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  • Lot# : 1256 Costa Rica

    1857/58: Covers (2) from Punta de Arenas to 'Neuveville Canton de Berne', Switzerland, both endorsed and mailed "via Panama", one cover struck with octagonal framed "PUNTA / DE / ARENAS" despatch in black mailed via British P.O. in Nicaragua with "GREYTOWN"  cds in black (Aug. 19) - earliest recorded usage by seven years (Parmenter, Gordon & Morton CDS 2, previous earliest recorded usage 16 Oct. 1865),- struck in transit in London with "GB / 1F60c." accountancy handstamp. Second cover with octagonal framed "PUNTA / DE / ARENAS" despatch struck in red, US '20' cents charge mark and thence by British ship to destination. Just three stamped covers from the first issue are recorded to Switzerland (see Frajola/Meyer page 134 for one, the others reside in the Todd collection, both bear the 2 reales), these covers believed to be the earliest recorded postmarked usages from Costa Rica to Switzerland. An extraordinary pair.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1257 Costa Rica

    1863: ½ r. blue, a used example on 1872 entire letter (Sept 27) from Puntas Arenas to San Jose tied by oval "PARENAS" handstamp in black with circular sender's cachet in blue at lower left. Internal docketing of receipt (Sept 29). A fine and rare usage.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1258 Costa Rica

    1937/41: Airmail National Exhibition issue 2 c. up to 1.40 G. in mint blocks of four showing red surcharge SPECIMEN, airmail Boundry Treaty 15 c. on 20 c. with inverted overprint as well as a commercial envelope from Grecia to Bremen in Germany, this one censored by the allied military administration and the OKW. all in good condition.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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