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Catalogue 267: BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - The DUBOIS collection (part II)
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  • Lot# : 4367 Spain

    1855 (Jan 18): Cover from Porto, Portugal to London endorsed 'via Vigo', with 'Porto' oval despatch (Jan 18) in blue and oval "PAGO / 60 REIS" handstamp in black on reverse. Fine double arc "VIGO" British P.O. datestamp in black (Jan 22) on obverse and London arrival (Jan 27) where charged '2/2d.' to pay. Scarce and very fine.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4368 Spain

    1845 (May 15): Cover from Santiago, Galicia to London struck on front with superb strike of double arc "CORUNNA" British P.O. datestamp (May 21) in red. Rareverse with London arrival (May 26) and rated '2/2d.' to pay in manuscript. An early usage, Parmenter & Gordon list the earliest strike as April 22, 1845, the datestamp in use for less than 18 months. Rare so fine.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 4369 Spain

    1855 (Feb 8): Cover from Madrid to Buenos Aires franked by 1855 2 r. vermilion in a horizontal pair, large margins all round and just grazed at right, used on thin paper 1855 cover from Madrid to Buenos Aires via the Canary Islands, tied by barred obliterators with 'Madrid' despatch cds alongside (Feb 8) all in blue. Passed to British Agency for Southbound ship and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / TENERIFFE" in black with double arc datestamp on reverse (March 16) in black. A rare and most attractive cover Gi = £ 3'750.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1270; Collection 'Murcia', RL, Zurich, 23 Nov 1988, lot 1886.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF
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