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2009 WORLDWIDE SELECTION

 

 

 

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ALGERIA

 

1396

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1852 (5 April). ALGERIA - FRANCE - SPAIN - GIBRALTAR - SWEDEN. EL full text depart. "Alger / Bateau a Vapeur" cds via France / Cette - Bayone - Spain / 2 reales red charge in transit to destination. 1sh / 8d arrival mns c/o L Blound / Gibraltar (as fwding agent) to Swedish ship captain. Hultman / Brick Yohon. Arrival 18 April 1852 mns. Rare dest usage.

£280

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

1397

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c.1790. Bs As. To San Carlos de Chiloe (Island) with unframed BUENOS / AYRES and fine CHILE both in red. Ms "1 + 7 = 8" rating. Very fine.

£100

1398

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1813 (10 Aug). Buenos Aires - South Africa / Cape of Good Hope / Cape Town. EL full text carried by South Atlantic. British ship crossing with oval CGH + mns "38" charge. Xtraord rare mail item.

£280

1399

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1844 (10 Nov). ARGENTINA - BELGIUM - FRANCE. Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Le Havre / France but carried by Belgian Ship (endorsed "per Edouard") direct to Anvers with red transit (8 Jan 1845) and fine strike of framed italic pays d´outremer in red. Thence via Valnes with entry mark in red and Havre arrival verso. Very unusual route / Belgium mail to third country destination.

£250

1400

1858. Confederation small piece bearing two 5c red tied by very fine strike of Anchor cancel in black. Rare and appealing item. SG1 this is the item refered / photographed in v Kneitschel catalogue (1974 edition), page 58. Ex - C. Jewell.

£1.800

1401

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1862 (2 May). MARCA ELIPSIDAL EN NEGATIVO, ATRIBUIDA A LA GOLETA MINERVA. Entire letter from Gualaguaychú / BELGIAN COLONY to Buenos Aires fkd by Confederation 1858 5c red tied by oval negative handstamp in black, with ship´s drowing. One other small fragment is also recorded from a very old photo which today is disappeared. An outstanding exhibition cover in exceptionally good condition SG 1 EXC. Jewell.

£4.000

1402

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1862 (12 Jan). Salta - Tupiza / Bolivia. EL full text fkd 5c red - orange (Yv 1) good margins all around, neat tied "Salta / Franca" cancel. Ex - Patiño. Gorgeous usage.

£200

1403

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1858 (23 June). AGENCIA DEL PRIMER ARGENTINO.  Entire letter from Buenos Aires to Rosario franked by Barquito 1858, 3 peso green tied by manuscript ship cancel "ARGENTINO" in ink. An outstanding exhibition item and a gem of classic Buenos Aires covers. Ex Antonini, Gasset, Kneitschel and Jewell #2 Sg P4. Item photographed in VK catalogue (1974) page 57.

£6.500

1404

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1861 (25 Jan). Bs As - Italy. EL full text fkd 4 reales green / blue cabecita issue complete margins, tied cds + Bs As cds + French Octagonal "Bearn" ship cancel + taxed arrival. Very scarce maritime fkd usage.

£375

1405

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1862. Buenos Aires. EL from Buenos Aires addressed "Colmena en la Loveria" with 2 x 1859 1p Cabecitas in totally different blue shades (deep blue and milky-blue) with oval "Franco" cancel in blue with matching "MENSAGERIAS DEL COMERCIO / PIEDRAS 81" stagecoach company cancel alongside. Minor faults at edges mentioned for accuracy but a very rare combination of diff prints of same value on tied cover.

£400

1406

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1863 (26 January). Salta - Atacama dessert / Bolivia (Nowadays Chile). Entire letter with full text franked single Escudito 10cents green with accent, full margin, being BORDER OF SHEET at right, tied "Salta Franca" fancy cancel, with "POTOSI" Bolivia town straightline cancel on reverse which displays superb. Signed several times. Exceptional usage, being the only border of sheet 10c overseas usage + unique Latin American destination for this issue other than the very few to Italy, France and US (about a dozen in total) in gorgeous condition. Outstanding Argentina classic exhibition rarity.

£4.000

1407

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1864. Cordoba / Rosario. E fkd Rivadavia 5c IMPERF whk paper (Yv 8, cat € 1,510) complete margins, distintive print. Oval admin cancel. A very scarce fine usage.

£300

1408

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1864 (6 Dec). FRENCH MAIL. Puyu - UK. EL with full letter contains. According to collector EST de Puyugueipi on Palena River / Chile, but routed as Argentinian mail / French Saitongue / Fr2F20e oval charge.

£240

1409

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c.1866. Mendoza - Cordoba E fkd 10c perf dark green Rivadavia (5th tirada) (Yv 12b), tied oval Franca / Mendoza. VF.

£200

1410

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1867 (18 Dec). Chivilcoy - Bs As. EL full text fkd 5c intense Rivadavia (escapado de maquina), oval blue "Admon de Correos / de / Chivilcoy". Gorgeous item.

£160

1411

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1869 (19 April). San Luis - Rosario. Fkd env with complete reverse and receipt signed acceptance inside, bearing Rivadavia perf 15c, steel blue pair, tied blue cds + blue "CERTIFICADO" and black central "Correo del Rosario / 19 Abril" cds arrival aesthetically placed. Gorgeous condition cover.

£2.500

1412

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1882 (28 Ago). Registered 16c green stat envelope. Most unusual local usage.

£110

1413

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1883. Gualeguaychu - France. Envelope fkd 8c Abov perf brown - carmine, cds + French postage dues 10c + 40c, tied arrival cds. Most unusual origin on maritime mail this early + excellent stamps combination.

£550

1414

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1891. Villa Constitucion de Sta Fe - Germany. Env fkd 1/4c green strip of 4, 1c + 6c, tied cds. Very scarce combination of low values on maritime mail.

£200

1415

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1893. Rosario - Belgium. Registered AR 5c stat env + ONE PESO aditional 5 wax seals on reverse. Very rare value on proper rate overseas comercial registered mail.

£120

1416

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1895. Rosario de Sta Fe / Suc Independencia - Switzerland. Registered multifkd 5c stat env + 5 adtls, mixed usages comb. VF.

£150

1417

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1897 (29 June). Bs As - UK. Registered Railway Parcel post env (red wax ambulante Norte + train machine x5 on reverse) + violet cachet "F & C London / PAID / 29 June" (xx / RR) + Special label "Argentina Confederation / Foreign & Colonial Parcel Post" through London label. Extraordinary rare Parcel post mail system of Argentina mail into the UK + special label on cover.

£500

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

1418

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1854 (22 April). 1st trans Pacific mail crossing by a steamer, via Panama. "SS Golden Age" cover. Duplicate EL (worn folds and backed hole in address panel) posted from Sydney on 10 May (clear backstamp) endorsed "Golden Age" and franked by NSW 3d Green (margins in places) tied by fine dumb barred oval and charged 2/- (British arrival charge for Packet from Pacific via Panama), with 18 July London transit backstamp. Intriguing contents ref insubordinate crew in Sydney Harbour being sorted out by the "Water Police" with a free hand. Rare cover carried on the first specifically mail - carrying Steamer to cross the Pacific from Australia (see Tabeart, p267). This experimental Trans-Pacific sailing was a financial disaster, and mail was not carried across the Pacific by steamer again until 1866. Few known.

£240

1419

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1867 (31 March). Gqiv Barn / NSW - UK / Haunts, fwded with GB 1d pl 97, tied grill. Fkd env / ship letter on reverse. Endorsed "Panama". London My 28 / 67 + Alton cds.

£240

 

 

AUSTRIA

 

1420

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1850 (11 Sept). Neywaldau - USA / NY. Small envelope fkd single 9 krenzer blue, complete margins, tied central town date ring cancel + red London Paid (15 sept). Prussian "Aus Oesterreich" box alongside + Franco + planty transits on front and reverse. Lovely rare single franking on transatlantic usage from small town.

£1.200

1421

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1863 (14 Oct). Wien - France. E fkd 10kr orange 15 kr brown perf 15 x 14 MIXED ISSUES, tied cds. Fine scarce item.

£240

1422

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1863 (18 Oct). Pressburg - France. Env fkd 3kr green pair oval ds posted as printer matter rate, opened env with full preprinted contains. VF.

£300

1423

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1863 (2 Oct). Pressburg - France. 15kr blue stat env + 5kr rose x2, perf 15 x 14 MIXED ISSUES, oval ds. F-VF.

£150

1424

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1863 (18 Nov). Wien - France. Registered 15kr stat env + adtl. 3kr green (x2), 10kr blue (on reverse), all them perf 15 x 14 + 15kr perf 10, all tied red registration date box, proper transits, etc. VF.

£600

1425

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1864 (8 Nov). Wien - France. E fkd 2 kv yellow srip of three, cds.

£125

1426

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1866 (6 Dec). Poessburg - France. Registered 5kr stat env + 4 adtl 5kr, oval ds + "Recomandirt / 94" + red "charge". On reverse further 15kr tied oval ds + 5 wax seals. All condition. VF-XF.

£500

1427

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1867 (11 Feb). Altofen . France. Registered env fkd 10kr + 15kr (2, one in reverse) + 3kr green (2 in reverse) 46kr rate. Proper marks.

£400

1428

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1867 (25 March). Wien - USA / NY. EL full text fkd 3kr green + 15kr (x2), tied cds. Via Bremen + "Paid 10". Fine transatlantic usage.

£400

 

 

Austrian Levant

 

 

 

~ See also lots 1824 and 1825 ~

 

1429

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1872 (11 May). Smyrna / Turkey - Italy. Entire fkd 3sld + 10sld x2 / "LLOYD AGENZIE / SMYRNE / 15-5" cds + PD. Via Brindisi (15 May) + arrival on reverse. VF.

£150

1430

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1872 (Nov). Smyrna / Turkey - Italy. EL full text fkd 3sld + 10sld pair (23sld rate) small Smirna cds. Via Brisndisi (6 Nov) + arrival.

£125

1431

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c.1887 (3 Sept). Rodi / Rhodos / Greece - Germany (4 Sept). Env fkd 1 piaster / cds. VF + scarce.

£150

1432

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1907 (10 March). Trebizonde / Turkey - Germany / Deuben (17 March). Registered printed matter postal rate fkd 10 par / green ovptd x5 (special rate) cds + label. Cover with 4 covers cut out to show contains as per postal regulations. Extremely rare.

£250

1433

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1907 (22 May). Janina / Greece - Germany (28 May). Registered env fkd 1 piaster blue strip blue strip of three, cds 9 + reg label alongside. VF usage.

£150

1434

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1913 (29 July). Constantinople - Germany. Registered card fkd 60p violet / bluish stamp, cds + label, fwded locally at destination VF + scarce rate value.

£200

 

 

BAHRAIN

 

1435

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1945 (8 Oct). Bahrain - Palestine / Tel - Aviv (10 Oct). Registered George VI 3 annas + one anna with overprint "BAHRAIN" in black, format 189:112. Head of George VI. Item reported but not seen by Higgins (stationery specialised catalogue # Hg C-2). Used registered with adtl 1a (x4) + 8as with arrival oval ds, opened at left. Outstanding exhibition rarity of this country.

£2.400

 

 

BELGIUM

 

1436

 

Yv 1º. 10c brown large margins all around "2" grill nice print. VF.

£50

1437

 

1º 10c brown large to huge margins all around "24" grill. VF - XF.

£50

1438

 

Yv1º 10c brown. Very good margins, huge at top medium thick paper, grill 123. VF.

£50

1439

 

1º. 10c brown, very good margins medium paper "76" grill. VF.

£45

1440

 

1º. 10c brown, very good all around medium thin paper "38" grill. F-VF.

£45

1441

 

1º. 10c brown very good to v large margins all around "25" grill. F-VF.

£45

1442

 

1º. 10c brown large margins "45" grill. VF.

£45

1443

 

1º. 10c brown v good to large margins all around medium thin paper "133" grill. VF.

£40

1444

 

Yv1º (2). 10c brown, vertical pair, grill 56, complete good margins medium paper. VF.

£150

1445

 

Yv1aº. 10c brwon red, large margins, all around, huge at top, medium thick paper, grill "4" cancel. VF.

£220

1446

 

Yv1aº. 10c brown red, good very large margins medium thick paper. Nice stamp.

£200

1447

 

Yv1aº. 10c brown red, scarce shade, very good margins all around medium thick paper "73" grill. VF.

£200

1448

 

Yv1aº (2). 10c brown red, vertical pair, very large margins all around, medium paper cancelled "24" grill. The rare shade. Premium item.

£700

1449

 

Yv2º. 20c blue, huge margins, border at right, lovely light grill cancel (77). XF.

£90

1450

Yv2aº. 20c dark blue, nicely margined, 41 grill. F-VF.

£40

1451

 

Yv2º. 20c blue, very good margins all around, grill cancel.

£35

1452

Yv2º. 20c blue, v good margins all around, 45 grill. VF-XF.

£35

1453

 

Yv2º. 20c blue, large margins all around, light grill. VF.

£30

1454

 

Yv2a. 20c dark blue, huge margins, with border of two other stamps at both sides, grill 118. Exceptional item. XF.

£180

1455

 

Yv2ºa. 20c dark blue, huge margins, rill 24. XF.

£60

1456

 

Yv2aº. 20c dark blue, intense shade, v good margins all around, grill "50". XF.

£50

1457

 

Yv2º. 20c starry blue, very good margins, appear border of sheet at bottom, nicely cancelled. VF.

£40

1458

 

2º. 20c light starry blue, v good margins, grill 24. VF.

£35

1459

Yv2º. 20c light starry blue, v goof margins all around, 24 grill. VF.

£35

1460

 

Yv2º. 20c light blue, v good margins, grill 4. VF - XF.

£60

1461

 

Yv2º. 20c light deep blue, very good large margins all around, 24 grill. Excellent stamp. VF-XF.

£40

1462

 

1º. 20c light blue, light neat background pattern, good to large margins, 76 grill. F-VF.

£30

1463

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1850 (1 Jan). Charleroi - Bruxelles. Entire letter with full text franked 10c first issue x2, both full very good margins, tied number grills used on the festive first day of calendar year. Excellent condition cover.

£300

1464

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1855 (15 Nov). Tournay - Bruxelles. Transported by Midi nº4 (train) E fkd 20c full margins / grill, boxed stline TOURNAY alongside. Premium condition cover. Arrival cds + number "16" in circle.

£225

1465

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1862. Gand - France. EL full text 10c imperf x2 vertical pairs, one in MARGIN BORDER at bottom, tied cds + grill. Elusive item.

£240

1466

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1864. Bruxelles - Paris / France. EL full text + fkd 20c blue perf / 61 dots. Lovely condition cover. Item deluxe.

£50

1467

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1874. Rhisne - France. Registered fkd env 40c pink x2 / cds. VF small town usage.

£120

1468

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1889. Bruxelles - INDIA / Malabar / Cannanorce. Registered stat env + adtls + 2 registr marks. Via Sea P.O. Cds on reverse.

£160

1469

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1900 (4 March). Anvers - USA / Pa (1 March). Registered value small env fkd single 1fr rose / cds Anvers / valeurs + reg label. Transit marks + US "Liable to Duty". V rare single fkg stamp usage, seldom seen on value + transatlantic usage.

£400

1470

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1901. Anvers - Finland / Jyvaskyla. Registered fkd env. 25c blue x2. VF.

£25

 

 

Belgian Congo

 

1471

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1907 (16 Oct). Lusambo - Switzerland. Fkd PPC (Blacks Hospital view). Via Leopoldville.

£60

1472

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1931 (March). ANGOLA - CONGO - SOUTH AFRICA. Registered fkd COMBINATION on cover of a Diamonds Cº in Angola result of the airmail conection. The Angola stamps are pen cancelled as always seen, with the "Registo nº 574 / Dundo" (xxx / R), revealing postal Angolan origin cachet on front. V rare. The few combinations known resulting of this early airmail conections in Portuguese Guinea and Angola one mostly with French Senegal and are addressed to Europe. This the only to another African destination that we´ve seen, on a perfect commercial usage. Via Tshikapa (29 March 31) Port Francoi (31 March 31) Elisabethville (7 April 31).

£500

 

 

BOLIVIA

 

1473

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1840 (12 Feb). Tacna - Chiquisaca. French consular mail. EL full tex with French consular cachet on front (xxx) + red TACNA stline (xx) + mns 10 + 1 1/4 charge. Endorse "SERVICIO DE SU MAJESTAD EL REY DE LOS FRANCESES" (!) (Quite a title for a Republican / Empire official Consular mail. Great appeal + Scarce Consular internal mail.

£325

1474

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1859 (19 Feb). Chiquisaca - Netherlands. EL full text with "Exterior franca - PSNC / Cobija" box cachet fortune PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY + Panama BPO + 7 mns diff charges arrival cds via London. Fine very scarce diff mail systems combination from this Country + dest.

£750

1475

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1859 (20 March). Sucre - Netherlands. EL full text, blue "Lamax" stline + Sucre + "exterior / franca" + "PSNC / Cobija" (Pacific Steam Navigation Company) + BPO Panama + 4 mns diff charges arrival red cds. VF + rare dest + combination of 4 diff postal systems on transatlantic mail.

£850

1476

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1865. Sucre - Valparaiso / Chile. Env fkd 20c green 9 stars bisected tied cds + taxed at Autofagasta + Chile 20c postage due tied "Multada" in oval. VF.

£250

1477

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1867 (7 July). Mejillones - France. Stampless E blue circular "Lamar / * / Franca" + BPO "Cobija" cds in blue on front, tied London and Anglo French "1F90c" exchange. Fine scarce maritime routing combinations.

£800

1478

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1873. Sucre - Germany. Envelope oval  ilustrated cancelado + FRANCA boxed + via Callao BPO. "1 sh / 5d" + "UNPAID" London third countries charges. Very rare markings comb + dest mail.

£1.400

1479

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1875. BOLIVIA - CHILE - BRITISH + FRENCH MAILS. Stampless cover with fine oval "Paz / Franca" cancel in violet to Versailles in France with small stline "ARICA" British PO cds, "Panama / Transit" datestamp and h/struck "15" arrival rating on reverse Tacna + French ligne A / Paq Fr. Rare combination of diff mail systems + French transatlantic crossing. XF.

£650

1480

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1876 (25 Aug). Sucre - UK. Stamps env with full contains endorsed via Panama, red London cds (16 Oct, 76) + "1sh 6d" in circle. Some tape remains, otherwise scarce pre UPU transatlantic usage.

£160

1481

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1887. Chinga - Switzerland. Stampless env blue oval negative seal "CORREOS DE LA CHINGA / BOLIVIA" with paddle steamer in center (xxx), doble blue "Franca" via Callao BPO. "Panama / 28 Sept" + French octagonal red "PANAMA / Paq FR nº2" (French transatlantic crossing) fine diff mns charges. A most appealing maritime item combination of four diff mail systems.

£1.200

1482

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1893. Potosi - Germany. Env fkd 5c blue pair and 20c green, both nine stars, perf 12, tied cork cancels, cds. Via Jujuy and Bs As. VF. Scarce comb. Ex - Patiño.

£250

1483

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1895. Lipez - France. Stampless envelope boxed negative seal "LIPEZ / FRANCA / 40 CS" (xxx / RR overseas mail) taxed in transit + 3 colored French Postage dues, tied arival cds town cancel. XF + rare maritime provisional (no stamps) usage.

£375

 

 

BRAZIL

 

1484

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1821 (22 March). Para - France. Colonial mail period. Portugal monopoly. EL full text via Liverpool / 206 (7 May 1821) + Angleterre French entry. Several charges. Rare non portuguese destination maritime mail, the earliest to France that we are aware.

£250

1485

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1826 (24 July). Rio de Janeiro - UK (4 Oct 26 cds). EL full text boxed "Portmouth / ship letter" (xxx) on front. Mns charge. Fine early Independence British mail item. Displays well opened.

£120

1486

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1845 (12 Dec). Rio Grande - RJ - France. E fwded via Rio Janeiro by Miller Le Coaq (displays excellent) to London / British transatlantic crossing, red ship leter + Art 13 mns charges. VF.

£160

1487

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1854 (12 March). GERMAN COLONY IN BRAZIL. FREE MAIL via Consulate as per diplomatic agreement. EL full text written at Colonia Leopoldina (after King Leopold the inspiror of this early emigration) addressed to Nordheim in Baden - Wurttemberg. Endorsed carried with 2 packages + 8 arrobes (a weight measure) of coffee.

£375

1488

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1883. Santos - SPAIN. Registered fkd env. small D. Pedro 200rs lilac x3 (strip) cds. Arrival receipt envelope signed scarce dest. VF.

£150

 

 

BRUNEI

 

1489

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1895 (22 July). Brunei - UK. Via Labuan. Registered multifkd env in combination with Labuan ovptd issue. VF.

£400

1490

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1895 (23 July). Brunei - UK. Via Labuan. Registered multifkd env in combination with Labuan ovptd stamp. VF.

£375

1491

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1916 (30 Oct). Brunei - USA. Registered multifkd env. adhesives 8c 1908 printing 1c, 2c, 4c, 5c 1912 printing cds Brunei D4 Rate 20c, 8c first half ounce, 10c registration. 2c over rate. Reverse: transin cds Labuan & Singapore.

£180

 

 

BULGARIA

 

1492

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1870 (25 Aug). Austrian Levant. Varna - UK. Stampless env box "Lettere arrivate / per mare / Varna / 25-8-70" (xxx) + arrival Manchester cds on front. 5 diff mns charges. Via Viena (30 Aug) and Belgium. F-VF. Unusual dest.

£150

1493

*

1886 (8 May). Sofia - USA. Env fkd 25c blue (x2) blue star + cds. Arrival cds roughly opened at bottom, otherwise. Scarce first issue transatlantic dest usage.

£180

1494

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1907 (23 May). Sofia - JAPAN (27 June). Fkd card / tricolor + arrival alongside. Dest +.

£80

 

 

CANADA

 

1495

*

1850 (22 July). Montreal - INDIA. Stampless env / prepaid to India, addressed to an artillery officer 1sh final charge + Paid London. Arrival Bombay + Hellart boxes on reverse.

£110

1496

*

1861 (Dec). VICTORIA / Vancouver Island - USA / Pensylvania. Env oval Seal "POST OFFICE / VICTORIA VI" USA + 3c cancelled + "San Francisco / CA / Jan 21862" cds alongside. Minor travel wear, otherwise a useful early combination cover.

£400

 

 

CHILE

 

1497

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1863 (11 Feb). Valparaiso - Salta / Argentina. EL full text fwded to Cobija by Quijano y Jonassohn, posted at Lamar / Franca blue circular pmk + Potosi stline on reverse, displays very well.

£125

1498

*

1868 (8 July). Osorno - Germany. Carried by PSNCº to Panama City and port with the prepaid franking of 5ct (stamp issued 1867), further fkg o 15cts was missing in transit before arrival at France as exchange mark F-43 is applied over the area where two further 5 cts were attached. At the British Consulate it received the Panama Transit hand stamp with the charge of 2/- in blue to be paid for eventually under the agreement by the recipient. It was then carried by the French Maritime SS Floride to Saint Nazaire Ligne A Nº 3 for 1st Aug and arrived 23rd Aug. The onward transmission via the Franco Prussian agreement of 1866 with the F 43 mark was by surface arriving at destination on the 26th Aug 1868. Exceptional postal history British and French transited with French transatlantic crossing and rate.

£375

 

 

 

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