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Lot# 4076 - Auction 265-273

  • Lot# : 4076 Dominican Republic

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    1879 (Dec 11): Dominican Republic 1879 ½ r. violet on bluish paper, two examples (Scott 33) tied by barred circular handstamps, used on 1879 cover from Puerto Plata to Genova in combination with Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 199, a single example and 1876 2½ d. rosy-mauve pl. 14 in a horizontal strip of five lettered OC-OG, this last with trimmed perfs. at right, tied by three strikes of small "C86." obliterator in black; the adhesives applied over two strikes of circular "PORTO-PLATA / PAID" datestamp in red (Dec 11). Reverse with London transit cds (Dec 29) in red and Genova arrival cds. Illustrated in "British Mail in Santo Domingo" by Danilo Mueses, Juan M. Prida & Gregory Todd on page 156. A splendid and rare cover, the sole recorded with the Dominican 1879 issue. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Edward Tresoldi Granger, Harmers, London, 26-27 Jan 1959, lot 339; Harmers, London, July 1990, lot 578.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000.00 CHF