Lot# 6051 - Auction 234-243
Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, a vertical strip of four with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1855 cover from Valparaiso to Santiago tied by four strikes of target handstamp in black with VALPARAISO cds of despatch below (Jan 14) in red. The cover with minor file fold barely disturbing the lower stamp in the strip. The stamps in the definitive Burnt Sienna shade and very fine with vertical strips being scarcer than horizontal. A rare multiple on an attractive letter. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1213; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6342.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,400 CHF
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