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Lot# 187 - Auction 257-264

  • Lot# : 187 Peru

    Pacific War 1880: 1 c. green and 5 c. ultramarine in a vertical pair, optd. 'UPU / Plata / Peru' in red, used on 7 May 1881 cover to Matrei, Austria endorsed 'Via Panama per mala alemana', with complete original contents written in German, mailed with oval framed POZUZO despatch in black, the adhesives tied in transit by "PASCO / PRAL." datestamps (Aug 9). Reverse with 'Lima / Pral' cds (Aug 12), London cds in red (Sept 19) and unclear arrival cds. Some wear as to be expected with Wartime conditions but a remarkable and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF