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  • Lot# : 5001 Argentina

    1809 (Sept 13): Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Frederick Huth in Coruña, Spain struck with straight line MONTEVIDEO transit handstamp in red with large "10 Rs." due marking applied in orange ink upon arrival. A rare entire, presumably Huth was accompanying and supplying the British Forces in the Peninsular War (the Battle of Corunna was fought in January 1809). Rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5002 Argentina

    1848 (April 17): Entire letter written from Buenos Aires during the Anglo-French blockade of the Port (which effectively closed Buenos Aires for nearly five years), endorsed at left "per Spider Pkt." (a 10 gun Naval Brig operating in the River Plate) and transferred to the 'Crane' at Rio de Janeiro. Struck on arrival in Falmouth by a truly outstanding strike of "BUENOS AYRES / O" fleuron handstamp in red, where rated '2/7d.' in manuscript to pay on arrival.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5003 Argentina

    1866: Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Aachen endorsed 'via Bordeaux', struck on front with circular "BUENOS AYRES / PAQ.FR.K.No.1" datestamp (Dec 12) in black (Salles fig. 1037) and carried by the 'Carmel' to Montevideo. Struck in Paris with superb strike of framed Convention marking "F. / 48" in black (Salles fig. 3188), with Aachen arrival (Jan 22) on reverse in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5004 Argentina

    Confederation 1858 (May 1): 5 c. red, a used example with clear to large margins all round, on 1862 entire letter to Paranà endorsed "para la Victoria", tied by half-round "CORDOBA / FRANCA" handstamp in black with circular 'Correos de Paranà' arrival datestamp (Jan 28) in blue at left. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5005 Argentina

    Confederation 1858 (May 1): 10 c. green, small figures, an unused block of eight, divided by vertical interpanneau margin, large margins all round (scarce on this due to sheet alignment), creased between as usual, fresh and fine, stamps unmounted og. Rare Jalil 2EN = $ 500.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5006 Argentina

    Confederation 1858 (May 1): 10 c. green, a used example with ample to good margins all round, tied to January 6, 1859 entire letter from Salta to Rosario by framed "SALTA / FRANCA" handstamp in black. An attractive and scare entire. Signed V. Kneitschel Scott = $ 700.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 310.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5007 Argentina

    Confederation 1858 (May 1): 10 c. green, a diagonal bisect, slight fault, used on June 25, 1862 cover from Gualeguaychú to Buenos Aires, tied by bold strike of oval intaglio seal handstamp, attributed by Charles Jewell to a Riverboat handstamp of the "Goleta Minerva". This example is one of just three known strikes: one is on a 5 c. red used on May 2, 1862 cover from Gualeguaychú to BA, another on a famous piece with four wax seals at the edges of the 5 c. adhesive (this ex Corinphila, sale 49, Dec 1960, lot 2612) and this item which is probably the finest of the three strikes; copies of the these two items enclosed with the lot. A rarity.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5008 Argentina

    1862/63: Escuditos  5 c. rose, with accent, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to November 1862 entire letter from Tucuman to Salta by framed "FRANCA / TUCUMAN" handstamp in watery black ink. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5009 Argentina

    1862: Escuditos 5 c. rose and 10 c. yellow-green, both with accent over 'Ù', each with good to large margins, tied to small piece by complete "CORREO NACIONAL / del / ROSARIO" handstamp in blue. Scarce and fine. Signed Calves.rnrnProvenanace: Corinphila sale 83, Sept 1991, lot 5770.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5010 Argentina

    1862: Escuditos 10 c. green, with accent over Ú, an imperforate Proof impression with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at right, reverse showing 10 c. printed in black, unused without gum. Slight soiling but very scarce
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5011 Argentina

    1862: 15 c. blue, Sperati Forgery, a 'used' example with large margins all round and part 'Correos' datestamp in black. Signed Jean de Sperati on reverse. Scarce, a remarkably dangerous forgery.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5012 Argentina

    1863: 5 c. rose, no accent, an unused marginal block of nine from left of sheet, positions 15-17 / 22-24 / 29-31, in a pale shade, large margins all round, fine large part og. A scarce multiple Scott = $ 180+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5013 Argentina

    1863: Escuditos 5 c. rose, worn plate, a used horizontal pair on small piece, large margins all round, cancelled by neat 'Ponchito' handstamp in black. Scarce so fine.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5014 Argentina

    1862: Escuditos  5 c. rose, no accent, a used example with large margins all round, tied to 1862 entire letter from Cordoba to Santa Fé by half-round "CORDOBA / FRANCA" handstamp in black. The earliest recorded usage of this stamp on letter or piece, see Kneitschel (1974) page 216. Touched by file fold at left but an important entire.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5015 Argentina

    1863: Escuditos 10 c. green, without accent over U, a fine used example with large margins all round, tied to small piece by complete dotted oval lozenge of Gualeguaychu in black. Fine and scarce Scott = $ 250+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5016 Argentina

    1864: Escuditos 5 c. carmine-rose, no accent and thin 'C' in 'Centavos', a used horizontal strip of three with clear to large margins all round, tied by complete half-round CORDOBA / FRANCA in black. Scarce and attractive.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5017 Argentina

    1864: Rivadavia 5 c. brown-rose, wmk'd., imperforate, a superb used example with large margins all round, cancelled by "O.M." (Oficina Maritima) obliterator in blue. Signed A. Diena Scott = $ 250.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5018 Argentina

    1864/67: Rivadavia 5 c. brown-rose, perf. 11½, a used example on cover to Chivilcoy endorsed 'con un paquetito' at top, tied by unusual usage of oval framed fancy "Franco" handstamp in blue of the Mensagerias Argentinas Company. Slight closed tear at top not affecting the fine appearance of a most unusual cover, sold together with Charles Jewell's original typed notes regarding the cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Charles Jewell.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5019 Argentina

    1865: Rivadavia 5 c. brown-rose, perf. 11½, a used example on December 1865 cover to Buenos Aires, tied by oval framed "ADMON DE CORREOS / DEL / BARADERO" handstamp struck in green. File fold at right and part of back flap missing but an extremely scarce cancellation.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5020 Argentina

    1864/66: Rivadavia 10 c. green, wmk. 'RA', perf. 11½, an unused block of four of rich colour, superb centering for this issue, and large part og. A magnificent and extremely rare multiple for the connoisseur. Exceptional Gi 17/Scott = $ 600++.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5021 Argentina

    1862 (Oct 4): 1 p. rose, a fine used example showing large flaw in "S" of CORREOS at top, with 2 p. blue, used on small piece and tied by lozenge of dots cancellation in blue. An attractive piece Scott = $ 240+.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5022 Argentina

    1864/67: Rivadavia 15 c. slate-blue, a used horizontal pair in the scarce "slate-blue" shade showing considerable wear to the Plate, neatly cancelled in black (Kneitschel 22L) together with a fine used example in the Prussian blue shade Scott = $ 450+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5023 Argentina

    1864/67: Rivadavia 15 c, blue, perf. 11½, a used example tied to June 1864 cover from Buenos Aires to Paysandú, Uruguay endorsed 'per Eva' by barred oval "O.M." obliterator (Oficina Maritima) struck in blue. A charming and rare cover. Signed Holcombe.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5024 Argentina

    1867/72: Rivadavia 5 c. carmine, no wmk., imperforate on thin smooth paper, a used example with large margins all round, tied to small piece by complete strike of oval ADMON DE CORREOS / DE / CHIVILCOY handstamp in blue. Superb.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5025 Argentina

    1867/72: Rivadavia 5 c. rose, no wmk., imperforate on thin smooth paper, a used example with ample to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by large part oval CONCORDIA handstamp in blue-black. A fine stamp.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5026 Argentina

    1867/72: Rivadavia 5 c. pale rose, no wmk., imperforate on thin smooth paper, a used horizontal pair, ample to large margins all round, printed from an oily plate leaving a very cloudy impression, lightly cancelled by 'San Nicholas' datestamps (June 14, 1872) in black. Fine and scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 125.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5027 Argentina

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    1867: Rivadavia 5 c. rose-carmine, imperforate on unwatermarked paper, a fine large margined example used on August 29, 1867 cover from Cordoba to Buenos Aires, tied by superb strike of framed "CORDOBA" handstamp in black. A fine and scarce cover. Signed Friedl; cert. Philatelic Foundation (1998).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 107, 13-19 Sept 1998, lot 3724.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5028 Argentina

    1867: Rivadavia 10 c. green, no wmk., on thin smooth paper, an unused example with large generous margins all round, of lovely rich colour, fresh and very fine unused. A splendid and rare stamp Scott = $ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, 18-21 May 2005, lot 3528.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5029 Argentina

    1867: Rivadavia 15 c. very deep blue, no wmk., on thin smooth paper, an unused example with large even margins all round, of lovely rich dark colour, fresh and very fine unused. A magnificent example of this very rare stamp. Signed Holcombe Scott = $ 3'000.rnrnProvenance: Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 5-7 Feb 1969, lot 74.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5030 Argentina

    1867/72: Rivadavia 15 c. blue, no watermark, imperforate, a used example of splendid appearance with large margins all round, some thinning, neatly cancelled by dotted obliterator in black. A very rare stamp. Signed Kneitschel Scott = $ 2'700.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5031 Argentina

    1867: Rivadavia 5 c. carmine, no wmk., perf. 11½, a used example tied to small piece by near complete oval CORREO NACIONAL del ROSARIO handstamp in black with 'Rosario' cds (Nov 13, 1867) below. Scarce and fine Scott = $ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5032 Argentina

    1867: Rivadavia 5 c. bright carmine, no wmk. perf. 11½, a used example on January 1868 cover to Buenos Aires tied by oval framed "CORREOS DE / SAN VINCENTE" handstamp in blue. Some minor faults, mostly to reverse flaps, but a scarce and fine adhesive on an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5033 Argentina

    1868: 5 c. red, a used example tied (unusually) to reverse of 1874 cover to Genova, tied by 'Buenos Aires' cds in black (Oct 26), with octagonal "Buenos Ayres / Paq.Fr.J.No.5" datestamp in blue and carried on the 'Gironde'. Taxed on arrival with "10" centesimi charge marking in blue and corresponding Italy 1870 Postage Due 1 lire tied by 'Genova' cds (Nov 30). The 1 lire with file fold but a most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5034 Argentina

    1867/68: San Martin 15 c. blue, crossed lines, a used vertical pair tied to 1869 registered cover to San Nicolas de los Arroyos by segmented cork handstamps in black with 'Buenos Ayres' cds below (May 13). Two strikes of italic "Certificado" in black and reverse with 'San Nicolas' cds (Dec 31) and presumably held until returned to sender. One stamp with slight corner repair but of fine appearance.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5035 Argentina

    1873: 30 c. orange and 1868 5 c. red, used on 1875 registered cover front from Buenos Aires to Chivilcoy, tied by Buenos Aires despatch cds's (Nov 15) in black. Two strikes of CERTIFICADO in black at left and Chivilcoy arrival cds (Nov 16). Large oval 'Juzgado De Paz / De Chivilcoy' cachet in blue and receipted signature of recipient on front. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5036 Argentina

    1884/85: Numeral issue redrawn, American Bank Note Co ½ c., 1 c. and 12 c. imperforate Proofs in black, marginal examples on card, all with file numbers above the ABN imprint at base. Scarce and fine set.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5037 Argentina

    1891: Admiral Brown, 20 p. green, a superb used horizontal pair, scarce 1891 in-period usage Scott = $ 200+.
    Starting bid : 75.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 110.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5038 Argentina

    1891: Unissued Gregorio Funes 50 p. value, printed in vermilion, perf. 11½, a fine unused example of good colour, extremely well centred for this stamp, fresh and fine, large part og. Rare Jalil 119A = $ 950/Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5039 Argentina

    Tierra Del Fuego 1904: Postcard from Charcot Antarctic Expedition (Le "Français" dans le port de St. Malo après le lancement) franked by 1901 3 c. orange tied by "USHUAIA / T. DEL FUEGO" cds (Jan 4) in black. The card is signed by Jean Baptiste Charcot, the leader of the Expedition and founder of the French Boy Scouts.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5040 Argentina

    1899/1903: Liberty Seated 1 peso blue & black, perf. 11½, a fine used example, variety "Centre Inverted", lightly cancelled, fresh and fine. A very scarce stamp, of the 75 examples printed with the error, just 25 are recorded used Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5041 Argentina

    1910 (May 1): Centenary of the Revolution ½ c. blue & grey-blue, an unused example, variety "Centre Inverted", well centred, superb large part og. Rare, just 50 printed Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 520.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5042 Argentina

    1910 (May 1): Centenary of the Revolution 5 peso orange & violet, an unused example of fine fresh colour, variety "Centre Inverted", superb large part og. A very rare stamp, just 75 printed Scott = $ 750.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 410.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5043 Argentina

    1910: 'Monument a Mayo' 10 p. orange & black, Sperati Forgery, a fine 'used' example, well centred and cancelled in black. Reverse with 'Sperati reproduction' handstamp in blue. Rare.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5044 Argentina

    1917: San Martin 20 pesos dull blue & claret, an unused example with variety "Centre Inverted", fresh and very fine, superb large part og. Rare, just 50 examples printed thus Scott = $ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5045 Argentina

    1924/31: San Martin 5 c. red and 10 c. dull green used on 1935 Submarine Mail cover addressed to the Commander of the Dutch Submarine HNLMS K XVIII submarine at Tristan Da Cunha, tied by Buenos Aires cds's (March 2) in black. Fine strike of unframed "Met Hr. Ms. K XVIII / Veroerd van Buenos Aires / Naar Tristan Da Cunha" in black with circular TRISTAN DA CUNHA cachet of arrival in blue (Type V). The cover was then re-addressed to Kaapstad with further unframed "Met Hr. Ms. K XVIII / Veroerd van Tristan da Cunha / Naar Kaapstad" in black on obverse and reverse with superb circular 'Legation de Pays-Bas / Buenos Aires' cachet in black. A spectacular and very rare cover.rnrnNote: The Dutch submarine HNLMS K XVIII was commissioned on 23 March 1934 and the South Atlantic trial covers are of great scarcity. The submarine sank three acknowledged Japanese vessels during World War II and was eventually scuttled at Soerabaya in March 1942.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5046 Argentina

    1946: 20 p. blue-green & brown, perf. 11½, the lithographic Postal Forgery, used on piece of Parcel Post form with genuine 25 c. carmine, tied by 'Buenos Aires' cds (Jan 22, 1947). Scarce Jalil 816f = $ 300+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5047 Argentina

    1930 (May): Zeppelin 50 c. grey-black, an unused example, marginal from base of sheet, showing variety "Overprint Inverted" in blue, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Superb and rare, just 150 printed Scott = $ 475.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5048 Argentina

    1930 (May): Zeppelin 1 peso slate blue & red, an unused example of fresh colour, variety "Overprint Inverted", fine large part og. A rare stamp, just 100 printed Scott = $ 650.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5049 Argentina

    1930: Wreck cover, sent airmail on the doomed flight from Argentina to Toulouse, the stamps and address missing due to immersion in water. The flight disappeared in a violent storm on the night of January 25, 1930 with the pilot, A. Bruyere and radio Officer L. Aubry never being seen again. One bag of mail was found on a Moroccan beach, the second bag was found at Mostaganem, Algeria on March 1, a label in French being applied on reverse of the cover "Correspondance rejetée par la mer sur la plage de Mostaganem, le 1er Mars 1930. Doit provenir du naufrage de l'avion postal qui s'est perdu corps et biens en janvier dernier aux environs de Tangier". Rare.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5050 Argentina

    1890: Postal Stationery 2 c. letter-card with multiple advertising (Serie A - Emission 1), with advertisements on front, back and inside, fresh and very fine unused. Scarce (H&G 34).
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5057 Argentina

    Cordoba 1858 (Oct 28): Lithographed 10 c. black, an unused example on vertically laid paper, ample margins all round, small part og. A fine example of a very rare stamp. Signed HRH (Harmer) Scott = $ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5058 Argentina

    Cordoba 1858 (Oct 28): 10 c. black, an unused block of four on vertically laid paper from the lower left corner of the sheet of 20 subjects (positions 11-12 / 16-17), with the laid lines in the paper running into the margin, some minor thins in margin only but this is an immensely rare multiple - formerly being the left part of the famous Dale-Lichtenstein half sheet of ten subjects - of good colour, some original gum and one of the finest multiples known of this rare provisional issue Scott = $ 12'000+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 5-7 May 1970, lot 470.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,500.00 CHF
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