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Europe

Netherlands
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5124 imageLamport & Holt (Booth) Line 1873: Cover from Amsterdam to Lisbon, Portugal via Bahia, Brazil endorsed "via England", franked by 1872 20 c. green horizontal pair, creased, tied by dotted numeral obliterator with Amsterdam despatch cds (Aug 28) at left. 'London / Paid' transit in red (Aug 30) and carried by L&H Steamer "Olber" to Bahia in error with Brazilian Bahia arrival (Sept 19) and British P.O. cds on obverse (Sept 21). Mailed back to destination on L&H Steamer "Ticho Brahe" to Lisbon with reverse showing "Por Transatlantico" cds (Oct 8), where charged '80' reis due in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 89. A most unusual entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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

Switzerland

Sitting Helvetia imperf. 'Strubel'
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5125 imageRMSP 1856 (June 4): Entire letter from Neuchâtel to Rio de Janeiro, endorsed "via Southampton", franked by Strubel 1 fr. violet grey, 10 rp. blue and 20 rp. orange, all three adhesives touched or shaved, tied by mute lozenge of Neuchâtel (AW 52) with "NEUCHATEL en Suisse 4 Juin 1856" despatch cds in blue, framed "P.D." in blue, French "SUISSE 6 JUIN 56 PONTARLIER" entry cds in red and London transit cds in red (June 7) alongside. Reverse with Paris - Calais Ambulant cds. Cover transported from Southampton to Rio with RMSP steamer "Avon". The inland due of 240 reis is not shown. Some cover toning and vertical and horizontal file folds resulting in a crease well away from the stamp, in spite of this an extremely rare destination, correctly franked in the December 1854 rate from the first Swiss rayon via Great Britain to the desembarkation port, valued at 13 out of 13 points in Schäfer. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 91. Cert. Rellstab (1989).rnrnRMSP 1856 (4. Juni): Briefkuvert von Neuchâtel nach Rio de Janeiro, Leitweg "via Southampton", frankiert mit Strubel 1 Fr. violettgrau, 10 Rp. blau und 20 Rp. orange, vorab voll- bis überrandig (1 Fr. & 20 Rp. berührt), klar und übergehend entw. mit der Raute von Neuchâtel (AW 52) mit nebenges. Abgangsstp. "NEUCHATEL en Suisse 4 Juin 1856" und Rahmenstp. "P.P.", beide in Blau sowie franz. Grenzübergangsstp. "SUISSE 6 JUIN 56 PONTARLIER" und Transitstp. "PAID DG 7 JU 1856", beide in Rot. Rückseitig Ambulant Paris - Calais. Der Brief wurde von Southampton nach Rio mit dem RMSP-Dampfer 'Avon' transportiert, die brasilianische Inlandstaxe von 240 Reis wurde nicht vermerkt. Das Kuvert ist getönt mit senkrechten und waagrechten Archivbügen, teils mit Papierverletzung, ohne jedoch die Frankatur zu tangieren. Eine sehr seltene Destination aus der Strubelzeit, korrekt frankiert im Tarif von Dezember 1854 für einen Brief aus dem ersten schweizer Briefkreis über England bis zum Ausschiffungshafen, bewertet mit 13 von 13 möglichen Seltenheitspunkten in Schäfer - Auslandsdestinationen. Abgebildet in Edition D'Or 59 auf Seite 91. Attest Rellstab (1989). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF9,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Germany

Dt. Reich
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5126 imageRMSP / PSNC 1872 (Dec 9): Cover from Halle to Rio de Janeiro, endorsed "via England", franked by Empire Small Shield ¼ gr. violet and 5 gr. ochre in a horizontal pair in a combination franking with Large Shield ½ gr. orange and 1 gr. carmine, tied by "HALLE A/S. 9 12 1-2." despatch cds in black with framed "P.P." in red and 'London / Paid' transit cds (Dec 11) in red alongside. Cover transported from Liverpool to Rio with PSNC steamer 'Edinburgh Castle'. Front shows "11¾" (gr.) rate, "11" (d.) debited from the British to the German Post and "240" (reis) due. Adhesives with perforation irregularities due to their proximity to the cover's edge, nevertheless an attractive and correctly rated four colour franking, illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 91. Cert. Sommer (2003).rnrnRMSP / PSNC 1872 (9. Dez.): Briefkuvert von Halle nach Rio de Janeiro, Leitweg "via England", frankiert mit Kleinem Schild ¼ Gr. violett und 5 Gr. ockerbraun im waagrechten Paar in Kombination mit Grossem Schild ½ Gr. orange und 1 Gr. karmin, klar und übergehend entw. mit dem alten preussischen Stempel "HALLE A/S. 9 12 1-2." mit nebenges. Rahmenstp. "P.P." und Transitstp. "LONDON PAID 11 DE 72", beide in Rot. Der Brief wurde von Liverpool nach Rio mit der PSNC 'Edinburgh Castle' transportiert. Vorderseitig wurde der gesamte Tarif von "11¾" (Gr.) als Rötel vermerkt, britischer Verrechnungsvermerk von "11" (d.) als Rötel sowie "240" (Reis) als Bläuel. Freimarken mit den üblichen Zähnungsunzulänglichkeiten aufgrund der Randklebung, dennoch eine attraktive Vierfarbenfrankatur und zugleich eine Mischfrankatur beider Schilde, abgebildet in Edition D'Or 59 auf Seite 135. Attest Sommer (2003). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF9,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Overseas

USA
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5127 imageInman Line & Messageries Impêriales 1863: Cover from Oberlin, Ohio to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil endorsed "via Bordeaux" franked by 1861 3 c. rose and 30 c. orange of fine colour, placed just over the edge of the envelope, tied by circular grid obliterators in black and by "Oberlin / O." despatch (May 1) in black. Circular "N. York Am. Pkt. / Paid" cds in red (May 9), carried on the Inman Line Steamer "Glasgow" to Liverpoool with manuscript '24' cents credit to GB in red ink, thence via Calais with "ETATS-UNIS" entry marking in red (May 24) also tying the 3 c. adhesive. Ligne du Bresil from Bordeaux carried on the Paquebot "Bêarn" to Rio with arrival cds (June 18) on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 94. A delightful cover. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (2001).rnProvenance: Stanley Piller, D. Richardson. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5128 imageCunard & RMSP 1863: USA 3 c. pink postal stationery envelope used to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, endorsed "via Southampton", up-rated with 1861/62 12 c. black and 30 c. orange tied by bold strikes of circular "Oberlin / O." datestamps (Sept 11) in black. "N. York Br. Pkt. / Paid" cds in red (Sept 15) and carried on Cunard Steamer "Africa" with 'London / Paid' cds tying the 30 c. adhesive (Sept 26) in red. Manuscript '40' (cents) British credit and thence by RMSP Steamer "Oneida" to Rio. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 94. Envelope with slight trim at left but most attractive and rare.rnProvenance: Collection 'Sevenoaks', Siegel, New York, 15 Nov 2000, lot 5128. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

Europe

Portugal
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5129 imageRMSP 1874: Cover from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro endorsed "p. Tyber" (RMSP Steamer), franked by 1870 80 r. orange, perf. 12½, tied by "1" numeral obliterator with Lisbon despatch cds alongside (Dec 29). Reverse with Rio de Janeiro arrival cds (Jan 16, 1875) with manuscript '300' reis due in blue crayon. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 95.rnProvenance: Collection Karlheinz Wittig, Corinphila sale 184, Sept 2013, ex lot 4161.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5130 imagePSNC 1874: Mourning envelope from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro franked by 1870 150 r. blue, perf. 13½, tied by "1" numeral obliterator with Lisbon cds below (May 31). Rio de Janeiro arrival cds (June 23) on reverse with framed "300 / Rs." Postage Due marking in black. Carried on PSNC Steamer "Cotopaxi". Flap missing otherwise fine, a scarce stamp on letter. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 95. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5131 imageRMSP 1874: Cover from Porto to Rio de Janeiro endorsed "p. Paquete" franked by 1870 50 r. green and 100 r. lilac, perf. 12½, tied by "16" numeral obliterator with Porto despatch cds alongside (Sept 28). Carried on the non subsidised RMSP Steamer "Tiber". Reverse with Rio de Janeiro arrival cds (Oct 16) with manuscript '300' reis due in blue crayon. Some toning around perfs. but not unattractive. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 95.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5132 image1876: Cover from Horta, Azores to Rio de Janeiro, struck on despatch with "HORTA" cds (March 27) with reverse showing "Correio de / Lisboa" transit cds (April 4) in black. Carried on the Steamer "Henry IV" and struck on arrival in Rio with framed "300 / Rs." Postage Due marking in black. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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

Overseas

Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5133 imageSpanish Colonial Period 1767 (Nov 21): Entire letter to Domingos Basabilbaso, Manager of the Buenos Aires Branch of the "Empresa Estatal de los Correos Maritimos", struck on obverse with condensed "ESPAÑA" handstamp in red and "3 DE PLATA" handstamps in red applied in Cadiz. Letter docketed internally on arrival "Cartagena de Indias Abril 1768". Extraordinarily rare - the second earliest recorded mail after the 1764 reorganisation of the Postal Regulations. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 98. An important entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5134 imageSpanish Colonial Period 1792 (Jan 9): Entire letter from Montevideo to Buenos Ayres rated '1' in manuscript for shipping fee across the River Plate, struck with fine strike of "MONT.VO" in red (Guinovart & Tizon fig. 1). A rare and early entire. Signed Dias. Cert. C. H. Rocha (2008).rnProvenance: Collection Roberto Hoffman, Corinphila (1982). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5135 imageSpanish Colonial Period 1800 (Nov 7): Entire letter from Cadiz to Snr. Don Domingo de Reynoso of the Real Armada at Puerto de Santa Maria, prepaid "5c." and struck below with "CADIZ" despatch handstamp in red. Two vertical slits for disinfection, a fine and early entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5136 imageSpanish Colonial Period 1800 (Oct 8): Entire letter from Malaga to Montevideo, Uruguay addressed to one Don. Benito Calzada, struck on despatch with two line "MALAGA / ANDA. BAXA." in red (Guinovart & Tizon #4) and watery but complete strike of "ESPAÑA" handstamp in red applied in La Coruña. Two vertical disinfection slits, no docketing of receipt but a fresh and fine entire. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 99.rnNote: A single weight entire, less than 5 adarmes would have been charged 3 Reales de Plata fuerte.rnProvenance: Collection Carlos Chaves, Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 19 Nov 2009, lot 505. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5137 imageSpanish Colonial Period 1813 (Nov 19): Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, carried unusually by a British ship and endorsed "p. HMS Hermes" at lower left, prepaid on despatch and struck with straight line "FRANCA" and two line "BUENOS / AYRES" in red (Guinovart & Tizon 5 and 3). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 99. Superb and rare.rnNote: This was the fourth "HMS Hermes". A 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1811 and burned in 1814 during a highly unsuccessful attack on Fort Bowyer at Mobile Point, Alabama. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5138 image1852 (Nov 8): Entire letter probably from Rio de Janeiro via Montevideo to Buenos Ayres endorsed "per Condesa" in manuscript, struck with superb strike of oval framed "MONTEVIDEO / 8 NOV / (52)" handstamp in black and charged '10' centavos to pay upon receipt. Less than fifteen covers have been recorded with this datestamp: only used in 1852 on incoming foreign mail. A fine and rare cover. Cert. C.H. Rocha (2008).rnProvenance: Collections Charles Jewell (1966) and Roberto Hoffman (1982); Collection 'Concordia', Investphila, Lugano, 22 March 2009, lot 1911. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF350.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5139 imageSteamer Mail 1871 (Jan 26): Prepaid entire letter from Buenos Ayres to Montevideo struck with oval framed "MENSAGERIAS FLUVIALES / 26 ENO. 1871 / BUENOS AYRES" Steamer handstamp in black. Scarce and fine. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5140 imageBrazilian Province of Uruguay "Cisplatina Province" 1826 (June 2): Large part cover from Montevideo to London endorsed "p. H.B.M. packet Lord Hobart" struck on despatch with straight line "MONTV.O" despatch handstamp in red (just four recorded), and struck on arrival with italic manuscript filled "4 Oz. at 14/s. per Oz" handstamp in black with the requisite charge "£ 2.16s." alongside in manuscript to pay upon receipt. London Foreign Post Office arrival on reverse (Aug 18) in black. An exceptional cover - the Brazilian fleet was blockading the River Plate whilst this letter was in transit and thereafter Falmouth Packets called at Rio de Janeiro. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 100. Rare and most attractive, an extraordinarily high rate to pay upon arrival, just four recorded outgoing covers are known mailed during the Brazilian occupation of Uruguay. Unique.rnProvenance: Collection Sabattini, Afinsa, Madrid, 20-21 Sept, 2000, lot 2; Collection Paulo Comelli RDP, Investphila, Lugano, 16 March 2012, lot 1168. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF4,600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5141 imageFalmouth Packets 1831 (April 20): Second sheet of entire letter from Buenos Ayres to London, endorsed "pr. Packet Renard", struck with dotted frame manuscript filled "1¼ Oz at 14/s. per Oz" italic handstamp in black and requisite charge of "17/6d." due to pay in manuscript alongside. Reverse with London Foreign Post Office arrival cds (July 13) in black.rnProvenance: Collection Rodolfo Campigotto. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5142 imageFalmouth Packets 1842 (Sept 17): Entire letter from Buenos Ayres to Bath, England endorsed "per H.B.M. Pkt" and carried on "HMS Cockatrice" via Rio de Janeiro, struck on arrival in Falmouth with fine circular "BUENOS AYRES / O" handstamp in green. Reverse with double arc 'Bath' arrival cds (Feb 10) in black displaying well on flap; rated at '2/7d.' to pay in manuscript (2/5 d. for the Maritime voyage + 1 d. internal charge to Bath + 1 d. Captain's gratuity). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 101. Slight crack in face panel not detracting from appearance of a rare entire.rnProvenance: Collection Rodolfo Campigotto. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5143 imageFalmouth Packets 1845 (July 2): Entire letter written on board the "HMS Eagle" off Montevideo to West Wittering, Chichester, carried by "HMS Spider" to Rio and thence on the "HMS Peterel" and struck on arrival in Falmouth with superb circular "BUENOS AYRES / O" handstamp in red. Reverse with London transit cds and Chichester arrival cds (Sept 26) in black, rated at '2/7d.' to pay in manuscript (2/5 d. for the Maritime voyage + 1 d. internal charge to Bath + 1 d. Captain's gratuity). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 101. A lovely entire.rnNote: The Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata was a five-year-long naval blockade imposed by France and Britain on the Argentine Confederation ruled by Juan Manuel de Rosas. It was imposed in 1845 to support the Colorado Party in the Uruguayan Civil War and closed Buenos Aires to naval commerce. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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