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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5104 imageBritish Post Offices 1871 (Jan 22): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Harburg, Province of Hannover, Prussia, endorsed "p. La Plata", franked by Great Britain 1858/59 2 d. blue pl. 13, faded 1867/73 3 d. rose pl. 6 and 1867/73 1 s. green pl. 4 all tied by "C83" obliterators in black with "Rio De Janeiro / Paid" cds of despatch (Jan 22) in red below. 'London / Paid' transit (Feb 20) and circular 'PD' also tying the 1 s. adhesive in red. Reverse with Harburg arrival (Feb 22) in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 78. A scarce franking to an unusual destination.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester; RL, Zurich, 26 June 1985, lot 2295. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5105 image1867 (March 1) - Act for Unsubsidised Maritime Lines. Lines not covered by the 1853 British Convention and the 1860 French Convention carried mail at the following rates: to La Plata - 100 reis, to and from France - 200 reis, to and from Great Britain - 240 reis and from Portugal - 300 reis.rnrn1868 (Aug 13): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Ayres (La Plata), endorsed "per City of Brussels" (Tait & Co. Steamer), franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 100 r. green tied by sunburst segmented cork handstamp in black with "Rio de Janeiro" datestamp alongside (Aug 13). Charged on arrival in blue manuscript "2/4" for a mail between 4 and 8 adarmes. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 79. A fine and early example of this rate.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1265.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5106 imageUnsubsidised Maritime Lines 1873 (Nov 17): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Ayres, endorsed "P. Liffey" (RMSP), carried at triple rate (note '3' in manuscript) and franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 10 r. vermilion, 50 r. blue, 100 r. green and 500 r. orange all tied by segmented cork handstamp in black with French type "Rio-De-Janeiro" cds alongside (Nov 17). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 79. The 100r. crossed by file fold but a charming and rare four colour franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5107 imageUnsubsidised Maritime Lines 1873 (Jan 8): Cover from Rio de Janeiro to Guernsey, Channel Islands endorsed "p. Ebro" (RMSP) franked by 1850 180 r. black with large margins all round and 1866 Dom Pedro 20 r. red lilac single and horizontal pair tied by sunburst segmented cork handstamps in black. "Rio de Janeiro" despatch cds (Jan 8) at left. "Ship Letter / London" cds in red and Guernsey arrival cds on reverse (Feb 7) in black and charged '6' (pence) to pay in manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 80. Imperfections to envelope at top but mails paying this 240 reis rate are very rare. Three known covers prepaying the 240r rate as per the 1867 Act.rnProvenance: Maurice Burrusrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5108 imageUnsubsidised Maritime Lines 1875 (March): Cover from Köhler & Co., Rio Grande Do Sul to London via Rio de Janeiro, endorsed "p. Donati" (a Steamer of the Lamport & Holt / Booth Line), franked by 1866 Dom Pedro 20 r. red lilac horizontal pair, vertical crease, and single 200 r. black tied by segmented cork handstamp in black. "Rio de Janeiro" cds alongside (March 29) of transit. Reverse with "Ship Letter / London" cds (April 30) and further London datestamp in black, charged '6' (pence) to pay upon receipt in manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 80. Mails paying this 240 reis rate are very rare.rnProvenance: Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1216.rnrnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5109 image1869. Pacific Steam Navigation Company (PSNC), this famous line had advantages, having dominated Pacific Coast mail for 30 years. Calling at Bordeaux, the PSNC became an alternative to the Messageries Impêriales, the RMSP and the Booth Line.rnrn1870 (Jan 16): Opened for display cover from Porto Alegre via Rio to Meta, near Naples, Italy endorsed "Italia via Southampton" at top and carried on the PSNC Steamer "Arauvania", franked at single rate with 1866 20 r. red lilac and 200 r. black in a horizontal pair tied by superb strikes of circular handsatamp in black with "Porto Alegre" despatch cds in black on obverse and thence by coastal ship to Rio de Janeiro with cds (Jan 25) in blue. Framed "P.P." in red on front showing erroneous acceptance of under-payment (rate should have been 860 reis). "Brêsil / Bordeaux" entry marking (Feb 22) and charged on arrival '24' dêcimes in manuscript with "12" handstamp deleted. Nevertheless, on arrival in Meta (Feb 27) the cover was charged with Italy 1870 Postage Due 40 c. strip of three. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 82. Some obvious imperfections but a most unusual and appealing cover.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester (1988); Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1219. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5110 image1835 (Nov 12): Entire letter from Rio de Janeiro to St. Petersburg, Russia; carried privately to London where struck with oval framed "FORWARDED BY / BARING BROTHERS & Co. / LONDON" in red and manuscript note "A/c Wallenstein" at left (senders). Prepaid '1/8d.' in red manuscript and thence via Hamburg with City Post marking on reverse and HAMBURG two line datestamp (Jan 23) in black on obverse with '4' schilling in manuscript. Further manuscript rates on flap. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 115. The earliest recorded letter from Brazil to Russia and believed to be the earliest from any South American country.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5111 image1836 (Feb 16): Letter from New York to Valparaiso, endorsed "per Douglass via Rio", with framed "FORWARDED / BY / BIRCKHEAD & Co. / Rio de Janeiro" cachet struck in red on flap. Presumably thence via Magellan Straits to Valparaiso and sent on to Lima with "Rec'd Lima 16 Junio" in manuscript. The 'Lima' in the address has been erased. (Image 1)

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5112 image1844 (April 14): Entire letter from Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais to Throndheim, Norway carried as a Consignee's letter to Forwarding Agent in Altona (address deleted in transit), mailed from Altona with datestamp in black on reverse and "SCHIFFS BRIEF / HAMBURG" datestamp in black (July 17) with a variety of manuscript rates alongside the two datestamps. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XXXVII on page 117. The earliest recorded entire from Brazil to Norway. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5113 imageRMSP 1855: Cover from Manchester to Bahia, Brazil at double rate endorsed "p. R.M. Str. Great Western via Southampton", franked by 18548/54 Embossed 6 d. violet in a vertical strip of four, touched to fair margins, all tied by "Manchester / 498" sideways duplexes (April 7) in black with a further complete strike on reverse. Taxed on arrival with manuscript "480" reis to pay. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 87. Lower flap missing, some wrinkles and small paper repair on the lower right corner but a very rare usage of an Embossed 6 d. multiple. Signed Proschold.rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester, RL, Zurich, 26 June 1985, lot 2268; Collection Scott Gallagher (1983). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF4,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5114 imageRMSP 1869: Cover from London to Rio de Janeiro endorsed "via Southampton", franked by 1864/79 1 d. red pl. 92 (4) and 1858/76 2 d. blue pl. 12 in a horizontal strip of four, tied by London duplexes (July 9). Carried on the RMSP "Douro" with Rio de Janeiro arrival cds (July 31) in blue on reverse and "140" reis in manuscript due. The cover with pin holes at left and was probably used in evidence in a Court case or judicial document with 1869 Dom Pedro Fiscal 200 r. green & red applied and tied in manuscript in 1870. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 87. The adhesives with faults but a most unusual cover. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2006). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Europe

Great Britain
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5115 imageMessageries Impêriales 1873: Cover from Accrington to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil endorsed "By Liverpoool Mail", franked by defective 1872/73 6 d. pale chestnut pl. 11 tied by 'Accrington / 5' duplex (April 7). Endorsement ignored, struck with INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED and sent via Calais (April 18) and struck in Paris with framed Convention marking "F/20"in blue (Van der Linden fig. 1139). Carried on Paquebot "Said" replacing the "Gambie" which had sunk on its way back to from Brazil. Charged "350" reis due in blue manuscript (believed unique thus) in Rio (May 17) with cds of arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 88. Rare. rnProvenance: J. R. Glassco (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Brasil
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5116 imageMessageries Impêriales 1873: Cover from Birkenhead to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil endorsed "via Southampton", franked by defective 1867/80 1 s. green pl. 6 tied by 'Birkenhead / 74' duplex (Nov 7). Endorsement ignored, struck with INSUFFICIENTLY / STAMPED as considered double rate, and sent via Calais (Nov 10) and struck in Paris with framed Convention marking "F/20" in black (Van der Linden fig. 1139). Carried on Paquebot "Rio Grande" and charged "700" reis due in blue manuscript (believed unique thus) in Rio (Dec 14) with cds of arrival. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 88. Rare. rnProvenance: Collection Reinhold Koester, RL, Zurich, 26 June 1985, lot 2270. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Europe

Great Britain
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5117 imageLamport & Holt (Booth) Line 1873: Entire letter from London to Rio de Janeiro aat double rate endorsed "via Liverpool, pr. Str. Flamsteed", franked by 1867/80 1 s. green pl. 6 (two examples) tied by London / SE9 duplexes (Jan 18). On arrival in Rio (Feb 18) taxed at double rate with manuscript "480" reis due in blue. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 89. A fine entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
France
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5118 imageRMSP 1859 (May 6): Entire letter from Paris to Pernambuco, Brazil endorsed "pr. Tyne Brêsil via Southampton" franked by 1853 80 c. carmine, two single examples and a horizontal strip of four, ample to good margins, all tied by dotted 'DS2' lozenge in black with 'Paris' despatch cds adjacent (May 7). Framed 'P.P.' in red and 'London / Paid' transit (May 9) below, thence by the "Tyne" to destination where charged "1440" reis due, acid ink, in manuscript. Docketed internally on arrival (May 30). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 92. Some soiling and creasing but a rare franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5119 imageLigne du Brêsil / Messageries Impêriales 1860 (Sept 21): Cover from Paris to Pernambuco, Brazil endorsed "par Vapeur de Bordeaux" franked by 1853 80 c. carmine, creased, tied by dotted lozenge and Paris despatch cds (Sept 23). Framed 'P.P.' in red alongside. The cover with acid ink faults and defective, but the Inaugural Sailing of the Paquebot "Bêarn" to South America under the newly signed 1860 France / Brazil Convention and thus an important item of Transatlantic Postal History. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 92.rnrnrnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5120 imageSGTM 1874: Entire letter from Marseille to Rio de Janeiro endorsed "via Bordeaux", franked at triple rate by 1871/75 Cêrès 5 c. green (3) and 26 c. blue (9 examples) all tied by "6326" gros chiffres of Marseille / Place Centrale (July 30). Framed 'PD' in red and reverse with Cette-Bordeaux cds (July 31) and Rio de Janeiro arrival (Aug 22) in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 93. Four stamps affected by file fold but nevertheless a scarce and unusual franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5121 imageLamport & Holt (Booth) Line 1876 (March 1): Entire letter from Le Havre to Pernambuco endorsed "Str. Ville de Rio de Janeiro" at top, franked by 1871/75 5 c. green, 15 c. bistre and 80 c. carmine tied by '6311' gros chiffres of Le Havre Port with despatch cds below (March 2). Framed 'P.P.' in red and reverfse with "Pernambuco" arrival cds (March 21) and charged due "200" reis in green crayon on arrival. Signed Roumet. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5122 imageMessageries Impêriales 1874: Cover mailed on board the "Mendoza" Steamer to Pernambuco, Brazil, franked by 1871/75 Cêrès 5 c. green and 25 c. blue (3 examples) presumably uncancelled on despatch, all tied by dotted Anchor lozenge and paying the single 80 centime rate. Struck with framed "F/17" Convention handstamp in black (Van der Linden fig. 1133) and annotated for double rate and struck with framed AFFRANCHISEMENT / INSUFFISANT in red. "LIGNE J / PAQ. FR. No. 4" datestamp in black below (Aug 20) and reverse with Pernambuco arrfival cds (Sept 7). Taxed "640" reis in blue crayon which has folded the lower left corner of the 5 c. adhesive, the cover without side flaps but nevertheless a most unusual usage. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 93. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2011). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Overseas

Mexico
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5123 imagePSNC / RMSP 1864: Cover from Mazatlan, written during the 'Maximilian' War, from the US Consulate and addressed to the US Consulate in Bahia. Carried on PSNC Steamer from Mazatlan to Panama where struck with three line dated "PANAMA / TRANSIT" (Jan 19) in black. The quickest service was to London and then South again to Brazil via the RMSP "Tamar" to St. Thomas and the "Atrato" to Southampton. In London marked with "RETURNED / FOR POSTAGE" (another strike is under the stamps with "2/11d." in manuscript) and reverse with three London datestamps (Feb 13 and Feb 15 in red). The US Embassy franked the cover with Great Britain 1858/79 2 d. blue pl. 9, 1862/64 9 d. straw and 1 s. green pl. 1 (two examples) all tied by "WC-1" obliterators. Thence by RMSP "Oneida" to Rio where charged '240' (reis) due to pay. Soiling due to journey but an extraordinary cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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