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Lot# 4007 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 4007 Ecuador

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    1865/72: 1 r. orange buff on quadrille paper with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base with 1 r. yellow on white wove paper, close to touched margins, used on 1872 entire letter to Lima, Peru tied by bold "Guayaquil / Franca" datestamp (Oct 19) struck in blue; in combination with France 1867 laureated 30 c. brown (Yvert 30) in a horizontal pair tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Carried on the French Packet "Ville de St. Nazaire" and struck with erroneously dated "GUAYAQUIL / PAQ. FR. F No. 2" datestamp (Salles fig. 1383) in black - the date the Steamer was due to arrive, see Salles Vol. IV, page 182. Internal docketing of receipt on October 14. A rare and spectacular entire. Signed Calves, Goebel, Holcombe, Roumet.  Cert. Moorhouse (2010).rnReference: Salles Volume IV, page 182 and the excellent article by Percy Bargholtz and Robert D’Elia in the Collectors Club Philatelist 1995 (Issue 74) and 1996 (Issue 75).rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale &  Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 6 May 1970, lot 797.rn                   Corinphila sale 83, Sept 1991, lot 6050.rn                   Roumet, Paris, 13 June 1995.rn                   Collection Fiorenzo Longhi, Spink, Lugano, June 2014, ex lot 111.rn 
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500 CHF