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  • Lot# : 695 Brasil

    Falmouth Packet Line 1812: Second sheet of double rate entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey, the contents mentioning the imminent arrival of the "Antelope" Packet, carried on the "Princess Elizabeth" to Falmouth where struck with skeleton "BRAZIL / F" datestamp (Jan 13, 1813) in green, rated at '7/2 d.' to pay (4/10d. for the Maritime voyage, 1/8d. from Falmouth to Weymouth (147 miles) + 6d. Packet to Guernsey), an apparent overcharge of 2d., preumably for local delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 43. Not the earliest known usage of this datestamp nevertheles a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 696 Brasil

    Cie de Navigation Mixte Louis Arnaud, Touache Frères 1857 (Feb 10): Cover at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed at top "Per Vapeur Byzantine via Marseille", cancelled on entry by "Outre-Mer / Marseille" datestamp April 6) in red. Reverse with TPO's of Marseille-Lyon, Lyon-Paris, Strasbourg-Bale and Zurich arrival cds (April 8) where rated in manuscript "130" in red ink. Rare - there are believed to be just two known covers carried by this Steamer.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 697 Brasil

    Messageries Impériales 1860 (Oct 25): Entire letter at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Rothschild in London endorsed "p. French Str. "Bearn" to Bordeaux", struck with fine "BÉARN / *" circular datestamp (Oct 25) in black (Salles fig. 1001 = RR) - the Maiden Voyage of the Steamer on the Ligne du Bresil. Struck in Paris with oval framed "FR. / 2F 20c." accountancy marking and charged '1/4d.' due upon delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 67. Small part of flap detached but intact, a rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3080.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 698 Brasil

    RMSP 1864: Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Mauritius, Higginson correspondence, endorsed "via Southampton & Aden", carried on RMSP "Parana" to Southampton. Struck on reverse with British P.O. "RIO-JANEIRO" datestamp in blue (Dec 8) and, alongside "MAURITIUS" code O arrival cds (Feb 24) in black. Handstruck "1 / TO PAY" handstamp in blue with total in manuscript charge of "2/4½ d." alongside for amount due. An extraordinary destination for pre-UPU Brazilian mail.rnProvenance: Koester, RL, London, 25 July 1988, lot 180.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 699 Brasil

    SGTM 1868 (Jan 13): Entire letter from Pernambuco to Rheims at double rate, endorsed "p. Vapor "Savoie" via Marseilles" and struck with straight line "SAVOIE" in blue by the Purser (Salles fig. 1151) - only recorded on the Ship's Maiden sailing. Initially struck on arrival with "BRÉSIL / MARSEILLE" in red (Feb 14) but this deleted by a further strike and replaced by "OUTRE-MER / MARSEILLE" in red (Feb 14). Reverse with Marseille-Paris cds and Reims arrival (Feb 16). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 77. A magnificent and famous entire.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3112.rn 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 700 Brasil

    1843 (Aug 1): Bull's Eyes 30 c. fine impression, 60 c. intermediate impression and 90 c. worn impression, three fine and fresh examples cancelled by light datestamps, an appealing trio. Scott = $ 2'075.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 701 Brasil

    1866: Dom Pedro 20 r. red-lilac, a single example used on 28 May 1876 complete "Provincia do Paranã" Newspaper (Orgam Democratico) produced in Curytiba; mailed to Verona, Italy and cancelled in manuscript. Framed "P.D." in red and in black on the wrapper and reverse of same with PARANA cds (June 14) and Verona arrival datestamp (July 18) alongside two postman's delivery numbers. A rare and not unattractive usage.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 702 Brasil

    1890/91: Southern Cross 200 r. violet, a diagonally bisected example used on 1894 cover, paying the 100 reis rate to Rio de Janeiro, neatly tied by PASSA TRES datestamp (Jan 28) in black. Reverse with flap tear and arrival cds's. Very scarce Scott = $ 875.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 703 Brasil

    1821/64: Entire letters (9) with 1826 entire from Pernambuco to Liverpool with MARGATE / SHIP-LRE in black, 1821/31 entire letters (5) to France from Brazil with entry markings of Le Havre, two different in red and one in black, Lorient and Nantes both in black; 1842 entire from Rio to Portsmouth, New Hampshire charged 38½ cents per the "Gazelle", 1836 cover with framed FORWARRDED / BY / BIRCKHEAD & Co. / Rio de Janeiro" in red, and rare entire from Rio to Malta carried on the "Oneida" via London.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 704 Brasil

    1900/80c: Lot hundreds used/unused stamps and 30 stationery cards used/unused, early picture postcards as well as six photo cards from the Recife area, the used cards all sent to France.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF
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