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5084 imageSouth American & General Steam Navigation Co. The line attempted to compete with the RMSP on the South America route with Steamers named Lusitania, Bahiana, Imperador and Pampero. After just four Transatlantic crossings the route was discontinued.rnrn1854 (Nov 22): Entire letter from Santos to Helsingan, Denmark endorsed at top "p. Liverpool Steamer" and carried by the "Imperador". British P.O. "Rio-Janeiro" transit cds in black (Nov 30) on reverse alongside superb strike of rare "SOUTH-AMERN. / PACKET / LIVERPOOL" struck in green (Jan 4, 1855) and displaying well (Robertson P27). London transit of the following day in red and thence via the Danish P.O. in Hamburg (Jan 7) and charged "83" öre Postage Due on receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 83. Notes by Brian Moorhouse on the inside flap, the Rev. Howat listed only six examples recorded of the South American Packet datestamp - which was used only on Mail from this service. A rare entire.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1261.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5085 imageCompanhia de Navegação a Vapor Luso-Brasiliera, 1854-1857. The company, formed by Brazilian and Portuguese investors had two Transatlantic Steamers: D. Maria II and D. Pedro II, which made 8 and 6 round-trip voyages respectively. This line again failed to be able to compete with the RMSP and was discontinued after two years in service.rnrn1855 (Jan 23): Entire letter from Bahia to Porto, Portugal endorsed "Vapor D. Maria 2a", and struck with fine oval COMPANHIA DE PAQUETES A VAPOR / LUSO-BRASILEIRA / ¨BAHIA" in blue and charged '280' reis due on arrival, reverse with "P. Transatlantico" cds (Feb 17) with year error (54) in black and Porto arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 60. A very scarce entire.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5086 image1854 (Oct 7): Entire letter from Bahia to Porto, Portugal endorsed "Vapor D. Maria 2a", and struck with fine oval "COMPANHIA DE PAQUETES A VAPOR / LUSO-BRASILEIRA / BAHIA" in blue and charged '120' reis due on arrival, reverse with "P. Transatlantico" cds (Oct 31) in black and Porto arrival (Nov 3) in blue. A very scarce entire.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5087 imageCompagnie Franco-Americaine - Gauthier Frères & Cie. The second French attempt at a South American Line was also short lived, the ships Cadix, Lyonnais, Franc-Comtois and Barcelone made just 9 voyages to Brazil from March 1, 1856 until March 11, 1857.rnrn1856 (Sept 13): Entire letter from Bahia to Porto struck on despatch with circular "COMPAGNIE FRANCO-AMERICAINE / AGENCE DE BAHIA" cachet in green. Carried on the Steamer "Franc-Comtois" with "Por Transatlantico" arrival cds (Oct 18) on reverse in yellow and Porto arrival in black (Oct 19). Disinfected with slits on arrival and charged '80' reis in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 61. Very rare.rnProvenance: Collection Karlheinz Wittig, Corinphila sale 184, Sept 2013, lot 4160. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5088 image1859-1860 Real Companhia Anglo - Luso - Brasileira. A British Navigation Co. sailing under the Portuguese Flag, between Milford Haven and Rio de Janeiro. With just three Steamers the service commenced on October 4, 1859 with the Steamer 'Milford Haven' leaving the Port of the same name. Only another 9 voyages were made, the last four from Liverpool. Their best performance was a 28 day voyage at a time when the RMSP was taking just 21 days.rnrn1860 (Jan 26): Cover from Rio to Paris endorsed "par Paquebot Portugal", with Rio sender's cachet at left in blue and oval "COMPANHIA ANGLO - LUSO - BRASILEIRA / RIO DE JANEIRO" cachet in black on reverse. Struck on entry with oval "Ship Letter / ♚ / MILFORD" in blue (Robertson S2) and Milford cds (Jan 26). Sent on via London and treated as unpaid with London cds (Jan 28) where "GB / 1F 60c." accountancy was applied in black. Charged '16' dêcimes due to pay on receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 62 and in "The Maritime Postal History of the British Isles" by Alan W. Robertson on page E213. A marvellous cover showing the re-introductiuon of this rare Ship Letter marking, possibly especially for this short lived Shipping Line. Rare - Robertson recorded just four covers, all from this sailing.rnProvenance: Collection Alan W. Robertson; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1264. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5089 imageReal Companhia Anglo - Luso - Brasileira 1860 (March 6): Entire letter from Bahia to Porto, Portugal endorsed "Pelo Vapor Portuguez" and carried on the "Milford-Haven" on her second voyage. Struck twice with oval framed "COMPANHIA ANGLO - LUSO - BRASILEIRA / AGENCIA DA BAHIA" in blue-green. Reverse with "Por Transatlantico" cds (April 2) and Porto cds of the same day in black. Rated '150' reis due on arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 63. Rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5090 imageReal Companhia Anglo - Luso - Brasileira 1859 (Dec 22): Entire letter from Bahia to Porto, Portugal endorsed "Por Portugal" . Struck with oval framed "COMPANHIA ANGLO - LUSO - BRASILEIRA / AGENCIA DA BAHIA" in blue. Reverse with "Por Transatlantico" cds (Jan 20, 1860) and Porto datestamp (Jan 22) alongside. Rated '150' reis due on arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 63. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, ex lot 1263. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5091 image1856-1857. Cia Transatlantica Sarda. This first attempt at an Italian Line to South America was also short-lived (October 20, 1856 until November 12, 1857); the service completed just nine round trip voyages between these dates.rnrn1857 (May 18): Entire letter from Bahia to Genoa, Sardinia endorsed per "Conti di Cavour", struck on arrival with framed "Vapori transatl." in black and rated '11' decimi due to pay in manuscript (for 7½ grams). Genova arrival on reverse (Sept 19) in red. Extremely rare - just six covers are known. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2013).rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1315. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5092 image1866-1867 The Booth Line, was formed by Alfred Booth and became a long-lived Shipping Co. It was the first private Company to serve the North of Brazil, with stops at Pará, Maranhão and Ceara and Lisbon. The service required an initial investment in two Steamers, the Augustine and the Jerome, inaugurated by the Steamer "Augustine" in February 1866.rnrn1867 (Oct 24): Entire letter from Pará to Figueira, Portugal endorsed "p. Jerome" at top. The reverse with rare framed "GRAMPARÁ" (Ayres fig. 1311) handstamp in black unfortunately across the flap, "Por Transatlantico" cds in black (Nov 28) and charged '80' reis in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 81. Rare.rnProvenance: Collection Klerman Lopes. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5093 imageBooth Line 1870 (June 13): Cover from Pará to Paris, endorsed "p. Jerome", with manuscript Forwarding Agent on reverse "Reçu hier soir après le dêpart de la malle p. H.G.Scholtz, Lisbonne 3/7" who deleted the Jerome endorsement placed the cover in Mails unpaid with Lisboa cds (3/7) in black and thence via St. Jean-de-.Luz to Paris, where charged '6' dêcimes to pay. Scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5094 image1853-1877. The Red Cross Line also sailed from Liverpool to Northern Brazil in competition with the Booth Line, initially with sailing ships and then with Steamers. However the two Companies agreed not to coincide departure dates for their services. rnrn1853 (Aug 23): Entire letter from Pará to Porto, Portugal endorsed by sailing ship "Pr. Paraense", struck with "Barca do Porto" on arrival in blue (Oct 10) and charged '160' reis in blue. The entire disinfected with slits and taking 48 days on the voyage; and an 1872 Steamer voyage with entire from Pará to Figueira, Portugal endorsed "Por Maranhense", the reverse with "Por Transtlantico" datestamp (June 16) and charged '80' reis due, taking just 16 days. This last illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 84 and ex the Reinhold Koester collection. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5095 image1870-1877. Liverpool & Maranham Steam Ship Company. Inaugurated by the Steamer Brunswick in December 1870, sailing from Liverpool to Lisbon and then Maranhão. They ran just the two Steamers: the Brunswick and the Braganza with no furether stops on the route.rnrn1873 (Sept 25): Entire letter from Maranhão to Porto, Portugal endorsed "Braganza" at top, franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 20 r. red lilac and 80 r. slate-violet tied by oval handstamp in black with oval "ADMINISTRAÇÃO DO CORREIO GERAL DO MARANHÃO" in blue (Sept 27). Charged '80' reis in black upon arrival with reverse showing Lisbon "Por Transatlantico" in black (Oct 11) and Porto cds (Oct 15). A fine and scarce entire. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 85.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5096 image1870. The Donaldson 'Clyde' Line. Routed from Glasgow, vbia Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro to La Plata. The sole Scottish service to South America, inaugurating a Steamer service in 1870 with the Astarte. rnrn1873 (March 2): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Ayres, Argentina endorsed "Vapor Marina", franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 100 r. green cancelled by segmented cork handstamp in black with "Rio de Janeiro" cds at right (March 2). Carried at the unsubsidised ship rate to La Plata. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 86. Just three recorded covers are known carried by this service. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5097 image1865. The New York / Brazil (direct) Line was a cheaper alternative to the 'Double Atlantic Crossing', charges being US 10 cents to pay on arrival. However, ships were scarce. The July 20, 1870 Convention between the US and Brazil established a 300 reis prepaid rate.rnrn1869 (July 25): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to New York, franked by 1866 200 r. black tied by cork handstamp with "Rio de Janeiro" cds at right (July 26). "N.Y. STEAMSHIP / 10" due marking of arrival (Aug 21) in black alongside. Slight acid ink fault and the toned adhesive with crease but a scarce usage. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 83. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5098 image1870 US - Brazil Convention Mail 1873 (Nov 24): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to New York endorsed "per Merrimack", franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 50 r. blue in a horizontal pair and top marginal 200 r. black tied by segmented cork handstamps and by "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds in black (Nov 24). Reverse of entire with "NEW YORK / PAID ALL" in red (Dec 20). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 83. A superb and most attractive usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5099 image1870 US - Brazil Convention Mail 1873 (April 23): Entire letter from Maranhão to New York via Pará endorsed "Por D. H. Bisbee", franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 100 r. green in a single and horizontal pair tied by dotted lozenge in black and oval "ADMINISTRAÇÃO DO CORREIO GERAL DO MARANHÃO" in green. Reverse with oval "Correio Geral / Pará" (May 6) transit datestamp in blue with "NEW YORK / PAID ALL" in red (May 20). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 83. Some wrinkles but the entire opens well for Exhibit display. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5100 imageBritish Post Offices 1873 (May 12): Cover from Bahia to Buenos Ayres, Argentina via Montevideo, endorsed "pr. Patagonia" (PSNC Line Steamer), franked by Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 13 tied by "C81" obliterator in black with "Bahia" code A datestamp of despatch (May 12) below. "Correo / Montevideo" cds (May 21) in black and Argentinian manuscript "2/4" due for a mail from 2 to 4 adarmes in blue crayon. A fine and very scarce cover - the "Patagonia" was on its way to Montevideo and thence, via Cape Horn, to Valparaiso.rnProvenance: Collection Karlheinz Wittig, Corinphila sale 184, Sept 2013, lot 4171. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5101 imageIn 1866 the three British Post Offices were supplied with adhesive stamps to facilitate the franking of outgoing Mail.rnrnBritish Post Offices 1866 (Nov 11): Entire letter from Bahia to Bordeaux endorsed "Pr. R.M.S.P. Rhône" and "via Southampton", franked by Great Britain 1858/59 2 d. blue pl. 9 horizontal pair and 1865 1 s. green pl. 4 tied by "C81" obliterators with "BAHIA" double arc despatch cds alongside in black (Nov 11). 'London / Paid' transit cds (Nov 30) in red and Calais entry marking of the same day also tying the adhesives. Small smudge at lower left but a rare and important entire - the earliest known stamped usage from Bahia (see Parmenter page 8/15). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 78.rnProvenance: Christie's, London, 15 Sept 1994, lot 2454; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP. Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1280. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5102 imageBritish Post Offices 1874 (April 23): Cover from Pernambuco to Buenos Ayres, Argentina endorsed "pr. Ingles" and carried on the RMSP Steamer "Douro", franked by Great Britain 1858/59 2 d. blue pl. 14, two examples, tied by "C82" obliterator in black with "Pernambuco" code A datestamp of despatch (April 23) on reverse. Internal docketing of receipt (May 7). A few wrinkles but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5103 imageBritish Post Offices 1869 (Sept 27): Cover from Pernambuco to Buenos Ayres, Argentina endorsed "pr. Ingles" and carried on the RMSP Steamer "La Plata", franked by Great Britain 1865/73 4 d. vermilion pl. 11 tied by "C82" obliterator in black with "Pernambuco" code A datestamp of despatch (Sept 27) on reverse. Manuscript "2/4" due for a mail from 2 to 4 adarmes in blue crayon.rnProvenance: Collection Marcus Chusyd (2017). (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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