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1805 (20 May) EL from Fort Charlotte, St Vincent to Lieut. Robert Mc Pherson, 17th Native Infantry, Bengal.
1805 (20 May) EL from Fort Charlotte, St Vincent to Lieut. Robert Mc Pherson, 17th Native Infantry, Bengal.

Apparently carried privately to Perth, Scotland where posted to India with PERTH ds, Edinburgh Bishop Mark and London PAID ds. Worn at folds and with hole at lower left corner.
Fascinating contents, a letter from Thomas McGreggor who was with the 90th Regiment to his friend in India describing his time in Ireland and abrupt departure for the West Indies. He spent weeks aboard the transport in Barbados due to French fleet being in the vicinity and then arrived in St Vincent. He was very unhappy stationed high up in the Fort and with fellow officers and men already falling sick. 'Since I came here I have had a continued fit of the Blue Devils.' In the first year of its service in the West Indies the regiment lost eight officers and 136 men but remained as the garrison on the island till 1809.
£325.00


1828 (17 Nov) oval OUT STATION MADRAS SHIP LETTER ds on cover from India to Scotland
1828 (17 Nov) oval OUT STATION MADRAS SHIP LETTER ds on cover from India to Scotland

Also fine boxed 'INDIA LETTER PORTSMOUTH' h/s in red and boxed London 'Ĺ' (H/S142). Faint boxed 'HYDRABAD POST PAID' h/s in blue.
£75.00


1907 MINTO FETE CALCUTTA Red Cross postmark on local postcard.
1907 MINTO FETE CALCUTTA Red Cross postmark on local postcard.
1907 MINTO FETE CALCUTTA Red Cross postmark on local postcard.

View of Native refreshment stalls near the jetties, Calcutta. Fine.
£35.00


1931 Cuba cover to India with
1931 Cuba cover to India with 'POR DEFICIENCIA DE FRANQUEO SE CURSA COMO ORDINARIA' h/s.

10c franking which was insufficient to send per airmail so sent per surface mail.
£12.00


1937-40 India 1a tete bÍche (SG250a),
1937-40 India 1a tete bÍche (SG250a),

block of 4 with Bombay cds, tiny tone spot, still f.u.
£4.00


1937-9 India Service 2r (SG O139)
1937-9 India Service 2r (SG O139)

block of 9 with Calcutta cds cancels. Poor corner perf, two with corner creases and one with light thin.
Attractive multiple.
£8.00


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GUPTA Prof. V.K. A Handbook on Gwalior Postal History and Stamps. Published by the author 1980 218pp + 31 plates. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn D/W. Comprehensive handbook.
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1844 Bank of Madras manuscript letter to Perkins Bacon Petch, Engravers, 69 Fleet St., London Madras 1pp. Splitting at folds. Letter requesting detailed accounts for the costs of plates and engraving
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ORME Robert A History Of The Military Transactions Of The British Nation In Indostan, From The Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed A Dissertation On The Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors In Indostan. London: Printed for John Nourse 1763 1st ed., 4to. Half title, title, dedication, 415pp + errata + 10 folding maps. Fine in contemporary full calf with new spine and end papers. Internally very clean. Describing the author's time with the East India Company. A fine work on the Indian wars. A second volume was published in 1778.
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