ARTICULOS

BELLAS PIEZAS, GRANDES PRECIOS, REMATE SPINK 19/20 ABRIL 2013
Por Patricio Aguirre.
home page kohler
 

1853, First London Printing 10c. deep blue, three good margins, just clipped at top, in mixed franking together with Desmadryl 5c. red brown, two examples, and 10c. blue, mostly good margins, all decoratively applied on March 6, 1856 triple weight per British steamer cover from Copiapó to Valparaíso, each cancelled by mute rings, with corresponding cds at left. An extremely rare and very probably unique franking, including two 10c. values emanating from two different printings, including the very significant and scarce First London Printing. Cert. Maier. SFC 2, 3, 6. Ex "Tito" collection.

Valor estimado : € 5.000.-

1854, 5c. reddish red-brown, a large margined example, slightly cancelled by target cancel, paying the inland rate on cover front from Santiago to Washington, endorsed "Pr. Steamer via Panama", with red "Santiago/31 Enero 54" c.d.s., carried from Valparaiso to Panama by the "Bolivia" of the PSNC with fine "Vapor Bolivia/P" handstamp (Doublet BOL2) in its latest application so far recorded (uses were previously known in 1849-53; United States was the only destination other than the West Pacific in South America combined with these "vapor" PSNC postmarks, which were not stamped on mail to Europe), following embark on U.S. vessel or contract carrier and "Steam Ship/20/Cts." due marking on delivery for mail carried in excess of 2,500 miles. The date of delivery of this stamp to the Santiago P.O. was 28.1.1854, with this item of 31 January 1854 featuring the earliest usage recorded of the Desmadryl issue; the rare PSNC postmark and the scarcity of this foreign destination further enhances the desirability of this significant showpiece. SFC 3.

Valor estimado: € 1.200.-

1854, 5c. burnt sienna, strip of four showing complete sheet margin at left, cut slightly into in one position at base, touched in places at top, tied by seven-bars cancels on 28 May 1855 cover to Valparaiso, with Santiago c.d.s. on dispatch adjacent. The franking paid the up to 1 oz (28.8 grams) overland rate. Of the exceedingly few covers recorded with a strip of four of this rare stamp, this is undoubtedly the most spectacular and valuable. Cert. Moorhouse. SFC 4.

Valor estimado: € 2.000.-

1854, 5c. pale red-brown, two examples showing clear to large margins, one stamp with tiny scissors cut at top which is hardly noticeable and is not mentioned in the certificate, of no importance, each tied by six-bars cancel on doubel rate cover not exeeding 1/2 oz to Valparaiso, with red "Santiago/17Agto 54" c.d.s. alongside. A rare franking, featuring an infrequent shade. Cert. Maier. SFC 5. Ex Siebel.

Valor estimado: € 750.-

1854, 10c. blue, pair with right stamp diagonally bisected, with margins mostly touched, paying the weight up to 1/2 oz including 5c. for "cabotaje" (coastal steamer carriage), tied by concentric rings cancels on 18 June 1858 entire letter from Copiapó to Valparaiso. A scarce bisect usage in this issue. Cert. Sismondo. SFC 6. Ex Consul Weinberger.

Valor estimado: € 150.-

1855, pale red-brown, spectacular horizontal block of ten from the upper left corner of the sheet, positions 1-5 / 13-17, "ivory head" impression, very good margins, clearly showing the five marginal rules and "C" of "Correos" of one of the marginal inscriptions which all are part of the watermark. The absence of bluing in selvage demonstrates bluing chemical (potassium ferricyanide) only added to printing ink. It is believed that this multiple originates from a rejected sheet which was not sent to Chile and was preserved in the Perkins Bacon's archives in London. Some imperfections including tears, of little consequence. A very rare and unique multiple of ten. SFC 7. Ex Hall and Errázuriz.

Valor estimado: € 150.-

1855, 5c. red-brown, clear to very large margins showing frame line of upper adjoining adhesive, used on 29 November 1855 entire letter from Santiago to Gensac (France), tied by seven-bar target with Santiago red c.d.s. alongside, paying the single inland rate to port of embarkation at Valparaiso, showing superb "Foreign Countries/ART-20'' Anglo-French accountancy marking in red, accompanied by "21" décimes due h.s. representing the amount credited to Great Britain up to 7 1/2 grams. French entry at Calais as well as British and French transits on reverse. Beginning January 1, 1856, unpaid letters from the west coast of South America sent via Panama to Great Britain were forwarded to France under newly-added Article 20 of the Anglo-French Postal Convention of 1843. After a mere three weeks in use, the Article 20 accountancy marking was suspended, with dates of use (entry in France) being recorded on 5.1 and 17.1.1856. Transatlantic mail in this printing is very scarce, with this exceptional mail representing the only known imperforate-issues Article 20 (via Panama) cover from Chile to France. An important item for both collectors of Chilean philately and 'via Panama' postal history. Cert. Moorhouse. SFC 7

Valor estimado: € 1.500.-

1855, 5c. red-brown, block of four cut slightly into or touched in two places, otherwise good to huge magrins, used on 29 May 1857 cover not exceeding 1 oz from Santiago to Valparaiso, tied by six-bars cancel with dispatch c.d.s. at right. A scarce multiple on cover. Signed Calves. SFC 7. Ex Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 300.-

1856-60, 10c. blue, irregular block of five from the right of the sheet, showing "ch" of the "derecha" marginal imprint at right, cut into in two places, otherwise clear to enormous margins, paying a very unusual high rate on 15.9.1856 entire letter from Valparaiso to Copiapó endorsed "pr Santiago", with faint red c.d.s. on dispatch on front- Some slight soiling not detracting from this, to our knowledge, unique multiple on cover. Cert. Moorhouse. SFC 8. Ex Siebel.

Valor estimado: € 500.-

1858-65, 5c. dark red, tied by barred "Cancelled" oval on 25 April 1866 entire letter from Chillán to Sainte-Magnance (France), paying the single inland fee only, touched at right with good margins on other sides, showing framed "GB/1F90c" accountancy marking and charged with "12" décimes on arrival, with various transits on back. An infrequent transatlantic mail. SFC 9.

Valor estimado: € 200.-

1856-60, 10c. blue, irregular block of five from the right of the sheet, showing "ch" of the "derecha" marginal imprint at right, cut into in two places, otherwise clear to enormous margins, paying a very unusual high rate on 15.9.1856 entire letter from Valparaiso to Copiapó endorsed "pr Santiago", with faint red c.d.s. on dispatch on front- Some slight soiling not detracting from this, to our knowledge, unique multiple on cover. Cert. Moorhouse. SFC 8. Ex Siebel.

Valor estimado: € 500.-

1862, 20c. green, just shaved at base, otherwise three wide to huge margins with portion of adjoining adhesive at right, on entire letter not exceeding 1 oz from Talca to Santiago, tied by "Cancelled" barred oval with matching "Talca/12 Nov 67/Chile" c.d.s. alongside. This single franking is scarce. SFC 12.

Valor estimado: € 300.-

1862, 20c. green, strip of four, just touched at left and cut slightly into at top right, otherwise well margined, used to pay the 80 centavos foreign destination rate up to 2 1/2 oz on 25 Nov. 1864 entire letter from Valparaiso to Cobija (Bolivia), tied by "Cancelled" barred ovals with red "Santiago/Chile" c.d.s. in centre. One of the very few known 20 centavos strips on cover, this being further enhanced by being addressed to a foreign destination. SFC 12. Ex Sabbatini and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 1.000.-

1853, Oct. 5. Cover from Caldera to Copiapó not exceeding 5 adarmes and consequently franked by 5c., wide margins for the most part, tied by mute cancel showing "Po. De COPIAPO" straight-line handstamp which applied on arrival. Tear through the front clear away of the franking and some wrinkles, in no way detracting from this rarity. The only cover known exhibiting this postmark -which is also unique making reference to the word "Puerto"-, further enhanced as being used on a First London Printing cover. SFC 9c. Ex Blank and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 400.-

1859, Feb. 8. Entire letter from Chañarcillo to Pabellón, franked at single rate with “Estancos” 10c., well margined diagonal half, beautifully tied by mute square cancel featuring vertical and horizontal crossed lines resulting in small squares, showing “Chañarcillo” straight-line handstamp alongside. The origin of this grid postmark is unknown, which is absolutely exceptional as the only mute cancel recorded, originating from a Chilean locality and not exhibiting the concentric rings, used on the imperforate classic issues. It can not be confirmed with full confidence that it originated from Chañarcillo, since it might be also applied on arrival at Pabellón (the two covers known with this postmark are addressed to this locality, and both originate from Chañarcillo). The finest of the two covers recorded exhibiting this grid cancel, this being unique with the addition of the Chañarcillo postmark. One of the most fascinating and rare usages of Chilean classic philately. Ex Dupont and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 1.000.-

1859, Feb. 8. Entire letter from Chañarcillo to Pabellón, franked at single rate with “Estancos” 10c., well margined diagonal half, beautifully tied by mute square cancel featuring vertical and horizontal crossed lines resulting in small squares, showing “Chañarcillo” straight-line handstamp alongside. The origin of this grid postmark is unknown, which is absolutely exceptional as the only mute cancel recorded, originating from a Chilean locality and not exhibiting the concentric rings, used on the imperforate classic issues. It can not be confirmed with full confidence that it originated from Chañarcillo, since it might be also applied on arrival at Pabellón (the two covers known with this postmark are addressed to this locality, and both originate from Chañarcillo). The finest of the two covers recorded exhibiting this grid cancel, this being unique with the addition of the Chañarcillo postmark. One of the most fascinating and rare usages of Chilean classic philately. Ex Dupont and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 1.000.-

1854, Dec. 5. Entire letter from Vicuña (capital of the Elqui department) to Serena, franked by very fresh "Desmadryl" 5c., excellent margins with portion of neighbouring adhesive at top, tied by three pen strokes, showing "ELQUI" straight-line in red alongside. This postmark is one of the rarest and most desirable uses in Chilean philately; only two covers are the proof of existence of any usage in the Elqui department during the pre-adhesive and classic periods, with just this example exhibiting adhesives. Moreover, the manuscript cancel on the imperforate classic issues is very exceptional. SFC 18 (catalogued in black although in error, since no examples in this colour are recorded). Ex Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 850.-

1862 ca. Cover from Huasco to Coquimbo franked at up to 1 1/2 oz rate with Last london Printing 10c. and 20c. (minute scissors cut entering the design at base), complete to enormous margins with portion of neighbouring adhesive for the 10c., both tied by mute cancel with "Po. DEL HUASCO" straight-line at botom left. Seven franked covers are known with this postmark with this featuring the scarcest franking. SFC 20. Ex Gálvez and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 300.-

1855, May 5. Cover from Ligua to Valparaiso, bearing well margined "Desmadryl" 5c., cleanly tied by mute cancel with matching italic "LIGUA" handstamp from the colonial period at left. Pre-adhesive postmarks used in conjunction with "Desmadryl" adhesives are rare; this cover represents the only usage known of this postmark in this printing. Extremely fine. SFC 22b. Ex Dupont and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 250.-

1864 ca. Undated cover from Pejerreyes to Compañía, bearing a diagonal half of Third London Printing 10c., cut slightly into at left, large margined at top, tied by "Cancelled" barred oval with superb matching "PEJERREYES/EST./CHILE" circular handstamp. Located in northern Chile near Ovalle, Pejerreyes was established in 1864, a fact which serves to demonstate the immense scarcity of this postmark used in combination with the imperf. issues. An extremely rare "Estafeta" usage.

Valor estimado: € 300.-

1859, Jan. 5. Cover from Ranquilí to Santiago, posted at the Peralillo P.O. and franked by Second London Printing 5c. featuring exceptional margins all around with portions of two adjacent adhesives, tied by concentric rings cancel, showing "PERALILLO." oval postmark, which introduced in the adhesive period, alongside. Charged with "20" red due marking on arrival in absence of 10c. This cover represents the only proof recorded of the existence of a postmark from this tiny village in the Vichuquén department, 50 km west of Curicó. Ex Blank and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 700.-

1860, June 9. Entire letter from Peumo to Santiago, franked at single rate with "Estancos" 10c. well margined diagonal half, tied by mute cancel with matching "PEUMO." oval handstamp at left. From this very small locality, 60 km southwest of Rancagua, no pre-adhesive mail is recorded, this being the only cover known and the evidence of the usage of this fascinating postmark which was put into use after the introduction of stamps. Ex Blank and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 500.-

1861, June 18. Entire letter from San Antonio to Santiago bearing "Estancos" 10c. diagonal half, tied by neat mute rings cancel with matching "S.ANTONIO PUERTO DE LAS BODEGAS/EST." "estafeta" circular handstamp in centre alongside. An absolutely superb example of this very rare postmark..

Valor estimado: € 200.-

1861, July 26. Entire letter from Tierra Amarilla to Córdoba (Argentina), franked by “Estancos” 10c.pair, irregularly cut with margins ranging from cut into to very large, with the franking being tied in transit by mute cancels, showing very fine “TIERRA / AMARILLA.” oval handstamp of dispatch at right. The franking included the 5c. maritime fee to Valparaiso from where it was disembarked to follow the overland route through the Andes via Mendoza in Argentina, showing Santiago cds in red on reverse which was applied in transit. One of just two covers recorded bearing this postmark; the infrequent external destination in this period augments the desirability of this precious item. Ex Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 400.-

1860 ca. Undated cover to Concepción endorsed "Urgente", bearing "Estancos" 5c. with good margins, just touched in two small places, tied by "Cancelled" barred oval, exhibiting "YUMBEL" & FRANCA" straight-line handstamps, the latter also tying the franking. The only proof of the usage of any postmark in this tiny village in the pre-adhesive and classic periods, one of the most celebrated usages in classic Chilean philately. (Unlisted in the SFC catalogue). Ex Baron Étienne de Viron and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 1.000.-

1867, two unadopted designs for the first perforated issue of Chilean philately, printed on India and thick papers, showing master engravings being made by an artist of the American bank Note Co., which were presented to the Chilean Government by the ABN. A unique duo of great significance for the advanced collection of this issue. Ex Gálvez and Menéndez.

Valor estimado: € 500.-

 
Para mayores datos:
https://www.spink.com/find-auctions.aspx
volver VOLVER HOME
free counters Flag Counter iniciado el día 4 de febrero 2012
Stamp Collecting Topsite
Chile Última actualización Septiembre 19, 2013