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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5024 imageMail carried by French Ships 1822 (Feb 15): Entire letter from Pará to Nantes, presumably carried by private Ship North to Cayenne where struck with fine straight line "GUYANE FRANCAISE" in red, thence by regular French Merchant vessel with entry marking "COLONIES PAR / NANTES" in black. Docketing of receipt (March 17, 1823) inside and handstruck in black on reverse. Rated '2' dêcimes due upon arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 42. A most unusual routing for Brazilian Mail.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1289. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5025 imageMail carried by French Ships 1838 (Sept 29): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Geneva, Switzerland endorsed "p. Lisbonnais du Havre'" and '23' (grams, but possibly archive number), struck on entry with framed "PAYS D'OUTREMER / PAR LE HAVRE" and "Bureau Maritime / Havre" cds (Nov 30) both in black. Reverse with Paris transit cds (Dec 1) in blue and two line "GENEVE / 4 Xbre 1838" arrival in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 42. A fresh and fine entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5026 imageMail carried by French Ships 1821/31: Entire letters (5) with 1821 entire from Pernambuco "par la Julie Josephine" with "Colonies Par / Nantes" entry in black, 1822 entire carried on "Le Breton" witrh "COL PAR / LORIENT" entry mark, 1827 entire from Pernambuco with two line "Colonies Par / Le Havre" in red, 1828 entire from Rio "par la Chaudone" to St. Malo with "Pays D'Outremer / Par Le Havre" in red, 1831 cover endorsed "Courrier du Bresil" with Havre entry marking, a generally fine group. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5027 imageMail carried by North American Ships 1829 (May 20): Entire letter from Bahia to Halifax, Nova Scotia, carried outside the Mails as a consignee's letter to Boston, where forwarded with manuscript notation on reverse "Boston July 1829, forw'd by your obedt. serv. Archibald Foster". Pencil notation on obverse '3½' cents. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 38, a most unusual destination at this date. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5028 imageMail carried by North American Ships 1842 (Nov 22): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA endorsed "per Gazelle via New York", struck on arrival with "SHIP" and "NEW-YORK" datestamp (Jan 23, 1843) both in red. Charged "58¼" cents due in red ink (2 c. Ship rate + 3 x 18¾ c. = 58¼ cents). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 38. An interesting entire with long contents and full Prices Current. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5029 imageThe Great Britain / Portugal / Brazil Convention was signed in 1810 for a regular Packet Line from Falmouth to Rio de Janeiro.rnrnFalmouth Packet Line 1810 (Nov 14): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey, endorsed "p. Packet" and carried on the "Manchester" on her maiden return voyage from South America, thus struck on entry with the earliest recorded circular "FALMOUTH / PACKET LETTER" handstamp in blue (Robertson P1) carried under the Brazil Convention and charged '3/5 d.' in manuscript (2/5d. for Maritime voyage, 9d. from Falmouth to Weymouth + 3d. Packet to Guernsey). Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 43. An outstanding and rare entire.rnNote: Contents "There has been a great look out here to abolish all contraband business, there has been two English vessels condemned with the whole of their cargoes for having goods on board which had not paid the Duty...". During the time of this letter's journey, the same problems had occurred in Falmouth and a Mutiny occurred on the Lisbon Packet "Prince Adolphus" (see Robertson page E.86), Mr. Saverland, the Post Office Agent in Falmouth, removing his Office and six ships to Plymouth until January 1811 when he returned to Falmouth and when this letter would have arrived. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-04, 10:11 AM
5030 imageFalmouth Packets 1811 (Aug 8): Entire letter from Halifax to Rio de Janeiro at five times rate, endorsed "p. Packet paid" and unusually prepaid with manuscript "P 17/1d." in red and weight "1¼ oz.", struck with circular "HALIFAX / 214" datestamp (Aug 10) in black. Carried by the packet "Windsor Castle" and charged "1'980" reis due to pay upon arrival (this extraordinary amount would be reduced in 1812 to just 120 reis), internal docketing of receipt (Oct 26). Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 60. A superb and early entire in the foremost quality. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5031 imageFalmouth Packets 1811 (April 5): Entire letter from Halifax to Rio de Janeiro at single rate, endorsed "per first Packet" and unusually prepaid with manuscript "P 3/5d." in red, struck with circular "HALIFAX / 214" datestamp (April 6) in black. Carried by the packet "Sandwich" on its Maiden voyage to Brazil. Charged "660" reis due to pay upon arrival, internal docketing of receipt (June 20). Illustrated in Editrion D'Or XXXVII on page 60. A fine and early entire in the foremost quality. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5032 imageFalmouth Packet Line 1812: Second sheet of double rate entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey, the contents mentioning the imminent arrival of the "Antelope" Packet, carried on the "Princess Elizabeth" to Falmouth where struck with skeleton "BRAZIL / F" datestamp (Jan 13, 1813) in green, rated at '7/2 d.' to pay (4/10d. for the Maritime voyage, 1/8d. from Falmouth to Weymouth (147 miles) + 6d. Packet to Guernsey), an apparent overcharge of 2d., preumably for local delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 43. Not the earliest known usage of this datestamp nevertheles a fine and scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5033 imageBritish Post Offices 1839 & 1848: Entire letters (2), the first mailed in 1839 carried on the "Alert" to London with superb strike of "RIO-JANEIRO" datestamp in black (May 21), the second entire letter from 1848 with "RIO-JANEIRO" datestamp in black (Dec 16) carried on the "Linnet" via London where struck with "Colonies &c. Art 13" in red, via Boulogne and Trieste to Syra, Greece and charged 130 lepta due upon receipt - this last an extraordinary destination for British Post Office mail at this date and the earliest recorded Brazilian letter to this destination. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 66. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5034 imageFalmouth Packet Line 1840 (Jan 9): Two entire letters from Rio de Janeiro to London, each endorsed "p. Skylark Pkt." or "H.M.B. Skylark", both covers carried on the same ill-fated journey of the "Skylark" on its fourth and last return voyage to Falmouth with "RIO-JANEIRO" British P.O. despatch datestamps (Jan 9). From an article by Alan W. Robertson enclosed with the lot, the Skylark never arrived at Falmouth as, suffering strong wind damage she was "Grounded at Valentia. J. Burton and T. Garland drunk, will examine them March 14" on Valentia Island in County Kerry. The mail was unloaded and the reverse of each cover shows Dublin diamond datestamp (March 5) in red, one cover showing framed "POSTAGE NOT PAID / TO LONDON" in red and eventually charged correctly (as if arriving from Falmouth) at 2/9d. to London + 1d. to Brighton when forwarded; the second struck with correct 2/9d. rate from Falmouth, this having been altered by a "♚" Inspector's marking in red. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 45. A delightful and rare pairing.rnProvenance: Collection Alan W. Robertson. The article "Skylarking" originally published in 'Philately' (May-June, 1959) is enclosed with the lot and also available on our website, www.corinphila.ch; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1272.rn (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5035 imageBrazilian Coastal Packets 1839 (Aug 30): Entire letter from Rio Negro (Parana) to Rio de Janeiro, sent overland via Principe with framed "PRINCIPE" handstamp in brown (RHM P-SP--32 = 5'000) and thence via "CORETIBA" and "PARANAGUÁ" to São Paulo with circular handstamp and then Santos where the famous "SANTOS FISH" handstamp applied and carried down the Coast to Rio de Janeiro. The rates of Postage for each leg accumulated from 20 to 50 to 130 to an eventual '170' reis due upon receipt. A remarkable cover with five different pre-philatelic markings.rnProvenance: 'Prefilatelia de Brasil', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 14 Feb 1995, lot 470. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5036 imageBrazilian Coastal Packets 1839c.: Cover from Piracicaba to Villa do Principe, Parana Province, struck on despatch with framed "CONSTITUIÇÃO" handstamp in brown (RHM P-SP-08 = 15'000), via "S. PAULO" with framed handstamp to "SANTOS" with straight line handstamp. Thence from Santos by sea with framed "PARANAGUA" and overland to destination. The rates of Postage for each leg accumulated from 60 to 120 to 240 to an eventual '300' reis due upon receipt. Small scuffs due to journey but a remarkable cover with four different pre-philatelic markings.rnProvenance: Collection Reynaldo B. Pracchia. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5037 imageBrazilian Coastal Packets 1842 (Sept): Cover from Passo de Camaragiba, Alagoas to Rio Grande, endorsed "Vapor Paqte. do Norte Pelo Rio de Janeiro", struck on despatch with unique oval framed "PASSO" handstamp in red (RHM P-AL-02 = R) thence to "MACEIO" with framed handstamp in red (RHM P-AL-04 = 12'000), and circular "CORREIO DA BAHIA" (Sept 17) datestamp struck in black, thence via sea to Rio Grande with arrival datestamp in black. The rates of Postage for each leg accumulated from 30 to 70 to 110 to an eventual '150' reis due upon receipt. One flap missing but a remarkable cover with four different pre-philatelic markings, one being unique.rnProvenance: 'Prefilatelia de Brasil', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 14 Feb 1995, lot 455.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5038 imageBrazilian Coastal Packets 1843 (Feb 18): Entire letter from Passo de Camaragiba to Villa da Cachoeira, Rio Grande do Sul endorsed "Pelo Rio de Janeiro" with unique rectangular framed "PASSO" handstamp of despatch in red (RHM P-AL-03 = R) sent overland with transit of "MACEIO" in red (RHM P-AL-04 = 12'000) and Rio de Janeiro with "CORREIO GERAL DA CORTE" cds in black (Aug 24), thence by sea to Porto Allegre with circular "PORTO AL." datestamp in black (Aug 29) and and thence again overland with rare framed "PTO.RIO GRANDE SUL / RIO PARDO" arrival (RHM P-RS-23 = 18'000) in black. The rates of Postage for each leg accumulated from 40 to 120 to 160 to 180 to an eventual '190' reis due upon receipt. A remarkable cover with five different pre-philatelic markings.rnProvenance: 'Prefilatelia de Brasil', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 14 Feb 1995, lot 456.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5039 imagePortuguese North Line 1842 (June 26): Entire letter from Ilha de Mayo, Cabo Verde to the Consul General of Sardinia in Rio de Janeiro, carried on Portuguese Line ship to Bahia. Prepaid at '120' reis in manuscript and struck with floral wreathed "PAGOU O PORTE / DO CORREYO" handstamp struck in black (the unique example thus) and mailed on from Bahia by Forwarding Agent with "Reciba e encaminada de Bahia 9 de Settembre 1843 par Ovalle Seite & Co." and endorsed "per Pernambucana" of the Brazilian Line to Rio de Janeiro. An outstanding cover, refolded for Exhibit display, illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 46. Unique.rnNote: This handstamp was introduced a few days before the Bulls Eye issue was received in Bahia (Sept 10, 1843) and, as a pre-payment handstamp was deemed unnecessary after that date. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF7,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5040 imageBrazilian North Line 1843: Bulls Eye 30 r. black and 90 r. black, fine impressions in a deep shade, each with large margins all round, used on 1844 entire letter from Maceio to Porto, Portugal paying the 1842 Decree Ship rate of 120 reis, tied by framed "MACEIO" handstamp of despatch in black and by "CORREIO GERAL DAS ALAGOAS" circular datestamp to reverse. Further superb strike of the "Alagoas" transit cds on obverse of entire (April 26) alongside oval framed "C. Est. de N." handstamp, Lisbon datestamp (June 12) and Porto arrival datestamp. Charged '160' reis in blue and 40 reis (internal charge) with '200' reis due upon receipt. A magnificent and famous entire, one of just a handful of genuine covers known to overseas destinations and the sole first issue cover known from Maceio. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 120 and in Edition D'Or 59 on page 47 and in 'Bull's Eyes on Covers' by Bernd Juchert on page 209. A wonderful and rare entire in the foremost quality - the earliest cover crossing the Atlantic bearing South American Postage Stamps. Certs. B. Moorhouse (2011), BPA (2011).rnProvenance: Collection Maurino Ferreira (1993). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF46,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5041 imageBritish Packet, Brazilian South Line 1844 (March 29): Entire letter written in Hamburg to Rio Grande, and sent as a consignee's letter to London where mailed prepaid alongside "LONDON / F.B.O." (Foreign Branch) double ring datestamp in black (April 3) and rated '2/9d.' in red ink alongside London tombstone "Paid" in red. "RIO-JANEIRO" British P.O. datestamp in black (May 16) on obverse. Forwarding Agent 'C. Coleman & Co.' with notation on reverse who passed the cover to the Brazilian Post Office where franked by 1843 Bulls Eyes 60 r. grey-black, in a horizontal pair, intermediate impression, with clear to large margins all round, tied by "CORREIO GERAL DA CORTE" datestamp (May 30) in black, paying the Brazilian coastal rate to Rio Grande, docketing of receipt (June 8) on flap. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 48 and in 'Bull's Eyes on Covers' by Bernd Juchert on page 118. An extraordinary usage and of great rarity, the sole Bulls Eye cover recorded handled from the British Post Office. Unique. Signed Peter Holcombe. Cert. Brian Moorhouse (2013).rnProvenance: Koester, RL, London, 25 July 1988, lot 228 ; Dr. Hugo Goeggel, Corinphila sale 178, Feb 2013, lot 4138. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF40,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5042 imageBrazilian South Line 1843: Bulls Eye 60 r. black in a horizontal pair, fine to intermediate impressions with large margins all round, used on reverse of 1844 entire letter from Santos to Buenos Ayres, Argentina tied by bold strike of "CORREIO DE SANTOS" circular datestamp (June 15) in black paying the Coastal ship rate of 120 reis. "CORREIO GERAL DA CORTE" Rio cds of transit on obverse (June 18) with datestamp showing inverted '1' in '18'. Manuscript '20' centavos for the amount due upon receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 49 and in 'Bull's Eyes on Covers' by Bernd Juchert on page 244. A fresh and very fine cover, with just three known Bulls Eye covers recorded to Argentina, all from the same correspondence. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2014).rnProvenance: Collection Reynaldo B. Pracchia, Hapsburg Feldman, Nov 1987, lot 60057; Collection Dr. Hugo Goeggel, Corinphila sale 183, Sept 2013, lot 3436. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF42,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5043 imageBrazilian South Line and French Packet 1844/46: Inclinado 30 r. black an irregular sheet marginal block of fourteen examples used on 1845 cover from Ubatuba to Nantes, cancelled by six strikes of straight line "UBATUBA" handstamps in brown (Ayres unrecorded) with further information strike at left, paying the sextuple rate to Rio de Janeiro. Carried by French Packet with entry marking "Outre-Mer / Le Havre" in red (Oct 19) where charged '28' dêcimes due upon receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 50. Some repairs and imperfections but not recorded by W.G. Tavera in the 'Slanted Numerals' handbook, however the second largest used multiple known and the largest recorded block of this stamp on letter. Despite faults, a great classic rarity of Brazilian philately. Cert. Moorhouse (2009). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF21,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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