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  • Lot# : 1 Imperial China

    1878/83: Large Dragon 5 Ca. yellow-ochre, wide Setting on thin papier, a fine appearing used example cancelled by chop in blue, slightest central thins but scarce Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 2 Imperial China

    1878/83: Large Dragon 3 Ca. brown-red, a good used copy lightly cancelled in black SG = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3 Imperial China

    Italian Post Office 1915: Italy 5 c. green pair and 15 c. bluish-slate (2) used on reverse of registered cover from Peking to Spezia, tied by circular DISTACCAMENTO R. MARINA ITALIANA IN CINA datestamps (May 29) in violet. Further fine strike on obverse with regsitration handstamp in same ink, with Spezia arrival cds (July 13) on reverse. A rare registered usage and would benefit by being opened for display. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4 Imperial China

    1941 (Jan/May): Sun Yat-Sen 1 c. orange buff or paleyellow buff postal stationery cards (2), used from Shanghai to a Jewish resident in Vienna via Siberia, each up-rated with SYS 15 c. red pair or single 30 c. tied by dotted 'Shanghai' despatch cds's with circular German Censors in red applied on arrival. A scarce and most attractive pair. Risa Bernstein (born 1870, believed to have perished in Theresienstadt).
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5 Imperial China

    Shanghai 1865: 4 ca. yellow on wove paper, a fine unused example with large margins all round, minor wrinkle from hinge and corner crease but of fine appearance and an extremely scarce stamp. Signed A. Diena, O. Roumet Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6 Imperial China

    Shanghai 1866: 3 ca. red-brown on wove paper, a fine unused example with large margins all round, minor wrinkle from hinge but of fine appearance and a scarce stamp. Signed E. Diena, O. Roumet Gi = £ 425.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 7 Imperial China

    Shanghai 1866: 16 ca. scarlet wove paper, a fine unused example with large margins all round, minor wrinkles from hinge but of fine appearance and a scarce stamp. Signed Brun Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 8 Imperial China

    Shanghai 1866/93: Stockcard with 1866 2 c. carmine unused, 1876 6 ca. green and 9 ca. blue-grey unused, thereafter with 'Cash' values and Postage Dues etc. and a forged 1912 Tibet set.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 9 Imperial China

    North-East China 1946: Bamianchen issue perf. 11, 50 c. lemon in a marginal corner block of  25 of lower left of sheet together with 1 $ apple green in an irreg. multiple of 13 of bottom right corner of sheet, composed by corner block of eight plus upper strip of five with full sheet margins. fine and scarce multiples Gi NE 1+2 = £ 825.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 10 Imperial China

    1942:  $ 5. on $ 10. violet and green with no watermark, the complete sheet of 50 stamps (10x5) with full 'Printed by Dahtung Book Co. Ltd. H.K'. imprint at base, sheet requisition number '052' at upper right in black, trivial stain in top margin only well away from adhesives, of vibrant fresh colour and fine, stamps unmounted og, a rare sheet Gi = £ 3'750.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 11 Imperial China

    1945/48: Small selection with eight single stamps, three pairs, one strip of three and one of five, a block of four as well as a complete sheet of 50 stamps, mainly Dr. Sun Yat-Sen issues showing various overprints, partly full og. or without gum as issued, the lot also includes two items Manchuria/North Eastern provinces, all stamps in deep fresh colour nicely arranged on album pages Gi = £ 3'900+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 12 Imperial China

    1900/70c.: Stockbook with range of unused and used fromm Coiling Dragons through SYS issue to PRC, including 1968 Literature & Art values from both sets incl. Red Lantern 8 f. and female Red Detachment 8 f., some Mao Poems values used etc.
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 13 Imperial China

    1946/50: Covers to New York (11) and an earlier cover to Austria, nearly all with SYS frankings, with 1946 covers (2) at $ 1'400 rate, airmail covers at $ 1'800 and $ 2'300 rates, registered covers (3) at $ 1'750 rate, another at $ 2'600 rate and another at $ 4'350 rate etc.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 14 Imperial China

    1897: Collection on leaves (94 stamps) with 1897 surcharges on Small Dragons1 c. on 1 ca. used and 5 c. on 5 ca unused and used (2), Red Revenue 1897 small 1 c. on 3 c. unused, 2 c. on 3 c. unused and used, large 2 c. on 3 c. used with pa-kua, 1897 ICP values to 30 c., 1898 Bean Goose $ 5 used and a small range of Shanghai Local Post.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 15 Imperial China

    1898/2000: Lot several hundred stamps used/unused starting with few values Chinese Imperial Post, mainly small values, incompl. sets and duplicats China and Peoples Republic of China, furthermore some Provincial issues and Locals, Hong Kong as well as French Post Offices in China, arranged in one stockbook.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 16 Imperial China

    1878/1912: Interesting Old time Collection hundreds primarily used stamps incl. Large Dragons, all three values in used and unused condition, Small Dragons, Dowager definitives, Red Revenues 1c on 3c and 2c on 3c used, later definitives, ovpt district issues, postage due, in addition Treaty Ports Shanghai with 1865 Large Dragons, later definitives and postage due, Foreign Post Offices such as British 'Chinese Expeditionary Offices', Japanese and Russian offices, French China with district issues of Canton, Hoi-Hao up to 5 fr., Kwangchowan up to 5 fr., Mongtseu, Pakhoi, Tchongking, and Yunnan Fou.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 17 Imperial China

    1897/1990c: Selection with covers/cards (70+) and a few loose stamps incl. 1897 1 c. on 3 c. red revenue unused, 1912 Republic opt. 1 c. and 3 c. used from Taitunshen via German P.O. in Tsingtau, superb range of interesting Sun Yat-sen frankings to interesting destinations incl. Indo-China, including cover to Bangkok with two red "Officially Sealed" labels; group of covers from Laotung one Censored in Hong Kong,  fine range of Manchukuo with nine covers to Switzerland, some with Missionary content etc. Condition varies but viewing recommended.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 18 Taiwan

    Incoming 1916 (Nov 6): Picture postcard from Russia via Japan to Taiwan depicting the French general Louis Ernest de Maud’huy from Moscow to Taihoka prefecture on Formosa, franked with Russian Imperial definitives 1 kop. orange and 3 kop. red, tied by Moscow city PO no. 17 with another strike of the 1st Expeditiya (Nov 21), Moscow censorship handstamp and "TSURUGA JAPAN 18. 12. 16" transit cds in violet alongside. An interesting card written in Esperanto to Taiwan which became a Japanese colony in 1895.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 19 Taiwan

    1949/71: Small collection 300 stamps used/unused or in mint condition, incl. full sets and duplicates, in addition some souvenir sheets as well as 20 cards and covers, mainly in good condition and housed in one album.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 20 Indonesia

    1948/49 : Collection hundreds primarily unused stamps from the early issues, often in multiude incl. 'INDONESIA' ovpts up to 25 g., local RIAU and New Guinea issues. Mi = € 10'000 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 21 Iran

    1842: Entire letter from "Sloop of War, HMS Elphinstone, Bushire Roads, Nov 10th, 1842", mailed to England and endorsed "Via Baghdad and Falmouth", struck on front with circular PURIFIÉ AU LAZARET / MALTE in black and slitted for disinfection, charged '1/8d.' due in manuscript upon receipt in Worthing, Sussex (Feb 7). The letter is fascinating with return address noted: "W. F. Croad, Commodore's Clerk, Persian Gulf, Bassadore" and comments "The Steam Frigate Semiramis which vessel came up the Gulf for the purpose of taking down to Bombay three small steamboats returning from an expedition up the River Euphrates...disturbances in the Pearl Fisheries, we accordingly went to Sharja, Debay (Dubai), Abotheebee (Abu Dhabi) and Ras el Khymer but found everything quiet...". An extremely early written mention of these four Persian Gulf towns. Rare.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 22 Iraq

    1917/72: Collection hundreds stamps used/unused incl. two dubious BAGHDAD ovpt., 1919 Mossul ovpts on Turkish revenue, 1918 ovpts 'IRAQ IN BRITISH OCCUPATION' compl. set of 14 unused, definitive issues of the Kingdom and the Republic, in addition official stamps and obligation tax stamps, a well written up collection.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 36 Israel

    1976/2017: Modern selection with several hundred stamps used/unusd or in mint condition, incl. full sets, souvenir sheets, miniature sheets etc. representing a wealth of various topics, properly arranged in five volumes, in addition one album with some covers British Mandatory period as well as a few FDC's and modern cards and covers taken from business or daily mail, packed in a box.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 37 Japan

    1896/970c. Fine range of covers/cards (55+) incl. 1904 card with 4 s. rose tied 'Honolulu' cds with PACKET BOAT in violet below, 1908 card with 4 s. tied by CHEFOO cds sent via Egypt to Turkey, 1909 4 s. card used from Korea via Changchun, further card with 2 s. green tied 'Keijo (Seoul) / Chosen' cds, 1918 stampless POW envelopes (2) to Geneva Red Cross and a card from Ninoshima to Switzerland, , 1940's covers (5) at various rates to Bangkok, 1941 cover with 20 s. used from Formosa, 1960's mail from Ryukyu etc. A useful group.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 38 Philippines

    1794: Entire letter clearly datelined "Manila, 5 Aprile 1794" internally, travelling on the Trans-Pacific route via Mexico, with unique framed "S. BLAS" transit handstamp in black (Yag & Bash fig. GD85 / Tizon fig. 1) and equally fine "NUEVA / ESPAÑA" handstamp in red. The Pacific route was safer for Spanish Galleons, especially at this date when The French Revolutionary Armies were invading Catalonia. The letter, in Italian, states that the writer cannot sell gold for a good price, that he had received little help after a disisterous fire in Manila, and that his wife had given birth to their ninth child with six still alive. An exceptional entire, the file folds backed for protection but one of the rarest and finest of all Colonial period Maritime letters recorded. Signed Todd AIEP.rnNote: This is the letter from which both Yag & Bash and Manuel Tizón listed the 'S. BLAS' handstamp.
    Starting bid : 12,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 39 Philippines

    177c. Large cover front, 275 x 102 mm., addressed from Manila to Cadiz, travelling on the 'via Acapulco' route home to Spain, struck with superb strike of the oval framed "MA / NILA" handstamp struck in red. Three different rate annotations with '105', 156' and eventual charge of "175 Reales" due upon receipt. Small imperfections but a cover of great rarity and importance to Spanish Colonial and Philippine philately.
    Starting bid : 8,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 40 Saudi Arabia

    1890c.: Stampless cover and complete letter, carried from Mecque / Mecca to Constantinople as tribute to the Sultan as Caliph, carried by thernSurre-i Hümâyûn Regiment or Surre Regiment, an institution known as Surre Emini in the Ottoman Empire, is the community that brought the money, grain and other gifts from Istanbul to Mecca and Medina as tribute to the Caliphate. The Surre-i Hümâyûn Regiment carried the gifts in a ceremonial 'Holy Carpet' march through Istanbul and Cairo (two illustrated postcards with the lot). Rare.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 41 Saudi Arabia

    1922/23: Sherifian Arms ½ pi. pale rose used with 1 pi. indigo on 1923 cover to Cairo tied by Mecca cds in black with reverse showing Port Taufiq and Cairo (Jan 18) datestamps.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 42 Saudi Arabia

    1939: Official 3 g. blue used 1953 on 'H.R.H. Prince Talal Al Saud' printed envelope, sent registered airmail from Riyadh to Australia. Reverse with Jeddah and Cairo transits and arrival cds (Feb 23).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 43 Saudi Arabia

    1952 (April 25): Dammam-Riyadh Railway, 1953 airmail cover to USA from Dhahran to USA franked by ½ g., 1 g. and 3 g. values and ⅛ g. Charity issue and an extraordinary large piece from Mecca with 1949 Airmail 1 g. and 4 g. and Dammam Railway ½ g. used with no less than 23 examples of the 20 g. blue (Gi = £ 850+), one with fault but most unusual.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 44 Saudi Arabia

    1939: Official issue 3 g. blue or 5 g. magenta on Official 'Administration Des Postes et Telegraphes' envelopes (8), single frankings on registered airmail covers to UK or USA (5), cover from Dhahran to USA with 3 g. and 3 x 5 g. and two further covers franked with 1934 definitive issue.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 45 Saudi Arabia

    1939: Official issue on covers (11), with registered usages from Jeddah, Mecca or Riyadh single frankings of 3 g. blue or 5 g. magenta to Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, UK or USA. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 46 Saudi Arabia

    1950: Covers (26) nearly all featuring usages of the 'Capture of Riyadh' set (Gi 365/369) used on commercial covers with Charity issue ⅛ g. and some 1951/53 commemoratives, all from Mecca or Dhahran sent airmail to destinations abroad including Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Lebanon, Switzerland, UK, USA and Yemen.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 47 Saudi Arabia

    1961/72: Official issues on covers (13) from the three issues with usages from Mecca, Dhahran, Jeddah and Riyadh at various rates to Canada, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Switzerland and USA.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 48 Syria

    1416 (Aug 24): Entire letter from Acre to Damascus, sent by one Dario Mallipiero to 'Il nobile Donatio Superanzio, a Damasco'. A rare and early letter with full transcribed contents by Ms. Loretta Piccinini. A rare and extremely early entire in superb quality.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 49 Syria

    Arab Republic 1920 (Jan): 1 pi. blue, overprinted 'Star & Crescent' and discount in red, surcharged 'Syrian Arab Govt.' in violet, an unused strip of four, the fourth stamp with variety "Without Surcharge", unused without gum. A few imperfections but rare - more especially so on this value. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 50 Syria

    1920 (March): 5 m. carmine, a used example on 1920 postcard to Switzerland tied by octagonal framed HOMS datestamp (April 7) in black. A scarce commercial usage.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 51 Syria

    1946/47: Postage set of 13 values complete to 200 pi., additional 0.50 p. orange and 2 p. 50 c. values, all with King Farouk oblique perforations, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 52 Syria

    1925/35: Collection on leaves with Sandjak D'Alexandrette with duplicated rannge incl better overprinted values and some useful multiples, Alaouites and Latakia with duplicated ranges incl. 10 pi. chocolate optd in red (21 used examples).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 53 Thailand

    1892/94: Small group of four stamps unused, with December 1894 1 a. on 64 a. purple & brown with vastly displaced surcharge with Siamese above the English (8 mm.) and displaced to right, 1892 wooden and metal handstamped 4 a. on 24 a. purple & blue unused and July 1894 2 a. on 64 a. purple & brown unused, all fresh and fine, large part og.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 55 Tunisia

    1764 (Nov 10): Entire letter written from Tunis to Marseille, endorsed 'Par Barret DLC' (Whom God preserve), disinfected over fire with tongs mark and vinegar splashed. A scarce and early entire, together with an 1837 entire to Livorno disinfected on arrival with framed 'Lazzeretto San / Rocco di Livorno' in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 56 Yemen Kingdom

    Ottoman Posts 1912: Registered cover to Versailles, France franked on reverse by Turkey 1909 1 pi. blue in a strip of three, tied on despatch by bold strike of HODEIDA / 2 datestamp in black (Feb 29, leap year) and by 'Alexandria' transit cds. A fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 57 USA

    1803: Cover endorsed at base "Entregado / Delivered Mar 20 1803" and addressed at top "Registered on the Spanish Frigate 'La Fama' with a Cargo under Captain Depheniaha, to be despatched at the first Port for Havre de Grace and then presented to the Consul of N.O.  Franca / Paid", struck with oval framed NUEVA / ORLEANS handstamp in red (Tizon #1) with fine "YNDIAS" handstamp above, also in red. Exceptionally rare and one of the very few known cover bearing the Spanish New Orleans marking. An item of great importance for both Spanish Colonial and United States Postal History.
    Starting bid : 8,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 58 USA

    1812/: Correspondence of the Rev. William Goddell and family beginning with 9 entire letters from Andover, Mass. to Marlborough, Mass., without markings except for manuscript "Paid 10" or privately carried, later with letters from Malta to USA from 1830 with 3 entires via Boston; from 1831/40 he was working as a Missionary in Constantinople with 9 entires at a variety of rates to USA; an interesting assembly.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 59 USA

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    1845: New York Postmaster's 5 c. black, good even margins all round, signed "A.C.M." unconnected in magenta ink, used on 1845 entire letter to Providence cancelled by blue manuscript pen strokes with curved PAID and 'New York / 5 Cts.' datestamp (Sept 29) in red alongside. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Sorani (1986).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 60 USA

    General Issues 1847: Franklin 5 c. red brown on blued, a fine used example with three large margins and barely touched at base, used on cover to Jonesbro, Tennessee cancelled by two strikes of circular '10' and by 'Baltimore' cds (Sept 28) in blue. A most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Ex collection Maurice Burrus.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 61 USA

    1847: Franklin 5 c. dark brown, a used example with good margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, in an exceptional rich shade, used on cover to Columbus, Ohio tied by manuscript pen crosses, with "Canton / Ohio" despatch cds in blue at left. The envelope with file fold well away from the fine adhesive Scott = $ 900.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 62 USA

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    1847: Washington 10 c. black, a superb large margined example used on 17 June 1848 entire letter with Printed Prices Current mailed from Charleston, SC to Greenock, Scotland, tied by manuscript pen marking in blue and by British "1/-" due marking upon receipt in black. Cover franked for above 300 mile rate to New York, carried on Cunard Stewamer 'Arcadia' with "America / Liverpool" arrival datestamp (July 5) on reverse. An entire of delightful appearance and a very rare usage to an overseas destination. Signed Waldo Samson. Cert. APS (2003), Eichele (2003) Scott = $ 3'250.
    Starting bid : 1,400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 63 USA

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    1847: 10 c. black, ample to large margins all round, tied by red circular grid cancel to 1849 outer letter sheet, with red "EASTPORT APR 1 Me" cds. in red alongside, mailed to Boston. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (2003).
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 64 USA

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    1847: Washington 10 c. black on blued paper, a fine used example with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, used on 1848 double rate entire letter to Binghampton, New York, tied by manuscrript pen strokes. 'Baltimore / Md.' despatch cds in blue at left (Aug 30). A fine entire with interesting content regarding the purchase of a gun made by Chance. Cert. Danske Filatelisters/Gronlund (1959) Scott = $ 1'050.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 65 USA

    1860: 30 c. orange, used example of good colour, straight edge at left, used on 1860 second sheet of entire letter to Marseille, carried on the penultimate voyage of the "Vanderbilt" to Southampton, tied by black barred obliterator and 'New York / Paid / 6' datestamp in red (Sept 8). Octagonal Havre entry marking in blue (Sept 19) and reverse with Paris transit cds (Sept 20). An early usage - just a month after the first recorded usage of this stamp (August 8). Scarce Scott = $ 1'350.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 740.00 CHF

    Lot# : 66 USA

    1861: 3 c. rose used on 1862 delightful 'Love One Another' Patriotic envelope with original contents from Fort Pennsylvania D.C., with blue and red illustration of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, cancelled by target handstamp with 'Tennallytown' datestamp (June 20) alongside. A charming entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 67 USA

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    1861: Washington 24 c. brown-lilac, a fine example in a rich shade, used on 1863 cover to London tied by BALTIMORE cds in blue (Nov 24). "Boston Br. Pkt. / 19 Paid' cds alongside (Nov 25) in red and carried on Cunard Steamer 'Asia' with London arrival cds (Dec 7) in red. Minor age spots away from the adhesive, an attractive cover. Cert. Behr (2013) Scott = $ 350.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 68 USA

    1869: 1 c. buff, a single example used locally on cover, tied by four-ringed target handstamp in black with "Lewiston / Me." datestamp at left (Aprill 11) in black. Slight trim and part flpa fault but a scarce drop letter usage.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 69 USA

    1875: Taylor 5 c. cancelled by mute three-ring handstamp in violet with crisp and attractive "SUMMIT JAN 30 1879 PLUMAS CO. CAL." in the same colour alongside on envelope sent to Giornico Ticino, reverse with arrival cds (Feb 19). A fresh and beautiful cover from California. 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 70 USA

    1893: Columbian Exposition issue, complete set of 15 from 1 c. deep blue to $ 5 black with fine to very fine centering and fresh colour, the cent values unused with part gum, the $ values unused without gum. An attractive complete set of this desirable issue, signed Ferchenbauer for $1 to $4 Scott = $ 5'322.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 71 USA

    Blood's Penny Post 1855: (1 c.) black, tied by "BLOOD'S DESPATCH Aug 6 8 A.M. 1858" in black together with 3 c. Washington definitive perf., tied by grille in black to envelope, sent to New York City with another Blood's despatch mark and an octogonal "PHILADELPHIA AUG 6 1858 Pa" datestamp alongside. Signed Jakubek.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 72 USA

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    Hussey's Post, New York 1865: 2 c. blue on white wove paper, dated 1865, a used example with ample to large margins all round, tied to 1865 Printed Matter (insurance premium reminder) local entire by circular '2 CT PAID / HUSSEY 50 WN. ST.' datestamp (Feb 15) in black. Fresh and very fine. Signed Calves. Opinion Holcombe (1995) Scott = $ 475.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 73 USA

    Confederate States 1862: Jefferson Davis 5 c. blue, Stone 2, a good used example on cover to Dr. R. B. Dice, House of Delegates, Richmond, endorsed 'in haste' tied by "Charlottesville / Va." circular datestamp (May 18) in blue. Dice served as a delegate for Pendleton from 1861. A fine and attractive cover. Signed Sorani.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 175.00 CHF

    Lot# : 74 USA

    1918/80: Small selection of US Airmail stamps used/unused, incl. some better values but without Zeppelin set of 1930, in addition plenty of used duplicats, good condition and housed in two stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 75 USA

    1847/1990: Large lot several thousand stamps used/unused, mainly small values, incompl. sets, and hundreds of duplicats, the lot incl. also a used No.1 as well as one £ 1.- Omaha black, inbetween souvenir sheets, blocs of four, coil stamps as well as some cards and covers can be found, furthermore a larger figure of valid postage has to be mentioned, good to mixed condition, arranged in total five albums and four stockbooks and the whole packed in a removal box.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 76 USA

    1847/1910: Interesting old-time Collection, hundreds primarily used stamps in mixed condition incl. 1847 5 c. brown and 10 c. black on piece, 1851 definitives, compl. set of five, 1861 definitives incl. 90 c. with and without grill impression, 1869 compl. set up to 90 c. Lincoln, 1870 Presidents, compl. set with 24, 30 & 90 c. unused without gum, 1893 Columbus set unused, 1894/95 Politicians with $5 green, 1898 Mississippi set unused, Postage Due, Official stamps, Parcel stamps, Confederate States, Newspaper stamps 1865 compl. set of three unused, Guam, Hawaii, Channel Zone, Philippines with Spanish and US period.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 77 USA

    1837/1980c.: The Postal History selection with covers/cards (96 items) incl. 1837 entire from St. Louis to France, 1847 entire to Austria, 1869 2 c. brown on drop letter, Banknote issue covers to Turkey, one with 1 c. blue and 10 c. brown and another franked pair of 3 c. green each backstamped at German Post Office in Constantinople, 1902 Japan / USA readdressed usage, 1910 card to Chinde, British Central Africa and cover at 8 c. rate to Mozambique, 1941 clipper covers to Bangkok; Hawaii with 1893 card to Germany cancelled "Kahuka / Oahu" in violet, 1895 2 c. green card cancelled "Makaweli / Kauai" in violet to Germany, also U.S.P.O. in Shanghai 1919 $1 on 50 c. and $ 2 on $1 unused.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 78 USA

    1928&97: Lot 84 Airmail covers, mainly inland mail issued at the occasion of the opening of a new  Airmail route but also items sent abroad to Europe and Canada, also two covers sent via Catapult from SS 'Bremen' and 'Europa' to Bremen and Southampton, few items censored, small selection of Space related items, some souvenir sheets as Legends of Hollywood or Classic Movie Monsters, 60 stamp booklets in mint condition as well as some US stamps from possesions abroad as Hawaii, Canal Zone, China etc., mainly in good condition, housed in four volumes.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 79 USA

    1874/1902: Four US inland stationery postcards used abroad incl. three 1874 cards 1 c. brown with additional 1 c. blue definitive, all tied by fancy mute handstamps, one sent to Switzerland with rare "NEW YORK PAID ALL / SEP 2 / VIA BREMEN" handstamp (Winter 255) in red, listed only from June to Aug. 1874, another two cards to Germany, one with "NEW YORK Br TRANSIT" in red, 1902 1 c. black stationery with 'Trans-Mississippi International Exhibition' print on reverse sent to Sta CRUZ DE TENERIFA (CANARIAS) via MADRID with US postage due '5 cents' and Spanish 'M / 0,10', in addition a French picture postcard franked with 10 c. stationery cut out, directed to Santa Cruz de Tenerife but 'MISSENT TO NEW YORK' and 'MISSENT, SANTA CRUZ, CAL.'
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 80 Argentina

    1865: Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Hannover endorsed 'via Bordeaux' struck with octagonal Paquebot "CONF. ARGENTINE / SAINTONGE" datestamp (Jan 12) in black (Salles fig. 1030), with fair strike of scarce framed "F / 39" Convention marking in black (Van der Linden fig. 1174). Reverse with 'Aus Frankreich / per Aachen' transit in blue (Feb 20) and Asendorf cds in blue of the following day.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 81 Argentina

    Buenos Aires 1862: Liberty 2 p. blue, two examples with large margins all round used on 1863 cover to Corrientes tied by ‘Buenos Aires’ cds (July 12) in blue, carried by River Steamer endorsed ‘p. Paraguari’ at lower left and further endorsed at top ‘Con un Paquete de Periodicos’ (with a Packet of Newspapers) which explains the high rate. Fresh and fine usage of great scarcity.rnProvenance: Collection Campigotto.rn 
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 82 Argentina

    1892: "Valores Postales Argentinos", the near complete book with purple on gold cover, with the explanation of the printing process for the definitive issue of 1892/95 with a page (numbered 3-51) for each stamp from the ½ c. dull blue - 5 p. dark blue all overprinted MUESTRA (Specimen) diagonally in black; and postal stationery wrapper ½ c., 1 c., 2 c., 4 c.,  postal card 4 c., 6 c., 6 c. + 6 c., letter-card 3 c., 4 c., envelope 5 c. (two sizes) all similarly overprinted MUESTRA. A very scarce volume.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 83 Argentina

    1932 (Feb. 27): Crash cover from  Setiba (Brazil) sent from Argentina to Paris, stamps floated off, bearing on reverse official special cachet: Accident d'Avion Correspondances recueillies en mer / NE PAS TAXER in black, sealed in Paris and backstamped "Paris Rebuts de la Seine 21-3 32" Nierinck 320227a.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 84 Argentina

    1938 (June 19): Registered envelope from "Buenos Aires 17. Jun.38" to Caracas, Venezuela sent via Santiago de Chile and crashed at Panagra showing special cachet: Correspondencia recuperada del avion Panagra P-30, perdido en Chile en vuelo en la Cordillera de los Andes el 19 de Junio de 1938, Santiago de Febrero de 1941 in violet. The wreck was discovered more than two years later, rare. Nierinck 380619b = CHF 440.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 85 Argentina

    1858/1870: Lot several hundred stamps used/unused, mainly small values and plenty of duplicats, issue of 1852 showing a large number of reprints, some blocs of four as well as a few cards and covers can be found, good to mixed condition and housed in one album and in two stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 86 Corrientes

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    1856 (Aug 21): 1 r. black on blue (UN REAL MC), a fine large margined example cut diagonally at lowrer left corner, used on October 21, 1857 cover from Emperado to Bella Vista, cancelled by manuscript "X" in ink. The adhesive crossed by light file fold but a rare stamp on letter. Cert. Brettl (1990) Scott = $ 450.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 87 Corrientes

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    1860 (Feb 8): UN REAL MC deleted in manuscript for (3 c.) black on blue revaluation, Type 3, close to good margins all round used on restored undated cover from Goya to Corrientes cancelled by manuscript "#" in ink. Rare. Cert. M. Brettl (2000) Scott = $ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 88 Corrientes

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    1864: (2 c.) black on yellow-green, Type 3, an irregulalry separated example with large margins all round, used on May 21, 1864 cover from Caá Catí to Bella Vista, cancelled by four vertical pen strokes. A fine and scarce usage. Cert. M. Brettl (1997) Scott = $ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 89 Corrientes

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    1864: (2 c.) black on blue-green, Type 1, clear to good margins all round, used on cover from 1866 cover from Corrientes to Bella Vista, tied by dotted obliterator with CORREOS DE CORRIENTES datestamp at right (June 8) in black. A scarce stamp on letter. Cert. M. Brettl (1996) Scott = $ 750.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 90 Corrientes

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    1867: (2 c.) black on yellow paper, Type 8, a used example with good margins all round, cancelled by pen "X" on 1871 cover from Saladas to Bella Vista, choice and very fine for this issue on cover: somewhat ridiculously under-catalogued by Scott. Cert. Brettl (1997) Scott = $ 100.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 91 Corrientes

    1856: The collection (19 items) with 1856 1 r. black on blue, two examples used on piece; 1860/80 issue with (3 c.) black on blue unused, used and used (2) and used on fronts (2) and a cover; (2 c.) black on yellow-green unused and a horizontal pair on large part cover, (3 c.) black on rose in a superb used cross-pane pair (Types 6-5) etc. Nearly all items signed Maria Brettl. 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 92 Brasil

    1858: Entire letter sent unpaid from Rio de Janeiro to Stockholm, Sweden endorsed 'per Tyne Steamer', the reverse with fair  British P.O. 'Rio Janeiro' double arc cds (Aug 12) in black and manuscript '1/4d.' charge. London transit (Sept 3) in black and thence mailed via Hamburg with 'K.S.P.A. / Hamburg' transit (Sept 6) and various due marks of receipt. An unusual destination for Brazilian mail at this date.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 93 Brasil

    1855 (June 12): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Gothenburg, Sweden internally endorsed 'per Solent', struck in London with transit (July 10) on obverse, endorsed 'via Ostend' at top and reverse with Danish & Swedish P.O. in Hamburg transit cds (July 12). An unusual routing to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 94 Brasil

    1867: Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Vallorbes, Vaud, Switzerland struck on despatch with "Rio De Janeiro" cds in black (March 23) and carried on French Packet "Estramadure". Circular 'Bresil / Bordeaux' entry marking in red (April 13) and struck with framed "F. / 30" Convention marking (Van der Linden fig. 1163) in black. Reverse with 'Ambulant Circulare' datestamp and Vallorbes arrival (April 19) and charged '110' rappen in red manuscript. A scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 95 Brasil

    1843: 30 r. grey-black, late intermediate/early worn impression, a fine appearing unused example with large margins all around and showing horiz. dividing line at top, imperceptible thin in margin at top mentioned for full accuracy, a rare stamp unused Scott = $ 4'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 96 Brasil

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    1843: Bull's Eyes - the set of three values with 30 r. and 90 r. intermediate impressions and 60 late intermediate impression, all with large margins all round, each neatly and lightly cancelled in black with part "Correio Geral da Corte" datestamps in black, the 60 r. with minor corner bend and the 90 r. slightly rubbed not affecting the appearance. A fine and attractive set Scott = $ 2'000+.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 97 Brasil

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    1850: Inclinado 30 r. black on 'Bull's Eye' yellowish medium paper, Type II, the superb used example with large even margins all round, neatly cancelled by large part 'Correio Ceara' datestamp (Dec 2) in black. An exceptional and extremely rare stamp, formerly a horizontal pair housed in the Niso Vianna collection and since separated, this example being much finer than the other known example used in Rio de Janeiro (Walter Taveira sale, Investphila, 16 March 2012, lot 1372). Just three used examples of this rarity are recorded and one of the highlights of Brazilian classic philately. Cert. Peter Meyer (2014) RHM 5C = RR.
    Starting bid : 35,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 98 Brasil

    1850/88: Collection with Inclinado 60 r. black, Type I on Bull's Eye paper, 60 r. and 90 r. black, Type II, used examples each on Bull's Eye paper, 1850 Inclinado 30 r. and 90 r. unused, 1854 600 r. black used, Dom Pedro's unused or used etc. Many of the better items with certificates P. Meyer (2014).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 99 Brasil

    1888: 700 r. violet used with 1890/91 Southern Cross 500 r. slate on 200 r. postal stationery envelope sent registered to London, lightly cancelled in black. Framed registration cachet at left and London arrivals (July 29 and 31) in black and in red on obverse. Some soiling but a scarce use of the 700 reis on letter.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 100 Brasil

    1898: Surcharged newspaper stamp 300 r. on 200 r. black in a hor. pair and 1899 100 r. on 50 r. green grey, tied by "RIO DE JANEIRO 29 JAN 1902" cds to registered shipmail cover to Yokohama, endorsed "p. Chili" (shipname), reverse with London and Hongkong transit and Yokohama arrival datestamps. A Japanese address label was attached to the obverse.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 101 Brasil

    1844/1970: Lot several hundred mainly used stamps, starting wirth some goats eyes, nice selction of Dom Pedros etc., mostly small values and plenty of duplicats, no big deal but ideal to start a collection, good to mixed condition and housed in total six stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 102 Chile

    1865 (Aug 16): Cover with complete contents written from Valparaiso to San Francisco, prepaid ‘1s.’ in red crayon manuscript, with double arc Valparaiso cds of British P.O. on reverse (Aug 17) in black, carried via British Post Office in PANAMA with double arc datestamp in black (Sept 4). Trans-shipped there with oval framed STEAM / PANAMA in black and San Francisco arrival cds (Sept 25) and charged 10 c. for Ship fee. Slight trim to envelope at right but a scarce West Coast cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 103 Chile

    Desmadryl 5 c. pale red brown, the magnificent used horizontal strip of three with just touched to large margins on all sides, portions of adjoining stamps at right and at base, all tied to 1856 cover to Valparaiso by six barred target obliterators in black. Santiago despatch cds (March 31) in red below. A delightful and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 104 Chile

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    1854: Gillet 5 c. burnt sienna, a fine large margined example with portion of adjoining stamp at right, overlapping Gillet Lithographed 5 c. chesnut-brown in a horizontal pair, large margins for the issue with portion of adjoining stamp at right tied by target handstamp in black, on 1855 cover from Valparaiso to France with PANAMA / TRANSIT in red on front and reverse with British P.O. Valparaiso cds and London transit cds (Sept 18) in black. Charged due on receipt with handstruck '21' décime charge marking. A very rare mixture of the Gillet printings on a most attractive cover. Signed Calves. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 105 Chile

    1854: Desmadryl 10 c. blue on slightly blued paper, a superb horizontal strip of three used on 1854 entire letter to Valparaiso all cancelled by black target oblietators with Santiago despatch cds (Dec 23) in red alongside. A delightful and rare entire.rnProvenance: Corinphila, sale 90, October 1994, lot 6361.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 106 Chile

    Estanco 10 c. blue, diagonally bisected example on 1857 entire letter to Valparaiso, showing part marginal inscription at left, just tied by target obliterator in black with Santiago datestamp (July 27) in black below. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 107 Chile

    Estanco 10 c. deep blue, a diagonally bisected example on cover to Santiago tied by target obliterator in black, with straight line OVALLE despatch below. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 108 Chile

    Estanco 10 c. blue, a vertical pair on 1858 entire letter endorsed 'por Vapor' to Valparaiso, lower stamp diagonally bisected and tied by target obliterator in black, with 'Copiapo' cds of despatch (Feb 20) below. File fold away from adhesives, a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 109 Chile

    1911: 30 c. bistre brown & black, tied to 1912 cover to France by Santiago cds, the cover readdressed to Hodeida, Yemen with registration label tied by bold bilingual HODEIDA / 6 datestamp in black of receipt (Dec 5). Reverse with Marseille cds, Alexandria cds (Nov 28) and Port Said cds. Minor imperfections commensurate with the journey to an extraordinary destination.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 110 Chile

    British Post Office in Valparaiso 1874: Cover to St. Pauli, Hamburg franked by Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14, 1873 6 d. grey pl 12 and 1873 1 s. green pl. 8 all tied by ‘Valparaiso / Paid / C30’ duplexes (March 4) in black and by ‘London / Paid’ transit cds in red (April 13). Carried on the PSNC Steamer ‘Potosi’ via the Magellan Straits with hooded Hamburg arrival cds (April 15) in black. A fine and unusual three colour franking.rn 
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 111 Chile

    1853/2005: Lot some thousand mainly used stamps incl. some better values Columbus from the early years, mostly with duplicats or in larger quantities, incl. single values, pairs, strips, airmails, few modern suvenir sheets, Telegraph stamps, odfficials ets., good to mixed condition and housed in one album and in three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 112 Chile

    1866/67: The collection of the issue with letter from the Secretary's office of the American Bank Note Co. indicating the preparation of the plates for the issue, including notification of the colour for each value and indicating where 'Chile' and 'Colon' legends were to be placed; a rare imperforate Essay on rice-paper printed in deep brown (similar to the issued stamp but with larger figures of value), unadopted Essay in pale blue without value tablets printed on thick card paper (both these ex Joaquin Galvez and Angel Menendez collections), issued stamps unused with 1 c. orange unused (30+), 1 c. used (25+), 2 c. black unused (12, incl. a block of four) and used (24); 5 c. red unused (26, incl. a block of four) and used (110+); 10 c. blue unused (32, incl. two blocks of four and a block of six) and used (75+); 20 c. green unused (15) and used (56) with a range of covers/cards (12) incl. an 1897 card with two 1 c. orange, cover with 1 c. (10 examples) from Concepcion, 5 c. single franking covers (4) from Coronel, Curacavi (unique) and Petorca in violet and another with straight line 'Fuera de Balija', 5 c. block of four on cover from San Felipe, two covers with 5 c. multiple frankings paying a 30 c. rate, extraordinary 1869 cover with eleven 5 c. with rare 'New York / 68 / US Notes' depreciated currency marking, 5 c. (3) and a 10 c. used on USA 3 c. Wells Fargo envelope to San Francisco, a fine lot for further continuation into this fascinating issue.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 113 Colombia

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    1863: 10 c. blue, a used example with three large margins and just shaved at top, used on 1865 cover to Paris endorsed ‘via Sta. Marta’, tied by ‘Rio Negro’ manuscript despatch cancellation in black ink. Reverse with British P.O. Santa Martha datestamp in black (March 30). Carried on the RMSP Steamer ‘Tamar’ to St. Thomas and thence on the ‘Seine’ to Southampton. The adhesive also tied by framed ‘GB / 1F 60c.’ Anglo-French accountancy marking applied in London (April 28), charged ‘8’ décimes due upon arrival. A fine and rare cover. Opinion Todd AIEP (2009).rn 
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 114 Colombia

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    1865: 10 c. lilac, a used example with large margins all round, used on 1866 cover to Paris tied by oval framed BOGOTÁ handstamp in black. Reverse with British P.O. Santa Martha datestamp in black (Jan 29). Carried on the RMSP Steamer ‘Solent’ to St. Thomas and thence on the ‘La Plata’ to Southampton. The adhesive also tied by framed ‘GB / 1F 60c.’ Anglo-French accountancy marking applied in London (March 2), charged ‘10’ décimes due upon arrival. A fine and rare cover. Cert. Colomphil (2008).rn 
    Starting bid : 900.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF
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