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Catalogue 267: BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - The DUBOIS collection (part II)
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  • Lot# : 4075 Dominican Republic

    1877 (Jan 4): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 146, a horizontal strip of four used on 1877 entire letter from Santiago and struck with FRANCO handstamp in black (internal rate of 1 real), forwarded by "GUEBRA HERMANOS / PUERTO PLATA" with blue oval cachet, tied by two fine strikes of the "C86" obliterator in black. "PORTO-PLATA / PAID" datestamp in red below (Jan 9) and reverse with 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Jan 15) in black. A rare and very fine entire. The pendant cover with the same 4x1d. franking from the same correspondance but used the days earlier on 6 January 1877 was in the Dale-Lichtenstein collection (1969). Cert. Todd AIEP (2020).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4076 Dominican Republic

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    1879 (Dec 11): Dominican Republic 1879 ½ r. violet on bluish paper, two examples (Scott 33) tied by barred circular handstamps, used on 1879 cover from Puerto Plata to Genova in combination with Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 199, a single example and 1876 2½ d. rosy-mauve pl. 14 in a horizontal strip of five lettered OC-OG, this last with trimmed perfs. at right, tied by three strikes of small "C86." obliterator in black; the adhesives applied over two strikes of circular "PORTO-PLATA / PAID" datestamp in red (Dec 11). Reverse with London transit cds (Dec 29) in red and Genova arrival cds. Illustrated in "British Mail in Santo Domingo" by Danilo Mueses, Juan M. Prida & Gregory Todd on page 156. A splendid and rare cover, the sole recorded with the Dominican 1879 issue. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Edward Tresoldi Granger, Harmers, London, 26-27 Jan 1959, lot 339; Harmers, London, July 1990, lot 578.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 7,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 13,000.00 CHF
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