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    1877 (March 18): Dominican Republic 1868/69 ½ r. black on pelure lavender paper tied by oval FRANCO handstamp in blue, used on 1877 combination cover from Santo Domingo to Genova with Great Britain 1870 1½ d. lake, pl. 3 in a severed and horizontally creased block of nine cancelled by four strikes of the "C87" obliterator in black and by 'Genova' arrival cds. British P.O. 'ST. DOMINGO' cds in black below (March 19) and 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (April 12). Illustrated in "Dominican Republic - The Classic Stamps" by Danilo Mueses on page 190. "British Mail in Santo Domingo" by Danilo Mueses, Juan M. Prida & Gregory Todd on page 145. Despite imperfections an extremely rare cover. Certs. RPSL (1957), Todd AIEP (2020).rnProvenance: 'Millionaire's Sale', Shanahan sale 77, Dublin, 15 Nov 1958, lot 273; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 798; 'Latin America', Siegel, New York, 4 Nov 1988, lot 2161.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,000 CHF
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