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Lot# 185 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 185 Peru

    Pacific War 1877: Chile 10 c. blue and 1878 50 c. lilac in an imprint horizontal pair, used on 1883 cover to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome cancelled during the Occupation of Lima by 'Lima / Principal' cds's (Oct 30) in black. Circular Italian Legation in Lima cachet in green below and reverse with superb (Consegna type) "LIMA / 4 OTT 83 / CONSOL D'ITALIA" cachet in green alongside Rome arrival cds (Nov 8). Edge wear to the linen envelope and some aging around roulettes but a splendid and rare Occupation franking.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF