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Lot# 186 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 186 Peru

    Pacific War 1880c. Envelope probably mailed from Mollendo, addressed to Valparaiso and struck with fine framed FRANCA in black denoting concessionary free rate, applied over fancy circular "CORBETA CHACABUCO / Anchor / CHILE / HONOR Y PATRIA" in violet. Top flap missing, small imperfections and aging at edges of envelope but rare.rnrnNote: The Chilean corvette Chacabuco was a late 19th-century ship of the Chilean Navy. Commanded by Enrique Simpson in the early 1870s, the ship participated in the exploration of the fjords and archipelagoes of Aysén Region in northern Patagonia. In 1876 'Chacabuco' transported the Governor of Magallanes Diego Dublé Almeyda to the Falkland Islands bringing back sheep, thus initiating the Patagonian sheep farming boom of the late 19th century. From 1879 onwards the corvette fought in the War of the Pacific.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF