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  • Lot# : 5627 Bolivia

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    1875: Cover mailed at La Chimba / Antofagasta with superb oval CORREO DE LA CHIMBA / BOLIVIA intaglio seal with Ship vignette struck in black, prepaid to Cobija with fancy oval CANCELADO seal handstamp and framed FRANCA adjacent in black, alongside Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 13 (unpriced by Stanley Gibbons) and 1873 1 s. green pl. 10 tied by light strikes of "C39" obliterator with corresponding COBIJA datestamp of British P.O. below (July 22, code C). 'London / Paid' transit cds (Aug 28) and circular 'PD' in red; the 1 s. adhesive also tied by Calais entry marking in black (Aug 28) with Paris arrival cds on reverse. Insignificant aging but a spectacular and astonishing cover of great rarity and beauty. Signed A. Diena. Cert. RPSL (1972).rnProvenance:  'Junior Millionaires'', Shanahan Sale 84, Dublin, 7 Feb 1959, lot 323; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25.27 Nov 1969, lot 562; Collection Julius Steindler, RL, Basel,14 March 1972, lot 637; Stanley Gibbons, London, 17 May 1984, lot 36.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5628 Bolivia

    1875 (July): Great Britain 1873 1 s. green pl. 10, a vertical strip of three lettered RF/TF, used on 1875 double rate cover from Cobija to Guildford, England endorsed 'via Panama, per W.I. Mail to Southampton' tied by two bold strikes of the "C39" obliterator in black. The stamps originally cut on piece from the envelope and thankfully returned to their original position, reverse with Guildford arrival cds (Aug 12). Possibly the finest strikes known of this amazingly elusive Postal Agency and despite the obvious imperfection, an attractive cover and a very rare usage.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500 CHF

    Lot# : 5629 Bolivia

    1878: Great Britain 1873 6 d. grey pl. 15, a used example lettered TI, on 1878 cover from Antofagasta to New York, tied by fancy framed gothic script "Franca" handstamp in blue with octagonal framed "10c. / CORREOS ANTOFAGASTA / 10c." handstamp alongside. Reverse with 'Lima / Pral.' transit cds in black (May 12) and, on arrival struck with 'New York / Due 5 Cents' handstamp (June 2) for incoming Ship Letter fee. The 6 d. adhesive with blunted perforations in the wing margin not detracting from the beautiful appearance and of no significance compared to the rarity of the cover. An exceptional cover of great beauty.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 285; Collection André Bollen, DF, Zurich, 29-30 March 1984, lot 11546; Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink Shreves, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2041.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF
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