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Dominican Republic
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4075 image1877 (Jan 4): Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 146, a horizontal strip of four used on 1877 entire letter from Santiago and struck with FRANCO handstamp in black (internal rate of 1 real), forwarded by "GUEBRA HERMANOS / PUERTO PLATA" with blue oval cachet, tied by two fine strikes of the "C86" obliterator in black. "PORTO-PLATA / PAID" datestamp in red below (Jan 9) and reverse with 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Jan 15) in black. A rare and very fine entire. The pendant cover with the same 4x1d. franking from the same correspondance but used the days earlier on 6 January 1877 was in the Dale-Lichtenstein collection (1969). Cert. Todd AIEP (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4076 image1879 (Dec 11): Dominican Republic 1879 ½ r. violet on bluish paper, two examples (Scott 33) tied by barred circular handstamps, used on 1879 cover from Puerto Plata to Genova in combination with Great Britain 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 199, a single example and 1876 2½ d. rosy-mauve pl. 14 in a horizontal strip of five lettered OC-OG, this last with trimmed perfs. at right, tied by three strikes of small "C86." obliterator in black; the adhesives applied over two strikes of circular "PORTO-PLATA / PAID" datestamp in red (Dec 11). Reverse with London transit cds (Dec 29) in red and Genova arrival cds. Illustrated in "British Mail in Santo Domingo" by Danilo Mueses, Juan M. Prida & Gregory Todd on page 156. A splendid and rare cover, the sole recorded with the Dominican 1879 issue. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Edward Tresoldi Granger, Harmers, London, 26-27 Jan 1959, lot 339; Harmers, London, July 1990, lot 578.rnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Europe

Martinique
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4077 imageSecond British Occupation 1799 (March 20): Entire letter from Capt. H. Ferguson headed 'Martinico' to Charles Cox in London, struck on reverse with brilliant strike of two line dated "FORT ROYAL / MAY 26. 99" handstamp in black (Jamet type 1). Rated '1/8d.' to pay in manuscript this entire appears to be the duplicate letter to the ex Robert G. Stone and Brian Brooks entire (lot 2077) with contents "I understand it is settled now that the 'Vengeance' is to take the Convoy that's ordered to be ready to sail from St. Kitts on the 5th May....Mr. Macnamara is agent for the Vengeance proportion for the prizes for Trinidad, he is now in London and if he has received the Prize Money from Messrs. Higgins & Coleman...". An even better strike of this rare marking than the Stone / Brooks cover. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4078 imageFourth French Occupation 1814 (Dec 7): Entire letter from St. Pierre, Martinique to Bordeaux, mailed a week after the re-occupation began, endorsed 'Par le sloop L'Africain de Bordeaux' at top, struck with fine straight line "MARTINIQUE." in red (Jamet type 9) with fine entry marking "COL. PAR / AURAY" in black and rated '15' dêcimes to pay on arrival (docketed Feb 14,1815). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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French Colonies

Guadeloupe
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4079 imageBritish Packet Agency 1853 (July 18): Entire letter from Basseterre, Guadeloupe to a Marine Lieutenant in Cayenne, prepaid '4' (pence) in manuscript and struck with brilliant impression of the "♚ / PAID / AT / GUADELOUPE" handstamp in black on front, the cover displaying well with equally superb double arc "GUADELOUPE" datestamp (July 19) on reverse in black. Faint 'Demerara' transit cds (July 25) alongside. Charming and rare Gi = £ 2'250. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4080 image1871/72: French Colonies General Issues 30 c. brown pair (Yvert 9) with clear to large margins all round used on 1872 cover to USA paying the internal postage, endorsed 'via St. Thomas' tied by lozenge of dots with Pointeà Pitre cds in black. British P.O. GUADELOUPE / PAID in red on front (Dec 11) and reverse with fine circular GUADELOUPE cds in red. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge datestamp in black (Dec 20) also on obverse of an attractive cover. Envelope slightly trimmed at left but scarce and most attractive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Overseas

Haiti
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4081 image1841 (July 6): Entire letter written from Cap Haitien to Glasgow, Scotland endorsed 'p.Packet' at left, struck on arrival in Falmouth with the finest recorded example of the framed "S. DOMINGO." handstamp applied in green, the reverse with framed 'Glasgow' datestamp of receipt (Aug 4) in black. In October 1840 mail from Cuba and the Isle of St. Domingo (Hispaniola) ceased to be carried by the Mexican Packet but was transferred to the Leeward Islands service. An outstanding and rare entire.rnNote: The long contents read in part "had I known what I do now St. Domingo would never have seen my face, not that I dislike the Country, but I most thoroughly abhor the people...They have a great deal of senseless pride about them...Consequently there is a great deal of underhand work going on...To speak the candid truth I am sick of Cape Hayti...I have often though there is a particular curse that hangs, if not over this town, at least over the Island...it was from here that the party was sent that surprised Toussaint L'Ouverture and carried him to France, a man, black though he was, that would have done honour to any country. It was in this town that the last of the Frenchmen in this part of the Island were butchered in cold blood by the Haytian Emperor Desalines after guaranteeing their safety..". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4082 imageBritish Postal Agency 1849 (March 7): Entire letter from Gonaives to Port au Prince endorsed 'pr. Poste', struck with very fine strike of double arc "GONAIVES" datestamp (March 8) struck in brownish-black. Slight aging to entire but a very early usage of this rare datestamp. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4083 imageBritish Postal Agency 1854 (March 17): Entire letter from Miragoane to Port au Prince struck with very fine strike of double arc "MIRAGOANE" datestamp (March 18 inserted in manuscript and '1854 / O' below) struck in brownish-black. The front panel with crease and climactically toned, however this is the sole recorded example of this postmark. Illustrated in Parmenter & Gordon on page 5/23. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 856; Collection Andre Bollen, Harmers, London, 22 Sept 1993, lot 716. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4084 imageBritish Postal Agency 1861 (June 14): Entire letter from St. Marc to Port au Prince endorsed 'Poste', struck with fine strike of double arc "ST. MARC" datestamp (June 15) struck in black. Slight aging to entire but a very late usage of this rare datestamp.rnProvenance: Collection 'Hispanola', Phillips, London, 27 April 1987, lot 82. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4085 image1879 (Dec 25): Christmas Day cover from Jacmel to Le Havre, France struck with superb 'JACMEL / UNPAID' datestamp in black (Dec 25), mailed via London (Jan 13) where struck with "T / 1-10" in blue, taxed on arrival via Calais with handstruck '16' dêcimes charge mark in black. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4086 image1877 (Nov 22): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red two singles pl. 5 and 10, a vertical pair and a block of four pl. 12, used on front and back of 1877 entire letter from Aux Cayes to St. Thomas, cancelled in Jacmel with three strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds on front in red (Nov 25) and reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds in black (Nov 28). Carried at the inter-island 4 d. rate, a scarce and most attractive usage. Cert. BPA (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4087 image1884 (Feb): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 15 used with 1880 1 d. venetian red in a horizontal strip of eight (JA-JH) and a single and strip of four (JI-JL) on reverse on 1884 cover from Jacmel to Paris, all cancelled by seven strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black. London transit cds (March 1) in red on reverse and 'Calaisà Paris' cds on front of the following day. The cover sensibly opened for display with one 1 d. with faults, nevertheless a most unusual (and unique) make-up of the single rate.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 309; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 872; Collection G.C. Dyer, Christie's, London, 14 Nov 1984, lot 2382; Collection 'Hispanola', Phillips, London, 27 April 1987, lot 115. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4088 image1879 (Sept 25): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 217 in a vertical pair used with 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 15 on 1879 entire letter from Jacmel to St. Thomas carried at the inter-island rate, tied by two strikes of the "C59" obliterator, with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds (Sept 25) unusually struck in black below. Reverse with Danish P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (Sept 28) in black. A fine and very unusual entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4089 image1879 (Nov 9): Great Britain 1870 1½ d. lake-red pl. 3, two single examples, a vertical pair and an irregular block of five, all used on 1879 cover from Jacmel to Le Havre endorsed 'via Southampton' tied by five strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black with 'Jacmel / Paid' cds adjacent (Nov 9). London arrival cds in red (Dec 2). The cover sensibly refolded for exhibit display and whilst the adhesives have one or two imperfections, this is a very scarce and attractive make up of the single rate.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale-Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969, lot 310; Collection Andrê Bollen, DF, Zurich, 29-30 March 1984, lot 11661. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4090 image1880 (Oct 25): Great Britain 1870 1 ½ d. lake-red pl. 3 and 1858/69 2d. blue pl. 13 in a vertical strip of sic lettered MF/RF, used on 1880 cover from Jacmel to Paris all cancelled by five fair strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black. "Jacmel / Paid" datestamp in red at right (Oct 25). Reverse with London (Nov 10) transit in red and Paris arrivals. An extraordinary make-up of the single rate and the sole example recorded of this franking. Cert. BPA (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4091 image1880 (Nov 25): Great Britain 1870 1½ d. lake red pl. 3 used with 1880 4 d. grey-brown pl. 17, wmk. Crown on 1880 cover to from Jacmel to Genova, Italy tied by two strikes of the "C59" obliterator in black. 'Jacmel / Paid' datestamp in red at lower left (Nov 25) and reverse with Genova arrival cds (Dec 17) in black. File fold between the adhesives, a charming and extremely scarce franking.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL, London 31 July - 1 Aug. 1940, lot 478; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 854. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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4092 image1880 (June 25): Great Britain 1 ½ d. lake-red pl. 3 (rounded corner) and 1873 1 s. green pl. 13 used on 1880 cover from Jacmel to Paris endorsed 'Par le Corrier Anglais', well tied by "C59" obliterator in black. "Jacmel / Paid" datestamp adjacent in red (June 25). Reverse with London transit cds in red and Paris arrival (July 14) in black. Scarce and very fine cover. Cert. BPA (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4093 image1868 (Dec 10): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 9, a single example used on 1868 entire letter from Jacmel to St. Thomas at the inter-island rate tied by bold "C59" obliterator in black with unusual usage of "PAID / AT / JACMEL" in red alongside. Blurred ´Jacmel´ cds in black on reverse with British P.O: ´St. Thomas´ cds of arrival (Dec 14). The entire with minor tropicalisation faults but a rare usage. Cert. BPA 2020.rnProvenance: Collection ´Windsor´, Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 574; Collection John Saylor, Harmers, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 2046. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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4094 image1877 (June 22): Great Britain 1877 4 d. sage-green pl. 15, neatly tied to 1877 entire letter from Jacmel to St. Thomas at inter-island rate by "C59" obliterator in black. 'Jacmel / Paid' cds adjacent (June 25) in red and reverse with British P.O. 'St. Thomas' arrival cds (June 28) in black. A very fine and rare entire. Opinion Holcombe (1989).rnProvenance: Corinphila, Zurich, sale 80, March 1990, lot 5822. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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