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  • Lot# : 5601 Paraguay

    1943 (Aug 15): Discovery of the Americas, Columbus set of four values, all in matching upper left corner Plate number blocks of four, all optd. SPECIMEN in red and with security punch-holes; together with two American Bank Note Co. Die Proofs on card for the 5 p. green and 7 p. bright ultramarine. A fine and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5602 Paraguay

    1896: 3 c. blue on buff postal stationery letter-card, H&G A2, a used example to Asuncion cancelled on despatch by straight line "Tacuzral" and 'Correos / Paraguay' undated handstamps in black. Reverse with sender's cachet and Asuncion arrival cds (June 4, 1896). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5603 Paraguay

    1906: 3 c. green postal stationery letter-card, H&G A3, a used example written from Villa Encarnacion to Hohenau struck with superb circular "VAPOR YBERA / JUAN B. MOLA" Riverboat handstamp in blue (Antonini & Grasset unlisted). A scarce example of internal River Mail.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5604 Paraguay

    1896: 5 c. purple postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, a used example to Villa Rica cancelled by scarce "Estacion Gral. Cabellero" straight line in black, reverse with Villa Rica arrival (Jan 9) in black. Cabellero is 101 kilometres South East of Asuncion on the line down to Encarnacion.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5605 Paraguay

    1899: 5 c. purple postal stationery envelope, H&G B3, used to Asuncion initially cancelled by straight line "Santa Maria de la Misiones" despatch handstamp and by undated 'Correos / Paraguay' circular handstamp in black. Reverse with Asuncion arrival cds (March 8, 1899) in black.rn 
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5606 Paraguay

    1889: Official 5 c. on 15 c. red-brown, imperforaate, a used strip of four on registered 1890 'Ministerio de Hacienda' cover to Buenos Aires, tied by Asuncion datestamps in black. Reverse with two oval Official cachets and 'Certificados' arrival cds (April 21). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5607 Peru

    1803 (Aug 26): Registered prepaid Colonial cover to Cuzco struck with FRANCA and two line CERFCACION / A LIMA truncated handstamp in red (Colareta fig. 4). Slightest of trims at left but with "#" around edges on three sides denoting the registration and manuscript 'Porte -9' (reales) on reverse. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5608 Peru

    1809 (Nov 8): Cover and contents from Sevilla, Spain to Quito, Ecuador struck with 'SEVA. / ANDALUCIA / BAXA' despatch in red, reverse with fine LIMA transit handstamp in red (Colareta fig. 9) and eventual '6' (reales) charge in manuscript. Scarce and fine Colonial cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5609 Peru

    1810c.: Cover front from the Viceroy of Peru to the Governor of the island of Chiloe rated "32½" in amended manuscript, intercepted by the Revolutionary Army and struck with "INTERCEPTADA / DE LIMA" in red ink (Colareta p.215). Extremely rare - the earliest Military marking in all South American philately.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5610 Peru

    1829: Prepaid registered cover to Lima with fine TRUJILLO / FRANCA handstamped with straight line CERTIFICADO above in red (Colareta figs. 10 and 5c); with manuscript "#" at edges to denote registration and manuscript "Porte...24 / Dios...8 = 32" rate. Receipted on reverse (Sept 29). A fine and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5611 Peru

    1831 (Nov 18): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Arequipa, Peru endorsed 'via de Lima', reverse with fine oval "Acheminée par / MARTENET BARROT / Comp. a Lima" Forwarding Agent's cachet in black with manuscript 'le 4 Decembre / 31' below.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5612 Peru

    1849 (April 2): Entire letter from Callao to Lima bearing yellow label handstamped "FRANCA." in red sold by the Callao Postmaster, only for mail to Lima, at 1 real each. Approximately 7 covers are reported to exist with this exceptionally rare Provisional label (authorised for use from February 1849), all are dated between March and June 1849. Extremely rare and fine entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection Derek Bolton.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5613 Peru

    1849 (May 10): Entire letter from Callao to Lima endorsed 'a las 9', struck with DEL CALLAO / A LIMA handstamp in red (with reverse 'D', Colareta fig. 2B). A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5614 Peru

    1852 (Nov 25): Entire letter from Callao to Lima endorsed 'Urgente' and 'p. Tren de 7' for the 7 o'clock train up from Callao, marked '½' (real) in manuscript as charge and struck with fine fancy framed CALLAO despatch in black (Colareta fig. 3). Fine and rare - the Railway line had been laid the year before.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5615 Peru

    1855 (Nov 25): Cover from Lima to Bordeaux mailed at British P.O. in "Callao" with double arc cds in black (Nov 26) and thence via Panama and London (Jan 4) where struck with extremely rare "FOREIGN COUNTRIES / ART-20" in red (in use between Jan 4-17, 1856 only, Van Der Linden fig. 1235). Overstruck with Calais entry marking (Jan 5) in black and charged '42' décimes due in manuscript. A very rare Convention marking. Signed Roumet.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 950.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5616 Peru

    1857: Cover to the French Consul General in Lima struck with fine framed PASCO / 2R. / FRANCA handstamp (Lamy & Rinck fig. 121 = 70 pts.) struck in blue - unlisted in this colour. Rare.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5617 Peru

    1858 (Feb 22): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Lima carried by hand with manuscript "Por la Barca Sarda Genio" on reverse, left at Callao where struck as Official with CAPITANIA DEL PUERTO / CALLAO Anchor cachet in blue with "Callao" datestamp (March 7) alongside in blue. Scarce and unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5618 Peru

    1862: Prepaid cover to Lima mailed during stamp shortage with manuscript "Franca" above dotted PUNO handstamp and circular PUNO datestamp (Aug 12) in black. Framed FRANCA applied at right (Lamy & Rinck as fig.169) and reverse with Lima arrival cds (Aug 23). A fine and unusual cover.rnProvenance: Collection Georges Lamy.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 140.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5619 Peru

    1869: Printed Prices Current 'Callao, Chincha & Guanape Islands' report (most ships carrying Guano), mailed from Lima to Miscassett, Maine, USA; handstamped 'Printed Circular / Registered for Transmission abroad' in blue, with three line dated PANAMA / TRANSIT in black (July 20) and handstruck '6' (cents) applied on arrival (4 c. = 2 d. to Panama + 2 c. U.S. Postage). Rare and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5620 Peru

    Pacific War 1883: Stampless Military cover to Lima truck with circular BATALLON MIRAFLORES / NOVIEMBRE 14 de 1881 cachet in violet with manuscript '10 c.' adjacent. Reverse with 'Lima / Principal' arrival cds (Oct 12) in black. Minor imperfections to envelope but scarce. Signed Puppo.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5621 Peru

    British P.O.'s 1857: Entire letter to Islay struck with superb double ARICA datestamp of despatch (March 6) in black with straight line VAPOR above. Fresh and fine entire, a scarce internal usage.rnProvenance: Collection Georges Lamy.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5622 Peru

    British P.O.'s 1861: Entire letter written at Tacna (Sept 22), mailed to New York and struck with ARICA double arc cds (Sept 23), two line 'PAID-TO / PANAMA' and PANAMA datestamp (Oct 7) all in black. Mailed most unusually via San Francisco with datestamp at left (Oct 26) in black and large 'SHIP' handstamp above. Docketing of receipt on reverse (Nov 18) and manuscript '32' (cents) due in blue crayon: thus the entire went 'via Panama' twice. A most unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5623 Peru

    British Post Office 1865: Great Britain 6 d. lilac, pl. 5, a used example, straight edge at left, used on 1867 cover from Islay to New York, tied by bold "C42" obliterator in black. Reverse with ISLAY double arc cds (Nov 17) in black, obverse with PANAMA transit cds (Nov 29) and 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' cds (Dec 8). Scarce GI = Z87.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 360.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5624 Peru

    1873: France 1871/75 Cérès 15 c. bistre and 25 c. blue, the former with some trimmed perfs., used on 1873 cover from Iquique, Peru to Valparaiso, Chile tied by dotted Anchor lozenge of dots with circular "LIGNE F / PAQ. FR. No. 2" datestamp (Nov 14) alongside in black (Salles fig. 1581 = RR, pièce d'amateur) and framed 'P.P.' in red. Docketed as received internally on Nov 18th. A fine and extremely rare cover.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5625 Peru

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    1858: 1 d. blue, a superb used horizontal strip of six, good to huge margins all round, Transfer Types 9-10 / 6-7-8-9, lightly cancelled by dotted CHACH (Chachapoyas) handstamps in black. Exceptional and rare cross-pane multiple joining the two panes of twenty subjects: illustrated in Moll on page 102. Cert. Moorhouse (2013).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 107, Sept 1998, lot 3965.rn                   Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, 11 June 2009, lot 4040.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5626 Peru

    1858: 1 d. blue, a superb used horizontal strip of six, good to huge margins all round, Transfer Types 1-2-3-4, used on September 1, 1860 cover from Santiago de Chuco to Lima, first stamp tied by dotted "TRUX" and the other three by complete straight line TRUJILLO handstamp in black. A fine and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5627 Peru

    1858 (March): 1 p. rose-red, an unused horizontal pair of lovely rich vibrant colour, good to very large margins all round, fresh and extremely fine, superb large part og. An exquisite pair: the largest mint multiple recorded of this stamp with just two pairs known (the other was ex 'Crown Point', Corinphila sale 131, October 2001). An exhibition item for the connoisseur Scott = $ 2'200+.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5628 Peru

    1858: ½ peso rose-red, ERROR OF COLOUR, a fine used example with ample to large margins all round, lightly cancelled by dotted HUANCAYO handstamp in black. Trace of paper thin in left margin not detracting from the appearance of a very scarce stamp Scott = $ 4'750.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5629 Peru

    1858: ½ peso orange-yellow, Types B-C, a fine used horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, of excellent fresh colour and cancelled by '1-LIMA-2' dotted handstamp in black. An exceptionally scarce stamp in a multiple and exrtremely fine. Signed Moorhouse Scott = $ 750+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5630 Peru

    1858: 1 d. slate-blue, a used vertical pair in a deep shade with ample to large margins all round, on February 1860 cover to Lima cancelled by dotted CARHUAZ handstamp (Lamy & Rinck fig. 24 = 60 pts.) in black. A very scarce cancellation.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5631 Peru

    1858 (Dec): 1 p. red, a used example with large margins all round cancelled by dotted LIMA handstamp in black, on 27 April 1860 entire letter to Genova, Italy where charged '30' decimi due on delivery. Reverse with Torino cds and Genova arrival (May 31). A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 170.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5632 Peru

    1858: 1 p. red, a vertical pair (Types 8/3) with clear to large maregins all round, used on entire letter from Tacna to Corcoro, Bolivia tied by fine strikes of "Admon. Pral de Correos / Tacna" datestamps (Dec 18) in black. A fresh and fine entire used in the first month of issue.rnrnProvenance: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, 11 June 2009, lot 4090.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5633 Peru

    1860/61: 1 d. blue, First Retouch, Cornucopia on white ground, the exceptional block of twelve (4 x 3) on linen piece, large margins all round, the fourth stamp with tiny marginal tear at top and the twelfth stamp with contemporary diagonal fault, all cancelled by fine strikes of straight line OTUSCO handstamps in red. A great rarity of Peruvian philately: the largest known block of this setting and an item of the highest Exhibition calibre.rnrnProvenance: Collection Joseph Schatzkès.rn                   Collection 'Crown Point', Corinphila sale 131, Oct 2001, lot 6885.rn                   Corinphila sale 151, Dec 2007, lot 3765.rn                   Collection Julion Lugón Badaracco, Corinphila sale 187, May 2014, lot 5081.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5634 Peru

    1860: 1 d. blue, a used horizontal pair from the narrow Setting, uncommonly good margins all round, tied to 1862 cover from Cuzco to Lima by oval framed "CUZCO" handstamp (Lamy type 48 = 20 pts), with Cuzco despatch cds (Oct 24) at right and Lima arrival cds on reverse.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5635 Peru

    1860/61: 1 d. blue, Second Setting, four single examples (Types 19, 30, 23, 36) used on 1861 entire letter to Cochabamba, Bolivia at double rate, tied by 'Admon. Pral. de Correos / Tacna' datestamps (May 19) in black. Margins mostly good to large and just touched in places as usual on this issue, but a rare and attractive franking.rnProvenance: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, 11 June 2009, lot 4111.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5636 Peru

    1860/61: 1 peseta red, third printing on white ground, the remarkable Judicial cover to Trujillo franked at 24 peseta rate-with twelve horizontal pairs, all cancelled by nine complete strikes of straight line CAXAMARCA handstamps in black. Some peripheral staining at top and the cover with two vertical creases but a phenomenal franking of great importance. For a similar usage see also the 2009 Corinphila sale of the Eitner collection (lot 4125) for a cover from the same correspondence.rnrnProvenance: Collection Julio Lugon Badaracco, Corinphila sale 193, 19 Nov 2014, lot 3107.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5637 Peru

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    1860/61: 1 peseta, second retouch, the extraordinary combination cover to Trujillo bearing the largest known block of the retouched 1 peseta red with a block of twenty (sheet marginal at both left and right, the narrowest vertical margin being the gap between the two Transfer blocks: Types 11-15 and 11-15/16-20 and 16-20), a horizontal strip of three (Types 1-2-3) and a single Lecoq issue 1862 1 d. pale vermilion, all tied by "Otusco" dotted lozenge cancellations in black. Reverse with manuscript docketing of sender (May 30, 1863). Block crossed by filing fold and small insignificant faults, but a remarkable and wonderful cover. Certificate Moorhouse (2001).rnrnProvenance: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, June 2009, lot 4127.
    Starting bid : 3,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5638 Peru

    1862: Le Coq 1 d. pink, a used example tied to small piece showing variety "Double Impression", cancelled by blue datestamp, probably of Lima, dated September 27, 1866. Scarce and very fine. Signed Caceres.rnrnProvenance: Collection E.M. de Bustamente.rn                   Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, June 2009, lot 4144.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5639 Peru

    1862: 1 d. pink, used example on September 21, 1866 entire letter to Lima (addressed to a French Chocolateria), tied by bold strike of oval "RECEPTORIA / DE ASCOPE" handstamp (Lamy type 11 = 55 pts) in black. Reverse with TRUJILLO straight line transit and Lima arrival cds in black. File folds but very scarce.rnrnProvenance: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, 11 June 2009, lot 4137.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5640 Peru

    1862: Le Coq 1 d. vermilion, a used example with variety "Arms Embossed Sideways" used on 1865 entire letter to Lima tied by dotted CHOTA handstamp in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 59) with straight line TRUJILLO transit in black displaying well on reverse with 'Lima' arrival (Nov 28) alongside. A very rare stamp on letter.rnProvenance: Collection E. M. de Bustamente, DF, Nov 1999; Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158. 11 June 2009, lot 4150.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5641 Peru

    1862: 1 d. vermilion, a single, pair and a strip of three used on registered 1867 cover to Lima, cancelled by dotted HUANCAVELICA handstamps, with circular datestamp (March 11) and by five-leaves handstamps at edges and framed CERTIFICACION handstamp in blue to denote registration. Lima arrival cds on reverse (March 24). Minor file fold affects one stamp but not the appearance. Receipted on reverse and inside, a superbly attractive and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5642 Peru

    1868: Le Coq 1 d. green, a magnificent used pair showing variety "Inverted Frame", large margins all round, superbly cancelled by framed MOQUE / GUA handstamp in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 40). Sympathetic slight repair but exceptional and extremely rare in a multiple: just two pairs are recorded. An attractive and important item for Peruvian classic philately Scott = $ 2'400+.rnrnProvenace: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, 11 June 2009, lot 4188.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5643 Peru

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    1868: Le Coq 1 d. green, a fine example used on 1870 cover to Arequipa tied by dotted oval CERRO / AZUL handstamp in black (Lamy & Rinck fig. 15 = 60 pts.). Reverse with Lima cds in blue (Feb 24) and Arequipa arrival cds (March 1) in black. A fine and scarce cover. Cert. Moorhouse (2014).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5644 Peru

    1868: 1 d. green, two strips of three used on registered 1869 cover to Lima, the strips folded round the cover for further protection of the contents and thus now split on opening, cancelled by HUANCAVELICA datestamps (July 7, month inverted) and by five-leaves handstamps at edges and framed CERTIFICACION handstamp in blue to denote registration. Receipted on reverse and inside, a fine and rare cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Julio Lugón Badaracco, Corinphila sale 187, 20 May 2014, lot 5165.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5645 Peru

    1868: 1 d. green, a single example, a strip of nine with the Coil Join at right and a strip of five, all used on 1869 cover to Otusco neatly cancelled by nine TRUXILLO datestamps (Nov 24) in black. Reverse with full docketing of receipt (Nov 27). First stamp with heavy archive file fold otherwise a magnificent and extraordinary Le Coq issue cover.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5646 Peru

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    1872: 1 peseta orange-yellow, diagonally bisected example, upper right corner of the stamp used on 1876 cover to Cochabamba, Bolivia tied by bold strike of circular "TACNA / PERU" datestamp (Nov 7) in blue. Slight file fold not affecting the appearance of an extremly rare cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1985), RPSL (1999) Scott = $ 1'100.rnrnProvenance: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, 11 June 2009, lot 4206.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5647 Peru

    1872: 1 peseta orange-yellow, the used strip of eleven with good to large margins all round, Coil Join on sixth stamp tied to 1873 judicial cover to San Miguel by straight line CAXAMARCA handstamps in black. One or two small vertical creases due to size of cover, fully endorsed by sender on reverse (August 13, 1873). One of the great Peruvian rarities. Ex collection Bustamente. Signed Holcombe.rnrnProvenance: Collection Klaus Eitner, Corinphila sale 158, June 2009, lot 4201.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5648 Peru

    1866/67: Llama 10 c. vermilion, a used horizontal pair on 1867 cover from Lima to Genova, Italy, mailed via British P.O. in Callao and London where framed 'GB / 1F 90c.' Accountancy mark applied in black (Dec 18). The adhesives remained uncancelled until tied by "ANGL. / AMB. CALAIS" entry markings (Dec 18) in black. Charged at triple rate on arrival with manuscript '42' decimi. Rare and most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5649 Peru

    1866/67: Llama 10 c. vermilion, a used horizontal strip of four on 1875 registered cover to Lima with all stamps cancelled by HUANCVCA datestamps (Aug 14) and six strikes of the five leaved handstamps alongside framed CERTIFICACION registration (Lamy & Rinck fig. 89) all in black. Reverse with docketing of sending and 'Lima / Distrito' cds (Aug 20) of receipt. A fine and scarce cover.rnrnrn 
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5650 Peru

    1866/67: Llama 20 c. brown, a used horizontal pair tied to registered 1878 cover to Lima by 'Huancuca' datestamp (June 2) with framed "Certificacion" and five star handstamps denoting registration, all in black. Receipted inside the slightly trimmed envelope in manuscript by recipient and with 'Lima / Distrito' cds in blue (Jan 14). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5651 Peru

    1874/84: 10 c. green, with Grill, a horizontal strip of four used on 1879 registered cover to Lima tied by HUANCVCA datestamps in black (Oct 22), framed CERTIFICACION handstamp below (Lamy & Rinck fig. 87) and eight leaf handstamps denoting the registration. Oval framed CERTIFICADO / LIMA arrival and receipted internally in manuscript and on reverse with 'Lima / Distrito' cds (Oct 27). Scarce and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5652 Peru

    1874/84: 20 c. brown-red, with Grill, a horizontal pair used on 1880 registered cover to Lima tied by HUANCVCA datestamp in black, framed CERTIFICACION handstamp above (Lamy & Rinck fig. 87) and eight leaf handstamps denoting the registration. Oval framed CERTIFICADO / LIMA arrival and receipted internally in manuscript and on reverse with 'Lima / Distrito' cds (March 24). Scarce and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5653 Peru

    1880: 2 c. rose and 5 c. ultramarine pair, optd. 'UPU / Plata / Peru' in blue and red respectively, used on 2 c. green on buff postal stationery envelope (H&G B1) all tied by 'Lima / Principal' datestamps (Oct 4). Reverse with London transit cds in red and 'Funchal' arrival cds (Jan 19, 1881) in black. A fine cover to a very scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5654 Peru

    1907: Pictorial issue 2 p. black & deep blue, an unused block of eight, marginal from top of sheet with full imprint, fresh and very fine, large part typically somewhat dried og. A rare multiple of the top value Scott = $ 1'600+.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5655 Peru

    1909: American Bank Note Co. Proofs for the complete set of nine values, all imperforate in black and on card with 'Issue of 1908' and file numbers in margin above the designs, with the exception of the bicoloured 1 sol value which is a frame only Proof. A fine and scarce group (9).
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5656 Peru

    1897: Parcel Post typeset 5 c. dark blue on white, a fine vertical strip of three with misplaced horizontal perforations, showing the tête-bêche variety, fine used with 'Correos del Peru / Lima' cds's (Sept 5, 1899) in black. Extremely rare used (unpriced as such) - the finest of the two known Gi P350a = £ 275+/Scott = $ 375+.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5657 Puerto Rico

    British P.O's 1861: Entire  letter from Arecibo (June 26) mailed via San Juan to New York via Forwarding Agent "Vias Y Compañia / Puerto Rico" with blue cachet on reverse; prepaid '1/-' in San Juan and struck with fine Crown "PAID AT SAN JUAN PORTO RICO" in red. British P.O. double arc cds in black on reverse (June 27) and 'St. Thomas' transit (June 29). Landed at Boston and charged '5' for local delivery. A fine and attractive entire Scott = $ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5658 Puerto Rico

    1875: Signature overprint 50 c. green, a horizontal strip of four used on 1875 cover to Cadiz tied by network handstamps and "T" marking in black and '1-10' applied in blue manuscript, probably in London. 'Puerto Rico' despatch cds at left (July 27) and reverse with London transit cds (Aug 15) and Cadiz arrival cds (Aug 17). A rare and most attractive usage of this short-lived issue.
    Starting bid : 350.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 350.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5659 Salvador

    1867: American Banknote Co. Die Proofs (5) in black for the first issue set of four and including an unisssued ¼ real value, all imperforate with ABN file numbers in margin above and attached to card. Fresh and fine, an extremely rare and most appealing group.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5660 Salvador

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    1867: 1 real dark red, a horizontal pair used on 1874 entire letter from San Salvador to Guatemala City at single rate, cancelled by 'San Salvador' datestamps with "San Salvador / Salvador" datestamp at left well struck in blue (April 13) with the date inserted by hand. A fine and extremely rare first issue entire. Certificates E. Diena (1978) and Moorhouse (2013).
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5661 Salvador

    1867: 2 r. dark green, a complete sheet of 100 subjects, minor central splitting of perfs. with margins with full imprints all round. Seldom encountered in complete sheets nowadays Scott = $ 850.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5662 Salvador

    1867: 2 r. green, a used example tied to 4 Nov 1871 entire letter from San Miguel to the Italian Consul in Guatemala by two strikes of dotted circular mute handstamps in black. Repair to perforations around the adhesive but an extraordinarily scarce, correctly rated, first issue franking.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5663 Salvador

    1874: 2 r. green, optd. by small 'Contra Sello 1874' in black, a horizontal pair used on 1878 cover to Bordeaux cancelled by lozenge of dots handstamp in black with "Administracion de Correos / La Union" datestamp of despacth at left (Feb 24). British P.O. "Panama" single ring transit cds (March 5) in black and thence via London. Struck with "T" marking in blue (Salvador joined the UPU on April 1, 1879) and taxed on arrival in France (April 2) with handstruck '34' décimes charge marking in black, deleted as double rate and charged '22' décimes. Some peripheral ageing but a very rare issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5664 Salvador

    1891: Seebeck Die Proofs (8) imperforate in black on greysish paper, composite Proofs applied to three cards for seven values and an example without Duty Plate; in green for three values and an example without Duty Plate and the two thus featuring the complete set; also further examples in different colours for the ten values with a further example without Duty Plate in brown. A colourful and rare group (23 Proofs).
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5665 Salvador

    1892: Seebeck Colombus Issue, Die Proofs (11), imperforate and printed in blue, each in composite format and applied to two cards, with 2 c., 3 c. and 5 c. on card with file number '543' and 1 c., 10 c., 11 c., 20 c., 25 c. and 50 c. on second card (numbered 547) together with two Die Proofs without Duty Plates at base. Fresh, fine and very scarce.
    Starting bid : 220.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5666 Salvador

    1896: Proposed General Ezeta Essay prepared by the American Bank Note Co. for the 2 c. value, dated '1896' at top (by which time the Ezeta government had been overthrown), vignette printed in black and applied to thick buff card with surrounds entirely hand-painted in black with 'Salvador' and 'Centavos' picked out in Chinese white. Rare and unique Essay.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5667 Salvador

    1895 (Jan 1): Ezeta issue overprinted with Arms, nine values from 2 c. to 30 c. all used on 5 c. blue postal stationery envelope addressed to France all tied by 'Admon. Central de Correos / San Salvador C.A.' datestamps in violet (Feb 6); also tying Acajutla registration label. Not sent but this is a very rare issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 240.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5668 Salvador

    1895: Seebeck Coat of Arms issue, imperforate Die Proofs (17) printed in vermilion on card paper, the complete set of twelve values, in single or composite Proofs, together with a central vignette only Proof, two Proofs near complete but missing the Duty plates at base, together with one defaced partial Proof, all on ten different cards. An exceptional and rare group.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5669 Salvador

    1896 (Jan 1): 'Peace', Seebeck Die Proofs for the definitive set of twelve values, all imperforate in brown, with 1 c., 2 c., 3 c., 10 c. and 12 c. in a composite strip of five, the 15 c., 24 c., 30 c. and 50 c. in a strip of four, 20 c. and 1 p. applied to card and the 5 c. value in composite pair with another example but without the Duty Plate. A scarce and attractive group.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5670 Salvador

    1896: Seebeck Pictorial issue, the set of thirteen Die Proofs, imperforate, printed in black on greyish paper and affixed to card, the 3 c. and 5 c. 'Locomotive' Die Proof being composite (the 5 c. being unissued), together with a further 'Locomotive' Proof with blank Duty Plates, the 10 c. design being represented solely by the 12 c. Steamship, but with an extra 20 c. Proof. A generally fine and rare group.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 480.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5671 Salvador

    1896: 'Locomotive' Proofs (3) by the  for the issued 3 c. value, all on India paper and with file number '958' at base, printed in black, vermilion and in blue, all with the Duty Plate blank. A delightful and scarce trio.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5672 Salvador

    1897 (March): Coat of Arms 5 c. rose, gold, blue & green, single example and a horizontal pair used on 1897 cover to Berlin, all tied by violet San Salvador cds (March 8) struck in violet. Reverse with 'NY Foreign Transit' cds (April 1) and Berlin arrival cds. Tiny opening tear at top well away from the adhesives, a very early usage of a scarce issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5673 Salvador

    1898: Seebeck Central American Union issue, imperforate Die Proofs (12) printed in black on greyish paper, the complete set of twelve values, all twelve Proofs adhered to five cards with three being composite Proofs, closed tear between 50 c. and 1 peso value on one but largely fresh and fine, a rare group.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 280.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5674 Salvador

    1899: Seebeck 'Estado de El Salvador' issue, imperforate Die Proofs (10) printed in black on greyish paper, with composite Proof of 1 c., 2 c., 3 c. and 4 c.; two Proofs of 10 c. value (one being a progressive Proof omitting the top of the stamp), and a further composite Proof of the 12 c., 13 c., 50 c. and 100 c. values, all adhered to four cards. Fresh and fine, a rare group.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 340.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5675 Salvador

    1912: Pictorial definitive issue, American Banknote Co. imperforate Die Proofs (19) printed in black, with all ten values represented by "Frame Only" Die Proofs marginal and re-numbered at base above or below the ABN imprint, together with all the "Vignette Only" Die Proofs with the exception of the 19 c. value which was not found in the ABN archive. A superb group and very rare.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5676 Salvador

    1916/19: National Theatre Issue, American Banknote Co. Die Proofs in black (14) all affixed to individual cards, marginal examples and re-numbered above or below ABN imprint, with the complete set of completed Die Proofs from 1 c. to 30 c., together with two additional vignette only Proofs together with 1919 President Menendez 1 col. frame only Die Proof and vignette only Proof. A splendid and rare group.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 440.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5677 Salvador

    1921: Pictorial definitive issue by American Banknote Co., imperforate Die Proofs in black (8) for the complete set of eight values affixed to individual cards with file numbers below, together with an unadopted 'background only' Die Proof for the 10 c. value (with unutilised cross-hatching) and a further imperf. 1 c. Die Proof in a vertical strip of five. Rare and fine group (10 items).
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 380.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5678 Salvador

    1938/39: Pictorial Definitive issue by American Banknote Co., the complete set of Die Proofs (9) in issued colours, all affixed to individual cards with file numbers in margin above, together with a 'frame only' Die Proof without inscription or Duty Plate printed in dark green. Exceptionally attractive and very scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5679 Salvador

    1891: Postal Stationery Die Proofs (10), imperforate and affixed to seven cards, all printed in deep navy blue in negative format: with individual oval designs for 1 c., 2 c., 5 c., 10 c., 11 c. and 12½ c., and composite Proof with 3 c., 6 c., 20 c. and 22 c., all as utilised for postal stationery envelopes, H&G B14/B20 and wrappers H&G E5/E8. A very scarce and most attractive group.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5680 Salvador

    1892: Landing of Colombus, Seebeck Die Proofs for the postal stationery envelopes and wrappers, with single Die Proof on sunken card for 5 c. value in deep blue and a composite Die Proof for 1 c., 2 c., 3 c., 6 c., 12½ c. and 22 c. values in same colour; all printed for H&G B21/B26 and E9/E12. A magnificent and beautiful pair of Proofs.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5681 Salvador

    1893: President Ezeta postal stationery card (between H&G 19/23), Die Proof in deep blue for the 'engine-turning' background design in negative format for all the cards reading 'Republica el Salvador' in small ovals, together with a further Essay for an unadopted background design in the same colour. Absolutely stunning examples of printing.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 220.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5682 Salvador

    1940: 'Coffee Plant' Airmail set of five values, American Banknote Co. Die Proofs in issued colour for the complete set, imperforate on cards with file numbers; together with the two further Proofs with Duty Plates black, one in deep green and the other in black. Scarce and attractive group. 
    Starting bid : 175.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 175.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5683 Salvador

    1941 (Feb 16): University Centenary airmail Issue, Wright Bank Note Co. sunken Die Proofs (2) for vignette only in black, showing Narciso Monterey & Antonio José Canas on one and Isidro Menendez & Chrisanto Salazar on the other, fresh and very fine. A scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 5684 Uruguay

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    1792 (March 26): Colonial entire letter from Montevideo to Miguel Marco del Pont in Buenos Aires struck with superb strike framed "MONT.Vo." handstamp in red (Type 1). Superb and rare in the Colonial period. Cert. Carlos Hernandez Rocha (2008).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 300.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5685 Uruguay

    1858: Entire letter from Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro, annotated inside "Vapor Recife" with fine cachet "Sala de Comercio / De / Montevideo" in black, struck with oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (April 24) in red, with manuscript rate at upper right '120' centesimi. File fold but a scarce and attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5686 Uruguay

    1858 (March): Block Letters 120 c. blue, a fine used example with large margins all round, used on 1859 entire letter to Buenos Aires, tied by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (Oct 1) in black. A  very rare stamp on cover. Signed A. Diena and by Norman Hubbard on reverse Scott = $ 7'500.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5687 Uruguay

    1858 (March): 240 c. dull vermilion, a magnificent block of nine with central space blank where the '180 c.' erroneous cliché has been removed, of excellent colour with large margins all round, slight nick at top of first stamp, horizontal crease between the second and third rows, fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A rarity.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5688 Uruguay

    1859: Thin Figures 60 lilac, two used examples with clear to huge margins, used on 1859 cover to Paysandú tied by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (July 10) struck in red - this colour only being used in the first month of issue. Extremely attractive and very rare, used on tenth day of issue. Signed Calves.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5689 Uruguay

    1859: Thin Figures 80 c. orange-yellow, a fine example with ample to large margins all round showing the extraordinary Plate Flaw "180 CENTESIMOS" for "80" used on cover to Montevideo. The Plate was made from the 180 c. Stone and this error results from an improperly prepared cliché. The adhesive neatly tied by circular 'scarab' handstamp in black leaving the variety clear at top, with circular 'Renta de Correos / Salto' datestamps alongside (Oct 21) in black. An extraordinary cover - the sole known usage of this variety (Error of Colour!) on letter.rnrnProvenance: Collection Henry C. Gibson.
    Starting bid : 4,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5690 Uruguay

    1859: Thin Figures 120 c. blue, used example with clear to huge margins, used on 1859 cover to Concordia, Argentina tied by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (July 14) struck in red - this colour only being used in the first month of issue. Extremely attractive and very rare. Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 750.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5691 Uruguay

    1857: Thin Figures 180 c. green, a fine used example with large even margins all round, tied to 1860 cover to Buenos Aires endorsed "Mississippi" at base by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (Feb 19) in black. A scarce single franking, paying the double rate. Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Bolaffi, A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5692 Uruguay

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    1859: Thin Figures 240 c. vermilion, a fine used example wirth large margins all round, on 1860 entire letter to Buenos Aires endorsed 'Vapor Montevideo' and 'p. el Correo' at top and at left, tied by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (May 20) in black. A very fine triple rate cover and a rare stamp on letter. Cert. Diaz Paulos (1981) Scott = $ 1'500.rnrnProvenance: Collection Roberto Hoffman, Corinphila sale 70, 26-31 March 1984, lot 4239.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5693 Uruguay

    1860: Thick Figures 60 c. grey-lilac, a fine used example with good to large margins all round, tied to 1862 cover to Montevideo by fine strike of oval "ADMON. DE CORREOS / ARREDONDO / REP. O. DEL URUG" handstamp in green. Oval 'Admon de Correos / Montevideo' arrival alongside (Oct 28) in black. A delightful and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5694 Uruguay

    1860: Thick Figures 60 c. brown-lilac, a fine used example (Type 1), corner marginal from upper left of sheet, used on February 20, 1861 entire letter endorsed inside 'per Diliga.' and outside 'en le Quebrada' (in the valley), tied by oval "Administracion de Correos / Sucursal / Montevideo" in black. File fold well away from the lovely adhesive. A spectacular cover. Signed Diaz.rnrnProvenance: Collection Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harmers, New York, Feb-April 1946.rn                   Collection Diaz Paulos, Corinphila sale 66, 1-6 June 1981, lot 7682.rn                   Collection Dr. Norman Hubbard, Corinphila sale 116, 28 Oct 1999, lot 2161.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5695 Uruguay

    1860: Thick Figures 60 c. grey-lilac, four used examples (Types 2, 6, 7 and 4) all with large margins all round, tied to 1862 cover to Buenos Aires endorsed 'pr. Libertad' by three strikes of oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamps (July 17) in black. A fine and most attractive triple rate cover.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5696 Uruguay

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    1860: Thick Figures 60 c. dull lilac, clear to good margins, used with single and horizontal pair 80 c. yellow, close to large margins, used on 1862 quadruple rate cover endorsed 'p. Villa del Salto' to Buenos Aires tied by oval "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamps (Sept 19) in black. A stunning and most probably unique franking. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1996).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 143, 18-21 May 2005, lot 3811.
    Starting bid : 3,250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5697 Uruguay

    1860: Thick Figures 60 c. brown-lilac overlapping 120 c. deep blue, good margins all round, used on 1862 cover endorsed 'p. Mississippi' to Buenos Aires tied by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp in black (March 26). A fine and scarce franking.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5698 Uruguay

    1860: Thick Figures 60 c. brown-lilac (Type 8), close to large margins, used with very fine 180 c. green (Type 9) on triple rate 1864 cover to Buenos Aires endorsed 'p. Villa del Salto' tied by oval framed "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (July 28) in black. A rare combination and a most attractive cover. Signed Diaz Paulos.rnrnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 2-5 June 1958, lot 1503.rn                   Collection Dr. Norman Hubbard, Corinphila sale 116, 28 Oct 1999, lot 2213.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5699 Uruguay

    1860: Thick Figures 80 c. yellow, a used example with touched to large margins all round, tied to 1862 cover to Montevideo tied by framed "ADMON. DE CORREOS / CERRO LARGO / REP. O. DEL URUG." handstamp in black with oval 'Admon de Correos / Montevideo' datestamp adjacent (Dec 22) in black. The adhesive crossed by file fold but a scarce single franking.rnrnProvenance: Collection Yardley (1944).
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 5700 Uruguay

    1861: Thick Figures 100 c. pale rose-pink, single example and a vertical pair, used on 1863 cover endorsed 'per Libertad' to Buenos Aires tied by oval framed '"Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (Nov 27) in black, annotated 'Papel Grueso raro' underneath the adhesives, a superb and most attractive cover: a unique quadruple rate franking.rnrnProvenance: Collection Alfred J. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 2-5 June 1958, lot 1455.rn                   Collection Daiz Paulos, Corinphila sale 66, 1-6 June,1981, lot 7727.rn                   Collection Dr. Norman Hubbard, Corinphila sale 116, 28 Oct 1999, lot 2187.rn 
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,500.00 CHF
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