FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE MULTIPLE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE IN SOUND CONDITION.
Ex Caspary, Galvez (as a strip of five) and "Islander"
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 5-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPH ON COVER TO A EUROPEAN DESTINATION. VERY FEW ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.
The 5c Lithograph paid the internal rate, and all other transit postage was collected from the addressee in France. Ex "Islander"
EXTREMELY FINE. AN INCALCULABLY RARE COMBINATION OF THE ENGRAVED AND LITHOGRAPHED ISSUES ON THE SAME COVER.
In 1854 the 5c stamps were printed by Gillet in Santiago from the engraved plates and from lithographic stones. However, the two different printings are rarely seen used together. On this cover, the Lithograph was probably applied first, then at a later point (at the post office?) the engraved stamp was applied for the ship rate.
A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE "BIG SQUEEZE" LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFER FLAW, IN WHICH ALMOST ALL OF THE WORD "CENTAVOS" IS MISSING. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND REMARKABLE VARIETY.