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 3-Peso

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
49°
c
Sale 957, Lot 49, Buenos Aires 1858 3-Peso1858, 3p ("Tres Ps") Green (3). Cancelled by perfect bold blue ponchito cancel, matching "Correos de Buenos Aires 11 May 58" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Rosario, sender's routing "pr Vapor '1er Argentino'" and red "Fragueiro e Hijo, Buenos-Ayres" double-oval handstamp, neat receipt docketing on flap

EXTREMELY FINE IN ALL RESPECTS. A SUPERB FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 3-PESO BARQUITOS ISSUE ON AN IMMACULATE AND COLORFUL COVER WITH RED AND BLUE MARKINGS.

After surveying numerous auction catalogues, in which fewer than a fifteen 3p covers could be found, we are confident that this is the finest of all. The Caspary collection had two choice 3p stamps on covers, but with black cancels. One similar cover with a four-margin stamp and blue cancels was located in the Gargantini collection (Corinphila Sale 46, Nov. 16-21, 1959), but that cover does not have the red oval handstamp, which adds significantly to the visual appeal of the cover offered here.

Ex Consul Weinberger

E. 5,000-7,500
17,500
50°
c
Sale 957, Lot 50, Buenos Aires 1858 3-Peso1858, 3p ("Tres Ps") Green (3). Large margins to clear of frameline at left, bright shade, tied by blurry blue ponchito cancel, matching "Renta de Correos San-Nicolas" double-oval handstamp on folded cover to Dr. Nicolas, minor splits and wear along folds

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 3-PESO BARQUITOS ISSUE FROM SAN NICOLAS.

Signed Bloch and Calves. Pencil notation indicates this was acquired from Theo del Pont in June 1914.

E. 3,000-4,000
8,500
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