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Lot# 1117 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 1117 Venezuela

    Blockade of Venezuela 1903: Cover front to England endorsed "Stamps not obtainable" and "HMS Tribune, Blockading La Guayra" in manuscript (Jan 6), with circular "T" marking and "Port of Spain / Trinidad" despatch cds (Jan 15). Taxed at 2 d. due to pay upon receipt in Harwich.rnNote: A rare surviving item - Great Britain, along with Germany and Italy pressed for reclamations from Venezuela during revolutionary circumstances in 1902. When an ultimatum (Dec 7, 1902) was ignored, the three countries instituted a blockade of Venezuelan ports on December 20, 1902. After pressure from the USA the claims went to arbitration on 21 February 1903.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF