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Puerto Rico continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4115 image1872 (Sept 12): Great Britain 1867 10 d. red-brown, a horizontal pair in a deep shade, used on 1872 double rate entire letter from San Juan to Barcelona, Spain tied by bold strike of the "C61" obliterator in black. Fair 'Porto-Rico / Paid' cds below (Sept 12) in red and 'London / Paid' transit cds (Sept 28) with oval 'PD' in red. Manuscript '4' in red crayon on front, some aging around perfs. but a most attractive and rare entire. Cert. Sismondo (2005).rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 1017; Collection "Windsor", Harmers, New York, 28 Oct 1983, lot 676; Collection Gaspar Roca, Harmers, New York, 21 March 2006, lot 534. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4116 image1873 (July 26): Great Britain 1867 10 d. red-brown, a horizontal strip of three in a deep shade, used on 1873 entire letter at triple rate from San Juan to Cadiz, Spain tied by two strikes of the "C61" obliterator in black. Light 'Porto-Rico / Paid' cds below (July 26) in red and 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (Sept 28) with oval 'PD'. Manuscript '4' in red crayon on front, reverse with Madrid transit and Cadiz arrival cds (Aug 18). A most attractive and very rare entire.rnProvenance: Collection Jefferson, James, Norwich, 8 May 1980, lot 650; Christies, London, 13 March 1990, lot 1946. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4117 image1875 (June 30): Cover from St. Thomas to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, struck with Jürgens & Co. cachet at left, the original mailing made at the Danish Post Office with ST. THOMAS datestamp (July 1) in black, carried on Steamer 'Maracaibo' and franked by top marginal HAPAG 1875 10 c. black, blue-green & yellow cancelled by target handstamp in black. On arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico the steamer endorsement altered to the 'Mersey' and the letter prepaid with Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 14 boldly tied by "C61" obliterator in black with 'Porto Rico' cds below (July 4) and thence to Puerto Plata (internal docketing of receipt July 7). Small imperfections of no significance, an extraordinary combination usage of the utmost rarity. Signed A. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection Julius Steindler, RL, Basel, 14 March 1972, lot 555; DF, Zurich, 16-22 Oct 1983, lot 32608. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF20,000.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Colombia
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4118 image1851 (June 17): Entire letter from Buenaventua to Panama, addressed to Tomas de Mosquera, President of Colombia 1842-1845, struck on reverse with double arc "BUENAVENTURA" datestamp in blue (June 17, year date with '1581' error), sent unpaid with embossed 'Eagle' cachet showing on front panel. Unusual and probably treated as Official mail, the Buenaventura Postal Agency marking is extremely scarce - the Office was only open from 21 January 1850 until 25 October 1851 with just three examples of this datestamp recorded. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4119 image1878 (March 3): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. rose-red pl. 12, 1864 1 d. red pl. 199 and 1874 6 d. grey pl. 15 in a horizontal pair used on 1878 cover from Cartagena to Lyon, France tied by two fine strikes of the "C56" obliterator in black. Single ring 'Cartagena' cds (March 3, code A) at left somewhat overstruck by 'London / Paid' cds in red (April 1). Reverse with Lyon arrival cds (April 3). File fold just away from the adhesives and minor imperfections but an attractive and scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4120 image1869 (Jan 31): Great Britain 1857 1 d. red pl. 63 (Gi C10) in a strip of three, 1858/69 2 d. blue pl. 9 and 1865 3 d. rose pl. 4 all used on 1869 entire letter from Cartagena to Le Havre, France tied by "C56" obliterators in black. 'London / Paid' transit cds (March 2) and circular 'PD' in red on front, reverse with Havre arrival cds of the following day. Some aging around the 2 d., however a delightful and rare three colour franking. Cert. BPA (2020). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4121 image1872: Covers (2) from Carthagena to New York, each readdressed on arrival to Spingfield, Illinois, one franked by single Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 8 tied by "C65" obliterator (error for "C56") and by COLON datestamp (Sept 2),reverse with CARTHAGENA cds (Sept 1) in black and charged due with "N.Y. Steamship / 10" on arrival, the second cover at double rate with Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 8 defective horizontal pair tied by "C65" obliterator (error for "C56"), reverse with CARTHAGENA cds (July 2) in black and charged due with "N.Y. Steamship / 20" on arrival. Both covers restored but of exceptional rarity. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4122 image1873 (Jan 6): USA 10 c. brown on yellow postal stationery envelope endorsed at left "Ship's Letter / USS Kansas", mailed from Colon to West Meriden, CT, USA and additionally franked by Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12 tied by fine strike of "E88" obliterator in black with single ring "Colon" cds alongside (Jan 6). Interestingly, the 10 c. envelope has been accepted as paying the incoming Ship Letter charge of 10 cents and is struck with 'N. York' datestamp in red on arrival. Slight trim at right but a remarkable and extremely rare combination usage.rnProvenance: Stanley Gibbons, London, 24 Oct 1985, lot 1115; Collection Luca Biolato, Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 28 Nov 2000, lot 534. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4123 image1872 (Dec 31): Cover from Paris to Vera Cruz, Mexico endorsed 'voie de Southampton' franked by France 1870 Siège 40 c. orange, discoloured and 1871/75 80 c. carmine vertical pair tied by Paris Stars '22' in black with Rue Taitbout despatch below (Dec 31) and also tied by 'London / Paid' transit cds in red (Jan 1, 1873). British P.O. 'ST. THOMAS' transit cds in black (Feb 13) on front and reverse; wrongly bagged and sent to Colon in error with COLON cds (Jan 26) in black and rare "MISSENT TO COLON" handstamp in black. One flap missing and some aging but very rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4124 image1865 (Aug 22): Entire letter from Barranquilla carried privately to Santa Martha and thence to New York, struck with superb "SANTA MARTHA / PAID" datestamp struck in red with manuscript prepayment '4' (pence) in red crayon at left. Reverse with single ring 'Colon' transit (Sept 3, code A) in black. Struck on arrival with circular '10' incoming Ship Letter charge marking in black. A choice entire in the foremost quality (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4125 image1867 (Dec 28): Cover from Barranquilla to New York, carried privately to Santa Martha where struck with oval framed Forwarding Agent cachet "Encaminada / Por / C. Hader Simmonds / Santa-Marta" cachet in blue; mailed with Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 8, some trimmed perfs., tied by "C62" obliterator in black. Reverse with British P.O. single ring 'Santa Martha' cds (Dec 31) and 'Colon' cds (Jan 3, 1868) both in black. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge marking (Jan 22) on front. A most attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4126 image1872 (Sept 29): Great Britain 1867 1 s. green pl. 5 used on 1872 cover from Barranquilla to the German Consul in St. Thomas tied by fine strike of "F69" obliterator in black with single ring SAVANILLA cds (Oct 1, code A) alongside. Single ring COLON transit below (Oct 4) and reverse with 'St. Thomas' cds of receipt (Oct 14) in black. A choice and extremely scarce cover.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 17-18 Feb 1969; Collection Phil Kenton, Harmers, Zurich, 17 Nov 2005, lot 1061. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
Panama
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
4127 image1875 (Nov 19): Great Britain 1870 ½ d. pl. 15, 1864 1 d. red pl. 159 and 1874 6 d. grey pl. 14 in a horizontal pair, used on 1875 cover from Panama to Mons, Belgium tied by three strikes of the "C35" obliterator and by 'London / Paid' transit cds (Dec 14) in red. Single ring PANAMA cds below (Nov 19). Reverse with Mons arrival cds (Dec 15). File fold well away from the adhesives, a scarce cover to an unusual destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4128 image1878 (Oct 6): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 191, a horizontal pair used on Sailor's Concessionary rate cover from Panama to Plymouth, endorsed from one J. Frost, a Stoker on board "HMS Pelican", tied by "PANAMA / C35" duplex (Oct 6) in black. Reverse with Plymouth arrival cds (Oct 28). One adhesive with rounded corner and the envelope aged but an extremely rare concessionary usage - rate of 1 d. for Panama transit charge and 1 d. for Sailor's rate of which only two similar covers are recorded by us.rnProvenance: Collection Charles A. Warren, Harmers, London 11-13 Nov 1974, lot 739; Collection Andrê Bollen, Köhler, Wiesbaden, 8 Feb 1983, lot 598; David Feldman Private Treaty List, Ameripex 1986. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4129 image1866 (June): Great Britain 1864 1 d. red pl. 85, the astonishing use of thirty-seven examples including strips of five and seven and a block of eight on the famous 1866 triple rate cover to Detmold, Germany all tied in transit at Panama by twenty-two strikes of the "C35" obliterator in black with three line PANAMA / TRANSIT (June 3) on front panel. 'London / Paid' transit cds (June 27) and both circular and oval 'PD' in red, circular 'Aus England per Aachen / Franco' in blue (June 28) and Detmold arrival cds in black on reverse. Illustrated in the Robson Lowe Encyclopaedia , Volume V on page 714. Opened for display and faults to six adhesives but a truly spectacular cover.rnProvenance: Collections Bedford / Hopkins, RL, London, 15 Dec 1948, lot 45; Collection Bremner, RL, London, 23 Nov 1949, lot 59; Collection McGowan, RL, London, 26 July 1950, lot 368; Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 30 Oct 1963, lot 621. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF4,800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4130 image1868 (Nov 25): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 9, a used horizontal pair on 1868 cover from Panama to Cartagena, USA tied by fine strike of the "C35" obliterator. COLON British P.O. transit cds adjacent (Nov 25) with old pre-philatelic handstruck '1' (reales) below. Manuscript at top left "Enclosing letter of H.S. Rec'd Dec 10/68". An attractive and scarce usage. Signed Calves.rnProvenance: Collection John Saylor, Harmers, New York, 21 May 1987, lot 2137; Collection Phil Kenton, Harmers, Zurich, 17 Nov 2005, lot 1054. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4131 image1876 (June 15): Great Britain 1874 6 d. grey pl. 14, two single examples and a horizontal pair, used on double rate cover from Panama to Newark, England tied by two fine strikes of the "C35" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'Newark' arrival (July 20) in black. Minor imperfections but a most attractive and rare franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4132 image1876 (Nov 28): Imprinted 'United States Consulate' cover with manuscript "Callao, November 28th 1876" below, prepaid as a triple rate combination cover to Greenboro', Georgia, USA with Great Britain 1874 6 d. grey pl. 15, three examples all tied by two strikes of "C35" obliterators with PANAMA cds alongside (Dec 5) and United States 1875 Taylor 5 c. blue, three examples applied on despatch or by the American Consul in Panama, tied by "New York / Steamship" datestamps (Dec 15) in black and thus defraying the Steamship charge due from addressee. Small imperfections but an extremely rare combination usage.rnProvenance: Collection E.E.Yates, RL, London 31 July - 1 Aug. 1940; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 940. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,500.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4133 image1868 (Oct 17): Cubierta Columbian Official printed Registration form docketed at Bogotá, on reverse of album page size registered cover annotated from the Director General of Posts in Colombia and mailed to the Director General of Posts in Montevideo, Uruguay; franked by Great Britain 1865 1 s. green pl. 4 (two examples) and single 1867 2 s. blue tied by "C35" Panama obliterators with PANAMA cds in black at right (Dec) and thence with 'London / Paid' transit cds (Dec 28) in red. Inside the cover is a list of the stamps in sheets enclosed (Feb 10, 1869). Some aging and faults due to two Transatlantic crossings but a quite extraordinary item of Postal History. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM
4134 image1878 (April 21): Great Britain 1873 1 s. green pl. 13, used on cover from "HMS Shah" (printed on reverse with Flag) endorsed 'via Panama' to Forfar, Scotland tied in transit at Panama by "PANAMA / C35" duplex (April 21). Redirected to London upon arrival (May 15) with 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 187 tied by 'Forfar /144' duplex on the same day. Forfar and London datestamps on reverse. Some closed opening tears do not detract from the appearance of an unusual cover.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Jacob von Uexkull, DF, Zurich, 19 Nov 1997, lot 20997. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-08, 11:59 PM

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