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  • Lot# : 6001 Chile

    1794/1854: Covers/cover fronts (6), with CHILE handstamps in red, superb VALPARAISO struck in transit on front to Chiloe, CONCEPCION / DE CHILE in red on front to Chiloe rated 13 reales, early LIMA handstamp in black addressed to Santiago rated at 2½ reales, 1850 cover from Serena with FRANCA, CABOTAJE and VALPARAISO markings in red.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6002 Chile

    1844 (Oct 6): Entire letter from Santiago to Rouen, France struck with straight line FRANCA and SANTIAGO struck in red. Circular 'Outremer / Par La Flotte' entry marking in red (Jan 20) at left and rated '9' décimes due in manuscript. Slight aging but scarce.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6003 Chile

    1848 (July 15): Cover from Valparaiso to Constitucion with superb strikes of straight line FRANCA and VALPARAISO in red with manuscript '8 rs.' rate. Carried by Ship's Captain, a fresh and fine cover with near complete Customs (Valparaiso La Aduana) red wax seal on reverse.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6004 Chile

    1852 (Jan 2): Cover at double rate from Ballenar to Santiago with BALLENAR and FRANCA handstamps struck in lilac, somewhat over-scored by "2+4=6" rates in manuscript (2 reales ship plus 4 reales inland postage), and fair strikes of CABOTAJE and VALPARAISO straight line handstamps applied in transit in red. Scarce.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6457.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6005 Chile

    1869 (Aug 2): Entire letter from Valparaiso to New York endorsed 'per Steamer via Panama', mailed at British P.O. and struck with fine Crown PAID AT VALPARAISO in red (with full stop after Valparaiso) with double arc cds of despatch in black on reverse (Aug 3). British P.O. PANAMA cds of transit (Aug 20) and circular 'Steamship / 20' applied on arrival with manuscript docketing of receipt (Sept 2). A fine and unusually late usage of the Crown Paid handstamp Gi. CC2 = £ 500/Scott = $ 525.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6473.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6006 Chile

    Peru Steamship Navigation Company 1844 (Dec 20): Cover from Serena to Santiago endorsed 'por favor del Sr. P. Ovalle', struck with fine CABOTAJE handstamp in red with manuscript '1+2=3' reales due (1 real for PSNC and 2 reales for inland Postage). Unfortunately docketed in manuscript in biro on reverse but scarce.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6007 Chile

    Peru Steamship Navigation Company 1850 (June 30): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija, Bolivia struck with two line VAPOR N. GRANADA / P in watery blue-green ink (Doublet NG2). Internal docketing of receipt (July 6). A fine strike of this rare Steamship handstamp.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6464.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6008 Chile

    Peru Steamship Navigation Company 1850-52 (circa): Cover from Copiapo via Valparaiso to Santiago endorsed 'por el Vapor' in manuscript, struck with five handstamps: straight line COPIAPO and FRANCA in deep red, these over-struck in transit with CABOTAJE and VALPARAISO in pale red with rare usage of PSNC barred numeral handstamp "4" in black at upper left. Docketed in manuscript '1+2=3' reales due. An unusual cover.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6009 Chile

    Peru Steamship Navigation Company 1854 (Feb 28): Entire letter from Valparaiso to San Francisco (Gibb correspondence), struck with superb VAPOR BOGOTA / P handstamp in black (Doublet BOG 1, in use from June 1852), this being the latest recorded usage of this handstamp. Struck on arrival with '25' (US cents) due marking (fee for postage from Panama to US), internally dated upon receipt (April 2). A few light age spots mentioned for accuracy but rare.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6460.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6010 Chile

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    London Printing 1853: Perkins Bacon imperforate Plate Proof for the 5 c. value in bright red-brown on very blued paper watermarked 'C. WILMOT / 1851', the famous block of thirty-six (12 x 3) from Plate I showing 2½ complete rows, with full sheet margins from the top of sheet and the italic imprint "Es preciso colocar las estampas arriba de la direccion y hacia la derecha  En mojando el Dorso es preciso cuidar de no quitar el cimento" in red-brown at top ("It is important to put the stamps above the address on the right side, you must wet the back and be careful not to remove the cement"). Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 6 and in 'Los Primeros Sellos de Chile' by Joaquin Galvez on colour plate 2. A wonderful and unique multiple of outstanding provenance and importance. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3005; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 883.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6011 Chile

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    First London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, wmk. pos. 1, a fine unused example with ample to large margins all round, of fresh resonant colour, without gum. An extremely rare stamp unused - it should be noted that some great collections of the past, Albert Quast, Dale-Lichtenstein for example, never obtained an example and the stamp is very much under-catalogued. Cert. Sociedad Filatelica de Chile (1977), BPA (1992) Gi. 1 = £ 550/Scott = $ 650.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, Spink, Zurich, Dec 1991, lot 895.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6012 Chile

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    First London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, wmk. pos. 1, a fine unused example with good to huge margins all round, of fresh colour, without gum and showing the 'Ivory Head'. An extremely rare stamp unused - it should be noted that some great collections of the past, Albert Quast, Dale-Lichtenstein for example, never obtained an example and the stamp is very much under-catalogued. Signed Calves. Philatelic Foundation (1994) Gi. 1 = £ 550/Scott = $ 650.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6293.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6013 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on deeply blued paper, a remarkable vertical strip of four with large margins on three sides and just touched at top, in a fine deep shade neatly cancelled by six bar target handstamps in black. Minor bends on two stamps not affecting the exquisite appearance of this scarce multiple. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 1 = £ 240+/Scott = $ 600+.rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 10.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6014 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on deeply blued paper, wmk. pos. 1 with sheet marginal lines at right, a used block of four with large to just touched margins all round, first stamp with closed tear and the block with minor bend, cancelled by four strikes of the six bar target handstamps in black. A charming multiple with just three used blocks of four of this stamp recorded, all of which have imperfections. Rare. Cert. Moorhouse (2011) Gi. 1 = £ 240++/Scott = $ 600++.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6015 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a fine example infintessimally touched at left, used on entire letter from Santiago to San Fernando tied by six barred target handstamp in black, the entire being clearly dated inside "Sant.o. Julio 4, 1853" and thus used on the fourth day of issue. Sold together with the article in 'Chile Filatelico' dated December 1976 illustrating the find of this 'first day' cover. The earliest recorded cover bearing a 'Colon' stamp and of great rarity. Cert. Moorhouse (1997).rnNote: July 1, 1853 was a Friday, thus it is probable that the stamps were held back and introduced on Monday, July 4, 1853.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6016 Chile

    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a horizontal strip of four used on 1854 entire letter from Valparaiso to Santiago at 1 ounce rate, margins large to touched, neatly tied by seven barred target handstamps in black with 'Valparaiso' cds in red below (Jan 3). A fine and extremely attractive #1 cover: just two covers are recorded with strips of four on letter, this being the unique horizontal strip. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3026; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 780.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6017 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, the famous 1853 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso bearing five single examples, all with generally large margins all round, each stamp neatly tied by six barred target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO straight line handstamp above in black. The inside of the letter with the date of sending (July 16, 1853 and thus in the third week of issue) as the straight line handstamp was used in lieu of the circular datestamp: this being the earliest usage thus. One or two tiny acid ink imperfections of no significance. Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 5. An exceedingly lovely cover of impeccable provenance for the connoisseur of classic philately. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, June 1958, lot 571; Corinphila sale 49 (Nachtrag / Supplement), April 1963, lot 6210; Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 348; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 922.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6018 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a used example with touched to large margins all round, used on 1854 entire letter from Copiapo to Morlaix, France cancelled by seven barred target handstamp in red with corresponding COPIAPO cds (March 3, 1854) at left in same ink. Two line PANAMA / TRANSIT in red and three line dated PANAMA / TRANSIT in black (March 28) on obverse and thence via London (April 17) and Calais to destination, where charged with handstruck '21' décimes in black. A fine and very rare entire. Cert. Jörg Maier (2008).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6019 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, wmk. pos. 1, a fine unused example with clear to good margins all round in a deep shade, fresh and fine but for minor natural paper flaw, unused without gum. A very rare stamp unused - it should be noted that prominent collectors such as Albert Quast, Alfred H. Caspary possessed no unused examples. Cert. RPSL (1994) Gi. 2 = £ 425/Scott = $ 1'000.rnProvenance: Collection of King Carol of Romania; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 3300.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6020 Chile

    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, wmk. pos. 2, an unused example with clear margins all round and showing the 'Ivory Head' on reverse, in a less bright shade than usually found, fresh and fine, without gum. A rare stamp unused - it should be noted that prominent collectors such as Albert Quast, Alfred H. Caspary possessed no unused examples. Signed Calves Gi. 2 = £ 425/Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6021 Chile

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    First London Printing 1853 (July): 10 c. deep blue on slightly blued paper, wmk. pos. 2, a used example in a rich shade, large margins all round, neatly cancelled in black. Not illustrated in Edition D'Or XXVI. Scarce and very fine, a choice example. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 2 = £ 100/Scott = $ 175.rnrnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3053; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 926.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6022 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on blued paper, wmk. pos. 2, a fine used horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, of rich colour and showing the blued paper and 'Ivory Head', lightly cancelled by six barred target handstamps in black. A fine pair. Opinion Holcombe (1988). Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1998) Gi. 2a = £ 1'400/Scott = $ 450.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6023 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, wmk. pos. 1, a horizontal strip of five with very large margins all round for this issue, of fine fresh colour and cancelled by somewhat unclear target handstamps in black with trace of manuscript ink marks. The first stamp with vertical crease but an exceptional and scarce multiple. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 2 = £ 500+/Scott = $ 750+.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3068; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 939.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6024 Chile

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    First London Printing 1853 (July): 10 c. deep blue on slightly blued paper, two single examples with just shaved to mostly large margins all round, paying the 1 ounce rate on 1854 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by six barred target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO cds of despatch below (April 14) in red. Not illustrated in Edition D'Or XXVI. File fold away from adhesives and one back flap torn but a scarce franking. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6308.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6025 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, a large margined horizontal pair with portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1854 double rate (1 ounce) cover to Valparaiso cancelled by six barred target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO datestamp (July 6) in red adjacent. The cover with file fold well away from the superb adhesives, an exquisite cover. Signed Miro. Cert. RPSL (1981), BPA (1992) Gi. 2 = £ 500+/Scott = $ 700+.rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 359; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 943.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6026 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, a vertical strip of three with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, just touched at top right, used on 1854 cover to Santiago cancelled by seven barred target handstamp in black. VALPARAISO datestamp (May 8) also ties the top stamp in red. The cover underpaid and taxed with manuscript "10 c." at left. An extremely attractive and rare multiple of the first issue on letter and one of the very few taxed first issue frankings. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997) Gi. 2 = £ 500/Scott = $ 700+.rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 799.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6027 Chile

    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, four single examples with generally large margins all round, used on second sheet of 1854 entire letter to Valparaiso at 2 ounce rate, cancelled by three strikes of the six barred target handstamp in black with SANTIAGO datestamp (April 6) in red alongside. File fold well away from adhesives, a fine and attractive first issue high franking of considerable charm and great rarity: the largest multiple usage of the 1853 10 centavos on letter. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 800.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6028 Chile

    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, a horizontally bisected example, lower half of stamp, used on 1855 cover to San Felipe tied by target handstamp in black with VALPARAISO datestamp in red at left (Sept 8). A fine and very rare usage of the 1853 issue, especially bisected horizontally - believed unique. Cert. Corinphila (1996) Gi. 2b = £ 500+/Scott = $ 800. rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3084; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 801.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6029 Chile

    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, a vertically bisected example, left half of stamp, roughly separated, used on 1854 entire letter to Santiago tied by target handstamp in black with VALPARAISO datestamp in red at left (Aug 28). Some edge wear to cover but an extremely rare usage of the 1853 issue. Cert. Corinphila (1996) Gi. 2b = £ 500+/Scott = $ 800.rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 802.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6030 Chile

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    London Printing 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued paper in a vertical pair and single 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, used on the famous cover from Copiapo to Córdoba, with the 5 c. pair with four margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, the 10 c. with ample to large margins. The 5 c. pair tied by two strikes on each stamp of the seven barred target handstamp in red possibly struck twice because of the weak contrast of a red cancellation on a red stamp and the 10 c. with a single strike, wonderfully contrasting with COPIAPO straight line handstamp centrally struck in red. Reverse with manuscript docketing of receipt (March 1). The rate to Argentina was double the internal rate, thus this cover is fully prepaid for a ½ letter. Mixed frankings of the first two stamps of Chile are rarities. An exceptional and quite beautiful cover for the connoisseur of classic philately. Cert. Holcombe (1985).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 49 (Nachtrag / Supplement), April 1963, lot 6216; Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 352; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6296.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6031 Chile

    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep (rose) red-brown, imperforate Plate Proof block of four on unwatermarked medium wove paper without gum, marginal from left of sheet with "..reciso cuidar de no quitar el cim(ento)" italic imprint. Minor thin, small corner bend and slight aging of no great significance, a scarce and most attractive multiple: this initial Trial Printing of what is believed to have been just 5 sheets (1'200 stamps) is irrefutably the most accomplished production of the first Colon issues. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 804.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6032 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. pale red-brown on white paper, wmk. pos. 1, a fine unused example with large margins on three sides, close at lower left but clear, of fresh vibrant colour, unused without gum. A very rare stamp in unused condition. Cert. Sociedad Filatelica de Chile (1977) Gi. 4 = £ 850/Scott = $ 600.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6033 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish brown, wmk. pos. 1, fresh and very fine unused example with narrow to large margins all round, of rich colour, fresh and very fine unused. A rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi. 5 = £ 400/Scott = $ 650.rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 880.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6034 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep (rose) reddish brown, wmk. pos. 1, a fine unused example in a bright vibrant shade from the earlier printings, large even margins all round, fresh and very fine, large part og. (and scarce thus). A rare stamp so fine. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi. = £ 400/Scott = $ 650.rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 805.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6035 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish brown, wmk. pos. 1, fine slightly blurred impression showing heaping of the ink, the exceptional unused horizontal pair with margins all round, in a very 'red' shade on quadrille paper, fresh and very fine unused without gum. A beautiful and extremely rare multiple for the connoisseur. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi. 5 = £ 800++/Scott = 1'300++.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3103; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 885.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6036 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish brown, wmk. pos. 1, a used block of six (3 x 2), marginal from left of sheet with small part marginal inscription, close but clear at lower right with large margins all round, minor horizontal ironed bend not affecting the appearance (and not mentioned on certificate), lightly cancelled by target handstamps in black. An exceedingly scarce multiple, even the Galvez collection only possessed a block of four. Exceptional exhibition piece. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 79; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 969.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6037 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, used example with large margins on three sides and shaved at top but with portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, used on 1854 second sheet of entire letter from Valparaiso to Santiago tied by target handstamp in black. VALPARAISO cds in red at right (March 18). Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6038 Chile

    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, a fine clear impression with clear to good margins all round, used on 1855 entire letter endorsed 'por Vapor' from Santiago to Bordeaux, France tied by target handstamp in black with SANTIAGO despatch cds alongside (Sept 29) in red. The 5 centavos paying the internal postage to Valparaiso, thence via PSNC Steamer to Panama with two line PANAMA / TRANSIT in red, reverse with London cds (Nov 14) and thence via Calais to Bordeaux. A charming and extremely scarce usage to an overseas destination. Signed Holcombe.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6039 Chile

    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, a horizontal strip of four with touched to huge margins, on 1854 second sheet of entire 1 ounce letter from Valparaiso to Santiago, tied by target handstamps in black. VALPARAISO cds in red at right (Feb 9) - a rare early usage of the issue. A delightful multiple and a most attractive cover. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 902.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6040 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, a horizontal strip of six used on 1854 cover at 30 centavos rate for 1½ ounces from Santiago to Valparaiso, the strip in a fresh vibrant shade with margins on three sides and just shaved at top, neatly cancelled by five strikes of the six barred target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO cds in red below (Aug 8). A magnificent and extremely rare multiple on a famous cover. Cert. RPSL (1978).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3172.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6041 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, an astonishing block of eight (4 x 2) used on 1856 cover at 40 centavos rate for a 2 ounce letter from Santiago to Valparaiso, the block in a fresh clear shade with huge margins on three sides and just shaved at upper left, with portions of three adjoining stamps at base and crossed by file fold. SANTIAGO despatch cds in red at right (April 24). A splendid cover - the second highest recorded multiple of this stamp either on or off cover (a strip of eight on cover was in the Jean Dupont collection, lot 379). An exceptional and most attractive cover for the connoisseur. Cert. Moorhouse (2009).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6042 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Demadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, an exceptional vertical pair in a rich dark shade, large margins all round and marginal from lower right corner of the sheet (positions 228/240), used with two Desmadryl September 1854 10 c. blue, each with margins all round, on delightful 1855 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso, tied by six barred target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO despatch datestamp at left (Aug 17) in red. An absolutely stunning cover of great rarity and beauty. Cert. Holcombe (1985).rnrnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3272; Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1237.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6043 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. chestnut-brown, wmk. pos. 1, a superb used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by complete target handstamp in black. Cert. BPA (1994) Scott = $ 200.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 210.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6044 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. chestnut-brown, wmk. pos. 1, a used horizontal strip of four with enormous margins all round for such a multiple, of fine colour and neatly cancelled by four strikes of the target handstamp in black. An exquisite and rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 3 = £ 300+/Scott = $ 600+.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 966.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6045 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep chestnut-brown, two fine used examples, each with good even margins all round, used on 1854 entire letter endorsed 'per Vapor Ingles' from Santiago to Lima; tied by two strikes of the circular target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO cds in red of despatch (Feb 14) and carried North from Valparaiso on PSNC Steamer with fine VAPOR SANTIAGO / P handstamp in black. Reverse with circular 'Vapor / Lima / 1854' handstamp of arrival in blue. A very early usage of the Desmadryl issue on a remarkable and extremely rare entire, especially used to a destination abroad. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 975.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6046 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. pos. 3, an unused example with large margins all round, of resplendent rich colour and very fine, without gum. An exceptional example of this rare stamp. Cert. BPA (1996) Gi. 10 = £ 1'700/Scott = $ 1'800.rnProvenance: Collectiom Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3210; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 847.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6047 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. pos. 4, a used example with huge margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, in a very dark shade - darker than the normal burnt sienna but, in this describer's opinion, a tad lighter than the chocolate - neatly cancelled in black. Cert. BPA (1992, certificate states 'chocolate') Gi. 10 = £ 450/Scott = $ 300.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 990.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6048 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. pos. 4, a used horizontal pair with large margins all round, in an extremely deep shade for this stamp, lightly cancelled by neat target handstamps in black. Minor ironed bends not affecting the appearance of a delightful and rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1994) Gi. 10 = £ 900+/Scott = $ 600+.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6049 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. pos. 4, a used horizontal strip of four with ample to large margins on three sides and just shaved at left, of excellent vibrant colour and lightly cancelled in black. Reverse with remainder of ink from the original cover. A charming and excessively rare multiple. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 10 = £ 1'800+/Scott = $ 1'200+.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1011.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6050 Chile

    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, a horizontal pair in a very deep shade (chocolate group), with large margins on three sides, just clear at top and portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO cds (July 31) in red at right. A fine and very rare cover. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 435; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 846.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6051 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, a vertical strip of four with good to large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, used on 1855 cover from Valparaiso to Santiago tied by four strikes of target handstamp in black with VALPARAISO cds of despatch below (Jan 14) in red. The cover with minor file fold barely disturbing the lower stamp in the strip. The stamps in the definitive Burnt Sienna shade and very fine with vertical strips being scarcer than horizontal. A rare multiple on an attractive letter. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1213; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6342.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6052 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena in a 'ginger' shade, shaved at left and with large margins on the other three sides, used with Desmadryl February 1854 5 c. deep reddish-brown with three large margins, on 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso, lightly tied by target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO despatch datestamp at left (Nov 12). The Desmadryl 5 c. from position 122 and thus showing the constant Plate Flaw: Line through first 'O' of CORREOS and 'OLO' of COLON and 'C' of FRANCO. Slight file fold stain but a scarce and attractive mixed issue franking, especially so showing the major Plate Flaw of the issue. Certs. BPA (1999), Moorhouse (2010).
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6053 Chile

    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena (chocolate group, a deep shade on yellow paper), a fine example of rich colour with large margins all round used with 1854 Desmadryl 10 c. deep blue, shaved at left but with huge margins on three sides showing adjoining stamp at top, tied to 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso by target cancels in black. SANTIAGO cds of despatch in red at right (Feb 21). Whilst the official tariff has no 15 centavos rate, this was utilised in the early years of adhesive issues for letters weighing just over ½ ounce. An outstanding combination of issues on letter and of great scarcity. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 429; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 845.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6054 Chile

    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Chocolate Brown, wmk. pos. 2, a used example with huge margins all round and small portions of adjoining stamps at left and at top, in a lovely rich very dark shade - lightly cancelled in black. A rarity and very fine. Cert. Corinphila (1996) Gi. 11 = £ 750/Scott = $ 2'000.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3193; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1991, lot 838.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6055 Chile

    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Dark Chocolate Brown, wmk. pos. 1, a used example of clear impression with huge margins all round for this stamp, printed in a lovely extremely dark rich chocolate shade, crisply cancelled in black. A great rarity and a most attractive stamp, possibly the finest known in used condition, with in all probability, just one or two sheets printed in this colour. A fantastic example of Gillet's talent and a lovely stamp for the connoisseur of classic philately Gi. 11 = £ 750/Scott = $ 2'000.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6056 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Deep Chocolate Brown, a large margined used example with portion of adjoining stamp at base, in the true rich chocolate shade, neatly tied to 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso by target handstamp in black with SANTIAGO despatch cds (Feb 22) in red at right. Minor file folds well away from the delightful adhesive, a magnificent example of this great rarity used on a famous and most attractive cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997) Gi. 11 = £ 2'500+/Scott = $ 900+.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3189; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 840.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6057 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Deep Chocolate Brown, a fine horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round, used on 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso, lightly tied by somewhat smudged target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO datestamp (Jan 10) alongside in red. The pair is in the 'true' dark chocolate shade with an astonishing depth of colour and impression, the cover with two minor file folds well away from the exceptional adhesives. A rarity of Chilean classic philately. Cert. BPA (1991). Gi. 11 = £ 2'500+.rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 427; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 993.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6058 Chile

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    Recess by Henri Gillet from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (April): 5 c. Deep Chocolate Brown, the extraordinary and famous cover bearing two fine horizontal pairs, each with huge margins all round and the left pair showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, used on 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso, well tied by seven barred target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO datestamp (May 21) below in red. Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 9. The pairs are in the 'true' dark chocolate shade, with a wondrous depth of colour and impression - a highlight of both South American philately and without doubt one of the most important showpieces for all Chilean philately. A beautiful cover. Certs. Holcombe (1984), BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 994.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6059 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. very deep red-brown, wmk. pos. 2, an unused example with ample to large margins all round in a deep vibrant shade, fresh and very fine with part og. Extremely rare stamp, most especially so with original gum. One of the finest of all the few known examples. Cert. Moorhouse (2008) Gi. 8 = £ 1'400/Scott = $ 1'500.rnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 107.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6060 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. very deep 'matt' brown, wmk. pos. 1, an unused example in an extraordinary shade, with ample to large margins all round, fresh and very fine unused. Tiny scissor cut in margin at lower left well away from the design. A choice example of an unused Lithograph and this describer has not traced another unused example in this shade. An outstanding example of this rare stamp. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Moorhouse (2008) Gi. 7 = £ 1'100/Scott = $ 1'000.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3274; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 111.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6061 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. orange-brown, wmk. pos. 3, a fine unused example in a rose-red shade, clear even margins all round, without gum. A delightful and rare stamp. Cert. Moorhouse (2008) Gi. 7a/Scott = $ $ 1'450.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3297; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 113.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6062 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. red-brown, wmk. pos. 3, a fine unused example with good to just shaved margin at top, of rich colour, position 62 on the sheet showing the Lithographic Transfer variety at top with crushed "REOS PO" of "CORREOS PORTE" at top of stamp, Blank 5/Vt 5/16, fresh and very fine for such a great unused rarity - position 62 is without doubt the most prominent of the major Transfer varieties from the top of the stamp - all unused Transfer varieties being major rarities. Cert. RPSL (2008). rnrn 
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6063 Chile

    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. red-brown, five Lithographed examples and five Desmadryl recess Santiago printing 5 c. red-brown, all good to fine used applied by shade on the original Joaquin Galvez 'Our Discovery' page - proving that Desmadryl printed the engraved issue as well as the Lithographed. Unfortunately, Mr. Galvez has since been proved incorrect in this assertion as it is now confirmed that Henri Gillet printed the litho issue. A fascinating and historic philatelic document.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez; Collection Jean Dupont, Balsse, May 1981, lot 161.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6064 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. brown, wmk. pos.1, a fine used example from the lower left corner of the sheet, with large margins all round and with pre-printing paper-fold running from upper right corner of the stamp to the back of Colombus's neck. The stamp also showing the marginal line watermark at left and at base and Lithographic Transfer Flaw with PURTE for PORTE at top and FRAMCO for FRANCO (Blank 5/Vt 5/1), lightly cancelled in black leaving the flaw clear. Illustrated in 'First Issue of Postage Stamps' by Gerhard Blank on plate 25. Scarce and most unusual stamp. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 6 var.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3290; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1035.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6065 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. brown, wmk. pos.2, a fine used example with clear to large margins all round and with portion of adjoining stamp at top, with the dramatic Lithographic Transfer Flaw "Squeezed CENTAVOS" with just the 'OS' of CENTAVOS showing at base (Blank 5/Vt 1/3) leaving the stamp measuring 21½ mm. instead of 23 mm., neatly cancelled in black leaving the variety mostly clear. Exceptional and rare. Signed A. Diena. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 6 var.rnProvenance: Collection Count Welczek; Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3280; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1032.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6066 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. brown, wmk. pos.2, a used example with margins on two sides and touched on other two, showing the Lithographic Transfer Flaw with small crushed "S" in CENTAVOS and fold through '5' and ENT of CENTAVOS and, above in the "C" of CHILE (Blank 5/Vt.3/2), neatly cancelled by light complete target handstamp in black. Illustrated in 'First Issue of Postage Stamps' by Gerhard Blank on plate 23. Cert. Holcombe (1992).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6067 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. red-brown, wmk. pos.3, an attractive used horizontal strip of three, large margins on three sides, close but clear at right, in a lovely rich 'chestnut' shade neatly cancelled by target handstamps in black. A choice and exceptional multiple. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 9 = £ 675+/Scott = $ 900+.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1059.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6068 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. deep red-brown, wmk. pos. 4, the famous used block of six (2 x 3) with part of CORREOS watermark across the top stamps, full margin at top and at base, shaved at sides, slight closed tear into lower right stamp and small tear at left on fifth stamp, imperfections of no significance as this is one of but two Lithographed blocks this size and only one other larger multiple is recorded, cancelled by six strikes of the target handstamp in black. A great rarity.rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3334; Corinphila sale 80, March 1990, lot 5515; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 121.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6069 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. brown, a used example in a deep shade with large margins on three sides and clear to infintessimally shaved at upper right, used on 1854 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by target handstamp in black and by SANTIAGO cds in red (Sept 6). Two file folds well away from adhesive, a scarce cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994) Gi. 8 = £ 400/Scottt = $ 900.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6376.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6070 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c, red-brown, a fine used example with large even margins all round, used on 1854 cover from Valparaiso to Lima, Peru tied by six barred target handstamp in black. VALPARAISO despatch cds in red below (Aug 15). The letter sheet bears no other markings, however the 5 centavos paid the local rate and the cover was presumably handed to a PSNC Captain for onward transmission (the decree for obligatory franking via the PSNC was not signed until April 1856). A most attractive and appealing cover. Signed R. Mondolfo. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6071 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. pale red-brown, a used horizontal pair in a 'rosy' shade, with margin just clear at top to large margins on three sides and portion of adjoining stamp at left, used on internally docketed 7 November 1854 second sheet of entire letter from Chañarcillo to Valparaiso tied by CHAÑARCILLO straight line despatch handstamp in black. The handstamp slightly smudged but a very rare usage of a straight line handstamp on a Lithographed issue cover. Cert. Moorhouse (2008).rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 410; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 127.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6072 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. red-orange-brown, a used horizontal strip of four in this delicate shade, showing some misalignment, with huge margins on three sides and just shaved at right, on 1854 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso at 1 ounce rate cancelled by six bar target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO cds of despatch at right in red (Oct 11). A remarkable and exceptional multiple on letter. Cert. Moorhouse (2008).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3170; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 126.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6073 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. pale red-brown, a superb horizontal strip of six in a rosy pastel shade of fine impression, with clear to mostly huge margins all round with portions of adjoining stamps at left and at right, used on the famous 1855 cover from Cauqenes to Valparaiso at 1½ ounce rate, internally docketed Oct 29, tied by eight strikes of the six barred target handstamp with CAUQUENES straight line despatch handstamp in red below. Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 12. Minor central file fold does not detract from the appearance of a quite stunningly attractive and beautiful cover. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 418; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1072.
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6074 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. pale red-brown, single example, horizontal strip of three and strip of four, margins clear to large all round but for single shaved at right and the strip of three similarly touched, all used on the famous 1854 cover to Valparaiso at 2 ounce rate, the stamps formerly a strip of eight, neatly tied by seven target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO cds of despatch in red (Sept 11). The stamps lifted for checking and replaced (1974) and the cover with minor creasing of absolutely no importance. A splendid and rare franking for the specialist. Certs. RPSL (1979), BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Roger Leret, Harmers, Nov 1955, lot 363; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1071.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6075 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. deep red-brown, fine impression, a used horizontal strip of five and a single example, the strip with large margins at top and at base with portions of adjoining stamp, minutely shaved at left and at right with third stamp small indentation at base and the single example just touched at right otherwise fine; used on spectacular 1854 second sheet of 1½  ounce entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso tied by six barred target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO cds of despatch at right (July 29) in red. File fold well away from the wonderful multiple, a superb and very rare franking. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3357; Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6379A.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6076 Chile

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    Lithographed by Henri Gillet 1854 (April-August): 5 c. red-orange-brown, a horizontal pair and a strip of four used with a further pair in in a deeper, duller shade, all with mostly large margins to just touched in places on 1854 final sheet of entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso at 2 ounce rate, tied by seven strikes of six barred target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds adjacent in red (Nov 11): A remarkable 40 centavos franking and an extraordinary demonstration of the trouble Gillet had in regulating the inks of the Lithographed issue. A spectacular and most impressive franking. Cert. Moorhouse (2008).rnProvenance: Collection R.A.G. Lea, RL, June 1994, lot 2039; Collection 'Islander', Siegel, June 2008, lot 124.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6077 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept / 1855 (Feb): The two most legendary and important mint multiples in Chilean philately with the February 1855 5 c. pale reddish brown, wmk. pos.1, the famous unused block, with a marginal block of six, a single example and a vertical marginal pair forming the irregular block of nine, of outstanding rich colour with large margins all round and just the fourth stamp imperceptibly shaved at top, with italic imprint at base "(coloc)ar las estamp(illas arriba de) la direccion y hacia la derecha En moja(ndo)". Positions 219-220-221-222-223 / 231--233-234-235 on the sheet of 240 subjects. Minor imperfections and position 235 with minor scuff on face of no significance, some slight ancient paper adherence on reverse otherwise fresh and very fine with large part original gum. A fantastic block (the block of six alone would be the largest known multiple), illustrated in Edition D'Or XXVI on page 95, illustrated in 'Los Primeros Sellos de Chile' by Joaquin Galvez on colour plate 3. The 'pièce de resistance' of Chilean classic philately. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997).rnrnProvenance 5 centavos: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3144.rn                   Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 56.rn                   Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95. Dec 1996, lot 886.rnrnoffered together with the September 1854 Desmadryl printing 10 c. slate blue, wmk. position 1, with marginal 'CORREOS', the equally famous unused sheet marginal block of ten (5 x 2) from top of sheet, positions 6-10/18-22, in wonderfully fresh condition in a sharp impression, with huge margins on three sides and sixth stamp cut into at base, showing part sheet marginal inscription "hacia la derecha  En mojando el Dorso es preciso cuidar de no..." at top. The block was found attached to the reverse flap of a November 1854 cover addressed to Buenos Aires, the obverse of the cover bearing a marginal horizontal pair of 10 c. with imprint "..s arriba de la direccion y" showing part of the "h" of "hacia" and thus adjoining the block of ten, the block being unnecessary to the cover and probably left there in error as the rate to Argentina was only double the internal tariff. Minute trivial thins and tiny scissor cut in margin only at top well away from the design and not affecting the splendid appearance, reverse with slight indentation made by the original wax seal which can be seen against the light. The block was obviously lightly adhering to the reverse of the cover and was removed prior to 1926, fully preserving the gum proved by the two tiny specks of red wax on the large part original gum. The largest recorded multiple of the Desmadryl 10 centavos and the only recorded unused block. Illustrated in 'Chile First Issues of Postage Stamps 1853-1867' by Gerhard Blank on colour plate 4. An outstanding multiple of extraordinary beauty and perfect provenance. One of the most important pieces of both Chilean and South American classic philately. Unique. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997).rnrnProvenance: Described in the Kohl Handbook in 1925 on page 652. Collections Marco del Pont and Dr. Hahn (prior to 1926), R.F.A. Riesco (1926)*, Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, June 1958, lot 641; Collection Josiah K. Lilly, Siegel, Dec 1968, lot 97; Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3238; Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 860.rnrnNote: R.F.A.Riesco exhibited this block in the International Exhibition at Grand Central Palace, New York, Oct 16-26, 1926. In his four frame collection mentioned in the catalogue for the exhibition is a "marginal mint block of ten of the 10c. Desmadryl printing of 1854."rnCorinphila would like to thank Jörg Maier for the photographs of the original November 1854 cover that resides in his collection.rnrnThe above two multiples represent the most important mint multiples of Chilean classic philately and are offered together for the first time as one lot, the previous owners alone, from Riesco, Caspary, Lilly, Galvez, Dupont, Hubbard and Hackmey represent a 'roll-call' of many of the greatest collectors known to Chilean philately since its inception as a hobby. A wonderful opportunity to obtain the two major mint multiples of Chile.rnrnrnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 75,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 6078 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1855 (Feb): 5 c. pale reddish brown, wmk. pos. 1, an exceptional used example, with ample to large margins all round, marginal from top of sheet showing lined watermark. A superb stamp. Cert. BPA (1994).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6079 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1855 (Feb): 5 c. reddish brown, a fine used horizontal strip of three in a rich shade with huge margins all round and portions of five adjoining stamps at left, at right and at top, neatly tied to small piece by target handstamps in black. A charming piece. Cert. Holcombe (1994).
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6080 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1855 (Feb): 5 c. reddish brown, wmk. pos. 1, the used block of four with clear margins all round, of fresh colour and clear impression, neatly cancelled by six barred target handstamps in black. Minor corner bend at lower right of no significance - an exceptionally fine and rare multiple. Certs. A. Diena (1963), BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 69; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 968.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6081 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1855 (Feb): 5 c. pale reddish brown, the delightful horizontal strip of six with good to large margins all round, imperceptibly touched at right, with portion of adjoining stamp at top, used on 1855 cover at 1½ ounce rate from Santiago to Valparaiso cancelled by seven strikes of the target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO cds of despatch below (May 9) in red. A cover of great charm, beauty and rarity. Cert. BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 375; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 983.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6082 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1855 (Feb): 5 c. reddish brown, a fine used horizontal strip of three with ample to large margins all round, paying the ½ ounce rate + Sea Postage of 5 centavos on 1856 cover endorsed 'por Vapor' from Copiapo to Valparaiso tied by light strikes of target handstamps in black. COPIAPO despatch cds in black at left (April 20). Ironed bend at top but a charming and scarce franking. Cert. BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 981.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6083 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Jan-Feb): 5 c. deep reddish-brown, a fine used four margined example with horizontal pair of Desmadryl 10 c. slate-blue, just touched to large margins on three sides, tied to 1854 cover from Concepcion to Valparaiso endorsed "por el N. Granada" (PSNC Steamer) by target handstamps in black. The cover carried at 1 ounce rate + Sea Postage of 5 centavos, with some staining and imperfections but a very scarce example of the 25 centavos rate. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6330.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6084 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. deep blue, three single examples, all with four margins all round, used on 1855 second sheet of entire letter at 1½ ounce rate from Santiago to Valparaiso, tied by light target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds at right in red (Nov 7). A fresh and fine cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6085 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. deep blue, a fine diagonally bisected example, lower left half of stamp showing portion of adjoining stamp, used on 1855 entire letter from Valparaiso to Santiago tied by target handstamp in black. VALPARAISO cds of despatch below in red (July 25). File fold well away from adhesive, a fine and scarce entire. Cert. BPA (1992) Gi. 16a = £ 275/Scott = $ 450.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, ex lot 1097.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6086 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. greenish blue, a diagonally bisected example, top left of stamp with large margin and portion of adjoining stamps, used on cover to Santiago tied by target handstamp in black with VALPARAISO cds of despatch alongside (May 24) in red. Some acid ink in address but attractive. Certs. Fulpius (1950), BPA (1992). Gi. 16a = £ 275/Scott = $ 450.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1098.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6087 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. slate blue, a fine horizontally bisected example, lower left half of stamp with good margins, used on undated cover from Melipilla to Santiago tied by six barred target handstamp in black. Straight line MELIPILLA handstamp of despatch in red alongside at left. A fine and scarce entire. Cert. BPA (1992). Gi. 16a = £ 275/Scott = $ 450.rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, ex lot 1097.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6088 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. blue, a vertically bisected example, left half of stamp, used on 1855 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso, underpaid and charged Postage Due with circular '10' handstamp in red (double the deficiency) alongside SANTIAGO cds (March 19) in red. An extremely rare usage and a fresh and fine cover. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, ex lot 1097.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6089 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. deep blue, wmk. pos. 2, a wonderful used example from top of sheet, (position 9) with huge margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left, part sheet marginal imprint above "(D)orso es preciso c(iudar)", neatly cancelled by light target handstamp in black. Undoubtedly the finest known used example. An absolute gem for the connoisseur. Signed Brun. Cert. BPA (1992).rnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 117; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1076.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6090 Chile

    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. blue, wmk. pos. 1, a fine used horizontal pair, marginal from top of sheet with close to large margins all round and small part of italic imprint at top, neatly cancelled by light target handstamps in black. A choice pair. Gi. 15 = £ 220+/Scott = $ 300+.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6353.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6091 Chile

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    Recess by Narciso Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon Plates 1854 (Sept): 10 c. pale blue, wmk. pos. 3, a fine used example with large margins all round, cancelled by light target handstamp in black. Cert. Holcombe (1992). Gi.16 = £ 120/Scott = $ 190.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6092 Chile

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    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. pos. 2, the unused horizontal strip of three of deep colour, with close to good margins all round and barely shaved at right, fresh and fine with large part og. Scarce stamp unused and woefully under-catalogued. Cert RPSL (1978) Gi.17 = £ 510+/Scott = $ 660+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Joaquin Galvez, Corinphila sale 62, May 1979, lot 3388; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1100.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6093 Chile

    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. pos. 2, a used example from lower right corner of the sheet, position 240, showing the marginal lined watermark, with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at left. A gem for the connoisseur.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1277.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6094 Chile

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    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. pos. 2, a used horizontal strip of five with clear to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps on all four sides, of excellent colour and neatly cancelled by six barred target handstamps in black. Exceptional and scarce multiple. Cert. RPSL (1994).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6390.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6095 Chile

    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. pos. 2, a used block of six with large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at left, of fine colour and neatly cancelled by six barred target handstamps in black. Some creasing but a scarce multiple.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, Oct 1994, lot 6392.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6096 Chile

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    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, a fine used example with huge margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps on all four sides, used on June 1859 cover from Santa Rosa to Santiago tied by superb strike of SANTA ROSA straight line handstamp in black. Scarce and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6097 Chile

    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, a used horizontal strip of four with good to large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps on three sides, used on 1856 cover from Valparaiso to Santiago tied by target handstamps in black and by manuscript "40" showing double the deficiency in original payment. VALPARAISO cds of despatch in red (July 11) and further struck with circular "40" (centavos) handstamp in red. A scarce cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1113.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6098 Chile

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    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, a horizontal strip of six with just shaved to large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at base and at right, used on 1857 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso at 1½ ounce rate, tied by target handstamps in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds in red (Aug 24) below. An attractive cover with the stamps in a deep shade. Certs. RPSL (1981), BPA (1992).rnrnProvenance: Collection Jean Dupont, Balasse, May 1981, lot 450; Collection Gerhard Blank, RL, Dec 1991, lot 1117.rn 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6099 Chile

    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, a horizontal strip of eight with shaved to large margins all round, used on 1857 cover from Santiago to Valparaiso paying the 2 ounce rate, tied by eight strikes of the target handstamp in black. SANTIAGO despatch cds below (Aug 25) in red. A rare and attractive high franking. Cert. Corinphila (1996).rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Islander', Corinphila sale 95, Dec 1996, lot 909.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 6100 Chile

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    London Printing by Perkins Bacon from New Plates 1855 (April): 5 c. red-brown on blued, a fine used block of four with ample to large margins all round and portions of adjoining stamps at left, somewhat roughly separated at base, tied to 1857 cover at 1 ounce rate from Santiago to Valparaiso by target handstamps in black with SANTIAGO datestamp of despatch (Aug 20) alongside in red. A fresh, fine and rare cover. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 1288.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF
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