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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5064 image1865 (Feb 14): Entire letter from São Paulo to Ballyneen, Co. Cork, Ireland endorsed "Pelo paquete France de Bordeuax / Post Paid throughout" franked by 1850 300 r. grey-black tied by dotted lozenge in black with 'S. Paulo' despatch cds at left (Feb 16) and reverse with Rio de Janeiro transit cds (Feb 23). Octagonal French Paquebot datestamp "BRESIL / BEARN" in black (Salles fig. 1009) of February 26. The "Bearn" was wrecked by a storm on the night of February 27 when sailing some 47 miles South of Bahia - in a feat of brilliant seamanship the Captain saved the entire crew and contents of the vessel, journeying south for 1'000 miles of coastline. The rescued mailbags were transferred to the RMSP "Parana" which left Bahia on March 7. Two 'London / Paid' transits in red (April 5), with Cork cds and Ballyneen arrival (April 7) displaying well on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 67. The adhesive creased but a very rare entire: one of just two covers recorded rescued from the Bearn sinking (the other was in the Berkinhaw-Smith collection). A cover of great importance to Maritime Postal History. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,800.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5065 image1863 (July 24): Cover and large part back carried at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Holmes Hole, Mass., USA endorsed "pr. Navarre Str. via Bordeaux", franked on reverse by 1850 sheet marginal 180 r. black and single and marginal pair of 300 r. black tied by dotted lozenge in black. "Correio Geral da Corte" despatch cds (July 24) on obverse with Bordeaux entry marking adjacent in red (Aug 18) struck over framed "P.P." also in red. Thence by closed bag to London with "New York" arrival in red. Manuscript '18' (cents) US credit alongside. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 68. A superb 'Double Atlantic Crossing' cover of great scarcity. Signed P. Holcombe.rnProvenance: Collection Angelo Lima (1993). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5066 image1864 (June 24): Cover at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to New York endorsed "pr. Str. Bêarn via Bordeaux", over-franked by 1850 marginal 600 r. black with large margins all round, tied by "Correio Geral da Corte" cds (June 24) and by "Brêsil / Bordeaux" entry marking in red (July 18). Thence by closed bag to Liverpool with circular "N. YORK AM. PKT. / PAID" datestamp (Aug 5) in red with '9' US credit marking alongside and probably carried by the Allan Line Steamer "St. David". The cover was double rated for France (above 7½ grams) but single rated for Great Britain / USA and thus received the '9' credit. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 68. A superb "Double Atlantic Crossing" cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,800.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5067 image1862 (Oct 25): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Genoa, Italy endorsed "par Str. Bêarn", franked by just touched 1861 280 r. red, large margins on three sides, tied by dotted lozenge in black and also by oval "INSUFFICIENTE" in black (a further strike cancels the initial erroneous "P.D." in red at right), the cover was correctly franked for France but not for Italy whose rate should have been 430 reis. "Correio Geral da Corte" in black at right (Oct 25) and reverse with Lyon cds (Nov 22) and Genova arrival where charged"12" decimi due to pay. A most unusual and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1195; Collection Dr. Giorgio Magnani, Köhler, Wiesbaden, March 2019, lot 383. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5068 image1863 (Nov 24): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Nantes endorsed "Steamer de Bordeaux" and carried on the "Navarre", franked by marginal 1861 280 r. red with large margins all round and showing portion of the adjoining stamp at top, tied by dotted lozenge with "Correio Geral da Corte" despatch cds below (Nov 24). Framed "P.D." in red and 'Brêsil / Bordeaux' entry markling in black (Dec 17). Nantes arrival cds on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 69. A fine and rare entire in the foremost quality for this issue on letter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5069 image1866 (March 28): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Paris at double rate endorsed "Le Paquete Français Estramadure", franked by 1861 280 r. red in a horizontal pair with large margins all round, tied by oval "CORREIO DA BAHIA / * / BRAZIL" (Ayres fig. 1226) and circular "Correio da Bahia" datestamp (March 28) in black. Framed "P.D." in red and 'Brêsil / Bordeaux' entry markling in red (April 18). Paris arrival cds on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 69. This was the final voyage of the "Estramadure" on the Ligne du Bresil. Some faults to the letter-sheet especially in the centre but the stamps superb, and the rate and franking rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF2,200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5070 image1866 (Dec 24): The famous cover from the Legation of the United States in Rio de Janeiro, endorsed "S.P" (Servicio Publico) and "pr. Steamer Navarre" and addressed to Thomas W. Evans, MD, Physician to His Majesty Emperor Napoleon III in Paris, franked at seven times rate with 280 reis red in a magnificent vertical strip of seven, marginal from top of the sheet and showing portion of adjoining stamps at right, all tied by dotted lozenge in black. "Correio Geral da Corte" cds at left in black and framed "P.D." in red; 'Brêsil / Bordeaux' entry marking on obverse (Feb 18) in red. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on the front cover and in Edition D'Or 59 on page 70. One of the most significant and memorable covers in all of South American Philately. Signed A. Diena.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 2-5 June 1958, lot 555; Robson Lowe, Basel, 18 March 1975, lot 1738. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF27,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5071 image1869 (July 13): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Dresden, Saxony at double rate, endorsed "p. Steamer Navarre via Bordeaux", franked by 1861 430 r. yellow in a vertical pair, just touched at base, tied by sunburst segmented cork cancellations in black. Framed "P.D." in red at left alongside "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (July 13). 'Brêsil / Bordeaux' entry marking in blue and transit "Aus Frankreich Per Aachen / Franco" in blue (Aug 18). Readdressed on arrival to Königstein and franked by North German Confederation 1868 1 gr. rose tied by "Dresden VII / 19 VIII 68" datestamp in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on 59 on page 71. A wonderful and most attractive cover - the only recorded combination cover bearing a Brazilian 1850-1861 issue. Cert. Eichele (2009). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF10,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5072 image1869 (Dec 16): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Florence, Italy at double rate carried on the French Packet "Gironde", franked by exceptional usage of 1866 430 r. yellow, perf. 13½, in a vertical pair tied by sunburst segmented cork cancellations in black. Framed "P.D." in red at right alongside "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (Dec 17). Reverse with Firenze arrival cds (Jan 9, 1870). The envelope with slight nick at right well away from the adhesives which have been lifted for examination and hinged back to the cover. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on 59 on page 71. A wonderful cover - the perforated 1866 issue is of great rarity on cover. Signed on reverse "Guaranteed Genuine, J.M. Bartels". Certs. B. Moorhouse (2011), BPA (2011). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF4,800.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5073 imageThe devaluation of the Brazilian Currency, leading to a rate increase to France from 280 reis to 320 reis.rnrn1871 (Dec 7): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Narbonne, France endorsed "pr. Sindh via Lisbonne", franked by three margined 1850 300r. black and 1866 Dom Pedro 20 r. red lilac tied by bold strikes of sunburst segmented cork handstamps in blue with "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds alongside (Dec 7) in same colour. Framed "P.D." in red and reverse with Bordeaux and Narbonne datestamps (Dec 31) in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 72. A scarce and attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5074 image1871 (March 1): Cover from Porto Alegre to France via Rio, franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 100 r. green, a single and vertical pair, cancelled by smudged dotted handstamp in blue with "Porto Alegre" cds on obverse in blue. Mailed via Rio de Janeiro (March 7) and struck with oval framed "INSUFICIENTE" in red as underpaid by 20 reis. Four French datestamps including Greoux in black (April 2) also tying the adhesives and charged '8' dêcimes due upon receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 72. Scarce and unusual. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5075 image1875 (Feb 16): Mourning envelope carried at double rate from Rio de Janeiro to Brussels, Belgium carried on French Packet "Senegal", franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 10 r. vermilion, 50 r. blue and scarce 500 r. orange all tied by segmented cork handstamps in black and by "RIO - JANEIRO / PAQ. FR. J No. 3" datestamp in black (Salles fig. 1079) with framed "PD" alongside in red. Reverse with Paris cds (March 10) and "France / Midi 1" transit alongside Brussels arrival. File fold away from the adhesives and some aging, but a rare destination for Brazilian mail at this date. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5076 image"Les Voyages Exceptionells" 1872 (April 27): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Ayres, Argentina endorsed "per Asiatic", franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 20 r. red-lilac and 200 r. black tied by sunburst cork cancellations in black with "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds alongside (April 27) ands framed "P.P." in black below. The French Packet "Amazone" suffered serious damage on her incoming voyage to Rio and was delayed there for two weeks. To facilitate the Mails, the French Messageries Impêriales Agent carried the mails to Buenos Ayres on board the British Ship "Asiatic", a non-Contract steamer. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 73. There are believed to be just two recorded covers recorded from this sailing. A rare and most attractive entire.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1219. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5077 image"Les Voyages Exceptioneles" 1872 (Dec 4): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to France, carried on the ill-fated Paquebot "Gambie", franked by 1850 60 r. grey-black,. two fine vertical pairs and 1866 Dom Pedro 200 r. black in a horizontal pair tied by black oval segmented cork handstamps. "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (Dec 4) and framed "P.D." in black. "Brêsil / Bordeuax' entry marking in red (Jan 2, 1873) alongside and reverse with 'Morez Du Jura' arrival cds (Jan 4). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 73. The cover with some faults and edge wear but nevertheless very rare - the "Gambie" sank off Bahia on its next voyage.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 4 April 1963, lot 1361. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5078 image1865 (Sept 10): Entire letter from Pará to Figueira, Portugal at single rate endorsed "Por via Perenambuco" at top, franked by 1850 30 r. grey-black and 1854 10 r. blue in a vertical strip of three, good to large margins all round, tied by framed "GRAMPARÁ" handstamp in black (Ayres fig. 1311). Carried by French Packet "Guienne", with "Por Transatlantico" arrival in violet and charged '150' reis due to pay (altered from 300) in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 75. A splendid and rare entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5079 image1870 (Oct 6): Entire letter at single rate from Rio de Janeiro to Lisbon, franked by 1854 30 r. blue pair, margins touched to fine, tied by segmented cork handstamps in black with "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (Oct 7) alongside. Carried on the French Packet "Gironde" and endorsed as such internally, charged '15' reis due upon receipt with "Por Transatlantico" arrival in violet (Oct 24) on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 75. Small imperfections but a very scarce entire. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Karlheinz Wittig, Corinphila sale 184, Sept 2013, lot 4098. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5080 image1873 (Feb 6): Complete example of the "Revista Commerciale" Printed Prices Current from Bahia to Porto, Portugal, endorsed per "Gironde" in manuscript at top, franked by Dom Pedro 1866 10 r. vermilion tied by segmented cork handstamp in black. Reduced rate '20' reis charge marking on obverse and reverse with "Por Transatlantico" in vermilion (Feb 22) and Porto arrival (Feb 23) in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 opn page 76. A rare and very fine entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5081 imageMessageries Impêriales, Ligne de Brêsil 1864 (Nov 23): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Malta endorsed "pr. Navarre" at double rate, with "Correio Geral da Corte" datestamp of despatch (Nov 2) on reverse in black. Obverse with "Brêsil / Bordeaux" entry marking (Dec 21), struck with scarce Convention marking "FR. / 2F 16c." in black (Van der Linden fig. 1263) and thence via Marseille to Malta (Dec 26) where charged "2/-" due in manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 66. One of just two recorded pre-UPU mails from Brazil to Malta. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5082 image1867 Sociêtê Gênêrale de Transports Maritimes (SGTM). This successful line ran direct from Marseille to Rio, and by 1870 had taken a 20% share of traffic from the Messageries Impêriales and also putting an end to the nascent Italian Line.rnrnSGTM 1868 (Jan 13): Entire letter from Pernambuco to Rheims at double rate, endorsed "p. Vapor "Savoie" via Marseilles" and struck with straight line "SAVOIE" in blue by the Purser (Salles fig. 1151) - only recorded on the Ship's Maiden sailing. Initially struck on arrival with "BRÉSIL / MARSEILLE" in red (Feb 14) but this deleted by a further strike and replaced by "OUTRE-MER / MARSEILLE" in red (Feb 14). Reverse with Marseille-Paris cds and Reims arrival (Feb 16). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 77. A magnificent and famous entire.rnProvenance: Collection Bernard Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2006, lot 3112.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5083 imageSGTM 1875 (Feb 17): Cover from Cachoeira to St. Michel, Savoie, France via Rio, franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 20 r. red lilac in a horizontal pair folded over small envelope, and strip of three 200 r. black tied by oval "A DO C / DA / CACHOEIRA" handstamp in black (Ayres fig. 1249). Prepaid at double rate (640 reis) but found to be triple and struck with oval "INSUFFICIENTE" in red. Reverse with Rio transit (Feb 21) and St. Michel de Maurienne arrival cds (March 26). Taxed '24' dêcimes in manuscript on arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 77. The back somewhat truncated and obvious imperfections but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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