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Lot# 4098 - Auction 257-264

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    1866: 4 reales red, a single example and a magnificent horizontal strip of five, used with 1870/72 1 r. yellow single and horizontal pair on linen judicial 1871 cover with stitch holes at top, mailed to Guaranda endorsed "3 lb. 6 oz." (54 0z.), all tied by "3154" gros chiffres - the first six stamps (4 r.) all cancelled in blue - the last four stamps including one 4 r. cancelled by the "3154" gros chiffres in red - with "Quito / Franca" despatch datestamp (June 7) at right in red. As far as this describer is aware, the sole recorded usage of the "3154" gros chiffres struck in blue. Some staining and creasing to the linen cover but a most attractive and spectacular 27 reales franking. Cert. Moorhouse (2009).rnrnProvenance: Collection Fiorenzo Longhi, Investphila, 17-18 April 2010, lot 534.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold