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Chile continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
61 image1831 (Dec 27): Ship's register cover from the Customs (Aduana) of Coquimbo to the Customs in Chiloe, rated '6 rs.' in manuscript at left, carried by the Brig 'Nacional Pluton' on a voyage to Chiloe, struck with fine strike of italic FRANCA / COQUIMBO handstamp in red. Reverse with full docketing of arrival in Chiloe (Jan 20, 1832). One of two recorded ship's register of present day Chile, a most appealing and rare cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
62 image1840 (Dec 1): Entire letter from Valparaiso to Arequipa with early endorsement of PSNC ship "Vapeur Peru" at lower left, the ship had only left London in June 1840 to begin the famous PSNC service; rated '2' (ship's fee) at right and struck with oxidised "ISLAY" handstamp in black (Colareta fig. 1 = 40 pts.) in transit and rated '4½' reales internal rate for a triple letter. Rare letter carried on the Second Sailing of the "Peru", the earliest recorded letter with a PSNC reference. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
63 image1842 (Nov 4): Entire letter from Copiapo, Chile to Tarma, Peru endored 'por el vapor Chile', struck with "VAPOR CHILE / P" in black. The letter is addressed to Francisco de Paulla Otero, President of the Arequipa Department who had fought alongside San Martin in the liberation War of 1820-1824. Some dust marks but very scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
64 image1842 (June 20): Entire letter from Copiapo, Chile to Tarma, Peru endored 'via Lima', struck with superb "VAPOR PERU / P" in red with internal rate '2½' reales in manuscript to pay. The letter is addressed to Francisco de Paulla Otero, President of the Arequipa Department who had fought alongside San Martin in the liberation War of 1820-1824. Rare and particularly fine, the earliest recorded letter with a PSNC steamship marking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
65 image1872: Entire letter from Valparaiso to Bordeaux endorsed "Vapeur Chimborazo" at top, struck with 'Valparaiso / Chile' despatch cds in red (May 14), from Colon by French Packet with 'Outremer / Bordeaux' entry cds (June 26) in red where charged '24' dêcimes handstruck in black. Interesting text in French regarding the irregularities of sending goods by the British packets via the Magellan Straits and thus the preference for the French via Panama. An attractive entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
66 image1878 & 1881: Covers (2), each sent unpaid, earlier cover, some aging, endorsed "pr. Str. Patagonia" with British P.O. "Valparaiso / Unpaid" cds on reverse (Aug 28), with handstruck '1/-' due and two Foreign Branch datestamps of arrival in London (Oct 11) and mailed via Magellan Straits; 1881 cover endorsed "via Magellan, SS Iberia", with British P.O. "Valparaiso / Unpaid" cds on reverse (Jan 26) and charged '12' dêcimes due on arrival (March 6). (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
67 image1855: Second London print 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, wmk. upright with Ivory Heads, a used horizontal strip of four, huge margins all round and sheet marginal at base, the marginal CORREOS watermark covering the lower part of two stamps, neatly cancelled by three near full target handstamps in black. A true gem, a multiple for the connoisseur. Cert. Philatelic Foundation (2002).rnrnProvenance: Corinphila sale 133, June 2002, lot 2719. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
68 image1855: Second London print 5 c. red-brown on blued paper, a used example with huge margins all round, sheet marginal at right, tied to 1856 cover to Valparaiso by target cancel in black with "Santiago / Chile" cds in red (July 27) alongside. Insignificant stain at left, well away from the adhesive, a most attractive cover and rare so fine. Signed P. Vaccari. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
69 image1855: Perkins Bacon 5 c. red-brown on blued, a touched example used on 1856 cover to Pisco, Peru tied by target handstamp in black, with "Santiago / Chile" cds (Aug 14) alongside in red. Struck on arrival with scarce "PISCO / VAPOR" in black (Colareta fig. 3v), an early usage. Rated at '2r.' and '2½' in manuscript on obverse and thus possibly treated as a double letter on arrival. Some soiling but scarce. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
70 image1858/62: Estanco 5 c. reddish-brown, a used example with large margins all round tied to 1859 entire letter from Concepcion to Santiago endorsed "Correo ete Tierra", tied by target handstamp in blue with corresponding CONCEPCION cds (July 15) cds in blue at left. A charming and rare usage. Signed Pfenninger. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
71 image1856/62: 5 c. rose-red, a used example, slightly shaved at left, used on 1864 cover from Valparaiso to Bordeaux endorsed "Por el Vapor Paita", with Valparaiso despatch cds in red (Nov 22). Reverse with Lima transit cds (Nov 28) and the letter held in Lima until the Spanish blockade of Callao was lifted and then struck with British P.O. cds (Feb 13, 1865) in black. Thence via Panama and London (March 16) where struck with 'GB / 2F 87½c.' accountancy marking. Bordeaux arrival (March 18) on reverse. A rare example of mail interrupted by these hostilities.rnrnNote: The 'Guano' War or Chincha Islands War, was a series of coastal and naval battles between Spain and its former colonies of Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Bolivia from 1865 to 1866. Even before Chile and Peru were formally allied, Spain had suffered a humiliating naval defeat at the naval Battle of Papudo on November 26, 1865 where the Chilean corvette Esmeralda captured the Spanish schooner Covadonga, taking the crew prisoner and seizing the admiral's war correspondence. Peru declared war on Spain on January 12, 1866. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
72 image1855/62: Estancos 5 c. orange-red, a vertical pair with good to large margins all round used with 10 c. pale blue, clear to good margins and portion of adjoining stamp at base, tied to 1858 cover to Lima endorsed 'por Vapor Bolivia' (PSNC) tied by target handstamps with 'Valparaiso' cds in red (Sept 30) alongside. Reverse with framed "MZ" marking applied on arrival in Callao. File fold but an attractive and unusual cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
73 imageCompanhia Chilena de Vapores 1867: 10 c. blue, a fine used example tied to 20 March 1871 entire letter from Valparaiso to Cochabamba, tied by oval framed "COMIA. CHILENA DE VAPORES / * / VALPARAISO" cachet in blue. Reverse with 'Tacna / Peru' transit cds (April 11) in blue. Just a handful of covers are recorded with this cachet, this without doubt being one of the finest. Ex Brian Moorhouse. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
74 image1867: 10 c. blue, a single example used on 30 January 1872 entire letter from Valparaiso to Rosario de Santa Fê, Argentina via the Magellan Straits, endorsed "Por Vapor Patagaonia", tied by oval framed "PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / S. S. / PATAGONIA" handstamp struck in black. Montevideo transit cds on obverse (Feb 12) with internal docketing of receipt (Feb 15). Some weak folds at edges but a most attractive and fine cover, believed unique. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
75 image1867: 10 c. blue, a single example used on 16 December 1873 cover from Valparaiso to Buenos Ayres via the Magellan Straits, tied by oval framed "PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / S. S. / SORATA" handstamp struck in blue. Internal docketing of receipt (Jan 2, 1874). An attractive and fine cover, believed unique. Cert. RPSL (1989). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,600.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
76 imageCompanhia Chilena de Vapores 1867: 10 c. blue on 3 June 1871 entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija endorsed "p. Limari", struck with oval framed "COMIA. CHILENA DE VAPORES / * / VALPARAISO" cachet in blue. Internal docketing of receipt (June 9). The stamp has been removed and replaced and the entire with one or two wormholes, but nevertheless rare: just a handful of covers are recorded with this cachet. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2007). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF480.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
77 imageCompanhia Chilena de Vapores 1867: 10 c. blue, a used example tied to 1874 entire letter from Valparaiso to Arequipa endorsed "Vapor Ytata" at top, with 'Valparaiso / Chile' despatch cds in red (April 3) alongside. Reverse with framed "MOLLENDO" transit handstamp in black with blurred Arequipa arrival on obverse. Opens well for display, a fine cover; together with a similar entire endorsed "Vapor Lontuê", the stamp un-cancelled but with the "MOLLENDO" marking on reverse. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
78 image1867: 10 c. blue, a single example on 1872 cover to Tacuarembo, Uruguay endorsed "via Magallanes" tied by 'Cancelled' obliterator in black, struck on arrival with 'Correo / Montevideo' cds (Sept 27) and framed "10 Centimos" due marking both in blue. One side flap missing and minor imperfections but scarce with the endorsement. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF280.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
79 image1867: 10 c. blue, two examples used on 12 January 1870 cover from Valparaiso to Buenos Ayres, Argentina tied by mute cancels in black, carried by the Magellan Straits and struck on arrival in Montevideo with "♚ / PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY / * / MONTEVIDEO / AGENCY" forwarding cachet in red with 'Correo / Montevideo' cds alongside (Jan 26) in black. Internal docketing of receipt (Jan 28). An extremely rare, believed unique, usage. Cert. B. Moorhouse (2007). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF4,400.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM
80 image1877: 5 c. lake rouletted, a horizontal pair, used on 1878 cover to Caravaggio, Italy endorsed via the Magellan Straits, tied by smudged target cancels and triangular "T" mark in black, Santiago despatch cds (July 16) in violet alongside. Carried by British Packet and dropped at Bordeaux with "Pays. Etr. / Paq. Ang. Bordeaux" entry marking in red (Aug 26). Marked with '80c.' in blue manuscript (British notation) and '14' decimi handstruck charge in black. Post Office Clerk's error - taxed on arrival with 1870 Postage Due 10 c., eight examples tied by Caravaggio datestamps (Aug 30) instead of the 1 lire 40 c., the clerk took the '80c.' instead. A fine and most unusual cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-06, 11:59 PM

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