Lot# 5110 - Auction 227-233
London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, the famous and spectacular block of twelve (6 x 2), with ample to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamps at top and marginal from base of sheet - thereby showing the extensive blueing of the paper at base, used on 1857 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaisopaying the 3 ounce rate, tied by six barred target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO despatch datestamp in red below (Aug 26). Some negligible creasing but a fantastic and famous cover - the largest franking of this stamp on letter. Illustrated in 'First Issues of Postage Stamps' by Gerhard Blank on plate 15. Unique. Signed Bühler. Cert. BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1119.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 18,000 CHF
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