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Lot# 6108 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 6108 Chile

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    Recess at the Santiago Post Office from Perkins Bacon plates - 'Estancos' 1857/62: 5 c. dull reddish brown, a delightul block of six with large margins all round, adjoining stamps at top and at right and sheet marginal at left, used on double rate 1858 cover from Valparaiso to Lima, Peru cancelled by target handstamps in black. VALPARAISO cds of despatch, slightly drawn in, in red below (June 15). Internal docketing of receipt inside (June 25). A remarkable and rare cover - the upper stamps (positions 121-123), clearly showing the "Cracked Plate" variety with a line through "C" of CORREOS, both "O's" of COLON on pos. 121 and through "O" of CORREOS and "OLO" of COLON and "C" of FRANCO on pos. 122. Illustrated in 'First Issues of Postage Stamps' by Blank on plate 16. Cert. BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1150.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF