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Cape of Good Hope

Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7111 Cape of Good Hope

    1855/63: 1 d. deep rose-red, a single example with enormous margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp used with 6 d. pale rose-lilac, almost as fine with one corner of stamp applied off the edge of the envlope, on 1860 cover from Cape Town (Feb 24) to Chagny, France, lightly cancelled by CGH obliterators in black. Fully prepaid at 7 d. rate for under a ¼ ounce with London transit (April 28) in red and Calais entry marking on obverse. A delightful and very rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection 'Franschhoek', Spink, London, 20 June 2012, lot 240.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,400 CHF

    Lot# : 7112 Cape of Good Hope

    1884/90: Cape 2 d. bistre, three examples used on 1887 cover to Paris, tied by "524" numeral obliterators with ALIWAL NORTH datestamp of despatch at left (Feb 20), the stamps also teid by unframed "T" mark in black. Correctly franked for Great Britain but underpaid for France. 'Calais a Paris' cds on obverse (March 23), the cover was presented to the addressee on three occasions, each time with 1893 1 fr. lilac on pale yellow (Maury T40), each time cancelled by triangular handstamp in black. Small closed opening tears at top but very scarce.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF
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