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Lot 26

1862 (May 16), Entire letter to London franked by 1862 10 c. blue tied by oval framed  BOGOTÁ handstamp in black, reverse with British P.P. CARTHAGENA double arc datestamp of transit (June 1) in black. Carried on the RMSP Steamer ‘Avon’ to St. Thomas and thence on the RMSP ‘Shannon’ to Southampton. London cds on reverse in red (June 28) and charged ‘1s.’ to pay in manuscript. The adhesive crossed by file fold and the inside of the cover strengthened to protect the stamp with the cancel slightly embellished; a very rare entire – the earliest recorded usage oft this issue. Certificate Moorhouse (2014). (Scott 19)
Provenance: Collection  ‘Gordon N. John’ (Siegel, New York, Nov 1984, lot 189), Collection Dr. Hugo Goeggel (Corinphila sale 191, Zurich, 19 Nov 2014, lot 109)