Lot# 5126 - Auction 227-233
Recess at the Santiago Post Office from Perkins Bacon Plates (Estancos) 1856/61: 10 c. deep blue, a fine vertically bisected example, left half of stamp with large margins, used on 1859 entire letter from Valparaiso to Chalons-Sur-Saône, France, tied by target handstamp in black paying the internal rate; reverse with British P.O. VALPARAISO datestamp in black (Oct 16). Carried via London (Dec 1) with cds in red on reverse and struck there with framed 'GB / 2F 87½c.' Anglo-French accountancy marking in black. Charged '24' décimes due upon receipt (Dec 2). Not illustrated in Edition D'Or XXVI. A fine and extremely rare usage of a 'split' to a destination abroad. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994). rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6413A.rnNote: 'Splits' are rare to destinations abroad. The few known are mostly mailed to France, whilst others are recorded to England, United States and one addressed to Poland.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,000 CHF
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