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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
120°
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Sale 957, Lot 120, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Orange Brown, Lithograph (7c). Vertical block of six from the top left corner of the sheet, large margins except at upper right where slightly irregular, cancelled by light strikes of four-ring target, bright color and very fresh

FINE-VERY FINE. THE FINER OF TWO RECORDED BLOCKS OF SIX. ONLY THREE BLOCKS ARE KNOWN ON OR OFF COVER, ALL OF WHICH ARE IN THE ISLANDER COLLECTION. AN IMPORTANT RARITY OF CHILE AND SOUTH AMERICA IN GENERAL.

The 1854 Lithograph stamps are extremely rare in multiples. Only one unused pair is recorded, and strips of three or larger are rare on or off cover. As for blocks, there are just three: 1) the block of fourteen on the cover to Valparaiso offered in this sale as lot 119; 2) the block of six offered here, ex Caspary and Galvez; and 3) block of six, ex Walters and Galvez, offered in this sale as lot 121.

Ex Caspary and Galvez (where it realized 12,000 Swiss francs in 1979)

E. 15,000-20,000
19,500
121°
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Sale 957, Lot 121, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Vertical block of six, large margins to slightly in at sides, deep rich color, four-ring cancels, knife cut at right and small tear at left

FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF THREE RECORDED BLOCKS OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH (ALL IN THE ISLANDER COLLECTION). AN IMPORTANT EXHIBITION ITEM.

The 1854 Lithograph stamps are extremely rare in multiples. Only one unused pair is recorded, and strips of three or larger are rare on or off cover. As for blocks, there are just three: 1) the block of fourteen on the cover to Valparaiso offered in this sale as lot 119; 2) block of six, ex Caspary and Galvez, offered in this sale as lot 120; and 3) the block of six offered here, ex Walters and Galvez.

Ex Walters and Galvez

E. 5,000-7,500
10,000
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122°
 
Sale 957, Lot 122, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph (7). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to just touched, neat strikes of four-ring cancel, lovely shade and fine impression

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN SOUND CONDITION.

Ex Caspary and Galvez (as a strip of five)

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
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123°
 
Sale 957, Lot 123, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Pale Brown, Lithograph (7). Horizontal strip of four, large margins to just touched, light strikes of four-ring cancel, attractive shade, very faint wrinkles

FINE-VERY FINE. ONE OF THE CHOICEST STRIPS OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH EXTANT.

Strips of four or larger are rare. Blank reports that a strip of six is the second largest multiple

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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124°
c
Sale 957, Lot 124, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Orange Brown, Lithograph (7c). Horizontal strip of four and two pairs (one pair in a different shade) tied by four-ring cancel, red "Santiago 14 Nbre 54" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Valparaiso, from the Jagerschmidt & Jullian correspondence, lightly toned file folds clear of stamps

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND VERY RARE MULTIPLE FRANKING OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH. ONE OF THE GREAT COVERS OF CLASSIC CHILE.

The Jagerschmidt & Jullian correspondence was the source of the famous cover with the block of fourteen offered in this sale. Blank reports that a strip of six is the second largest multiple of the 5c Lithograph.

Ex Lee

E. 15,000-20,000
23,000
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125°
c
Sale 957, Lot 125, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Horizontal strip of four, large margins all around, intense shade and proof-like impression, tied by four strikes of four-ring cancel, "Serena Chile 3 Set. 55" double-circle datestamp on deep blue folded cover to Valparaiso

EXTREMELY FINE GEM STRIP OF FOUR IN A WONDERFUL DEEP SHADE, USED ON A STRIKINGLY COLORFUL COVER. WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH COVERS EXTANT.

Ex Burrus and Galvez (where it realized 14,000 Swiss francs in 1979)

E. 7,500-10,000
17,000
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126°
c
Sale 957, Lot 126, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Orange Brown, Lithograph (7c). Horizontal strip of four, huge margins on three sides, barely in at right, bright Rose Brown shade and clear impression, cancelled by light strikes of four-ring cancel (not tied), red "Santiago 11 Obre 54" circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Valparaiso, from the Jagerschmidt & Jullian correspondence (the source of the famous block of fourteen on cover offered in lot 119), lightly toned file fold far from stamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT COVER BEARING A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH.

Ex Galvez

E. 5,000-7,500
13,500
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127°
c
Sale 957, Lot 127, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Horizontal pair, large margins to well clear at top, bright Rose Brown shade and fine impression, tied by "CHANARCILLO" straightline handstamp on greenish folded letter to Valparaiso, from the Jagerschmidt & Jullian correspondence, receipt docketing with Nov. 7, 1854 origin date, Extremely Fine, a scarce pair of the 5c Lithograph and rare use of Chanarcillo stampless-period straightline as a cancel on this issue, ex Dupont

E. 2,000-3,000
4,500
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128°
c
Sale 957, Lot 128, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Chocolate Brown, Lithograph (7d). Large margins to barely touched at left, magnificent deep rich color, used with 1854 5c Burnt Sienna, Gillet Print (4), ample margins to slightly in at upper right, each stamp tied by four-ring cancel, "Copiapo 8 Abril 55" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Valparaiso, sender's routing "p Vapor Peytona" (carried by ship, thus additional 5c rate)

EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE COMBINATION OF THE ENGRAVED AND LITHOGRAPHED ISSUES ON THE SAME COVER.

In 1854 the 5c stamps were printed by Gillet in Santiago from the engraved plates and from lithographic stones. However, the two different printings are rarely seen used together. On this cover, the Lithograph was probably applied first, then at a later point (at the post office?) the engraved stamp was applied for the ship rate.

E. 10,000-15,000
10,000
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129°
c
Sale 957, Lot 129, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Deep Yellowish Brown, Lithograph (7a shade variety). Large to huge margins, extraordinary deep shade and heavily-inked impression, tied by light strike of four-ring cancel, red "Santiago 15 Mayo 55" circular datestamp on blue cover to Valparaiso, lightly toned file fold, Extremely Fine, a very scarce shade and attractive cover

E. 1,000-1,500
2,100
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130°
c
Sale 957, Lot 130, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Large margins to clear at top right, rich color, tied by four-ring cancel, red "Santiago 14 Sbre 54" circular datestamp on greenish folded letter to Valparaiso, Very Fine, a choice stamp and cover, ex Caspary, signed Holcombe

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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131°
c
Sale 957, Lot 131, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Orange Brown, Lithograph (7c). Large margins to clear at upper right, bright shade, tied by lightly struck four-ring cancel, faint "Copiapo 6 Dbre 54" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Valparaiso, Very Fine

E. 400-500
900
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132°
c
Sale 957, Lot 132, Chile 1854 5-Centavos Lithograph1854, 5c Red Brown, Lithograph (7a). Large margins to clear at bottom right, beautiful shade and impression, tied by four-ring cancel, red "Santiago 14 Nbre 54" circular datestamp on small cover to Bordeaux, France, sender's routing "Par panama et l'angletaire", red two-line "PANAMA/TRANSIT" handstamp, red London transit backstamp (Jan. 1, 1855), Calais transit datestamp and Bordeaux receiving backstamp, "21" decimes due handstamp, minor edgewear and toned spots

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH ON COVER TO A EUROPEAN DESTINATION.

The 5c Lithograph paid the internal rate, and all other transit postage was collected from the addressee in France. Islander acquired this cover in a 1962 auction and has seen just one other cover to Europe with the Lithograph issue.

E. 7,500-10,000
8,000
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