Lot# 5088 - Auction 227-233
Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1855 (Feb): 5 c. reddish brown, the astonishing horizontal strip of eight, with margins all round on three sides, shaved only at left, which considering the misalignment of the plates is a remarkable achievement, used on 1855 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by eight strikes of the target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds at right (April 26). Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 8. File fold not affecting the strip, a fantastic multiple on a fine and famous cover. Signed W. Balasse. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997).rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 379; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 903.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 4,000 CHF
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