-4a Third Period Printing, complete set of three values on cover (1a recut on native paper), tied by Taulihawa barred circle cancel to August 1907 cover to Kathmandu, 7a franking pays double weight 2a postage + 5a registry, clean and attractive, fewer than 10 known covers with third period printing, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 USD

    Lot# : 180 Third Period Printings, 1898 to 1907, on Poor Native Paper

    Third Period Printings Balance, 44 items neatly mounted and annotated (including 11 covers), includes many interesting cancellations, shades, and plate varieties; note complete set 1a-4a on piece with Ridi cancels, 1a with major paper fold on cover, 1a on 1905 cover to Prime Minister, 2a tête-bêche strip of 3, 2a used block of 12 and mint corner margin block of 6 (pin-perforated) showing progressive flaw at position G7, and 4a lower right margin pair; a good opportunity for the specialist in this issue with many interesting items warranting further inspection
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 USD

    Lot# : 181 New One-Half Anna Denomination, 1899 to 1907 Printings

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    13, 1899 ½a Black, single tied by two pen strokes to cover from the royal hunting camp to Kathmandu, enclosed letter is dated December 22, 1912, vertical crease affects bottom part of stamp but does not detract from the overall appearance, a very attractive cover and certainly one of the finest of the six known covers bearing a single ½a stamp
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 182 New One-Half Anna Denomination, 1899 to 1907 Printings

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    1899 ½a Black Balance Collection, 25 items neatly mounted on exhibit pages, including December 1910 cover with single franking (one of 6 known, ex-Gupta), vertical pair on 1917 cover, Setting 1 pin-perforated horizontal pair (only known multiple), Setting 1 Early State Thin Paper complete sheet (one of 3 known), Setting 1 Early State Thin Paper complete sheet (unique), as well as a multitude of pairs and blocks (position pieces including tête-bêche pairs and marginal markings), a seldom opportunity to acquire a large number key items of this issue, many items ex-Gupta, Hellrigl, and others
    Start Price : 3,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 183 Recut One Anna Printings, 1901 to 1902, on European Paper

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    14P, 1901 1a Grey blue, Recut on European paper, Pin-perforated, horizontal tête-bêche pair (#14Pa, positions H7-8, right stamp inverted) showing the "damaged cliche", attractive deep blue shade, a truly rare pair; any tête-bêche pair of the recut 1a on European paper is scarce, but this mint pin-perforated example showing the damaged cliche is unique, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 3,500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 3,500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 184 Recut One Anna Printings, 1901 to 1902, on European Paper

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    14, 1901 1a Grey blue, Recut on European paper, right margin block of 4 (positions C7-8/D7-8), vivid impression on bright and fresh paper, bottom pair is tête-bêche (position D8 inverted), manuscript notation in margin; Hellrigl wrote that "this stamp ranks amongst the rarest of Nepal with only 200 to 250 copies believed to exist;" this is the only reported block and the largest known multiple of the European paper printings, ex-Adams, Singer and illustrated in Singer p.59
    Start Price : 7,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 7,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 USD

    Lot# : 185 Recut One Anna Printings, 1901 to 1902, on European Paper

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    14, 1901 1a Grey blue, Recut on European paper, horizontal tête-bêche pair (#14a, positions D2-3, right stamp inverted), pretty blue shade and vibrant white paper, a beautiful and rare showpiece, Hellrigl called this "amongst the rarest [stamps] of Nepal" with tête-bêche pairs being particularly scarce (only 12 known), ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.59
    Start Price : 2,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 186 Recut One Anna Printings, 1901 to 1902, on European Paper

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    14, 1901 1a Grey blue, Recut on European paper, the "damaged cliche" (position H8) which was caused prior to setting 26 (this position was also inverted), sharp impression on bright white paper, the only reported used example, ex-Singer and illustrated in Singer p.59
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 525.00 USD

    Lot# : 187 Recut One Anna Printings, 1901 to 1902, on European Paper

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    14, 1901 1a Grey blue, Recut on European paper, pretty pale blue shade on September 1902 cover to Kathmandu, tied by Birganj barred circle cancel, a scarce stamp on cover
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 300.00 USD

    Lot# : 188 Recut One Anna Printings, 1901 to 1902, on European Paper

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    14, 1901 1a Grey blue, Recut on European paper, bright and fresh single tied to March 1903 cover by Birganj barred circle cancel, Kathmandu arrival marking on reverse, pretty dark blue shade, a scarce cover with only 20-30 examples recorded
    Start Price : 300.00 USD
    Current Opening : 300.00 USD
    Hammer price : 325.00 USD

    Lot# : 189 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, irregular mint block of 38 from setting 27, first state (contains all or portions of rows A-F), inverted cliches at positions B7, C2, D3, E5, E8, and F1, pretty pale blue shade, a scarce and interesting large multiple
    Start Price : 250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 200.00 USD

    Lot# : 190 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, horizontal pair, right stamp the "damaged cliche" (position H8, which is also inverted), bright color and crisp impression, bold barred circle cancels, an attractive and dramatic pair
    Start Price : 100.00 USD
    Current Opening : 100.00 USD
    Hammer price : 160.00 USD

    Lot# : 191 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, seven stamps (three pairs and a single) tied by Dailekh barred circle cancel to November 1908 double weight registered cover (2a postage + 5a registry), stamps from blurred late printing, bottom left pair tête-bêche (#15a), a rare and attractive franking, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,250.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,250.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 USD

    Lot# : 192 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, the "damaged cliche" (position H8) used alongside 1a pair and 4a single (#12) on April 1903 double weight registered cover to Kathmandu, stamps tied by barred square Pokhara cancel, the only reported example of such a use of this stamp on cover, ex-Hellrigl
    Start Price : 1,000.00 USD
    Current Opening : 1,000.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 USD

    Lot# : 193 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, two double weight covers with tête-bêche pairs (#15b); first cover horizontal pair in violet blue shade, used on October 1907 cover from Kadarban; second cover vertical pair in blue shade on August 1904 cover from Kadarban; both pairs tied to their respective covers by Kadarban hexagonal barred cancels, a scarce and attractive pair
    Start Price : 750.00 USD
    Current Opening : 750.00 USD
    Hammer price : 750.00 USD

    Lot# : 194 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, single in a deep shade, tied to November 1904 cover by interesting Bhadgaon negative circle cancel, an attractive and rare cover, the only reported example of this cancel
    Start Price : 600.00 USD
    Current Opening : 600.00 USD
    Hammer price : 725.00 USD

    Lot# : 195 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, strip of four and two singles (one on front) on May 1905 registered cover, stamps tied by Birganj negative circle cancel (four also with manuscript cancels), contains tête-bêche pair (#15b) at left side of strip, vibrant blue shade, 6a pays postage (1a) + registry (5a), a scarce and attractive multiple on cover
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 650.00 USD

    Lot# : 196 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, single on April 1905 cover from Rasuwa to Kathmandu, tied by attractive square negative Rasuwa cancel, pleasant bluish shade, a clean and eye-catching cover, one of two known covers with this rare cancel
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 USD

    Lot# : 197 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, two covers, both with cliche 24 (position C8), which was the first cliche to have its outer framelines recut resulting in fewer lines in the frames; first cover blue shade tied by Okhaldunga barred circle cancel to April 1903 cover to Kathmandu; second cover deep blue shade tied by Dandeldhura barred circle cancel to August 1908 cover to Kathmandu; both attractive and rare
    Start Price : 500.00 USD
    Current Opening : 500.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 198 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, vertical pair on double weight November 1904 cover, tied by non-standard Sindhuli postmark (also used at left as a dispatch postmark with date added), Very Fine, rare and attractive cover
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 199 Recut One Anna Printings, 1903 to 1907, on Native Paper

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    15, 1903 1a Grey blue, Recut on native paper, vertical tête-bêche pair (#15a) on double weight December 1904 cover from Doti to Kathmandu, tied by barred circle Doti cancel, pretty greyish shade, clean and appealing
    Start Price : 400.00 USD
    Current Opening : 400.00 USD
    Hammer price : 850.00 USD
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