Lot# 6028 - Auction 234-243
London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, a horizontally bisected example, lower half of stamp, used on 1855 cover to San Felipe tied by target handstamp in black with VALPARAISO datestamp in red at left (Sept 8). A fine and very rare usage of the 1853 issue, especially bisected horizontally - believed unique. Cert. Corinphila (1996) Gi. 2b = £ 500+/Scott = $ 800. rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3084; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 801.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 1,400 CHF
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