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Lot# 4072 - Auction 265-273

  • Lot# : 4072 Danish West Indies

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    1873 (July 22): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7 used on 1873 cover from St. Thomas to San Juan, Puerto Rico endorsed 'per Mersey', tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex (July 22) in black. Handstruck "3" charge marking at left and corresponding Antilles 25 c. grey in a strip of three applied and tied by 'Maltese Cross' handstamps in black. Ink stain at right affects the adhesive but barely detracts from this magnificent and extremely rare combination usage. Cert. Graus (1991).rnNote: The other example of this usage (ex Garcia-Lomas / Preston), shows a handstruck '2' and is franked by an Antilles 25 c. pair. It was mailed ten days after the above cover on August 3. In all four GB / Puerto Rico combination covers are recorded all from the Jose Hernais, San Juan, correspondance of which this cover is the only with the "3" charge marking and corresponding three 25 c. Antilles adhesivesrnProvenance: Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 20 Feb 1992, lot 2686.
    Starting bid : 8,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold