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  • Lot# : 5724 Venezuela

    1839 (July 20): Entire letter from Calabozo to Caracas with manuscript 'Justicia Servizio' struck with superb unframed CALABOZO / FRANCA fancy handstamp in sepia. Exceptional and rare.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5725 Venezuela

    1845 (March 15): Registered cover to Acarigua with edges showing manuscript whirls to denote registration, struck with circular CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / VALENCIA / CERTIFDO and CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / VALENCIA /FRANCA handstamps in black. Full docketing of receipt inside (March 25). A wonderful and probably unique usage.rnrnProvenance: Collection Hugo Goeggel, Corinphila sale 191, 18-20 Nov 2014, lot 992.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5726 Venezuela

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    1847 (Sept 21): Entire letter sent prepaid from La Guayra via London Forwarding Agent 'H. Rudall' to Teneriffe, Canary Islands, struck on despatch with circular CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / LA GUAYRA / FRANCA in red; with annotation of contents "$100 of gold" and endorsed on arrival at Forwarding Agent LE BRUN & DAVIDSON / TENERIFFE with oval cachet in black on reverse; charged for insurance at 5% on despatch "5 rs. Vn." in manuscript at top and '1s.' charged in London and paid, presumably by the Forwarding Agent. A splendid and extremely early Transatlantic Money Letter from South America. Cert. Holcombe (1990).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 83, Sept 1991, lot 6349.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5727 Venezuela

    1850c.: Entire letter sent unpaid to Caracas with circular CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / GUAYRA / DEBE handstamp unusually struck in green. Fine and unusual entire with contents regarding outstanding debts.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5728 Venezuela

    1857 (Dec 15): Cover from Escuque to Maracaibo sent unpaid and struck with circular CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / ESCUQUE / DEBE and rate mark "1" (real) in red. Fresh and fine, a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5729 Venezuela

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    1859: Fine Impression 1 r. blue, a used example with large margins all round, on January 13, 1859 cover datelined at Cucuta, Colombia, mailed at Tachira, Venezuela (some 75 kms. from Cucuta) to Maracaibo and tied by bold strike of circular CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / TACHIRA / FRANCA handstamp in red. Internally docketed as received on January 27 in Maracaibo. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XVI on page 29. A superb and extremely rare cover used in the second week of issue of the first Venezuelan adhesives. Cert. Holcombe (1990).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 80, 21-28 Sept 1980, lot 6370.rn                   Collection Knut Heister.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5730 Venezuela

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    1859: Fine impression 2 r. red, a used example with large margins on three sides, imperceptibly grazed at base, used on the famous May 23, 1859 entire letter to Marseille tied by "3½" weight marking in black. Carried by British Packet with London transit cds (June 16) on reverse in red and struck there with framed Accountancy marking "GB / 1F 60c." in black. Calais transit cds on front and handstruck '16' décimes due marking in black. A splendid and extremely rare entire. Illustrated in "The Early Stamps of Venezuela" by Lt. General C.W. Wickersham on page 8. Cert. Holcombe (1989).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 80, 24-31 March 1990, lot 6105.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5731 Venezuela

    1861: ½ r. orange, coarse impression, an unused corner marginal block of twenty-five from the upper right corner of the sheet, Second Setting.rnpositions 6-10 / 46-50, good margins all round and of fine colour, minor unobtrusive vertical crease, superb large part, mostly unmounted og. Scarce Scott = $ 630+
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5732 Venezuela

    1859/62: Coarse impression ½ r. orange, a used example with enormous margins for this issue, sheet marginal at right and with portion of adjoining stamp at top, used on 1862 entire letter to Caracas tied by "CORREOS / LA GUAIRA" datestamp (Feb 26) in blue. Superb.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5733 Venezuela

    1862: Coarse impression 1 r. blue, an unused horizontal strip of ten showing sheet margins at both sides, first Setting, positions 21-30, with clear to good margins for the issue at top and at base, of fresh colour and superb large part og. Minor bends as to be expected, a scarce and attractive multiple. Signed Moorhouse Scott = $ 200+.rn 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5734 Venezuela

    1859/62: The range of first issues, both fine and coarse impressions with 57 stamps with ½ r. (37) including ½ r. orange in an unused marginal block of four and strip of three, a used strip of four and a strip of three in the yellow shade, two pairs cancelled VALENCIA, single cancelled at Caracas in red on piece, range of weight markings etc., also 1 r. blue (11) with unused pair, fine used examples cancelled with weight marks 0, 5 and 6; 2 r. red (9) with unused examples (6) and used (3), one with 'star' cancel in black. Mostly fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5735 Venezuela

    1863/64: Eagle ½ r. orange, a horizontal strip of three used on September 14, 1866 entire letter from Trujillo to Caracas, margins tocuhed in places due to the narrow setting, each cancelled by "0" weight markings in black, annotated as received on October 1st. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XVI on page 105. A scarce usage of the issue from the interior - the Eagle issue was technically demonetised at the end of 1865 - and the latest recorded usage of the issue.rnrnProvenance: Collection Knut Heister.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5736 Venezuela

    1863/64: Eagle 1 r. deep blue, a used vertical pair, margins large to touched on one at top, tied to 1864 cover and most part back to Paris by CORREOS / LA GUAIRA datestamp in black. Carried via British Packet with London transit cds (March 29) and struck with with "GB / 1F 60c." Accountancy marking. Calais entry marking on front (March 30) and charged '8' décimes handstruck due on receipt. A scarce issue on letter. Signed Darteyre.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5737 Venezuela

    1864/65: Eagle Redrawn with 52 pearls in circle, ½ r. orange, the Postal Forgery, a complete sheet of 153 (17 x 9), with large margins all round, some minor folds not affecting the frontal appearance but an astonishing multiple and an important reference sheet for the student of Postal Forgeries, still listed by Stanley Gibbons and Scott. Signed Moorhouse Gi = £ 1'000+/Scott = $ 600+.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5738 Venezuela

    1865: Postal Forgery ½ r. orange-yellow, a used example on 1865 entire letter from La Guaira to Caracas tied by bold "ADMON DE CORREOS / LA GUAIRA" datestamp (first year of use) in black (Sept 15). A fine and extremely rare entire Scott = $ 3'000.rnrnNote: Scott lists this stamp as 'redrawn', however it is more correctly termed as an unauthorised Postal Forgery whether printed in yellow or orange. For further information see Edition D'Or XVI, page 109, a copy of which is enclosed with the lot. The very few covers bearing the Postal Forgery which have survived are all dated between June 6 and December 18, 1865.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5739 Venezuela

    1865/70: ½ r. brownish-rose, a fine example used on August 14, 1869 entire letter from Maracay to Caracas tied by very late usage of the circular 'Paez' pre-philatelic "CORREOS DE VENEZUELA / MARACAI. / FRANCA" handstamp in brownish ink and also by heavily inked "0" weight mark embellished by the Postmaster in ink. Rare and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5740 Venezuela

    1865/70: 1 r. vermilion, seven diagonal bisects used on the famous cover front from La Guaira to Caracas each tied by four strikes of the undated circular "CORREOS / LA GUAIRA." handstamp on black. Minor file fold at left but a spectacular franking.rnrnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 5-7 May 1970, lot 1188.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5741 Venezuela

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    1865/70: 2 r. yellow, a quadrisected usage to pay the ½ r. real rate, used on 1868 cover from La Guaira to the British Legation in Caracas, endorsed 'per. Correo June 1' at lower left, tied by circular undated "CORREOS / LA GUAIRA." handstamp in black. File fold through the adhesive but a great rarity - this was not a sanctioned issue but used to defraud the Posts, probably with the connivance of the La Guaira Postmaster. Cert. RPSL (1969).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5742 Venezuela

    1880: Litho 5 c. pale blue, 10 c. scarlet pair, 25 c. orange and 50 c. brown, all used on 1880 registered cover to Halifax, Canada tied by 'Puerto Cabello' datestamps (Aug 14) in black. Reverse with further Puerto Cabello cds, New York / Paid All' transit (Aug 27) and 'Halifax N.S / Canada' arrival cds (Aug 31). A fine four colour franking to a most unusual destination: a rare issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5743 Venezuela

    1882: American Banknote Company Proofs in black on thin white paper for the Fourth Escuelas issue, the complete set of eight different values from 5 c. to 20 bolivares, all mounted on to file cards from the ABN archives. Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5744 Venezuela

    1893: American Banknote Company Proofs in black on thin white paper for the Schools Tax 'Instruccion' issue, the complete set of eight different values from 5 c. to 20 bolivares, all mounted on to file cards from the ABN archives. Fresh and very fine.
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5745 Venezuela

    1893: Schools Tax / Internal Postage, American Bank Note Co. imperforate Die Proofs printed in black for the complete set of eight values on individual cards, all with altered file numbers in margin above the ABN imprint, together with an additional 50 c. Proof with printed 'SOFT LAYDOWN OF C 284' in margin. Rare and very fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5746 Venezuela

    1903: Provisional Issue 10 c. vermilion with handstamped "Vale 25cs" in violet, tied to reverse of envelope to Clermont Ferrand, France by double circle "Fiscalia de Instrucción Publica Estado Guayana" in violet and signed "Carrasco" in manuscript. Obverse with circular 'D. Moralejo & Co. / Trinidad' Forwarding Agent cachet in red (Jan 28) and 'Port of Spain / Trinidad' cds in black of the same day with Clermont Ferrand arrival verso. Exceptional cover and a very rare stamp on letter.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Crown Point', Corinphila sale 131, 8 Oct 2001, lot 7007.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5747 Venezuela

    1899: 10 c. + 10 c. red on lilac Postal Stationery reply cards (H&G 11), an uncut pair from the American Banknote Co. archives each of the four handstamped SPECIMEN diagonally in red and with security pinch-hole. Fresh and very fine, believed unique.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5748 Venezuela

    1951 (Dec 18): Bolivarian Games, American Banknote Co. Die Proofs for the airmail set of four, all sunken Dies with file numbers in issued colours, showing the Cycling Velodrome, together with the Master Die Proof in black with Duty Plate blank. A rare group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5749 Venezuela

    1904 (July): Fiscals used for Postage issue, American Bank Note Co. imperforate Die Proofs printed in black for the complete set of eight values from 5 c. to 20 b., all on individual cards, all with altered file numbers in margin below the Proofs and showing ABN imprint. A scarce set (8).
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5750 Venezuela

    1915/22: Fiscals used for Postage issue, American Bank Note Co. imperforate Die Proofs printed in black for the complete set of nine values from 5 c. to 20 b., all on individual cards, all with altered file numbers in margin below the Proofs; also two further Proofs for the 1922 Fiscals used for Postage issue with 20 c. and 25 b. values together with a 'Vignette Only' Proof of Antonio José de Sucre. A scarce group (12).
    Starting bid : 160.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5751 Venezuela

    1940: 'Timbre Fiscal' issue, American Bank Note Co. imperforate Die Proofs printed in black for the complete set of ten values from 5 c. to 50 b., all on individual cards, all with altered file numbers in margin above the Proofs. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF
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