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Lot# 6116 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 6116 Chile

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    Recess at the Santiago Post Office from Perkins Bacon plates - 'Estancos' 1856/61: 10 c. slate-blue, a horizontal pair with large margins all round and sheet marginal at right (small part of imprint), used on 1857 entire letter carried at double rate from Valparaiso via Lamar (Cobija) to Oruro, Bolivia; tied by target handstamps in black. VALPARAISO cds of despatch in red (Oct 14). Struck in transit with straight line LAMAR in greenish ink with reverse showing transit handstamp of POTOSI in green and rated '3' (reales) due in manuscript upon delivery. See Edition D'Or XXVI, page 123 for further information. Some soiling but a very rare usage to this destination: at this date a Chile an franking was only necessary on foreign mail carried by the PSNC to Bolivia, Peru or Panama. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6413.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF