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  • Lot# : 5062 Bolivia

    1849 (July 24): Entire letter from Trinidad, Beni (Veni) to Cochabamba, sent prepaid with '2½' reales rate in manuscript, with framed "VENI" and "FRANCA" handstamps well struck in red. Rare and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5063 Bolivia

    1852: Registered cover from La Paz to Tacna, Peru with manuscript weight "¾ onza" at upper left, struck with fifteen six pointed star "*" handstamps around edges to denote registration with fine "FRANCA" and two line "CERTIFICACION / A LA PAZ" all in red. Reverse with manuscript "Porte - 5 / Dos - 4 = 9" and manuscript dated "1 del Marzo 1852". Magnificent and extremely rare. Signed Jamet.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreves, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2015.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5064 Bolivia

    1861 (April 21): Entire letter from San Miguel to Santa Cruz, rated '6' (reales) in manuscript with wonderful strike of fancy framed "CHIQUITOS / FRANCA" handstamp in brown. Exceptional and extremely rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5065 Bolivia

    1864 (Dec 10): Entire letter from Maragua to Cochabamba struck with superb oval framed "OCURI / FRANCA" handstamp in blue.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5066 Bolivia

    1863 (March-April): Justiniano Garcia issue, an unused block of twenty (4 x 5) from the base of the sheet, printed in blue with upper row of five subjects denominated 1 r. and the second two rows 2 r. and the fifth row at 4 r. Fresh and fine with good margins and colour for this abandoned issue, without gum Scott = $ 3'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5067 Bolivia

    1867/68: Condor 5 c. deep yellow-green, 2nd. State on thick paper, an unused block of eight, positions 2-5 / 14-17, and an unused block of four, positions 27-28 / 39-40 rejoined to form a block of twelve and judging from the shade part of the original block, large margins all round and of fine fresh colour, unused without gum. A superb and rare early State multiple. Upper block signed Bernichon Scott = $ 3'600+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreves, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2072.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5068 Bolivia

    1867/68: Condor 5 c. blue-green, 1st. State, position 24, a fine used example with large margins all round, used on cover to Tutucuchu tied by oval framed PAZ DE AYACUCHO handstamp in black. A superb and rare cover in the foremost quality.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5069 Bolivia

    1867/68: Condor 5 c. blue-green, 4th. Re-engraving, a vertical pair, positions 2/14 with large margins all round, used on June 18, 1868 entire letter from Tupisa to Cobija cancelled by bold "TUPIZA" handstamp in black. Manuscript '1 onza' at left and reverse with straight line POTOSI transit handstamp in black. Usual slight splitting along folds but a very rare entire.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5070 Bolivia

    1867/68: Condor 5 c. deep blue-green, 3rd. Re-engraving, horizontal pair (positions 10-11) and vertical pair (positions 12/24) used on December 31, 1867 entire letter from Tupisa to Salta, Argentina tied by four strikes of "TUPISA" handstamps in green. Reverse with fancy oval framed Argentinian "CORREOS / DE YAVI" transit. A magnificent and famous entire in the foremost quality to an extremely rare destination for Bolivian Mail of this period. An exhibition item for the connoisseur of South American Philately.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, May 3-7 1970, lot 506.rn                   Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreve, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2119.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5071 Bolivia

    1867/68: Condor 10 c. brown, an unused block of four with large even margins all round, positions 60-61 / 73-74, of fresh deep colour, usual slight brown skips, one from the sheet stored below, on original gum. An extremely rare stamp unused, more especially so in a most attractive multiple Scott = $ 1'200++.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreve, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2085.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5072 Bolivia

    1867/68: Condor 10 c. brown, a used example in a deep shade, tied to March 17, 1868 entire letter to Cochabamba, Cruz Torres correspondence by circular "COROCORO" handstamp in black. The margins on the 10 c. adhesive cut around frame as ever when used from Corocoro, with further strike of the despatch handstamp used as seal on reverse. Only known postally used from two towns (La Paz and Corocoro) during the first few months of 1868. A magnificent and very rare entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreves, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2134.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5073 Bolivia

    1868: Condor 50 c. blue, an unused horizontal pair of excellent fresh colour, positions 24-25, close but clear at left and large margins on the other three sides, light thin and horizontal bend of absolutely no significance,  as this is an immensely rare stamp unused: this being the sole recorded unused multiple. An Exhibition item of great importance to Bolivian philately. Scott = $ 1'000++.rnrnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreve, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2090.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5074 Bolivia

    1868/69: Eleven Stars 500 c. black, an unused example of excellent centering and deep colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A key stamp in excellent quality for this elusive rarity Scott = $ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5075 Bolivia

    1876: Cover from Tocopilla to Valparaiso sent prepaid without adhesives, struck with framed "FRANCA" and oval framed "CORREO DE TOCOPILLA" handstamps in black. Reverse with Valparaiso arrival cds (Nov 7).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5076 Bolivia

    Pacific War 1879c.: Cover to Tacna with oval cachet "COMANDANCIA JENERAL / COBIJA" in blue over-struck with circular "ADMON DE CORREOS DE BOLIVIA / ANTOFAGASTA" Arms cachet and fancy framed "DE / Oficio" both in blue. Some age spotting on reverse but of great scarcity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Harvey Weeks.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 625.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5077 Bolivia

    1899: 2 c. blue illustrated postal stationery card, H&G 2 var, cancelled by 'Oruro' cds in violet and addressed to Kishinev, Russia, with illustration of a family of Tennis Players on reverse in blue. Rare.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5078 Bolivia

    1912: "Villabella Provisional", 20 c. on 2 c. green & black, surcharged diagonally reading down in blue, a fine example tied to 1912 cover from Villabella to Hamburg by small target handstamps with oval "Administracion de Correos / de Villabella", both struck in green at lower left. Reverse with "PORTO VELHO / (AMAZONAS)" datestamp in violet (Feb 10) and 'Recepcao / Amazonas' cds in black (Feb 17). Minor opening tear on reverse mentioned for full accuracy but exceedingly rare, just this example and the Ortiz-Patiño cover also to Hamburg, are recorded. A splendid and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5079 Bolivia

    Cobija Provisional 1917: Type I "Correos / 10 cts. / 1917" in red on 1 c. blue Transacciones Fiscal, used on the famous cover to Chicago endorsed 'via Pará (Brazil)' in manuscript, tied by circular "CORREOS DE BOLIVIA / COBIJA" datestamp well struck in violet (Feb 1, 1917). Reverse with 'Xapuri / (Acre)' transit cds (Feb 6) and unclear February 25 datestamp in black. Some minor edge wear mentioned for accuracy but of no significance, this being the sole recorded usage of this rare Provisional on letter. An Exhibition item of great importance to Bolivian philately.rnrnProvenance: Collection R. Herkowitz.rn                   Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreve, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2181.
    Starting bid : 3,750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5080 Bolivia

    1923/27: Perkins Bacon Master Die Proof for the re-engraved defintive issue, with Duty Plates blank, printed in black on toned wove paper. Scarce and fine.rnrnProvenance: Charles Nissen stock, SG, 1978.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5081 Bolivia

    1923: 50 c. orange overprinted CORREO AEREO in violet, on Pioneer Airmail cover from Riberalta addressed to Guayamerin on the Momore River, the cover endorsed "POR HYDROAVION / CORONEL SALAZAR" at left, flown by the 'King Air Service' with boxed "CORREO AEREO / 17-2-27 h.8 / Riberalta-Beni-Bolivia" manuscript filled (dated and time) cachet in violet. Fine and very rare with less than 5 covers recorded from this service. Signed Francis Field.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF
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