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Catalogue 288: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part IV)
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  • Lot# : 6730 Brasil

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    Bull's Eyes 1843: 60 reis black, Early Impression with good to mostly large margins all round, position 1 from the first plate of 60 adhesives, used on May 15, 1844 entire letter from St. Joao del Rei, Minas Geraes to Rio de Janeiro, tied by large straight line "S. JOAO . DEL REI" handstamp in brownish black (Ayres 1170). An attractive cover, cert. Moorhouse (2005).rnNote: Cover belongs to a correpondence from Sao Joao del Rey to Rio de Janeiro, decribed in Juchert - Bull's Heads on page 248 of which until today 24 letters are known to exist, this one not yet included.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 14,500 CHF

    Lot# : 6731 Brasil

    Verticais 1850: 30 r. black, a used block of four with fair to primarily large margins, cancelled on 1865 cover to Ponta Grossa by fair strike of circular "CORREO GERAL DA CORTE" handstamp in black. Scarce and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 6732 Brasil

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    1866: 60 r. black perf. 13½ in mixed franking with 1876/77 Dom Pedro 200 r. black rouletted, tied to Sept 22, 1877 envelope from Rio de Janeiro to Genova by mute 'Cork' cancel, a crisp despatch cds alongside, reverse with Torino transit and GENOVA arrival (Oct 17, 1877) cds's. An appealing combination, cert. Philatelic Foundation (1998).rnProvenance: 133. Corinphila sale (June 2002), lot 2705.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 6733 Brasil

    Dom Pedro 1866: 80 r. slate violet perforated, two single examples used on Dec 10, 1877 entire letter from Pernambuco to Figueira, Portugal, tied by segmented cork handstamp in black with PERNAMBUCO despatch cds alongside. Company cachet at left with endorsement for French Packet "Rio Grande", superb French "PERNAMBUC / PAQ. FR. J No 6 10 DEC 75" shipmail cds in red alongside. Handstruck '300' (reis) due in black on obverse, reverse with 'P. TRANSATLANTICO 26 DEZ. 75' cds in red. An attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 6734 Brasil

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    Dom Pedro 1866: 500 r. orange perforated in combination with 1878/79 20 r. violet rouletted, two single examples used on Nov 27, 1877 double rate cover from Porto Allegre to Marseilles, tied by segmented cork handstamp in blue with "PORTO ALLEGRE" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Rio Grande and Rio de Janeiro transit cds's as well as Belgian "BRESIL PAQ: BELGE 1 JANV. 78" shipmail cds. Obverse with French entry cds in black, reverse with indistinct MARSEILLE arrival (Jan 3, 1878) cds's. Cover slightly soiled, nevertheless a most interesting item sent with Belgian shipmail from Brazil, cert. Moorhouse (2005).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 6735 Brasil

    Dom Pedro 1878/79: 10 r. vermilion, 20 r. violet, 50 r. blue and 200 r. black (light pre-use corner fold), four rouletted single examples used on Feb 12, 1878 cover from Santarém to Medford, tied by 'pinwheel' cork handstamp in black with SANTAREM despatch cds in black and "MEDFORD N. J." arrival (March 15) cds in blue alongside. Reverse with transit cds's of Pará, New York and Philadelphia. A most attractive four-colour franking paying correctly the 280 reis rate to the United States.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 6736 Brasil

    Dom Pedro 1878/79: 700 r. red-brown rouletted, a pristine single franking used on July 2, 1882 envelope from Rio de Janeiro to Zürich, endorsed "via London", the adhesive tied by double ring "RIO-DE-JANEIRO / 13a SECCAOIOS" despatch cds. Reverse with London transit and Zürich arrival (Aug 10, 1882) cds's. A very rare isolated usage Scott = $ 3'500 on cover.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF
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