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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5044 imageBrazilian South Line 1846 (May 15): Inclinado 60 r. black in a vertical pair with large margins all round and showing portions of adjoining stamps at right, used on reverse of 1846 cover from Santos to Buenos Ayres, Argentina tied on despatch by "CORREIO DE SANTOS" circular datestamp (May 15) and in transit by Rio "CORREIO GERAL DA CORTE" in black (May 17) and paying the Coastal ship rate of 120 reis to Buenos Ayres where charged '10' centavos due for local delivery in manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 51. A rare usage, just four recorded Inclinados covers known to Argentina. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5045 imageMail carried by British Ships 1844/46: Inclinado 60 r. grey-black, used on reverse of 1847 entire letter from Oliveira, Minas Gerais to France via Rio de Janeiro, tied by fancy oval "OLIVEIRA / VA" handstamp in black (Ayres fig. 1376) and paying the internal 60 reis rate. Passed to the British Post Office with "RIO-JANEIRO" datestamp (June 25) in black on obverse and thence via London (Aug 24) where "Colonies / &c. Art 13" applied in red. Boulogne entry mark on front in red and charged '18' dêcimes due upon receipt (Aug 27). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 52 and in 'Slanted Numerals' by W.G. Tavera on page 368. A fine and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5046 imageMail carried by Brazilian and British Ships 1850: 10 r. black in a block of six (3 x 2) and 90 r. grey-black vertical pair, used on 1853 registered cover from Porto Alegre to Jena, Prussia and cancelled by circular "PORTO ALEGRE" handstamps in black (Ayres fig. 1585) paying the triple Maritime rate to Rio, together with 1'000 reis fee for registration (note the "Segura" notation at top on reverse). British P.O. "RIO-JANEIRO" cds of onward transmission per "RMSP Severn" in black and charged '5/10d.' due on obverse. London cds (Feb 17) also tied the block and thence mailed via Belgium with "SEEBRIEF PER ENGLAND UND AACHEN" in red (Van der Linden fig. 2555). Three further German Railway transits including Halle (Feb 20) in black and total charge of 63¾ silver groschen to pay in blue manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 53. A few small imperfections to the block but a very rare cover - the sole recorded Overseas Registered cover of the Numeral Issue and a cover of great importance to Brazilian Postal History.rnProvenance: Collection Armin Knapp. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF4,600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5047 imageMail carried by Brazilian and British Ships 1850: 180 r. black, a single example, used on 1856 cover from Porto Alegre to Koenigsberg, Prussia endorsed 'per Steamer Packet via Southampton' and cancelled by circular "PORTO ALEGRE" datestamp in black, paying the double Maritime rate to Rio. British P.O. "RIO-JANEIRO" cds (July 14) of onward transmission per "RMSP Avon" in black and charged '2/8d.' due on obverse. Mailed via Belgium with "SEEBRIEF PER ENGLAND UND AACHEN" in red (Van der Linden fig. 2555). Two German transits (Aug 14) and total charge of 34 silver groschen to pay in blue manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 74. Edge wear to envelope, best left on the backing used at present, the adhesive cut on opening but a very rare cover. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5048 imageRoyal Mail Company Contract. On July 5, 1850 an agreement was reached between the Admiralty and the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., to take effect on Jan 1, 1851. Rates were reduced to a uniform 1 shilling to or from South America, the Steamships of the RMSP shortened the Atlantic crossing from circa 40 to 30 days.rnrnRMSP 1851 (Feb 10): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Porto, endorsed "p. R.M. Str. Ship Teviot" on the Steamer's maiden voyage from Brazil, prepaid at double rate with manuscript "2/-" in red and superb "♚ / PAID / AT / RIO DE JANEIRO" in black. Reverse with double arc "Rio-Janeiro" datestamp (Feb 10) in black. Struck on arrival in Lisbon with framed "P.BRIT" and rate mark '540' (reis) in blue alongiside oval "LEY DE 20/4 50 / 25 RS." handstamp in brown and charged a further '80' reis in manuscript for the journey to Porto (March 13). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 54. An exceptional and very rare entire in the foremost condition (Gi CC3 = £ 850).rnProvenance: 'Prefilatelia de Brasil', Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 14 Feb 1995, lot 479A; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1274. rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5049 imageRMSP Branch Line 1865 (Oct 5): Southbound cover from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Ayres, endorsed "por Mersey" (the Steamer's final voyage) prepaid with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / RIO DE JANEIRO" in blue and manuscript "1/-" in red crayon. Reverse with "Rio-De-Janeiro" British P.O. cds in blue (Oct 7). Charged 3/6 adarmes on receipt. A charming cover (Gi CC3 = £ 850 / Parmenter = £ 700). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5050 imageRMSP Branch Line 1865 (Nov 6): Southbound double rate cover from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Ayres, endorsed "por Arno" (the Steamer's Maiden voyage) prepaid with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / RIO DE JANEIRO" in blue and manuscript "2/-" in red crayon. Reverse with "Rio-De-Janeiro" British P.O. cds in blue (Nov 6). Charged 10 centavos to pay upon receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 77. A charming cover (Gi CC3 = £ 850 / Parmenter = £ 700). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5051 imageRMSP 1851 (April 14): Cover from Bahia to Nantes, France endorsed "Steamer Medway", struck with earliest recorded usage of "BAHIA" double arc cds of the British Post Office in blue. London transit cds on reverse and framed "Colonies / &c. Art 13" applied there in red, thence via Calais (May 16) to Nantes where charged '30' dêcimes due in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 67. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5052 imageRMSP 1853 (April 18): Entire letter from Bahia to Teneriffe via Joseph Bensusan, Forwarding Agent in Cadiz, struck on depatch with "BAHIA" double arc cds in blue (April 19) on reverse and, on obverse, superb strike of "♚ / PAID / AT / BAHIA" in blue with manuscript '1/-' rate at left. Carried on RMSP "Severn" to Cadiz with red cds on reverse (May 12) and charged with circular "7R" in red. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 55. One of just three covers known bearing the "♚ / PAID / AT / BAHIA" in blue (Parmenter rarity H). A magnificent entire (Gi CC1 = £ 3'750+ / Parmenter = £ 4'500). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5053 image1853 (Sept 1): Printed entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Wasa, Finland carried on the RMSP Steamer "Tay", struck with London Lombard Street Maltese Cross datestamp (Oct 15) and reverse with "AUS ENGLAND PER AACHEN" in red (Oct 16). Manuscript "3/7" in blue and "3½ / GROSCHEN" credit marking applied in London (Van der Linden fig. 3257) in black also on obverse, marked at '33' kopeks to pay on receipt. A fine and early entire to a most unusual destination for Brazilian mail.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli (2012). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5054 imageRMSP 1853 (June 13): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, carrieds outside the Mails as a consignee's letter, struck with sender's cachet "H. PAIN / RIO DE JANEIRO" with date in manuscript "13/16/1853" in imitation of the Brazilian 'Geral da Corte' datestamp; and straight line "PAR LE STEAMER TAY" both in blue. The RMSP "Tay" left Rio on the 14th and arrived at Southampton on July 13, 1853. An unusual private cachet. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF80.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5055 imageRMSP 1864 (Feb 7): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Malta endorsed "per Oneida and via Marseilles" and carried by the RMSP Steamer, reverse with London transit cds in red (March 5) and "MALTA" code A arrival cds (March 15) in black and charged '3/2d.' due to pay in manuscript. A rare destination for Brazilian Mail. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5056 imageRMSP 1864: Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Mauritius, Higginson correspondence, endorsed "via Southampton & Aden", carried on RMSP "Parana" to Southampton. Struck on reverse with British P.O. "RIO-JANEIRO" datestamp in blue (Dec 8) and, alongside "MAURITIUS" code O arrival cds (Feb 24) in black. Handstruck "1 / TO PAY" handstamp in blue with total in manuscript charge of "2/4½ d." alongside for amount due. An extraordinary destination for pre-UPU Brazilian mail.rnProvenance: Koester, RL, London, 25 July 1988, lot 180. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5057 imageRMSP / Brazilian Mails 1869 (Jan 8): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco endorsed "p. Danube" (RMSP), franked by imperfect 1850 10 r. black pair and 1866 Dom Pedro 10 r. green in a horizontal pair, tied by segmented cork 'cartwheel' handstamps in black and Rio de Janeiro cds (Jan 8). Reverse with Penambuco arrival cds (Jan 14). Thin paper cover with tape strengthening internally to protect from acid ink. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 57. A fine cover showing the rate: Brazilian internal postage of 100 reis + British P.O. credit of 120 reis. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Luis Alemany, Corinphila 185, Sept 2013, lot 5084. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5058 imageThe British - Brazilian Convention was altered in 1853 to establish the Royal Mail Steamers could transport Brazilian Mails between the coastal ports, especially Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. The British credit would be 120 reis per ½ ounce. In 1866, with the issue of the Dom Pedro's, the Post regulated a single rate of 220 reis to be paid in Brazilian adhesives: 100 reis for internal postage and 120 reis to reimburse the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.rnrnRMSP / Brazilian Mails 1866 (Sept 7): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Pernambuco by RMSP vessel endorsed "pr. Douro" franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 10 r. vermilion in a horizontal pair and single 200 r. black tied by segmented cork handstamps, with "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (Sept 7) alongside in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 82. An attractive and early cover showing the single rate: Brazilian internal postage of 100 reis + British P.O. credit of 120 reis. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5059 imageRMSP / Brazilian Mails 1869 (Aug 28): Entire letter from Bahia to Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, franked at double rate by 1866 Dom Pedro 10 r. vermilion in a block of four and 200 r. black in a horizontal pair tied by segmented cork handstamps in black. Reverse with "Rio De Janeiro" transit datestamp (Sept 6) in blue, the letter carried by the RMSP "Oneida" to Rio Grande and thence overland to Pelotas. Brazilian internal postage of 200 reis + British P.O. credit of 240 reis. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 57. A fine and scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5060 imageCie de Navigation Mixte Louis Arnaud, Touache Frères. The first regulated French Line to South America, The steamer "Avenir" inaugurating the service on November 26, 1853. By late 1854, the ships serving this line were ordered to serve the French state as Transports for the Crimean War. Two years later the Line made just four more voyages to South America, the route being dicontinued in March 1857.rnrn1854 (Aug 21): Cover from Bahia to Genoa, Sardinia endorsed "p. Avenir" at lower left, carried on her second and last return voyge to Marseille, struck on entry with "Outre-Mer / Marseille" in red (Sept 26). Struck with VIA DI NIZZA in black and reverse with Nizza Maritima cds (Sept 27) in black and Genova arrival in red and "1.80" in manuscript, where rated '8' decimi to pay. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 89. Believed to be the sole recorded cover carried on the two voyages undertaken by the "Avenir". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5061 imageCie de Navigation Mixte Louis Arnaud, Touache Frères 1857 (Feb 10): Cover at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Zurich, Switzerland endorsed at top "Per Vapeur Byzantine via Marseille", cancelled on entry by "Outre-Mer / Marseille" datestamp April 6) in red. Reverse with TPO's of Marseille-Lyon, Lyon-Paris, Strasbourg-Bale and Zurich arrival cds (April 8) where rated in manuscript "130" in red ink. Rare - there are believed to be just two known covers carried by this Steamer. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5062 imageBrazil / France Convention of September 24, 1860 regulated, for the first time, prepayment of International Mail with Brazilian adhesive stamps. rnrn1869 (Jan 22): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo, Uruguay, endorsed per the "Aunis", franked by 1850 300 r. black in a vertical strip of six with touched to huge margins all round and portion of adjoining stamp at top, and 1866 Dom Pedro 100 r. green all tied by segmented cork handstamps in black. "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (Jan 22) in black alongside framed "P.P." in red. The 1'900 reis rate represents a ten times rate - and the cover is docketed twice with '9' in manuscript which suggests the letter accompanied a Packet - the contents confirm this "Incluimos a esta correspondencia un demonstrativo de contas..." (This mail includes statements of accounts). Carried on the Ligne K French packet "Aunis" with internal docketing of receipt of Jan 27, 1869. The strip with two small closed tears but this is of no significance as this cover represents the largest multiple of this stamp on letter. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 65. A wonderful entire for the connoisseur of French Maritime and Brazilian classic Postal History. Certs. B. Moorhouse (2011) and BPA (2011).rnProvenance: Collection Tefik Kuyas (1978).rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF9,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5063 imageMessageries Impêriales 1860 (Oct 25): Entire letter at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Rothschild in London endorsed "p. French Str. "Bearn" to Bordeaux", struck with fine "BÉARN / *" circular datestamp (Oct 25) in black (Salles fig. 1001 = RR) - the Maiden Voyage of the Steamer on the Ligne du Bresil. Struck in Paris with oval framed "FR. / 2F 20c." accountancy marking and charged '1/4d.' due upon delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 67. Small part of flap detatched but intact, a rare cover.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3080. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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