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Lot# 3590 - Auction 218-221

  • Lot# : 3590 Brasil

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    1870 (July 6): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Basel, Switzerland franked at triple rate by vertical strip of three 1861 430 r. yellow, clear to large margins all round, tied by segmented cork handstamps in black. 'Rio de Janeiro' cds of despatch alongside and framed P.D. strikes in red. Carried on the 'Gironde' with circular 'Brésil / Bordeaux' entry marking alongside (July 27) in blue and reverse with Basel arrival datestamp (Aug 28). Cover with corner tear at top right but an extremely rare cover: just two triple rate covers recorded bearing this issue. Signed Calves. Cert. Scheller (2008).
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF