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Brasil continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5004 imageNorth Line 1802 (May 15): Entire letter from Maranhão to Lisbon endorsed "Navio Primavera" at left, rated '80' reis in manuscript and struck with superb "MARANHAO" despatch handstamp in black (RHM P-MA-03). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 31. A fine and scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5005 imageNorth Line 1803 (July 7): Entire letter from Bahia to Guimarães, Portugal endorsed "Galera Libra" and rated '80' reis in manuscript, struck with straight line "CORREYO DA BA" despatch handstamp in green (RHM P-BA-01). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 31. A fine strike of this scarce marking, the first postal marking of Bahia, on a most attractive entire.rnProvenance: 'Prefilatelia de Brasil', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 14 Feb 1995, lot 407. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Brit. Colonies

India
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5006 imageSouth Line 1811 (April 30): Entire letter written at Goa, Portuguese India to Lisbon, Portugal endorsed "Pello Navio Europa", the entire travelled via Cape Town and thence across the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro, where delivered to the Brazilian Post Office and struck with superb "Rº. DEJANRº" struck in red-brown. Thence carried via the Portuguese South Line to Lisbon where charged '80' reis due in manuscript and on to Lixa. Internal docketing of receipt (Oct 15). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 30. A splendid entire in wonderful quality considering the journey - the earliest recorded cover from India to South America.rnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF7,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Brasil
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5007 imageNorth Line 1812 (Oct 22): Entire letter from Pará to Lisbon, Portugal endorsed "pela Galera Prazeres e Alegria" and rated '80' reis in manuscript, struck with straight line "PARÁ" despatch handstamp in brown (RHM PA-02). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 31 and in 'Prefilatelia Portuguesa' by Luis Brito de Frazão RDP on page 62. A fine if slightly over-inked strike of this scarce marking, the first postal marking of Pará. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5008 image1815 (March 31): Entire letter from London to Rio de Janeiro endorsed "(single)" at lower left (single sheet, ¼ ounce) and struck superbly on flap by circular "POST PAID WITHDRAWN SHIP LETTER / LIVERPOOL / ♚ / 31 MR 31 / 1815" in red (Robertson P.P.W.1) and manuscript rate prepaid "P 1/2d." on front panel in red ink. Internal docketing of receipt (May 27) and charged on arrival "M 120" in manuscript (Merchant, 120 reis). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 32. Extremely fine and very rare.rnNote: This marking, in use between from Sptember 17, 1814 until July 11, 1815 only, was applied over the flap of outgoing letters from Great Britain denoting that they were not liable to confiscation by Customs Officials. A copy of the Alan W. Robertson page discussing this datestamp is attached with the lot. Only Liverpool struck the datestamp in red. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,900.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5009 imageMail carried by British Ships 1813 (Jan 19): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey, landed at Devonport and struck with superb oval framed "Ship Lre / ♚ / PLYMOUTH DOCK" struck in red (Robertson S2), a scarce usage of this handstamp. Rated '1/4 d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt, Ship Letter rate of 4 d., Plymouth Dock to Weymouth (100 miles) 9 d., and Weymouth - Channel Islands Packet rate of 3 d. = 1/4 d. to pay. A fresh and fine cover, illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 34 and in A. Robertson "The Maritime Postal History of the British Isles" on page E.60/A.rnProvenance: Collection Alan. W. Robertson; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1249. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5010 imageMail carried by British Ships 1820 (Nov 15): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Rothschild in London endorsed "per Nile" in manuscript, struck on arrival with fine circular "SHIP LETTER / ♚ / LONDON" (Feb 5, 1821) in black (Robertson S21) with arrival datestamp in red of the following day displaying well on reverse and rated '1/4 d.' to pay in manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 34, a fine cover.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5011 imageMail carried by British Ships 1826 (Jan 19): Entire letter from Pernambuco to Liverpool, struck on entry with two line "MARGATE / SHIP-LRE" handstamp in black (Robertson S4), reverse with London transit cds (April 3) in red. Charged '1/8 d.' to pay in manuscript upon receipt for double the Maritime rate of 8 d. + inland postage of 4 d. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 36. A fine entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5012 imageMail carried by British Ships 1830 (Oct 28): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Basel, Switzerland endorsed via Forwarding Agent in Antwerp, Belgium, endorsed "p. Seitte" at lower left, landed in Ireland with fine "SKIBBEREEN / SHIP-LETR" in black (Robertson S1) with manuscript '8' (pence) charge. "Anvers" cds in red (Feb 12, 1831) and italic "Franco / Grenze" in red, charged '38' in red crayon on arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 35. An unusual routing and a fine and very scarce usage.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester, RL, London, 25 July 1988, lot 190; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1252. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5013 imageMail carried by British Ships 1839/49: Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed "p. Active" and struck with fine step type "DEAL / SHIP LETTER" in black (Robertson S8), endorsed on reverse "Only Double, Fred Huth & Co." and rate changed to '4/-' to pay; 1849 cover from Rio Grande to Hâvre de Grace, France with step type "SHIP-LETTER / PLYMOUTH" in blue (Robertson S6), framed "Colonies / &c. Art 13" in red and SHIP-LETTER in black applied in London. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5014 imageMail carried by British Ships 1840 (July 13): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to London, endorsed internally "per ship Maria", struck with fine framed "GUERNSEY / SHIP LETTER" in black (Robertson S2). Annotated on obverse "1 oz" and charged double at '2/8 d.' to pay, with London arrival in red (Sept 25). A fine entire that displays well. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5015 imageMail carried by British Ships 1846 (March 18): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to London endorsed "p. Cellroney to Glasgow" struck with two strikes of framed "GREENOCK / SHIP LETTER" handstamp (May 21) in blue (Robertson S14), in use for one year only, and reverse with London arrival cds (May 23) in red where charged '8 d.' for private Ship fee. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 35. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5016 imageMail carried by British Ships 1849 (March 10): Entire letter from Bahia to Herrnhut, Saxony endorsed "per Anna" at top, with fine strike of italic "RYDE / SHIP-LETTER" in blue (Robertson S5, early usage) and rated '1/ 6 d.' British charge. Aachen transit with framed "AMERICA per ENGLAND" in black (Van der Linden fig. 112) and re-rated at '18½' silvergroschen in blue manuscript and Saxony '235' silver pfennig due upon receipt in Herrnhut. File fold does not detract, illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 36. A scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF440.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5017 imageMail carried by British Ships 1840 (Oct 31): Second sheet of entire letter from Bahia to Saddleworth, near Oldham carried by hand as Consignee's letter and mailed on arrival in Liverpool (Jan 11, 1841) with touched 1840 1 d. black, plate 6, lettered FF, tied by red Maltese Cross to destination. The Liverpool arrival datestamp deleted by usage of "5" (cents) credit marking in red on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 37. A very rare usage of the Penny Black on a letter from Brazil - one of the earliest known South American covers to bear an adhesive postage stamp, and one of just three covers from Brazil known bearing adhesive stamps used prior to the issue of the Bulls Eye adhesives, two of which are housed in this collection. Cert. RPSL (1997).rnProvenance: Collection Luis Alemany; Antonio Torres, London, 5 March 1999. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF8,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5018 imageMail carried by British Ships 1842 (Aug 16): Second sheet of entire letter from Pernambuco to Saddleworth, near Oldham carried by hand as Consignee's letter and mailed on arrival in Liverpool (Oct 22, 1842) with fine 1841 1 d. red-brown on blued, lettered EJ, tied by black Maltese Cross to destination. Reverse with both Liverpool and Mancheter double arc datestamps (Oct 22). Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 37. A fine and very scarce entire, one of just three covers from Brazil known bearing adhesive stamps used prior to the issue of the Bulls Eye adhesives.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1252. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5019 imageMail carried by Spanish Ships 1845 (Sept 27): Entire letter from Maranhão to Barcelona, carried direct to destination and struck on entry with fine "YNDIAS" handstamp in red with "Barcelona / Cataluna" arrival cds (Dec 2) in red on reverse. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5020 imageMail carried by Spanish Ships 1850 (May 20): Entire letter from Maceió to Lisbon endorsed "pello Correio do Posta" and landed in Spain with "VIGO / GALICIA" cds in red (July 14), thence via Porto with blue datestamp and struck with '160' reis due marking, altered to '230' reis, both in blue, due upon arrival in Lisbon with faint only "LEY DE 20/4 50 r." marking in red. Small horizontal slit on front panel possibly from disinfection. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5021 imageMail carried by Portuguese Ships 1848 (Jan 11): Entire letter from Maranhão to Barcelona, endorsed "Por Lisboa", struck in transit with LISBOA cds in blue. Reverse with manuscript "Reciba e encaminada en 1 de Marco 1848 por Exequiral y Seixas de Lisboa" Forwarding Agent and thence on entry struck with two strikes of "YNDIAS" handstamp in red with faint "Barcelona / Cataluna" arrival cds (Dec 2) in red.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester, RL, London, 25 July 1988, lot 184. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5022 imageMail carried by Gibraltar Ships 1825 (Jan 31): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon endorsed "p. Harmony via Gibraltar", and internally noted as a duplicate letter with the original sent by Falmouth Packet; on arrival in Gibraltar forwarded on to Lisbon with "DE GIB / S. ROQUE / AND. BAXA" Spanish transit in red and charged '135' reis due in black on arrival in Lisbon. Sold with 1826 illustrated Bill of Lading for the Merchant Ship "Hind" for a voyage between Gibraltar and Rio. A fine page.rn (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5023 imageMail carried by Dutch Ships 1836 (Feb 16): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Schiedam, Netherlands endorsed "pr. Antonia", struck with fine oval "ZEE-BRIEFE / DEN-HELDER" in red (June 4) with reverse showing fine Schiedam arrival cds (June 6) in red, charged '60' cents due upon receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 41, an interesting entire with full accounts receivable. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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