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  • Lot# : 5556 Panama

    1811 (Nov 19): Entire letter from London to Lima, endorsed 'por Guayaquil', struck in transit with fine PANAMÁ handstamp in red. Rated '4½' (reales) due to pay upon receipt, with internal docketing 'Rec'da por Valles el 22 de Abril 1812'. A scarce and early entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5557 Panama

    1842 (Dec 6): Cover to London struck with fine oval PANAMÁ / FRANCA handstamp in red; reverse with 'Kingston / Jamaica' transit cds (Jan 3, 1843) in black and London arrival cds in red (Feb 8), charged 1 s. to pay in manuscript. Usual file folds, a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5558 Panama

    1845 (July 13): Entire letter from Arequipa, Peru to Morlaix, France, endorsed 'p. Panama' at lower left, with manuscript Forwarding Agent's notation on reverse "Acheminé de Lima le 5 Août 45 par vos bien dévoués serviteurs et amis, Thomas La Chambre et Co." and notation of weight '23.5' grams on obverse at left. Superb strike of double ring "PANAMA / *" Consular Office datestamp in red (Aug 21) dated 1843 altered to 1845 in manuscript with framed "P.P." below. Mailed prepaid via England with 'Angl. Boulogne' on front (Oct 5) and Morlaix arrival (Oct 8). Charged in manuscript on reverse at 5 francs 80 centimes. Rare and very fine entire.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5559 Panama

    1845 (Sept 12): Entire letter from Arequipa, Peru to Morlaix, France, endorsed 'p. Panama' at lower left, with manuscript Forwarding Agent's notation on reverse "Acheminé de Lima le 4 8br (Oct) 45 par vos bien dévoués serviteurs, Thomas La Chambre et Co." to Panama with further notation below "Acheminé de Panama le 22 8br 1845 par L. Lewis" and placed in the mails and struck on front with perfect impression of British P.O. double ring undated "PANAMA" in black. Thence via 'Kingston / Jamaica' with cds (Nov 1) in black and London (Dec 5) where 'COLONIES / &c ART.12' applied in red, to Morlaix where charged '40' décimes due to pay. Rare and superb.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5560 Panama

    1845c.: Cover from Tarma, Peru to Bogotá struck on despatch by fine strikes of TARMA and FRANCA straight line handstamps in blue and prepaid '2' reales to Panama. Struck in transit by by superb oval 'PANAMA / DEBE.' handstamp in red with '15' rate marking adjacent for amount due upon arrival. File fold but very rare.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5561 Panama

    1848c.: Cover to Tomas Mosquera, President of the Republic of New Granada, struck with fine oval 'PANAMÁ / DEBE.' in red and handstruck '4' (reales) due marking, both in red. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5562 Panama

    1850c.: Cover probably from Washington DC to the American Chargé d'Affaires for New Granada in Bogotá endorsed 'via Aspinwall', struck with fine oval 'PANAMA / DEBE.' in red and handstruck '4' (reales) in red. Manuscript '50' (cents) rating probably the prepayment on despatch. A scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5563 Panama

    1851 (April 21): Cover and complete original contents written from 'Navy Bay' (Chagres) to Bangor, Maine, struck on arrival with two line STEAM / SHIP and '20' (cents) double rate marking in black. Some minor crinkling to the envelope but a rare usage with interesting content regarding a journey from Chagres to Gatun through swamps and the nascent road and railroad building taking place.rn 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5564 Panama

    1853 (Nov 11): Entire letter from Bogotá to New York with fine oval FORWARDED BY / JOHN CAPELA JR. / CARTHAGENA in red and further oval T.R.COWAN / COMMISSION AND FORWARDING / MERCHANT / AGENT M.S. P'KT. CO. / NAVY BAY CHAGRES superbly struck in red. Internal docketing of receipt (Dec 12). Scarce and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5565 Panama

    1854 (June 16): Cover from Panama to San Francisco struck with fine oval ENCAMINADA POR / HURTADO i HERMANOS / PANAMÁ Forwarding Agents cachet in red, with diamond framed COLLECT in red at left. Sold with interesting copy of original advert for the Agent: "Hurtado y Hermanos' Express Line..the only line armed and guarded by contract..".
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5566 Panama

    British P.O.'s 1850 (Sept 1): Cover from Chagres, Panama to London, struck on reverse with good strike of extremely scarce "CHAGRES" double arc cds in black (Sept 9) and London arrival cds (Oct 5) in red where rated '1s.' to pay in manuscript. Rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5567 Panama

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    British Post Office 1861: USA 10 c. yellow-green and 12 c. black used on 1864 cover addressed to the Captain of 'Ship Berkshire, care of American Consul, Callao', cancelled in black with 'Essex / Ct.' despatch cds in black (Oct 9) at left. Red '12' cents credit mark (to GB) above fine double arc British P.O. in PANAMA cds (Oct 24) in black all on obverse. Reverse with part Lima arrival cds (Nov 1) in black. A scarce and most attractive cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1988).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5568 Panama

    British Post Office 1867: Great Britain 6 d. mauve pl. 8, a used example on petite 1869 envelope to Lima, Peru boldly tied by "C35" obliterator in black with 'Panama' single ring despatch cds below (Sept 25). Reverse with Lima arrival cds (Oct 1) in black. A scarce and most attractive cover (Gi Z92).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5569 Panama

    1871: Great Britain 1 s. green pl. 4, two examples used on 1871 entire letter to Acapulco, Mexico endorsed 'per Cuban via Liverpool' tied by 'Manchester / 498' duplexes on despatch (Feb 4). The cover sent via Forwarding Agent in Panama with oval cachet "ENCAMINADA POR / HORQUET POYLO & CA / PANAMA" in blue (deleted thereafter from address), and struck with oval "COLON / DEBE / DE ULTRAMAR" in green with charge '20' centavos in manuscript. A fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5570 Panama

    Wreck Mail 1887/88: 10 c. black on yellow, single example tied to 1892 cover to Vienna endorsed 'via New York' by Colon duplex in blue (Jan 13). Carried on the ill-fated North German Lloyd Steamer 'Eider' which sank off the Isle of Wight with much heroism displayed by the RNLI in saving the passengers and crew on board on January 31. The envelope struck with framed "Gehoben aus dem / geschetterten Schiff / "Eider" in violet with 'Franco' in black applied to denote payment. Reverse with New York transit cds (Jan 21) and Austrian P.O. Reseal label and arrival cds (March 9). Interesting article accompanies a fine and rare cover.rnrnNote: Friedrich Trump, grandfather of 45th U.S. President Donald Trump, emigrated from Bremen, Germany, to New York aboard the 'Eider' in 1885 at the age of 16. He made his fortune running brothels during the Klondike Gold Rush. Returning to Bavaria he was accused of avoiding the Military draft and denied citizenship and returned to the USA.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5571 Panama

    British Packet Agency 1892/96: 10 c. orange used on 1902 cover to Brighton (Mallet correspondence) tied by superb BRITISH PACKET AGENCY / PANAMA circular datestamp (June 11) in violet. Brighton arrival cds (July 3) in black alongside embossed British 'Post Office' crest. Minor peripheral aging but a superb and rare usage - two years earlier than recorded by Parmenter.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5572 Panama

    1895: Colombian Printed Official AR Registration envelope 'Bulletin de Vérification en Retour' for the Panama Office, addressed to the French Paquebot 'Labrador' and struck with superb circular LIGNE D / PAQ. FR. No. 2 datestamp (May 22) in blue of the Paquebot 'Canada' whilst at Colon. Reverse with Bordeaux cds (June 16) when the 'Canada' reached its destination. Pinholes at left where the cover was presumably hung awaiting delivery. Rare.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5573 Panama

    Wreck Mail 1908: USA 2 c. red postal stationery envelope used from Los Angeles (Nov 16) to Panama, two stamps floated off due to the mail being recovered from the wreck of the Steamer 'Finance' with label on reverse "Post Office New York, NY / InquiryDepartment / The piece of mail herewith was recovered from wreck of the Steamer Finance, which was sunk / through collision with steamer Georgic, Thursday, Nov 26, 1908" tied by Panama arrival cds. 4 people died in the collision, with Capt. Mowbray of the Finance drawing his gun when ordering women and children to go to the lifeboats first (article attached). Scarce and fine for this.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5574 Panama

    1904: 2 c. rose, Panama reading up, optd. CANAL ZONE in violet, used on postcard (Iglesia 'La Merced' Panama) to Colon tied by "Canal Zone / Bohio" datestamp and obliterator with 'Cristobal' arrival at left (June 30). A fine and rare usage in the second week of issue.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5575 Panama

    1887/88: 5 c. black on blued, a single example used on 1890 registered Telegraph envelope to Cartagena, Colombia, docketed '5 grs.' in manuscript at left, tied by 'Agencia Correos Nacional / Panama' duplex (Sept 9) in blue, with 'Colombia' 1889 registration 10 c. red at left (Scott F10). Reverse with oval 'Central & South American Telegraphic Co. / Panama' cachet in violet. Slight trim at left but rare.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5576 Panama

    1887/88: 20 c. black on lilac, a used horizontal pair tied to 1892 registered cover to New York by 'Agencia Correos Nacional / Panama' duplex (23/8) in blue, with 'Colombia' 1889 registration 10 c. red at left (Scott F10). Reverse with New York arrival (Aug 30) in violet. Slight closed tear in face panel at right not affecting the appearance. A scarce usage of this issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5577 Panama

    1892/96: 5 c. blue, a used horizontal pair on 1899 registered cover to New York tied by "Bocos del Toro" registered datestamps in violet with Colombia 10 c. brown on buff registration stamp alongside. Rare US transit registration label with manuscript "Mobile" in ink on obverse and reverse with Mobile transit (Aug 15) in red. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5578 Panama

    Canal Zone 1909/10: 1 c. dark green & black, single and pair on obverse and pair and strip of five on reverse; used as Postage Dues on 1913 unpaid cover from 'Hampden / Jamaica' (May 26) with 'T' marking alongside neat datestamp, all tied by PARAISO / CZ datestamps (June 20) in black. Scarce and very fine, would benefit by being opened for display.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5579 Panama

    1885: Registered cover mailed to New York in the 'interim' period after the first issue and before the 1887 issue, franked by black on pink PANAMA registration label with fine strike of 'Agencia Correos Nacional / Panama' duplex (April 15) in black. Reverse with New York arrival (April 28) in black. A very rare provisional usage.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5580 Panama

    Canal Zone 1912/16: 2 c. vermilion & black, CANAL ZONE Type II reading up, an unused strip of three marginal from right of sheet, third stamp with variety "Overprint Omitted", fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare and most appealing multiple Scott = $ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5581 Panama

    1924: 2 c. carmine and 5 c. dark blue used on 5 c. on 10 c. registration envelope (H&G C2) with 'Canal Zone' blacked out, tied by 'Almirante' duplex in blue with Chicago arrival (April 21, 1926) in violet below. Reverse with framed 'Agencia Postal / Recomendada / Bocos del Toro' datestamp (April 12) in violet. A fine and scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5582 Panama

    1916 (April 24): 'Fernandez de Cordoba' 2 c. postal stationery envelope, H&G 2b, a fine unused example showing the variety "Vignette & CANAL ZONE Only", without the red frame and duty plate. Rare and very fine Scott = $ 1'500.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5583 Panama

    1924: 5 c. on 10 c. registration envelope (H&G C2) with 'Canal Zone' blacked out, a fresh and very fine unused example. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5584 Panama

    1923: 2 c. on 2½ c. scarlet & black used on 5 c. on 10 c. registration envelope (H&G C2) with 'Canal Zone' blacked out, tied by 'Agencia Postal / Colon' duplex in violet with New York transit (April 27) below. Colon Registration cachet at left in violet, a fine and scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5585 Panama

    1924: 2 c. carmine and 1929 Express 10 c. orange used on 10 c. red postal stationery registered envelope, H&G C3, to Sandusky, Ohio tied by framed "Agencia Postal / Boco del Toro" datestamps (Nov 12, 1931) in violet. New York transit and arrival (Nov 24) on reverse. A scarce Express usage.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5586 Panama

    Canal Zone 1914: Overprinted US Postage Due 1 c. rose carmine vertical pair and 2 c. rose-carmine in a block of four, used on unpaid cover from Nevis to Cristobal, tied by mute circular handstamps in black with "Nevis / A09" duplex above (Oct 8). Reverse with Trinidad transit cds and Cristobal arrival cds (Oct 31). Scarce and most attractive Scott = $ 200 off cover.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF
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