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  • Lot# : 1708 Portugal

    1648 (Oct. 17): Joao IV King of Portugal (1604-1656), King's letter written in Alcantara (Lisbon) and signed 'Rey', entire lettersheet with waver wax seal addressed to A. Ruy Governador das Armas da Provincia de Trallosmontes (Tras-os-Montes 'behind the mountains') located in the northeastern corner of the country. Transcription of complete portuguese text attached. A fine, historical document. John the Restorer, so his nickname, whose reign lasting from 1640 until his death, led to the Portuguese "restoration" of independence from Spanish rule and established the house of Braganza on the Portuguese throne.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1710 Portugal

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    Catalogue# : 47/50
    Lourenço Marques 1899: 5 r. on 10 r., 25 r. on 10 r., 50 r. on 30 r. and 50 r. on 800 r. green & brown, both halfes of each value; used on registered cover to Lisbon tied by three strikes of "Correio / Lourenço Marques" datestamps (April 27) and by framed registration cachet in black. Reverse with Lisbon arrival (May 24). File folds but a rare issue on a genuine cover (Scott 53/56).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF
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