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Lot# 5108 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 5108 Chile

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    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, a delightful horizontal strip of six with clear to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at base, used on 1856 entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija, Bolivia tied by target handstamps in black. VALPARAISO despatch cds in red (May 16) below - the entire date being inverted. The block in a redder shade than usually encountered with less blueing of the paper. A fine and rare cover for the specialist. Cert. Holcombe (1993).
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF