1853: Proofs (10) including rare Perkins bacon thick card Proofs for 5 c. value in black (3, one in a horizontal pair), Proof on thin paper for 10 centavos value in green with printer's guide lines, Proofs in black for 5 c., 10 c. (2) and 20 c. values on medium paper, and two Proofs with arc erasing value, one in black and one in red. A generally fine and scarce group.
5 c. red brown on blued paper, a fine used vertical pair with large margins all round, cancelled by near complete VALPARAISO handstamp in black. Slight stain on reverse only. A fine and scarce multiple.
5 c. red brown on blued paper, a fine used example with clear to enormous margins, used on re-folded 1855 cover to Santiago, cancelled by target handstamp in black with Valparaiso cds (April 21) at left in red. Cover re-folded due to a moron writing in biro at base, otherwise fine.
1853 London printing by Perkins Bacon & Co. 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish paper, a fine unused example with good to large margins all round, of fine vibrant colour. A scarce stamp unused Gi 2 = £ 425/Scott = $ 1'000.
Santiago Prints 1854 (Feb/Sept) Recess by Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon plates: 5 c. chesnut brown, a fresh and fine mint example of rich colour, ample to large margins on all sides, tiny black speck on reverse of no importance and mentioned for accuracy only, large part og. Rare. Provenance: 'Classic Chile', Corinphila sale 95, December 1997, lot 807.
1854: Desmadryl 5 c. red-brown (shades), the selection of used examples (14) including a vertical pair, many with four margins and showing the proliferation of the differing shades produced. A scarce group.
Desmadryl 5 c. pale red brown, the magnificent used horizontal strip of three with just touched to large margins on all sides, portions of adjoining stamps at right and at base, all tied to 1856 cover to Valparaiso by six barred target obliterators in black. Santiago despatch cds (March 31) in red below. A delightful and rare cover.
Recess printed by Gillet from Perkins Bacon plates 1854 (April): The famous 5 c. burnt sienna, a fine unused example with huge margins all round for this stamp, of deep rich colour. Extremely scarce stamp. Signed A. Diena. Cert. A. Diena (1963) and BPA (1981) Gi. 10 = £ 1'700/Scott 4 = $ 1'800. Provenance: Ex collection Dupont. 'Crown Point', Corinphila sale 131, October 2001, lot 6203.
Gillet 5 c. burnt sienna, an extraordinary used example with excessive colour-run leaving a blurred impression, barely grazed at top margin but most unusual. Provenance: Corinphila sale 90, October 1994, lot 6336.
Gillet 5 c. very deep brown, verging towards the 'chocolate' shade and without the ginger hue of the burnt sienna, a superb used horizontal pair with large margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. A charming and scarce multiple.
Gillet, 5 c. 'chocolate' brown, a magnificent used example in the true shade with four large margins and showing part of marginal watermark at base, removed from small piece for checking, cancelled by target handstamp in black with British P.O. Valparaiso cds alongside in black and London cds (Aug 29) in red. A stupendous example of an exceedingly rare stamp. Signed A. Diena.
Gillet, 5 c. burnt sienna, an over-inked example (giving impression of doubling of the design), with three ample margins and shaved at base, used on 1856 entire letter to Cauquenes tied in black by target obliterator and by 'Santiago' datestamp (April 28) in red. Faults and ageing to the entire but a rare cover.
Gillet 5 c. burnt sienna, a four margined example used on 1854 entire letter from Santiago to Valparaiso cancelled by target handstamp in black, faint red Santiago datestamp (Nov 7) at right. File fold well away from adhesive, a very rare stamp on letter Gi. 10 = £ 750.
Gillet 5 c. burnt sienna, a superb selection of used examples of this rare stamp (9), all have four margins and, like the other lots in this section, are in 'choice' condition, also a cover franked by 5 c. burnt sienna via Panama and London to Paris.
Recess by Desmadryl from Perkins Bacon plates (Sept 1854): 10 c. deep blue, a fine unused example with clear margin at right and large margins on the other three sides, of excellent rich colour and large part original gum. Rare.
Desmadryl 10 c. deep blue on thick paper, a fine used horizontal strip of three, huge margins all round, the third stamp with plate scratch through 'V' of 'Centavos', cancelled in black. A fine and scarce multiple. Provenance: Corinphila, sale 90, October 1994, lot 6360.
1854: Desmadryl 10 c. blue on slightly blued paper, a superb horizontal strip of three used on 1854 entire letter to Valparaiso all cancelled by black target oblietators with Santiago despatch cds (Dec 23) in red alongside. A delightful and rare entire. Provenance: Corinphila, sale 90, October 1994, lot 6361.
Desmadryl 10 c. blue, three examples used on 1855 cover to Valparaiso endorsed 'privada por Mr. Jullian' at lower left, one adhesive with two margins, the other two very fine four margined examples, tied by circular target obliterators in black. 'Santiago' cds of despatch in red at left (Oct 21). File fold but a scarce 30 centavos rate cover.
1854: Desmadryl 10 c. deep blue (shades), a selection of choice used examples (20), nearly all are fine four margined examples, range of shades, some showing marginal watermark, one cancelled in red etc., also a diagonally bisected example on August 1856 cover. An excellent assembly.
Lithographed by Gillet from Perkins Bacon plates (July 1854): 5 c. pale brown on thin white paper, a fine used example with four margins, with lithographic tranfer showing elongated 'C' in 'Chile', neatly cancelled in black.
Lithographed 5 c. pale orange brown on thin white paper, a fine used example with four margins, with lithographic tranfer showing additional frame line at base in SW corner and damage to 'N' in 'Centavos'. A fine stamp. Signed Saatchi.
Lithographed 5 c. orange-brown, a superb used example with huge margins on all sides, showing Columbus's shirt completely inked-in by over-run of the transfer and, to the right of Columbus's head, a small area of stamp un-inked. An exceptional stamp. Signed Köhler.
Lithographed 5 c. red-brown used on 1854 outer letter sheet from Valparaiso to Santiago, some file folds and tears to cover, the adhesive with four margins and showing transfer flaw at top 'POPIE' for 'PORTE' and, below 'CHILF' for 'CHILE'. Lightly tied by target cancel in black leaving the flaws clear, Valparaiso cds at left (Nov 4) in red. Small article from 'Chile Filatelico' accompanies the cover.
Lithographed 5 c. red-brown, two fine examples used on 1858 cover to Lima, each stamp with four margins, cancelled by target handstamps in black. Right hand stamp showing significant transfer fold in upper right top margin and crushing of the 'E' in 'Porte'. Valparaiso despatch cds in red (Jan 16) below and reverse with circular 'Vapor / Lima' in blue. An exquisite usage of great scarcity.
Second London Printing 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a sheet corner marginal used pair showing the displacement at upper right and the lined watermark, margins just grazed to large on all sides, lightly cancelled in black. Most unusual.
Second London Printing 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a superb choice used selection (54) examples, most being superb, including three pairs and three strips of three (these touched), a fine unused example and a cover. An excellent selection.
Santiago Post Office Printing 'Estancos' 1857/62: 5 c. red, a fine vertical strip of three used on 1864 entire letter to Valparaiso endorsed 'per Vapor', tied by 'Cancelled' obliterators with 'Serena' despatch cds at left (Sept 5) in black.
Estanco 10 c. blue (shades), the superb group of choice used examples (16), in vastly differing shades, all with good margins, including three pairs and an attractive strip of three. An excellent assembly.
Estanco 10 c. blue (shades), the superb group of choice examples (23), in vastly differing shades, most with good margins, including one unused example, used examples including three pairs and a horizontally bisected example on piece.
Estanco 10 c. blue, a fine diagonally bisected example used on 1860 cover to Santiago, some re-enforcing to envelope, tied by bold target obliterator in blue with corresponding 'Concepcion' cds alongside (March 8).
Estanco 10 c. blue, a horizontally cut bisected usage on 1857 cover to San Felipe, tied by black target cancel with two strikes of 'Valparaiso' cds in red (Aug 7) alongside, the first struck with day '7' inverted. A fresh and fine cover.
Estanco 10 c. blue, diagonally bisected example on 1857 entire letter to Valparaiso, showing part marginal inscription at left, just tied by target obliterator in black with Santiago datestamp (July 27) in black below. A fresh and fine entire.
Estanco 10 c. deep blue on white paper (clear printing), a fine diagonally bisected example used on 1860 entire letter, tied by blue target handstamp with 'Concepcion' datestamp (Oct 5) alongside in blue. File fold away from the adhesive, couple of old tape stains on reverse, but a fine and scarce entire.
Estanco 10 c. blue, a vertical pair on 1858 entire letter endorsed 'por Vapor' to Valparaiso, lower stamp diagonally bisected and tied by target obliterator in black, with 'Copiapo' cds of despatch (Feb 20) below. File fold away from adhesives, a fine entire.
Last London Printing 10 c. blue Error of Watermark "20" for "10", a fine used example with large margins on three sides, barely touched at top, lightly cancelled in red. An excellent example of this extremely rare stamp Scott = $ 5'200/Gi. 32c = £ 3'000. Provenance: Corinphila sale 100, June 1997, lot 3692.
10 c. blue (differing shades), stockcard with 15 choice used examples, all in excellent condition, including a pair, a diagonal bisect on piece, two examples used on large piece, and cancellation interest with one cancelled in blue.
10 c. blue, a fine four margined example used on April 1867 entire letter to Lima, neatly tied by 'Cancelled' obliterator in black. Valparaiso cds at left and oval framed 'Franca' in red. Reverse with Lima arrival cds.
20 c. green, a sheet marginal used example showing the marginal watermark lines clearly, part of adjoining stamp at left, barely grazed at lower right, neatly struck with 'Cancelled' obliterator in black.
20 c. green, a superb used horizontal strip of four, marginal from left of sheet, ample to large margins all round, neatly cancelled by five barred target handstamps in black. An exceptional and most attractive multiple.
20 c. green, a small group with used examples (7) including two pairs, New Zealand 1 s. green used as 'colour checker' and a Hahn (wmk. star) proof in issued colour and an imperf. card paper Proof in black.
20 c. green, a superb used vertical pair with large margins all round and part of neighbouring stamp at top, used on 1866 cover to Valparaiso tied by 'Cancelled' obliterator and by 'Santiago' datestamp (Aug 7) in red. A magnificent cover of great scarcity. Provenance: collection Dupont, May 1981, lot 510.
20 c. green, a fine large margined horizontal pair used on 1866 cover to Valparaiso, neatly tied by 'Cancelled' obliterator, with 'Santiago' datestamp (Sept 5) in red at left and '20' (centavos) tax marking in red. A delightful and rare cover. Signed L. Miro.
5 c. red, a huge margined example on 1867 cover to Valparaiso with enormous margins all round and showing remarkable plate wear in front of, and behind, Columbus's head. 'Casa Branca' datestamp (Jan 17) alongside, a most unusual cover.
5 c. red (shades), the choice used selection on cards (33) including a small margined example with clear 'double impression' variety, most stamps with four large margins, some cancellation interest. A fine lot.
1912/13: Recess printed 10 c. black & blue, a fine used example on small piece, variety 'Centre Inverted', lightly cancelled in black. Rare and very fine. Signed A. Diena Scott = $ 450/Gi. 153a = £ 450.
1919: Cover addressed to Santiago franked for First Flight Valparaiso-Santiago with photographic C. Figueroa 5 pesos black, minor ageing on perfs., tied by small circular 'Aero Club de Chile' cachet struck in violet. Reverse with Gustav Kueize return address. A fine and scarce cover. Cert. Sociedad Filatelica de Chile #220.