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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — Brazil

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1452
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1452, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Early Impression (1), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Early Impression (1)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Early Impression (1). Large balanced margins, intense shade and impression on fresh paper, neat red brown "V. Diama(ntina)" oval handstamp, Very Fine and choice

550
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1453
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1453, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a). 2nd Composite Plate, State D, Positions 7/13, vertical pair with huge margins showing outer framelines at left and bottom and interpanneau dividing line at bottom, hinged back on original piece where it was tied by two strikes of "Correio Geral da Corte 22/11/1843" circular datestamp on piece, light bend in bottom stamp, small corner crease in bottom margin

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 30-REIS SEMI-XIPHAPOGOS, WHICH SHOWS THE INTERPANNEAU DIVIDING LINE AT BOTTOM.

Bull's Eye stamps from the composite plates that show the diving line between panes are called Semi-Xiphopagus. Such stamps are especially desirable because they can be immediately recognized as examples from the composite plates without the need for plating (the two known Xiphopagus multiples are, of course, the se-tenant pair and strip of three). The 60r Semi-Xiphapagus stamps come from the top or bottom of the middle pane (twelve positions). The 30r and 90r are rarer, because they can only come from one row (30r bottom, 90r top, six stamps positions each).

Ex Santos and "Islander". Signed A. Diena

E. 3,000-4,000
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1454
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1454, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a). Horizontal pair, ample to large margins, "Correio Geral da Corte 13/6/1844" circular datestamp, vertical crease between stamps and thinned at right, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, ex "Islander"

E. 400-500
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1455, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Intermediate Impression (1a). Large Plate, State B, Positions 15-16/21-22, block of four on very thick yellowish paper, two clear strikes of "Correio Geral da Corte 17/2/1845" circular datestamp, ample to large margins, minor faults and light staining

A RARE BLOCK OF THE 30-REIS BULL'S EYE FROM THE LARGE PLATE.

Ex "Islander"

E. 2,000-3,000
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1456
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1456, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Late Impression (1b), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Late Impression (1b)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r Black, Late Impression (1b). Horizontal pair, large margins, lightly struck "Correio Geral da Corte 7/2/1845" circular datestamp, faint wrinkles show only when drying, still Very Fine, ex Lima and "Islander"

E. 750-1,000
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1457
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1457, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Early Impression (2), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Early Impression (2)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Early Impression (2). Original gum, h.r., full even margins, deep shade and sharp impression with lathework lines showing clearly, Very Fine and choice original-gum example of the 60r Bull's Eye, Scott notes "stamps with original gum command substantial premiums", ex "Islander", signed Calves, Scott Retail as no gum $825.00

E. 500-750
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1458
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1458, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Deep Black, Early Impression (2), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Deep Black, Early Impression (2)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Deep Black, Early Impression (2). Two horizontal pairs affixed in slightly overlapping positions and aligned as a strip, uncancelled on back flap of greenish folded letter to Santos (Sau Paulo), endorsed "p. Paranapitanga"

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE BULL'S EYE FRANKING FOR 240-REIS SHIP POSTAGE. ONLY FOUR COVERS ARE RECORDED WITH FOUR 60-REIS STAMPS.

The postage on letters travelling by ship was rated at 120-reis up to one-half ounce plus an additional 60-reis for each quarter-ounce increment. This letter must have weighed between -3/4 and 1 ounce. Although contrary to regulations, stamps on ship letters are sometimes found uncancelled.

Ex "Islander"

E. 5,000-7,500
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1459
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1459, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a). Block of four, original gum, lower left stamp matches Napier 1st Large Plate, State B, Position 57, but others in block do not correspond to Napier's plating, large margins, sharp impression with lines of lathework nearly complete, natural gum wrinkle

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLOCK OF THE 60-REIS WITH ORIGINAL GUM. ALMOST ALL BULL'S EYE MULTIPLES ARE WITHOUT GUM. A SUPERB MULTIPLE FOR THE CONNOISSEUR.

Ex Lima and "Islander"

E. 7,500-10,000
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1460, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a). 1st Large Plate, State B, Positions 44-46/50-52, Position 50 major re-entry in numerals, block of six, unused (no gum), large margins all around, sharp impression showing nearly all lines of lathework, bright fresh paper, negligible pinhole in lower left stamp (Position 50)

EXTREMELY FINE. A MAGNIFICENT UNUSED BLOCK OF THE BRAZIL 60-REIS BULL'S EYE. ALTHOUGH LARGER BLOCKS AND A COMPLETE SHEET OF 60 EXIST, THIS SUPERB BLOCK OF SIX IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING IN TERMS OF QUALITY. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION ITEM.

Ex Kuyas, Lima and "Islander".

E. 7,500-10,000
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1461
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1461, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a). 1st Large Plate, State B, Positions 47-48/53-54/59-60, block of six, unused (no gum), large margins all around including outer frameline at bottom, sharp impression showing nearly all lines of lathework, bright fresh paper, expertly repaired worm hole in lower left stamp and small sealed tear at upper right

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR UNUSED BLOCK OF THE BRAZIL 60-REIS BULL'S EYE.

Signed A. Diena. Ex de Souza and "Islander"

E. 5,000-7,500
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1462
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1462, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a). 1st Large Plate, State B, Positions 41-42/47-48/53-54, block of six, unused (no gum), large margins all around, horizontal crease in top pair, scuffs in Positions 42 and 48 do not impinge on oval design

AN IMPRESSIVE UNUSED BLOCK OF THE BRAZIL 60-REIS BULL'S EYE.

Ex "Islander"

E. 5,000-7,500
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1463
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1463, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a), BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a)BRAZIL, 1843, 60r Black, Intermediate Impression (2a). Horizontal pair, large margins with outer frameline at left, cancelled by scarce brownish "GRAMPARA" framed handstamp with manuscript "15 de Debr. 1843" date on the pair (as usual for this town), not tied but evidently used on folded cover to Maranhao, endorsed "p. Pernambucana", docketed with same Dec. 15, 1844 origin date (effectively tying the pair and cover together), file folds clear of stamps, cover repaired at top right

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE USE OF THE 60-REIS HORIZONTAL PAIR ON A SHIP LETTER FROM GRAMPARA.

Ex "Islander"

E. 2,000-3,000
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1464
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1464, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Intermediate Impression (3a), BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Intermediate Impression (3a)BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Intermediate Impression (3a). Unused (no gum as usual), large margins all around, sharp impression, faint overall toning, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce unused stamp, signed Rendon

3,750
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1465
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1465, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 90r Deep Black, Intermediate Impression (3a), BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Deep Black, Intermediate Impression (3a)BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Deep Black, Intermediate Impression (3a). 2nd Composite Plate, Stated C, Positions 4-6/10-12, block of six from the upper right corner of the pane, mostly large margins including outer framelines at top and right, just barely into upper left stamp's frameline, multiple strikes of scarce framed "CIDADE DE NICTHEROY" handstamp, lovely deep shade and sharp impression (very early Intermediate), bottom right stamp has minute pinhole which is probably a natural paper flaw

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED BLOCK OF THE 90-REIS BULL'S EYE IN A STRIKING DEEP SHADE.

Signed Calves. Ex "Islander"

E. 7,500-10,000
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1466
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1466, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b), BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b)BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b). Horizontal pair, full to large margins, cancelled by "Correio Geral da Corte" circular datestamp, Very Fine, ex Lima and "Islander", signed A. Diena

E. 750-1,000
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1467
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1467, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b), BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b)BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b). Horizontal pair, full margins, bold "Correio Geral da Corte 13/10/1844" circular datestamp, thin and small faults, Very Fine appearance, ex "Islander"

E. 500-750
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1468
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1468, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b), BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b)BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b). 2nd Composite Plate, State C, Positions 2-3/8-9/14-15, block of six with huge margins all around including bottom sheet margin and interpanneau dividing line at top, multiple strikes of "Correio Geral da Corte 27/10/1844" circular datestamp, minor wrinkles and a few small thin spots

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE 90-REIS BULL'S EYE USED MULTIPLE CONTAINING TWO SEMI-XIPHOPAGUS STAMPS AT TOP.

Bull's Eye stamps from the composite plates that show the diving line between panes are called Semi-Xiphopagus. Such stamps are especially desirable because they can be immediately recognized as examples from the composite plates without the need for plating (the two known Xiphopagus multiples are, of course, the se-tenant pair and strip of three). The 60r Semi-Xiphapagus stamps come from the top or bottom of the middle pane (twelve positions). The 30r and 90r are rarer, because they can only come from one row (30r bottom, 90r top, six stamps positions each). The right half companion block of six (originally a block of twelve, 4x3) is ex Burrus, Hubbard, Lima, Seabra Benevides and Alemany Indarte. It was last offered in the Luis Alemany Indarte at Corinphila in 2013 (Lot 212).

Ex Pack, Lima (as part of a reconstructed block of twelve) and "Islander"

E. 7,500-10,000
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1469
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1469, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b), BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b)BRAZIL, 1843, 90r Black, Late Impression (3b). 2nd Composite Plate, State C, Positions 9-12/15-18, block of eight from the bottom right corner of the pane with huge margins including sheet margins and outer framelines at lower right, four strikes of "Correio Geral da Corte 27/10/1844" circular datestamp, part of manuscript in sheet margin, some wrinkles and slight internal creasing pressed out, a few soiled spots visible after light cleaning

VERY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING LARGE USED BLOCK OF THE 90-REIS BULL'S EYE ISSUE. USED MULTIPLES ARE RARELY FOUND IN THIS CHOICE CONDITION.

Although a number of used blocks of the 90r Bull's Eye have survived, including a cancelled pane of 18, the condition of the large multiples is frequently unsatisfactory. This block, with only minor flaws, is certainly one of the most desirable in terms of quality.

Signed A. Brun. Ex Lima and "Islander"

E. 10,000-15,000
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1470
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1470, BrazilBRAZIL, 1843, 30r, 60r, 90r Bull's Eyes (1-3), BRAZIL, 1843, 30r, 60r, 90r Bull's Eyes (1-3)BRAZIL, 1843, 30r, 60r, 90r Bull's Eyes (1-3). Study collection of 17 used singles, variety of plates and states, includes seven 30r (all but one with outer framelines), six 60r (one corner position with outer framelines), four 90r, a few better cancels incl. one 60r and one 90r with "S.MATHEUZ" straightline and a 90r with "Correio Geral da Corte 2/8" datestamp on second day of use, minor faults, all of exhibition quality and Very Fine-Extremely Fine appearance, a scarce group, ex "Islander", Scott Retail as cheapest impressions

10,000
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1471
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1471, BrazilBRAZIL, 1888, 1,000r Dull Blue (98), BRAZIL, 1888, 1,000r Dull Blue (98)BRAZIL, 1888, 1,000r Dull Blue (98). Used on uprated registered 100r entire, tied by "Corumba, Mato Grosso 22 Jan. 95" double-circle datestamp and addressed to Chicago Ill., registry boxed handstamp, Rio de Janeiro and New York transit and Chicago arrival backstamps, Very Fine and rare, likely the only example of the 1,000r on an uprated entire, Scott Retail on cover $1,500.00

E. 400-500
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