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  • Lot# : 1117 Venezuela

    Blockade of Venezuela 1903: Cover front to England endorsed "Stamps not obtainable" and "HMS Tribune, Blockading La Guayra" in manuscript (Jan 6), with circular "T" marking and "Port of Spain / Trinidad" despatch cds (Jan 15). Taxed at 2 d. due to pay upon receipt in Harwich.rnNote: A rare surviving item - Great Britain, along with Germany and Italy pressed for reclamations from Venezuela during revolutionary circumstances in 1902. When an ultimatum (Dec 7, 1902) was ignored, the three countries instituted a blockade of Venezuelan ports on December 20, 1902. After pressure from the USA the claims went to arbitration on 21 February 1903.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1118 Venezuela

    Messageries Impériales 1870 (May 8): Entire letter from Puerto Cabello to Malaga, Spain, franked by France 1867 laureated 80 c. carmine (2) for double rate, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Octagaonal "PORTO CABELLO" Consular datestamp (June 2) at left in black (Salles fig.1373). Carried on the Ligne L "Cacique" to Fort de France, thence by Ligne A "Floride". Struck on reverse with circular "LIGNE L / PAQ. FR. No." datestamp (June 5) in black (Salles fig. 1617) and circular "LIGNE A / PAQ FR. No. 3" datestamp (June 9) in black (Salles fig. 1401) with Bordeaux-Irun TPO and Malaga arrival where charged "4R" due in red. One stamp with perf. fault but a very scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1119 Venezuela

    1855/2010: Collection beginning with classics in twelve volumes with duplicates, containing many attractive early stamps. Later a good run of the 1950's coat of arms series used. The modern era contains much unmounted mint material, with miniature sheets, strips and general issues. Unusual to find in such quantity.      
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF
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