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Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5144 imageFalmouth Packets 1826 (Aug 4): Entire letter from Buenos Ayres to London during the Brazilian blockade of the River Plate, struck on despatch with two line "BUENOS / AYRES" handstamp in red, carried on the Admiralty Packet "Dove" (under Lieut. James St. John). Rated in manuscript upon receipt at "3/6d." due to pay (2/5d. for the Maritime rate + 1s. 1d. for Falmouth to London + 1d. Captain's fee). London FPO arrival cds (Oct 26) on reverse of a fine and interesting entire.rnNote: Lieut. James St. John was relieved of his command for an Admiralty order violation upon his return to Falmouth. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Uruguay
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5145 imageFalmouth Packets 1838 (Jan 23): Entire letter written during the first French Blockade of the River Plate, sent from Montevideo to London and endorsed "p. Packet". Struck on despatch with fine straight line "MONTVO." handstamp in red. Carried on the "HMS Cockatrice" to Rio and thence on the "HMS Reindeer" to Falmouth at quadruple rate. Reverse with "London" double arc arrival (May 15) in black and charged "10/3d." due in manuscript. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 102. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5146 imageFalmouth Packets 1845 (Sept 10): Entire letter, with extraordinary script inside, mailed from blockaded Montevideo to Blaye, France with faint straight line "MONTVO." handstamp in red. Carried throiugh the blockade of the combined Anglo-French Squadrons by the US Frigate "Raritan" to Rio and thence per "HMS Resistance" to Plymouth Dock. Struck with superb two line "PACKET LETTER / DEVONPORT" in black (Robertson P2), and thence via London (Dec 21) where "Colonies / &c. Art. 12" applied in red. Boulogne entry mark in red and Blaye arrival on reverse (Dec 26) where charged '20' dêcimes due in manuscript plus '1D' handstruck for delivery. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 102. A fine and unusual 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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Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5147 imageRMSP 1859 (Jan 27): Cover from Buenos Ayres to Bayonne franked by 1858 'Barquitos' 1 p. brown tied by bold 'ponchitos' obliterator in black. Reverse with "CORREOS / BUENOS AIRES" cds (Jan 27), passed to British P.O. with BUENOS AYRES cds in blue. Carried on the "Camilla" to Rio and thence on the "Tamar", with London transit and struck there with "GB / 1F 60c.' accountancy marking in black. Calais transit on obverse (March 5), re-weighed on arrival in France and marked "16" (grams) for triple weight and charged '24' dêcimes handstruck in black. Some overall stains reduced and splits but just 8 'Barquitos' covers are known mailed abroad. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 103. Rare. Cert. Solari & Mautalen.rnProvenance: Collection Luis Alemany, Ivy & Mader, West Caldwell, 30 June 1998, lot 2020. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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5148 imageRMSP 1859: Cover from Buenos Ayres to Rome, franked by Jan 1859 'Barquitos' 1 p. indigo, two examples, each with good margins for this issue tied by 'ponchitos' handstamps in black. "CORREOS DE BUENOS AIRES" cds alongside (May 28) in black. Reverse with British Post Office BUENOS AYRES cds (May 28) in blue. Carried on the "Camilla" to Rio, and the "Tyne" to Southampton. London cds (July 4) in red and struck there with "GB / 1F 60c." accountancy marking in black; Calais transit of same day. Reverse with Civitavecchia and Rome / Via Di Mare datestamps where charged '56' bajocchi due to pay. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 103. A quite beautiful and outstandingly rare cover. Signed Jakubek.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd-Dale & Alred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 5 May 1967, lot 378; Collection Sabattini, Afinsa, Madrid, 20-21 Sept 2000, lot 37. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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5149 imageRMSP 1861 (Dec 27): Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Genova at double rate franked by Buenos Aires 1859 Cabecitas 4 r. green on bluish and 1 p. milky blue slightly worn impression, each with large margins all round tied by oval of dots in black, reverse with "Correos de Buenos Aires" despatch cds (Dec 28) in black. Carried on RMSP Steamer "Mersey" to Rio and thence by "Tyne" to Liverpool. Struck in London (Feb 3, 1862) with "GB / 1F 60c." accountancy marking in black, thence via Calais, Paris to Genova (Feb 6) with handstruck '20' decimi in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 104. A magnificent and extremely rare entire. Signed Scheller. Cert. Solari & Mautalen.rnProvenance: Collection Pablo Reim. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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5150 imageMessageries Impêriales 1863 (Jan 13): Cover from Buenos Aires to Saintes, France franked by 1859 Cabecitas 1 p. blue, fine impression, good to large margins all round, tied by oval lozenge of dots in black. Octagonal "BUENOS AYRES" Consular datestamp (Jan 16) above with slug error - '63' with '3' inverted and '6' missing (Salles fig. 1058 var). Carried on the "Saintonge" to Rio and thence on the "Guienne" to Bordeaux with reverse showing arrival (Feb 19) and charged '80' dêcimes due in black. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 104. File fold away from adhesive, an attractive and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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5151 imageMessageries Impêriales 1867: Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Dijon, France franked by 1864-67 Rivadavia 15 c. blue, perf. 11½, tied by French Anchor lozenge of dots in black - paying both internal fee (5 c.) and the River Plate crossing of 10 centavos to catch the "Aunis" at Montevideo. Circular "BUENOS AYRES / PAQ. FR. K. No. 1" datestamp (Aug 12) at right (Salles fig. 1037) and carried on Steamer "Aunis" to Rio, where transhipped to the "Guienne" for the journey to Bordeaux (Sept 19). Charged '10' dêcimes due to pay upon receipt. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 105. An extremely rare entire. Certs. Solari (2001), Kneitschel (2002), Del Mazo (2009). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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5152 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.rnrnSA&GSN 1854 (Nov 12): Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Paris endorsed at top "p. La Plata" to Rio (RMSP), struck with British P.O. "Buenos Ayres" despatch cds (Nov 12) and thence carried by the "Imperador" to Liverpool with superb strike of rare "SOUTH-AMERN. / PACKET / LIVERPOOL" struck in green (Jan 4, 1855) and displaying well (Robertson P27) on flap. London transit of the following day in red and "Colonies / &c. Art 13" in orange and charge of "1/-" with handstamp in black. Calais transit in red and charged due in Paris with '15' dêcime mark in black. Rev. Howat listed only four examples recorded of the South American Packet datestamp - which was used only on Mail from this service. A rare marking illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 106 and in 'River Plate Maritime Postal History' by Mario Kurchan on page119. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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5153 imageMessageries Impêriales 1877: Cover from Buenos Aires to Montpellier, France franked by February 1877 8 c. in black on 10 c. green tied by circular "MESSAGERIES MARITIMES * BUENOS AYRES" cachet in blue and presumably handed direct to the Office, additionally franked by France Type Sage 1 fr. olive-green for onward transmission tied by octagonal "BUENOS-AYRES / PAQ. FR. J No. 3" datestamp (April 8) with additional strike at right (Salles fig. 1072). Carried on the "Orenoque" with Bordeaux cds (May 6) on reverse. Illustrated in Edition D'Or on page 112. Part back flap missing and trivial file folds but an attractive and rare cover, believed unique.rnProvenance: Collection Carlos Chaves, Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 19 Nov 2009, lot 697. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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5154 imageOn November 1, 1860 prepayment using French adhesive stamps was regulated. rnrnMessageries Impêriales 1860 (Nov 14): Entire letter from Buenos Ayres to Barcelona, Spain endorsed "via di Francia" at top, franked by France 1853 80 c. carmine in a horizontal pair, touched to good margins but affected by file folds, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in blue with corresponding framed "P.P." and octagonal "CONFEDERATION ARGENTINE / *" Consular datestamp (Nov 14) alongside (Salles fig. 1057). Carried on the "Saintonge" to Rio de Janeiro and thence by the "Navarre" to Bordeaux with entry marking "Brêsil / Bordeaux" in red (Dec 21). Struck on arrival in Barcelona (Dec 25) with "8 Rs." due in blue. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 107. A very rare entire - the Maiden Voyage of the "Ligne Annexe de Plata", and the earliest recorded Argentinian outgoing letter franked by adhesive Postage Stamps. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5155 imageMessageries Impêriales 1866 (Feb 4): Cover from Buenos Ayres to Olivone, Switzerland at double rate franked by 1862/63 80 c. carmine, a single and a vertical pair, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge. Carried on the "Carmel" to Rio and trans-shipped to the "Guienne" for the Transatlantic crossing with "BUENOS AYRES" Consular datestamp (Feb 4) in black at left (Salles fig. 1058) and octagonal Paquebot "CONF. ARGENTINE / CARMEL" datestamp (Feb 6) also in black (Salles fig. 1034). Reverse with Basel-Olten TPO and Fiasca arrival cds. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 107. Minor imperfections due to journey but a scarce cover to an unusual destination at this date. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Uruguay
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5156 imageMessageries Impêriales 1861 (Aug 16): Cover from Montevideo to Prussia endorsed "via Burdeos", franked by France 1853 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine, clear to good margins, tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with faint octagonal "URUGUAY" Consular datestamp (Aug 16) alongside (Salles fig. 1061). Carried on the "Saintonge" to Rio and thence via the "Estramadure". Red framed "PD" at left and circular "Aus Frankreich Per Aachen / Franco" in red (Sept 20). Manuscript confirmation of sending date written across the cover but an early and scarce cover. Illustrated in Editon D'Or 59 on page 108. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5157 imageMessageries Impêriales 1872 (Feb 4): Cover from Buenos Ayres to Arnstadt bei Gotha at double rate endorsed "Par la Vapeur Française via Bordeaux", franked by Cêrès 1871/75 15 c. bistre and 25 c. blue - single and two blocks of four, all tied by dotted Anchor lozenge with octagonal "BUENOS-AYRES / PAQ. FR. J No. 2" datestamp (Feb 29) in black (Salles fig. 1072). Carried on Paquebot "Sindh" to Bordeaux with Arnstadt arrival cds (April 1) on reverse. The block is folded over the edge of the envelope and now displayed well. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 108. An unusual and attractive cover.rnProvenance: Maurice Burrusrnrn (Image 1)

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5158 imageMessageries Impêriales 1874 (Dec 26): Cover from Buenos Ayres to Bordeaux at triple rate, endorsed "per Mendoza", franked by Argentina 1867 15 c. blue (Scott 19) tied by "Buenos Aires / OM" datestamp in black and Belgrano 10 c. green pair on reverse tied by "J" marking in combination with France Siège 40 c. orange and 1871/5 Cêrès 10 c. bistre on rose (2) and 80 c. carmine (3) all tied by dotted Anchor lozenge. Octagonal "BUENOS AYRES / PAQ. FR. J No. 4" datestamp (Dec 26) alongside. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 109. An unusual and most attractive cover. Signed Roumet.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, Basel, 18 March 1967, lot 2335. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Uruguay
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5159 imageMessageries Impêriales 1875 (Sept 11): Cover from Buenos Ayres to Bordeaux endorsed "per Niger", franked by Uruguay 1866 10 c. green (Scott 36) tied by lozenge and France 1871/75 Cêrès 10 c. bistre on rose vertical pair, small fault at base, and 80 c. carmine tied by dotted Anchor lozenge. Fine octagonal MONTÉVIDÉO / PAQ. FR. J No. 1" datestamp (Sept 11) in black (Salles fig. 1076) with red "PD" alongside. Carried on the "Niger" with Bordeaux arrival (Oct 8) on reverse. Part flap missing but a charming cover. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 109. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5160 imageRMSP 1865 (Dec 30): Entire letter from Montevideo to New York at double rate, endorsed "via Southampton p. Steamer", struck on despatch with oval "Admon de Correos / Montevideo" datestamp (Dec 31), carried on the "Magdalena" to Southampton. Thence via London (Feb 4) and HAPAG Steamer "Hammonia" on her last New York voyage and struck with "New York Am. Pkt." arrival (Feb 26) and "90" (cents) due marking for double rate and Depreciated Currency handstamp "U.S. NOTES / 138" in black. A fine 'Double Atlantic Crossing entire'. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 110. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5161 imageMessageries Impêriales 1865 (Oct 14): Entire letter from Montevideo to New York endorsed "pr. Steamer via Bordeaux", franked by France 1862/63 40 c. orange vertical pair and 80 c. carmine in a creased horizontal strip of three tied by dotted Anchor lozenge in black. Octagonal "MONTEVIDEO" Consular datestamp (Oct 15) at right and the entire carried by Brazilian Ship "Wanama" to Rio as the French Packet "Carmel" was in dock due to a boiler explosion. The adhesives also tied by octagonal datestamp and carried by "Navarre" to Bordeaux, thence via closed bag to New York (Dec 5) where treated as fully paid. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Argentina
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5162 imageBritish Post Offices 1877: Cover from Buenos Aires to Indiana, USA via London on the RMSP "Neva", franked by Argentina 1877 8 c. lake, rouletted, tied by framed "Buenos Aires / O.M." datestamp (Nov 15) in black, Great Britain 1873/80 5 d. grey pl. 15 pair (Gi 147) initially left uncancelled and tied in transit with "FB" Foreign Branch obliterators in London (Dec 18). Reverse with 'New York / Paid All' duplex of entry (Dec 28). Illustrated in Edition 59 on page 111. A fine and scarce cover.rnNote: The British P.O.'s in Buenos and Montevideo were closed in July 1873, however British stamps were sold by the British Consul until Argentina joined the UPU on April 1, 1878. Uruguay joined the UPU on July 1, 1880. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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5163 imageBritish Post Offices 1877: Cover from Buenos Aires to Bremen. Germany via London on the RMSP "Elbe", franked by Argentina 1877 8 c. lake, rouletted, tied by circular "Buenos Aires / O.M." datestamp (June 15) in black with buzon (box) "A" marking alongside; Great Britain 1858/79 1 d. red pl. 182 pair and 1873/80 1 s. green pl. 12 tied in London in transit by "28" numeral obliterators in black. London cds (July 16) and Bremen arrival of the following day on reverse. Illustrated in Edition 59 on page 111. A fine and scarce cover.rnNote: The British P.O.'s in Buenos and Montevideo were closed in July 1873, however British stamps were sold by the British Consul until Argentina joined the UPU on April 1, 1878. Uruguay joined the UPU on July 1, 1880.rnProvenance: Collection Rodolfo Campigotto. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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