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Peru continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5602 image1868: Lecoq 1 d. green, a used strip of four with large margins in a pale green shade, all cancelled by circular "TRUJILLO" handstamps without date in black. Some separation but scarce. Ex collection Georges Lamy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5603 imageLima 1851/58c.: Small group of covers (6) each with oval framed Lima rate markings with "LIMA / 1½", 2R. and 4R. struck in black (Colareta figs. 22p+23p+27p) and "LIMA / 2½", 3R. and 3½ all struck in blue (Colareta figs. 24p+25p+26p). Condition varies but a scarce group. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5604 imageLima 1850/58ca.: Small group of covers (8) most with "LIMA" straight line handstamp and unframed rate markings with '2', '2½', '3' and '3½' real rates struck in black (Colareta fig. 18p), and '2' with 'Franca' and VAPOR, '2½', '3' and '3½' all struck in blue (Colareta fig. 18p); condition varies but scarce. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5605 imageEarthquake & Tsunami 1868 (Aug 23): Entire letter written from Iquique just 10 days after the Earthquake and consequent Tsunami, mailed without stamps or handstamps to Valparaiso with manuscript "Franca" in lieu of both. Very rare.rnrnNote: The earthquake of 13 August 1868, followed by the resulting tsunami all but levelled the Southern coastal towns of Peru - including Tacna, Mollendo, Ilo, Arica, Arequipa, Torata and Iquique; resulting in an estimated 25'000 casualties. The Post Offices located in the ports were destroyed. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5606 imageEarthquake & Tsunami 1868 (Sept 6): Entire letter written from Iquique three weeks after the Earthquake and consequent Tsunami, mailed without stamps but with oval mute handstamp in black to Valparaiso with manuscript "Franca" in lieu of stamps. Very rare. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF950.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5607 image1822 (Aug 20): Entire letter written from Callao (during the War of Independence and just after Admiral Cochrane's Naval victory off Callao), mailed back to UK by British Naval Officer and struck with step type "PORTSMOUTH / SHIP LETTER" in red and charged 1/6 d. due. Fascinating letter: "The Peruvians are encamped within sight of the Royalists who muster about 6'000 men at about 10 leagues distant from Lima ... the Royalists appear to be waiting for the turning out of Affairs in the South where their greatest force is assembled. San Martin left this place some time ago ... I believe he now intends to land at Arica and force the Royalists into the Country ... ".rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 157, June 2009, lot 2427.rnrn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5608 image1823 (July 10): Entire letter from Callao to Boston, USA carried by US ship under a Captain Bajostz, struck on entry with 'SHIP' and 'New York' cds in red (Oct 20) and charged '39' cents. Fascinating letter also cross-written on obverse, "Royalists about to quite Lima" and "everything is risky a Ship with Patriot property is liable (to confiscation) and the same with Royalist property, the 'Arab' chartered for 2200 but now in the possesion of the Spaniards, Royal General promises to give up the ship when cargo is out...the 'Esther' left here under a Peruvian Flag with Troops...". A very early letter from the Pacific Coast to the USA and despite condition rare.rn (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5609 image1823 (July 14): Entire letter from Lima to Huth in London via Magellan Straits, struck on arrival with framed "PORTSMOUTH / SHIP LETTER" step type in red (Robertson S13, three years earlier than listed in red), with London arrival (Feb 13, 1824) on reverse and rated '1/4d.' to pay (8d. ship + 8d. to London). Scarce and very fine, journey time just over six months. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5610 image1825 (April 23): Printed Prices Current and letter from Lima to Portland, USA carried direct from Callao by American ship, struck on entry in New York with cds (Aug 22) and "SHIP" handstamps in red with charge of "20¾" cents in manuscript. A very early and lengthy printed Prices Current from Lima and fascinating historical content: "The decisive Battle obtained by the Columbian Army over the Spaniards by which all Peru is now free except the Castle of Callao which holds yet the Spanish Flag has permitted me to return again to this place...Callao is strictly beseiged and blockaded but it is supposed that it will hold for four or five months longer. General Bolivar has gone to the Interior Provinces to regulate their Government...". (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5611 image1837 (Feb 4): Entire letter from New York to Valparaiso sent by Forwarding Agent to Callao where placed in the mails with earliest recorded usages of both "CALLAO" handstamp and "FRANCA" in black (Colareta 2+2f). Rated as "½" ounce letter at left and charged "1½" reales at upper right in manuscript. Stained horizontal file fold but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5612 image1840 (Aug 19): Entire letter from Lima to Bordeaux, unusually struck with "CALLAO" and "FRANCA" straight line handstamps in black (Colareta figs. 2+2f), thence via Panama, with two line "LIVERPOOL / SHIP LETTER on reverse in black, to London and rated at '1/6d.' due, charged due '32' dêcimes to pay upon receipt (Nov 20). A rare and early entire.rnrnProvenance: Collection B.C. Berkinshaw-Smith, Corinphila sale 145, April 2015, lot 4684. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5613 image1851 (May 2): Entire letter from Trujillo to Paris mailed via British P.O.'s in Callao and Panama to London (June 21); the reverse of the letter damaged in transit and struck with two line "LETTRE ARRIVÉE / DÉCACHETÉE" in red and signed below presumably at the Paris Poste Restante (June 22) or in Calais; paper sealed over wax adhesive on reverse (French equivalent of 'Found Open Resealed'); nevertheless charged at full '21' dêcimes due. A rare and extremely unusual entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5614 image1855 (Dec 11): Entire letter from Lima to Paris endorsed at top "via Panama, English Packet", struck on reverse with "Callao" double arc cds in black (Dec 11). London cds on reverse (Jan 16, 1856) in black and struck with fine framed "FOREIGN COUNTRIES / ART. 20" exchange handstamp in red (Van der Linden fig. 1235 / Salles fig. 3022) overstruck with Calais entry marking (Jan 17) in black. Extremely rare - just three covers are now recorded, Salles recorded just two examples both struck in early January 1856, of which this entire was one. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF900.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5615 image1858 (Aug 14): Entire letter from Santiago de Chile to Lima, rated '2 rs.' in manuscript and struck on arrival with large circular "CAPITANIA DEL PUERTO DEL CALLAO" with Anchor vignette in blue and 'Callao' arrival cds (Aug 25) in black. An unusual usage of this handstamp in lieu of a Vapor marking. Folded for display and with sellotape applied by moron on reverse. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5616 imageStamp Shortage 1867 (April 10): Cover to Valparaiso struck with straight line "FRANCA" in black and superb strike of dotted "YQUIQUE" handstamp (Lamy & Rinck fig. 24) in black. File fold but most attractive and scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5617 image1830/60: The collection on leaves (with mail to and from Peru with 1820 entire from Tacna to Paris with fine "PAYS D'OUTREMER / PAR BORDEAUX" entry marking after a seven month journey via Magellan, 1848 entire letters from Lima to France each struck with "Callao" British P.O. cds and framed "COLONIES / &c. ART. 13" in red, 1850/55 four entires from Lima to France with PANAMA / TRANSIT in red, 1850 incoming cover with circular "SHIP LETTER / ♚ / LONDON" in red, 1863/70 entires with 'GB/2F 87½.' or 'GB/1F 90c.' accountancy markings etc. A most interesting well displayed collection. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13) (Image 14) (Image 15)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5618 image1853: France 40 c. orange and 80 c. carmine, ample to large margins all round, used on 9 February 1858 entire letter from Gera, Prussia to Lima, Peru tied by '1494' petit chiffres of Le Havre with oval "Dose & Kopstadt / Le Havre & L'Anvers" Forwarding Agent's cachet in blue. Blue Southampton tranmsit cds (April 1), thence per Steamer "Parana" to Panama. Struck on arrival with rectangular framed "E" handstamp (probably = Estangero or possibly E = Europa) applied in Callao (Emsing fig. E155), however the marking is very scarce and its use has yet to be fully determined. An unusual and rare usage.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dillemann, Paris, 21-23 Dec 1931. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5619 image1856: Great Britain 1 s. green, a horizontal pair used on 1859 cover to Lima, Peru endorsed 'p. Atrato' (RMSP Steamer) tied by 'Glasgow / 159' duplexes (Dec 1) in black. London transit in red (Dec 2) and double arc "PANAMA" transit (Dec 30) in black. Reverse, opening well for display, showing rectangular framed "MZ" handstamp applied in Callao on arrival (Emsing fig. E155) struck on mail that was not paid directly to the Post Office (but presumably settled accounts on a monthly basis). Internal docketing of receipt (Jan 10, 1860). One stamp slight corner crease but a scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5620 image1862: Lecoq 1 d. deep rose-red, an unused strip of five, of excellent rich colour and embossing, margins all round, a late printing on greyish white poor quality paper, large part og. Third stamp with small vertical paper split at top right and strip with minor vertical bends of no great significance, a rare and most attractive multiple. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
5621 image1862: Lecoq 1 d. rose-red, an unused strip of seven, of good colour and embossing, margins all round faintly touched at top left, a mid-printing on yellowish poor quality paper, large part og. Minor diagonal bends of no great significance, a rare and most attractive (very large) multiple - the Eitner and Lugón collections 'only' possessed unused strips of five. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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

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