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Lot 1573
Argentina: Corrientes, Exceptional One-of-a-Kind Collection, 1856-80. Housed in two albums, one a springback holding homemade pages, the other a slipcased handmade Frank Godden album with professionally designed pages for the material illustrated; the collection consists of 78 pages of mint and used singles, mint blocks and complete panes, and 48 covers; fully annotated throughout, this is an exhibit in the raw, with cliché types near fully illustrated, oily prints, paper varieties, setting and printing groups, Officials ("Ministerials"), manuscript and handstamp cancels, reprints and counterfeits, with several Solari or RPSL certificates accompanying and provenance given on certain items; we note an 1856 double weight letter, an 1864 double-rate letter bearing an "UN REAL MC" plus 2c yellow green, a Forwarding Agent's handstamp tying an 1874 3c rose lilac, a horizontal strip of four 1864 5c black on yellow green pen cancelled, etc., etc.; simply a stunning holding of this scarce material which is often found faked, Very Fine, an enticing collection; imaged in full online.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Current Bid$7,500
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