368. Auction

26-30 March 2019 in Wiesbaden

Lot no.326

Condition

6

Catalogue no.Italy P10

OpeningMake an Offer
Sold for220 €
1870, folded letter from "BUENOS AIRES 17 AUG 70" (adhesives missing) endorsed "Per vapore City of Bruxelles" to Genoa, with "FALMOUTH SHIP LETTER SP 17 70" and accountancy marking "G.B. 1F60C" alongside, upon arrival first charged with "14" this cancelled and charged "12" thus postage due 60c. as pair applied and tied by cds., adhesives and letter with some imperfections, but a very rare cover being one of the few letters carried by this ship in very difficult times. When the letter arrived in Calais the French-Prussian war was in progress and the postal routes were interrupted. The letter took 10 days from Calais to Genoa instead of 3-4 days The Tait Company acted for the Belgian Crown and had a British contract to collect mail at Falmouth. The GPO cancelled the contract at the ship departure of the ship in Buenos Aires causing the bankruptcy of the company.
Lot no.327

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening400 €
Sold for1.200 €
1870, folded letter dated "Buenos Ayres April 14 de 1870" and endorsed "Per vapore City of Bruxelles" to Genoa, reverse with cds. "CONF ON ARG NE PAQ. BELGE 24 MAY 70", upon arrival charged with "12" thus postage due 60c. as pair applied and tied by cds.,  a very rare and attractive entire being one of the few letters carried by this ship in very difficult times
Lot no.328

Condition

6

Catalogue no.

Opening150 €
Sold for100 €
1855, folded letter dated "Buones Ayres Febbrajo 16 1855" endorsed "Per Vapore inglese via Liverpool" addressed to Como, with nice strike of boxed "COLONIES/&c ART. 13" alongside, charged 42krCM (39krCM debited to Austria and 3krCM to Sardinia for internal postage), a fine and attractive cover  
Lot no.329

Condition

6

Catalogue no.Italy P8,9,11

Opening600 €
Sold for600 €
1870, three weights unpaid envelope sent from "BUENOS AYRES JY 15 1870" initially to Torino where it was charged with "30" decimes, thus horizontal strip of postage due 1l. applied and tied by cds. "TORINO 19 AGO 70", then re-addressed to Gassino, the Torino P.O. cancelled the fees with four strikes of italic straight-line "Annullato" and sent the letter to Gassino where the P.O. charged again the letter and applied a vertical strip of five 40c. and a pair of 50c. postage due, the strip of five tied by clear cds. "GASSINO 20 AGO 70", minor ageing and few imperfections, a very attractive and rare cover with less than half a dozen strips of 5 known
Lot no.330

Condition

6

Catalogue no.GB33,24

Opening200 €
Sold for650 €
1867, Victoria 1sh. green and 4d. brick-red tied by barred "B32" to folded letter to Penne, fe-folded and 4d. small wrinkles, otherwise a very fine and attractive entire  
Lot no.331

Condition

6

Catalogue no.54, GB46,24

Opening400 €
Sold for750 €
1888, Rivadavia 5c. red paying the local rate tied square "D" used in combination with Victoria 1sh. green and 4d. brick-red tied upon arrival by barred numeral to folded letter from Buenos Aires to Napoli, a fine and scarce entire
Lot no.332

Condition

6

Catalogue no.20, Italy P10

Opening120 €
Sold for170 €
1867, Rivadavia 5c. brick-red tied by cds. "BUONOS AIRES 14 AGO 1874" to folded lettersheet with blue merchant handstamp at left to Genoa, by ship "Douro" via Magellano Straits up to Lisbon, upon arrival charged "18" thus vertical strip of three postage due 60c. applied and tied by cd., horizontal fold through Argentinian stamp, otherwise fine, attractive and quite scarce via Magellano Straits
Lot no.333

Condition

6

Catalogue no.5II

Opening500 €
Sold for2.400 €
1862, Escuditos 5c. red, fresh colour and good margins all around tied by oval "FRANCA" with adjacent cds. "CORREOS DEL PARANA 5 OCT 62" to enevelope to Alna, transferred to Buenos Aires with corresponding cds., upon arrival charged with "10", a rare and attractive cover
Lot no.334

Condition

6

Catalogue no.France 22,23

Opening800 €
Sold for800 €
1862, Napoleon 40c. orange and 80c. rose tied by boxed "P.D." to mourning cover with adjacent octogonal "BUENOS AYRES 12 NOV 67" to Genoa, red "P.D". struck again upon arrival in France, cover with small tear and top and adhesives small imperfections not destracting from pleasing appearance of this rare cover, signed Bottachi with certifcate (2017)
Lot no.335

Condition

6

Catalogue no.France 31

Opening200 €
Sold for200 €
1862, Napoléon lauré 80c. rose, horizontal pair and single tied by "dotted ancre" to double-weight folded lettersheet with adjacent octogonal "BUENOS AYRES 68" to Savona,  red "P.D". struck again upon arrival in France, attractive cover