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Lot# 6148 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 6148 Chile

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    Third London Printing. Recess by Perkins Bacon 1862 (Jan 1): 20 c. green, four examples with good even margins all round used with 1861/62 10 c. blue on blued, touched at left, on 1865 cover endorsed 'por Vapor' to Lima, Peru; all tied by four strikes of the 'Cancelled' obliterator in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds in red at right (Aug 16). On arrival in Lima (Aug 26, datestamp on reverse), the cover was marked '3' in blue crayon for triple rate and handstruck "30 / CENTAVOS" applied in black together with oval CONDUCCION / DEL CARTERO / GRATIS in black (free delivery). A rare and most attractive franking - the cover weighed 1½ ounces, thus a Chilean sextuple rate and the letter required 30 centavos to Valparaiso and a further 60 centavos for the PSNC rate of 10 c. per ½ ounce. Certs. BPA (1971, 1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1222.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF