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Lot# 94 - Auction 257-264

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    1858 (March 10): ½ peso yellow-buff, a superb four margined example, position 4 on the Transfer block, used on second page of February 1859 letter from Lima to Paris tied by "1-2-3-Lima" dotted handstamp in black. Reverse with British P.O. Callao double arc cds in black and London transit cds in red (April 5) with manuscript '16' (grams). Front with "GB/2F 87½c." accountancy marking in black and charged 24 décimes handstruck on arrival (double rate). The adhesive with a negligible scuff at base of no significance, a truly delightful and rare cover demonstrating a late usage of the ½ peso adhesive. Certificate BPA (1970), Philatelic Foundation (1976 and 2015).rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert Le Bow, Siegel, New York, Sept 1994, lot 3028.rn                   Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, June 2009, lot 4074.rn                  
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF