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  • Lot# : 5530 Nicaragua

    1783c.: Cover to 'Leon en Nicaragua' endorsed 'por La Curuña', struck on despatch with 'V. / PRINCIPADO / DE CATALVÑA' in black and straight line truncated ESPNA in red. Rated '3' reales due on receipt. Archive dated, a very rare and early cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5531 Nicaragua

    1790c.: Cover from Cadiz addressed to 'Provincia de Nicaragua, primera via Granada, America' struck with straight line CADIZ in red and handstruck '3' (reales) rate marking in red. Scarce and unusual use of 'America' on the address.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5532 Nicaragua

    1852 (June 24): Entire letter from Chinandega to San Francisco, endorsed 'pr. Prince de Joinville' (deleted) and 'pr. Str. from San Juan del Sud', with fine 'SAN FRANCISCO / Cal.' arrival cds (Aug 3) and circular 'SHIP/6' handstamp in black. A fine and scarce entire mailed during a historically turbulent period in Nicaragua.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5533 Nicaragua

    1854 (June 11) Entire letter from Rivas to Crown Point, Essex County, New York, carried by hand and mailed unpaid on arrival with "New York / 5 Cts." datestamp (July 12) in black. The contents are splendid concerning the revolution and fighting in Nicaragua, stating that the last stronghold of the Government was in Granda and that the fighting there was desperate. It goes on to state that their chances were slim as the revolutionary Troops entered Rivas unopposed yesterday (June 10) without a gun being fired. An historic entire.rnrnNote: The President, Chamorro, held Granada and the revolutionary democratic leader, Castellon, held Leon. It was Castellon who was to invite the filibuster, William Walker to Nicaragua in the following year.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5534 Nicaragua

    1854 (May 20): Cover from New York addressed to Capt. Thos. Cupper of the Steamer 'Cortes' at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, endorsed at top "p. Steamer Star of the West", struck with fine oval "NICARAGUA LINE / IN ADVANCE / OF THE MAIL" handstamp in black. Short original letter enclosed. Rare.rnrnNote: "Star of the West" was a 1,172-ton steamship built by Jeremiah Simonson, of New York City for Cornelius Vanderbilt, and launched on June 17, 1852. She started service between New York and San Juan de Nicaragua on October 20, 1852 and continued the service for Charles Morgan from July 1853 to March 1856. In January 1861, she was chartered to the War Department. On January 9, 1861, weeks after South Carolina declared that it had seceded from the United States, but before other states had done so to form the Confederacy, "Star of the West" arrived at Charleston Harbor to resupply Major Robert Anderson's garrison at Fort Sumter. The ship was fired upon by cadets from the Citadel Academy and was hit three times by what were effectively the first shots of the American Civil War.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5535 Nicaragua

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    1853/55: USA 3 c. dull red, a horizontal pair used on 1853 cover from San Francisco to New Bedford, Mass., tied by 'San Francisco / Cal.' datestamp (Jan 15) in black. Framed 'FROM / NOISY CARRIERS / MAIL / 77 LONG WHARF S.F. CAL.' in black at left. The cover left for San Juan del Sur on board the SS Independence, travelling 'via Nicaragua' (San Juan del Norte) where transferred to 'The Star of the West' which arrived in New York on Feb 5, 1853. The adhesives with small faults but rare. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1993).
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5536 Nicaragua

    British Post Office 1868: Entire letter from San Juan del Norte struck with very fine GREY-TOWN / PAID circular datestamp in red (Sept 16) with red manuscript '4d.' prepaid above. Struck with blurred 'Steamship / 10' on arrival in black. Reverse with British P.O. 'Colon' transit cds (Sept 17) in black. Opens well for display, scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5537 Nicaragua

    1876 (April 6): Entire letter from Granada to New York, struck in transit with fine oval FORWARDED BY / W.P.MAAL / ASPINWALL cachet in blue and 'NEW YORK / DUE 5 CTS' charge mark of arrival (May 8) in black.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5538 Nicaragua

    1881: Stampless Official cover with impressed 'Ministerio de Hacienda' seal on flap, struck on front with two 'Correos de Nicaragua / San Juan del Sur' datestamps (Oct 11) in blue. Reverse with London transit cds (Nov 11) in red and struck there with "T / 1-10" accountancy marking in black, slightly over-scored by Calais entry marking (Nov 12) and charged '16' décimes due in manuscript. A rare cover sent in the pre-UPU / first issues period.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5539 Nicaragua

    1878/80: Rouletted 10 c. vermilion, a used example tied to 1882 cover to Worms, Germany tied by framed "8/CH" handstamp of Chinandega with circular "Correos de Nicaragua / Chinandega" datestamp (June 9) in blue alongside. Reverse with 'New York / F.D.' transit of the Foreign Desk (June 26) and Worms arrival (July 7) in black. A magnificent cover - the adhesive used in the period after Nicaragua joined the UPU (April 1, 1882) and prior to the Liberty Cap issue being released.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5540 Nicaragua

    1882: 10 c. dull violet, a fine example used on 1885 printed cover to London endorsed 'via San Juan del Norte', tied by "3/G" handstamp in black with 'Correos de Nicaragua / Granada' cds in violet at left (Nov 9). Reverse with San Juan del Norte transit cds (Nov 14) in violet and London arrival in red.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5541 Nicaragua

    1893: 5 c. blue, 10 c. grey, 20 c. dull red, 50 c. violet and 1 peso dark brown, all used on large cover front to New York cancelled by circular "CORINTO" handstamps in brown and oval "Oficina de Certificados / Corinto, Nicaragua" in violet. Red framed registration and 'Corinto / AR / Nicaragua' handstamp below. Small faults but an extraordinary commercial usage - the package would have been a 17x rate = 170 c., + registration of 10 c. and 'AR' fee of 5 c.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5542 Nicaragua

    1894: Victory 5 c. blue postal stationery envelope used to New York and up-rated with 1894 1 c. yellow-brown (5 examples) all overprinted by italic "Mosquito / Provisional." in red and tied by 'Correos de Nicaragua / Bluefields' datestamps (July 10) in blue-black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5543 Nicaragua

    1895: 1 c. yellow-brown, 2 c. vermilion (2), 5 c. blue (2), 10 c. slate and 20 c. claret all used on home-made 1895 envelope registered/AR to Munich tied by scarce ESTERI datestamps in violet with 'AR' cachet in red at base of Esteri. Reverse with registration cachets of Leon and Corinto (Jan 7) and Munich arrival (Feb 7) in blue. Faults but an extremely rare correctly rated Seebeck cover mailed in the first days of issue.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5544 Nicaragua

    1896: Map 20 c. brown in a used horizontal pair, tied to 1896 registered/AR cover to Munich by "Matagalpa" duplex (Oct 27) in black. Framed Matagalpa AR marking at base and 'Corinto' registration cachet alongside. Reverse with Corinto cds (Nov 2) and large part arrival cds (Dec 4). A very scarce issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5545 Nicaragua

    1863/66: USA Jefferson 5 c. deep brown, two examples with grill, used on 1 March 1869 entire letter from New York to Rivas, Nicaragua, endorsed 'Ocean Queen via Panama' tied by segmented cork handstamps in black. The entire slightly weak along folds but a very rare destination at this date.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5546 Nicaragua

    1898: 15 c. blue and 1899 1 c. grey-green (3), 2 c. brown (2) and 4 c. deep rose (2) all used on 1899 registered/AR cover to Germany, tied by circular undated "Granada", oval "Granada" despatch datestamp (May 7) and rare "Granada / A.R. / Nicaragua" handstamp all in violet. Registration cachets at left and New York transit registered label all on obverse. Reverse with San Juan del Norte datestamp (May 12), New York transit (May 23) and Cöln arrival cds. Correctly rated, a charming and rare cover
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5547 Nicaragua

    1899: 5 c. deep blue in two strips of three, used on 1899 registered/AR cover to Germany, tied by circular undated "Granada", oval "Granada" despatch datestamp (Jan 21) and rare "Granada / A.R. / Nicaragua" handstamp all in violet. Registration cachets below and New York transit registered labels all on obverse. Reverse with Corinto datestamps (May 12) and New York transits with Cöln arrival - the addressee not found and "Unbekannt. / inconnu' label applied and tied on re-arrival. A most unusual cover and an early usage of the issue.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5548 Nicaragua

    1899: German Naval Visit, cover written from 'SMS Geier' at Corinto (July 19) to Dresden, franked by Germany 10 pf. carmine tied by bold strike of circular KAIS. DEUTSCHE / MARINE- / SCHIFFSPOST / No. 36 datestamp (July 24) in black with repeated strike at left. Reverse with sender's rank and Weisser Hirsch arrival (Aug 20) cds. A rare cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5549 Nicaragua

    1932: Rivas Railroad 10 c. chocolate used on registered cover to the Postmaster at Leon tied by neat 'Correos de Nicaragua Servicio Certificados / Managua' cds in violet (Dec 18). Registration cachet at left and same day arrival cds on reverse. Scarce issue on letter - on sale for one day only.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5550 Nicaragua

    1885: 2 c. brown on buff postal stationery card, H&G 1, a used example to Leon cancelled by scarce "8/CH" handstamp in black with 'Correos de Nicaragua / Chinandega' cds (April 6) in violet at right.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5551 Nicaragua

    1896: 5 c. red on grey postal stationery envelope, H&G B34, used to Jinotega cancelled by very scarce SAN RAFAEL DEL NORTE duplex in violet (July 10). Reverse with Jinotega duplex of arrival in violet. A couple of ironed bends but a rare usage.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5552 Nicaragua

    1896: Postage Due 1 c. carmine, ten examples, tied to reverse of unpaid local Kuehn cover to Bluefields by three strikes of oval 'Administracion de Correos de / Bluefields' violet datestamp (March19). Obverse with Bluefields cds (March 17) and 'T' marking in violet. Scarce and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5553 Nicaragua

    1899: Postage Due 1 c. carmine (two pairs) and 2 c. carmine (3), used on reverse of 1900 unpaid local cover, all tied by oval 'Bluefields' datestamps (March 19) in violet with Bluefields 'star' duplex alongside. Obverse with large 'T' marking and further oval datestamp. Scarce and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5554 Nicaragua

    Zelaya / Bluefields 1909: 'B / Dpto. Zelaya' overprinted on 1905 5 c. blue and 10 c. lake, used on 1909 cover to Los Angeles tied by fine oval "Agencia Postal / Laguna de Perlas" datestamp in violet (July 26) in violet. Couple of trivial wrinkles to envelope but a rare cancellation on a scarce issue.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5555 Nicaragua

    Zelaya / Bluefields 1912: Locomotive 10 c. slate in a horizontal pair, used on 1912 cover to Paris, tied by "Agencia Postal / Prinzapulca, Nic." datestamp (Feb 26) in violet. Reverse with New Orleans transit (March 12) and obverse with Paris arrival. A very scarce issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF
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