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Catalogue 267: BRITISH POST OFFICES ABROAD - The DUBOIS collection (part II)
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  • Lot# : 4001 USA

    Seven Years War 1759 (Oct 22): Entire letter written from John Dunnett at Crown Point, north of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain, addressed to Capt. John Sutherland of Forres, Caithness via Edinburgh, Scotland cancelled in transit by fine "NEW / YORK" handstamp in red ink, charged in manuscript "1N10" (1s. 10d.), with 1s. for the Packet rate and 10d. internal charge. A fascinating letter: "General Amherst has given us short warning of a Pacquet's going to Britain...I shall only inform you that the Campaign is over and all your friends and acquantances in this Army are healthy. When we get into winter quarters I will write you whole sheets of paper. General Amherst with all the regulars in his Army, embarked at this place on the 11th instant, with a view to drive the French from the Isle de Noix and St. John's and so penetrate into the heart of Canada...The story of Quebec's being reduced (Sept 13, 1759) General Wolfe's death and all other circumstances of that interesting conquest, you will undoubtedly have before this arrives...". A splendid and historic entire.rnNote: Isle de Noix fell to the British in August 1760. The last French Governor-General of New France, Pierre François de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, surrendered to the British under General Amherst on September 8, 1760.
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    Lot# : 4002 USA

    1765 (June 29): Entire letter from Boston to Shelter Island, Long Island, New York with manuscript on flap "Via New London (Connecticut) to the care of Gordon Saltenstal, a Kegg of Salmon and a bundle" and, on the right hand flap "Forwarded by yr. servants, N.L. July 19, 1765, G. Saltonstall". The cover is addressed to Thomas Dering (1720-1785), Attorney, a delegate to the Third Provisional Congress in New York and former supervisor of Shelter Island, the Forwarding Agent being the son of Gordon Saltonstall, Governor of Connecticut 1707-1724. A fine and most appealing entire with contents stating "as to trade, every day looks like Sunday".
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    Lot# : 4003 USA

    1766 (July 31): Entire letter from Boston via Hartford to New Haven marked on front panel "1.8" in manuscript (1 penny-weight, 8 grains of silver) the equivalent of 8d. sterling (and the rate for under 60 miles from Hartford to New Haven), with, on reverse a superb strike of two line "HART / FORD" handstamp in black: only recorded in use from 1766 to 1772. This handstamp was made in England and supplied by the General Post Office. A superb strike - a magnificent rarity in the foremost quality.rnrnNote: The sender, Andrew Oliver became Lt. Governor of Massachusetts in 1770. He was hanged in effigy (and his home and office ransacked) for his support of the vastly unpopular Stamp Act and for accepting the office of Distributor of Stamps, even though he was privately against it. The addressee, Jared Ingersoll was a Connecticut Stamp Agent and Judge of the Court of the Admiralty: his son, also named Jared (1749-1822) was a lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signator of the United States Constitution.rn 
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    Lot# : 4004 USA

    1769 (Dec 22): Entire letter from Falmouth, Maine to Samuel White, merchant in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with manuscript despatch "Falmo. 2:16" at top (Falmouth 2 penny-weight, 16 grains of silver). The entire letter, written by Jere. Pote from Falmouth (which at this date incorporated Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Westbrook) primarily concerns shipping Fish and a notice that a quantity of Tobacco was rotten. Extremely rare: the sole recorded Postal Marking from Maine during the British Colonial period.rnProvenance: R. A. Siegel, New York, 15 Dec 2010.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4005 USA

    1770c.: Cover from London to Edenton, North Carolina endorsed at lower left "Pp. Capt. Q.D.C." (Whom God Preserve) and rated in manuscript "1N2" (1 shilling 2d.) in ink for 1s. Packet rate and 2d. for local fee, struck on reverse on arrival with two superlative strikes of the two line "CHARLES / TOWN" handstamp in black, in use from 1769-1776. This handstamp was made in England and supplied by the General Post Office. Flap imperfections but truly exceptional and of great scarcity.rnrnNote: The addressee, Samuel Johnston of Edenton, 1733-1816, was a prominent Patriot, lawyer and the first U.S Senator from North Carolina.
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    Lot# : 4006 USA

    1771 (Aug 2): Cover from Philadelphia to the secretary for the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in London endorsed "pr. N. York Packet" struck on reverse with two line "PHILA / DELPHIA" handstamp in orange-red and Philadelphia Bishop Mark "2/AV" in crimson on despatch, two line "NEW / YORK" in black and unrecorded italic "Inland   d. / Packet Post Pd.}" with manuscript rates adjacent "2" in red ink (2 penny-weight) and "1N" (1 shilling). London Bishop Mark of receipt "13/SE" in brown of arrival with manuscript "To pay 6d." in red on obverse and internally docketed "Read to Committee Oct 14, 1771". A marvellous and extraordinary cover.
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    Lot# : 4007 USA

    1772 (March 3): Entire letter from Coutts & Co in Glasgow, Scotland to Falmouth, Virginia endorsed "By the Spero QDC" (Whom God preserve), the letter travelling via Charles Town and Williamsburg where struck with fine "WMSBURG" handstamp in red on flap (this handstamp supplied by the General Post Office in England); docketed on front with "1s." (the Packet rate) and in red manuscript "Sh 3-8" (3 penny-weight 8 grains of silver). A fine and scarce entire.
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    Lot# : 4008 USA

    1773 (Jan 26): Entire letter from Philadelphia to Poole, Dorset endorsed "pr. 1st Packet via New York" struck on reverse with two line "PHILA / DELPHIA" handstamp in red on despatch, two line "NEW / YORK" in black and "INLAND AND / PACKET POSTAGE" applied in New York with adjacent rate (3 shillings) deleted in manuscript. London Bishop Mark of receipt "26/MR" in black of arrival with manuscript "To pay 11" in red mss. on obverse and total charge 3s./4d. due upon delivery. Some tape stains but of great rarity and most attractive.
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    Lot# : 4009 USA

    1772 (Dec 14): Entire letter written from Camp at Grand Sable in St. Vincent to Mrs. Barrie in St. Augustine, East Florida, endorsed "By way of Carolina or Georgia" at left, The entire with contents from the addressee's husband stating "Pilot is come to tell me the Boat is just going to sail, and the Barrel that the letters are obliged to be put into headed up" from there by a local vessel to Kingston, Jamaica where straight line "IAMAICA" handstamp in black applied with manuscript "Windward Islands" below. Landed with two line "CHARLES / TOWN" across flap and straight line "PENSACOLA" handstamp in black. Rated at top "4d. - In all 8d." in manuscript, this altered to "1/S8" (1s. 8d.) to pay upon receipt (April 5, 1773; on reverse flap). Illustrated in Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 22 and 'The Colonial Posts in the United States of America' by Horowicz and Lowe on page 19. Sensible cover repair tape at top, a truly remarkable and rare entire.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25 Nov 1969, lot 17.
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    Lot# : 4010 USA

    1774 (Sept 12): Entire letter from Mount Oswald Plantation, Florida to London addressed to Richard Oswald (a slave trader and businessman who was granted 20'000 acres in Florida by the British Govt. in 1764), with a postscript added on September 21 at St. Augustine; headed at top with manuscript "St. Augustine" and "To pay 1/1" in red ink, struck in transit with superb two line "CHARLES / TOWN" handstamp and Bishop Mark "OC/10" applied in black. Further handstamped on obverse with "INLD & PACT. / POSTAGE" with manuscript rate "2N" (2 shillings) alongside. London arrival Bishop Mark "5/DE" in black also on reverse of a truly marvellous entire in the foremost quality for a Transatlantic letter of this period.rnrnT & T see for pic - Florida Plantations of the Past part 1 - Dejaelaine.com
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    Lot# : 4011 USA

    1794 (Oct 11): Entire letter from an English Officer in Detroit via Halifax to London, struck with circular "HALIFAX / N. SCOTIA" datestamp (March 6, 1795) on reverse and, on obverse with framed "AMERICAN INLAND / POSTAGE" handstamp alongside the American (not United States) postage in manuscript of 1/6d., the "Packet Postage" of "1s." with a total charge of "2/6d." to pay. Three London arrival datestamps on reverse (April 20). This entire is illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia on page 370. Exceptional strikes and a remarkable and very rare entire.rnrnNote: The British retained a Fort in Detroit until 1796. The letter's content after noting that building the new Fort at Detroit had made many soldier's ill is fascinating: "War with America has been very much talked of & General Wayne came close to the new Fort, but retreated, perhaps you know with greater certainty in England, what is to happen. The Americans complain very much, and the Indians whom we have always supported will fight no longer without some English Troops....this is the last opportunity of sending a letter to Europe."rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4012 Nova Scotia

    1855 (April 20): Prepaid cover to Maitland, Hants Co. struck with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. MARGARET'S BAY. N.S" in black with manuscript '3' (pence) in red crayon with reverse showing "St. Margaret's Bay / NS" cds in black (April 20) and oval arrival of the following day.rnThis cover, the earliest recorded, predates the sole recorded example illustrated in Parmenter & Morton (page 7/6) by over 5 months and the Frederick R. Mayer example. Less than five known - rare and superb.
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    Lot# : 4013 Newfoundland

    1847 (July 27): Prepaid cover from St. John's to New York, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. JOHN'S / NEWFOUNDLAND." in red, prepaid 1 s. as far as Boston and struck with '7' (cents) due upon arrival in red. Reverse with 'St. John's / Newfoundland' cds in black (July 24) and Halifax transit (July 28). Scarce and attractive Gi = £ 1'000.
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    Lot# : 4014 Nova Scotia

    1847 (Oct 22): Entire letter from Minudie, Nova Scotia to Hartford, CT, USA with listing of items sent aboard the Schooner 'Mrs. Sprague', rated '11½' in red manuscript with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / AMHERST N.S." in red (with 'Paid' crossed through in manuscript and '10' applied over the 11½). Reverse with AMHERST / N.S. double arc cds in red (Oct 24), 'Dorchester / N.B.' in black (Oct 24) and 'Sackville / N.B.' cds (Oct 25) in black and Robbinston transit (Oct 27) in red on obverse. A fresh and very fine entire Gi = £ 1'000.
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    Lot# : 4015 Nova Scotia

    1874 (Feb 23): Cover from Amherst to Dorchester, New Brunswick, mailed during stamp shortage and struck with late usage of "♚ / PAID / AT / AMHERT N.S." in black, slightly smudged, with corresponding 'Amherst / N.S.' cds at left (Feb 23) also in black. Scarce.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 246; Collection 'Beaver Creek', Phillips, London, 17 Nov 1988, lot 237.
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    Lot# : 4016 Nova Scotia

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    1864: Soldier's Letter from a Private G. Johnston of the 2nd Queen's Royal Regiment, counter-signed by Captain commanding at lower left mailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Luton, England with single Great Britain 1864 1 d. red, pl. 79 tied by barred 'H' obliterator in black. Backstamped on despatch at Halifax (Dec 19) with Luton (3 Jan 1865) arrival cds in black. Rare and most unusual. Cert. RPSL (1955).rnProvenance: Collection Nicholas Argenti.
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    Lot# : 4017 Canada

    1844 (Dec 12): Entire letter from Quebec to Ellsworth, Maine, USA endorsed 'via Boston', struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / QUEBEC L.C." in red with double arc "Quebec / L.C." cds adjacent and prepaid 1/1d. The "Paid" deleted upon arrival and the cover charged '8c.' due in purple ink Gi = £ 160.
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    Lot# : 4018 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1862 (Oct 11): A printed Monthly Return from the 'New Division' Estate folded and mailed prepaid at 3 d. Printed Matter rate (in manuscript red crayon) from St. John's to Whitehaven, struck with "♚ / PAID / AT / ANTIGUA" handstamp in red with single ring "Antigua" cds (Oct 11) in black and 'London / Paid' cds in red (Oct 30). Scarce and most unusual Gi = £ 650.
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    Lot# : 4019 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1859 (April 3): Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue, pl. 7, a horizontal strip of three lettered RD-RF, a few perf. faults, used on 1859 single weight mourning cover to London all tied by "A02" obliterator handstamps of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (April 12) in black, London cds of receipt (May 2) in red on front. One back flap missing but an extremely rare stamp used on letter from Antigua Gi = £ 3'000 off cover.
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    Lot# : 4020 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1858 (Aug 12): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac (2) used on 1858 double weight entire letter to Whitehaven, each tied by bold strikes of "A02" obliterator of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (Aug 12) in black, London cds in red (Sept 1) and Whitehaven cds (Sept 2) in black. A fine and very rare entire.
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    Lot# : 4021 Antigua u. Antigua Barbuda

    1858 (Nov 27): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, faulty horizontal pair and 4 d. rose in a horizontal strip of three, also with perfs. trimmed, used on 1858 quadruple weight entire letter to Whitehaven, all tied by bold individual strikes of "A02" obliterator of St. John's. Reverse with ANTIGUA double arc cds (Nov 27) in black, London cds in red (Dec 16) and Whitehaven cds (Dec 16). Despite the imperfections a charming and extremely rare franking.
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    Lot# : 4022 Bahamas

    1852 (May 11): Cover from Nassau, Bahamas to San Francisco, USA prepaid '4' (pence) in red manuscript to St. Thomas, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BAHAMAS" handstamp in red. Reverse with BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (May 11, code B) and 'St. Thomas' double arc cds (June 9) in black. Handstruck '20' (cents) due marking also on obverse of a fine and rare cover Gi = £ 2'250.
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    Lot# : 4023 Bahamas

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    1860 (March 17): Great Britain 1 d. red, perf. 14, used on Newspaper rate cover from Nassau to Washington D.C., signed at top by ex-President "Franklin Pierce" for free franking privilege within the USA, neatly tied by "AO5" obliterator in black with double arc BAHAMAS cds (March 17, code C) displaying well on reverse. Crayon '2' (cents) presumably not collected in deference to the President (1853-1857). Manuscript note at top: "You asked me for Gen. Pierce's autograph - here it is - I may, if you desire it be able to give you a letter". A very rare rate and stamp used on an historic cover. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Collection 'Staircase', Spink, London, 8 April 1999, lot 60.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4024 Bahamas

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    1858 (Dec 14): Cover at single rate from Nassau to London franked by Great Britain 1857 1 d. rose-red, perf. 14 (2) and 1857 4 d. rose tied by two superb strikes of "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Dec 14, code C) and obverse with 'London / Paid' cds in red (19 Jan 1859). Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 6/5. A wonderful cover in the foremost quality and extremely rare. Cert. BPA (1977) Gi = £ 5'400+ off cover.rnProvenance: Spink, London, Nov 1999.
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    Lot# : 4025 Bahamas

    1859 (Nov 26): Cover at single rate from Nassau to Hoboken, NJ, USA franked by Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue, pl. 7 in a horizontal pair, applied slightly off the edge of the cover, cancelled by "AO5" obliterator in black and also tied by "SHIP LETTER NEW YORK" circular datestamp (Dec 2) in black. Reverse with flap opened for display and showing fine BAHAMAS double arc cds (Nov 26, code B). A superb and extremely rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 845.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4026 Bahamas

    1859 (Feb 21): Cover at single rate from Nassau to London endorsed 'prepaid' franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, in a bright shade, tied by "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Feb 21, code B) and London cds (March 14) in red. Slight faults due to opening at top and well away from the adhesive, a very scarce and attractive cover.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4027 Bahamas

    1859 (March 19): Cover at double rate from Nassau to London franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair, first stamp with small corner fault, each tied by bold "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (March 19, code C) and thence via New York and Liverpool with 'Paid / Liverpool / Packet' cds in red (April 10) on obverse. London arrival on reverse of a scarce cover.
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    Lot# : 4028 Bahamas

    1876: Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 162, a used example on Sailor's Concessionary rate cover from the Bahamas to Gosport endorsed "From W. Edmiston C.B. (Chief Bosun's) Mate / HMS Pert, Nassau", countersigned by Commanding Officer at left, tied in transit by bold "D67" obliterator of Queenstown, Ireland in black. Handstruck "1d." Captain's gratuity on obverse with 'Gosport' arrival cds (Jan 13, 1877) on reverse. Some small imperfections but a rare and unusual usage.rnrnNote: Carried by the 'Leo' from Nassau to Halifax, thence by the Allan Line Steamer 'Sarmatian' to Queenstwon where the adhesive was cancelled. The rare "D67" obliterator was used at Queenstown at the Terminus of the Dublin to Cork Travelling Post Office. Once cancelled the letter was returned to the 'Sarmatian' for the onward journey to Liverpool where it arrived on January 11, 1877.rnrn 
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    Lot# : 4029 Barbados

    1852 (Nov 11): Entire letter from Barbados to Baltimore, USA endorsed 'p. Mail' and 'Paid', struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BARBADOES" in red and rated 1s. in manuscript. Circular 'Steamship / 10' of entry in black on obverse; reverse with BARBADOES double arc datestamp (Nov 11) and "St. Thomas" transit cds (Nov 14) in black. Superb Gi = £ 475.
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    Lot# : 4030 British Guyana

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    1859 (Sept 9): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a horizontal pair used on 1859 cover from Georgetown / Demerara to Caltura, Galle, Ceylon tied by "AO3" obliterators in black with reverse showing DEMERARA single ring cds (Sept 9) in black. Circular 'London / Paid' transit cds in red and 'COLOMBO / POST-PAID' (Nov 7) and 'CALTURA / POST-PAID' arrival with date inserted in manuscript (Nov 8). A charming cover to a scarce destination, possibly unique since this is the only cover to Ceylon known to us. Cert. BPA (1993).
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    Lot# : 4031 British Guyana

    1858 (July 25): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14, two horizontal strips of three, lettered MJ-ML and NJ-NL, used on 1858 mourning envelope from Berbice to Andover, Hants endorsed 'Per R.M. Steamer to England', tied by six strikes of rare "AO4" obliterator in black. Carried by the 'Prince' from Demerara to Barbados, 'Clyde' to St. Thomas and the 'La Plata' to Southampton. Reverse with Berbice cds (July 24), London datestamp in red (Aug 15) and Andover arrival cds. Imperfections to the strip with rounded corner on NL and NJ repaired; nevertheless rare and an early usage of the 'AO4' - only despatched from the GPO in London on 14 April 1858. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL 31 July 1940, lot 58; Collection McGowan, RL, London, 27 July 1950, lot 466.
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    Lot# : 4032 British Honduras

    1849 (July 11): Cover from Belize to Cleveland, Yorkshire endorsed 'Paid' with '2/-' rate in red manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BELIZE" in red alongside London Tombstone Paid datestamp (Aug 22) in red. Reverse with double arc BELIZE cds in black (July 11) with Thirsk cds of receipt (Aug 22) in blue. Opens well for Exhibit display, a beautiful and very rare cover Gi = £ 4'000.
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    Lot# : 4033 British Honduras

    1865 (Jan 2): Entire letter from Guatemala to Cadiz via Belize and London, struck with 'GUATEMALA / 1865' cds in blue (Jan 2), with manuscript '2' (reales) for the fee from Yzabel to Belize; mailed via Forwarding Agent "Antonio Mathé / Belize / Honduras" with black oval cachet and sent on prepaid with superb "BELIZE / PAID" datestamp (Jan 14, code A) in red and rated '1/4d.' in red crayon. Carried on the 'HMS Rosario' to Jamaica and thence by 'RMS Seine' to Southampton. 'London / Paid' transit cds (Feb 13) in red and 'Cadiz / Franco' oval arrival (Feb 18) in black. A fine entire with all markings on the obverse of the cover.rnProvenance: Collection Phil Kenton, Harmers, Zurich, 17 Nov 2005, lot 1111.
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    Lot# : 4034 British Honduras

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    1859 (April 18): Cover from Belize to Prestonpans, Scotland endorsed 'Consignee's Letter' at top, franked by 1858/60 6 d. lilac, tied by bold strike of "A06" obliterator in black. 'London / Paid' transit cds (June 16) below. Reverse with"BELIZE" double arc cds of despatch (April 18) in black and Prestonpans arrival in blue. Horizontal file fold across the adhesive but not greatly affecting the appearance of a very scarce cover. Cert. RPSL (1994).rnProvenance: Collection Dr. D.N. Seaton, Cavendish, Derby, 10 Sept 2014, lot 73.
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    Lot# : 4035 Dominica

    1807: Cover from Dominca to London, prepaid '2/-' in manuscript, struck on despatch with exceptional "DOMINICA" fleuron datestamp in black (Nov 24). Backstamped on arrival in London (Jan 20, 1808) in red. One side flap missing but very fine for this elusive marking.rnProvenance: Collection Dr. D.N. Seaton, Cavendish, Derby, 10 Sept 2014, lot 120.
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    Lot# : 4036 Dominica

    1869 (May 27): Cover endorsed 'per Mail' from Dominica to St. Kitts, prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / DOMINICA" in red with further '2' (pence) credit alongside in manuscript. Reverse with 'Dominica' cds (May 27) in black. Small wormhole on front and flap faults verso but a scarce inter-island usage and an attractive cover Gi = £ 550.rnProvenance: Collection Henry D. Hicks, RL, London, May 1984, lot 49; Collection S.J. Sugarman, Christie's, London, 8 March 1994, lot 1041.
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    Lot# : 4037 Dominica

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    1859 (Sept 4): Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose, a used example on 1859 cover endorsed 'P. Mail' from Roseau to Castries, St. Lucia tied by heavy "A07" obliterator in black. Reverse with partial DOMINICA double arc cds of despatch and fine ST. LUCIA double arc arrival (Sept 4) both in black. A few imperfections and cover creases but a rare example of the inter-island rate. Cert. BPA (1990).rnProvenance: Collection McGowan, RL, London, 26 July 1950, lot 478; Collection Nabarro, RL, London, 12 March 1975, lot 2039.
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    Lot# : 4038 Grenada

    1842 (Aug 29): Entire letter concerning drought on the Mount Pleasant estate on the island of Carriacou to Chester, England rated '1/-' in manuscript, struck with very fine strike of straight line "CARRIACOU" handstamp in brown with 'Pr. Pkt. 29 Aug '42' below in manuscript. Reverse with London cds in red and double arc Chester arrival cds (Oct 14) in black. Rare and fine - just three examples of this handstamp are recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 13.
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    Lot# : 4039 Grenada

    1851 (Jan 11): Cover from Grenada to Dublin, Ireland prepaid with '2/6d.' rate in manuscript, struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / GRENADA" handstamp in red. Reverse with double arc 'Grenada' despatch cds (Jan 11) in black and obverse with London 'Paid' cds in red (Feb 6) with Dublin arrival (Feb 7) on reverse. A fine cover Gi = £ 2'000.
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    Lot# : 4040 Grenada

    1858 (Nov 20): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red, perf 14, a vertical pair used on large part "St. George's Chronicle" newspaper to London, twice redirected on arrival, tied by "A15" obliterators in black with GRENADA double arc cds adjacent (Nov 20). On arrival in London redirected with 1 d. red to Devonport where further 1 d. red applied tied by '25' numeral obliterator and mailed to Stoke. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 334; Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 16 March 1983; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 16; Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Dec 1993, lot 876.
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    Lot# : 4041 Grenada

    1858 (Sept 9): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, a horizontal strip of four used on 1858 quadruple rate cover from St. Georges, Grenada to London tied by "A15" obliterators in black, reverse with GRENADA double arc cds (Sept 9) in black with date error '0SP9 / 1858' alongside London arrival cds (Oct 2) in red. Side flaps removed but a very rare usage - the strip of four being the largest franking of this value used in Grenada.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL, London, 31 July-1 Aug 1940, lot 469; Christie's, London, 11-12 Jan 1984, lot 861; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 27.
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    Lot# : 4042 Grenada

    1858 (Dec 10): Great Britain 1857 1 s. green, a used example on 1858 double rate entire letter endorsed 'per RMS Packet' from St. George's, Grenada to Glasgow, tied by "A15" obliterator in black. Reverse with GRENADA double arc cds of despatch (Dec 10) in black alongside London cds in red and Glasgow arrival in blue (Jan 2, 1859). The 1 s. value is exceptionally rare on letter from Grenada and very fine, according to our records just the two single 1 shilling frankings exist Gi = £ 1'800 off cover.rnProvenance: Collection J.L. 'Bobbie' Messenger, RL, London, 16 March 1983, lot 31; Collection Joseph Hackmey, RL, London, 26 Nov 1985, lot 31.
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    Lot# : 4043 St. Kitts Nevis

    Nevis 1800 (July 24): Entire letter from Nevis to London endorsed 'p. Packet', rated '1/0' in manuscript, struck on reverse with superb two line "NEVIS / JUL 24.1800" handstamp of the British Packet office in black with arrival (Sept 12) in red adjacent. Fascinating contents regarding a slave wishing to purchase her freedom and a list of 'Mrs. MacDougal's Negroes'. The hole left by the original seal sensibly re-backed but a rare and most attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 1,800.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4044 St. Kitts Nevis

    1859 (March 18): Entrie letter from St. Kitts to 'Port d'Espagne', Trinidad, franked by Great Britain 1857 1 d. red stars in a horizontal strip of four (Gi C10), lettered EE-EH, all tied by fine strikes of the "A12" obliterator in black. Reverse with double arc Trinidad arrival cds (March 18). Second stamp with wormhole blacked in and fourth stamp crossed by vertical file fold but a great rarity on letter.rnProvenance: Collection 'Victoriana', Spinks, London, 4 Oct 2007, lot 2436.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4045 St. Kitts Nevis

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    St. Christopher 1858 (Sept 8): Great Britain 1856/57 1 d. red, perf. 14, 4 d. rose and 6 d. lilac, all of excellent colour, used on cover with original contents from Basseterre to the Bishop of Newcastle in Morpeth, New South Wales, tied by bold strikes of the Basseterre "A12" obliterator in black. Reverse with ST. KITTS double arc datestamp in black (Sept 13), London cds in red (Oct 2), Sydney / NSW cds's in black (Dec 15 and Dec 18), Morpeth / NSW (Dec 16), Newcastle / NSW (Dec 17), Ipswich / NSW (Dec 27) and charged '2d.' due upon eventual receipt. Docketing on reverse "Arrived by 'European' at Sydney 15/12/58 at ½ past 3 pm.". The 1 d. with weak corner perf. but a truly wonderful three colour franking cover to a most unusual destination. Cert. BPA (1970).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 486; Collection Andre Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 953.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4046 St. Lucia

    1850 (Oct 27): Cover from Soufrière to Bordeaux, France endorsed 'P.Packet' at left, with deleted '2d.' and unique strike of "INLAND-POSTAGE / PAID" in red, reverse with superb "SOUFRIERE / ST. LUCIA" double arc cds in black (Oct 27) - only five strikes of this mark recorded, this being the earliest - ST. LUCIA double arc cds (Oct 28) in black and thence via London (Nov 20) where framed COLONIES & ART.13 applied in red. Charged '45' décimes in manuscript due to pay upon receipt in Bordeaux ((Nov 23). A magnificent and unique cover that displays well.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4047 Trinidad u. Tobago

    Tobago 1859 (March 24): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, perfs. blunted at base, used on 1859 cover from Scarborough, Tobago to London (George Henry Chalmers correspondence) endorsed 'P. Mail' and 'Paid', tied by fine "A14" obliterator in black. Reverse with TOBAGO double arc cds (March 24) in black and London arrival (April 14) in red. Scarce.rn 
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4048 Virgin Islands

    1851 (June 30): Official cover endorsed 'O.H.M. Service' and 'Off. Acting Govt. V. Island' from Tortola to St. Christopher with rate '2/-' in manuscript, a sextuple rate, struck on reverse with immensely scarce "TORTOLA" double arc cds (June 30) in black - without code letter - and transit cds of ST. THOMAS (same day) in black alongside. Moronic biro 208 on front panel otherwise superb, unpriced by Parmenter & Gordon. Very rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4049 St. Vincent

    1772 (Oct 8): Entire letter from Layou Bay to St. Augustine, East Florida (Mrs. Barrie correspondence), endorsed in manuscript 'To the care of Mr. Wells, Bookseller, Charles Town, S. Carolina' sent as internally noted "I send this by way of Boston enclosed in a letter" with faint BOSTON handstamp in magenta and Bishop Mark "12/NO". Thence forwarded and struck across back flap with two line "CHARLES / TOWN" in brown. Multitudes of deleted manuscript rates and with a final charge to pay of '3/11d.' in manuscript at top. Sensibly preserved and a most remarkable and extremely rare entire.rnrnNote: The contents from Mrs. Dolly Barrie's husband, attached as a Doctor to the British Army in St. Vincent are typically chatty "We arrived at Tyrell's Bay after a passage of seven weeks...we were very short of water. Immediately upon our coming to anchor the Major and I went on shore but finding that Kingstown was the capital of the island we went there and waited upon the Governor and Col. Dalrymple with whom we dined...we returned that night on board the Transport...and next day Cotton with 30 men were ordered about three miles inland, Pilot with 2 Company and myself ordered about 10 mile to the Leeward to guard the pass of the Mountains where the Indians are expected to come down if they are repulsed by the Main Army.. the Post we have occupied is capable of repulsing the whole Caribs should they attempt to attack us...the 32nd Regiment have had three men killed and two wounded...the Natives are about 2'000, supplied with firearms, sabres, powder and ball and some few swivels from the French...".
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4050 St. Vincent

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 4051 St. Vincent

    1859 (Sept 10): Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose, two examples in a bright shade but one crossed by file fold, used on 1859 cover from Kingstown to Baltimore, USA endorsed 'p. Mail via St. Thomas', tied by fine strikes of the "A10" obliterator in black and by "Steamship / 20" charge marking. Reverse with single ring ST. VINCENT cds (Sept 10) and 'St. Thomas' transit cds (Sept 14) in black. An attractive and very scarce cover.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 267; Collection J.L. Bobbie Messenger.rnrn                  
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4052 St. Vincent

    1858 (July 21): Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac in a horizontal pair, used on 1858 double rate entire letter from Kingstown to London (addressed to Capt. Tarleton of the 'HMS Euraylus'), cancelled by fine strikes of "A10" obliterator in black, redirected on arrival in London with 1857 1 d. red, perf. 14 in a horizontal pair tied by London EC duplex (Aug 16) to Portsmouth. Reverse with ST. VINCENT double arc cds in black, London cds in red and Portsmouth arrival (Aug 17) in blue. Some minor imperfections to reverse but a spectacular and most attractive entire.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, New York, 18 Feb 1981, lot 306.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4053 Bermuda

    1858 (Aug 30): Cover from Hamilton to Demerara, British Guiana prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript and struck with very fine "♚ / PAID / AT / HAMILTON. BERMUDA" in red. Reverse with superb "HAMILTON / BERMUDA" datestamp (Aug 30) in red, St. Thomas transit cds in black (Sept 5) and single ring 'Demarara' arrival cds in black (Sept 23). Charming and very rare Gi = £ 4'000.rnProvenance: Collection George Ulrich, Temple Bar, Guernsey, 26-28 June 1989, lot 7.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4054 Cuba

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    1872 (May 7): Great Britain 1867 1 s. green pl. 5, a used horizontal pair on 1872 cover from Havana to Lima tied by "HAVANA / C58" duplex in black (May 9) with red crayon '2' underneath the adhesives in crayon. Reverse with single ring 'St. Thomas' transit cds in black (May 14) and Lima arrival cds in black where charged '2' dinero due in blue crayon. One or two slight imperfections to the letter-sheet but attractive and very scarce. Opinion Holcombe (1989).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4055 Cuba

    1872 (Feb 6): Great Britain 1867 2 s. blue, a used example on 1872 cover from Havana to Lima tied by "HAVANA / C58" duplex in black (Feb 7). Reverse with single ring 'St. Thomas' transit cds (Feb 12) and Lima arrival cds where charged '2' dinero due in blue crayon. One or two slight imperfections to the letter-sheet on reverse but attractive and very scarce.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4056 Danish West Indies

    Second British Occupation 1810 (Nov 25): Entire letter from St. Croix to Banffshire, Scotland , struck with "ST. CROIX" fleuron datestamp (Nov 26) in black, rated '2/3d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt but altered to '2/4d.' and again to '2/6d.' on arrival; rated 1/1d. Packet rate, 1/3d. from Falmouth to Edinburgh and 3d. for local delivery. Datestamps of receipt in red (Dec 30). Overall soiling but a rare entire.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4057 Danish West Indies

    Second British Occupation 1813 (June 2): Cover from St. Thomas to London endorsed 'To the B. Conference' at top, struck with large "ST. THOMAS" fleuron datestamp (June 12) in black, rated '2/2d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt (Packet rate 1/3d. + 11d. from Falmouth to London). Reverse with London arrival cds (July 15) in dull red ink. A fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4058 Danish West Indies

    1818 (Feb 24): Entire letter endorsed 'Pr. Packet' from St. John's, Antigua to London addressed to Revd. Christian Latrobe, struck in transit with superb "ST. THOMAS" handstamp in black and rated '6/6d.' to pay upon receipt. Reverse with London arrival (March 26) in red. A superb and rare entire.rnNote: Revd. Christian I. Latrobe (1758-1836), promoter of missionary activity and author of a book on Southern Africa after his visit to the Cape in 1815, composer and friend of Joseph Haydn. The contents refer to the need for a (Moravian) Mission in Dominica.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4059 Danish West Indies

    1861 (Jan 21): Entire letter from St. Thomas to New York, prepaid '1/-' in manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in red. The cover landed at Boston with with 'Boston / Mass.' cds (Feb 6) in black and charged '5' (cents) due in black. Reverse with British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds of despatch (Jan 21) in black. Superb Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4060 Danish West Indies

    1855 (May 7): Prepaid entire letter from Panama to Guatemala mailed via St. Thomas and Belize, rated '1/4d.' in red manuscript, struck on obverse with superb single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in black - the sole recorded example thus - with reverse showing British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds in black (May 16) and fair only "Belize" double arc cds of transit in black. Rated '12' (reales) due to pay upon delivery. Some wrinkles but exceptional and unique Gi = £ 1'800++.rn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4061 Danish West Indies

    1863 (May 1): Entire letter from St. Thomas to Kingston, Jamaica, endorsed 'Packet' and prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript for inter-island rate, struck with very fine single ring "♚ / PAID / AT / ST. THOMAS" in red. Reverse with British P.O. ST. THOMAS double arc cds of despatch (May 1) in black and 'Kingston-Jamaica' arrival (May 5) in black. Fine and rare Gi = £ 1'800.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4062 Danish West Indies

    1875 (Feb 25): Entire letter from Ponce, Puerto Rico to London, Ontario, Canada endorsed 'Printed Matter' at top, forwarded with large oval FORWARDED BY / G.A.PHILIPS & CO / SHIPPING & COMMISSION MERCHANTS / ST. THOMAS / W.I. in blue-green on reverse and displaying well, franked (over St. Thomas red cds) by Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 149 tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex in black. London / Ont. arrival (March 12) on reverse in black. Some staining from the Agent's cachet but a fine and unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4063 Danish West Indies

    1876 (Dec 31): Cover from Barbados to New Jersey written at sea with long contents, mailed via Forwarding Agent with oval FORWARDED BY / G.W. SMITH & Co. / ST. THOMAS W.I. cachet in blue, franked by Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 170, a pair and two single examples (corner faults), tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (Jan 17, 1877). Circular "New York / Due 5 Cts.' in black of entry (Jan 23) in black. A scarce and unusual usage.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 5 July 1978, lot 426.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4064 Danish West Indies

    1872 (Jan 13): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red, pl. 124, a single example used with 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12, three singles and a pair, on 1872 cover to Genova cancelled by three bold strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds below (Jan 13) in red and 'London / Paid' transit in red on front and Genova arrival cds (Jan 30) on reverse. A fine and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4065 Danish West Indies

    1872 (April 13): Great Britain 1 d. red pl. 140 in a strip of three, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12 in a pair and single 1867 1 s. green pl. 5 all used on 1872 cover to Malaga, Spain tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplexes (April 13) in black with 'London / Paid' transit cds (April 29) in red alongside. Reverse with local oval Forwarding Agent's cachet 'J.F.D. Jürgens & Co. / St. Thomas W.I.' struck in blue and Malaga arrival cds (May 1). A superb and rare three colour franking.
    Starting bid : 1,250.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4066 Danish West Indies

    1870 (March 12): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 112, 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 11 and 1 s. green pl. 4 used on 1870 entire letter from St. Thomas to Nuremburg, Bavaria tied by three strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black and by 'London / Paid' cds of transit (March 28) in red. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds of despatch in red at left (March 15). Reverse with Hamburg arrival (March 29) in black. Minor imperfections to reverse but a most attractive and scarce three colour franking to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 650.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4067 Danish West Indies

    1869 (Feb 13): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red, pl. 110, a pair and a strip of three, used with 1867 6 d. lilac pl. 6 pair, on 1869 entire letter from St. Thomas to Eybau, Saxony tied by four strikes of the "C51" obliterator in black and by circular red 'PD'. 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red overstruck in transit in London (March 2). 'England Per Aachen / Franco' datestamp in blue at left (March 4) and reverse with arrival. A most attractive and rare franking.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4068 Danish West Indies

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    1866 (Dec 23): Great Britain 1858/69 2d. blue pl. 9 pair used with 1865 6 d. lilac, pl. 5 pair on cover sent privately from Puerto Cabello via St. Thomas to Genova, Italy, each pair cancelled by bold strike of "C51" obliterator in black. Reverse with ´St. Thomas' cds (Dec 29) and Genova arrival (Jan 17); obverse with ´London / Paid' transit cds (Jan 15) in red. Some minor edge wear but a scarce and attractive cover. Cert BPA (2020).
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4069 Danish West Indies

    1873 (April): Great Britain 1867 3 d. rose, pl. 8, two single examples and a strip of four in a bright shade, used on 1873 cover with manuscript 'Callao' (Peru) despatch at left to London, all tied in transit by five superb strikes of the "C51" obliterator of St. Thomas in black and by 'London / Paid' arrival cds (May 14) in red. Edge wear to envelope and stamp at right with blunted perfs. but a most unusual franking and a stunningly attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4070 Danish West Indies

    1870 (July 28): Great Britain 1867 3 d. rose pl. 5 and 1 s. green pl. 4, used on 1870 registered cover from St. Thomas to Philadelphia tied by bold "C51" obliterator  with circular 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds and rare oval "REGISTERED / ST. THOMAS" both in red (July 28). "New York / Registered" transit in black (Aug 17) also ties the 3 d. adhesive. A marvellous and most attractive cover in the foremost quality just three REGISTERED covers from "C51" St. Thomas known to us.rnProvenance: Collection Gerog D. Mehrtens /2006).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4071 Danish West Indies

    1875 (Aug): Cover from Para, Brazil (sender's cachet in blue at left) to Paris, France endorsed 'via St. Thomas', handled by Forwarding Agent 'Schon Willink & Co. / St. Thomas' with blue cachet on reverse; franked by Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 and 1867 10 d. red-brown, tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex in black (Aug 16). London transit cds (Aug 28) with Paris arrival (same day) on reverse. A fine, rare and most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4072 Danish West Indies

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    1873 (July 22): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7 used on 1873 cover from St. Thomas to San Juan, Puerto Rico endorsed 'per Mersey', tied by "ST. THOMAS / PAID / C51" duplex (July 22) in black. Handstruck "3" charge marking at left and corresponding Antilles 25 c. grey in a strip of three applied and tied by 'Maltese Cross' handstamps in black. Ink stain at right affects the adhesive but barely detracts from this magnificent and extremely rare combination usage. Cert. Graus (1991).rnNote: The other example of this usage (ex Garcia-Lomas / Preston), shows a handstruck '2' and is franked by an Antilles 25 c. pair. It was mailed ten days after the above cover on August 3. In all four GB / Puerto Rico combination covers are recorded all from the Jose Hernais, San Juan, correspondance of which this cover is the only with the "3" charge marking and corresponding three 25 c. Antilles adhesivesrnProvenance: Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 20 Feb 1992, lot 2686.
    Starting bid : 8,000.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4073 Danish West Indies

    1873 (Aug 31): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 9, used on 1873 entire letter from St. Thomas to Carúpano, Venezuela endorsed 'via La Guaira' tied by "C51" obliterator in black (the latest recorded date of use). On arrival in La Guaira Venezuela 1873 1 r. vermilion (Scott 38) applied for forwarding to Carúpano tied by over-inked 'La Guaira' handstamp in black. Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 6/23. An exceptional and very rare usage, the sole example we have recorded.rnProvenance: Collection Charles Alfred Warren, Harmers, London, 11-13 Nov 1974, lot 774 (confirmed by RPSL cert. 1952 which has since gone lost).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4074 Danish West Indies

    1872 (Oct14): Great Britain 1867 1 s. green, pl. 5, three examples used on registered cover from St. Thomas to Copenhagen tied by "C51" obliterators in black with 'St. Thomas / Paid' cds in red adjacent (Oct 14). Rare oval "REGISTRED / ST. THOMAS" in red below - latest recorded date of use - with 'Registered / London' transit alongside (Oct 29). Reverse with Copenhagen (Nov 1) arrival cds. Edge faults to envelope and a few wrinkles and pinned at right by the P.O., with defect at base of one stamp, but a most appealing cover of great rarity.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
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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
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    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
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    Lot# : 4077 Martinique

    Second British Occupation 1799 (March 20): Entire letter from Capt. H. Ferguson headed 'Martinico' to Charles Cox in London, struck on reverse with brilliant strike of two line dated "FORT ROYAL / MAY 26. 99" handstamp in black (Jamet type 1). Rated '1/8d.' to pay in manuscript this entire appears to be the duplicate letter to the ex Robert G. Stone and Brian Brooks entire (lot 2077) with contents "I understand it is settled now that the 'Vengeance' is to take the Convoy that's ordered to be ready to sail from St. Kitts on the 5th May....Mr. Macnamara is agent for the Vengeance proportion for the prizes for Trinidad, he is now in London and if he has received the Prize Money from Messrs. Higgins & Coleman...". An even better strike of this rare marking than the Stone / Brooks cover. Rare.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4078 Martinique

    Fourth French Occupation 1814 (Dec 7): Entire letter from St. Pierre, Martinique to Bordeaux, mailed a week after the re-occupation began, endorsed 'Par le sloop L'Africain de Bordeaux' at top, struck with fine straight line "MARTINIQUE." in red (Jamet type 9) with fine entry marking "COL. PAR / AURAY" in black and rated '15' décimes to pay on arrival (docketed Feb 14,1815).
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4079 Guadeloupe

    British Packet Agency 1853 (July 18): Entire letter from Basseterre, Guadeloupe to a Marine Lieutenant in Cayenne, prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript and struck with brilliant impression of the "♚ / PAID / AT / GUADELOUPE" handstamp in black on front, the cover displaying well with equally superb double arc "GUADELOUPE" datestamp (July 19) on reverse in black. Faint 'Demerara' transit cds (July 25) alongside. Charming and rare Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 4080 Guadeloupe

    1871/72: French Colonies General Issues 30 c. brown pair (Yvert 9) with clear to large margins all round used on 1872 cover to USA paying the internal postage, endorsed 'via St. Thomas' tied by lozenge of dots with Pointe à Pitre cds in black. British P.O. GUADELOUPE / PAID in red on front (Dec 11) and reverse with fine circular GUADELOUPE cds in red. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge datestamp in black (Dec 20) also on obverse of an attractive cover. Envelope slightly trimmed at left but scarce and most attractive.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4081 Haiti

    1841 (July 6): Entire letter written from Cap Haitien to Glasgow, Scotland endorsed 'p.Packet' at left, struck on arrival in Falmouth with the finest recorded example of the framed "S. DOMINGO." handstamp applied in green, the reverse with framed 'Glasgow' datestamp of receipt (Aug 4) in black. In October 1840 mail from Cuba and the Isle of St. Domingo (Hispaniola) ceased to be carried by the Mexican Packet but was transferred to the Leeward Islands service. An outstanding and rare entire.rnNote: The long contents read in part "had I known what I do now St. Domingo would never have seen my face, not that I dislike the Country, but I most thoroughly abhor the people...They have a great deal of senseless pride about them...Consequently there is a great deal of underhand work going on...To speak the candid truth I am sick of Cape Hayti...I have often though there is a particular curse that hangs, if not over this town, at least over the Island...it was from here that the party was sent that surprised Toussaint L'Ouverture and carried him to France, a man, black though he was, that would have done honour to any country. It was in this town that the last of the Frenchmen in this part of the Island were butchered in cold blood by the Haytian Emperor Desalines after guaranteeing their safety..".
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4082 Haiti

    British Postal Agency 1849 (March 7): Entire letter from Gonaives to Port au Prince endorsed 'pr. Poste', struck with very fine strike of double arc "GONAIVES" datestamp (March 8) struck in brownish-black. Slight aging to entire but a very early usage of this rare datestamp.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4083 Haiti

    British Postal Agency 1854 (March 17): Entire letter from Miragoane to Port au Prince struck with very fine strike of double arc "MIRAGOANE" datestamp (March 18 inserted in manuscript and '1854 / O' below) struck in brownish-black. The front panel with crease and climactically toned, however this is the sole recorded example of this postmark. Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 5/23. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 856; Collection Andre Bollen, Harmers, London, 22 Sept 1993, lot 716.
    Starting bid : 1,250.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4084 Haiti

    British Postal Agency 1861 (June 14): Entire letter from St. Marc to Port au Prince endorsed 'Poste', struck with fine strike of double arc "ST. MARC" datestamp (June 15) struck in black. Slight aging to entire but a very late usage of this rare datestamp.rnProvenance: Collection 'Hispanola', Phillips, London, 27 April 1987, lot 82.
    Starting bid : 650.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4085 Haiti

    1879 (Dec 25): Christmas Day cover from Jacmel to Le Havre, France struck with superb 'JACMEL / UNPAID' datestamp in black (Dec 25), mailed via London (Jan 13) where struck with "T / 1-10" in blue, taxed on arrival via Calais with handstruck '16' décimes charge mark in black.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4086 Haiti

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    1877 (Nov 22): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red two singles pl. 5 and 10, a vertical pair and a block of four pl. 12, used on front and back of 1877 entire letter from Aux Cayes to St. Thomas, cancelled in Jacmel with three strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds on front in red (Nov 25) and reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds in black (Nov 28). Carried at the inter-island 4 d. rate, a scarce and most attractive usage. Cert. BPA (2020).
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4087 Haiti

    1884 (Feb): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 15 used with 1880 1 d. venetian red in a horizontal strip of eight (JA-JH) and a single and strip of four (JI-JL) on reverse on 1884 cover from Jacmel to Paris, all cancelled by seven strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black. London transit cds (March 1) in red on reverse and 'Calais à Paris' cds on front of the following day. The cover sensibly opened for display with one 1 d. with faults, nevertheless a most unusual (and unique) make-up of the single rate.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 309; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 872; Collection G.C. Dyer, Christie's, London, 14 Nov 1984, lot 2382; Collection 'Hispanola', Phillips, London, 27 April 1987, lot 115.
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    Lot# : 4088 Haiti

    1879 (Sept 25): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 217 in a vertical pair used with 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 15 on 1879 entire letter from Jacmel to St. Thomas carried at the inter-island rate, tied by two strikes of the "C59" obliterator, with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds (Sept 25) unusually struck in black below. Reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Sept 28) in black. A fine and very unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4089 Haiti

    1879 (Nov 9): Great Britain 1870 1½ d. lake-red pl. 3, two single examples, a vertical pair and an irregular block of five, all used on 1879 cover from Jacmel to Le Havre endorsed 'via Southampton' tied by five strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds adjacent (Nov 9). London arrival cds in red (Dec 2). The cover sensibly refolded for exhibit display and whilst the adhesives have one or two imperfections, this is a very scarce and attractive make up of the single rate.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale-Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 310; Collection André Bollen, DF, Zurich, 29-30 March 1984, lot 11661.
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    Lot# : 4090 Haiti

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    1880 (Oct 25): Great Britain 1870 1 ½ d. lake-red pl. 3 and 1858/69 2d. blue pl. 13 in a vertical strip of sic lettered MF/RF, used on 1880 cover from Jacmel to Paris all cancelled by five fair strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black. "Jacmel / Paid" datestamp in red at right (Oct 25). Reverse with London (Nov 10) transit in red and Paris arrivals. An extraordinary make-up of the single rate and the sole example recorded of this franking. Cert. BPA (2020).
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4091 Haiti

    1880 (Nov 25): Great Britain 1870 1½ d. lake red pl. 3 used with 1880 4 d. grey-brown pl. 17, wmk. Crown on 1880 cover to from Jacmel to Genova, Italy tied by two strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black. 'Jacmel / Paid' datestamp in red at lower left (Nov 25) and reverse with Genova arrival cds (Dec 17) in black. File fold between the adhesives, a charming and extremely scarce franking.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL, London 31 July - 1 Aug. 1940, lot 478; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 854.
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    Lot# : 4092 Haiti

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    1880 (June 25): Great Britain 1 ½ d. lake-red pl. 3 (rounded corner) and 1873 1 s. green pl. 13 used on 1880 cover from Jacmel to Paris endorsed 'Par le Corrier Anglais', well tied by "C59" obliterator in black. "Jacmel / Paid" datestamp adjacent in red (June 25). Reverse with London transit cds in red and Paris arrival (July 14) in black. Scarce and very fine cover. Cert. BPA (2020).
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    Lot# : 4093 Haiti

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    1868 (Dec 10): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 9, a single example used on 1868 entire letter from Jacmel to St. Thomas at the inter-island rate tied by bold "C59" obliterator in black with unusual usage of "PAID / AT / JACMEL" in red alongside. Blurred ´Jacmel´ cds in black on reverse with British P.O: ´St. Thomas´ cds of arrival (Dec 14). The entire with minor tropicalisation faults but a rare usage. Cert. BPA 2020.rnProvenance: Collection ´Windsor´, Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 574; Collection John Saylor, Harmers, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 2046.
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    Lot# : 4094 Haiti

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    1877 (June 22): Great Britain 1877 4 d. sage-green pl. 15, neatly tied to 1877 entire letter from Jacmel to St. Thomas at inter-island rate by "C59" obliterator in black. 'Jacmel / Paid' cds adjacent (June 25) in red and reverse with British P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (June 28) in black. A very fine and rare entire. Opinion Holcombe (1989).rnProvenance: Corinphila, Zurich, sale 80, March 1990, lot 5822.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4095 Haiti

    1877 (Oct 5): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 10 in a vertical strip of four with pair of 1864 1 d. red pl. 179 neatly tied to 1877 entire letter from Aux Cayes to St. Thomas at inter-island rate, tied by two strikes of the "E53" obliterator in black. 'Port Au Prince' cds adjacent (Oct 11) in black and reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Oct 15) in black. A charming and rare entire: Plate 179 is unrecorded by SG used in Port au Prince.rnProvenance: Collection 'Hispanola', Phillips, London, 27 April 1987, lot 102.
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    Lot# : 4096 Haiti

    1876 (July 11): Great Britin 1864 1 d. red pl. 209 and 1876 2½ d. rosy-mauve pl. 9 in a strip of five lettered CC-CG, used on 1876 mourning envelope from Port au Prince to France cancelled by three strikes of the "E53" obliterator in black and by 'London / Paid' transit cds in red, with fine PORT AU PRINCE code B cds below (July 11). Red Calais entry marking on front and reverse with Talmont arrival (July 31) cds. Some minor imperfections on reverse but a charming and very rare cover.
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    Lot# : 4097 Haiti

    1877 (June 10): Great Britain 1877 4 d. sage-green pl. 15, one short perf., neatly tied to 1877 entire letter from Port au Prince to St. Thomas at inter-island rate tied by "E53" obliterator in black. 'Port Au Prince' cds adjacent (June 11) in black and reverse with British P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (June 14) in black. A charming and rare entire.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 863; Collection 'Windsor', Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 589; Collection John Saylor, Harmers, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 2051.rn 
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    Lot# : 4098 Puerto Rico

    1862 (Nov 22): Entire letter from Aguadilla to New York prepaid '1/-' in red crayon manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in red. Reverse with single ring 'Porto-Rico' cds (Nov 27) and double arc 'St. Thomas' transit (Nov 29) both in black. Struck on entry with circular 'Steamship / 10' due marking. A fine and scarce entire Gi = £ 650.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4099 Puerto Rico

    1857 (Nov 12): Entire letter from San Juan to Cadiz, Spain franked by Antilles 1856 ½ r. green on rough yellowish paper, two examples (Scott 9b), each with large margins and tied by network handstamps in black. 'Admon Gral. / Puerto Rico' datestamp in blue adjacent (Nov 12) and transferred to British P.O. where prepaid '2/2d.' in red manuscript and struck with fine "♚ / PAID / AT SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in black, overstruck by London transit cds (Dec 2) in red. Reverse with with double arc 'San-Juan-Porto-Rico' cds in black (Nov 13) and Cadiz arrival cds (Dec 14). Charming and rare so fine.
    Starting bid : 1,250.00 CHF
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    Lot# : 4100 Puerto Rico

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    1875 (March 13): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 and 1 s. green pl. 10 used on 1875 cover from Aguadilla to Genova, Italy endorsed 'per Steamer' tied by both "F84" obliterator and by 'London / Paid' transit cds (March 31) in red; fine strike of "Aguadilla Porto Rico / Paid' cds below (March 13) in black. Reverse with London transit and Genova arrival cds (April 2). The mourning envelope trimmed at base with lower flap missing and the 4 d. with slight rounded corner but a most attractive and extremely rare cover. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 973; Collection "Windsor", Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 486.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
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