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  • Lot# : 1 USA

    1845 (Nov 4): Entire letter from Providence, Rhode Island to Naples, endorsed 'per Great Western', struck on arrival in Liverpool with fine strike  of oval illustrated FORWARDED BY / HARNDEN & Co. / No. 20 WATER ST. / LIVERPOOL handstamp in black. Readdressed on to Naples with notation "Paid to Calais 5d." in manuscript, with VIA DI / UNINGA applied in Milan in transit. An unusual entire, misdescribed as illustrated in Edition D'Or XLV on page 85; sold together with 1853 entire with GB 1841 1 d. red-brown to London with oval illustrated LONDON, NEW YORK / FORWARDED BY / EDWARDS & SANFORD & Co. / LIVERPOOL cachet, the letter concerning shipments on the 'Baltic' Steamer.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 2 USA

    1861/65: 3 c. pale rose, a used example on cover endorsed "Via Panama per Stmr. Golden Age" tied by circular dotted obliterator with bold 'San Francisco / Cal.' cds (Feb 10) alongside. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 3 USA

    Depreciated Currency 1863 (Nov 14): Entire letter from Montevideo to New York via Bordeaux, with octagonal URUGUAY / SAINTONGE French Paquebot datestamp (Nov 15) in black (Salles fig. 1031) and transferred in Rio to the 'Guienne' to Bordeaux, with manuscript '27' credit to France. Charged on arrival in New York with Depreciated Currency "N. YORK AM. PKT. 30 / U.S. NOTES 44" datestamp in black (Dec 31). Scarce and fine double Atlantic crossing entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 4 USA

    Depreciated Currency 1866 (Dec 30): Entire letter from Montevideo to New York via Southampton, with "40 / CENTS" rate deleted by London "22" numeral obliterator in black; altered to "24 / CENTS" British credit, charged on arrival in New York with Depreciated Currency "N. YORK AM. PKT. 45 / U.S. NOTES 59" datestamp in black (Feb 21, 1867). Scarce and fine double Atlantic crossing entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 5 USA

    1893: Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the five high values $ 1.- up to $ 5.- each on an individual envelope cancelled to order in New York (3) and in San Francisco (2), in good condition, unusual and very rare Scott = $ 15'150 on cover/$ 4'275 used.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 6 USA

    1930 (April 19): Graf Zeppelin set of three values unused, fresh colours and well centred, lower two values slight gum bends on large part og., $ 2.60 c. blue superb unmounted og. Scott $ 1'150+.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 7 USA

    1847/1970: Important old time collection with several hundred stamps used/unused, starting with few small items Confederate States, USA 1847 with 5 c. red- brown and 10 c. black (2) used, Presidents with values to 90 c, later issues up tp $ 5.-, issue of 1869 with colour shades and various cancellations, full set 1893 Columbian Exposition unused, full set Omaha Exposition with duplicates, airmails with Zeppelin set on three individual pieces, 65 c. and $ 1.30 also on cover/card, parcel stamps, special delivery stamps, Newspaper stamps, officials with full sets and duplicates and more, mainly in good condition and the classic part of fresh appearance, housed in one album.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 8 USA

    1851/1965: Lot with several thousand stamps used/unused or in mint condition, incl. some better values from the beginning, 1893 Columbus and Omaha high values, airmails incl full Zeppelin set, various cancellations, full sets, blocks of four, souvenir sheets, coil stamps, precancels as well as plenty of duplicates, in good to mixed condition and housed in four albums and stockbooks, on album pages and loose on stockcards, the whole arranged in a box.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 9 USA

    1930/80: Important lot with some thousand airmail envelopes, cards and airmail stationery items, incl. first and special flights, various frankings, special cachets, pilot's signatures, small selection space envelopes after 1960, few labels and stickers and more, mainly in good condition and housed in two small boxes and loose, the whole arranged in a large removal box.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 10 Lots and Collections, United Nations

    United Nations New York 1955: 10th anniversary of the United Nations, 46 mint souvenir sheets from both plates and a first day cover. Six certs Bolaffi Sc = $ 4'008 / Mi Bl. 1 = € 6'430.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 11 USA

    U.S. - Consular Mail in the Levant 1833/1972: Group of 9 consular letters or envelopes, starting with 1833 letter from the Dragoman of the U.S. - Mission in Constantinople to the Dept. of State in Washington struck with Semlin sanitary h.s. on reverse, 1882 headed envelope 'United States Legation Constantinople locally used to Rear Admiral James W. Nicholson, the Commander of the US Fleet to protect American Citizens and the Consulate during the Anglo - Egyptian War, further four envelopes from the US Consulate in Sivas (Turkey) to Boston, of which two franked with Turkish adhesives, headed envelope 'American Consulate / Sanitary Report'  to THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY' in Washington D.C. franked with French adhesives and  tied by CONSTANTINOPLE-GALATA POSTE FRANÇAISE 23-9-13" as well as two rare 1972 envelopes from the U.S. Consulate in Algeria used after the Algerian Government declared the consulate to be in a forbidden military zone. Fine and rare assembly.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 12 USA

    1851/1929c.: Lot 16 covers incl. 1851 3 c. orange-brown in horizontal pair, 1882 2 c. orange-brown with three circle obliteration from rare Orrs Island P.O., add. interesting cancellations, first flight San Juan - Paramaribo. An interesting selection.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 13 USA

    1853/93c.: Collection of Western Express postal stationery (16 items) with 3 c. red envelope (Scott U9) with "Wells Frago" Paid imprint used to San Francisco with fine oval "Express / Sockton" cachet in blue, 1884/86 2 c. brown env. (U278) with Wells Fargo imprint used with oval Seattle datestamp in red and oval framed "107 / Messenger" cachet in violet at left, 2 c. red env. (U232) used in 1884 with Wells Fargo Locomotive imprint cancelled by oval "113 / Messenger" in red with "Wait for Money from Phoenix" in manuscript on reverse and S. F. arrival (Sept 4); 1870 3 c. green Wells Fargo / J. W. Mackall, Druggist envelope (U82) cancelled by oval "Lakeport" datestamp in blue, 3 c. green env. (U82) with fine 'Elko & Mountaiun Cuty / Pony Express' imprint unused, 3 c. rose env. (U59) with scrolled "Bamber & Co.'s Express, Oakland" imprint used from San Francisco, 3 c. red env. (U10) with Freeman & Co's Express imprint used from San Francisco to Sacremento cancelled in blue; 3 c. pink env. (U59) with Greenhood & Newbauer imprint used from Weaverville, Cal; and one or two unused examples. A charming collection.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 14 USA

    1924/77: US-Airmail two frame Exhibit collection, 78 covers showing officel postal flights, Contract Air Mail CAM up to Concorde FF JFK-London (1977), starting with 1918 (May 15) first day usage of 24 c. carmine rose & blue 'Jenny' cancelled  "AIR MAIL SERVICE - WASH. N.Y. / MAY 15 - 1918 - FIRST TRIP" in black, further 1924 (July 1) letter franked with compl. 1923 airpost set from Puerto Rico via NY to Vienna, Lindbergh airmail FDC (June 18, 1927), 1934 First Non Stop flight San Francisco - Hawaii, Catapultflights Steamer 'Bremen 2.8.1929" to Denmark and Steamer 'Europa' 28.8.32" to Switzerland, 1929 Zeppelin 'Round the World flight' and 1933 'Chicago flight' Friedrichshafen to Miami as well as various Inaugural or Experimental flights as 1931 first Pacific Coast Experimental flight shore to ship by SS City of Los Angels. A fine collection for further expansion.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
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    Lot# : 15 Bolivia

    1868/69: Eleven Stars 500 c. black, an unused example of excellent centering and deep colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A key stamp in excellent quality for this elusive rarity Scott = $ 3'500.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
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    Lot# : 16 Bolivia

    Stamp Shortage 1876: Cover from Tocopilla to Valparaiso sent prepaid without adhesives, struck with framed FRANCA and oval framed CORREO DE TOCOPILLA handstamps in black. Reverse with Valparaiso arrival cds (Nov 7).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 17 Bolivia

    Pacific War 1879c.: Cover to Tacna with oval cachet COMANDANCIA JENERAL / COBIJA in blue over-struck with circular ADMON DE CORREOS DE BOLIVIA / ANTOFAGASTA Arms cachet and fancy framed "DE / Oficio" both in blue. Some age spotting on reverse but of great scarcity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Harvey Weeks.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 18 Brasil

    1843/1856:"C.Est de N" oval and '160' reis, both in blue, on 1843 entire letter from Pernambuco (Feb. 25) endorsed 'Por Correio de Lisboa" to Porto , together with 1856 entire from Rio de Janeiro ((Dec. 15) to Bordeaux, sent via England and bearing red 'CN 14 JA / 1857',  boxed GB/1F60c in black and Calais entry mark (Jan 14) on front as well as "Paris - Bordeaux 1" railway cds. and  "Bordeaux 15 Janv.57" arrival on reverse.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 19 Colombia

    1917: Perkins Bacon & Co., London Proofs in the issued colours printed on ungummed wove paper imperf., including 'Caldas' ½ c. bistre large part sheet of 95, , 'Torres' 1 c. green, 'Narino'  2 c. carmine, 4c. 'Santander 4 c. purple and 'Cordoba' 10 c. grey, all in complete sheets of 100 as well as 'Bolivar' 5 c. dull blue in marginal part sheets of 40 of top of sheet and block of 16 of left of sheet, the latter printed on watermarked "Special Paper London EC". Minor imperfections, a scarce offer.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 20 Colombia

    1938 (July 27): IV Centenario of Bogota, Waterlow Imperforate Proofs on gummed wove paper, complete set of seven values to 1 $, part set  to 20 c. in blocks of four, 1 c. to 10 c. in vertical gutter blocks, 1 $ redbrown in a vertical pair. Scarce and most attractive group.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 21 Colombia

    1949 (Dec. 15): Commemorative Issue '50th Death Anniversary of Francisco Javier Cisneros' (1836-1898), Waterlow Imperforate Proofs on gummed wove paper, complete set of  three of 50 c. each in the issued colours and in matching horizontal blocks of twelve of left of sheet. Fresh and fine.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 22 Colombia

    1921/50: Assembly of 18 envelopes sent at 5 c. single rate to Manchester, GB, part set of six of 1921 Scadta handstamped large 'A' (Alemania) 50 c., 60 c., 21 p. to 5 p. unused with part o.g., CORREO MANCOMUN usage to Czechoslovakia (1936), 1923 Scata 30 c. 'EU' (2) on consular envelope to Bogota (1926) as well as seven usages of compl. sheets of 25 adhesives (parcel cut-outs) of 1948 15 c. and 30 c. of which two 1950  'A' (Avianca) overprinted.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 23 Colombia

    1932/50: Selection of twelve better sets used/unused, incl. 1932 Scadta set to 5 p., 1932 airmail set of 15 values unused, 1941/48 American Banknote Co. set of 13 values unused, 3 p. violett/black plate proof of frame (Mi. 485), Perkins Bacon plate proof of 10 c.in black of imprint for the stationery envelope in commemoration of the First Panemerican Postal Conference 1921 (H&G 9) as well as 1950 LANSA set of 9 and the two AVIANCA sets ovpt. 'L' and 'A', all in used and unused condition. Mi. = € 1'800.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 24 Scadta Colombia

    1920 (Oct.): C.C.N.A. 10 c. 'Unicolores' in green, brick-red or in brown-red, showing "Sea and Mountains" & " Cliff and Lighthouse" lithographed by 'C. Valiente M. Barranquilla', fine group of nine unused mint multiples, incl. vert. pairs, blocks of four, of which one in the rare vermilion shade, further blocks of six with scarce block of lower right corner sheet with marginal printer's imprint as well as two blocks of seven with right row printed sideways, some signed Champion. Gebauer 12-15.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 25 Scadta Colombia

    1920 (March): C.C.N.A.: 'Pilot in plane signalling biplane' 10 c. green fine unused example together with used copy struck by C.C.N.A. CARTAGENA Agency handstamp in violett. Gebauer 11, Gi. 10.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 26 Scadta Colombia

    1920 (Oct.): 10 c. light brown-red vertical strip of four from the left margin of sheet pos. 63 / 64 / 65 / 66 featuring the tête-bêche positions in centre, which only occured in the second setting. Usual bends at left, very scarce. Gebauer 14-15.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 27 Scadta Colombia

    1920 C.C.N.A.: '-30 CVS' handstamped in violet on 10 c., selection of four Proofs on ungummed paper, including two in black on brownish wove paper and two in emerald green on white paper, with each colour representing both designs: 'Sea and Mountain' and 'Cliff and Lighthouse'. Fine and scarce. Illustrated in Dieter Bortfelds Handbook on p. 105. Ex collection Eugenio Gebauer, 136. Corinphila Auction 2003 Lot 47.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 28 Scadta Colombia

    1920 (Nov.): C.C.N.A.: '-30 CVS' handstamped in violet on 10 c 'Pilot in plane signalling biplane', fine unused example without gum as issued.  Gebauer 16. Gi. = £ 850.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 29 Scadta Colombia

    1921 (Oct.): VALOR 30 CENTAVO (S) surcharged in grey-black on 50 c. pale green, a fine mint example from base of sheet with incomplete overprint Scott Type b with missing 'S'  and additional 'AV' of CENTAVOS on bottom right corner, some gum wrinkles as usual, a fresh and fine example with part of original gum, signed Cole Gi. 6 = £ 1'000, Scott = $925.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 30 Scadta Colombia

    1921: Scatda 10 c. and 20 c. plus 10 c. National postage tied by SCADTA / BOGOTA datestamp in red with cancellation error '933' instead of (1)'923' used on commercial cover "H. Desté, Bogota" to Paris bearing boxed advertising cachet "PROFITEZ DU SERVICE POSTAL AERIEN DE COLOMBIE (Economise 10 jours!) on reverse. Further commercial envelope 'Roberto Beck & Cie, Bogota franked with Scadta 30 c. green and 60 c. vermilion plus National postage 12 c. tied by SCADTA / BOGOTA d.s. (19.IV.23) to New York with boxed advertising h.s. 'USE THE COLOMBIAN AIR MAIL!' on reverse as well as registered cover (flap missing) franked with Scadta 50 c. blue (perfs. slightly browned) plus 10 c. deep blue 'Recomendado' stamp 'Tequendama Falls' (Scott F24) tied by SCADTA / MEDELLIN d.s. (29.1.1923) to Mrs. Johanna Behr - Heyder in Koeln, Germany.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 31 Scadta Colombia

    1921/29: Group of four different SCADTA issues in compl. sets used and unused, incl. imperf. 1 peso colour proofs in red (1) and green (2) as well as issues of 1921, 1923, 1928 unused 40c. and 80 c. (2) up to 1929 Gold Dollar issue. Fine Mi. = € 2'590.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 32 Scadta Colombia

    1926/32: Selection of six registered envelopes, all franked with Scadta 30 c. plus registration stamp, of which three to Germany and two to USA, further Consular mail from Switzerland to Bogota (1929) franked with machine ovpt. 'S' on Scadta 30 c. as well as picture post-card franked with Scadta 1932 10 c. red brown plus 6 c. Expreso Tobon stamp of PRIMER CORREO AEREO TRANSVERSAL entre EL RIO MAGDALENA Y EL PACIFICO from "Cali 29.VI.32".
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 33 Ecuador

    1865/72: 1 r. yellow on quadrille paper, two used examples, each with four margins, one in yellow shade cancelled by fine "3154" gros chiffres in red, and an example in a darker shade cancelled by lozenge of dots in black. Much scarcer stamps than either Scott or Gibbons catalogue suggests Gi 9+9a = £ 90/Scott = $ 110.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 34 Ecuador

    1865 (Jan): ½ r. ultramarine, fine impression, a used example with large margins on three sides, imperceptibly grazed at top, used on 1865 cover to Ambato tied by lozenge of dots and by "RIOBAMBA" datestamp (Aug 25) in black, corresponding weight '1oz.' in manuscript at top. An attractive and early usage Gi. 1.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 35 Ecuador

    1865/72: ½ r. dull violet-blue, late impression (1871-1872) on thin white wove paper, large margins all round with portiuon of adjoining stamp at right, used on small envelope to Quito tied by bold strike of the dotted "FRANCA" lozenge in black. Scarce and most attractive Gi.1b.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 36 Ecuador

    1865/72: 1 r. (deep) olive-bistre on white wove paper, a used horizontal pair with ample to large margins all round in a vibrant rich shade, used on 1870 cover to Lima tied by fine strike of "GUAYAQUIL / FRANCA+ datestamp (July 4) in blue. Reverse with Lima arrival cds (July 9) in blue. A most attractive cover Gi 2c.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 37 Ecuador

    1865/72: First Issue collection on leaves, well written up with ½ r. ultramarine/blue unused (28) incl. pairs (6), a strip of four and two blocks of four from the late 1871/72 printing on mottled greyish surface blued paper and used (35) and usages on covers (2), one a single franking; 1865 1 r. buff/orange with an unused top marginal strip of three, used examples (5) and a horizontal strip of four on large piece cancelled at Ambato; 1 r. yellow with unused incl. a single on quadrille paper, pair, blocks of four (2, one with pos. 90 showing the rounded corner), an unused block of twenty (4 x 5) pos. 54-57/90-93 on thin oily paper with poor impression (rare), single examples on covers to Alausi and Chimbo and another from Ambato to Guaranda, two examples on 1871 cover to Lima, 1 r. yellow pairs on covers to Lima cancelled at Guayaquil in blue (April 1870) or in red (January 1873), pair on 1870 cover to Valparaiso cancelled at Guayaquil in blue (opinion Holcombe), 1 r. on blued paper with pair on 1872 cover to Lima, 1 r. green unused (3) and used (7) plus a pair on 1868 cover to Lima and three examples on front to Guranada with ½ r. blue from Riobamba, 1865 4 r. red used (2); study of bisected usages on pieces (5) with 1 r. green bisected used at Cuenca and Monte Christi, 1 r. orange and 4 r. red; a splendid collection (112 items); followed by a remarkable collection of the First Issue Forgeries unused and used incl. multiples (45 items). All items displayed on our internet site, viewing is a pleasure.
    Starting bid : 1,750 CHF
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    Lot# : 38 Guatemala

    1871: 1 c. ochre, an unused block of nine from lower left of sheet, large margins all roun except close at upper right, variety "Imperforate" and "Printed on Both Sides", showing 'Contrôle / TP' marking in corner in blue, fresh and fine unused without gum. Scarce Scott = $ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 39 Guatemala

    1871 (March 1): 20 c. blue, perf. 14, Error of Colour (issued in rose), an unused example of good colour, well centred for the issue, unused without gum. A very scarce stamp. Signed Ebel Gi 4b = £ 250/Scott = $ 350.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
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    Lot# : 40 Guatemala

    1873: Lithographed 1 peso dull yellow, perf. 11¾, an unused block of four of rich colour, centred somewhat to left, the lower two stamps with thin spots and each with tiny black ink spots not greatly detracting from the frontal appearance, unused without gum. Despite the imperfections this is a magnificent block in the circumstances - whilst Lind / Goodman recorded eight pairs of this stamp (one used pair was recently sold by Corinphila in Moorhouse sale II, lot 4058) - this is the sole recorded block of four of this stamp. A rarity of Central American and classic philately. Unique Gi 6 = £ 1'000+/Scott = $ 1'400+.rnrnProvenance: Illustriertes Briefmarken-Journal, July 1932.rn                       Collection David E. Lindwall, 2016.rnNote: The first stamp shows break in the inner oval frame line above "UN" of "UN PESO", Lind type 83.
    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 41 Guatemala

    1875 (Nov 4): Entire letter belonging to the Carcheri correspondence, sent from Guatemala to Genova bearing 1875 Liberty Head 2 r. dull red tied by light Guatemala cds (Nov 4) with "CORREOS DE GUATEMALA" cds and New York transit cds (Nov 25) alongside. Taxed upon arrival and '50' (centesimi) noted with blue crayon on obverse, two 10 c. due and a missing 30 c. stamp used to pay this. Reverse with Genova arrival cds (Dec 11, 1875). Some toning on front and reverse, stamps with faults, nevertheless a scarce usage.rnNote: Most of the few existing covers with Liberty Head stamps are dated 1877-1879. This is one of only three known covers from 1875 with the two real adhesive.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 42 Guatemala

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    1878: Indian Woman 4 r. violet, a used example on 1879 Mathews correspondence cover from Zacapa to London, tied by fine strike of numeral "18" obliterator in black. Circular "CORREOS DE ZACAPA" datestamp at left (Feb 24) in black. Reverse with 'Correos / Guatemala' cds (Geb 27) in green and London arrivals (March 31) in red. The adhesive with small inclusion at top but a very rare issue on letter, Goodman recording just ten covers with the 4 reales. Cert. Scheller (2007).
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 43 Guatemala

    1879: The ubiquitous ¼ real black on buff postal stationery card, the reply half, used locally within Guatemala City cancelled by octagonal "Correos / Guatemala" datestamp in violet (Feb 28, 1879). The card, with tiny corner wrinkles mentioned for accuracy, is addressed to a German businessman from the Franco-German bussinessman, Sebastián Chenal trying to collect on a debt. Whilst amongst the most common of all unused postal stationery cards (the stock was purchased for use as advertising cards by Errington & Martin, stamp dealers in London), the card in used condition can be considered a rarity.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 44 Guatemala

    1879: 2 r. rose on cream postal stationery envelope, a used example (H&G B3b) addressed to Riverside, California cancelled by "CORREOS DE SALAMA" datestamp (July 12, 1879) in black. Reverse with 'Guatemala' octagonal transit in blue /July 15). The envelope further cancelled in transit by 'San Francisco' cds (Aug 12) and taxed with 1878 Postage Due 5 c. brown pair. Slight opening tears at lower right but very rare - Goodman (Volume I, pages 84-87) records just four usages of the 2 reales envelope. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 45 Guatemala

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    1881 (Nov 7): Quetzal 2 c. brown & green, a used example with variety "Centre Inverted", centred to right and cancelled with dotted obliterator in blue leaving the Quetzal clear. An exceptional example of this very scarce and popular variety: rarer in used condition. Cert. Moorhouse (2016) Gi 22a = £ 375/Scott = $250.rnrnNote: Just one sheet of the 2 c. error was sold at a Guatemalan Post Office in Chimaltenango. The unused examples were found when unsolds of the stock were sold to the stamp dealer, H. L. Calman.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 46 Guatemala

    1881 (Nov 7): Quetzal 2 c. brown & green, a used example with variety "Centre Inverted", centred to right and cancelled with part strike of Chimaltenango cds in blue. An exceptional example of this very scarce and popular variety: much rarer in used condition Gi 22a = £ 375/Scott = $250.rnrnNote: Just one sheet of the 2 c. error was sold at a Guatemalan Post Office in Chimaltenango. The unused examples were found when unsolds of the stock were sold to the stamp dealer, H. L. Calman.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 47 Guatemala

    1881 (Nov 7): Quetzal 2 c. brown & green, an unused example with variety "Centre Inverted", of fresh colour, centred to right, hinge remnant on slightly browned large part og. Scarce and fine Gi 22a = £ 500/Scott = $ 400.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 48 Guatemala

    1881 (Nov 7): Quetzal 5 c. red & green, a used example with variety "Centre Inverted", of fresh colour, well centred and extremely lightly cancelled in violet, small perf. repair at right but of wonderful appearance for this very rare stamp Gi 23a = £ 1'600/Scott = $ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 49 Guatemala

    1881 (Nov 7): Quetzal 20 c. yellow & green, a used example on 1883 entire entire letter to Bordeaux, neatly cancelled by violet obliterator with octagonal "Correos / Guatemala" datestamp (April 26) at right. Reverse with Bordeaux arrival cds (May 31). An exquisite entire, one of just three recorded commercial covers bearing a single franking of this stamp. Signed Calves.rnrnNote: The extraordinary Hennan collection of this issue (March 1975) possessed no example of this franking.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 50 Guatemala

    1881 (Nov 7): Quetzal 20 c. yellow & green, an unused example with variety "Centre Inverted", of fresh colour, centred to left, slight wrinkle on large part og. Scarce and fine Gi 25a = £ 600/Scott = $ 500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 51 Guatemala

    1886: Rail Bond issue 25 c. on 1 p. vermilion, a used example tied to 1886 cover sent registered to Leipzig by oval framed "OFICINA DE CERTIFICADOS / GUATEMALA" datestamp in blue (May 30). Registration cachet at left with New York transit registration label above. Reverse with New York datestamp (June 15) and Leipzig arrival (June 26) in black. A very scarce issue on letter - it was replaced within three months by the July 1886 National Arms issue.rnrnProvenance: Collection Miguel Ricoy, RL, Zurich, 5 Nov 1986, lot 1639.rn                   Collection Jose Castillejo, Spink, New York, 8 June 2016, lot 1120.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 52 Guatemala

    1886 (March 6): Rail Bond Issue, 150 c. on 1 p. vermilion, an unused example, position 6 on the sheet of 25 subjects, showing variety "Inverted Surcharge" and both the "Guetemala" error and "150c." in italics, unused without gum. As just the one sheet of this Inverted Surcharge variety was found, this positional example with the three varieties is, of course, unique.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 53 Guatemala

    1894 (July 14): Provisional 2 c. on 100 c. red-brown, the unused vertical pair with variety "Pair, One without Surcharge", superbly centred and of fine colour - an immensely rare pair with just seven examples possible in this form. See Goodman, 'Guatemala 1' page 150 where this error is discussed: just 10 pairs printed with a block of six (three pairs) recorded and thus just seven vertical pairs can exist. Fresh and very fine, large part og. A much under-catalogued variety Gi 56a = £ 220/Scott = $150.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 54 Guatemala

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    1894 (June 13): Provisional 10 c. on lithographed 75 c. carmine-rose, surcharged in blue with 1894 14½ mm. wide, a fine used example cancelled by Guatemala cds (Dec 20, 1894) in violet. A rare and most elusive stamp. Opinion Holcombe (1996) Gi 53c = £ 800/Scott = $ 500.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
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    Lot# : 55 Guatemala

    1911 (June): Post Office 25 c. blue & black, variety "Centre Inverted", a fine used example tied to small piece by Guatemala cds (Dec 18, 1911) in violet. The stamp just off the edge of piece but only two such examples are known on piece and one on cover. A great rarity Gi 141a = £ 1'300/Scott = $ 900.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 56 Guatemala

    1911 (June): 5 p. red & black, an unused block of ten, corner marginal from the upper right of sheet with partial American Banknote Co. imprint, variety "Centre Inverted", a dramatic and scarce large multiple with this variety, minor wrinkle on two, mounted in margin only, the stamps unmounted og. Gi 142a = £ 480+/Scott = $ 300+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 57 Guatemala

    1922 (May) Provisional 25 c. on 3 p. green & black, surcharged in red, an unused vertical strip of ten showing all four types of the "25" in surcharge (five Type I, one Type II, one Type III and three Type IV), variety "Surcharge Inverted", fresh and fine, superb large part or unmounted og. Rare and possibly unique thus Scott 188d = $ 400++.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 58 Guatemala

    1922 (May) Provisional issue the set of four values with '25 Centavos' surcharges, all in unused vertical strips of ten showing all four types of the "25" in surcharge (five Type I, one Type II, one Type III and three Type IV), all fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. Rare as strips and especially so complete Scott = $ 280++.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 59 Guatemala

    1922: Waterlow 25 c. brown, a used horizontal pair with unrecorded variety "Imperforate Vertically Between", cancelled by February 1929 cds in black, fresh and fine and possibly unique; sold together with 12½ c. green in an unused vertical pair with variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between", toned perfs. and gum. Rare and seldom seen, unrecorded by Stanley Gibbons or by Goodman.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 60 Guatemala

    1951: "Unissued" Public Health issue 5 c. Map with 'British Honduras', corner example unmounted og., and the Miniature Sheet of three values Imperforate, the 5 c. showing 'British Honduras', fine unmounted og. Rare - the stamps were withdrawn on issue as the Guatemalan authorities had requested the stamp to be redawn wqith 'British Honduras', however it was later used for the 1959 coffee' provisional, which was issued just days after the 'Belize is Ours' 5 cent adhesive. See attached cutting from Goodman II pages 508-509 whre the imperf. sheet is not mentioned.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 61 Guatemala

    1932: Provisional 3 c. on 3 p- green, surcharged in violet, a used vertical pair showing variety "Imperforate Between Horizontally" and "Imperforate Between Stamp and Margin" on small piece with 1 c. bronze cancelled by complete strike of "Receptoria Postal Nocturna / Quetzaltenango Guata." datestamp (Aug 8, 1932) in black. See Guatemala II page 436-437 for further information - this being the unique used example - the other examples of this variety were spotted and snapped up by a collector and remained in unused condition. A rarity of Central American Airmail philately Gi 268b = £ 1'400 unused/Scott = $ 900 unused.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 62 Guatemala

    1964 (Sept 9): Red Cross Centenary Airmail issue by Vienna State Printing works, the complete set of six values from 7 c. to 1 q., all in unused horizontal Imperforate pairs, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 63 Mexico

    1856/72: Small group of covers (9), all single frankings, with 1856 1 r. yellow tied by ZACATECAS straight line handstamp in black, 1856 2 r. green used on 1858 cover from San Luis Potosi, 1867 2 r. black on rose 'Gothic' used on entire, 1868 25 c. imperf. and perf. examples used ex Mexico and Vera Cruz, 1872 12 c. blue imperf. on cover and 25 c. red imperf. on cover from Vera Cruz and 1874/80 25 c. blue on cover.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 64 Peru

    1830 (Nov 13): Large folded for display registered cover to Lima, with manuscript "Peso 30½ oz." at top, struck with fine TRUJILLO / FRANCA handstamps of despatch in red (Colareta fig. 10) and CERTIFICADO above (fig. 5c) - all three strikes listed in the Colareta supplement. The cover surrounded by "#" to denote registration with fine manuscript documentation on front "Porte hecha la rebala...181, Droi del Certificado...8, and Total = 189" reales charge. Reverse with docketing of receipt. Faults from acid ink but very rare.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 65 Peru

    1830c.: Unpaid cover from Jauja to Hurari endorsed 'por Valles à Chacas' in manuscript at top, with JAVJA despatch handstamp in red (Colareta fig. #2) and transit handstamp of LIMA in black on flap, rated '3½' (reales) in manuscript due on arrival. Some typical worm holes but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 66 Peru

    1847 (Oct 18): Cover from Trujillo to Lambayeque endorsed 'Service Nacional' at top, sent unpaid and struck with superb TRUJILLO straight line handstamp in black (Colareta fig. #8). Rated '4½' reales to pay with reverse showing manuscript 'Resivi Lambayeque de Octbre 18 de 1847'. Minor acid ink faults but scarce.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 67 Peru

    1856 (May 30): Entire letter from Piura to Lima struck with small '1' rate mark and fine strike of PAYTA / VAPOR handstamp (Colareta fig. #4v) in black.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 68 Peru

    1856 (Aug 29): Prepaid registered cover to Trujillo with '1½ oz.' at left and rate '9' (reales) in manuscript at right, struck with oval framed HUAMACHUCO despatch handstamp (Lamy & Rinck fig. 8), straight line FRANCA and framed CERTIFICADO all in red; with '#' surround to denote registration. Manuscript at lower left "Sale de esta en 29 de Agosto de 1856" and reverse with "Porte 9, Droi (registration) 6" and internally signed as received. Some aging but a magnificent and rare cover - all three handstamps unrecorded by Colareta in the pre-stamp period.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 69 Peru

    1857 (March 9): Entire letter from Pisco to Lima struck with superb strike of PISCO / VAPOR handstamp (Colareta #3v) in black. Fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 70 Peru

    1857: Entire letters (2) each from Arequipa to Lima, struck with good strike of rare oval "AREQUIPA / N.3½" combined despatch and rate handstamp in blue (Colareta fig. #9p), the other 1857 entire with "AREQUIPA / N.2½" in blue (fig. 8p) with VAPOR above (fig. 5v). Scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 71 Peru

    1858 (May 7): Entire letter from Chincha Alta to Lima struck with superb strike of oval framed CHINCHA ALTA / VAPOR handstamp (Colareta #1v) in black. Fine and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 72 Peru

    Stamp Shortage 1860 (Jan 20): Entire letter written from Pisco to Lima, endorsed "Franca" in manuscript at top and prepaid at double rate, struck with two superb strikes of dotted PISCO handstamp in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 24). A fine and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 73 Peru

    Stamp Shortage 1861 (May 7): Entire letter written from Chañocahua to Lima, endorsed "Franca" at top and prepaid '2' dinero in manuscript, struck with superb dotted PUNO handstamp in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 24). A charming and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 74 Peru

    Stamp Shortage 1869 (May 23): Cover from Iquique to Valparaiso struck with octagonal framed "IQUIQUE." despatch handstamp in black (Emsing fig. E63). Crossed by file fold but a superb strike.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 75 Peru

    Stamp Shortage 1885: Stampless cover from Casma addressed to the 'Commandant del Resguardo' in Callao, with manuscript "Libre por falta de franqueo - R.M. Egos, Puerto de Casma", presumably accepted as not charged, struck on reverse with 'Callao / Principal' cds (Feb 5) of arrival. Rare and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 76 Peru

    British P.O.'s 1866/67: Llama 20 c. brown used on 1876 cover from Callao to Nantes, France in combination with Great Britain 1867 10 d. red-brown tied by bold strike of "C38" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Callao' British P.O. despatch cds (May 22). Fine PANAMA / TRANSIT cds on front (May 29) and carried by French Packet 'Washington' with circular 'Ligne A / Paq. Fr. No. 2' cds (June 1) on reverse in black (Salles fig. 1401). Underpaid and taxed on arrival with '15' décime charge marking in black. Some edge wear but a rare and attractive mixed franking.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 77 Peru

    British P.O's 1867: 2 s. blue, lettered KF, a fine used example cancelled by bold "D74" obliterator of Pisco & Chincha Islands. Extremely rare and fine. Signed Holcombe Gi Z125 = £ 2'400/Scott = $ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 78 Peru

    1858 (March 10): 1 d. blue, a fine used example with PORYE for PORTE variety in top margin, cancelled by unidentifiable dotted handstamp and by large part oval framed AGUA-MIRO "Eye" handstamp in blue (Lamy & Rinck fig. 145). The stamp with some aging but of great rarity, especially so on the first issue.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 79 Peru

    1858 (March 10): 1 d. blue, a used vertical pair with large margins all round, upper stamp with diagonal white flaw from 'O' of FRANCO running towards the outer frame lines, neatly cancelled by dotted "Lima 1-2-3" handstamp in blue. A choice and fine pair.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 80 Peru

    1858: 1 d. blue, a vertical pair with huge margins all round, of lovely delicate colour and neatly cancelled by complete "TARMA" oval of dots struck in blue. Plate flaw on lower stamp with white dash alongside Arms; a choice and attractive pair.rnProvenance: Coronphila sale 77, Sept 1998, lot 5046.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
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    Lot# : 81 Peru

    1858 (March 10): 1 d. blue, a used horizontal strip of five, Transfer Types 20-8-5-18-19 with Type 5 substituted for Type 17, the strip of excellent colour but with the last three stamps showing small closed inclusions at base, lightly cancelled by dotted CHACH handstamps of Chachapoyas in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 24). Despite the faults a rarity (the second largest used multiple) and of fine appearance.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 82 Peru

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    1858: 1 d. blue, a horizontal pair with large margins all round, used on 1859 entire letter to Lima cancelled by superb strike of dotted "PASCO" handstamp in black. A fine and attractive entire. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1985).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 116, Oct 1999, lot 2440.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 83 Peru

    1858: 1 d. very deep blue, a vertical pair with large to huge margins all round in a resonant shade, used on 21 November 1858 entire letter from Arequipa to Islay tied by dotted "AREQ" handstamp in blue. A fresh and fine entire.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 83, Sept 1991, ex lot 6173.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 84 Peru

    1858 (March 10): 1 d. blue, a fine used vertical pair in a deep shade with large margins all round, Transfer Types 10/15, on 1861 entire letter  to Cochabamba, Bolivia; tied by "Admon. Pral de Correos / Tacna" datestamps (Oct 5) in black. Manuscript '1½' at left being the amount due from the recipient in Cochabamba. File fold away from the adhesives, a fine and unusually late usage of the first issue.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 85 Peru

    1858 (March 10): 1 d. blue, a fine used vertical pair with large margins all round, Transfer Types 11/5, on 1858 entire letter written from Valparaiso, Chile to Cochabamba, Bolivia; tied by "Admon. Pral de Correos / Tacna" datestamps (June 18) in black. Manuscript '1½' at left being the amount due from the recipient in Cochabamba. File fold away from the adhesives, a fine and unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 86 Peru

    1858 (March 10): 1 d. blue, a fine used vertical strip of four with large margins all round, Transfer Types 1/6/11/20, with position 20 in the damaged cliché position on 1858 entire letter to Islay, tied by ARICA / VAPOR datestamps (Oct 5) in black. File fold away from the adhesives, a fine and visually stunning entire.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 87 Peru

    1858 (March 1): 1 p. rose-red, a fine used example with large margins all round - Hall Transfer type 5, with correspondingly large margin at right, neatly cancelled by dotted oval TRUX handstamp in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 37) of Trujillo.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 88 Peru

    1858: 1 p. deep rose-red, a used example of rich colour with large even margins all round, tied to small piece by straight line "CAXAMARCA" handstamp (Emsing fig. E56) in black. Scarce and most attractive piece.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 89 Peru

    1858: 1 p. red, a used example with large even margins all round with splashes of red from the printing process in the left margin, used on September 1858 entire letter from Arequipa to Islay tied by dotted "AREQ" in blue. An attractive and scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 90 Peru

    1858 (March 1): 1 p. rose-red, a fine used horizontal pair with large margins all round, Hall Tarnsfer Types 6-7, on June 1858 entire letter to Islay endorsed per PSNC Steamer 'Lima' tied by dotted "Lima 1-2-3" handstamps of despatch. File folds well away from the fine adhesives.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 91 Peru

    1858 (March 10): Medio ½ peso rose-red, Error of Colour for buff, Type E, a used example with large margins all round, neatly cancelled by Tacna datestamp (17 May 1858) in black. A very fine example of this rare stamp. Signed A. Puppo Gi 4b = £ 4'750/Scott = $ 4'750.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
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    Lot# : 92 Peru

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    1858: ½ peso buff, a used example with good to huge margins on three sides, of fresh colour and neatly cancelled by dotted "PASCO" handstamp in black. A delightful stamp. Signed Brun. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1994) Scott = $ 375+.rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 89, Oct 1994, lot 7218.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 93 Peru

    1858 (March 10): ½ peso orange-yellow, Transfer Type E, a fine example of good strong colour and fine even margins, used with "Admon Pral de Correos / Tacna" cds in black (18 Aug 1858). A scarce stamp so fine Scott = $ 375.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 94 Peru

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    1858 (March 10): ½ peso yellow-buff, a superb four margined example, position 4 on the Transfer block, used on second page of February 1859 letter from Lima to Paris tied by "1-2-3-Lima" dotted handstamp in black. Reverse with British P.O. Callao double arc cds in black and London transit cds in red (April 5) with manuscript '16' (grams). Front with "GB/2F 87½c." accountancy marking in black and charged 24 décimes handstruck on arrival (double rate). The adhesive with a negligible scuff at base of no significance, a truly delightful and rare cover demonstrating a late usage of the ½ peso adhesive. Certificate BPA (1970), Philatelic Foundation (1976 and 2015).rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert Le Bow, Siegel, New York, Sept 1994, lot 3028.rn                   Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, June 2009, lot 4074.rn                  
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 95 Peru

    1858 (March 10): ½ peso orange-yellow, a fine example of good colour and fine margins, used on 12 April 1858 entire letter from Lima to Islay tied by slightly smudged oval dotted LIMA handstamp in black. A rare stamp on letter.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 96 Peru

    1858 (Dec): 1 d. slate-blue (shades), the select group of 9 items with five large margined single examples cancelled in blue or black, with vertical pairs in deep shade cancelled by complete PIURA straight line in black and a pair in a pale shade cancelled OTUSCO in red; with horizontal pairs in different shades each cancelled ARICA / VAPOR in black.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 97 Peru

    1858 (Dec): 1 d. slate blue, a horizontal pair in the sky-blue shade, margins clear to large all round, used on February 1860 cover to Lima endorsed 'por Vapor', tied by straight line TRUJILLO handstamp in black. A fine and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 98 Peru

    1858 (Dec): 1 p. red, a used example with ample to large margins all round, slight thin but cancelled with full strike of circular CALLAO datestamp 'DEC 12 / 1858' in blue - a very early usage.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 99 Peru

    1858 (Dec): 1 p. red, a horizontal strip of four in a bright shade with large even margins all round, portions of two adjoining stamps at base, cancelled by dotted CHACH handstamps of Chachapoyas in black. Some minor creasing not affecting the splendid appearance of a very rare and attractive multiple.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 100 Peru

    1858 (Dec): 1 p. red, a fine example in a bright shade, good margins all round with white flaw on 'A' of PESETA, used on 22 Nov 1859 entire letter to Lima tied by dotted oval TRUX handstamp in black. File fold well away from the adhesive, a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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