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The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part 1)
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  • Lot# : 5397 Foreign P.O.'s

    Egypt 1877: 2 1/2d. rosy mauve, plate 6, lettered IE, on small envelope from Suez to Newport Pagnell, canceller B02 of Suez and the datestamp  5. May 1877. On the reverse there is a Newport Pagnell arrival dated 12. May.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 5398 Foreign P.O.'s

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    Chile 1874: 6d. grey, plate 16, two single copies lettered FI/FJ, with 1870 red  1 1/2d. Plate 3 on cover from Valparaiso, Chile to Tours, France  bearing canceller C30, with the Valparaiso datestamp struck next to the stamps, dated 10. May 1879. On the reverse there is a Tours arrival mark dated 25. Jun. A very rare and attractive cover. Certs. Holcombe and E. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glasco, Robson Lowe Auction 25-27 Nov. 1969
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 5399 Foreign P.O.'s

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    Peru 1879: 6d. grey, plate 16, lettered EB, used on cover in delightful mixed franking with Peru 1874 issue 10 Centavos green from IQUIQUE via Callao and London to Lyon. The letter was posted on 17. January and the letter was taxed 50 Centavos, made Callao on 22nd of the same month, where the British stamp was cancelled with the C38 obliterator. The journey was completed on March 1 in Lyon, where the letter was again taxed with 10 Decime. A very fine and rare cover, which was sent by the French Vice Consulate in Iquique. Cert. Enzo Diena.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 5400 Foreign P.O.'s

    Panama 1883: 4d. dull green, lettered AG, a fresh copy neatly tied by Panama C35 Duplex dated JY 23 85 of small white envelope to Ringwood. Reverse with arrival datestamp squared circle Ringwood AU 24. Signed Holcombe.rnProvenance: Robson Lowe Auction 19 Jan. 1978, lot 1626; Collection André Bollen, Heinrich Köhler 8 Feb. 1983
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 5401 Foreign P.O.'s

    Cuba 1872: 1s. deep green, plate 4, lettered TD, on small envelope from Havana to Lima, endorsed 'R.M.Str.' (Royal Mail Steamer).  The stamp is tied by  Havana / C58 duplex (7 April) . On the reverse a St Thomas transit four days later. The envelope is slightly reduced so missing arrival and stamp rough perfs at top, but nonethelesds a very scarce and attraktive letter. Signed Pröschold BPP.rnProvenance: Collection André Bollen, Heinrich Köhler 8 Feb. 1983
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF
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