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1874 (4 Mar) cover to Hamburg, franked with 6d (pl.12), 2d (pl.14) and 1sh (pl.8), tied by “C30” duplex and Valparaiso Paid departure cds, repeated alongside, with red London Paid on front and arrival pmks on back. This cover was carried on the “Cuzco” from Valparaiso to Callao, then the “Chile” to Panama; from there on the “Tasmanian” from Colon, arriving at Plymouth (11 April). The 1sh 8d rate was made up of 1sh 6d to England, plus 3d to German, less 1d for non-delivery in the United Kingdom. A fine three color combination cover from Chile to Germany (via Philasearch.com: Cherrystone: Worldwide Stamps and Postal History – item 13-A201204-249)

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Great Britain 3 Pence Minimum Bid:120.00 EUR (via Stamps)

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 Argentina 1878 (31 Dec) FL from Buenos Aires to France, franked with 8c lake, tied by framed departure (“O.M.”) datestamp, used in combination with Great Britain 6d gray (pl.15) and 1d red (pl.200), cancelled on arrival, with red London Paid pmk alongside. Since the correct rate to France was 7 1/2d, the cover was underpaid by 1/2d, with “Paid” marking crossed out and “40” added in blue crayon, also handstamped “T” and charged “10 (decimes) on arrival at Bordeaux. While the British post office in Buenos Aires was closed at the end of June 1873, the British consul continued to sell stamps (until 1878) which were used to prepay the international rate on British packets (in this case on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. steamer “Minho”). All mail (after 1873) was also required to have Argentine stamps for internal postage. Cover with some toning, otherwise fine and rare combination


Estimate price:

1400.00 US$

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Argentina 1877 (15 Nov) cover with contents from Buenos Aires to the United States, franked with 8c lake, tied by framed departure (“O.M.”) datestamp, used in combination with Great Britain pair of 6d gray (pl.15), cancelled with “FB” on arrival, with red London Paid (Dec 18) pmk alongside. While the British post office in Buenos Aires was closed at the end of June 1873, the British consul continued to sell stamps (until 1878) which were used to prepay the international rate on British packets (in this case on the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. steamer “Neva”). All mail (after 1873) was also required to have Argentine stamps for internal postage. Cover with duplex New York (28 Dec) and “Paid All E” on back, some peripheral toning, otherwise fine and scarce combination franking to USA (via Philasearch.com: Cherrystone: Worldwide Stamps and Postal History – item 13-A201204-236)

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Old German States Schleswig-Holstein

A wonderful market report from Newscastle with a red British One Penny newspaper postage canc. which covered the postage to Hamburg where a 4 RBS was afixed to pay the postage to Nakskov. Rare prephilate canc. used as emergency cancellation, octangular “ALTONA 17. Jan.”. Only 3 such mixed frankings are recorded. Sign. W. Engel and Jakubek. Cert. Møller. EXCELLENT EXHIBITION ITEM. (via Philasearch.com: 199th Postiljonen international stamp auction – item 11-A199-230)