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Peru continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5542 image1850 (Jan 29): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Panamá addressed to Tomas C. Mosquera, endorsed "Con Impresos" (Newspapers were carried free of charge by the PSNC) and struck by "VAPOR BOLIVIA / P" handstamp in blue, on the Maiden voyage of the Steamer which had recently sailed from England, arriving in Valparaiso on Dec 27, 1849. On this first Northbound trip, she arrived in Callao February 9. A fine and attractive entire, illustrated in A.R. Doublet "The Pacific Steam Navigation Company" on page 53. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5543 image1850 (May 30): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija, struck with slightly watery but fine "VAPOR BOLIVIA / P" in blue. The "Bolivia" arrived in Callao on June 9. A scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5544 image1842 (Nov 25): Entire letter from Lima to Arequipa enclosing a draft, endorsed "Vapor Chile" and struck with fine "VAPOR CHILE / P" handstamp in black. Transit of "YSLAY" in oxidised red (now looks black) and rated '2½' reales for inland delivers (the PSNC fee was 1 real prepaid), the Steamer saild on the day of mailing and arrived in Valparaiso on December 7. Some small staining at base not detracting from a scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5545 image1845 (May 26): Entire letter from Sucre, Bolivia to Lima mailed via Cobija, struck on despatch with superb "SUCRE" and framed "ESTERIOR / FRANCA" in bright red, manuscript "cuatro de porte y uno de vapor" (4 reales inland postage + 1 real for Steamship), struck with "VAPOR CHILE / P" in black at top. The "Chile" sailed from Valparaiso on July 8 and arrived in Callao on July 19. Tiny tear in face panel at top but mail from Bolivia is rare and this is a particularly magnificent entire.rnReference: Illustrated in Aldo Salvatecci - 'Postal treaties of Peru' on page 25. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,100.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5546 image1845 (Aug 25): Entire letter from Cobija, Bolivia to the Consul of Bolivia in Santiago de Chile at double rate, endorsed "Vapor Chile" and struck with fair "VAPOR CHILE / P" in black. On arrival struck with "ULTRAMAR" and "VALPARAISO" handstamps in red-brown with rates "2+3 = 5" reales to pay (double Maritime 2 r. plus inland 3 r.). The Steamship sailed from Callao on August 19 and arrived in Valparaiso on August 30. A scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5547 image1845c. Cover probably from Callao / Lima to Santiago "por el Vapor", prepaid with FRANCA handstamp in black (a charge of 1 real for PSNC) and struck alongside with "VAPOR CHILE / P" handstamp in yellow ink. Manuscript '1½ + 2' (reales) at upper right (1½ r. for Maritime fee and 2 r. for inland). Tiny wormhole and vertical crease but a rare usage. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5548 image1845/46: Front of cover to Valparaiso endorsed "par Vapeur Chile" at lower left, struck with fine strike of "VAPOR CHILE / P" in yellow. Rare in this colour. Illustrated in A.R. Doublet 'The Pacific Steam Navigation Company' on page 43. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5549 image1848 (March 28): Entire letter, slightly damp stained, from Santiago to Bordeaux, France endorsed "por Vapor" and "Via de Panama y d'Angleterre", struck with oval framed "SANTIAGO / DE CHILE" and "FRANCA" in red, and, on reverse by British P.O. 'Valparaiso' cds (April 30) in black. Carried North with "VAPOR CHILE / P" in blue to Panama where transferred to the RMSP "Dee" to London (July 4). Struck there with framed "Colonies / &c. Art 13" in red and thence via Calais to Bordeaux where charged '20 dêcimes. The sole recorded example of a PSNC "Vapor" marking on a letter to Europe. Unique. Ex collection Hamilton Croaker (RPSL article 1983) and accompanied by a letter from A.R. Doublet.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5550 image1849 (May 30): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Lima struck with fine "VAPOR CHILE / P" in bluish-green ink. The steamer arrived in Callao on June 9. A fresh and fine entire. Signed Georges Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5551 image1850c.: Cover probably from Cobija, Bolivia to the Consul of Bolivia in Santiago de Chile, endorsed "p. Chile" and struck with fair "VAPOR CHILE / P" in black. On arrival struck with "ULTRAMAR" and "VALPARAISO" handstamps in red with rates "1+2½ = 3½" reales to pay (Maritime 1 r. plus inland 2½ r.). A fine and attractive cover, illustrated in A.R. Doublet "The Pacific Steam Navigation Company" on page 46. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5552 image1868: Lecoq 1 d. yellow green, a single defective used example cancelled by large part strike of rare oval "PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / STEAMSHIP / COQUIMBO" in blue (Emsing E196 = 250 pts.), together with an 1872 entire letter from Callao to Arequipa endorsed per "Coquimbo" at upper left bearing 1 d. yellow-green tied by 'Callao' cds in black. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5553 image1852 (Dec 29): Entire letter from Santiago to Lima endorsed 'Vapor Ingles', struck on despatch with oval framed "SANTIAGO / DE CHILE" and "FRANCA" in red, and by "VAPOR LIMA / P" handstamp in black. Reverse flap showing framed "VAPOR" marking in blue of Callao where the "Lima" arrived on Jan 8, 1853. A fine and scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5554 image1841 (June 1): Entire letter from Lima to Valparaiso with early endorsement of PSNC ship "Peru" at lower left, prepaid '1½' reales with straight line handstamps of "CALLAO" and "FRANCA" in black (Colareta ffigd. 2+2f). Interesting content "I have determined on proceeding on the 'Cayuga' to Mazatlan and probably from there to Canton...". A fine and early PSNC entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5555 image1842 (July 11): Entire letter from Tacna to Cobija, via Arica struck with heavily inked "VAPOR PERU / P" in deep indigo blue ink. Extensive worm-holes do not greatly detract from a rare usage. The Steamship sailed from Callao on August 7 and arrived at Valparaiso on August 19. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5556 image1843 (Aug 25): Entire letter frorm Lima to Arequipa endorsed "Vapor Peru", struck with brilliant strike of "VAPOR PERU / P." in black and rated '2½' reales in manuscript for the inland postage. "ISLAY" transit handstamp in oxidised red (Colareta fig. 1 = 40 pts.) at right. Small acid ink fault at base but of superb appearance and very rare. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5557 image1844 (July 17): Entire letter from Valparaiso addressed to the Archbishop of Lima, rated '1' real (postage due to PSNC), struck with fair "VAPOR PERU / P" handstamp in red. The Steamship sailed from Valparaiso on July 17 and arrived at Callao on July 27. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5558 image1846c.: Cover probably from Concepcion to Santaigo, Chile struck with "VAPOR PERU / P" handstamp in blue, "CABOTAJE" and "VALPARAISO" both in oxidised red ink, with rate markings "1+2=3" reaales due to pay in manuscript (1 real Maritime rate + 2 reales inland). Sadly undated but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5559 image1847 (Jan 12): Entire letter from Valparaiso endorsed "p. Vor. Nueva Granada" at top, struck with "VAPOR PERU / P" in red. This latter marking was used as the "New Granada" had only just arrived from England on January 4, 1847 - this being her Maiden Coastal voyage, and no handstamp had been supplied. The Steamer sailed on Jan 13 and arrived at Callao on Jan 21. Internally annotated 'Nouvelle Granada' at top of letter. A remarkable entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5560 image1852 (Oct 30): Entire letter from Valparaiso to San Francisco endorsed "via Panama", struck with fair "VAPOR QUITO / P" in black. The Steamer arrived in Callao on Nov 8th, arriving in Panama on Nov 19. From Panama carried by the "Northerner" (helpfully docketed internally) to San Francisco (Dec 6) where struck with "25" (cents) due handstamp in black. A scarce entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5561 image1868: Lecoq 1 d. green, used example on July 1870 cover to Arequipa tied by oval framed "PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / STEAMSHIP / QUITO" handstamp in black. Slightly unclear cancellation but extremely scarce (Lamy & Rinck fig. 104, 90 pts. / Emsing E196 = 200 pts.), together with a further 1869 cover bearing 1868 1 d. green used from Callao to Lambayeque with manuscript endorsement "pr. Quito". A rare pair. (Image 1)

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

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