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The Brian Moorhouse Estate (part 2)
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  • Lot# : 4621 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 red, rated '1' real in manuscript. Scarce and fine (Tizon = RRR).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 4622 Paraguay

    1870 (Aug): 2 r. blue, an unused block of four, with large even margins all round and marginal from top of sheet, of excellent fresh colour, minor horizontal bend on the upper pair not affecting the lovely appearance. An extremely rare and attractive multiple. Signed Kneitschel Scott = $ 400++.rnrnProvenance: Collection Ramón Benítez Ciotti, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 4773.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 4623 Paraguay

    1870 (Aug): 3 r. black, an unused block of four, large margins all round and sheet marginal at right, in a rich deep shade, fine unused. A much under-catalogued and appreciated stamp and a superb and extremely rare multiple: probably the finest of the few blocks of four extant. Signed Holcombe, Kneitschel Gi 3/Scott = $ 900++.rnrnProvenance: Collection E. M. de Bustamente, DF, Zurich, Nov 1993; Collection Ramón Benítez Ciotti, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 4781.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 4624 Paraguay

    1881 (Aug 30): Lithographed by L. Gourmand in Buenos Aires, Lion & Liberty Cap, the set of three values in imperforate Proof blocks of four in black, in rose-red, in blue and in brown; fresh and fine, large ungummed, three of the blocks with Gourman imprint.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4625 Paraguay

    1929: Paraguay Map 20 pesos, Proofs (25) imperforate in black at 150% of the normal issued stamp, all on glazed white card paper laid out in 5 x 5 sheet format, a fine and most unusual page Gi 318/320.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 4626 Paraguay

    1896c.: 5 c. purple postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, used to Villa Rica cancelled by scarce "Cazepa" handstamp of despatch in black. Reverse with 'Villa Rica' arrival cds (Jan 20) without year date. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 4627 Paraguay

    1939 (Nov): 500 pesos value, the original "Map" artwork as originally submitted to Waterlows as the vignette for the issue, the Map struck with Ministry of the Exterior and Post Office cachets in black, together with the original Waterlow artwork for the 500 p. imperforate and handpainted in blue, buff, red, black and highlighted in Chinese white on presentation card; together with the issued 500 p. black that was eventually printed by the American Banknote Co. Unique.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 4628 Paraguay

    1944/45: Waterlow Pictorial set of twenty-one values, Postage & Airmail, the complete set in imperforate Proof blocks of four, many marginal, all with security punch-holes, fresh and fine, unmounted og. A scarce set Gi 687/607.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF
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