1879 (Nov 6) Envelope from Aden to the USA with 1866-78 4a green and 1876 6a olive-bistre paying the double letter rate tied by "B-22" squared barred numeral with Aden cds adjacent, reverse with London and Philadelphia bs, small central tear at top of cover, fine and scarce, covers to the US are particularly scarce at this early period as are examples of this rate
This cover was dispatched from a member of the crew of the U.S.S...
India: The Topaz Cancellation Collection & India Used abroad
By: David Feldman S.A.
David Feldman S.A. India: The Topaz Cancellation Collection & India Used abroad
This catalogue represents one of the most important offerings of India & India used aboad cancellations David Feldman has ever had. In recent years, Pre-Independence mint stamps of India have become almost unobtainable with the marked increase in the number of new and wealthy collectors coming into the stamp market. As more and more collectors are priced out of this market, they are moving in to new and specialised collecting areas. Collecting cancellations has seen a surge in popularity, fueled by the abundance and variety of material to collect and the ability to add attractive material to a collection from only a few Euros, with the scope to build up collections worth hundreds of thousands. The study of the early cancellations of India is an exciting collecting area and a field of ongoing research with new discoveries still being made (and surely still to be made!). Hence, this sale offers to the market a wealth of material and an excellent basis for the new collectors to this exciting field to expand their horizons and add to their collections.