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Lot# 5137 - Auction 227-233

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. burnt sienna in a quite stunning horizontal strip of four of rich deep colour and large margins all round in combination with Second London Printing 1855 5 c. red-brown on blued, a superb used example with large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at base and at right together with single Desmadryl September 1854 10 c. blue on bluish, also with four margins, on exquisite 1855 cover written from Chañarcillo (Oct 19) to Valparaiso tied by five strikes of six barred target handstamps in black. Mailed at P. CALDERA with despatch datestamp at base (Oct 20) in black, the 35 centavos rate paying for a 1½ ounce letter + 5 centavos Sea Postage. Slightly refolded at sides but a visually beautiful and extraordinarily rare combination of three different printers / issues on the same cover. Signed Miro. Cert. RPSL (1978), Moorhouse (2010).rnrnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3232; Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 438; Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1217.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 20,000 CHF