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Lot# : 887 Netherlands1852: 10 c. rose carmine, three superb examples from Plate V, all marginal from top of sheet, positions 76, 77 and 78; neatly cancelled by 'Amsterdam' half-round datestamps (12/12) in black to 1857 cover to Bordeaux. Framed 'Na Postyd' (Too Late) handstamp at right in black alongside 'Valnes' entry marking in red (Dec 14). Reverse with Paris and Bordeaux datestamps in black. A charming and rare cover.
Provenance: Mercury auction (April 28, 1953); Corinphila sale 107 (September 1998), lot 1541.Starting bid : 400 CHFHammer price : 600 CHF
Lot# : 888 Netherlands1852: 15 c. orange-yellow, a fine four margined example used in combination with 1864 5 c. blue and 10 c. rose-carmine on 1865 cover from Gravenhage to Paris tied by framed FRANCO handstamps in black and by 'Valnes' entry marking in red. 'Gravenhage' despatch cds at left (28/1) in red and 'P.D.' in black; reverse with Paris arrival cds (Jan 30) in black. Vertical file fold just to the left of the adhesives, a spectacular and extremely rare first and second issue combination cover. Cert. NBVF-V (1998).
Provenance: Alfred J. Caspary (November 1957), lot 943; Corinphila sale 107 (September 1998), lot 1571.
Starting bid : 5,000 CHFHammer price : 5,000 CHF
Lot# : 889 Netherlands
Lot# : 890 Netherlands1852/1985: Lot several hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, incl. some better values, full sets, postage dues, souvenir sheets, miniature sheets and duplicats, all the high Gulden values missing, good to mixed condition and housed in five stockbooks.Starting bid : 250 CHFHammer price : 250 CHF
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