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Lot# 5139 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 5139 Chile

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    Recess at the Santiago Post Office from Perkins Bacon plates - 'Estancos' 1856/61: 10 c. blue, a fine vertically bisected example with large margins, used with Second London printing May 1855 5 c. red-brown on blued paper vertical pair, margin close at top but large on three sides with portion of adjoining stamp at base, tied to 1857 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso by two strikes of the target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds (April 7) at lower left in red. Cover with minor file folds well away from the adhesives, a remarkable and extremely rare combination. Certs. Holcombe (1985), Moorhouse (2010).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1354.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF