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  • Lot# : 3501 Panama

    1807: Entire letter from Panama to Santa Fè de Bogotá (New Granada), dated 30 September 1807, addressed to Camilo Torres, with superb strikes of the 'PANAMÀ' straightline handstamp (Tizon 2 = RR) in combination with a superb "FRANCA" handstamp (Tizon 4 = RRR), both in red, indicating pre-payment, exceptional quality, extremely rare; one of four letters reported with both marks, this being the earliest known and by far the better example and only twenty-one covers with the 'PANAMÀ' handstamp are recorded during the Colonial Period.rnNote: Camilo Torres  (1766 - 1816), was a Colombian Politician credited as being an early founder of the Panama nation due to his fight for independence from Spain. He was executed for treason against the Spanish monarchy.rnReference: Copacarta, September 1992, Jim Cross (described this cover as the only reported letter with both marks, subsequently an additional example was discovered, dated 2 December 1808 which sold at the Dr Hugo Goeggel sale, Corinphila, February 2013, lot 4264, (CHF 2'600) and later ex Alfredo Frohlich, Robert A. Siegel, 4 December 2018, lot 1504, ($1'400).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500 CHF

    Lot# : 3502 Panama

    1816: Disinfected entire letter, from Panama to Lima, dated 7 September 1817, with fine strike of the 'PANAMÀ' straightline in red, charge '4' in manuscript, interesting content about gold extraction in the province, the letter has a cut at right and stains produced by vinegar used for the disinfection, scarce and fascinating example.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 3503 Panama

    1820c: Envelope sent from Panama to Madrid, undated, with fine strike of the 'PANAMÀ' straight-line in red, manuscript charge mark to front, very attractive and rare; just twenty-one covers recorded during the colonial period with this handstamp.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3504 Panama

    1820: Entire letter sent from Panama to Madrid, dated 6 March 1820, with fine strike of the 'PANAMÀ' straight-line postmark in red, part overstruck with '7R' charge mark in black on arrival in Spain, an attractive and rare entire; only six pre 1821 letters recorded with this postmark and a total of twenty-one letters with the Panama straight-line. 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3505 Panama

    1825c: Cover from Panama to Antioquia, sent by Panama City Hall to the Governor of the Province, undated, with a combination of the 'PANAMÀ' and 'DEBE' straight-line handstamps in red to front, rare; this being the only reported straight-line Debe with Panama combination.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3506 Panama

    1826: Cover sent from Portobelo, Colón, to Guayaquil, Ecuador, dated in mansuscript 17 July 1826, struck with a very fine 'PORTOBELO / FRANCA' two-lined handstamp in red, very fine example and rare; one of two Portobelo Franca handstamps reported.rnProvenance: Ex Juan Santa María Collection, Investphila, 25-27 September 2009, lot 339.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3507 Panama

    1859: Entire letter sent from Cartengena to New York, dated in manuscript 20 April 1859, struck by a very fine 'ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON / FRANCA' double-circle hanstamp in red, with 'FORWARDED BY / C.J. FOX / ASPINWALL N.C.' oval in red alongside, two vertical filing creases, otherwise fine, a scarce and important example; this cover sent during the short-lived Granadine Confederation period (1858-1863).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3508 Panama

    1845: Entire letter, from Panama to Bogotá, dated 6 October 1845, addressed to 'General Mosquera', bearing very fine strike of the 'PANAMA / FRANCO' ornamental with stars oval in red, alongside the rare 'Tarde y Cargada' also in red, applied to late mail, rated at 4 reales with handstamp '4' in red to front (at the single weight letter 301 to 400 leagues distance), minor soiling, very fine strikes and fine uncreased cover, rare; only recorded Tarde y Cargada example on a Panama cover.rnProvenance: Ex Juan Santa María Collection, Investphila, 17-18 April 2010, lot 343.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3509 Panama

    1850: Cover sent from Veragua to David, undated, with two strikes of the 'VERAGUA / OFICIO' double oval in black, one fine and clear, manuscript '3½ oz valor 7Rls', used to transmit legal documents, small fault lower right, otherwise fine, rare; uncommon example of this mark in black, which is also known in red.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3510 Panama

    1848/1858: Group of three covers all with misspelling pre-philatelic 'ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON / DABE' instead of 'DEBE', double-circle in red, one Colón to Barranquilla and two sent from New York to Bogotá, one with very fine strike, some imperfections, although rare trio; there being just five examples recorded of this misspelt 'DABE' double-circle.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3511 Panama

    1866: Entire 'Circular' sent from New York to Cartagena, Colombia, dated 21 December 1866, with very fine strike of the 'COLON' double-lined oval handstamp in red, carried privately to Colón and put in the mail for the onward journey; the Circular refers to severe business problems due to economic crisis in New York; fine and rare; one of three reported covers with this postmark.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3512 Panama

    1807/1856: Collection of nine pre-philatelic covers, neatly written-up on exhibition pages, all with scarce or rare handstamps, including two examples of the framed oval 'PANAMA / FRANCO' with stars in red, two examples of the 'ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS DE COLON / FRANCA' double-circle in red, both with black circular 'STEAMSHIP' charge marks (10c & 20c), a 'PANAMA / DEBE' framed oval, a fair example of the Crowned double-circular 'PAID AT PANAMA' and a Panama to Bordeaux cover rated at 1/5 with and a 'COLONIES / & C. ART13" accountancy boxed rectangular, some flaws, although in the main fine; a scarce selection (9).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3513 Panama

    1847/1855: Group of four pre-philatelic covers, mounted and written-up upon two album pages, comprising rare 1847 Panama to Bogotá cover with a combination of 'PANAMA / FRANCO' framed oval, which has been crossed out in manuscript and the 'PANAMA / DE OFICIO' oval also in red, also included are two covers both with very fine strikes of the 'PANAMA / DE OFICIO' ovals and a red oval 'PANAMA / DEBE' with '15' charge mark alongside, condition is generally fine, a rare selection; the combination of Franco and De Oficio is one of two recorded examples.  
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 3514 Panama

    1849: Cover sent from Liverpool to Lima, Peru, via New York and Panama, dated 13 October 1849, with good to fine strike of 'PAID / AT / PANAMA' crowned circle in red, charge "1/" manuscript alongside, to reverse a fine strike of the red italic 'New York Oct 13 1849 Received and / Forwarded by Dennistown Wood & Co.' two-lined mark (date inserted in manuscript), with 'FORWARDED BY / SMITH & LEWIS / PANAMA' oval in black (two strikes) and British Post Office 'PANAMA' datestamp 27 November 1849 also in black alongside, horizontal filing crease centrally, some soiling, otherwise fine and scarce Pacific coast mail with Colombia Paid at Panama Crowned Circle. Rare Scott $2'200, SG £1'900rnProvenance: Ex James de Voss Collection; and Spink, 15 December 1999, lot 2529.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 3515 Panama

    1865: 3 d. rose, plate 4 and 1 s. green, plate 4, used in combination on small envelope from Panama to Brussels, Belgium, dated 21 October 1865, tied by oval duplex 'PANAMA / C35' in black, with 'P.D' oval and 'LONDON E.C. / PAID' datestamp alongside dated 16 November 1865 both in red, manuscript charge marks crossed-out, on reverse arrival dated 17 November 1865, the backflap embossed 'EUGENE FERY / PANAMA / N.G.', small opening tears around edges, one to left side which has been reinforced, otherwise fine and attractive. Scarce early cover into Belgium.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3516 Panama

    1867: British Post Offices Abroad: 1 s. green, plate 4, lettered RJ, used on reduced cover from Panama to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, dated 25 March 1867, tied by the horizontal oval "C35" in black with 'PANAMA' datestamp in black alongside, to reverse a 'SYDNEY' arrival dated 1 May 1867, horizontal and vertical filing creases well clear of adhesive, soiled, however rare GB used abroad in Panama sent to Australia; a unique mailing to Sydney being the only recorded example to New South Wales. We know of only one other sent to Australia, Melborne, Victoria, (The 'Dubois' Collection, Corinphila, 7 September 2020, lot 5606, realised CHF1'500) which was cancelled by the more common oval duplex "PANAMA 7 C35".rnProvenance: Ex James de Voss Collection; Ex Dr. Paul Kornan Collection, Harmers, New York, 27 September 1994, lot 182; Phillips, 6 April 1995, lot 208.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3517 Panama

    1867/69: Great Britain Post Offices Abroad: 4 d. vermilion, plate 11, 6 d. mauve, plate 8, and 1 s. green, plate 4, used in combination on envelope from Panama to Italy, dated 20 February 1871, tied by 'C35' horizontal oval in black, endorsed "Via de Londres", with 'PANAMA-TRANSIT / FE 20 / 71' in black and additionally 'LONDON / M / PAID / 14 MR 1871' in red alongside, indistinct arrival in black to reverse, 6 d. top right rounded, otherwise fine and rare tri-colour franking sent at the 1 shilling 10d rate.rnProvenance: Ex James de Voss; ex André Bollen Collection, David Feldman, 29-30 March 1984, lot 97.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3518 Panama

    1871: 1 s. green, plate 5, lettered JB, used on an envelope from Panama to Limerick, Ireland, tied by blurred 'C35' horizontal oval in black, dated 20 August 1871, with rare 'PANAMA / BOOK-POST' datestamp overstruck with 'PANAMA-TRANSIT' alongside in black and an additional Panama transit above the instructional 'INSUFFICIENTLY / PREPAID' cross inside in red, manuscript 6d and handstamp '6d' (the correct rate should be 1s 6d,), arrival to front 'LIMERICK' dated 12 September 1871, two stains at top and vertical crease to left side not affecting stamp, otherwise minor imperfections, very scarce example into Ireland, rare combination of instructional marking with Book Post mark; the only recorded example on cover.rnRef: The Main Sheet, Brian Moorhouse, February 1998, page 13.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3519 Panama

    1870/72: Great Britain Post Offices Abroad: 3 d. rose, plate 8, wing margin and 4 d. vermilion, plate 12, used on cover from Panama to Bordeaux, dated 5 October 1872, tied by 'C35' horizontal oval in black, with 'PANAMA' datestamp alongside, 'LONDON / M / PAID / P / 29 OC 72' and 'PD' oval both in red and Calais transit in black dated 30 October 1872, to reverse a Paris datestamp 30 October 1872 and arrival in Bordeaux the following day, small crease and fault to top affecting both stamps although minor, vertical filing crease well clear of adhesives, scarce usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3520 Panama

    1870/72: Great Britain Post Offices Abroad: 6 d. grey, plate 14, five examples, used on cover from Panama to Newark, England, dated 20 January 1876, tied by faint strike of the 'C35' horizontal oval in black, 'PANAMA' datestamp alongside, endorsed "Per West Indian / Mail", to reverse an arrival dated 19 February 1876, the backflap embossed in red "H.M.S. Tenedos", has been taped along the base causing adhesive stain, some opening faults and imperfections around edges as might be expected, also wing margins trimmed at right side and perfs trimmed top left, envelope opened out for display at some stage, a rare double-rate franking.rnNote: HMS Tenedos was a Sloop, screw propulsion, wooden, 6 gun corvette, commanded by Captain Edwin John Pollard, stationed in the Pacific until March 1878, when it was moved to the West African region.rnReference: According to the Karl Louis card index only one other cover recorded with five 6d grey from Panama, which also comes from the same correspondence and was part of the Dr Kornan Collection, Harmers, 27 September 1994, lot 185.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3521 Panama

    1868/1870: British Post Offices Abroad: ½ d. rose, plate 5, 1 d. red, plate 176 and horizontal pair 6 d. grey, plate 16, used on envelope from Panama to Hamburg, dated 20 September 1879, tied by 'C35' horizontal oval in black, with 'PANAMA / 20 SP 1879 / TRANSIT' also in black alongside, to reverse a red London transit dated 13 October and an arrival datestamp 14 October 1872, rare tri-colour and line engraved surface printed combination, sent at the 1 shilling 1½d rate.rnNote: SG does not list plate 5 and plate 176 as being used in Panama.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3522 Panama

    1868: Great Britain Post Offices Abroad: 1 d. red, plate 210, twelve examples, including strip of five, used on envelope from Panama to Ashford, Kent, dated 17 January 1880, tied by 'C35' horizontal oval in black, with 'PANAMA / 17 JA 1880 / TRANSIT' three-lined mark in black alongside, arrival to reverse dated 12 February 1880, some minor faults particularly around edges, otherwise fine and visually spectacular, very rare 1 shilling rate using line engraved issue.rnNote: Originates from the famous correspondence to Ashford, Kent.rnRef: According to the Karl Louis card index, only two other examples of this franking used in Panama are recorded; dated 5 October 1879 and 3 January 1880.rnProvenance: Christies, 14 September 1994, lot 2476.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3523 Panama

    1884: British Post Offices Abroad: 4 d. dull green, lettered EE, used on an envelope from Panama to Newbury, Berkshire, England, dated 29 December 1886, tied by 'PANAMA / C35' oval duplex in black, to reverse an arrival dated 2 January 1887, opening fault top right with small part of envelope missing although not affecting stamp, soiling, otherwise very rare 4d franking at the Panama Packet Agency following Colombia's entry into the UPU 1st July 1881. An important GB used abroad rarity especially for the Panama collector; originates from the famous 'Mrs Mackenbury correspondence to Newbury'.rnNote: This stamp is unlisted by SG as being used in Panama.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3524 Panama

    1875: Great Britain 6 d. grey, plate 14, irregular strip of three, used on fragment tied by 'C35' Panama horizontal oval in black, with USA 5 c. blue, irregular strip of three, tied by 'NEW YORK - STEAMSHIP' circular in black, used in Callao, Peru, rare combination; signed by Peter Holcombe.rnNote: Similar frankings on cover were carried from Peru to Panama via diplomatic mail. The British rate from Callao to Panama.rnProvenance: Ex Dr James Helme Collection.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3525 Colombia

    1865/1880: British Consular Offices Colón Colombia, collection of nine stamps cancelled by the scarce "E88" upright oval in black, including complete horizontal strike on a 3 d. rose, plate 9, pair; also rare 5 s. rose, plate 2 (ex Glassco), and 4 d. vermilion, plate 15, among others, good range of values, a few imperfections as might be expeceted, overall condition generally fine, all nicely written-up on an exhibition page (9) SG = £1'830. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3526 Panama

    British Post Offices in Panama 1865/1880: Collection of twenty three GB used in Panama items, comprising four album pages with eighteen stamps all with 'C35' numerals, three pieces, two with multiples and one cover franked with 4 d. vermilion plate 8 and 6 d. purple plate 6, tied by Panama C35 duplex sent to Rome; includes two single 1867 5 s. rose plate 2 cancelled at the British Consulate Post Office (C35), good range of values such as 4d (vermilion, grey-brown & sage green), 8d, 1s (green & orange), a 2s blue and two 1d venetians, slightly mixed condition as is often the case with this scarce use, a rare assembly  SG = £3'560+ excluding the cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3527 France

    1867: Napoleon 40 c. orange, horizontal pair, used on mourning cover with full letter enclosed, from Nimes, France to Aspinwall, Colón, Panama, dated 12 June 1867, tied by indistinct French datestamp in black, with 'COLON / DEBE / DE ULTRAMAR' framed oval in red alongside a British Packet datestamp 'LONDON / PAID / A / 15 JU 61' in red, endorsed "Via Anglain" with 'P.D' rectangular in black, fault lower right and care worn in places, otherwise a rare usage; two covers reported with Debe de Ultramar postmark.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3528 Panama

    1844: Reduced cover from Panama to Madrid, dated 24 May 1844, endorsed 'P. a'la salida de Francia ½oz. 8m / Upana'', struck with fine and scarce French Consular datestamp "AME. SUD PANAMA" (24 May) and French Post Office in Panama "PANAMA / *" transit in red (9 June) also to reverse an additional strike of the French Consular datestamp in red and transit "ANGL. 2 BOULOGNE" (8 August) to front alongside a Spanish chargemark "13.R" in blue applied on arrival in Madrid, cover is front with part of backflap opened out for display, very rare combination.rnNote: The rarity of the Panama datestamp marking can be noted by Salles failing to find an example.rnProvenance: Ex Dr James Helme Collection.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 180 CHF

    Lot# : 3529 France

    1866:  Napolèon 40 c. orange, strip of four, used on cover, with full letter enclosed, from Nimes, France to Aspinwall, Colón, Panama, dated 3 January 1866, tied by French lozenge '2659' and Nimes datestamp, a red 'P.D.' boxed mark has been crossed out and a red 'P.P' applied alongside with manuscript '15' due, on arrival a red oval 'COLON' mark, to reverse a partial Paris datestamp, backflap missing, soiled with some creasing and edge imperfections, rare Panama inbound mail from France with Colón mark.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3530 Panama

    French Post Office Panama 1857/1888: Group of seven covers with overseas post office marks from Panama, includes French Consular postal offices in Colón, one with letter written onboard the ship 'Desirade'; a fine example of the 'ASPINWALL' Paquebot; also a cover to Guayaquil, British 'PANAMA' post office; one with accountacy marking; another cover sent from Colón to Genoa unpaid with postage dues among others, a mostly fine selection, scarce assembly.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3531 Honduras

    1878: Cover front sent from Amapala, Honduras to Paris, endorsed "via Panama", dated 30 December 1878, carried privately and handed into Honduran Agency in Panama, with rare 'AGENCIA POSTAL de HONDURAN PANAMA", dated 30 December 1878, with French Postal Office 'ASPINWALL PAQ FR. A No.2' cancel, dated 4 January 1878, with error in year '78' instead of '79', commercial cachet in blue 'P. JUHL & Co. / AMAPALA', taxed on arrival in France with small triangle 'T' and handstamp '12', has two vertical creases, small tear top and soiled, very rare; only reported cover/front from Honduras Postal Agency in Panama.rnProvenance: Ex Giana Wayman Collection of Honduras.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3532 Panama

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    1859: First Issue, 20 c. ultramarine, stone A, position 26, used on cover originating from Panama to Bogotá, dated 21st June 1859, cancelled by blue "0" numeral handstamp, forwarded by Hurtado Hermanos (forwarding agent oval cachet in black top right), transferred to the forwarding agent Abello in Santa Marta with the agent's blue oval mark lower left, handed to the Santa Marta post office paying the 20 c. single rate to Bogotá, a manuscript note by Abello E. Hijos to reverse "SANTAMARTE, June 26/860 / remitida hoy" (dispatched today), stamp just touched across base otherwise clear margins, diagonal crease lower right affecting part of lower left of adhesive although not immediately apparent and of no importance, very rare example; one of only five first issue covers carried by forwarding agents (double forwarded letters even scarcer) and the only recorded cover originating from Panama franked with Colombia first issue. Cert. Bortfeldt (2009) which states "...this cover probably unique." and Cert. Moorhouse (2009) which states "...only recorded cover from Panama that is franked with an 1859 first issue.."rnProvenance: Ex Juan Santa María Collection, Investphila, 25-27 September 2009, lot 418.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3533 Panama

    1866/68: Two very fine examples of the ornate fancy 'COLON' blue canceller, on a Colombia horizontal pair of 1866 5 c. yellow, just touching right side otherwise four margins all round and very vibrant example and the other on a 1868 20 c. blue tied to small piece, touching part of left side and small scissor cut top, otherwise fine, both very attractive and rare.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3534 Panama

    1877: Liberty Head, 20 c. blue, bisect, used on cover from Panama to Popayàn (capital city of the Department of Cauca Colombia), dated 11 September 1878, tied by 'PANAMA' oval in blue-black, dated one week after the enforcement of Law No.7; the use of Colombia postage was because the Sovereign State of Panama stamps were not valid; has reinforced tears running vertically down cover from stamp, although not affecting adhesive and two vertical filing creases well clear of stamp, a rare and unique example of Colombian postage bisected and used from Panama sent to a province of Colombia.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3535 Panama

    1881: Colombia, 5 c. blue, used on cover, from Panama to Bordeaux, France, dated 20 July 1881, clear to good margins all round, extremely vibrant colour, tied by wavy lined 'PANAMA' undated oval in black, with French 'CALAIS A PARIS 1' transit dated 9 August 1881, to reverse a commercial dated cachet 'ISAAC BRANDON PANAMA / JUL 20 1881' in violet, with faint 'NEW YORK F.D.' dated 29 July, a fine and rare example of Colombian postage used from Panama for foreign mail during the four month period the 5c basic rate was valid (1 July to 31 October 1881).rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3536 Colombia

    1881: Colombia 10 c. violet, used on cover, from Panama to Sanlúcar La Mayor, Spain, dated 27 February 1882, tied by large 'PANAMA DES COLOMBIA' datestamp in black, four good to large margins all round, strong colour, fresh printing, transit 'NEW YORK F.D.' datestamp on reverse (11 March), faint central vertical filing fold well clear of stamp, otherwise very fine, rare use of Colombian stamp in the Isthmus.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3537 Colombia

    1881: Colombia, 5 c. blue, two singles overlapping, used on cover, from Panama to Zurich, Switzerland, dated 24 March 1883, clear to good margins, crisp impression, endorsed "via Bordeaux", tied by 'PANAMA' undated oval in black, with French 'ASPINWALL' transit alongside, to the reverse Ambulant and Thalweil datestamps, the former 24 May 1883 the latter indistinct, minor opening flaws at top, otherwise fine, a scarce 10c franking being the new basic rate for foreign countries using Colombian postage from Panama.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3538 Colombia

    1883: Colombia 10 c. violet, used on cover, from Panama to Macon, Spain, dated 15 January 1886, tied by very fine strike of the large 'PANAMA DES COLOMBIA' datestamp in black, four large to very large margins all round, transit 'NEW YORK / PAID / ALL' duplex to reverse alongside a blurred Macon arrival dated 28 January, minor soiling, a fine and rare example of this Colombian 'redrawn' value used in the Isthmus at the basic foreign rate of 10c.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3539 Colombia

    1883: Colombia 5 c. blue, perf. 12, two singles, used on cover, from Panama to Sao Paulo, Brazil, endorsed "via St Thomas" (Barbados), dated September 1886, tied by 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex (possibly 9 Sept.), to reverse a Barbados transit dated 20 September, a Rio De Janeiro dated 31 October 1886 and an arrival in San Paulo 1 November, a fine and rare destination from Panama using Colombian postage.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 3540 Panama

    1883: 5 c. blue, used on small envelope, from Panama to Cali, Colombia, undated, tied by 'PANAMA' oval in black, well centered, fine example on neat envelope, rare use of Colombian postage from Panama to a Colombia province. The Colombia 5c rate was valid because it was an interdepartmental mail item.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3541 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. green, thin wove paper, first printing, bottom left corner marginal block of four, unused, with most part original gum, good to very large margins, vibrant colour, slight soiling, very scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3542 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. blue-green, thin wove paper, first printing, used on small piece, dated 4 April 1879, large even margins, strong colour, tied by 'CORREOS PANAMA / 4 Abril 1879 / PANAMA' blue oval and also part of a New York datestamp 14 April in black, fine and attractive, rare; just two pieces are reported with the 5c.rnProvenance: Ex Dr Norman Hubbard; and ex José Luis Castillejo Collection.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 3543 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 10 c. blue, thin wove paper, first printing, left side marginal block of ten, unused, with original gum, strong deep colour, fresh example, just clear to large margins, vertical filing crease between last vertical rows and faint fold across top, some gum thins, otherwise fine, a rare multiple, most appealing.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3544 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. rose, thin wove paper, first printing, bottom marginal block of nine, unused, original gum, good to very large margins all round, vivid colour, exhibits variety of broken plate, positions; 23-25, 33-35 and 43-45, two tiny pin holes and minute thin spot, otherwise very fine, most attractive and rare.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 3545 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. red, quadrisect top marginal, position 2, used on registered cover Panama to Colón, dated in manuscript to front 11 September 1885, tied by violet 'DIRECCION / GENERAL / CORREOS' undated circular with additional strike alongside, arrival 12 September 1885 in manuscript to reverse, vertical and horizontal filing creases well clear of adhesive, a superb and rare example; only known registered cover franked with the first issue.rnProvenance: Ex Dr James Helme; ex Norman Hubbard; and ex José Luis Castillejo
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3546 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. rose, quadrisect, used on cover from Panama to Culebra, Puerto Rica, tied by violet 'DIRECCION / GENERAL / CORREOS' undated circular, vertical filing crease centrally well clear of stamp, very scarce use and rare exotic destination.rnNote: Isla Culebra is a small island located around 17 miles east of the Puerto Rican mainland, 12 miles west of St. Thomas and 9 miles north of Vieques.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3547 Panama

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    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. rose, quadrisect, used on cover from Panama to Colón, tied by violet 'DIRECCION / GENERAL / CORREOS' undated circular, cover reduced slightly at left side, very scarce use outside Panama city. Cert. BPA (1934).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3548 Panama

    1878: Two covers with Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. rose, quadrisect, one used from Panama to Colón, the other used within the city of Panama, both neatly tied by violet 'DIRECCION / GENERAL / CORREOS' undated circular, the former has a vertical filing crease centrally well clear of stamp, two small tears top, backflap missing, otherwise fine, the latter is slightly soiled, most attractive duo. Additionally comes with four examples of the 20 c. rose quadrisect on piece tied by the same cancellation, some flaws, rare group (6).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 3549 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. rose, medium thick paper, second printing, block of four, unused, original gum, good to large margins all round, positions 9-10 and 19-20, closed tear top right corner and in top right margin, faint horizontal crease, otherwise most attractive and fresh. Additionally comes with an album page with six unused examples including a block of six and block of four and a postally used example with 'CORREOS / PANAMA / Marzo 18' blue oval, has faults, however is rare being one of two reported used with handstamp cancel.rnRef: Stamps of Panama, Patrick Lamastus, 2002.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3550 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. carmine, thin wove paper, first printing, complete sheet of fifty, unused, original gum, large to very large margins, including the top and bottom marginal, tears and creasing to top left stamp 1 and tear to top right into stamp 10, which has a crease that extends into stamp 20, a number of tiny pin holes as is expected with this issue, very impressive and rare; one of four reported sheets.rnProvenance: Ex Erhman Collection; ex Dr James Helme.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3551 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 20 c. dark rose-red, thin wove paper, first printing, complete sheet of fifty, unused, no gum, large to very large margins, exhibiting printing flaws/varieties which confirm the sheets genuiness, these being; 'break in oval under "C" of COLOMBIA' in all positions; inking flaw in-between positions 49-50; lithographic transfer flaw in position 8 "CO" of "CORREOS" joined; and white line running from under "U" of "UNIDOS" through coloured inner frame and through "S" of "CORREOS" at right on position 42; tear in base and into stamp 42, other small tears to parts of marginal, some creasing in places and a number of tiny pin holes as is common, most impressive piece, rare; one of five recorded examples of this impression.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3552 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. green, medium thick paper, second printing, marginal block of four, unused, with original gum, clear to large margins, fresh colour, slight soiling, scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 3553 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. green, thick paper, third printing, block of four, unused, with original gum, just clear to good margins, vivid printing, strong colour, very attractive, slight soiling, scarce and fine.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 3554 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. green, medium thick paper, second printing, bisect, used on small piece, tied by 'PANAMA' oval with wavy frame in black, a 'SAN FRANCISCO' datestamp receiver mark in red alongside, fine and rare example.rnProvenance: ex Dr Norman Hubbard; and ex José Luis Castillejo Collection.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 3555 Panama

    1878: Study of the Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. green, set-out upon three album pages, neatly written-up, comprising twenty-two used examples and seven unused showing various shades and thickness of paper, includes a page of eleven stamps cancelled by the 'CORREOS / PANAMA' blue oval with a variety of dates, a selection of manuscript cancels, also noted two with private sewing machine perforations, a mostly fine group, scarce.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3556 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 5 c. green, medium thick paper, second printing, complete sheet of fifty, with marginal surround, unused, fixed to backing card with some evidence of original gum to outer edges, light stains which do not detract from the visual appeal and two small tears and thin in bottom margin and base of 46th stamp, otherwise fine, rare; four complete sheets of the second printing are reported.rnProvenance: Ex Ehrman Collection; and ex Dr James Helme.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3557 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 10 c. blue, medium thick paper, second printing, top marginal block of six, unused, with original gum, vibrant crisp printing, wonderful colour, good to large margins, a very fine and scarce multiple.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3558 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 10 c. blues, diagonal bisect, used on a cover, from Colón to Panama, good to large margins, dated 27 March 1884, tied by manuscript pen cancel, to reverse a private cachet 'Jose A. Céspedes / COLON / Mar 27 1884' in blue, part of back flap missing and fault to front below stamp and part of top above adhesive with repair backing paper, otherwise fine, a rare use of a bisect on cover from Colón.rnProvenance: Ex Dr Norman Hubbard; and ex José Luis Castillejo Collection.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3559 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 10 c. blues, diagonal bisect, bottom marginal, used on a mourning cover, large to very large margins, strong colour, undated, tied by purple 'ESTADOS UNIDOS DE COLOMBIA / Estado Soberano de Panama / Direccion Gener. de Correos' oval, used within city of Panama, vertical filing crease centrally and some wear to edges, otherwise fine, a rare postmark on a bisect cover.rnProvenance: Ex Dr Norman Hubbard; and ex José Luis Castillejo Collection.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 3560 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 10 c. blue, bisect and 20 c. rose, quadrisect, used on small piece, tied by two strikes of the violet 'DIRECCION / GENERAL / CORREOS' undated circular, an unusal 10c franking made-up from these two values, rare. Additionally comes with two pieces franked with 10 c. bisect, one with pen cancel and the other with the violet 'DIRECCION / GENERAL / CORREOS' circular handstamp, a useful and valuable trio.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3561 Panama

    1878: Selection of Coat of Arms First Issue, 10 c. blues, set-out on three exhibition pages, comprising three covers with bisect stamps used within Panama and fourteen used stamps, range of pen cancel and 'CORREOS / PANAMA' blue oval, noted one with variety 'Dot under Centavos', a mostly fine group, scarce accumulation neatly presented.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 3562 Panama

    1878: Coast of Arms, Proof sheet with all four reprint values, comprising vertical strips of three of the; 5 c., 10 c., 20 c. and 50 c. all in green; this sheet printed from the intermediate stone where the impressions were transferred three at a time, all have particular characteristics which enable recognition of each value, minor soiling, otherwise very fine, extraordinarily fresh colour, a unique sheet.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3563 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms, 50 c. orange, medium thick paper, second stone, complete sheet of fifty, with marginal surround, unused, with orginal gum, a few thin patches to reverse, good colour. Additionally comes with a complete sheet from the second printing, unused, no gum, showing two varieties, does have two pin holes and a faint vertical crease to eighth row, otherwise fine. A scarce duo Scott = $2'600+ as unused singles.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3564 Panama

    1878: Coat of Arms First Issue, 50 c. orange-brown, medium thick paper, used, manuscript cancel, four good to large margins all round, rare used example. Cert. Bortfeldt (2010). Additionally comes with an album page study of the 50 c. value, comprising five unused examples, including a block of four and a vertical pair, condition in the main fine, some flaws and imperfections as might be expected, rare assembly neatly presented.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 3565 Panama

    1885: Stampless printed envelope, used from Panama to San Francisco, USA, dated 30 March 1885, during the civil war, after the first issue and before the 1887 issue, with fine strike of the 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in black and very fine strike of the 'SAN FRANCISCON PAID ALL' datestamp in red alongside dated 22 April, most attractive and rare example. Circulated three weeks after the beginning of the stampless war period.rnProvenance: Ex Dr James Helme Collection.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3566 Panama

    1885: Newspaper wrapper, used during the stampless war period, sent from Panama to Bremen, Germany, dated 20 April 1885, cancelled by 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex in black, printed address, very fine and rare; the only stampless newspaper wrapper recorded during this period.rnProvenance: Ex José Luis Castillejo.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3567 Panama

    1885: Pink Provisional registration label used on registered cover, from Panama to Bremen, Germany, dated 25 May 1885, numbered in manuscript '3116', with 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex alongside, the day slug inverted, also New York City registry label applied to top, numbered '98264', to reverse 'NEW YORK REG' DIV.' double-ring oval in black dated 3 June 1885 and a Bremen arrival dated 14 June 1885, small tear top and paper adhesion to part of back, otherwise very fine, extremely rare example with the combination of registration stamp and USA registration label on a stampless cover used during the war period sent to Europe. One of two recorded.rnRef: Copacarta, Survey of Covers Originating in Panama with US Registry Lables, by David Zemer.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 3568 Nicaragua

    1885: Stampless envelope, sent from León, Nicaragua to Bremen, Germany, dated on transit at Panama 6 June 1885, with light strike of the 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in black, to reverse printed backflap 'B COMDÜHR & Ca. / LEON / NICARAGUA', New York/Panama transit dated 15 June and Bremen arrival dated 27 June 1885,  has expert mark of Carl H. Langs to back (respected expert of German States); rare cover from the stampless civil war period. The only known originating outside Panama.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3569 Panama

    1887: Colombian Printed Official AR Registration envelope 'Bulletin de Vérification en Retour' for the Colón Office, from Aspinwall, Colón to Paris, France, dated 21 June 1887, manuscript number '958',  fine strike of the 'ASPINWALL PAQ.FR.D. No3' in blue and Paris in red to front dated 22 July and a Paris arrival in black to reverse, part of backflap missing and small part of top, otherwise fine, rare official registered mail by French paquebot. One of two known from Colón.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3570 Panama

    1887/1888: Map of Panama, The Natal Specimens, 1 c. black on green, 5 c. black on blue and 10 c. black on yellow, overprinted 'SPECIMEN.' in violet, attached to a small piece. These originate from the UPU and were used for comparison purposes between the stamps originally issued and the many reprints or favour printings. From the archives of the Natal Post Office 1888. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3571 Panama

    1887: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, stone 1, used on cover, from Panama to San Francisco, USA, dated 4 January 1888, tied by a black 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex, endorsed "Via New York", sent at the single foreign Printed Matter rate, the backflap of envelope unsealed, to the reverse a 'SAN FRANCISCO REC.' datestamp 22 January 1889, small tears top (reinforced by hinge) and left side and base, has a faint horizontal crease upper half and vertical crease to right side affecting adhesive although not immediately apparent, otherwise fine and attractive, rare; the earliest recorded use of a 1c and one of ten on cover reported.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3572 Panama

    1887: 1 c. black on green, five singles and a 5 c. black on blue, used on a cover, from Panama to New York, dated 4 February 1888, tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in black, New York Paid to reverse dated 13 February, four of the five stamps overhang top of envelop, two of which have faults at top, a rare combination. Both values are not common on cover there being single digit survival rates, especially rare franking; the only recorded 1 c. and 5 c. combination cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3573 Panama

    1887: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, used on printed matter wrapper, from Panama to Wiborg, Finland (now in modern day Russia), dated 24 January 1890, tied by a very clear strike of the 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex in black, adhesive has been rejoined along the overhanging part, although remains visually appealing, rare. One of ten reported 1 c. covers, nine of which are offered in this sale.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3574 Panama

    1887: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, horizontal bottom marginal strip of three, used on newspaper wrapper, from Panama to Hamburg, Germany, dated 21 October 1890, tied by a blue 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex, strip has the odd pulled perf. along top and a pre-fix vertical crease to first stamp which doesn't detract in anyway, rare; one of ten examples known; multiples being even scarcer and used on a printed matter wrapper especially rare.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3575 Panama

    1887: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, used on a Colombian 2 c. UPU Postal Stationery card, from Panama to St. Gallen, Switzerland, dated 10 October 1890, tied by a black 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex, with London (6 November), Locarno (7 November) transits and a St. Gallen arrival dated 8 November, fine and very rare; one of two known examples used on a Postal Stationery card and one of ten covers reported with the 1c.rn 
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3576 Panama

    1887: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, used on small envelope, from Panama to Vienna, Austria, dated 23 December 1890, tied by 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex in blue-black, with French Packet Mail octagon datestamp alongside; 'LIGNE D PAQ. FR. No. 3" in black; to reverse Wien and Alsergrund arrivals dated 23 January 1891, envelope stained diagonally and two short perfs. along base, otherwise fine and attractive, rare; one of ten recorded covers.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3577 Panama

    1889: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, stone 2, block of four (front) and block of six (reverse) used on cover, from Panama to Rotterdam, Netherlands, dated 16 October 1891, tied by a blue 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL PANAMA' duplex, on reverse a New York 'FOREIGN NY TRANSIT' mark dated 26 October 1891 and 'ROTTERDAM' arrival dated 5 November 1891 also tying the block of six, envelope is heavily stained to reverse, otherwise very fine and impressive, exceptionally rare; unique multiple configuration on cover and one of ten reported with the 1 c.; this being the largest recorded multiple.rnProvenance: Ex Dr. James Helme Collection.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3578 Panama

    1887: Group of 1 c. black on green stamps, including unused block of ten (2 x 5), which is the largest recorded multiple from stone 2; two unused blocks of four (stone 1 & 2 respectively), an unused vertical pair and a single both with the variety 'imperforate' (ex Helme) in margin (one horizontal the other vertical), also a used block of twenty (5 x4), the largest used multiple (ex Helme), condition is generally fine, although the odd fault and/or imperfection, a scarce and interesting selection. Additionally comes with nine used singles.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3579 Panama

    1888: Map of Panama, 2 c. black on pink, stone 1, complete sheet of ninety, unused, original gum, strong colour, fresh printing, exhibiting varieties; on position 3, 'OOLOMBIA'; on position 6, 'dot at left of 2'; on position 12, 'large dot at left of 2'; and on position 31, 'broken shoreline close to the I of PACIFICO'; some minor separation of perfs. in places reinforced with hinge, faults and imperfections as might be expected, overall fine, a rare and unique piece. The only known complete sheet of the 2 c. value and with exemplary philatelic pedigree. Additionally, a selection of nineteen stamps, including four blocks of four and a block of six all from Stone I.rnNote: José Luis Castillejo discovered this sheet in the collection of Captain Bass.rnProvenance: Ex Captain Bass; ex José Luis Castillejo; and ex Dr. James Helme.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3580 Panama

    1887/88: 1 c. black on green, block of four, 2 c. black on pink, a single and vertical pair, used on a cover front, Panama to Mantova, Italy, undated (1890), the pair and single with apparent faults, tied by indistinct cancel in black, two vertical filing creases one which runs through the pair and a horizontal crease not affecting stamps, rare combination of multiples; a unique front.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3581 Panama

    1887/88: Map of Panama, 1 c. black on green, 2 c. black on salmon and 5 c. black on blue, used on underpaid cover, from Colón to New York, dated 19 August 1889, tied by 'AGENCIA POSTAL NACIONAL COLON' duplex in red (additional strike to reverse), with the scarce 'T/COLON' in circle also in red alongside, two US charge marks in black 'U.S. CHARGE / TO / COLLECT' and '4 Cents', to the back a horizontal pair of US 2 c. postage dues tied by 'NEW YORK / PO' oval in black and a 'N.Y./C/1' datestamp 2 September 1889, envelope opened out for display purposes and small corner fault to 5c., otherwise very fine, extremely rare tri-colour combination cover and most attractive. The earliest reported use of the 'T/COLON' in circle; one of ten covers with the 1 c. and only two reported covers franked with the 2 c; unique combination. 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3582 Panama

    1887/88: 5 c. black on blued and 10 c. black on grey registration stamp (No. '14026'), used on Registered Telegraph envelope to Barranquilla, Colombia, docketed '4 grs.' in red crayon manuscript at lower left, tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex dated 27 December (year indistinct) in red, vertical and horizontal filing creases clear of stamps and registration stamp has fault at base, otherwise fine and attractive; rare.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3583 Panama

    Ingoing 1889: Austria 5 kr. red, postal stationery card, uprated with 3 kr., sent from Austria to Colón, redirected to Panama and returned via China, dated 27 May 1889, redirected initially to Panama with Colón transit in red dated 19 June, a Map of Panama 1878 5 c. black on blue applied and tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' dated 20 June 1889, redirected to the Austrian Consulate in Shanghai, sent via US with San Francisco transits dated 31 July and 3 August 1889 in black, a Shanghai local post in blue dated 30 August, then returned to sender with arrival back in Vienna dated 22 October 1889, small tear at base, otherwise in remarkable condition considering the five month world tour, a rare card.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3584 Panama

    Ingoing 1887: USA, 2 c. green, postal stationery envelope, sent from California to Panama, dated 12 October 1889, addressed to 'The Pacific Steam Ship Co.', cancelled by violet duplex, underpaid and received a New York tax mark of 15 c. in black to front, on arrival in Panama 5 c. black on blue tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex dated 30 October 1890, some slight toning and minor soiling, very appealing and rare; only example of this issue used as a postage due.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 3585 Panama

    1887: 5 c. black on blue and Colombia 2½ c. black, Retardo, horizontal pair, used on cover, from Panama to Saxony, Germany, dated 10 May 1890, tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in black, with 'LIGNED PAQ.FR.No.2' French packet datestamp in blue 21 May 1890 alongside, to reverse Pirna arrival 16 June 1890, cover damaged centrally which has been repaired, otherwise fine, a rare combination of Map of Panama and Colombia Late fee (5c) stamps.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3586 Panama

    1887: 5 c. black on blue, second stone printing, used on cover, from Panama to Colón, dated 16 February 1891, tied by blue 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex (additional strike to reverse), partial purple 'INTRODUCIDA TARDE' late fee handstamp with '5' manuscript below, together with 'NO RECLAMADA' black instructional, soiling, rare cover; the only known cover used for domestic mail with these two marks and the earliest use of the 5 c. for the domestic rate.rnProvenance: Ex Dr James Helme Collection.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3587 Panama

    1887/88: 5 c. black on blued, vertical pair, stone 2 and Colombian 10 c. red registration stamp (F10), No. '3760', used on registered cover, from Panama to Kingston, Jamaica, dated 6 August 1891, the pair tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in blue, the registration label tied by a 'JAMAICA REGISTERED' oval in black dated 9 August 1891, cover reduced at right and vertical filing crease centrally well clear of adhesives, a rare example with Colombian registration label.   rnProvenance: Ex F. W. Lange Collection
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 3588 Panama

    1878: Three covers, each franked with two first issue Map of Panama 5 c. black on blue, all used from Colón; one to Germany (ex F. W. Lange collection) and two to New York; includes the earliest reported use of this value from Colon (16 October 1888), comes with seven used singles in various shades and postmarks, neatly presented upon album pages, a rare selection; there being just three covers recorded from Colón.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 3589 Panama

    1878: Collection of First issue Map of Panama 5 c. black on blue, comprising five covers and a selection of stamps, including unused blocks of fifty, twenty five, eight and two blocks of four, as well as a number of used singles; among the covers noted; 1889 registered cover with horizontal pair used in combination with Panama 10 c. registration stamp and a New York registered label sent to Germany; also two covers with two singles; all presented as a study of the stones and neatly written-up on exhibition pages, condition mixed in places although several fine to very fine, a scarce assembly.rn 
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3590 Panama

    1887: 10 c. black on yellow, stone 2, used on French canal stationery cover, from Colón to Lille, France, dated 14 December 1887, printed stationery 'CANAL INTEROCÉANIQUE DE PANAMA / VERSANT DU PACIFIQUE / Enterprise BARATOUX, LETELLIER & Cie', tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / COLON' duplex in blue, blue 'PARIS ETRANGER' dated 2 January 1888 alongside, to reverse 'FOREIGN NY TRANSIT' dated 29 December 1887 and Lille arrival dated 3 January 1888, light vertical crease well clear of the adhesive, soiled, rare. Earliest recorded use of this issue in Colón and very rare complete envelope from French Canal used with Panama postage.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 3591 Panama

    1887: 10 c. black on yellow, stone 1, used on French canal stationery cover front, from Colón to Paris, dated 3 April 1888, printed stationery 'CANAL INTEROCÉANIQUE DE PANAMA', tied by French Packet mail octaganol 'LIGNE A PAQ. FR No.1', an additional strike alongside which is overlaid by blue 'PARIS ETRANGER' dated 26 June 1888, top right corner clipped which has been backed, vertical crease centrally not affecting adhesive, very rare French Canal stationery used with Panama postage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3592 Panama

    1887: 10 c. black on yellow and 20 c. black on lilac, used in combination on cover, from Panama to New York, dated 30 May 188(8), tied by a Panama duplex in black, to the reverse a New York paid double-circle dated 6 June, small fault lower right corner of envelope, apparent stain from the adhesive of no consequence, otherwise fine and very rare combination cover; unique.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3593 Panama

    1887:10 c. black and yellow, used on cover, from Paraiso to Le Mans, France, dated 8 November 1888, with rare 'PARAISO CANAL DE PANAMA' datestamp in red-black, adhesive tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / COLON' duplex in blue dated 9 November 1888, 'CALAIS A PARIS E' transit alongside dated 10 December 1888, to reverse an arrival dated 10 December 1888, dulled perfs. to lower right, backflap missing and small repaired tear top not affecting the stamp, very rare use (postmark) from a small provincial town north of the Panama Canal; unique.rnProvenance: Ex James de Voss Collection.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 3594 Panama

    1887: 10 c. black on yellow, stone 1, horizontal pair and a single, used on a registered cover, from Panama to Nice, France, dated 24 November 1889, tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in black, used with a 10 c. black on grey registration stamp, to the back a 'NEW YORK N.Y. REG'Y. DIV.' dated 4 December, Paris transit (14 December) and Nice arrival dated 15 December 1889, opening tears at base have been sealed, a fine and rare example of the triple rate plus 10 c. registration.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 3595 Panama

    1887: 10 c. black on yellow, stone 1, used on a registered cover, from Colón to Hamburg, Germany, dated 4 June 1891, tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / COLON' duplex in black, 10 c. black on grey registration stamp used in combination with New York registered label, to the back a 'NEW YORK N.Y. REG'Y. DIV.' dated 15 June 1891 oval in black alongside a Hamburg arrival dated 26 June 1891, a fine and rare cover; there being a handful of 10 c. grey registrations stamps used with the 10 c. value.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3596 Panama

    1887: 10 c. black and yellow, stone 3, used on cover, from Panama to Montevideo, Uruguay, dated 24 April 1891, tied by blue 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex, printed commercial envelope 'JOSÉ C. MONTEVERDE', small tear top, some soiling although does not detract, very rare destination, fine cover.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 3597 Panama

    Provisional overprint 1887: 5 c. in violet on 10 c. black on yellow, horizontal pair, and 10 c. black on yellow, used on printed commercial envelope, from Panama to New York, dated 15 November 1888, endorsed "Per S.S. City of Para", tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in blue, New York Paid double-circle to reverse dated 24 November, perforations across top of pair are clipped or dulled, central vertical filing crease clear of stamps and soiled, otherwise fine and rare. One of two reported with the 5 c. Provisional violet overprint.rnNote: These Provisional overprints, applied with a rubber stamp in violet ink, may have been a solution to a brief shortage of 20c and or 5c postage, performed by a district postmaster without official authorisation. A cover from the same correspondence franked with a 20c dated 16 October 1888 is the earliest known use of this value. This may suggest that this first delivery of 20c value was used between these two dates.rnProvenance: Ex F. W. Lange Collection.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 3598 Panama

    1887: Provisional 5 c. overprint in violet on 10 c. black on yellow, horizontal pair, and 10 c. black on yellow, used on printed commercial envelope, from Panama to New York, dated 15 November 1888, endorsed "Per S.S. City of Para", tied by 'AGENCIA CORREOS NACIONAL / PANAMA' duplex in blue, New York Paid double-circle to reverse dated 24 November, vertical filing crease to left side well clear of the adhesives, otherwise fine and rare. One of two reported with the 5 c. Provisional violet overprint. rnNote: These provisional overprints, applied with a rubber stamp in violet ink, may have been a solution to a brief shortage of 20c and or 5c postage, performed by a district postmaster without official authorisation. A cover from the same correspondence franked with a 20c dated 16 October 1888 is the earliest known use of this value. This may suggest that this first delivery of 20c value to the post office in question was used up in its entirety between 16 October and 15 November 1888.rnProvenance: Ex Dr James Helme Collection; ex Dr Norman Hubbard; and ex José Luis Castillejo Collection.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 3599 Panama

    Colombia used in Combination with First Map Issue 1878: Group of three Panama / Colombia postage combination pieces, comprising two franked with the Map of Panama 1878 10 c. black on yellow used with 1883 Colombia 20 c. violet lilac, tied by Panama postmarks, being the only two reported mixed frankings originating from Panama and one piece with 1878 10 c. black on yellow used in combination with a Colombia 1883 1 p. claret, horizontal pair tied by a Colón datestamp, which is the only mixed franking originating from Colón recorded. Fine and rare trio. 
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3600 Panama

    1887: Collection of covers and stamps featuring the Map of Panama first issue 10 c. black on yellow, comprising fourteen covers; a magnificent complete unused sheet of ninety from stone 3 (one of four known); fine used singles and a used horizontal pair; includes; an 1888 cover from Panama to Pikesville, US franked with a horizontal pair and one single (ex F. W. Lange collection); thirteen covers with single frankings to various destinations, such as Sweden, France, USA, noted US Consulate General cachet on envelope sent from Panama to US and a number of printed commercial envelopes, condition mostly fine, a rare accumulation and a valuable lot rarely seen in this quantity.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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