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  • Lot# : 101 Brasil

    1844/1970: Lot several hundred mainly used stamps, starting wirth some goats eyes, nice selction of Dom Pedros etc., mostly small values and plenty of duplicats, no big deal but ideal to start a collection, good to mixed condition and housed in total six stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 102 Chile

    1865 (Aug 16): Cover with complete contents written from Valparaiso to San Francisco, prepaid ‘1s.’ in red crayon manuscript, with double arc Valparaiso cds of British P.O. on reverse (Aug 17) in black, carried via British Post Office in PANAMA with double arc datestamp in black (Sept 4). Trans-shipped there with oval framed STEAM / PANAMA in black and San Francisco arrival cds (Sept 25) and charged 10 c. for Ship fee. Slight trim to envelope at right but a scarce West Coast cover.rn 
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 103 Chile

    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.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 104 Chile

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    1854: Gillet 5 c. burnt sienna, a fine large margined example with portion of adjoining stamp at right, overlapping Gillet Lithographed 5 c. chesnut-brown in a horizontal pair, large margins for the issue with portion of adjoining stamp at right tied by target handstamp in black, on 1855 cover from Valparaiso to France with PANAMA / TRANSIT in red on front and reverse with British P.O. Valparaiso cds and London transit cds (Sept 18) in black. Charged due on receipt with handstruck '21' décime charge marking. A very rare mixture of the Gillet printings on a most attractive cover. Signed Calves. Cert. BPA (2019).
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 105 Chile

    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.rnProvenance: Corinphila, sale 90, October 1994, lot 6361.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 106 Chile

    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.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 107 Chile

    Estanco 10 c. deep blue, a diagonally bisected example on cover to Santiago tied by target obliterator in black, with straight line OVALLE despatch below. A fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 108 Chile

    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.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 109 Chile

    1911: 30 c. bistre brown & black, tied to 1912 cover to France by Santiago cds, the cover readdressed to Hodeida, Yemen with registration label tied by bold bilingual HODEIDA / 6 datestamp in black of receipt (Dec 5). Reverse with Marseille cds, Alexandria cds (Nov 28) and Port Said cds. Minor imperfections commensurate with the journey to an extraordinary destination.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 110 Chile

    British Post Office in Valparaiso 1874: Cover to St. Pauli, Hamburg franked by Great Britain 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 14, 1873 6 d. grey pl 12 and 1873 1 s. green pl. 8 all tied by ‘Valparaiso / Paid / C30’ duplexes (March 4) in black and by ‘London / Paid’ transit cds in red (April 13). Carried on the PSNC Steamer ‘Potosi’ via the Magellan Straits with hooded Hamburg arrival cds (April 15) in black. A fine and unusual three colour franking.rn 
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 111 Chile

    1853/2005: Lot some thousand mainly used stamps incl. some better values Columbus from the early years, mostly with duplicats or in larger quantities, incl. single values, pairs, strips, airmails, few modern suvenir sheets, Telegraph stamps, odfficials ets., good to mixed condition and housed in one album and in three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 112 Chile

    1866/67: The collection of the issue with letter from the Secretary's office of the American Bank Note Co. indicating the preparation of the plates for the issue, including notification of the colour for each value and indicating where 'Chile' and 'Colon' legends were to be placed; a rare imperforate Essay on rice-paper printed in deep brown (similar to the issued stamp but with larger figures of value), unadopted Essay in pale blue without value tablets printed on thick card paper (both these ex Joaquin Galvez and Angel Menendez collections), issued stamps unused with 1 c. orange unused (30+), 1 c. used (25+), 2 c. black unused (12, incl. a block of four) and used (24); 5 c. red unused (26, incl. a block of four) and used (110+); 10 c. blue unused (32, incl. two blocks of four and a block of six) and used (75+); 20 c. green unused (15) and used (56) with a range of covers/cards (12) incl. an 1897 card with two 1 c. orange, cover with 1 c. (10 examples) from Concepcion, 5 c. single franking covers (4) from Coronel, Curacavi (unique) and Petorca in violet and another with straight line 'Fuera de Balija', 5 c. block of four on cover from San Felipe, two covers with 5 c. multiple frankings paying a 30 c. rate, extraordinary 1869 cover with eleven 5 c. with rare 'New York / 68 / US Notes' depreciated currency marking, 5 c. (3) and a 10 c. used on USA 3 c. Wells Fargo envelope to San Francisco, a fine lot for further continuation into this fascinating issue.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 113 Colombia

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    1863: 10 c. blue, a used example with three large margins and just shaved at top, used on 1865 cover to Paris endorsed ‘via Sta. Marta’, tied by ‘Rio Negro’ manuscript despatch cancellation in black ink. Reverse with British P.O. Santa Martha datestamp in black (March 30). Carried on the RMSP Steamer ‘Tamar’ to St. Thomas and thence on the ‘Seine’ to Southampton. The adhesive also tied by framed ‘GB / 1F 60c.’ Anglo-French accountancy marking applied in London (April 28), charged ‘8’ décimes due upon arrival. A fine and rare cover. Opinion Todd AIEP (2009).rn 
    Starting bid : 700.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 114 Colombia

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    1865: 10 c. lilac, a used example with large margins all round, used on 1866 cover to Paris tied by oval framed BOGOTÁ handstamp in black. Reverse with British P.O. Santa Martha datestamp in black (Jan 29). Carried on the RMSP Steamer ‘Solent’ to St. Thomas and thence on the ‘La Plata’ to Southampton. The adhesive also tied by framed ‘GB / 1F 60c.’ Anglo-French accountancy marking applied in London (March 2), charged ‘10’ décimes due upon arrival. A fine and rare cover. Cert. Colomphil (2008).rn 
    Starting bid : 900.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 115 Colombia

    1877: Liberty 10 c. brown, a fine example used on 1878 cover to Paris tied by oval BOGOTÁ handstamp in black with British P.O. ‘Savanilla / Barranquilla’ cds of transit at left (July 21) and French Consular ‘Savanilla’ cds alongside (Sept 2), struck in black. Octagonal ‘Savanilla / Paq. Fr. A. No. 2’ datestamp in at right. Struck with triangular ‘T’ marking in black and charged ‘12’ décimes handstruck due upon receipt. File fold but a most attractive franking.rn 
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 116 Colombia

    1870/1970: Lot several hundred used stamps, mainly small values and plenty of duplicats, incl. a few airmails with Scadta and stamps from Columbian states, good to mixed condition, housed in three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 117 Colombia

    1920 (March): 10 c. green, the complete imperforate sheet of 72 subjects (6 x 12), with margins all round, some indentations and a tear at top well away from the designs, of excellent colour and showing the slightly random setting of the four clichés. An extraordinary surviving sheet and most probably now one of very few complete sheets extant. Cert. A. Diena (1974) Scott = $ 4'320+.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 118 Mexico

    Puebla 1856: 4 r. carmine, a used example imperceptibly touched at base witht large margins on three sides and just affected by file fold, tied to 1859 entire letter endorsed 'Por el Tennessee' to New York by "FRANCO / PUEBLA" handstamp in black. 'New Orleans / La.' transit (Jan 13) and circular 'Steamship / 10' charge marking in black both on obverse of a scarce and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 119 Mexico

    1887: Mexico 12 c. green Wells Fargo Express envelope used to Hamburg, Germany, cancelled by oval framed "Express Wells Fargo / Guaymas" cachet in violet, up-rated with USA 1883 2 c. red brown strip of three, surface scuff on one stamp, tied by black cork handstamps with "Tucson / Ariz." cds adjacent (Aug 13) for onward transmission. Reverse with New York transit and Hamburg (Aug 30) arrival cds. Despite the fault, a scarce and attractive mixed franking to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 120 Mexico

    Airmail 1935: Amelia Earhart's goodwill flight to Mexico 20 c. lake, a fresh and fine example in unused condition with light hinge trace. Signed C. Isaac and Brun Scott = $ 3'250
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 121 Colombia

    1853/71: Covers/entire letters (9) with most ex Lanman & Kemp correspondence to New York, struck with Forwarding Agent markings of CARLOS MERANO in Cartagena in blue, superb oval JOSE LORENZO ARCE / QUIBDO in blue, 1871 entire with oval W.P.MALL / ASPINWALL cachet in blue, two "double-forwarder" entires via RAMON LEON SANCHEZ in Cartagena in red etc. Condition varies, one or two carried outside the Mails.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 122 Colombia

    1865/72: Entire letters (6) to France or USA with British P.O. datestamps on reverse of CARTHAGENA, SANTA MARTHA, PANAMA and one with GUAYAQUIL cds, four struck with Accountnacy marking 'GB / 1F 60c.' in black, the Guayaquil cover with 'GB / 2F 87½c.' in black in London; interesting variety of décime rates handstruck on arrival: 8, 10, 12, 16 and 24.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 123 Nicaragua

    1900: 10 c. violet and 15 c. blue used on registered cover from Granada to Smyrne, Turkey via Corinto and Paris; 1904 registered cover from same correspondence to Smyrne franked 1900 5 c. blue (2), 10 c. violet (2) and 1901 dealer's imitation of 20 c. orange-brown (see Scott footnote) from Granada via Corinto; and three unsent but cancelled Bluefields postcards with 20 c. 'B / Dpto. Zelaya', 1 c. 'Costa Atlantica' opt. tied by Cabo Gracias oval etc.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 130.00 CHF

    Lot# : 124 Panama

    1856 (Sept 6): Stampless envelope from Panama to Bordeaux with crisp CONSULAT DE FRANCE A PANAMA datestamp in blue, reverse with British "PANAMA SP 6 1856" cds, LONDON PAID cds's in red and Bordeaux arrival cds, obverse with French entry cds and rare framed "COLONIES / ART. 18" (van der Linden 775) in red. Sideflap faults, an appealing item with the rare consular handstamp and the postal treaty mark, only known from 1856.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 125 Peru

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    1857: 1 d. blue, a vertical pair in a deep shade with large margins all round, used on July 1858 entire letter to Islay cancelled by dotted '1-Lima-2' handstamp in black. A charming entire. Opinion Holcombe (1994).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 141 (April 2004), lot 4362.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 126 Peru

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    1 d. blue, a large margined horizontal pair used on September 1858 entire letter from Arequipa to Islay, tied by dotted AREQ. cancellation struck in blue. A fine and scarce entire. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (2000).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 141 (April 2004), lot 4361.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 127 Peru

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    1858: 1 d. blue in a used vertical pair and single 1 p. red, each with generous margins all round, used on 22 June 1858 cover from Trujillo to Lima endorsed 'por Vapor', tied by three strikes of oval framed TRUX in dots (Lamy & Rinck fig. 39) in black. A quite beautiful cover in the foremost quality. Cert. BPA (2019).rnrnProvenance: Collection Robert H. LeBow, Siegel, New York, Sept 1994, lot 3019. rnrn 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,250.00 CHF

    Lot# : 128 Peru

    1858: 1 d. slate-blue, a used example with three large margins and just shaved at top, used on 1859 cover to France, tied by 'Admon. Gral de Correos / Tacna' cds (June 26). British P.O. "ARICA" double arc cds in black at right (July 7) and thence via Panama and London (Aug 16) where Anglo-French accountancy mark "GB / 2F 87½" applied in black. Charged '12' décimes with handstruck due on receipt.
    Starting bid : 180.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 129 Peru

    1858: 1 d. slate blue, a fine used example with good even margins all round, used on 1859 second page of entire letter to Lima tied by dotted 'Callao' handstamp in blue with 'Callao' cds at right (Jan 24). A fine and attractive cover.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 130 Peru

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    1862/63: Le Coq 1 p. brown, a used example on 1865 cover to Paris endorsed 'p. vapor voie de Panama', tied by 'Lima' cds (Oct 28) in black. British P.O. CALLAO single ring cds on reverse (Oct 28) in black, thence via Panama and London (Nov 29) where struck with framed "GB / 1F 90c." Accountancy handstamp in black. Charged '36' décimes due on arrival at the Paris Poste Restante. Slight acid ink fault on '1 onza' manuscript marking but a very scarce stamp on letter. Cert. Holcombe (1992).
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 131 Scadta Consular mail

    Peru  1928 (Oct. 22): PRIMER CORREO AEREO Peru - Ecuador - Colombia, Envelope franked with handstamped PE on Scadta 30 c. tied to envelope by SCADTA special cachet of PAITA together with National postage (2) cancelled by Paita h.s. to Barranquilla, with arrival mark (25. Oct.) on reverse.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 132 Puerto Rico

    1841/71: Entire letters/covers (7), with 1841 entire from Mayaguez to France via Forwarding Agent in St. Thomas and struck with framed PACKET LETTER in red London; 1859 entire to Paris with SAN JUAN / PORTO RICO British P.O. cds in black, 1862 entire to New York via Boston with SHIP in black, 1863 entire from Yabucoa with PUERTO RICO British P.O. cds in black, 1869 and 1871 covers to London with "1/-" charge mark, one with 'Southampton / Packet Letter' cds of receipt.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 133 Salvador

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    1874: Contrasello overprinted 1 r. red and 4 r. bistre-brown used in combination with 1879 10 c. black on imprinted cover from President Zaldivar (President 1876-1885) to Paris, all cancelled by circular target obliterators in blue. "Correos de San Salvador" cds in red at left (Sept 16, 1880) and thence via French Paquebot with octagonal PANAMA-UNION / PAQ.FR.A.No.1 datestamp (Oct 1, 80 - the '80' inverted) struck in red (Salles fig. 1415). Carried on Steamer 'Washington' with Paris arrival on reverse (Oct 24). The 10 c. adhesive with toning but a very rare mixed issue franking. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1997).rnProvenance: Collection Jack Luder, Corinphila sale 100, June 1997, lot 3918.rn 
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 134 Uruguay

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    1856 (Oct 1): Diligencias 80 c. green / deep green / emerald green, a complete unused reconstruction of the sheet of 35 types (5 x 7), with position 1 showing the "Small 80" variety, position 28 showing the diagonal crack under the duty tablet at base, nearly all stamps with clear to large margins all round which is exceptionally difficult on this issue which was printed with a separation space of under 1 mm. between many of the stamps, choice and fine reconstruction of which perhaps two or three complete reconstructions now exist. Cert. Diaz Paulos (1981) Scott = $ 17'500+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Hoffman, Corinphila sale 69, Oct 1982, lot 7022.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 135 Uruguay

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    1860: Thick figures 60 c. dull grey lilac, three single examples with large margins all round, the first example with interesting plate flaw in top margin, used on 1862 cover from Montevideo to Buenos Ayres endorsed ‘Par Mississippi’ of the River Plate Line tied by oval ‘Admon De Correos / Montevideo’ datestamps (March 26) in black. Two stamps just crossed by ironed file fold not affecting the fine appearance of a scarce cover. Cert. C.Hernández Rocha (2008).rnProvenance: Investphila, Lugano, 25-27 Sept 2009, lot 1599.rn 
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 136 Uruguay

    1864:  Coat of Arms 12 c. blue, a fine large margined example used on 1864 cover to Buenos Aires, tied by 'Montevideo' datestamp (Aug 31) in black, scare an a fine usge.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 137 Uruguay

    1875: Cover from Montevideo to Dego, Italy franked by 1866 10 c. green perf., tied by '4' numeral obliterator in black. Carried by French Paquebot 'Parana' and struck with octagonal MONTEVIDEO / PAQ. FR. J No. 2 datestamp (Oct 28) in black (Salles fig. 1076). Paris cds in blue on reverse and struck with framed Convention marking "F*56" in blue on front and taxed '10' with corresponding Italy 1870 Postage Due 1 lire tied 'Dego' cds on receipt (Nov 18). Minor imperfections but scarce - Uruguay joined the UPU in July 1880. 
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 138 Uruguay

    1925 (March 1): Ramon Franco Flight Montevideo - Buenos Aires wtih his plane 'Plus Ultra', registered envelope (No: 023634) from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, franked with Airpost 10 c. scarlet and additional National postage (perfs. slightly stained) tied by duplex machine cancel, endorsed "Por hidroavion Plus Ultra" and "Gentilezza del heroico aviador Comandante Franco" in manuscript and arrival mark on reverse. Ex collection Nicolas Socorro with handwritten note included, mentioning  the existence of just fourteen letters carried on this famous flight.rnThe Spanish Commander Ramon Franco flew from Palos de la Frontera, in Huelva, Spain on January 22 and arrived in Buenos Aires on January 26 and stopped at Gran Canaria, Cape Verde, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo. He carried three letters from the King of Spain to the Presidents of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. The 10,270 km journey was completed in 59 hours and 39 minutes. After this famous flight he returned to Montevideo (Feb 25) and on March 1 he was given by the General Post Master 14 letters to carry back to Buenos Aires, before returning to Spain. The event appeared in most of the major newspapers worldwide. Throughout the Spanish-speaking world the Spanish aviators were glamorously acclaimed, particularly in Argentina and Spain where thousands gathered at Christopher Columbus square in Madrid.rnProvenance: Corinphila Sale 76, March 1987, lot 6253.
    Starting bid : 3,300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 139 Venezuela

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    1861/62: Second Setting 2 r. red, coarse impression, the famous unused sheet marginal vertical tête-bêche pair, with 4-5 mm. sheet margin at right and margins all round, the upper stamp showing Plate Variety "Top Left Corner Missing", the lower stamp with Plate Variety with white patch on EO of CORREOS reading "CORRCOS" at top, fresh colour and very fine but for minor ironed creases, without gum. An item of the greatest rarity in Venzuelan philately being the finest in appearance of the two marginal pairs known. Signed A. L. Pemberton, Bühler. Certs. RPSL (1968), Holcombe (1989), Moorhouse (2011).rnrnNote: According to Wickersham in the handbook 'Stamps of Venezuela', the tête-bêche is position 1 on the sheet. However the CORRCO variety has only been found marginal from right of sheet. For further information on the possible positions on the sheet of 200 subjects, see Edition D'Or XVI, pages 72-73. Corinphila were also privileged to offer the other vertical marginal tête-bêche pair, ex Dale-Lichtenstein, in our Latin America sale 116 of October 1999.rnProvenance: Collection T. W. Hall; Corinphila sale 53, March 1969, lot 6312; Corinphila sale 80, March 1990. lot 6115; Collection Knut Heister, Edition D'Or XVI, illustrated on page 73.rn                 
    Starting bid : 20,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 140 Venezuela

    1866/1878: 'Cuadrados' usages on entire letters (6) ex Rivodo correspondence to Caracas, with 1866 early usage with ½ r. cancelled January 11 at La Guaira in black (opinion Holcombe, 1993); 1874 entire with Contrasena 1 r. vermilion tied in black and another with manuscript "Ynutilizado", 1878 entire with 1877 1 r. vermilion tied La Guaira, and 1877 anad 1878 entires at single rate with ½ r. and a double rate cover with vertical pair of ½ r. tied "Y" in manuscript (for "Ynutilizado"). A scarce group, five signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 141 Venezuela

    1859/1970: Collection some thousand stamps used/unused, incl. some better values from the early years, full topical sets, souvenir sheets, airmails, fiscal stamps and plenty of duplicats, good to mixed condition and housed in five albums.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF
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