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Lot# 5026 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 5026 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a single example just shaved in left margin but with large margins on three sides and portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1853 second sheet of cover to Valparaiso in combination with 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper in a horizontal pair with touched to good margins and scuffed at upper left, tied by four strikes of the six barred target handstamp in black with straight line SANTIAGO handstamp adjacent in black. Minor imperfections but of great visual appeal - mixed frankings of the first two stamps of Chile are great rarities. Cert. Moorhouse (2003).rnNote: Three or four covers are known used with the first issue in combination with the straight line handstamp 'Santiago', all are used in the July - August 1853 period: Caspary and Galvez cover with a pair of 1853 5 centavos for example. There is a docketed pencil notation inside this cover dating it at July 4, 1853 which is not verifiable but is the probable first day of use.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF