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Lot# 5045 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 5045 Argentina

    1924/31: San Martin 5 c. red and 10 c. dull green used on 1935 Submarine Mail cover addressed to the Commander of the Dutch Submarine HNLMS K XVIII submarine at Tristan Da Cunha, tied by Buenos Aires cds's (March 2) in black. Fine strike of unframed "Met Hr. Ms. K XVIII / Veroerd van Buenos Aires / Naar Tristan Da Cunha" in black with circular TRISTAN DA CUNHA cachet of arrival in blue (Type V). The cover was then re-addressed to Kaapstad with further unframed "Met Hr. Ms. K XVIII / Veroerd van Tristan da Cunha / Naar Kaapstad" in black on obverse and reverse with superb circular 'Legation de Pays-Bas / Buenos Aires' cachet in black. A spectacular and very rare cover.rnrnNote: The Dutch submarine HNLMS K XVIII was commissioned on 23 March 1934 and the South Atlantic trial covers are of great scarcity. The submarine sank three acknowledged Japanese vessels during World War II and was eventually scuttled at Soerabaya in March 1942.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF