Lot# 6146 - Auction 234-243
Third London Printing. Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862 (Jan 1): 20 c. green, a horizontal strip of three with large margins at top and at right showing portions of adjoining stamps, shaved at left and on third stamp at base, scissor cut in margin only between second and third stamps, used on delightful 1863 registered cover from Valparaiso to Parral, Province of Maule, neatly tied by INUTIL obliterator handstamps in black. VALPARAISO despatch cds (April 29) and oval framed CERTIFICADO in red at right with part strikes of the 'Inutil' marking in the corners of the envelope to denote registration. Part flap missing on reverse but a very rare and quite beautiful cover. Certs. Holcombe (1983), BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1224.rnrnNote: It is believed that just four registered 'Colon' issue covers are known, three are housed in this collection.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF
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