Lot# 5053 - Auction 227-233
Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, an extraordinary over-inked impression "impresiones borrosas" with the white areas of the stamp completely subsumed by almost orange ink, four large margins, used on 1855 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds (June 30) in red at left. Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 11. A fine and most unusual stamp and cover: since the Galvez sale no further examples as over-inked and smudged have appeared on the market. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProveneance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3224; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1019.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,200 CHF
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