Lot# 5147 - Auction 227-233
Third London Printing. Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862 (Jan 1): 1 c. olive-yellow, the famous block of fifteen (5 x 3), with touched to large margins all round, used on reverse of 1867 cover to Iquique, Peru all tied by nine bold strikes of the 'Cancelled' obliterator handstamp in black with further strike on obverse alongside SAN FELIPE / CHILE datestamp of despatch in red (Dec 19, day inverted). The block lifted for examination and replaced. Illustrated in 'First Issues of Postage Stamps' by Blank on plate 17. An extraordinary cover and one of the highlights of Chilean classic phialtely. Signed Socopo. Certs. Holcombe (1981), BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3516; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1195.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 7,500 CHF
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