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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7377 Bolivia

    1895: Cover from San Pablo de Lipez to France struck with rare rectangular "LIPEZ / FRANCA" provisional negative handstamp with prepaid amount "40 c." inserted in manuscript, sent out from Lipez via Valparasiso with transit cds on reverse (Nov 26) and black "T" marking. Paris arrival cds (Dec 26) in blue and reverse with "REFUSÉ" also in blue. Taxed at Lavallois with 1893 10 c. brown pair and single 30 c. red neatly tied (Dec 24). A fine and unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 7378 Bolivia

    1868: Nine Stars 5 c. green, a fine horizontal pair used on 1869 cover from Lamar to France endorsed "voie de St. Nazaire", tied by scarce circular "LAMAR / FRANCA" in black. British P.O. "COBIJA" cds, code C, struck in blue below (Oct 15), circular "PANAMA TRANSIT" (Oct 29) in black and thence transferred to Colon and French Packet "Martinique" with octagonal "PANAMA / PAQ. FR. A No. 2" datestamp (Nov 1) in black (Salles fig. 1413). Charged with handstruck '12' décimes due for single rate. An extremely rare issue on letters to Europe.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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