Lot# 6122 - Auction 234-243
Recess at the Santiago Post Office from Perkins Bacon plates - 'Estancos' 1856/61: 10 c. deep blue, the extraordinary block of eight plus adjoining diagonally bisected example, margins touched to large with portions of a further two stamps at top, used on 1857 entire letter from Valparaiso to Copiapo endorsed 'p. Vapor' and further endorsed "85c." in manuscript for the applicable rate: 4 ounces + Sea Postage of 5 centavos. The block of good colour and tied by target handstamps in black with VALPARAISO cds in red below (Dec 16). The entire with repaired cover tear at top otherwise without doubt the most stunning of all bisected usages recorded - besides being the largest known franking of the Estancos 10 centavos on letter. A rarity. Signed Darteyre (unfortunately in ink). Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1991, lot 950.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 4,800 CHF
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