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Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7427 Guatemala

    1855: Envelope from Guatemala City to Aurillac, France prepaid to Belize with GUATEMALA datestamp (July 2) alongside "4" (reales) rate mark both in green. Reverse with British P.O. BELIZE cds (July 16), thence via London (Aug 15) with red cds on reverse and struck with "COLONIES / &C. art. 13" in red. Taxed '30' décimes handstruck on arrival (Aug 18). A most attractive and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7428 Guatemala

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    1878: Indian Woman 4 r. violet, a fine example used on 1879 cover to France cancelled by "☆" handstamp in black with "CORREOS / GUATEMALA" despatch cds in blue at left (March 1). Prepaid as far as Colon with circular "OUTREMER ANGL. / PARIS" in blue where '12' décimes charge mark applied in deep blue. A very rare issue on letter. Cert. Moorhouse (2010).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF
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