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Lot# 5016 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 5016 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, used on second page of 1853 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso bearing five single examples, nearly all with generally large margins all round, each stamp neatly tied by six barred target handstamp in black with SANTIAGO straight line handstamp above in black, used in lieu of the circular datestamp and this would date the cover between July 1 and Aug 15, 1853. Acid ink faults and poor repair work to the file folds internally do not detract from the attractiveness and great scarcity of the cover. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 923.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF