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St. Vincent

Catalogue 281: France Part or Insufficiently Paid Incoming Mail – The Jack Blanc Collection
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  • Lot# : 7109 St. Vincent

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    1863/68: St. Vincent 1 d. rose-red, two horizontal pairs, and 6 d. green, two single examples, used on 1870 Duc de Polignac cover from Kingstown to Paris endorsed 'p. Packet', all cancelled "A10" obliterators in black with manuscript '1/3' in red being the British credit from the 1/4d. rate. London transit (Jan 31) in red. Slightest of cover wrinkles but an exceptional and charming cover. Cert. BPA (1989).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 7117 St. Vincent

    1851/55: Trinidad (1 d.) grey, imperforate, a used example with just touched to large margins and showing portion of adjoining stamp at left, on 1852 cover to Ile Rousse, Corsica tied by "1" numeral in black. Reverse with double arc TRINIDAD cds of despatch (Nov 26), thence via London where framed "COLONIES / &c. ART 13" applied in red with Calais transit alongside (Dec 21). Reverse with "Isle Rousse" arrival cds (Dec 26) where charged '15' décimes for single rate under 7½ grams: tariff of 1 Aug 1849. The letter-sheet with faults and somewhat inexpert repairs but nevertheless scarce to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF
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