Lot# 6075 - Auction 234-243
Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. deep red-brown, fine impression, a used horizontal strip of five and a single example, the strip with large margins at top and at base with portions of adjoining stamp, minutely shaved at left and at right with third stamp small indentation at base and the single example just touched at right otherwise fine; used on spectacular 1854 second sheet of 1½ ounce entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by six barred target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO cds of despatch at right (July 29) in red. File fold well away from the wonderful multiple, a superb and very rare franking. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3357; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6379A.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 3,600 CHF
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