Lot# 2689 - Auction 274-283
First London printing from Perkins Bacon Plates 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a used example with just shaved to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, tied to 1853 entire letter to Islay, Peru by target handstamp in black with "Santiago" despatch cds in red (Nov 30) at left. Reverse with circular "VAPOR / LIMA" and unframed "LIMA / VAPOR" in blue and manuscript '2' (reales) due. Some aging to the entire but rare Scott = $ 400.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 800 CHF
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