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Lot# 6076 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 6076 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. red-orange-brown, a horizontal pair and a strip of four used with a further pair in in a deeper, duller shade, all with mostly large margins to just touched in places on 1854 final sheet of entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso at 2 ounce rate, tied by seven strikes of six barred target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds adjacent in red (Nov 11): A remarkable 40 centavos franking and an extraordinary demonstration of the trouble Gillet had in regulating the inks of the Lithographed issue. A spectacular and most impressive franking. Cert. Moorhouse (2008).rnProvenance: Collection R.A.G. Lea, RL, June 1994, lot 2039; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 124.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold