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  • Lot# : 651 USA

    1856 (Aug 19): Unpaid Envelope with full content written at 'Cibolo Farm' nearby Boerne, Kendall County Texas and directed to Dresden, Saxonia, endorsed "By the Prussian closed mail", "N. YORK Br. Pkt SEP 9" despatch cds in black on front, reverse with AACHEN transit (Sept 23) cds in red and boxed "STADTPOST 25 Sept." distribution datestamp of Dresden. The frontside of the full letter included shows a streetview of 'Main Plaza San Antonio' smaller views of 'Mission San Jose', 'Mission Conception', 'Courthouse', 'Alamo', and 'Mission San Juan' as well as etnographic pictures of a Red Indian and a Mexican. A most attractive item, sent from a settler with German roots.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 652 USA

    1857 (Dec 20) Entire letter with full eight page content from St. Petersburg, Russia to Newark N.J., endorsed "Via Liverpool, pr. Prussian Closed Mail", reverse with "ST. PETERSBOURG, 1857, XII 20" diamond datestamp and manuscript "11/3" rating, obverse with "AACHEN PAID 25 Cts. 29 12", red "N. YORK Br. Pkt. '30 Paid' JAN 30" exchange credit cds. Very Fine and scarce incoming Prussian closed mail from Russia.rnNote: Sent to US Senator William Wright (1794-1866), from his brother. Great historical item with full content.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 653 USA

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    1847: 5 c. red-brown, a fine and fresh unused example in a temperate shade, even large margins allround with full gum. A scarce stamp sought after in this appealing shape, cert. Raybaudi (1995) Scott = $ 6'750.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 654 USA

    1847 (July): 10 c. black showing double transfer in 'POST OFFICE', a fresh and fine used example with primarily fair to large margins all round, shaved at base, neatly tied to 15 October 1850 cover to Philadelphia by straight line PAID handstamp in red with "PITTSBURGH Pa" despatch cds and '10' due, both in red alongside. Horizontal file fold well away from the adhesive, an attractive cover. Scott = $ 1'250.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 655 USA

    1856: Jefferson 5 c. red-brown, Type I, imperforate, a used example with large even margins all round, of fine fresh colour, lightly cancelled in black. Scarce and most attractive. Signed G. Bolaffi (1973) Scott = $ 1'700.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 656 USA

    1855: Washington 10 c. green, Type III, imperforate, a used example with large to huge margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. Very fine and scarce thus. Signed A. Diena Scott = $ 150.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 657 USA

    US Line & PSNC 1864: Cover from Cumberland, Md., to Commander of the U.S. Ship "Fredonia" at Callao, Peru endorsed "Care of the US Consul, Panama, New Granada", franked by 1861/62 Black Jack 2 c. and 10 c. green in a horizontal pair cancelled by grid handstamps in blue with "Cumberland / Md." despatch cds at left (April 21). Red '12' British credit handstamp, carried by US Ship to Colon and thence via British P.O, with double arc "PANAMA" cds (May 5) in black and Soutbound on PSNC Steamer to destination (the "Fredonia" was a US store-ship at this time and was later wrecked in the Arica earthquake of 1868). Callao and Lima cds's (May 18). 2 c. with bend and clipped perfs. due to placement but a scarce and attractive cover to an unusual destination. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 228.rnProvenance: Robert Kaufman, 26 Nov 1989, lot 1339.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 658 USA

    US Line & PSNC 1869: Entire letter from San Francisco to Lima, Peru endorsed 'pr. Steamer' franked by 1861/63 5 c. brown and 10 c. green in a horizontal strip of three all tied by segmented cork handstamps in black with "San Francisco Cal. / Paid" despatch cds in magenta (April 17) and "24 Cents" credit handstamp in same ink (1 c. over-payment of rate). British P.O. PANAMA cds (May 1) in black and thence by PSNC Steamer to Callao with Lima arrival cds (May 8) on reverse. File fold at top but a most attractive entire. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 228.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 659 USA

    Confederate States 1861/62: Jefferson 10 c. pale blue, a used example with large even margins all round, tied to yellow envelope from Culpeper Court House to Southampton, Virginia by "Culpeper C. H. / Va." cds in black (Oct 25). A most attractive cover Scott = $ 300.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 660 USA

    Confederate States 1863/64: 10 c. blue, engraved, a used example, marginal from top of sheet, showing portions of adjoining four stamps, slight bend in margin, cancelled by part "GRIFFIN / GA" cds's in red (Aug). A delightful 'Corinphila' stamp. Signed Brun, A. Diena, G. Bolaffi.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 661 Philippines

    1919 (4./5. April): 26c green, on first airmail in the Philippines special commemorative card depicting Miss "RUTH LAW" tied by special triangular handstamp. (Müller 1; 30'000 points) Fine and rare card.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 662 USA

    1919: PO in SHANGHAI, 2c on 1 c green to $2 on $1 purple black, complete series of 16 values, large part og., $1 short perfs on right, otherwise very fine, (Scott = $2'000+).
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 663 USA

    1851/1990ca.: Lot with many hundred stamps used and unused from the United States and Canada with emphasis on Coils and ATM stamps  with some cover usages together with a good range of stamp booklets, quite a lot of material to be discovered.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 664 Lots and Collections, United Nations

    1950/2000ca.: United Nations Collection, predominantly from the Geneva office, incl. six albums with complete sets used and unused in Swiss currency, together with many commemorativ sheets and covers in a large box.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 665 Argentina

    SGTM 1868 (Nov 4): Entire letter written from San Lorenzo to Marseille, franked by unusual usage of France 1862 20 c. blue (3) and laureated 1867 20 c. blue (5) used to pay the double rate of 1 fr. 60 c., tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Carried on the SGTM Steamer "Poitou" and struck with superb impression of octagonal Consular "CONFÉDÉRATION ARGENTINE / *" datestamp (Nov 20) at left (Salles fig. 1058). Adhesives, one with fault when overlapped at right, also tied by Marseille entry marking (Dec 23) in red. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 116. Probably a unique usage of such a franking, a most extraordinary cover. Signed Calves.rnProvenance: Collection Sabattini, Afinsa, Madrid, 20-21 Sept 2000, lot 197.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 666 Argentina

    Messageries Impériales 1872 (Feb 4): Cover from Buenos Ayres to Arnstadt bei Gotha at double rate endorsed "Par la Vapeur Française via Bordeaux", franked by Cérès 1871/75 15 c. bistre and 25 c. blue - single and two blocks of four, all tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal "BUENOS-AYRES / PAQ. FR. J No. 2" datestamp (Feb 29) in black (Salles fig. 1072). Carried on Paquebot "Sindh" to Bordeaux with Arnstadt arrival cds (April 1) on reverse. The block is folded over the edge of the envelope and now displayed well. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 108. An unusual and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Maurice Burrusrnrn 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 667 Argentina

    SGTM 1875 (Oct 20): Cover from Buenos Aires to Milan, Italy endorsed "Vapore La France", franked by Argentina 1868 Rivadavia 5 c. vermilion, tied by "Buenos Aires / OM" despatch cds (Oct 20). Carried by the SGTM Steamer "France" direct to Marseille with 'Plata /Marseille' entry mark in red (Nov 16). Taxed on receipt as entirely unpaid with 1870 Italy 1 lire Postage Due tied by Genova cds (Nov 18). A fresh and fine cover, carried on the same voyage as the previous lot.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 668 Argentina

    French Military Concessionary Rate 1875 (Aug 26): Siège 40 c. orange, slight corner fault, used on double rate Military Concession cover from Buenos Aires to Toulouse, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Circular "CORR. D. ARM. / LIG. J PAQ. F. NO. 1" datestamp (Aug 26) in black (Salles fig. 1098) and transferred to Paquebot "Rio Grande" for journey to Bordeaux with circular "LIGNE J / PAQ. FR. No. 6" datestamp (Sept 1) struck in blue (Salles fig. 1063), with further strike on reverse. Bordeaux a Cette TPO alongside (Sept 28) and Toulouse arrival in black.  Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 113. Despite the small fault, a very rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Rodolpho Campigotto.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 669 Argentina

    British Post Offices 1877: Cover from Buenos Aires to Indiana, USA via London on the RMSP "Neva", franked by Argentina 1877 8 c. lake, rouletted, tied by framed "Buenos Aires / O.M." datestamp (Nov 15) in black, Great Britain 1873/80 5 d. grey pl. 15 pair (Gi 147) initially left uncancelled and tied in transit with "FB" Foreign Branch obliterators in London (Dec 18). Reverse with 'New York / Paid All' duplex of entry (Dec 28). Illustrated in Edition 59 on page 111. A fine and scarce cover.rnNote: The British P.O.'s in Buenos and Montevideo were closed in July 1873, however British stamps were sold by the British Consul until Argentina joined the UPU on April 1, 1878. Uruguay joined the UPU on July 1, 1880.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 670 Argentina

    British Post Offices 1877: Cover from Buenos Aires to Bremen. Germany via London on the RMSP "Elbe", franked by Argentina 1877 8 c. lake, rouletted, tied by circular "Buenos Aires / O.M." datestamp (June 15) in black with buzon (box) "A" marking alongside; Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red pl. 182 pair and 1873/80 1 s. green pl. 12 tied in London in transit by "28" numeral obliterators in black. London cds (July 16) and Bremen arrival of the following day on reverse. Illustrated in Edition 59 on page 111. A fine and scarce cover.rnNote: The British P.O.'s in Buenos and Montevideo were closed in July 1873, however British stamps were sold by the British Consul until Argentina joined the UPU on April 1, 1878. Uruguay joined the UPU on July 1, 1880.rnProvenance: Collection Rodolfo Campigotto.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 671 Argentina

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    1864/65: Rivadavia 15 c. blue, wmk. RA, imperforate, a used example with large even margins all round, of rich depth of colour, lightly cancelled by obliterator in black. A superb example of an extremely rare stamp. Signed G. Bolaffi. Certs. A. Diena (1961), BPA (1997) Scott = $ 6'500.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 672 Argentina

    1826/1828: 'Republica Argentina' printed postal documents (4), with manuscript detailing of revenue accrued from letters, packets and registered mail sent from Buenos Ayres to Arequipa, Lima and Tacna, the fourth in smaller format from Salta. An unusual and interesting group.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 673 Argentina

    1873/77: Covers (3) with 1867 5 c. red used on cover to London and taxed on arrival at '1/-' due to pay with "Ship Letter / London" cds in red on reverse (March 5); 1867 5 c. red used on 1875 cover from Buenos Aires in combination with Italy Estero 30 c. brown and 40 c. carmine uncancelled - charged on arrival with Italy 1870 Postage Due 1 lire (Nov 17); and 1877 8 c. lake used on fine 1877 cover to Genova tied by Buenos Aires cds and italic "Da Buenos Aires / coi Postali Italiani" in black, charged with Italy 1870 Postage Due 1 lire (Sept 2). A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 674 Bolivia

    Colonial 1815c.: Cover from La Paz to the Procurator Fiscal in Cuzco rated '2' reales in manuscript, struck with "PAZ" despatch handstamp in red (Tizón fig. 4). Superb strike.rnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño.rn 
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 675 Bolivia

    Colonial 1820 (July 31): Entire letter from Oruro to Lima with fine strike of "ORURO" despatch handstamp in red (Tizón fig. 2) rated '3½' reales in manuscript. Very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Jaime Ortiz-Patiño.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 676 Bolivia

    Colonial 1824: Quarterly report from the Oruro Post Office dated at base December 31, struck at top with perfect strikes of abbreviated / truncated "RTA. DE CORREOS" Nacional "POR EL REY" and "ORURO" handstamps (Colareta figs. 3+4+5, almost certainly taken from this document) at top all in red. A magnificent document in the finest possible condition - and very probably the last such sent with the "POR EL REY" as Bolivia's Independence was secured the following year.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 677 Bolivia

    1828 (Oct 14): Entire letter from Oruro to Arequipa, Peru with fine "ORURO" straight line of despatch and "2½" handstamps in red, reverse with straight line "PUNO" handstamp in red of transit and rate altered to "3½" (reales) due in manuscript. Fine strikes and opens well for Exhibit display.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 678 Bolivia

    1835: Entire letter from Tupisa to Cuzco struck with superb "TARIJA" straight line despatch in red (Colareta fig. 1) and large "3½" (reales) rate marking at left. The entire would have taken the Oruro and Potosi route with the 3½ real rate altered to "4" in manuscript on arrival. A charming and rare entire, illustrated in the Colareta handbook on page 209.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 679 Bolivia

    1843 (Jan 12): Prepaid entire letter from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba struck with superb "FRANCA / STA. CRUZ." in red with manuscript rate '2' reales alongside.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 680 Bolivia

    1849/50: Matching entire letters (2) with earlier entire to Tacna struck with fine framed "ORURO" despatch in red sent unpaid and charged "3½" reales in pencil manuscript, 1850 entire prepaid to Sucre with framed "ORURO" and "FRANCA" and rate mark "2" all struck in blue.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 681 Bolivia

    1850c.: Outer letter sheet to Valparaiso struck with octagonal framed "PSNC / COBIJA" in black with Cobija sender's cachet at right, charged '45' centavos in red due on arrival. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 682 Bolivia

    1861: Double rate cover from Lamar to Strasbourg endorsed 'par Panama', struck with scarce circular "LAMAR / FRANCA" in blue, three line PANAMA / TRANSIT in black (May 22), thence via London with framed "GB / 2F 87½c." accountancy marking in black and London cds on reverse (June 12). Weighed at '9' grams and charged '36' décimes due on manuscript on arrival. A scarce and attractive cover. Signed Baudot.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 683 Bolivia

    1864 (Feb 25): Prepaid double rate cover from Cobija, Bolivia to Valparaiso rated '2' reales in manuscript for payment to the Port with circular "LAMAR / FRANCA" struck in green, taxed on arrival in Valparaiso with large '25' (centavos) handstamp in red for double rate (2 x 10 c. + 5 c.).
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 684 Bolivia

    1876: Prepaid cover front from La Chimba (later Antofagasta) to Montevideo via Magellan Straits, struck with "CORREOS DE BOLIVIA / LA CHIMBA / ABRIL 30 76", intaglio oval "CORREOS DE LA CHIMBA / BOLIVIA" with Steamer vignette and oval "CANCELLADO" all in blue - the sole, unique example of all three handstamps applied to the same cover - with Montevideo arrival (June 5) in black and tax mark "10" to pay. Exceptional and very rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 685 Bolivia

    1877: Prepaid cover from La Chimba (later Antofagasta) to Valparaiso endorsed "per Vapor Rimac", struck with fine "FRANCA" and intaglio oval "CORREOS DE LA CHIMBA / BOLIVIA" in blue with Steamer vignette. Reverse with Valparaiso arrival cds (Oct 27). A fresh and very fine cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 686 Bolivia

    1877: Prepaid cover from La Chimba (later Antofagasta) to the 'Chilean Times' in Valparaiso endorsed "Vapor Colombia", struck with "FRANCA" and intaglio oval "CORREOS DE LA CHIMBA / BOLIVIA" in blue with Steamer vignette. Reverse with Valparaiso arrival cds (Nov 20). Minor edge wear but scarce.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 687 Bolivia

    1878: Mourning envelope prepaid from Antofagasta to Valparaiso endorsed "Urgente", struck with two fine strikes of fanvy framed "Franca" and octagonal framed "10c. CORREO / 10c. ANTOFAGASTA" all in blue. Reverse with Valparaiso arrival cds (Jan 9, 1878). Small closed tear at base of envelope but rare and most appealing.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 688 Bolivia

    Colonial 1795c/1810: The pre-stamp selection (6)  with 1800c. cover to Lima with "POTOSI" straight line in red (Tizón fig. 1), and a further fine strike on front to Paz with rare Official "♚" circular handstamp (Tizón fig. 9), 1810 Colonial cover to Buenos Ayres rated '3' with italic "POTOSI" in red (Tizón fig. 3), and a matching 1810 entire prepaid to Buenos Ayres with "POTOSI" in red with "FRANCA" (Tizón figs. 3+7), 1820 cover to La Plata prepaid with "FRANCA" and "COCHABAMBA" in red (Tizón figs. 1+4) and same despatch strike on entire to Cuzco. Generally fair to very fine, a rare group.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 689 Bolivia

    1828/33: Printed postal documents (5), with manuscript detailing of revenue accrued from letters, packets and registered mail sent from Chiquisaca to Lima (1828) and to Tacna (1833); and further examples, all dated 1833 concerning mail to Lima, from Cochabamba, La Paz and Potosi. An unusual and interesting group.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 690 Bolivia

    1859/66: Entire letters (2) to Cobija, Bolivia with 1859 entire endorsed "pr. Asia via New York" and struck with "24" (cents" handstamp in red and '34' in pencil manuscript for onward transmission with British P.O. "PANAMA" transit (Aug 2) in black; and an attractive cover from Paris to Cobija with France 1862 20 c. blue and 80 c. red tied by Paris Stars "4", via London and Panama (May 9) with British P.O. "COBIJA" arrival cds on obverse (May 24). Small file folds but a scarce duo.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 691 Bolivia

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    PSNC 1868: Entire letter from La Paz to Arequipa, Peru, endorsed "Por Vapor", franked by 1866/68 Condor 10 c. deep brown, two examples, positions 5 and 6 on the plate, with large margins all round, in a rich shade, tied by "CORREOS DE LA PAZ / RB" datestamp in black (Jan 16). Reverse with "Tacna" transit cds (Jan 22), thence to Arica and by PSNC Steamer to Islay and overland to Arequipa; where charged "10 cs." due in manuscript. An oustanding franking - the 10 c. brown was only ever used in La Paz - and one of just two covers known franked thus and carried by the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 204. Exceptional in all respects, a great rarity. Signed Calves. Certs. RPSL (1962), Philatelic Foundation (1994).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 90, 24-29 Oct 1994, lot 6243; Collection Erivan Haub, Köhler / Corinphila, Stockholm, 1 June 2019, lot 567.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 692 Bolivia

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    PSNC & RMSP 1876 (Sept 24): Cover from La Chimba (Antofagusta) to Berlin, printed endorsement "Per Steamer via Panama" at top, franked by Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 in a horizontal pair, tied by intaglio "CORREOS DE LA CHIMBA / BOLIVIA" oval in greenish-blue, with twqo further strikes of fancy framed "CANCELADO" in same ink at right, showing the cover to be prepaid on despatch (and probably adhesive stamps had run short), Great Britain 1874/80 6 d. grey pl. 15 pair applied and tied by fair "C39" obliterator in black at Cobija, overpaying the 1/7½ d. rate by a penny. Carried on PSNC Steamer to Panama and thence on the RMSP "Don" to Plymouth. London / Paid transit in red and reverse with arrival (Jan 11). One of only two recorded covers with the La Chimba oval cancelling British stamps (both were in the Dale-Lichtenstein collection), Nissen provenance notation on reverse in pencil. Faults to envelope but a remarkable and exotic franking. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 205. Cert. RPSL (1969).rnProvenance: Charles Nissen (1923-24); Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, NY, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 286; Collecction Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, Spink-Shreves, New York, 5 March 2008, lot 2050; Collection 'Severn', DF, Geneva, 14 April 2010, lot 21028.
    Starting bid : 8,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 693 Bolivia

    1925 (Aug 11): "First flight from Cochabamba to ORURO", Airmail 50 c. orange unused horizontal pair with green handstamped surcharge with large part og. together two unused examples with normal example with hyphens between date, corner bend, second example unused but with two dots instead of the second hyphen in date, without gum. The stamps were handstamped in strips of ten (thus no blocks exist). Just 600 examples surcharged, scarce Sanabria 2.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 694 Bolivia

    1935 (Feb 1) : Airmail 5c. to 10b. 'Map of Bolivia' issue (and showing the disputed Chaco boundary), American Banknote Co. complete set of sunken Die Proofs (10) with bevilled corners (95 x 110 mm.), completed designs in issued colours on thick card with ABN imprint and file numbers at top in colours of the stamp; fresh and very fine. Rare.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 695 Brasil

    Falmouth Packet Line 1812: Second sheet of double rate entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey, the contents mentioning the imminent arrival of the "Antelope" Packet, carried on the "Princess Elizabeth" to Falmouth where struck with skeleton "BRAZIL / F" datestamp (Jan 13, 1813) in green, rated at '7/2 d.' to pay (4/10d. for the Maritime voyage, 1/8d. from Falmouth to Weymouth (147 miles) + 6d. Packet to Guernsey), an apparent overcharge of 2d., preumably for local delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 43. Not the earliest known usage of this datestamp nevertheles a fine and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 696 Brasil

    Cie de Navigation Mixte Louis Arnaud, Touache Frères 1857 (Feb 10): Cover at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed at top "Per Vapeur Byzantine via Marseille", cancelled on entry by "Outre-Mer / Marseille" datestamp April 6) in red. Reverse with TPO's of Marseille-Lyon, Lyon-Paris, Strasbourg-Bale and Zurich arrival cds (April 8) where rated in manuscript "130" in red ink. Rare - there are believed to be just two known covers carried by this Steamer.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 697 Brasil

    Messageries Impériales 1860 (Oct 25): Entire letter at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Rothschild in London endorsed "p. French Str. "Bearn" to Bordeaux", struck with fine "BÉARN / *" circular datestamp (Oct 25) in black (Salles fig. 1001 = RR) - the Maiden Voyage of the Steamer on the Ligne du Bresil. Struck in Paris with oval framed "FR. / 2F 20c." accountancy marking and charged '1/4d.' due upon delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 67. Small part of flap detached but intact, a rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3080.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 698 Brasil

    RMSP 1864: Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Mauritius, Higginson correspondence, endorsed "via Southampton & Aden", carried on RMSP "Parana" to Southampton. Struck on reverse with British P.O. "RIO-JANEIRO" datestamp in blue (Dec 8) and, alongside "MAURITIUS" code O arrival cds (Feb 24) in black. Handstruck "1 / TO PAY" handstamp in blue with total in manuscript charge of "2/4½ d." alongside for amount due. An extraordinary destination for pre-UPU Brazilian mail.rnProvenance: Koester, RL, London, 25 July 1988, lot 180.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 699 Brasil

    SGTM 1868 (Jan 13): Entire letter from Pernambuco to Rheims at double rate, endorsed "p. Vapor "Savoie" via Marseilles" and struck with straight line "SAVOIE" in blue by the Purser (Salles fig. 1151) - only recorded on the Ship's Maiden sailing. Initially struck on arrival with "BRÉSIL / MARSEILLE" in red (Feb 14) but this deleted by a further strike and replaced by "OUTRE-MER / MARSEILLE" in red (Feb 14). Reverse with Marseille-Paris cds and Reims arrival (Feb 16). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 77. A magnificent and famous entire.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3112.rn 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 700 Brasil

    1843 (Aug 1): Bull's Eyes 30 c. fine impression, 60 c. intermediate impression and 90 c. worn impression, three fine and fresh examples cancelled by light datestamps, an appealing trio. Scott = $ 2'075.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 701 Brasil

    1866: Dom Pedro 20 r. red-lilac, a single example used on 28 May 1876 complete "Provincia do Paranã" Newspaper (Orgam Democratico) produced in Curytiba; mailed to Verona, Italy and cancelled in manuscript. Framed "P.D." in red and in black on the wrapper and reverse of same with PARANA cds (June 14) and Verona arrival datestamp (July 18) alongside two postman's delivery numbers. A rare and not unattractive usage.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 702 Brasil

    1890/91: Southern Cross 200 r. violet, a diagonally bisected example used on 1894 cover, paying the 100 reis rate to Rio de Janeiro, neatly tied by PASSA TRES datestamp (Jan 28) in black. Reverse with flap tear and arrival cds's. Very scarce Scott = $ 875.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 703 Brasil

    1821/64: Entire letters (9) with 1826 entire from Pernambuco to Liverpool with MARGATE / SHIP-LRE in black, 1821/31 entire letters (5) to France from Brazil with entry markings of Le Havre, two different in red and one in black, Lorient and Nantes both in black; 1842 entire from Rio to Portsmouth, New Hampshire charged 38½ cents per the "Gazelle", 1836 cover with framed FORWARRDED / BY / BIRCKHEAD & Co. / Rio de Janeiro" in red, and rare entire from Rio to Malta carried on the "Oneida" via London.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 704 Brasil

    1900/80c: Lot hundreds used/unused stamps and 30 stationery cards used/unused, early picture postcards as well as six photo cards from the Recife area, the used cards all sent to France.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 705 Chile

    Colonial 1800c.: Cover from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina vuia the Cordillera, addressed to Marco del Pont, rated '3' reales in manuscript with superb "CHILE" handstamp in red.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 706 Chile

    1844 (May 4*): Cover from Santiago to General Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera at this time Colombian Ambassador to Peru in Lima, endorsed "Vapor Chile" at top with "FRANCA" and "SANTIAGO" handstamps in red of despatch, two line PSNC "VAPOR CHILE / P" in red below and charged '1' (real) in manuscript. A fine and rare cover.rnrn*Note: General Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera (1798-1878) was a freedom fighter in the Wars of Independence and past President of Colombia. Between 1842 and 1845 he was Colombian Ambassador to Peru, Bolivia and Chile based in Lima. The cover is archive dated by the late Juan Santa Maria who discovered the archive.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 707 Chile

    1845 (June 26): Prepaid entire letter to Santiago endorsed "Vapor P", with "COPIAPO" and "FRANCA" straight line despatch handstamps in red and "CABOTAJE" (Coastal Mail) handstamp. Rare "VAPOR PERU / P" handstamp struck in yellow denoting Southbound ship below. On arrival "VALPARAISO" handstamp in black used to delete the FRANCA applied in Copiapo. Manuscript charges at top right deleted with eventual charge of "3" reales to pay upon delivery (Maritime charge 1 real + 2 reales inland). A very rare and most unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 708 Chile

    1847 (July 27): Cover from Valparaiso to Lima endorsed "1 Por Nueva Granada" at top, struck with fine "VAPOR CHILE / P" in red, this steamer sailing on July 28 from Valparaiso and arriving in Callao on August 8th. File fold does not detract from the fine appearance of a very rare cover. Signed Georges Lamy.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 709 Chile

    1850 (Jan 30): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija, carried on the Maiden Voyage of the "Bolivia" and struck with two strikes of "VAPOR BOLIVIA / P" handstamp in blue ink. The Steamshipo sailed on the same day as the letter and arrived in Callao on February 9, thereafter sailing on the 13th to Panama where she arrived on Februaty 23. A rare entire.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 710 Chile

    1850 (Dec 30): Prepaid cover to the French Chargé d'Affares in Lima endorsed "Vapor", with fine "FRANCA" and oval framed "SANTIAGO / DE CHILE" struck in red on despatch, good strike of "VAPOR LIMA / P" in black below and, displaying well on flap Lima framed "VAPOR" in blue. Charges would have been 4 reales for a prepaid letter: 2 reales from Santiago to Valparaiso, 1 real for PSNC and 1 real from Callao to Lima, the "Lima" arrived in Callao on January 8, 1853. Illustrated in "The Pacific Steam Navigation Company" by A.R. Doublet on page 49. A fine and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 711 Chile

    1852 (April 7): Prepaid cover to the Archbishop of Lima, with fine "FRANCA" and oval framed "SANTIAGO / DE CHILE" struck in red on despatch, poor strike of "VAPOR N. GRANADA / P" in black below and, displaying well on flap, Lima framed "VAPOR" in black. Charges would have been 4 reales for a prepaid letter: 2 reales from Santiago to Valparaiso, 1 real for PSNC and 1 real from Callao to Lima, the "Neuva Granada" arrived in Callao on April 20, 1852. A scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 712 Chile

    1798/1830: Selection of pre-stamp covers/fronts (6), Colonial and Republic, with 1796 cover from Valparaiso to Lima with "BALPARAISO" in red (Tizón fig. 1) and circa 1800 front with same handstamp endorsed "Rl. Servicio" at top, circa 1802 front with superb "CONCEPCION / DE CHILE" in red (Tizón fig. 3), 1829 unpaid entire to Valparaiso with CHILE in red, 1830 prepaid entire with CHILE in red and framed "FRANCA" above.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 713B Chile

    1869: Entire letter from Valparaiso to New York at double rate, endorsed 'Per Steamer via Panama' struck with double arc British P.O. 'Valparaiso' cds on reverse in black (Aug 17), and "♚ / PAID / AT / VALPARAISO." struck in red on obverse and manuscript '2/-' prepaid in red at right. 'PANAMA' transit (Sept 3) in black and charged '20' (cents) due upon arrival (Sept 25) Gi CC2 = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 713C Chile

    1874: Cover from Valparaiso to Darmstadt, Germany endorsed 'via Panama & Southampton' franked by Great Britain 1867 10 d. red-brown in a horizontal pair tied by "VALPARAISO / PAID C30" duplex in black. 'London / Paid' transit cds at right  (Sept 29) and reverse with Hamburg arrival (Oct 1). A fine and scarce usage. Signed Pröschold.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 713A Chile

    1864: Cover from Valparaiso to Douai, France endorsed 'via Panama' struck with double arc British P.O. 'Valparaiso' cds on reverse (with year slugs 64 both inverted) in black (June 17), and "♚ / PAID / AT / VALPARAISO" struck in red on obverse and manuscript '1/5d.' prepaid in red at right. London transit (July 29) in red and thence via Calais to Douai Gi CC1 = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 713 Chile

    1828/33: Printed postal documents (2), with manuscript detailing of revenue accrued from letters, packets and registered mail sent in 1828 from Santiago de Chile to Lima, and different form with same wording detailing mail from Valparaiso to Lima in 1830. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 714 Chile

    1849/50: Entire letters (2) carried by the PSNC Steamer "Ecuador", with 14 September 1849 entire from Valparaiso to Lima endorsed "Vapor Ecuador" and struck with "VAPOR CHILE / P" handstamp in blue with docketing of receipt in Callao (Sept 24); second entire dated 14 January 1850 from Valparaiso to Cobija struck with the sole recorded example of "VAPOR ECUADOR / P" struck in blue, docketing of receipt in Cobija on January 19th. An exceptional and rare pair.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF

    Lot# : 715 Chile

    1855 & 1857: Entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija, Bolivia endorsed "por vapor Lima" (PSNC) with "Valparaiso" cds (Feb 15) in red, and 1857 cover front bearing Estancos 10 c. blue tied by target cancels in black, similarly endorsed "por vapor Lima" used from Santiago to Coquimbo.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 716 Chile

    1857/70: Entire letters (2) with 1870 entire letter from Santiago to New York franked by 1867 10 c. blue in a horizontal strip of three tied by cork cancels in black, circular "PANAMA - TRANSIT" cds of British P.O. (Jan 21) and rare "24" (American cents) handstamp applied in Panama in transit as letter was tranported by PSNC but no sign of prepaid to the British PO. On arrival this was deleted by cork handstamp and charged with circular "NEW YORK / U.S. NOTES / 39" datestamp in black; sold with 1857 prepaid entire from France via Panama, charged "15" centavos due on delivery in red. A scarce pair.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 717 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 2, an unused example of rich colour with good to large margins all round, ironed horizontal bend and tiny thin spot from previous paper hinge, nevertheless of fine appearance and a very rare stamp unused Scott = $ 650.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 718 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 1, a used example of good colour with large margins and portion of adjoining stamp at left, showing marginal watermark lines at top and Ivory Head, lightly cancelled by target handstamp in black Scott = $ 150.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 719 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 2, a used example of good colour with ample to large margins all round but shaved at base, showing the marginal lines of watermark at left, cancelled by large part SAN FELIPE straight line handstamp in black, scarce Scott = $ 150.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 720 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 1, a used example with large margins on three sides, shaved at top, cancelled by large part CHANARCILLO straight line handstamp in black, scarce Scott = $ 150+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 721 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 1, a used example in a deep shade with large even margins all round, cancelled by central target handstamp, superb Scott = $ 150.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 722 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 1, a used example of rich colour with Ivory Head, good to large margins all round and thus showing the narrowness of the margins between the stamps of this issue and the difficulty in finding choice examples; cancelled by light target handstamp in black, a fine stamp Scott = $ 150.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 723 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 4, a used example of rich colour with good to large margins all round, cancelled by target cancel and large part SANTIAGO straight line handstamp in black, a choice and fine stamp Scott = $ 150+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 724 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 1, a used example of rich colour with good to large margins all round, cancelled by large part VALPARAISO straight line handstamp in black, a choice and fine stamp Scott = $ 150+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 725 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 4, a used example of fine colour with ample to large margins all round, especially so at top and with portion of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by target handstamp in black, very fine Scott = $ 175.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 726 Chile

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    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 2, a used example of good colour with close to large margins all round and showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, cancelled by light target handstamp in black. A scarce stamp, much under-catalogued and particularly fine. Cert. RPSL (1942) Scott = $ 175.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 727 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 1, a used example of rich colour with good to large margins all round, cancelled by light target handstamp in black. A scarce stamp, much under-catalogued Scott = $ 175.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 728 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 1, a used example of fine colour with ample to large margins all round, cancelled by target handstamp in black. A scarce stamp, much under-catalogued Scott = $ 175.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 729 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 1, a used example of rich colour with  large margins all round, cancelled by part target handstamp in black. A scarce stamp, much under-catalogued Scott = $ 175.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 730 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 1, a used horizontal pair of fresh colour with clear to large margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at top left, neatly cancelled by target handstamps in black. A scarce multiple Scott = $ 350+.
    Starting bid : 220 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 731 Chile

    Printed by Perkins Bacon, London 1853 (July 1): 5 c. red-brown on blued and 10 c. deep bright blue on yellowish, wmk. 1, used examples of good colour and large margins all round, each cancelled by light target handstamp in black. Scarce and fine Scott = $ 325.
    Starting bid : 240 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 732 Chile

    Recess by Desmadryl 1854 (Feb): 5 c. pale red-brown to deep red-brown, the used selection (6) in a variety of shades, all with four margins, five examples with wmk. 1, one example with scarce wmk. 3, all cancelled in black by target handstamps. A scarce group Gi 3-5/Scott = $ 400.
    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 733 Chile

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    Recess by Desmadryl 1854 (Feb): 5 c. pale red-brown, a used example with large margins all round and showing part marginal inscription at right "precioso coloca", used on 1854 cover to Valparaiso tied by target handstamp in black with "Santiago" cds of despatch (April 23) in red at right. A superb and very rare cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (1973).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 56, 8-13 Oct 1973, lot 6212.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 734 Chile

    Recess by Desmadryl 1854 (Feb): 5 c. deep red-brown, a used horizontal pair with clear to large margins all round, used on 1855 entire letter to Valparaiso tied by target handstamps in black with "Santiago" cds (Aug 10) in red at right. Usual file fold, well away from the adhesives, a fine entire.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 735 Chile

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    Engraved by H.C. Gillet 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. 1, a used example of excellent colour in a paler shade, large even margins all round, lightly cancelled by target handstamp in black. A very fine stamp. Opinion Holcombe Gi 10 = £ 450/Scott = $ 300.rnProvenance: "Latin America", Corinphila sale 90, 24-29 Oct 1994, lot 6337.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 736 Chile

    Engraved by H.C. Gillet 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. 1, a used example of excellent colour, large even margins all round, lightly cancelled by target handstamps in black. A very fine stamp. Signed Holcombe Gi 10/Scott = $ 300.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 737 Chile

    Engraved by H.C. Gillet 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. 3, a used horizontal pair in a resonant deep shade, large margins all round, cancelled by two complete strikes of the target handstamp in black. An exquisite and rare multiple Gi 10/Scott = $ 600+.rnProvenance: "Latin America", Corinphila sale 90, 24-29 Oct 1994, lot 6339.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 738 Chile

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    Engraved by H.C. Gillet 1854 (April): 5 c. Dull Chocolate brown / very deep Burnt Siena, wmk. 4, a used example of excellent colour in a rich shade, large even margins all round with portion of adjoining stamp at base, lightly cancelled by target handstamp in black. A very fine stamp. Signed Brun. Cert. RPSL Gi 11 = £ 750/Scott = $ 2'000.rnProvenance: "Latin America", Corinphila sale 90, 24-29 Oct 1994, lot 6346.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 739 Chile

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    Engraved by H.C. Gillet 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, wmk. 1, a used example of excellent rich colour, chocolate group with less of the 'sandy' appearance of the Burnt Sienna yet not dark enough for the true 'chocolate' shade, large margins on three sides, just touched at left, cancelled by target handstamp in black. A very fine stamp. Opinion Holcombe (1997) Gi 10 = £ 450/Scott = $ 300.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 740 Chile

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    Engraved by H.C. Gillet 1854 (April): 5 c. Burnt Siena, a used example with three large margins and shaved at left, of rich depth of colour, tied to 1855 entire letter to Santiago by target handstamp in black with weak "Valparaiso" cds (Feb 17) in red. An attractive and rare usage. Cert. RPSL (2020) Scott = $ 900.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 741 Chile

    Engraved by Desmadryl 1854 (Sept): 10 c. blue, wmk. 1, a used example with good to huge margins at sides, portion of adjoining stamp at left, in a fine delicate shade, lightly cancelled by target handstamp in black. Superb Gi 16/Scott = $ 190.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 742 Chile

    Engraved by Desmadryl 1854 (Sept): 10 c. slate-blue, a used example with good to large margins all round, tied to small piece by neat target handstamp with "Concepcion" cds at left (21 July 1855) in black. Superb Gi 14/Scott = $ 275.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 743 Chile

    Recess by Desmadryl 1854 (Sep): 10 c. blue, the used selection (5 items) in a variety of shades, single examples with wmk. positions 1, 2 and 4 all with four margins, and a vertical strip of three with large to just shaved margins; all cancelled in black by target handstamps. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 744 Chile

    Lithographed by H.C. Gillet 1854 (July): 5 c. pale red-brown, a used example with four even margins and showing portion of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by target handstamps in black. A rare stamp so fine. Signed A. Diena, Miro Scott = $ 300.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 745 Chile

    Lithographed by H.C. Gillet 1854 (July): 5 c. pale red-brown, a used vertical pair, upper stamp with four margins, lower stamp shaved at right, lightly cancelled by target handstamps in black; despite the imperfection, a very rare stamp in a multiple Scott = $ 600+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 746 Chile

    Lithographed by H.C. Gillet 1854 (July): 5 c. red-brown, a used example in a deep shade with clear to large margins, spots of colour in COL of COLON, lightly cancelled by target handstamp in black. Scarce Scott = $ 300.

    Starting bid : 160 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 747 Chile

    2nd London Printing 1855 (May): 5 c. red-brown on blued, wmk. 2, a used horizontal strip of three with good to large margins all round and sheet marginal at right showing portion of adjoining stamp at top, slight horizontal bend not affecting appearance; and a fine horizontal pair with good to large margins all round, in a redder shade, showing portions of adjoining stamps at top, each neatly cancelled in black.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF
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