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Lot# 5738 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 5738 Venezuela

    1865: Postal Forgery ½ r. orange-yellow, a used example on 1865 entire letter from La Guaira to Caracas tied by bold "ADMON DE CORREOS / LA GUAIRA" datestamp (first year of use) in black (Sept 15). A fine and extremely rare entire Scott = $ 3'000.rnrnNote: Scott lists this stamp as 'redrawn', however it is more correctly termed as an unauthorised Postal Forgery whether printed in yellow or orange. For further information see Edition D'Or XVI, page 109, a copy of which is enclosed with the lot. The very few covers bearing the Postal Forgery which have survived are all dated between June 6 and December 18, 1865.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF