Lot# 42 - 205-209 Auction
Lot# : 42 Haiti
1881: 1 c. vermilion on yellowish, 2 c. violet, 5 c. green on greenish in a horizontal pair and single 7 c. blue, all used on 1881 double rate cover to Paris endorsed 'pr. Royal Mail via Southampton' tied by PORT-AU-PRINCE datestamps (Aug 24) in black. 'Calais / Paris' TPO cds (Sept 13) on front and reverse with Paris cds. Margins somewhat close to design on the 2 c. and 7 c. and repairs to upper right corner of envelope and the 5 c. pair originally torn off and replaced back but of no great significance as four colour first issue frankings are of the greatest rarity: this cover being the sole such recorded.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cihangir', Corinphila sale 123 (Oct 2000), lot 2461.
cover slightly cleaned!Starting bid : 2,000 CHFHammer price : 8,000 CHF