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  • Lot# : 5374A Puerto Rico

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    1 r. green, no wmk, in a vertical block of eight and 2 r. rose-red, no wmk. used on 1865 registered cover to Cabo Rojo, all tied by twelve strikes of oval network handstamp in black. Framed CERTIF registration cachet at top in black and reverse with docketing of receipt (June 14, 1865) in manuscript. Exceptional and extremely rare. Cert. Comex (2014) Edifil Antilles 8+9.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 5378A Puerto Rico

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    Official 1858: Una Onza black on rose, vertical strip of three just touched at base but showing parts of three adjoining stamps at right (and probably from the upper left corner of the sheet), used on Official 1865 cover front and part back to Caguas, cancelled by oval network handstamps in black with 'Puerto Rico' cds at left (May 10). Reverse with 'Caguas / Puerto Rico' cds of receipt (May 11) in blue. Rare and exceptional franking. Cert. Comex (2014) Edifil no. 7 of Cuba.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 5378B Puerto Rico

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    Official 1858: Una Onza black on rose, Cuatro Onza black on green in single and horizontal pair one of which is crossed by tear, used on 1858 cover front to Ponce tied by oval network handstamps in black. 'Admon. Gral. / Puerto Rico' cds below (Aug 4) in blue. Despite the fault, a dramatic and very early usage of the World's First 'Official' issue. Cert. Comex (2014) Edifil no. 7+8 of Cuba.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF
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