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Lot# 6139 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 6139 Chile

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    Third London Printing. Recess by Perkins Bacon 1861 (Oct): 10 c. blue on bluish, the horizontal strip of seven with large to touched margins, used on the famous and wonderfully attractive registered cover from Limache to Quillota, paying the 1 ounce rate + registration fee. The first stamp with Plate Flaw showing vertical line through "E" of CORREOS, (Blank 11/Pe20), thus positioning the strip from the upper left corner of the sheet pos. 1-7 and showing further re-entries on positions 3, 4 and 5; all neatly tied by target handstamps in blue. Framed CERTIFICADA at left and LIMACHE / CHILE despatch cds at right (March 15, 1865) also in blue, the corners of the cover with diagonal lines to indicate registration. Reverse with docketing of receipt in manuscript. Illustrated in 'The Fist Issues of Postage' by Blank on plate 18. A truly delightful cover for the connoisseur of South American philately. Certs. RPSL (1981), BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1176.rnrnNote: It is believed that just four registered 'Colon' issue covers are known, three are housed in this collection.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF