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Lot 60099
Peru » General Issues
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Auction date
Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 18:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1862, 1d pale vermilion, two diagonally bisected examples, used on May 1866 entire letter from Callao to Lima with, each tied by Callao cds, with ms “5 Centavos” postage due alongside and boxed “LIMA/DISTRIBN” hs, arrival bs, the cert. Moorhouse (2015) stating: “The left hand bisect was probably applied as the original postage in Callao but the letter was deemed to be underpaid with a manuscript “5 Centavos” endorsement whereupon the right hand bisect was then added to collect the additional postage”, minor faults not detracting from this very spectacular and unique double bisect usage on cover.

Catalogue reference: 12