Lot# 5135 - Auction 227-233
Recess at the Santiago Post Office from Perkins Bacon plates - 'Estancos' 1856/61: 10 c. deep blue, pair in a clear impression, a superb sheet marginal example with second stamp of pair diagonally bisected, used on 1861 cover from Serena to Santiago. First stamp showing italic "(pre)ciso colocar las es(tampas)" imprint, the pair cancelled by target handstamps in black with SERENA despatch cds alongside (June 23). A marvellous and rare usage in splendid quality: surely one of the finest of all bisected covers. Signed A. Diena, Jamet. Cert. Holcombe (1994).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6424.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,100 CHF
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