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

Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008

Category — Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
43°
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Sale 957, Lot 43, Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso1858, 2p ("Dos Ps") Blue (2). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), margins clear on three sides and barely in at right, rich color, sealed tear in left stamp and reinforced crease in right, neither affecting beautiful appearance

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF TWO RECORDED UNUSED PAIRS OF THE 2-PESO BLUE, WHICH ARE THE ONLY UNUSED MULTIPLES KNOWN.

Ex Sanchez. Signed A. Diena.

E. 2,000-3,000
5,250
44°
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Sale 957, Lot 44, Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso1858, 2p ("Dos Ps") Blue (2). Horizontal pair, unused (no gum), margins clear to in at bottom, small faults, still Fine appearance and exhibit-worthy, this is the other of the two recorded unused pairs, which are the only unused multiples of the 2p Blue, ex Sanchez

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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45°
c
Sale 957, Lot 45, Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso1858, 2p ("Dos Ps") Blue (2). Full to large margins all around, bright shade, uncancelled on folded cover to street address in Buenos Aires, backflap has a perfect bold strike of "Nuevas Mensagerias Nacionales de Jose Merlino" (Jose Merlino's New National Messenger Service) ornately framed oval handstamp with detailed illustration of four-horse stagecoach and passengers, opens up for display, receipt docketing dated April 16, 1859, file folds, slight wear and toning

VERY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT BARQUITOS COVER WITH THE JOSE MERLINO STAGECOACH MARKING.

Ex Dale-Lichtenstein

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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46°
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Sale 957, Lot 46, Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso1858, 2p ("Dos Ps") Indigo (2a). Margins clear except just barely touched at top left, intense shade and impression, tied by ponchito cancel on folded cover to Cordoba, scattered toned spots and slight wear along folds, Very Fine, scarce shade on cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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47°
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Sale 957, Lot 47, Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso1858, 2p ("Dos Ps") Blue (2). Large margins at top and right, frameline complete at bottom and slightly in at left, tied by blue ponchito cancel, matching "Correos de Buenos Aires 2 Jun 58" circular datestamp on folded cover to Paysandu, Uruguay, red "Admon de Correos * Montevideo * 30 Juino 58" red oval transit datestamp, sender's routing "Por Vapor Corza", file folds clear of stamp, some stained spots and splits along folds, still Fine, colorful and scarce use of the Barquitos issue to Uruguay, ex Sanchez

E. 1,500-2,000
4,500
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48°
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Sale 957, Lot 48, Buenos Aires 1858 2-Peso1858, 2p ("Dos Ps") Blue, Diagonal Half Used as 1p (2b). Upper left diagonal half tied all around by "Correos de Buenos Aires 26 Abr 59" circular datestamp on folded cover to Gualeguaychu, the bisect pays the reduced one-peso domestic rate in effect in 1859

VERY FINE. THIS IS BY FAR THE FINER OF THE TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 2-PESO BLUE BISECT ON COVER.

Ex Gargantini, Kneitschel and Boker

E. 15,000-20,000
57,500
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