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Lot# 5064 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 5064 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, the famous cover front to Valparaiso franked by two single examples, a horizontal pair and an extraordinary strip of six, all in a very deep shade (chocolate group), mostly with large margins, the strip being outstanding considering the misalignments of the stamps and the two single stamps originally forming a pair and roughly separated, used from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO cds (July 27, probably 1855) in red at right. Despite the small imperfections, an astonishing franking of this rare stamp: being the largest recorded multiple of any of the 5 centavos Gillet printing. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1991), Holcombe (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Albert Quast, Harmer Rooke, June 1963, lot 220.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,500 CHF