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  • Lot# : 5220 Chile

    1798: Colonial entire letter endorsed 'Oficio' addressed 'A los Governadores y Sub delegados de la parte de la Norte', with superb strike of straight line"CUZCUZ" handstamp in red with manuscript rate "1½" below. Receipted internally (Dec 6). A fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 5221 Chile

    British P.O.'s 1877: Cover to Marseille bearing Great Britain 1870 1½ d. lake, plate 3 and a strip of three 6 d. grey pl. 15 all tied by "C30" obliterators with corresponding single ring "Valparaiso" cds (May 3) below in black. 'London / Paid' transit cds on front (June 12) in red and Marseille arrival on reverse of a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 5222 Chile

    1865 (June 16): Cover and complete original fascinating contents written from Santiago to Oakland, USA struck with oval "STEAM / PANAMA" handstamp in black and fine "San Francisco" arrival cds (July 26) in black with "10" Steamship charge adjacent. Fine strikes on a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5223 Chile

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    1867: 5 c. red and 20 c. green, used on 1874 mourning envelope to San Francisco, USA tied by black mute handstamps with 'Valparaiso' despatch cds in red (Oct 31) alongside. Reverse with 'Callao' British P.O. cds of transit (Nov 13) in black. Three line PANAMA / TRANSIT (Nov 20) in black and the 5 c. also tied by "12" rate mark with circular "San Francisco / Steamship" cds at left (Dec 15) of arrival and marked at "22 / CENTS" due - the '12' being the British credit. A charming and rare cover. Opinion Holcombe (1989). Cert. Moorhouse (2006).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 80, 24-31 March 1990, lot 5533.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 5224 Chile

    1870: Unpaid cover from Valparaiso to Prato, Tuscany mailed from British P.O. with VALPARAISO / UNPAID cds on reverse (July 3) in black, via London with transit cds on reverse and struck with "GB / 1F 90c." accountancy marking, thence via Calais and charged '28' decimi due with 1870 Postage Due 40 c. pair and 1 lire applied and tied 'Prato' cds's (Aug 16). An attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 5225 Chile

    1873: Cover from Valparaiso to Dijon, France endorsed 'via Panama' at top, struck with octagonal "VALPARAISO / PAQ. FR. F. No 1" datestamp (May 12) in black (Salles fig. 1582 - 'piece d'amateur'). Carried on the 'Ville de St. Nazaire' as far as Callao, where trans-shipped to the 'Ville de Bordeaux' to Panama. Again trans-shipped at Colon travelling on the 'Louisiane' to Bordeaux (June 25) and charged '15' décimes due in black. A rare and most attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 5226 Chile

    Pacific War 1877: 5 c. lake rouletted, single example on small 1882 envelope to Lima tied by oval framed "CHALA" handstamp (SE of Nasca) in black. Reverse with Lima arrival cds in black. Rare and very fine, believed to be the sole recorded Pacific War cover from this location.rnrnProvenance: Collection Harvey Weeks.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 5227 Chile

    1881: 2 c. black, American Banknote Co. Die Proof imperforate in sunken card, with CHILE / C5 / and ABN imprint below the design. A fine and attractive Proof.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 5228 Chile

    Pacific War 1878: 5 c. dull lake, rouletted, a used example tied to 1883 cover to Lima by bold strike of oval "PAITA" handstamp in black. Reverse with Lima arrival cds (Sept 29) in black. Slight opening tear at upper right but rare and most attractive. Signed Angel Puppo.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 5229 Chile

    1915/25: 10 c. blue & black, frame litho, head engraved, an unused block of four, slightly mis-perforated horizontally, each stamp showing "Centre Inverted" variety, fresh and very fine, large part og. with lower pair unmounted og. A rare multiple Scott = $ 1'300+.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 5230 Chile

    1907: Ministry of the Marine overprinted 'Carta' in yellow Official, perf. 11, numbered '620', used on delightful gold Arms embossed envelope mailed locally, tied by oval Official Ship handstamp in black. Top flap missing on reverse of what appears to be an invitation envelope. Some peripheral ageing but an extremely rare issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF
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