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Lot# 123 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 123 Brasil

    1843: 60 reis grey-black, Intermediate Impression, a fine horizontal pair with huge margins all round used on obverse of second sheet of 1845 entire letter from Rio de Janeiro, written in German to Theodor Wille in Santos, carried by sea at single rate and endorsed at top 'p. Ypiranga' in manuscript; the adhesives tied by crisp strike of CORREIO GERAL DA CORTE datestamp (Jan 24) in black. Illustrated in "Bulls Eyes on Covers" by Juchert / Maassen on page 135. One of the most attractive of all known Bullseye covers in remarkable quality.rnrnProvenance: Collection Luis Alemany, Corinphila sale 181, June 2013, lot 200.rnrnThis cover was recently exhibited at the UPU Exhibition in Berne.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 29,000 CHF