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  • Lot# : 5587 Paraguay

    1790c.: Large part cover, no side flaps, mailed from Itapuá to Buenos Aires struck with superb strike of condensed "YTAPVA" straight line handstamp in black, rated '1' real in manuscript. Scarce and fine (Tizon = EXT).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5588 Paraguay

    1869 (Dec 9): Cover from Asuncion to Buenos Aires mailed during the aftermath of the War of the Triple Alliance whilst Paraguay was disastrously fighting a guerilla war against Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay; struck with fine "CORREOS DEL ASUNCION / *" handstamp in blue alongside 'Sandini & Sordelli' company cachet in blue, rated '12' in manuscript. Unusual and rare
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5589 Paraguay

    1870 (Aug): 1 r. rose, a used example with ample to large margins all round, used on 1877 entire letter from Asuncion to Buenos Aires tied by bold "ASUNCION" datestamp (Feb 15) in black. Buenos Aires arrival cds (Feb 20) on reverse. File fold well away from the adhesive, a very rare and appealing #1 cover.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5590 Paraguay

    1870 (Aug): 2 r. dull blue, the famous unused block of nine (3 x 3), marginal from left of sheet, with large margins all round, of vibrant colour, one stamp with small nick not affecting the appearance, fresh and fine, unused with large part og. The second largest recorded multiple of this stamp and a rarity of South American philately. Signed Holcombe.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 5-7 May 1970, lot 886.rn                   Collection E.M. de Bustamente, DF, Zurich, 1-6 Nov 1993, lot 30640.rn                   Collection Benitez Ciotti, Corinphila sale 145, 5-8 April 2006, lot 4770.rn 

    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5591 Paraguay

    1870 (Aug): 3 r. black, an unused block of four with good margins all round, positions 64-65 / 74-75, slightest of hinge thins at top and vertically creased between the stamps in margin only and not affecting the fine appearance, unused without gum. A very rare stamp in a multiple. Signed Holcombe, H.R. Harmer.rnrnProvenance:  Collection Lars Amundsen, SG, London, 5-7 Feb 1969, lot 396.rn                    Collection E.M. de Bustamente, DF, Zurich, 1-6 Nov 1993, lot 30646.rn                    Collection Benitez Ciotti, Corinphila sale 145, 5-8 April 2006, lot 4782.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5592 Paraguay

    1871: Official cover headed 'S.P.' at top, mailed from Asuncion to Montevideo with oval 'Administracion de Correos del Paraguay / Asuncion' in blue and struck with "Asuncion" cds (Oct 22) in blue alongside. Tax indicated with pencil '20' at left but probably not taxed on arrival as addressed to the Postmaster General of Uruguay. Part flap missing on reverse but scarce.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5593 Paraguay

    1879/81: 5 c. red-brown, a horizontal pair used on 1882 cover to Magdeburg, Germany tied by "CORREOS DEL ASUNCION / *" handstamp in black with 'Asuncion' datestamp adjacent, reverse with Buenos Aires transit cds (Oct 5) and Magdeburg arrival (Nov 5). A very scarce issue on cover Scott = $ 525.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5594 Paraguay

    1880: Official cover from Asuncion to Montevideo with oval 'Administracion de Correos del Paraguay / Asuncion' in blue with straight line SERVICIO DE CORREOS and "Asuncion" cds (Jan 30) in black. Despite the official nature of the correspondence charged with circular '20' Due marking on arrival. Scarce and very fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5595 Paraguay

    1881 (Aug): 1 c., 2 c. and 4 c. values, widely spaced imperforate Proof strip of the complete set, printed in deep brown on white wove paper. Scarce and attractive strip.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5596 Paraguay

    1884: 5 c. pale blue, a horizontal pair, one stamp digonally bisected to slightly overpay the 7 c. rate to Montevideo, Uruguay cancelled by 'Asuncion' despatch datestamp with reverse showing 'Domicilio' arrival (March 2, 1886). A very scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5597 Paraguay

    1887: 15 c. orange used with 1892/96 5 c. violet, 14 c. red-brown pair and 20 c. red, on registered / AR 1900 postcard (of San Bernardino, similar to stationery illustration) used to France, all tied by "Villa Rica" datestamps (July 4) with Asuncion transit and registered label at top tied by octagonal French Paquebot datestamp in black. A scarce and charming usage.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5598 Paraguay

    1887: Germany 10 pf. carmine on buff postal stationery card, reply half, used back to Berlin cancelled by fine SAN BERNARDINO cds (Dec 28). Buenos Aires transit cds alongside (Jan 5, 1888) and Berlin arrival cds (Jan 31). Reverse with French transits from the sender's initial card. Rare.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5599 Paraguay

    1899: 'Provisiorio / 10 / centavos' on 15 c. orange, two sheet marginal examples on 1899 cover to Basel, Switzerland tied by very scarce straight line "Santa Maria de las Missiones" handstamp and by circular "Correos / Paraguay" handstamp in black (without date). Reverse with Asuncion cds (April 19), Rio de Janeiro transit (May 3) and Basel arrival cds (May 21).
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5600 Paraguay

    1930c.: 'Correspondencia de la Campaña' 10 peso Essay for proposed issue for Paraguayan Fauna, unadopted Essay by Carlos Rocholl of Asuncion showing 'Carpinchos' (Capybara, the largest member of the rodent family) on a river bank, painted on brown card (226 x 191 mm.) in black and Chinese white. Rare and most appealing Essay.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 190.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5601 Paraguay

    1943 (Aug 15): Discovery of the Americas, Columbus set of four values, all in matching upper left corner Plate number blocks of four, all optd. SPECIMEN in red and with security punch-holes; together with two American Bank Note Co. Die Proofs on card for the 5 p. green and 7 p. bright ultramarine. A fine and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5602 Paraguay

    1896: 3 c. blue on buff postal stationery letter-card, H&G A2, a used example to Asuncion cancelled on despatch by straight line "Tacuzral" and 'Correos / Paraguay' undated handstamps in black. Reverse with sender's cachet and Asuncion arrival cds (June 4, 1896). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5603 Paraguay

    1906: 3 c. green postal stationery letter-card, H&G A3, a used example written from Villa Encarnacion to Hohenau struck with superb circular "VAPOR YBERA / JUAN B. MOLA" Riverboat handstamp in blue (Antonini & Grasset unlisted). A scarce example of internal River Mail.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5604 Paraguay

    1896: 5 c. purple postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, a used example to Villa Rica cancelled by scarce "Estacion Gral. Cabellero" straight line in black, reverse with Villa Rica arrival (Jan 9) in black. Cabellero is 101 kilometres South East of Asuncion on the line down to Encarnacion.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5605 Paraguay

    1899: 5 c. purple postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, used to Asuncion initially cancelled by straight line "Santa Maria de la Misiones" despatch handstamp and by undated 'Correos / Paraguay' circular handstamp in black. Reverse with Asuncion arrival cds (March 8, 1899) in black.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5606 Paraguay

    1889: Official 5 c. on 15 c. red-brown, imperforaate, a used strip of four on registered 1890 'Ministerio de Hacienda' cover to Buenos Aires, tied by Asuncion datestamps in black. Reverse with two oval Official cachets and 'Certificados' arrival cds (April 21). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF
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