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Lot# 6030 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 6030 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper in a vertical pair and single 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, used on the famous cover from Copiapo to Córdoba, with the 5 c. pair with four margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, the 10 c. with ample to large margins. The 5 c. pair tied by two strikes on each stamp of the seven barred target handstamp in red possibly struck twice because of the weak contrast of a red cancellation on a red stamp and the 10 c. with a single strike, wonderfully contrasting with COPIAPO straight line handstamp centrally struck in red. Reverse with manuscript docketing of receipt (March 1). The rate to Argentina was double the internal rate, thus this cover is fully prepaid for a ½ letter. Mixed frankings of the first two stamps of Chile are rarities. An exceptional and quite beautiful cover for the connoisseur of classic philately. Cert. Holcombe (1985).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 49 (Nachtrag / Supplement), April 1963, lot 6216; Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 352; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6296.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000 CHF