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
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
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.