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The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part V)
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  • Lot# : 3253 Mauritius

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    1859 (Oct): Lapirot 2 d. blue on blued paper, late worn Impression from position 1 on the sheet of twelve subjects, a fine used example with huge margins all round on 1859 entire letter including a printed sugar report, directed to Copenhagen Denmark, endorsed first "via Aden", then "via Marseilles". The superb adhesive tied by dumb obliterators in black and lightly by red strike of French "PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ 6 DEC. 59 AMB B" entry cds. The obverse shows in addition a "FORWARDED BY SCOTT & Co MAURITIUS" handstamp in black. Reverse with "GPO MAURITIUS" despatch (Nov 10), "HAMBURG TH&T" transit (Dec 9) and "K.D.O.P.A. HAMBURG transit (Dec 9) cds's. An ink blob covered by some non obstructive added paper on front, nevertheless a  most attractive adhesive on this splendid entire, sent to the exceptional destination of Denmark, a beauty for a connoisseur. Certs. RPS (1974), A. Diena (1976) Gi = £ 4'750.rnNote: Another printed matter item from the same Holm correspondence to Denmark is known from the Kanai collection, sold at DF in November 1993 (lot 185).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 3254 Mauritius

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    1859 (Dec 12): Dardenne 2 d. blue in a horizontal pair, a fine and fresh used multiple with good to large margins all round on 1860 entire letter to Marseille, endorsed "per Salsette / via Suez". Each adhesive tied separately by dumb obliterator in black. The front struck by French "PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ 3 AVRIL 60 AMB B" entry cds in red, reverse with crowned MAURITIUS despatch (March 8) and MARSEILLE arrival (April 4) datestamps. Charged upon arrival with '8' decimes, very fine pair and most attractive entire, signed Dieten, A. Diena & Calves; cert. PF Southern Africa (1985) Gi = £ 11'000+.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London (Oct 1963), lot 222.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800.00 CHF
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