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Lot# 4071 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 4071 Ecuador

    1865: 1 real green, the vertical pair, positions 5/14 with the lower stamp showing "Beal for Real" plate variety, used on the famous 1866 registered cover to Quito, the stamps tied by bold BABAHOYO datestamp in black (Aug 23) and the cover with the 64 dot lozenge surrounding the address to denote registration, two strikes of italic "Certificacion" in black centrally struck and further "Babahoyo" cds at upper right. Illustrated and recorded in H.L. Lindquist article in the Collector's Club Philatelist pages 89-94. Minor cover tear at left skillfully restored and cleaned at right well away from the adhesives, but of immense rarity for the Postal Historian - the sole recorded registered cover of the Ecuador First Issue with the 1 real green - the only other registered cover bears a pair of 1 real yellow.rnrnProvenance: Collection Ackerman (1937), B.H. Homan Jnr., E. M. de Bustamante, Afinsa, Madrid, May 1996, lot 39. Illustrated in an article by H.L. Lindquist on Ecuador (copy available with the lot).
    Starting bid : 20,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold