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  • Lot# : 5501 USA

    1756 (Nov 22): Cover from New York, docketed by one Richard Peters and addressed to the Honourable Thomas Penn in London, struck with very fine two line "NEW / YORK" in black (this handstamp was made in England and supplied by the General Post Office) with manuscript rate '3oz.¼', a heavy letter mailed at the rate of 1 shilling per ¼ ounce, and thus charged "13N" (shillings) in manuscript due to pay. Reverse, displaying well on flap, with Bishop Mark of receipt "11/FE" in black. Reverse with manuscript docketing "Paid 2 pounds 5s. 3d." presumably the total for all the mail received by Thomas Penn on that day.rnrnNote: Thomas Penn, 1702-1775, son of the founder of the province of Pennsylvania, returned to England in 1751, head of the Penn family which owned nearly two thirds of modern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Letters between Penn and Richard Peters (1704-1776), secretary to the Land Office, can be found in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania collections.
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    Lot# : 5502 USA

    Seven Years War 1759 (July 31): Entire letter written by Major Mungo Campbell from Ticonderoga to Inverary via Edinburgh, Scotland with fascinating contents written just two days after the Battle of Ticonderoga (Fort Carillon): "The French deserted this place so soon as we got up our Batteries & then our Artillery played. They might have made victory dear to us. All your friends are perfectly well our success has been rapid, our expectations are sanguine and you may probably soon hear from us from Montreal at which place, or rather St. John, halfway to it, it is thought the French will make the first stand and that they will abandon Crown Point in the same hasty manner they evacuated this place on a few days at most: speedy preparations are making to embark on Lake Champlain...we are now preparing a salad from the gardens of Ticonderoga. Ware in high spirits only now and then the thoughts of an approaching peace and half pay damps us...", The cover is rated '2/11d.' to pay in manuscript (1s. to New York, 1s. Packet rate to Falmouth + 11d. inland postage) with Bishop Mark on reverse "8/SE" of receipt. Two small closed opening tears at top but an extremely historic and rare entire.rnrnNote: General Sir Jeffery Amherst moved artillery to high ground overlooking Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga), which was latterly defended by a garrison of 400 Frenchmen under the command of Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaque, many troops having already been sent North towards Montreal. Upon the French evacuation of the Fort after their attempt to blow it up, it was renamed and Amherst's forces began the repair of the Fort and boat building on Lake Champlain.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5503 USA

    1766 (July 31): Entire letter from Annapolis to Philadelphia marked on front panel "2.16" in red manuscript (2 penny-weight, 16 grains of silver) and also annotated "1/4" (1 shilling 4 d. sterling) the equivalent amount with, on reverse a superb strike of two line "ANNA / POLIS" handstamp in black: only recorded in use for 1766. This handstamp was made in England and supplied by the General Post Office. A superb rarity in the foremost quality.rnrnNote: The addressee Cadwallader Morris (1741-1795) was a merchant and politician from Philadelphia. During the American Revolution, he was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, which was commanded by his cousin, Captain Samuel Morris.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5504 USA

    1768 (Feb): Cover from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Jared Ingersoll, Judge of the Court of the Admiralty in New York and re-addressed to New Haven, originally marked "On His Majesty's Service" but with annotation in manuscript "PD 1P+8" (1 penny-weight + 8 grains of silver); struck on reverse with "BOSTON" straight line handstamp in brown (first year of use) and Boston Bishop Mark "13/FE" in same ink and two line "NEW / YORK" in black with further Bishop Mark "25/FE". Some flap wear of no significance, truly superb strikes of both handstamps.rnrnNote: The addressee, Jared Ingersoll was a Connecticut Stamp Agent and Judge of the Court of the Admiralty: his son, also named Jared (1749-1822) was a lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signator of the United States Constitution.rn 
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5505 USA

    1769 (Aug 27): Entire letter from London to Governor Grant of St. Augustine, Florida via Charles Town, North Carolina. rated "1N" (1 shilling) for the Packet rate and struck on despatch with Bishop Mark "6/SE" in brown. Very fine strike of the two line "CHARLES / TOWN" handstamp in black applied on entry, and thence forwarded on to St. Augustine. A superb and very rare entire that displays well.rnrnNote: In 1768, at the insistence of Governor Grant of Florida, a mail service was established between Charles Town and St. Augustine by Post Rider via Savannah and Sunbury. The journey took a fortnight in each direction and was discontinued after a few years.rnrnThe letter has fascinating chatty content including the "elopement of Lord Albemarle's Mistress...he had laid out £8'000 on her and the town say had made handsome provision for her in case of his death" and "being (Robert) Clive's friends they asked the Government to assist them in the Persian Gulph where Pirates had destroyed their trade..." and "The Duke of Norfolk is to be married to Miss Fitzroy Scudamore with near 6'000 a year..." (she later became insane and was locked away for many years).
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5506 USA

    1772 (Jan 24): Cover from Sam Chase in Baltimore to Willam & Thomas Bradford, printers of Philadelphia with "2.16" in black manuscript (2 penny-weight, 16 grains of silver) and also annotated "1/4" (1 shilling 4 d. sterling) the equivalent amount prepaid in red ink, struck on reverse with straight line "BALTIMORE" handstamp in black, this handstamp being issued by the General Post Office in England. Strengthened at top and docketing at base "Sam Chase, Jan 24, 1772" - Chase was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Rare.rnrnNote: The original letter was written from Annapolis (a photocopy is with the lot), with Chase asking for a Pocket Almanack and a blank small memorandum book, preferably to be delivered direct and not to the Coffee House as they would be "taken away by some idle person or other".rnProvenance: R. A. Siegel, New York, 15 Dec 2010.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5507 USA

    1772 (July 1): Entire letter from Pensacola, Florida to Thomas Bradford, printers in Philadelphia, struck with straight line "PENSACOLA" handstamp in brown - the earliest recorded usage - with two line "CHARLES / TOWN" struck as usual across flap but both displaying well. Rated at top "8" in red manuscript (Charles Town from Penasacola) and "2/S" (shillings) for amount due upon receipt. A fine and rare entire of great importance to the Postal History of Florida.rnrnNote: The contents refer to buying land in Florida - "The person applying, after making Oath that he intends settling in the province, is to have 100 acres for himself, 50 for his wife with the same quantity for each child and servant. Quit rent at half a penny sterling an Acre to commence at the expiration of 10 years...".rnProvenance: Shreve, New York, 27 Jan 2010.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5508 USA

    Congress Post 1775 (July 1): Entire letter from Philadelphia via Willamsburg to Robert Carter at Nomony Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, rated at top in red manuscript "ON10" (10d.) prepaid, with reverse showing "PHILA. JULY 4" despatch handstamp in red across flap and superb strike of "WMS. BURG / JULY 15" arrival in red-brown ink: either the latest recorded strike of the British Colonial handstamp or the first under Benjamin Franklin's appointment as Postmaster General of the United Colonies. A marvellous entire of great historical importance.rnrnNote: The addressee, Robert Carter of Nomony (Nomoni) Hall, was a lawyer and whilst he gave tacit support during the War of Independence, he was later one of very few Plantation owners to free all his 500+ slaves in 1788. The letter, written by Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) was a member of the First Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence which he himself first proposed in June 1776, is interesting: "It seems indeed as if Lord Dunmore was taking true pains to incut the censure of the whole reasonable world, conceiving I suppose, that it is the most likely way to please his Masters in the Administration. The enclosed printed hand-bill will give you an account of a very bloody engagement between a detachment of the Continental Army and the Ministerial Forces from Boston. Our enemies are compelled to remain under cover of their Ship's Cannon. Should they come out we have 15'000 men under command of Generals Washington, Ward, Lee, Putnam and others ready to give a good account. The Ministerial plan against New York we shall oppose with 5'000 men under the immediate command of General Schuyler. The Canadians have peremptorily refused to join Govr. Carleton and when he has warmly solicited the Indians to take up the hatchet against us, they tell him 'it is buried too deep, they cannot find it'. To us they promise a strict neutrality. Things being thus secured where our enemies proposed to make the deepest impression it remains with us in the middle and southern colonies to take care that the appreciation be faithfully observed...we hear that 13 Transports are arrived at N. York with about 2'000 soldiers, and on their being ordered round to Boston they mutiny and swear they will not go there to fight against their friends. General Howe who commanded the Ministerial Troops in the late battle, we have good accounts is dead of his wounds. He was by much the best Officer they had....Congress will I fear, sit a great part of the summer. Business inroads fast upon us and the public here seems unwilling we should get up before it is known how the Battle of Lexington was received in England...".
    Starting bid : 6,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5509 USA

    1842: Second sheet of entire letter from New York to Vice Admiral Sir Charles Adam, KCB, Commander in Chief, Havana; sent prepaid from New York with manuscript "1/-" in red alongside superb "♚ / PAID / AT / NEW YORK" in red with corresponding NEW YORK double arc cds of the British P.O. on reverse (April 25). Reverse with oval FORWARDED BY / RICHARD S. TUCKER / NEW-YORK in red and both embellished and dated (April 25) in ink by Agent. Manuscript notation of receipt "Rec'd at Havana 7 May". Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 7/8. Three covers are recorded, one is ex Glassco. A wonderful cover of enormous rarity to both British and American Postal History Gi = £ 35'000.rnrnNote: Sir Charles Adam was serving as Rear Admiral, First Naval Lord and on the Admiralty Board. He was Commander in Chief of the North American and West Indies Station aboard HMS Illustrious from August 1841 until December 1844.rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, DF, Zurich, 29-30 March 1984, lot 11720; R.A.Siegel, New York, 10 June 2010.
    Starting bid : 25,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5510 USA

    1842: Entire letter from New Orleans to Liege, Belgium struck on reverse with enormously rare British Post Office "NEW ORLEANS" double arc datestamp struck in red (August 24). Rated 2/4d. to pay in manuscript with reverse showing London transit cds (Oct 14) in red, circular AUS ENGLAND PER OSTENDE in red (Oct 15) and framed 'Rate Box' DEBOURS ETRANGERS (2/4d.) / TAXE REDUITE - (30) / PORT BELGE (11) in red with red manuscript '41' décimes to collect from recipient. One of just two covers recorded - both are from the same correspondence (the other ex Bollen is illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 7/7). A rarity of both Great Britain Used Abroad and American Postal History.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5511 Nova Scotia

    1847 (Oct 22): Entire letter from Minudie, Nova Scotia to Hartford, CT, USA with listing of items sent aboard the Schooner 'Mrs. Sprague', rated '11½' in red manuscript with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / AMHERST N.S." in red (with 'Paid' crossed through in manuscript and '10' applied over the 11½). Reverse with AMHERST / N.S. double arc cds in red (Oct 24), 'Dorchester / N.B.' in black (Oct 24) and 'Sackville / N.B.' cds (Oct 25) in black and Robbinston transit (Oct 27) in red on obverse. A fresh and very fine entire Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5512 Nova Scotia

    1855 (April 20): Prepaid cover to Maitland, Hants Co. struck with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. MARGARET'S BAY. N.S" in black with manuscript '3' (pence) in red crayon with reverse showing "St. Margaret's Bay / NS" cds in black (April 20) and oval arrival of the following day.rnThis cover, the earliest recorded, predates the sole recorded example illustrated in Parmenter & Morton (page 7/6) by over 5 months and the Frederick R. Mayer example. Less than five known - rare and superb.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5513 Brit. Columbia andVancouver Island

    Vancouver Island 1868 (Sept): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 79 and 1865/67 6 d. lilac pl. 6 used on 1868 cover from 'HMS Scout' at Esquimalt, Vancouver to Torquay endorsed 'Pd. England' at top, tied by bold strike of "D61" barred obliterator in black. Carried on the RMS 'Tasmanian' which docked at Plymouth on Sept 29. Reverse with Torquay arrival cds (Sept 29) in black. The envelope was written to the sister of William E. Fitzgerald, an Officer on board HMS Scout, at this time at Esquimalt. Naval and Official mail from Vancouver Island was directed to W.L. Booker, Consul & British Post Office Agent in San Francisco, thence routed via Panama and Colon. An extraordinary cover, discussed at length in Parmenter & Gordon on page 3/51, this being the sole recorded usage of this obliterator.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, June 2007.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5514 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

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    1868 (Feb 25): Cover front from Antigua to Nevis mailed during  stamp shortage, prepaid 2 d. in red manuscript and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" handstamp in red with single ring "Antigua" cds (Feb 25) in red at left and by two line "ANIGUA / SHIP LETTER" in black. Slightly stained but an exceptional and rare usage. Cert. BPA (1966).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 273.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
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    Lot# : 5515 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1858 (June 28): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac used on 1858 entire letter to Whitehaven tied by bold strike of "A02" obliterator of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (June 28) in black, London cds in blue (July 17) and Whitehaven and Egremont cds's (July 18) in black. The earliest recorded usage of British stamps at St. John's (see Parmenter & Gordon page 6/6). A fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5516 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1858 (Sept 11): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, two horizontal pairs in a rich shade, used on 1858 quadruple weight entire letter to Whitehaven, all tied by bold individual strikes of "A02" obliterator of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (Sept 12) in black, London cds in red and Whitehaven cds (Oct 2) in black. File fold does not affect an extremely beautiful and rare entire.rnProvenance: Argyll Etkin, London, June 1994.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5517 Bahamas

    1851 (July 12): Cover, no side flaps, mailed prepaid from Nassau, Bahamas to San Francisco, USA endorsed 'per British Mail steamer via Panama', prepaid '1/4d.' in red manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BAHAMAS" handstamp in red. Reverse with BAHAMAS double arc cds (July 12, code C) and 'St. Thomas' double arc cds. Handstruck '20' (cents) due marking in black also on obverse of a fine and rare cover Gi = £ 2'250.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 282.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5518 Bahamas

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    1860 (March 17): Great Britain 1 d. red, perf. 14, used on Newspaper rate cover from Nassau to Washington D.C., signed at top by ex-President "Franklin Pierce" for free franking privilege within the USA, neatly tied by "AO5" obliterator in black with double arc BAHAMAS cds (March 17, code C) displaying well on reverse. Crayon '2' (cents) presumably not collected in deference to the President (1853-1857). Manuscript note at top: "You asked me for Gen. Pierce's autograph - here it is - I may, if you desire it be able to give you a letter". A very rare rate and stamp used on an historic cover. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Collection 'Staircase', Spink, London, 8 April 1999, lot 60.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5519 Bahamas

    1859 (Oct 27): Cover at single rate from Nassau to Dingwall, Scotland franked by Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue pl. 7 and 1857 4 d. rose tied by "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Oct 27) and Dingwall cds (Nov 20) in blue. Slight faults due to opening but an extremely rare cover - we have recorded just one other example of the 1858 2 d. blue on letter from the Bahamas Gi = £ 2'000+ off cover.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 17-18 Dec 1962, lot 372.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5520 Bahamas

    1859 (Aug 26): Cover at triple rate from Nassau to Philadelphia, USA franked by Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose in a horizontal strip of three and a single, last stamp with small corner fault, all individually tied by bold strikes of "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Aug 26)  and obverse with fine "New York / Ship" datestamp (Aug 31) with manuscript '20' (cents) due, altered at right to '22' for local delivery. Small cover faults but an exceptional and very rare franking.rnProvenance: Collection Egly, RL, Bournmeouth, 2 July 1952, lot 66; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 289; Collection 'Staircase', RL, London, 8 April 1999, lot 59.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5521 Bahamas

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    1859 (July 4): Cover at single rate from Nassau to London endorsed 'Nassau July 4' at lower left, franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, some blunted perfs. on wing margin, tied by by "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (July 4, code A) and 'London / Paid' cds (July 26) in red on obverse. A very scarce and attractive cover. Cert. BPA (1986).rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5522 Barbados

    1853 (Feb 11): Entire letter at double rate from Barbados to Baltimore, USA endorsed 'p. Mail' and 'Paid', struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BARBADOES" in red and rated 2s. in manuscript. Circular 'Steamship / 20' of entry in black on obverse; reverse with BARBADOES double arc datestamp (Feb 11) and "St. Thomas" transit cds in black. Superb Gi = £ 475.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5523 British Guyana

    1809 (Dec 15): Entire letter written from 'Demerary' to Liverpool sent unpaid, rated '2/1d.' in manuscript, struck on reverse with fine strike of "DEMERARA" fleuron handstamp (Dec 20) in black. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 5524 British Guyana

    1858 (Sept 25): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a single example used on 1858 cover from Georgetown / Demerara to Scotland  cancelled by fine "AO3" obliterator in black. Reverse with DEMERARA single circle cds (Sept 25) in black, London cds in red (Oct 15), Glasgow, Campbellton and Scots Local 'Southend' (Type V) handstamp. A scarce and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Cavendish, Derby, 9 May 1992, lot 224.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 5525 British Guyana

    1860 (Feb 7): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red (2, one with rounded corner) used with 1856 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair on 1860 cover from Georgetown / Demerara to Dresden, Saxony tied by "AO4" obliteratros in black. Reverse with single ring DEMERARA cds (Feb 7) and Dresden arrival datestamp, obverse with 'London / Paid' cds in red and 'Aus England Per Aachen / Franco' datestamp (March 7) in red. A rare franking to a most unusual destination.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 13 Dec 2001, lot 72.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5526 British Honduras

    1860 (Oct 2): Cover from Guatemala to Orléans, France, endorsed at top "By Royal Mail Steam Ship from Belize (British Honduras) 17th Oct", with 'GUATEMALA / 1860' despatch cds in red (Oct 2) and handstruck "4" (reales), thence via Forwarding Agent "Antonio Mathé / Belize / Honduras" with blue oval cachet and franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac tied by bold "A06" obliterator in black. Reverse with double arc BELIZE cds in black (Oct 12) and thence via London where struck with 'GB / 1F 60c.' accountancy marking in black - either due to the adhesive stamp now being invalid (they were withdrawn in Belize in April 1860) or because the letter was found to be double (note '2' at left). Charged on arrival (Nov 17) with handstruck '16' décimes in black. The finest of all the Guatemala & British Honduras combination usages. A marvellous and famous cover.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 322; Harmers, London, 11 March 1993, lot 46; Collection Dr. Paul Kornan, Harmers, New York, 27 Sept 1994, lot 82.rn         
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5527 Dominica

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    1859 (June 12): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14 in a vertical pair used with 4 d. rose, crossed by file fold, used on 1859 cover from Roseau to Liverpool tied by three strikes of the "A07" obliterator in black. Reverse with DOMINICA double arc cds (June 12) in black and London cds in red (June 29) and Liverpool arrival of the following day. A very rare cover. Cert. BPA (1994).rnProvenance: Collection Charlton-Henry, 1961; Collection Nabarro, RL, London, 12 March 1975, lot 2042; Stanley Gibbons, London, Spring offer list 1980; Harmers, London, 21 March 1984, lot 1541; Collection S.J. Sugarman, Christie's, London, 8 March 1994, lot 1050.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5528 Grenada

    1842 (Aug 29): Entire letter concerning drought on the Mount Pleasant estate on the island of Carriacou to Chester, England rated '1/-' in manuscript, struck with very fine strike of straight line "CARRIACOU" handstamp in brown with 'Pr. Pkt. 29 Aug '42' below in manuscript. Reverse with London cds in red and double arc Chester arrival cds (Oct 14) in black. Rare and fine - just three examples of this handstamp are recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 13.
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5529 Grenada

    1858 (Nov 20): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf 14, a vertical pair used on large part "St. George's Chronicle" newspaper to London, twice redirected on arrival, tied by "A15" obliterators in black with GRENADA double arc cds adjacent (Nov 20). On arrival in London redirected with 1 d. red to Devonport where further 1 d. red applied tied by '25' numeral obliterator and mailed to Stoke. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 334; Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 16 March 1983; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 16; Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Dec 1993, lot 876.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5530 St. Kitts Nevis

    Nevis 1800 (July 24): Entire letter from Nevis to London endorsed 'p. Packet', rated '1/0' in manuscript, struck on reverse with superb two line "NEVIS / JUL 24.1800" handstamp of the British Packet office in black with arrival (Sept 12) in red adjacent. Fascinating contents regarding a slave wishing to purchase her freedom and a list of 'Mrs. MacDougal's Negroes'. The hole left by the original seal sensibly re-backed but a rare and most attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5531 St. Kitts Nevis

    Nevis 1861 (July 11): Cover from Nevis to London endorsed 'West Indian Mail' rated '10' (1 shilling) in manuscript, struck with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / NEVIS" in red, backstamped NEVIS double arc cds (July 11) in black. File fold well away from the fine Crown Circle, a rare and charming cover Gi = £ 4'500.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 475; Collection 'Beaver Creek', Phillips, London, 17 Nov 1988, lot 215.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5532 St. Kitts Nevis

    St. Christopher 1858 (May 14): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a used example with small faults on 1858 cover from Basseterre to London tied by superb strike of "A12" obliterator in black. Reverse with repair to top of envelope and fair only ST. KITTS double arc cds May 14) in black, 'London / Paid' arrival in red (May 31) on obverse. Despite imperfections a rare usage and not unattractive.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5533 St. Lucia

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    1859 (Dec 20): Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose, a used example tied to 1859 cover from Castries to Barbados by superb strike of "A11" obliterator in black. Reverse with ST. LUCIA double arc cds (Dec 20) and 'Barbadoes' double arc arrival cds (Dec 25) in black with '1' in manuscript for local delivery. The latest use recorded in Parmenter & Gordon. Just three covers recorded of which this is, without doubt, the finest. An exceptionally charming and extremely rare cover. Cert. BPA (1983).rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 957.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5534 Trinidad u. Tobago

    Tobago 1859 (July 24): Cover from Scarborough, Tobago to London endorsed 'Per Mail 24 July 1859' in manuscript, prepaid '6' pence in manuscript and struck with very fine double ring "♚ / PAID / AT / TOBAGO" in red. 'Paid / London' arrival cds adjacent (Aug 16) in red and reverse with TOBAGO double arc cds of despatch (July 24, code A) in black. A fine and most attractive cover Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5535 Trinidad u. Tobago

    Tobago 1858 (May 21): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a fine horizontal pair used on 1859 double rate entire letter from Scarborough to Bristol endorsed 'Post Paid', each cancelled by "A14" obliterator in black - this being the earliest recorded usage in Parmenter & Gordon - with adjacent superb strike of single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / TOBAGO" in red. Reverse with TOBAGO double arc datestamp (May 22) in black, London cds in red (June 14) and Bristol and Clifton cds's (June 15). A splendid and famous cover in exceptional quality.rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 969.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5536 Virgin Islands

    1791 (July 31): Entire letter at double rate from Tortola to London endorsed 'p. Packet 20 August' (endorsed internally 'per Ship Dick'), struck on obverse with superb straight line "TORTOLA" handstamp in black (Type II) with manuscript rate '2/-'. Reverse with arrivals (Oct 6) in black. Superb and of great rarity with just six recorded examples of this handstamp known.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5537 Virgin Islands

    1864 (Oct 28): Cover from Tortola to Liverpool prepaid in red manuscript '1/1 d.' with 1 s. prepaid and 1 d. Colonial credit, struck with very fine strike of the extremely rare single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / TORTOLA" handstamp in red, with fair strike of 'London EC / Paid' arrival cds below (Nov 15) in red. Reverse with TORTOLA despatch cds (Oct 28) clearly struck and Liverpool cds (Nov 16) both in black. Slight file fold but Charles Freeland / Parmenter & Gordon on page 6/29 where this cover is illustrated and discussed "an outstanding and highly important rarity", record just two items with this handstamp, one of which is only a front, thus this is the unique example on full cover Gi = £ 22'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, June 2011.
    Starting bid : 12,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5538 Turks and Caicos Islands

    1858 (June 7): Cover from Grand Turk to Nassau, Bahamas prepaid '4' (pence) in red manuscript, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / TURKS-ISLAND" in red. Docketed as received at left (June 10) and reverse with TURKS-ISLAND double arc cds (June 7) in black. Less than 10 covers recorded by Parmenter & Gordon. Extremely rare Gi = £ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5539 St. Vincent

    1859 (Feb 10): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14, two examples, one applied slightly off the edge of the cover, used with 4 d. rose in a horizontal strip of three, first stamp with clipped corner, all tied to 1859 cover endorsed 'Per Royal Mail Steamer' from Kingstown to the Duke of Polignac in Paris by five strikes of the "A10" obliterator in black. Reverse with single ring ST. VINCENT cds (Feb 10), London transit cds (March 4) where struck with two line INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED in black but deleted in manuscript and by Calais transit cds as fully paid. A rare and most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Charles A. Warren, Harmers, London, 12-13 Nov 1974, lot 715; Collection Peter Jaffé, Spink, London 2 March 2006, lot 64.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5540 St. Vincent

    1858 (June 23): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14 and 6 d. lilac used on 1858 cover endorsed 'Per Royal Mail Steam Packet' from Kingstown to the Duke of Polignac in Paris via London, each tied by "A10" obliterators in black. On arrival the cover was readdressed to the Duke in Ems with France 1853 40 c. orange tied by dotted lozenge and backstamped London (July 17) in blue, Paris (July 18), Mainz (July 19) and Bad Ems (July 20) in black. A few minor imperfctions but a remarkable, famous and most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 503.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5541 St. Vincent

    1859 (June 11): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a fine example used on 1859 entire letter endorsed 'Packet' from Carriacou island to Chester, tied by bold strike of "A10" obliterator in black with reverse showing single ring ST. VINCENT cds (June 21) in black. 'Paid / London' cds in red on front (July 19) and readdressed on arrival in Chester to Warrington with "d1" charge marking at left in black. Addressed to a member of the Tarleton family (there is still a bay named after them on Carriacou Island), a rare and fine entire.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5542 Bermuda

    1849 (July 16): Entire letter from St. Georges to Trinidad, endorsed 'Paid' and 'pr. Steamer' in manuscript, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. GEORGES BERMUDA" in red with manuscript '4' (pence) prepaid at right. Reverse with "ST. GEORGES / BERMUDA" double arc cds in red (July 16) and probably carried by the 'RMS Clyde' which sailed for St. Thomas on July 19. Internal docketing of receipt (July 30). A fine and rare entire Gi = £ 8'500.rnProvenance: Collection George Ulrich, Temple Bar, Guernsey, 26-28 June 1989, lot 3.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5543 Bermuda

    1860 (April 20): Pink envelope from Ireland Island to Wandsworth Road, London prepaid with "6d." handstamp in red and fine strike of "♚ / PAID / AT / IRELAND ISLAND" in red. Reverse with "IRELAND ISLE / BERMUDA" datestamp (April 20) in black and London arrival cds (May 16) in red. Just six maybeseven covers recorded, a fine and very rare cover:rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 301; Collection Sir Henry Tucker, Harmers, London, 17 Oct 1978, lot 16.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5544 Danish West Indies

    Second British Occupation 1810 (Dec 23): Second sheet of entire letter from Antigua to London endorsed 'p. Packet, 22 Dec.' struck in transit with superb small "ST. THOMAS" fleuron datestamp (Dec 27) in black. Rated '2/-' in manuscript - 1/1d. Packet charge and 11 d. from Falmouth to London, reverse with London arrival (Jan 22, 1811) in red. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5545 Danish West Indies

    Second British Occupation 1814 (Feb 17): Entire letter from St. Croix to Armagh, Ireland endorsed 'p. Packet', struck with superb "ST. CROIX" fleuron datestamp (Feb 17) in black. Rated originally at '2/6d.' to pay, altered to '3/2d.' comprising thr Packet Letter charge, inland Postage from Falmouth to Holyhead and Irish inland postage from Dublin (faint datestamp on reverse) to Armagh. An extremely rare superb strike.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5546 Danish West Indies

    Second British Occupation 1814 (Oct 25): Cover from St. Thomas to London at double rate, struck with large "ST. THOMAS" fleuron datestamp (Oct 27) in black, rated '4/4d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt (Packet rate 2/6d. + 1/10d. from Falmouth to London). Reverse with London arrival cds (Dec 5) in red. Slight stain at top away from the scarce fine strike of this postmark.
    Starting bid : 1,250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5547 Danish West Indies

    1863 (May 1): Entire letter from St. Thomas to Kingston, Jamaica, endorsed 'Packet' and prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript for inter-island rate, struck with very fine single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in red. Reverse with British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds of despatch (May 1) in black and 'Kingston-Jamaica' arrival (May 5) in black. Fine and rare Gi = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5548 Danish West Indies

    1876 (March 16): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 6, 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 154 and 1873 1 s. green pl. 12, used on cover from St. Thomas to Genova endorsed 'via Southampton', tied by two strikes of "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex (March 16) in black and by 'London / Paid' transit cds in red. Reverse with Genova arrival cds (April 3). Cover with ironed bends but a charming and scarce three colour franking.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 27 March 1997, lot 513.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 5549 Danish West Indies

    1873 (April 3): Complete James Abbot & Co.'s Circular, mailed from St. Thomas to St. George's, Bermuda franked by Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 140 tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex in black (April 4). File fold well away from the adhesive, a fine and scarce usage.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 5550 Danish West Indies

    1870 (July 29): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 125 in a pair used with 1867 6 d. lilac pl. 6 in a pair on 1870 cover endorsed 'pr. Steamer via Ostende' from St. Thomas to Hamburg, cancelled by two fine strikes of "C51" obliterator in black. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red below (July 29) and 'London / Paid' transit (Aug 13) and reverse with framed arrival (Aug 16) in black. Envelope with slight trim at left but a scarce and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 5551 Danish West Indies

    1871 (March): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 111, a pair and a strip of four, used with single 1867/70 6 d. violet pl. 9 on cover from St. Thomas to Torquay, all tied by four strikes of the "C51" obliterator. Reverse with Torquay arrival cds (March 14) in black. Underpaid 3 d. and struck on despatch with INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID handstamp in black (Parmenter IP.1) with manuscript '6d.' to pay (double the deficiency). A charming and scarce cover.rnProvenance: Collection "Windsor", Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 754.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5552 Danish West Indies

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    1869 (Feb 27): Entire letter from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cadiz, prepaid as far as St. Thomas with manuscript '4' (pence) in red; franked by 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 5, 1867 3 d. rose pl. 5, 6 d. lilac pl. 6 and 1 s. green pl. 4, this last with corner missing, all tied by "C51" obliterator in black and the 6 d. by 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red (March 1). 'London / Paid' transit cds (March 16) in red and thence to Cadiz (March 20). An extremely attractive and rare four colour franking. Cert. Sismondo (2005).
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5553 Danish West Indies

    1873 (June 13): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14, 1872 6 d. buff pl. 11 and 1867 2 s. blue all used on 1873 cover from St. Thomas to the Austro-Ottoman Bank in Constantinople tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (June 13) in black. 'London / Paid' transit (June 27) in red and reverse, with seal removed, with partial British P.O. / Constantinople cds in red. Top flap missing and some edge wear, as to be expected to the envelope, but a delightful three colour franking to an extraordinary, probably unique, destination.rnNote: There was no example of a classic DWI cover in the famous 'Cihangir' collection of Incoming Mail to Constantinople.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5554 Danish West Indies

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    1868 (July 11): Cover from Frederikstad via St. Thomas to Copenhagen, with circular FREDERIKSTAD cds (11/7) in black and manuscript '1/3' in red ink, franked at St. Thomas with 1867 3 d. rose, pl. 4, single and horizontal strip of four, the single applied over the original despatch cds, lifted for checking and hinged back into place, all tied by three strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds below in red alongside 'London / Paid' transit (July 29). Copenhagen arrival on reverse (July 31). A rare and most unusual cover. Cert. RPSL (1988).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5555 Danish West Indies

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    1865 (Sept 16): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7 used on 1865 entire letter written from Kingston, Jamaica and mailed via St. Thomas to Ragged Islands, Nova Scotia, tied by bold "C51" obliterator in black. Oval "Lamb & Co. / St. Thomas W.I" Forwarding Agent cachet in blue at left and also on reverse; charged "CTS / 5" due on arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Reverse with Halifax oval (Oct 4) and 'Locks Island / NS' cds (Nov 7). A fine and unusual usage. Opinion Holcombe (1989).rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, DF, 29-30 March 1984, lot 11637.rn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 5556 Danish West Indies

    1876 (May 30): Cover from Guanajuato, Mexico to Peru, mailed via Forwarding Agent with oval "Federsen Willink & Co. / St. Thomas" cachet in black, franked with Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 in a vertical strip of three and single 1867 2 s. blue all tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (July 3) in black. Single ring PANAMA transit cds (July 10) and reverse with side flaps missing and small part of Peruvian Postage Due damaged on opening the letter. A rare and spectacular franking.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 773; Corinphila, Zurich, sale 72, Sept 1985, lot 6796.
    Starting bid : 1,250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5557 Danish West Indies

    1871 (Aug 27): Cover at double rate from Christiansted to London via St. Thomas, prepaid with Danish West Indies 3 c. carmine-rose, two examples, good to touched margins, tied by concentric ring handstamps in black with CHRISTIANSTED despatch cds below (Aug 27). Great Britain 1867 1 s. green pl. 5 horizontal pair applied for onward transmission and tied by "C51" obliterators in black with 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red below. Reverse with top flap missing and London (Sept 11) arrival cds in red. Small imperfections and overall soiling but a magnificent and enormously rare cover for the connoisseur.rnProvenance: Collection Edward Tresoldi Granger, Harmers, London, 26-27 Jan 1959, lot 367; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 767.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5558 Cuba

    1843 (June 24): Entire letter from Santiago de Cuba to St. Thomas prepaid '1/-' in manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. JAGO-DE-CUBA" in red. The entire, addressed to the Forwarding Agents Schon, Willink & Co., is somewhat typically fragile but bears a superb strike of the double arc ST. JAGO-DE-CUBA cds in black on reverse (July 5). Rare: this being the earliest of the eight examples recorded Gi = £ 6'000.rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, DF, 29-30 March 1984, lot 11624.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5559 Cuba

    1844 (April 12): Entire letter from Santaigo de Cuba to Bordeaux via London, struck with very fine double arc ST. JAGO-DE-CUBA cds in black (April 18). London transit in red (May 23) and struck there with framed COLONIES / &c. ART.12 in red, charged '20' décimes due on delivery.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5560 Cuba

    1870 (Oct 24): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 11 and 1867 1 s. green pl. 4, both of rich colour, used on 1870 cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico tied by "HAVANA / C58" duplex in black (Oct 24), with "7" reales due marking in black applied upon receipt at left. The 1 s. with one short perf. but an early usage of the duplex on a charming and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5561 Dominican Republic

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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
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5562 Martinique

    Second British Occupation 1798 (Feb 13): Entire letter, begun on October 5 1797, mailed from Grenada via Martinique to Ayr, Scotland struck in transit with fine straight line "MARTINIQUE" in black (Jamet type 4), and endorsed 'Double Only' at top with manuscript '4/10d.' to pay (Packet rate of 1 shilling doubled and Falmouth to Ayr 1/5d. doubled).  Reverse with arrival (May 8) in red. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5563 Martinique

    Third British Occupation 1810 (April 11): Entire letter from Liverpool, England to Tortola, presumably carried privately to Martinique, mailed there with octagonal framed "MARTINIQUE" handstamp in black (Jamet type 7) on reverse and displaying well; rated at top "8d. 3 bits" with docketing of receipt "Rec'd 21st June 1810", the 3 bits being the local currency on Tortola. A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5564 Guadeloupe

    British Packet Agency 1862 (Oct 7): Entire letter from Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe to New York endorsed 'p. Mail via Havana' at top, franked by French Colonies General Issue 1859/65 Eagle 5 c. green on greenish and strip of three 40 c. orange, large margins all round, tied by dotted grill in black with 'Pointe a Pitre / Guadeloupe' cds below (Oct 8) in black. Transferred to the British Post Office, prepaid '1/-' in manuscript and struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / GUADELOUPE" handstamp in red with 'Steamship / 10' charge mark at right. Reverse with GUADELOUPE double arc cds in red (Oct 12) and 'St. Thomas' cds (Oct 14) in black. A rare and charming entire.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5565 Haiti

    British Postal Agency 1843 (June 3): Entire letter from Gonaives to Bordeaux endorsed 'per Steamer' struck with fine large "CAPE-HAITIEN" double arc datestamp in black, somewhat over-struck with framed COLONIES / &c. ART.12 in red applied in London (July 3) in transit. A very scarce datestamp.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 5566 Haiti

    British Postal Agency 1853 (March 6): Entire letter from Cap Haitien to Port au Prince struck with sender's cachet in blue on obverse and, displaying well on reverse, superb strike of double arc "CAP-HAITIEN" datestamp (March 7) struck in black. Rare.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5567 Haiti

    British Postal Agency 1853 (June 24): Second sheet of entire letter from Aux Cayes to the Wesleyan Mission in London, struck on despatch with oval negative "CAYES / PAYÉ" and British double arc "AUX-CAYES" datestamp (June 28) in black. Reverse with British P.O. JACMEL double arc cds (July 4) in black and London arrival in red where rated '1/5d.' to pay in manuscript. Ironed bends but superb strikes.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5568 Haiti

    1865 (Aug 2): Entire letter from Jacmel to New York, prepaid '8d.' in red manuscript, struck with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / JACMEL" in red. Reverse with 'Jacmel' cds in black (Aug 2) and 'Kingston / Jamaica' cds of transit, struck on entry with "Steamship / 20" in black with docketing of receipt (Aug 11) in manuscript. A scarce and attractive entire Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5569 Haiti

    1877 (Oct 25): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 12 in a strip of three used with 1873 1 s. green pl. 12 on 1877 cover to Kiel, Holstein cancelled by three strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black and the 1 s. further tied by 'London / Paid' cds of transit (Nov 12) in red. Fair 'Jacmel / Paid' cds below (Oct 25) and reverse with Kiel arrival cds in black (Oct 14). A fine and most attractive cover to an unusual destination.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 5570 Haiti

    1872 (Oct 5): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 13 and 1867 6 d. violet pl. 9 used on 1872 entire letter from Jacmel to New York endorsed 'p. Steamer via St. Thomas' each tied by "C59" obliterator in black with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds in red (Oct 11) below. "New York / 20 U.S. Notes" arrival making at left (Oct 21). A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5571 Haiti

    1877 (Feb 23): Great Britain 1876 4 d. vermilion pl. 14, neatly tied to 1877 entire letter from Port au Prince to St. Thomas at inter-island rate by "C59" obliterator in black. 'Jacmel / Paid' cds adjacent (Feb 25) in red and reverse with British P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Feb 28) in black. A very fine entire and an exceptionally rare stamp on letter from Haiti.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 846; Collection 'Windsor', Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 574;  Collection John Saylor, Harmers, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 2046.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5572 Haiti

    1881 (Feb 25): Great Britain 1880 1½ d. venetian red and 4 d. grey-brown pl. 17, wmk. Crown, in a strip of three used on printed envelope to Paris endorsed 'Par le Corrier Anglais', superbly cancelled by two strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black with corresponding "Jacmel / Paid" datestamp in red below (Feb 25). Reverse with London transit cds (March 14) and obverse with 'Calais à Paris' cds of the same day. Flap tear and minor bends away from adhesives but a charming and rare franking.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale-Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 312; Collection 'Windsor', Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 578; Collection 'Hispanola', Phillips, London, 27 April 1987, lot 113.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5573 Haiti

    1877 (Oct 5): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 219, two single examples and a vertical pair, the pair just off the edge of the cover, neatly tied to 1879 entire letter from Port au Prince to St. Thomas at inter-island rate tied by two strikes of the "E53" obliterator in black. 'Port Au Prince' cds below (Dec 11) in black and reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Dec 15) in black. An attractive and very scarce entire.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 872; Collection 'Windsor', Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 587; Collection John Saylor, Harmers, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 2050.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 5574 Haiti

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    1879 (Nov 4): Great Britain 1877 4 d. sage-green pl. 16, neatly tied to 1877 entire letter from St. Marc to St. Thomas at inter-island rate tied by "E53" obliterator in black. 'Port Au Prince' cds adjacent (Nov 10) in black and reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Nov 15) in black. A very fine and rare entire. Opinion Holcombe (1982).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 872.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 5575 Puerto Rico

    1858 (Aug 13): Entire letter from San Juan to Madrid endorsed 'via de Francia' in manuscript, franked by Antilles 1857 ½ r. blue (Scott 12) with large margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at base, tied by network handstamp in black with 'Admon. Gral / Puerto Rico' cds in blue (Aug 29). The letter internally endorsed 'per Atrato', passed to British P.O. and prepaid with '2/2d.' in red manuscript with fine "♚ / PAID / AT SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in black. London transit in red (Sept 17) with circular 'PP' in red at right. Reverse with double arc 'San-Juan-Porto-Rico' cds in black and Madrid arrival (Sept 21). A scarce and very fine entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5576 Puerto Rico

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    1856 (May 29): Entire letter from San Juan to Caceres, Spain, franked by Antilles 1855 ½ r. blackish green on blued (Scott 1a) with large margins all round  tied by both network handstamp in black and by fine "♚ / PAID / AT SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in blue with 'Isla De / Pto. Rico' cds in blue (May 29) alongside. Rated '2/1d.' prepaid in red manuscript. Reverse with double arc 'San-Juan-Porto-Rico' cds also struck in blue and Caceres arrival (June 22). A beautiful small entire and the sole recorded usage of both British markings struck in blue ink, also the sole recorded cover with this Crown Circle cancelling a stamp. Exceptional. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 471.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,250 CHF
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    Lot# : 5577 Puerto Rico

    1876 (Aug 9): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. pl. 10, 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 172 and 1873 1 s. green pl. 12 used on cover from Aguadilla to Genova, Italy tied by two strikes of the "F84" obliterator with AGUADILLA PORTO RICO / PAID cds of despatch below (Aug 10) in black. Faint 'London / Paid' datestamp in red at right (Aug 28) and Genova arrival (Aug 30) on reverse. The 1 d. red plate 172 was issued to San Juan and is unrecorded by Stanley Gibbons used in Aguadilla. A superb and extremely rare cover and the finest post UPU franking from this Office.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 14 June 1995, lot 1078; Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 4 Feb 1999, lot 1876; Collection Francisco & Edward Acevedo, Spink, New York, 20 Nov 2009, lot 545.rn                  
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5578 Puerto Rico

    1873 (March 11): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 156, 1867 3 d. rose pl. 8 and 1 s. green pl. 6 all used on 1873 printed envelope endorsed 'Per R.M.Steamer via Southampton' from Aguadilla to Genova, Italy tied by "F84" obliterators in black with fine "Aguadilla Porto Rico / Paid' cds in black (March 11). 'London / Paid' transit cds (March 31) and oval 'PD' in red, reverse with Genova arrival cds in black (April 4). Small trim at top and piece of envelope missing at upper right but a remarkable three colour franking, the 3 d. plate 8 being unpriced by SG used from Aguadilla and this is the second earliest date of use for the "F84" obliterator. A rare and most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Edward Tresoldi Granger, Harmers, London, 26-27 Jan 1959, ex lot 391; Collection André Bollen, Harmers, London, 22 Sept 1993, lot 751.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5579 Puerto Rico

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    1876 (Feb 10): Great Britain ½ d. rose-red pl. 6, 1 d. red pl. 154 and 1867 10 d. red-brown in a horizontal pair, used on 1876 registered cover from Mayagüez to Grenoble, France tied by two strikes of the "F85" obliterator in black with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in black at left (Feb 10). Straight line REGISTERED alongside applied on despatch or in St. Thomas in transit (unrecorded for Puerto Rico, listed in Parmenter & Gordon but not seen in St. Thomas) and oval REGISTERED / LONDON transit in red at right (March 1). Reverse with 'St. Thomas' cds (Feb 13) and Grenoble arrival (March 2). The sole recorded registered cover from a British Post Office in Puerto Rico and an impressive and beautiful rarity. Cert. BPA (2001).rnProvenance: Collection Vivien Sussex, Cavendish, Derby, 6 March 2002, lot 364.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5580 Puerto Rico

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    1873 (Jan 10): Great Britain 1 d. red pl. 154, a used horizontal strip of four on 1873 envelope from Mayagüez to Caracas tied by two splendid strikes of the "F85" obliterator in black with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in black at left (Jan 10). The envelope with piece missing at upper left corner and heavy crease away from adhesives, with pencil '2' (reales) due upon receipt for internal postage. Reverse with small part of St. Thomas transit cds. Scarce cover with perfect strikes to an unusual destination. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection J. Naylor, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Nov 1983, lot 4504; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 497.rn 
    Starting bid : 1,250 CHF
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    Lot# : 5581 Puerto Rico

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    1873 (March 25): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 134, five examples all from the 'A' row and 1867 10 d. red-brown, straight edge at right, used on 1873 cover from Mayagüez to Genova, Italy tied by three bold strikes of the "F85" obliterator in blue with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in blue at base (March 25). Struck with INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID in black with manuscript "1d." alongside with light pencil erasure and thus probably prepaid in cash to make the correct 1/4d. rate. Circular 'PD' in red applied in London (April 14) confirms this. Genova arrival (April 17) on reverse. Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 5/62. A beautiful cover for the connoisseur. Cert. Sismondo (2005)rnProvenance: Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 498.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5582 Puerto Rico

    1876 (July 23): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 180, 1873 6 d. grey pl. 15 and 1867 10 d. red-brown in a horizontal pair, used on 1876 double rate cover from Mayagüez to Genova, Italy tied by two strikes of the "F85" obliterator in black with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds alongside (Jan 10). 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (Aug 12) on obverse and reverse with Genova arrival (Aug 14) in black. A charming and rare franking.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 5583 Puerto Rico

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    1874 (Sept 10): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14 and 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 13, three examples, all used on small envelope from Mayagüez to France via London, tied by three strikes of the "F85" obliterator in black and by 'London / Paid' and oval 'PD' applied in red. Fine "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in black at left (Sept 10) and reverse, top flap missing, with Paris transit cds. One or two small imperfections but a scarce cover. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection "Windsor", Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 660; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 501.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 5584 Puerto Rico

    1875 (March 25): Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14 and 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 in a slightly severed strip of three, used on cover from Mayagüez to Denmark via London, tied by two strikes of the "F85" obliterator in black with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in black at left (March 25). 'London / Paid ' cds (April 13) of transit in red and Nakskov arrival cds on reverse. Minor bends but a scarce and most attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 323; Collection Wally Knox, Mohrmann, Hamburg, 18-21 Oct 1977, lot 2065.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5585 Puerto Rico

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    1874 (Oct 11): Great Britain 1873 3 d. rose pl. 12, a horizontal strip of four used on 1874 entire letter from Mayagüez to Birmingham tied by two strikes of the "F85" obliterator in black with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in black at lower left (Oct 11). Birmingham arrival cds (Oct 27) on reverse. The strip affected by slight vertical file fold as to be expected but a charming and rare entire. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection André Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 780; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 491.rn 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5586 Puerto Rico

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    1877 (April 9): Great Britain 1876 4 d. vermilion pl. 16, a fine single example used on 1877 entire letter from Mayagüez to St. Thomas tied by bold "F85" obliterator in black with "Mayaguez Porto Rico / Paid" cds in black at left (April 10). The entire with weak folds but an entire of wonderful fresh appearance - an extremely rare stamp used abroad. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Collection André Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 785; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 493.rn 
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    Lot# : 5587 Puerto Rico

    1875 (Dec 24): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14, a horizontal pair used on 1875 double rate entire letter from Naguabo to Trinidad, Zurcher correspondence, tied by two fine strikes of the rare "582" obliterator in black with crisp strike of the "NAGUABO / PAID" datestamp at left (Dec 27, code C). Double arc 'Trinidad' arrival datestamp on obverse (Jan 3, 1876) in black. Manuscript '2' in blue for Trinidad credit, reverse with two 'St. Thomas' transit cds's (Dec 28). One stamp affected by vertical file fold but immensely rare with just three covers recorded from this Office: this being the earliest recorded usage.rnProvenance: Collection D. Scott Gallagher, Nutmeg, Danbury, 14 April 1999, lot 2413.rnrnrn                  
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5588 Puerto Rico

    1876 (Jan 11): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 160, a horizontal strip of four used on 1876 cover from Ponce to New York endorsed 'via St. Thomas', heavily tied by "F88" obliterator, with 'Ponce - Porto Rico / Paid' cds below (Jan 11) in black and circular 'New York / Due 5 Cts.' datestamp of receipt (Jan 24) at right. Reverse with 'St. Thomas' British P.O. transit (Jan 13). A scarce cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5589 Puerto Rico

    1876 (Oct 24): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 190, 1876 4 d. vermilion pl. 15 horizontal pair and 1873 1 s. green pl. 12 all used on double rate cover from Ponce to France tied by two strikes of the "F88" obliterator in black with 'Ponce - Porto Rico / Paid' cds (Oct 24) in black. Underpaid for the double rate (marked '2' at upper left) and struck with unframed 'T' in black (early usage). London cds on reverse (Nov 13) in red and three French datestamps, charged '13' décimes due to pay upon receipt. Slight flap fault and trivial imperfections but a rare and most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 1,250 CHF
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    Lot# : 5590 Puerto Rico

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    1865 (Dec 11): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 181, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7, 1865 6 d. lilac pl. 5 and 1865 1 s. green pl. 4, all used on 1865 entire letter from San Juan to Madrid, Spain tied by two bold strikes of the "C61" obliterator in black. 'London / Paid' transit datestamp at right (Dec 30) and manuscript '4' accountancy marking on front, reverse with 'Porto-Rico' despatch cds (Dec 11) and Madrid arrival (Jan 2, 1866). A beautiful and rare entire, there being just three four colour frankings from San Juan recorded and this is undoubtedly the finest. Certs. Philatelic Foundation (1995), Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 517; Collection Adriano Landini, Spink, London, 2 May 2012, lot 87.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5591 Puerto Rico

    1874 (Aug 12): Great Britain 1874 6 d. grey pl. 13 and 1867 2 s. blue, used on 1874 triple rate cover to Cadiz, Spain tied by fair strike of the "C61" obliterator in black. Light 'Puerto-Rico' cds in black also ties the 6 d. adhesive with 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (Aug 28) with circular 'PD' above. Manuscript '4' in red crayon on front, reverse with Cadiz arrival cds (Sept 2). A most attractive and very rare entire.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 5592 Puerto Rico

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    1872 (Sept 12): Great Britain 1867 10 d. red-brown, a horizontal pair in a deep shade, used on 1872 double rate entire letter from San Juan to Barcelona, Spain tied by bold strike of the "C61" obliterator in black. Fair 'Porto-Rico / Paid' cds below (Sept 12) in red and 'London / Paid' transit cds (Sept 28) with oval 'PD' in red. Manuscript '4' in red crayon on front, some aging around perfs. but a most attractive and rare entire. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1017; Collection "Windsor", Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 676; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 534.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
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    Lot# : 5593 Puerto Rico

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    1866 (Aug 10): Great Britain 1865 3 d. rose pl. 4, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 8 in a horizontal pair and 1 s. green pl. 4, all used on 1866 cover from San Juan to Madrid tied by two fine strikes of the "C61" obliterator with red 'Porto-Rico / Paid' cds in red below (Aug 10). 'London / Paid' cds (Aug 28) and oval 'PD' and thus treated as fully paid in London. On arrival struck with large "½" (real) handstamp in blue and taxed for local delivery with 1866 20 c. lilac, two examples (Mi. 78) tied by Madrid cds (Aug 31) in black (repeated on reverse) and with '4' in red crayon. Ironed file fold but a remarkably beautiful and unique cover. Cert. BPA (1989).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 27-29 Nov 1969, lot 1012.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 5594 Colombia

    1852 (Dec 22): Entire letter from Cartagena to Schon Willink & Co. in St. Thomas, prepaid '4d.' in red manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / CARTAGENA" in red. Reverse with double arc 'Cartagena' datestamp (Dec 26) in black. Minor aging, a superb strike on an attractive entire Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 5595 Colombia

    1865 (Sept 29): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7, a used example tied to 1865 entire letter from Cartagena to New York by superb strike of the "C56" obliterator in black. Reverse with partial double arc 'Cartagena' datestamp and single ring COLON transit (Oct 4). Charged on arrival (docketed Oct 26) with circular '10' cents due for incoming Ship Letter. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 5596 Colombia

    1856 (March 5): Entire letter from Panama to Bogotá addressed to Tomas Mosquera, President of Colombia 1842-1845, carried privately from Panama to Colon where prepaid '4d.' in red crayon and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / COLON" handstamp in red with equally superb double arc COLON datestamp displaying well on reverse (March 10) in red and rare thus. Transferred to the Colombian Post and struck with oval framed CARTAGENA / DEBE in red with corresponding '1½' charge marking adjacent. File folds as usual but a beautiful example of these rare markings Gi = £ 4'750.
    Starting bid : 2,750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5597 Colombia

    1865 (Sept 19): Entire letter from Santa Martha to New York struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / SANTA MARTHA" handstamp struck in red with manuscript prepayment '4' (pence) in red crayon alongside. Reverse with single ring 'Santa Martha' cds (Sept 19, code 'U' the 'C' inverted) and 'Colon' transit (Sept 24, code A) in black. Struck on arrival with circular 'Steamship / 10' charge marking in black. A choice entire in the foremost quality Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 5598 Colombia

    1872 (June 15): Entire letter from Bucuramanga to New York, carried privately to Santa Martha where mailed with Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12, tied by "C62" obliterator in black. British P.O. single ring 'Santa Martha' cds (June 29) and 'Colon' cds (July 3) both in black alongside. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge marking (July 17) also on obverse. File fold crosses adhesive not detracting from the appearance of a most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 5599 Colombia

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    1872 (Dec): Cover from Bogotá to Hartford, CT, USA franked initially by Colombia 1868 imperf. 10 c. lilac and 20 c. blue with 1870 5 c. orange-yellow (Scott 54, 55, 62), cancelled by 'BOGOTÁ' framed despatch handstamp in blue and by "F69" Savanilla obliterator in black, Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion applied for onwards transmission also tied by superb strike of the "F69" obliterator. SAVANILLA cds at left (Jan 1, year omitted) at left and single ring COLON transit cds (Jan 4, 1873) in black of transit. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge marking of receipt (Jan 25) and manuscript "Due 10" in blue crayon. File fold away from adhesives but in this describer's opinion the finest of the very few Colombia / GB combination covers. Unique. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 10 June 1993, lot 1057.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 5600 Colombia

    1853 (Aug 31): Entire letter from San Francisco, USA with superb blue sender's intaglio cachet on reverse, endorsed 'via Panama' to Valparaiso, Chile struck with PAID handstamp in black, with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / PANAMA" handstamp in red and manuscript '1/-' prepaid in red at left. Reverse with double arc PANAMA cds (Sept 21, code B) in black. A scarce and very fine entire Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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