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Catalogue 222: EUROPE & OVERSEAS
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  • Lot# : 1575 Ecuador

    1642/1676: Papel Sellado / Sello Tercaro, two sheets both with file holes from stitching at sides, the earlier example with error at top 'Vn Real' for 'Un Real' and fine illustration at left probably circa 1643, the second sheet with correct 'Un Real' heading and 1675/1676 changed with printed 'Para Los Anos de 1678 y 1679'. Rare and early documents.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1576 Ecuador

    1865/72: ½ r. deep ultramarine on greyish paper, 5th printing, a fine unused block of eight, marginal from top of sheet (positions 6-9 / 18-21) showing on position 6 'ÀEAL' for 'REAL', superb with fine large part og., also an unused pair of ½ r. without gum from 4th or 6th printing without gum and a fine used horizontal strip of four cancelled by 'Franca' lozenge of dots in black. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1577 Ecuador

    1865/72: First issue selection with ½ r. blue (shades) with 8 used examples showing manuscript cancellations of Chimbo, Cuenca, Loja with 'Franco', large 'Pillaro', Riobamba, and pre-stamp cancellations of Cuenca and rectangular 'Loja' in red. a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1578 Ecuador

    1865/72: First issue selection with ½ r. blue (shades) with 16 used examples and 1 r. green (3), with ½ r. range showing cancellations of circular dated Ambato, Cuenca, Guano, Guaranda, Guayaquil, Latacunga and Quito cds's, six examples cancelled in red with 'star' handstamps or '3153' dotted lozenge; also 1 r. single and pair used on piece in Guayaquil.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1579 Ecuador

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    1865/72: ½ r. ultramarine on slightly blued paper, a single example used in combination with 1 r. green in a vertical strip of nine, top stamp showing "Double Frame Lines in Value Tablet", used on cover front and part back tied by ALAUSI datestamp (July 9) and by dotted lozenge in black with manuscript '18½' ounces at upper left. The strip with inevitable file fold but a fine and attractive cover, very rare with the Plate Flaw. Cert. Moorhouse (2003).rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1580 Ecuador

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    1865/72: Cover from Guaranda to Riobamba franked for a 9 ounce rate with 1865 ½ r. ultramarine, clear to large margins in a bright shade and 1866 4 r. venetian red, minutely touched at right, tied by dotted lozenge in black with GUARANDA cds at left (Dec 18). Reverse with receipt docketing and two colourless embossed seals of the 'Republica Del Ecuador'. Small holes well away from adhesives at top where originally sewn in to the archive. A scarce and most attractive cover. Cert. Holcombe (1988) Scott = $ 1'000+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1581 Ecuador

    1865/72: 1 r. orange & 1 r. yellow and 1 r. yellow on blued paper, the used range of 17 stamps incl. five pairs, with 1 r. orange cancelled by Quito cds (Feb 18, 1865) showing an early usage, 1 r. pair on piece cancelled by scarce 'Montecristi' cds (May 1867), scarce 1 r. olive (2) used in Otavalo and Latacunga, 1 r. yellow pair cancelled by bold "3154" lozenge etc. A fine and appealing group.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1582 Ecuador

    1865/72: 1 r. yellow, a horizontal pair, just touched at base of right had stamp but with portion of adjoining stamp at left and right hand stamp showing Plate Flaw under 'N' of 'UN REAL' at base, used on 1870 Chavez correspondence cover to Lima tied by neat GUAYAQUIL / FRANCA datestamp (Jan 8) in blue. reverse with Lima arrival (Jan 17). A charming cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 190 CHF

    Lot# : 1583 Ecuador

    1865/72: Cover front and part back franked by 1 r. yellow, huge margins all round and fine 1866 4 r. red neatly tied by AMBATO circular datestamp in black (Feb 1). A fine and attractive usage - the complete cover would have weighed 10 ounces and the addressee (Snr. Alcalde) was resident in Latacunga Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1584 Ecuador

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    1865/72: 1 r. green, a fine large margined single example used on 1867 cover to Riobamba tied by bold strike of GUANO datestamp (Sept 13) in black. Manuscript weight '1¼' ounces alongside. Scarce and fine cover. Opinion Holcombe (1994).
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1585 Ecuador

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    1865/72: Cover to Quito franked by fine 1866 4 r. venetian red, huge margins for this scarce adhesive, tied by circular dated GUARANDA cds (Sept 3) in black. Docketing of receipt on reverse alongside two colourless embossed seals of the 'Republica Del Ecuador'. Small piece of cover missing at lower right but a rare franking (for an 8 ounce letter). Cert. Holcombe (1988) Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 1586 Ecuador

    1866: 4 r. red, a diagonally bisected example used on May 26, 1869 entire letter from Guayaquil to Lima, Chavez correspondence. Originally franked by complete 4 r. this was removed and the stamp bisected to pay the correct rate of 2 reales, tied by dotted FRANCA lozenge in red. Reverse with Guayaquil Company cachet in blue and Lima arrival cds (May 2). A rare entire. Signed Holcombe Scott = $ 1'600.rnrnNote: The PSNC Packets Southbound to Lima left on the 26th of each month. The rate was 2 reales per ¼ ounce.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1587 Ecuador

    1865/72: First Issue collection with ½ real blue (shades) with 104 examples unused or used including 5 pairs; 1 r. yellow (shades from reddish-orange to olive to yellow) with 64 stamps incl.- 4 pairs, a strip of four, block of four and a block of five; 1 r. green with 24 stamps incl. one pair; scarce 4 r. red with a used example cancelled in Quito and an unused example with variety 'Printed on Both Sides' marginal from right of sheet (Scott 6c = $ 500); thereafter with covers/fronts with ½ r. blue single frankings (4), 1 r. yellow on covers (6) - three single frankings and three with pairs; 1 r. green covers (5) incl. one with a strip of four; furthermore 4 covers with mixed values, many with certificates. Generally fine, a splendid collection with much cancellation interest throughout.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1588 Ecuador

    1888: 5 c. blue on yellow postal stationery envelope used to London franked on reverse with 1887 1 c. blue-green strip of five cancelled in black. Taxed on despatch with 'T' marking and manuscript '0.20.' (French centimes). Charged on arrival with handstruck "4d." in black at Foreign Branch in London. Reverse also showing 'Liverpool / US Packet' cds in black. Scarce and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 1589 Ecuador

    Private Shipping Companies 1893/1907: Small group with 1900 postcard bearing Chile 5 c. blue Fiscal used from Lota to Santiago with oval 'Maguire y Garner / Lota / Agencia de Vapores / PSNC' cachet in violet, 1900 cover from Brazil with 300 r. adhesive, the envelope showing PSNC cachet on reverse applied in Santos, Ecuador 10 c. frankings per 'S. S. Quito' and 'S.S. Chile' respectively, some Fiscals etc.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1590 Ecuador

    1894: 'Rocafuerte' 5 c. 'Error of Colour', printed in pale blue (the colour of the issued 1 c.) rather than the issued deep green, a creased postally used example, together with ordinary 1 c. and 5 c. for comparison. Unusual, the first this describer has seen but of uncertain status, see website for comparative photos.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1591 Ecuador

    1897: 2 c. orange-red and 5 c. lake-red used on underpaid 1898 cover from Riobamba to Paris tied by violet datestamp with rare usage of 'T' mark in violet at right with manuscript '15', taxed on arrival (Sept 30) with France Postage Due 30 c. carmine-rose. A charming and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1592 Ecuador

    1898: Card from Jena, Germany bearing 10 pf. carmine tied 'Jena' cds, thence via St. Nazaire to Guayaquil with fine oval CORREOS / GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR arrival (Dec 3), framed TRANSIT / GUAYAQUIL in black at left. Delivery attempted and failed, struck with 'Non Reclame' in violet and readdressed to San Francisco (Dec 28). Addressee again unfound struck with circcular 'Name Not in P.O. Directory' in violet and four line 'Advertised / Due 1 ct.', eventually returned to Jena (April 27, 1899) via Dead Letter Office. Unusual card..
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1593 Ecuador

    Revenues 1785/1925: Group of ten items with early 1785 papel sellado document and another from 1789 signed at base by Mariano Ponce de Leon, 1863 cover to Riobamba with oval SELLO DE / LA POLIICIA framed handstamp in black with 'Eye' in centre, and later usages of Revenue adhesives on documents and invoices etc.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1594 Ecuador

    Postal Stationery 1884/1918: Collection of 50 cards/envelopes mint and used (20), with 1885 3 c. UPU cards used to Germany (2), 1892 Sucre 2 c. u-rated with 'Telegrafos' 1 c. grey, 1894 5 c. green envelope showing earliest recorded date of use (Jan 16) mailed from Cuenca to Guayaquil, 1896 3 c. green cards used to Germany and Switzerland, generally fine quality.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1595 Ecuador

    1920 (Nov 4): First Flight 'Guayaquil - Cuenca', a fine postcard of the "El Telégrafo" sponsored Macchi Hanriot HD-1 biplane franked by 1920 3 c. yellow-brown and Postal Tax 1 c. deep blue tied by Guayaquil cds and the 1 c. by 'Guayaquil' duplex (Nov 2) with three line PRIMER / CORREO AÉREO / DEL ECUADOR in black alongside. The card being signed on the viewside by the Italian pilot 'Elia Liut' in ink. An extremely rare flight: the first undertaken in Ecuador. Muller 1.rnrnNote: The first flight was attempted on November 3, 1920 and lasted just 27 minutes before adverse weather conditions forced Liut to returnrnto Guayaquil. The flight to Cuenca on the following day, November 4, was successful.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1596 Ecuador

    SCADTA 1928: Airmail cover to New York franked by the 'Provisional' overprinted set of five (incl. 1 s. on 20 c. grey with scarcer 41 degree overprint) used with Registration 1 s. on 20 c. grey, tied by 'Scadta / Quito' datestamps (23/XI) in black. Fresh and fine, a rare cover. Signed Kessler Scott = $ 550+.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cattaneo', Corinphila sale 76, May 1987, lot 5765.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 1597 Ecuador

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    SCADTA 1928: Airmail registered cover to Barranquilla, Colombia franked by 'Scadta 1928 Provisional' overprinted 1½ s. on 30 c. blue, Registration 1 s. on 20 c. grey and extremely rare 50 c. on 10 c. green together with 1926 1 c. light blue (4) and 2 c. dark violet (3) for internal postage all tied by circular "Servicio De Transportes Aereos / Guayaquil-Colombia / Scadta" datestamps (August 28 - first day of issue for the Scadta adhesives) in violet. Slight peripheral aging but the rare 50 c. on 10 c. superb. An extremely rare cover. Muller 13. Signed Raybaudi, Roumet. Cert. A. Diena (1974) Scott = $ 1'750 off cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Cattaneo', Corinphila sale 76, May 1987, lot 5767.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1598 Ecuador

    SCADTA 1928: Airmail registered cover to Barranquilla, Colombia franked by 'Scadta 1928 Provisional' overprinted 75 c. on 15 c. carmine (2), Registration 1 s. on 20 c. grey and extremely rare 50 c. on 10 c. green together with 1926 1 c. light blue, 2 c. dark violet (2) and 5 c. rose for internal postage all tied by circular "Servicio De Transportes Aereos / Guayaquil-Colombia / Scadta" datestamps (August 28 - first day of issue for the Scadta adhesives) in violet. Slight peripheral aging  but an extremely rare cover. Muller 13. Signed Holcombe Scott = $ 1'750 off cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1599 Ecuador

    SCADTA 1929 (April 1): Airmail set of ten values all in unused blocks of four, higher values with typical gum bends and 25 s. with spot on one stamp, together with additional 1 s. rose optd. 'R' for registration also in an unused block of four, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scott = $ 2'300+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1602 Ecuador

    1946: Waterlow Proofs, with postage 1 sucre red and Airmail set of four: 40 c. chocolate, 60 c. deep blue, 3 s. orange-yellow and 5 s. green; all with security punch-hole, marginal with File Numbers in margins at top, superb unmounted og. Scarce group.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1603 Ecuador

    1951c.: Guayaquil Post Office, Die Proof for unissued 20 c. value in black, sunked on thin card paper with faults in design "Gorreos" and "Cuayaquil", the design corrected and later used (overprinted) for the Panagra Airmail issue of 1954. Unusual and fine Proof.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1604 Ecuador

    1928/59: Collection of Airmail issues, unused on printed leaves with first 1928 SCADTA set of six values (incl. rare 50 c. on 10 c. green, signed), 1929 sets of eight and April 1929 set of ten, 1930 Mendez set of three, 1935 Monuments set, thereafter complete with Airpost Official issues, Galapagos and a few additional varieties etc. A fine lot (450+ stamps) Scott = $ 2'000+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1605 Ecuador

    1929/48: Group of 43 airmail covers from Ecuador, incl. overseas airmail mail services to Europe as well as a small collection of 20 covers showing diff. airmail rates in the period 1936/45 mainly sent via USA to Europe, with one registered usage to England, envelope to Switzerland  and Norway, further some loose stamps on album pages.

    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1606 Ecuador

    British Post Office 1854: Cover carried by PSNC Steamer endorsed '6d. por el Vapor Bogotá', mailed from Guayaquil to Lima, struck on front by circular GUAYAQUIL / PAID in red, reverse with GUAQUIL double arc cds in black (May 11) and circular 'VAPOR / LIMA / 1854' handstamp in blue. Scarce and very fine cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection J. Grant Glassco, Nov 1969, lot 808.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1607 Ecuador

    British Post Office 1876: Great Britain 4 d. vermilion, plate 15, a magnificent block of four of excellent colour cancelled by two strikes of "C41" obliterator of Guayaquil. Delightful and of great scarcity Gi 152 = £ 2'100.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1608 Ecuador

    British Post Office 1866: Entire letter from Guayaquil franked by Great Britain 1865 6 d. lilac, plate 5, tied by "C41" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Guayaquil' double arc cds (June 27) in black and Lima arrival cds (July 2). A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1609 Ecuador

    British Post Offices 1870: Entire letter from Guayaquil to New York franked by Great Britain 1867 6 d. mauve pl. 5 tied by "C41" obliterator in black. Reverse with double ring GUAYAQUIL despatch cds (Dec 2) and front with PANAMA cds (Dec 12) and 'N.Y.STEAMSHIP / 10' due marking of arrival (Dec 27). The adhesive crossed by file fold but a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 1610 Ecuador

    British Post Offices 1871: Entire letter from Guayaquil to New York franked by Great Britain 1867 6 d. mauve pl. 9 tied by bold "C41" obliterator in black. Reverse with double ring GUAYAQUIL despatch cds (Sept 25) and front with PANAMA cds and 'N.Y.STEAMSHIP / 10' due marking of arrival (Oct 13). The adhesive crossed by minor file fold but a scarce and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1611 Ecuador

    British Post Offices 1865: Entire letter carried at double rate, endorsed 'Vapor Bogotá' (PSNC Steamer) from Guayaquil to Lima, Peru franked by Great Britain 1865 1 s. green pl. 4 (Gi 101) tied by heavy "C41" obliterator in black. Reverse with double ring GUAYAQUIL despatch cds (Aug 29) and Lima cds of arrival (Sept 3). A few imperfections but a scarce and early usage from this Office.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1612 Ecuador

    British Post Office 1873: Cover from Guayaquil to Bristol franked by Great Britain 1867/73 1 s. green pl. 7 overlapping 2 s. blue, cancelled by "C41" obliterator in black and also tied by three line dated PANAMA / TRANSIT in black (May 4). Reverse with 'Guayaquil' double arc cds (April 27) in black and Bristol arrival cds (May 28). Some negligible faults to envelope but a rare and most attractive franking (for a further cover from the same correspondence, see 'Glassco' lot 815).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF
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