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Sale 1193 — The Alfredo Frohlich Collection: The Evolution of Postal Systems in Panama 1777-1881

Sale Date — Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

Category — British Postal Agencies - Panama City

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1543
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1543, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1842 "Panama" Double-Arc, BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1842 "Panama" Double-ArcBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1842 "Panama" Double-Arc. Clear undated strike in black on folded letter datelined in Lima, Peru on Jan. 20, 1842, sent via Panama and Kingston, the latter where the handstamp was applied, to Edinburgh, Scotland, Kingston transit and arrival backstamps, manuscript "2/-" rating for double the 1sh uniform rate by British packet, Very Fine, DeVoss recorded fewer than seven examples, this is the earliest known use

E. 500-750
800
1544
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1544, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1842 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular Handstamp, BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1842 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular HandstampBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1842 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular Handstamp. Clear strike on folded letter from Lima, Peru to London, sent via Panama with "Panama July 1842, forwarded by Fr. W. Byrne" on backflap and Kingston where handstamp was applied (though no Kingston datestamp), manuscript "2/-" rating, arrival backstamp, some sensible strengthening on flap, Fine and scarce, ex DeVoss

E. 300-400
475
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1545
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1545, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1843 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular Handstamp, BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1843 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular HandstampBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1843 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular Handstamp. Clear strike on folded cover to London with manuscript "Recd. and Forwd. by Your Obs Servt., Seth Sweetser, U.S. Consul, Guayaquil 15 Aug. 1843" along backflap (unknown origin), sent via Panama and Kingston where handstamp was applied, additional boxed "Panama Forwarded by Frederick W. Byrne" handstamp, manuscript "2/" rating, arrival backstamps, Very Fine strike, the addressee, Sir W.J. Hooker, was a famous botanist and Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, ex Bentley, with 2006 R.P.S. certificate

E. 400-500
900
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1546
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1546, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1844 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular Handstamp, BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1844 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular HandstampBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1844 "South America via Panama" Rimless Circular Handstamp. Clear strike on folded cover to Tours, France, sent via Panama and Kingston where it received the handstamp and "Kingston MR 29 1844" transit, "Received & Forwarded by Louis Lewis of Panama" handstamp, manuscript "17" decimes rating, transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, lovely strikes of all markings

E. 400-500
700
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1547
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1547, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1845 "Panama" Double-Arc, BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1845 "Panama" Double-ArcBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1845 "Panama" Double-Arc. Clear undated strike in red on folded cover with "F.W. Byrne, Panama 16 Aug 1845" along backflap, addressed to London, Kingston Aug. 31 transit backstamp, manuscript "1/" due, Very Fine strike, particularly rare in red as DeVoss records only two examples (though one or two others may exist)

E. 500-750
1,300
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1548
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1548, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1847, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1847, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1847, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5). Perfect strike on folded letter datelined at Liverpool on Mar. 16, 1847 and addressed to Lima, Peru, Panama Apr. 24 double-arc transit backstamp, manuscript "1/6" rating for triple letter rate, Extremely Fine, easily one of the finest strikes of this Crowned Circle we have encountered, signed Holcombe, Scott $2,200.00, SG £1,900

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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1549
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1549, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, "Transit", BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, "Transit"BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, "Transit". Petite italicized straightline handstamp on 1848 folded cover from Chile with red "Copiapo" handstamp, addressed to Birmingham, England with manuscript directives "via Panama" and "para Inglaterra" at top, rated "1-1/2" for domestic postage and "2/-" for British mail from Valparaiso, Panama Apr. 25 and London transit and Birmingham arrival backstamps, cover with slight reinforcements along folds

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE PROVISIONAL "TRANSIT" HANDSTAMP AND THE EARLIEST TRANSIT HANDSTAMP USED IN PANAMA. FEWER THAN 10 EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

According to Parmenter-Gordon, this is believed to be a precursor to the three-line transit datestamp, having been produced locally as it was not entered into the proof books. It was created as a temporary solution while the proper handstamps were requested from London following the Mar. 16, 1848 Postal Convention between the United Kingdom and New Granada. It is only recorded used from March 1856 until the new handstamp was received after having been sent from London on Jun. 2.

With 2016 Moorhouse certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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1550
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1550, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, "Transit", BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, "Transit"BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, "Transit". Petite italicized straightline handstamp on 1848 folded cover from Chile with Coquimbo Mar. 30 docketing, addressed to Havre, France with manuscript directives "par Steamer to Southampton" at top, rated "15" decimes due with red boxed "Colonies & C. Art 13" accountancy handstamp, Panama Apr. 25 and London transit and Le Havre arrival backstamps

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE PROVISIONAL "TRANSIT" HANDSTAMP FROM PANAMA. FEWER THAN 10 EXAMPLES ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST.

According to Parmenter-Gordon, this is believed to be a precursor to the three-line transit datestamp, having been produced locally as it was not entered into the proof books. It was created as a temporary solution while the proper handstamps were requested from London following the Mar. 16, 1848 Postal Convention between the United Kingdom and New Granada. It is only recorded used from March 1856 until the new handstamp was received after having been sent from London on Jun. 2.

E. 3,000-4,000
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1551
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1551, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1849, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1849, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1849, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5). Clear strike on folded letter datelined in Panama on Feb. 27, 1849 and addressed to Lima, Peru, Panama Feb. 27 double-arc transit backstamp, manuscript "1/-" and "2" ratings at top right, indicating double rate, Very Fine, Scott Retail $2,200.00, SG £1,900

E. 500-750
325
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1552
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1552, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1852, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1852, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1852, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5). Clear strike on 1852 folded cover to Valparaiso, Chile, Panama Jul. 23 double-arc transit backstamp, manuscript "1/-" rating, Very Fine, Scott Retail $2,200.00, SG £1,900

E. 500-750
325
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1553
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1553, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1852, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1852, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1852, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5). Clear strike on 1852 folded cover to Santiago, Chile, likely originating in the United States with manuscript "50" cents paying the American packet rate to Chile via Panama and Valparaiso, Panama Sept. 8 double-arc transit backstamp, few other rate markings, small bleach stain at center from wax seal just affecting Crowned Circle handstamp, Fine, Scott Retail $2,200.00, SG £1,900

E. 400-500
275
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1554
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1554, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1853, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1853, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1853, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5). Well-struck on folded letter datelined at San Francisco on Mar. 15, 1853 and addressed to Valparaiso, Chile, rated "50" cents with black "Paid" handstamp, Panama Apr. 8 double-arc transit backstamp, manuscript "2/-" rating, Very Fine, a scarce use from San Francisco via Panama, ex DeVoss, Scott Retail $2,200.00, SG £1,900

E. 750-1,000
650
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1555
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1555, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1853, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1853, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Panama, 1853, Red "Paid at Panama" Crowned Circle Handstamp (A82; SG CC5). Clear strike on small folded cover with "San Francisco Cal. ? Aug." circular datestamp to Lima, Peru, rated "32" cents with black "Paid" handstamp, Panama Sept. 6 double-arc transit backstamp, manuscript "6d" for postage to Lima and charged "1" for internal delivery, Very Fine, a scarce use of the Panama Crowned Circle from San Francisco, ex DeVoss, with 1989 Holcombe certificate, Scott Retail $2,200.00, SG £1,900

E. 500-750
425
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1556
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1556, British Postal Agencies - Panama CityBRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Great Britain, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43), BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Great Britain, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43)BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY, Great Britain, 1864, 1p Rose Red (33; SG 43). Plate 159, tied by "166" oval and "Liverpool 1 MR 75" duplex datestamp on folded printed circular to Panama, manuscript directive "per West India mail, via Southampton, Book Post" along top, Very Fine, a scarce book post rate cover which was reduced in 1870 to 1p per two ounce weight, with 2016 Moorhouse certificate

E. 400-500
200
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