Sale 957 — The Islander Collection of South America, including Brazil, Buenos Aires, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008

Category — Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph Transfer Flaws

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
135°
c
Sale 957, Lot 135, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph Transfer Flaws1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph, "Big Squeeze" Transfer Flaw (7 var). Galvez Type 1 (Blank 5/Vt 1/2), large margins to barely in at top, tied by lightly-struck four-ring cancel, red "Valparaiso 11 Nbre 54" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Santiago, file folds and small tape stains clear of stamp

VERY FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE "BIG SQUEEZE" LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFER FLAW USED ON COVER. ONE OF THE GREATEST ITEMS OF CHILEAN PHILATELY AND ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING PLATE VARIETIES AMONG ALL CLASSIC ISSUES.

Ex Galvez. Illustrated in Blank book (plate 21)

E. 40,000-50,000
55,000