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The Brian Moorhouse Estate (part III)
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  • Lot# : 3643 Panama

    1808 (Nov 28): Colonial period entire letter prepaid from Panama to Sta. Fe de Bogotá, struck with PANAMÁ despatcch handstamp and "FRANCA." below, both in red (G&T #2 and #4 = RRR). An outstanding entire, crucial to any serious collection of Panama Postal History.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3644 Panama

    1834 (Aug 25): Entire letter from Puna, Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador written from U.S.Ship 'Fairfield' (involved in the disarmament and dismantling of a group of ships belonging to an Ecuadorian revolutionary force after American mediation had ended a civil war - more in the contents within) addressed to Fallsbrugh, New York. Contents state "Lieutenant late of our ship returns via Panama fortunately enabling us to let our friends know that we are well...". Struck on reverse with circular FORWARDED BY / I.B. FERAUD / PANAMA cachet in black and struck on front by red SHIP and faint 'Baltimore' cds (Oct 29) in red. Slightly soiled and internal tape but a fascinating and rare entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3645 Panama

    1827 (Sept 12): Entire letter from Panama to Bogotá, struck with outstanding framed PANAMÁ handstamp in red, rated '5' (reales) to pay upon arrival. Exquisite and very rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3646 Panama

    1835c.: Unpaid cover to Bogotá struck with oval framed "DEBE / CHAGRE." in red with manuscript notation "4 rs." at upper right. Slight paper restoration at right but an extremely rare marking.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3647 Panama

    1845 (July 15): Entire letter from Havana to Lima, Peru endorsed 'via de Panama' in manuscript, with Forwarding Agent manuscript "Encaminada por SS Casamayor y Cia, Santiago de Cuba 18 Aprile 1845" thence to second Agent with "Forwarded by y.o.s. Elin Wright & Co., Kingston, Jamaica" with JAMAICA / PAID double ring datestamp on obverse (Sept 15) in red and '1/-' in red manuscript; thence to third Agent and reverse struck with PANAMA / FORWARDED BY / FREDERICK W. BYRNE cachet in black. An extremely rare "Triple Forwarded" entire in fine quality.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3648 Panama

    1846 (Jan 29): Cover from Paris to Lima, Peru with reverse showing manuscript Forwarding Agent "Recue et Acheminée par Durchez Freres, Londres" and mailed prepaid with 'London / Paid' cds in red (Feb 16) and '2/-' in red manuscript and endorsed 'p. Tweed via Panama'. Second Forwarding Agent with framed PANAMA / FORWARDED BY / FREDERICK W. BYRNE with black cachet displaying well on flap. A fine and most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3649 Panama

    1854 (May 21): Entire letter from Barranquilla to New York, doubly forwarded, with oval "FORWARDED BY / RAMON LEON SANCHEZ / CARTAGENA N.G." in red and superb strike of very rare T.R. COWAN / COMMISSION AND FORWARDING / MERCHANT. / AGENT M. S. P'KT. CO. / NAVY BAY CHAGRES oval handstamp also in red. Faint New York Boyd's Local Post handstamp in black adjacent and pencil 'Due 2 Cts.' due. A rare entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3650 Panama

    1859 (July 6): Entire letter from Cartagena to New York, doubly forwarded, with oval "FORWARDED BY / RAMON LEON SANCHEZ / CARTAGENA N.G." in orange-red and rare oval "From / T.R. COWAN / SHIPPING & COMMISSION AGENT / COLON NEW GRANADA" in red and carried outside the mails to destination.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3651 Panama

    1869: Cover from Panama to Paris struck with fine single ring PANAMA cds of British P.O. (June 5), via London where "GB / 1F 60c." Accountancy handstamp applied (June 29), charged '10' décimes to pay upon receipt. Fine strikes, an attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3652 Panama

    1859: Colombia 20 c. blue, a used example with large margins all round in a bright shade, tied to small piece by oval framed PANAMA / FRANCO handstamp in red. An extremely rare usage of the first issue in Panama and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3653 Panama

    Wreck Mail 1887/88: 10 c. black on yellow, single example tied to 1892 cover to Vienna endorsed 'via New York' by Colon duplex in blue (Jan 13). Carried on the ill-fated North German Lloyd Steamer 'Eider' which sank off the Isle of Wight with much heroism displayed by the RNLI in saving the passengers and crew on board on January 31. The envelope struck with framed "Gehoben aus dem / geschetterten Schiff / "Eider" in violet with 'Franco' in black applied to denote payment. Reverse with New York transit cds (Jan 21) and Austrian P.O. Reseal label and arrival cds (March 9). Interesting article accompanies a fine and rare cover.rnrnNote: Friedrich Trump, grandfather of 45th U.S. President Donald Trump, emigrated from Bremen, Germany, to New York aboard the 'Eider' in 1885 at the age of 16. He made his fortune running brothels during the Klondike Gold Rush. Returning to Bavaria he was accused of avoiding the Military draft and denied citizenship and returned to the USA.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3654 Panama

    1894: Habilitado 10 c. on Map 50 c. brown, used on 1894 registered cover to St. Louis with Colombia 1889 10 c. yellow-brown on light buff registration label alongside, cancelled by "Agencia Postal Nacional / Panama" cds's (Dec 20). Reverse with two New York transit datestamps (Jan 3, 1895) in black. Rare and very fine.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 3655 Panama

    1903 (Dec): 20 c. violet, 'Panama' overprints both reading up, a single example used on 1904 Mallet cover to Croydon endorsed 'per West India Mail', tied by rare usage of BRITISH PACKET AGENCY / PANAMA datestamp (May 13) struck in violet. Croydon arrival cds (June 2) on reverse. Closed opening tear at top but a rare usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3656 Panama

    1909/16: Balboa 1 c. green & black, Cordoba 2 c. vermilion & black, Arosemena 5 c. blue & black, unused Booklet Panes of six (2 x 3) with three sides imperforate, each marginal at top with top staple holes, 1 c. with minor bend otherwise fresh and very fine, large part or unmounted og. Rarer than catalogue value suggests Gi 152b+153a+155a = £ 390/Scott = $ 495.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3657 Panama

    British P.O.'s in Colon 1862: Prepaid cover from Colon to Gloucestershire, England endorsed 'pr. West India Mail from Colon June 24, 61' (sic) at top, struck with fine "♕ / PAID / AT / COLON" in red, with manuscript rate '1/-' alongside in crayon and 'London / Paid' arrival (July 14) in red below. Reverse with double arc 'Colon' cds in black (June 23, 1862). Small part of top flap missing but a very scarce Crown Circle Gi CC4 = £ 4'750 / Scott = $ 5'500.
    Starting bid : 1,750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3658 Panama

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    British P.O.'s in Colon 1858/79: Great Britain 1 d. red, pl. 153, a used horizontal strip of six lettered AG-AL and a block of twelve lettered AA-AF / BA-BF, used on large piece (the reverse of a blue envelope), all canclled by nine full strikes of the "E88" obliterator of Colon. Faults to strip but the block very fine, however faults are to be expected in a multiple this size. A rare and spectacular piece. Opinion Holcombe (1989) Gi Z45.rnProvenance: Harmer, London (23 June 1941) lot 247; Glassco Collection (25-27 Nov. 1969) lot 677; André Bollen Collection, Harmer (22 Sept. 1993) lot 701.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3659 Panama

    British P.O.'s 1858/79: Great Britain 1 d. red pl. 87 in a horizontal pair and single 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 7 used on 1866 entire letter written from Santa Marta, Colombia (Oct 26) to Callao, Peru, with oval framed AROSEMENA HERMANOS / PANAMA Forwarding Agent's cachet (Nov 9) in blue; the adhesives tied by "PANAMA / C35" duplexes in black of the same day. Reverse with Lima cds of receipt (Nov 17). A delightful and extemely rare, probably unique, Southbound entire Gi Z72 + Z85.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 3660 Panama

    British P.O.'s 1858/69: Great Britain 2 d. blue pl. 12 used on 1869 entire printed Prices Current to Lima, Peru tied by bold strike of "PAANAMA / C35" duplex in black (Oct 25). An exceptionally attractive entire of superb quality and rarity Gi Z74.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3661 Panama

    British P.O.'s 1880: Great Britain 1 s. orange-brown, pl. 13, wmk. Spray, a horizontal strip of three lettered QF-QH, with blunted wing margin perfs. and first stamp with pulled perf. at left, however the strip is solely cancelled by two strikes of the three line dated PANAMA / 27 AUG 81 / TRANSIT in black. Rare. The Karl Louis Card Index records only one other 6d. on piece cancelled with handstamp which was not intended for use to cancel adhesive stamps. Gi 151/Z105 = £ 1'200.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe Auction (14 Nov. 1956) lot 76
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3662 Panama

    Canal Zone 1912/16: 2 c. vermilion & black, CANAL ZONE Type II reading up, an unused strip of three marginal from right of sheet, third stamp with variety "Overprint Omitted", fresh and very fine, large part og. Rare and most appealing multiple Scott = $ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3663 Panama

    Canal Zone 1912/16: 2 c. vermilion & black, CANAL ZONE Type IV reading up, an unused strip of four with last stamp showing variety "Overprint Omitted", fresh and fine, large part og. Very rare Scott = $ 2'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF
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