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Brazil (Coastal Packets) 1839 (Aug 30) entire from Rio Negro (Parana) to Rio de Janeiro sent overland via Principe with framed ‘PRINCIPE’ handstamp in brown and thence via ‘CORETIBA’ and ‘PARANAGUA’ to Sao Paulo with circular handstamp and then Santos where the famous ‘SANTOS FISH’ pictorial handstamp applied and carried down the cost to Rio de Janeiro. The rates of postage for each leg accumulated from 20 to 50 to 130 to an eventual 170 reis on receipt. A remarkable cover with five different pre-stamp markings. Ex ‘Prefilatelia de Brasil’ Soler y Llach !995) and Ex Everaldo Santos.Brazil (Coastal Packets) 1839 (Aug 30) entire from Rio Negro (Parana) to Rio de Janeiro sent overland via Principe with framed ‘PRINCIPE’ handstamp in brown and thence via ‘CORETIBA’ and ‘PARANAGUA’ to Sao Paulo with circular handstamp and then Santos where the famous ‘SANTOS FISH’ pictorial handstamp applied and carried down the cost to Rio de Janeiro. The rates of postage for each leg accumulated from 20 to 50 to 130 to an eventual 170 reis on receipt. A remarkable cover with five different pre-stamp markings. Ex ‘Prefilatelia de Brasil’ Soler y Llach !995) and Ex Everaldo Santos.

Brazil

Covers and stamps / Brazil / Fish

(Coastal Packets) 1839 (Aug 30) entire from Rio Negro (Parana) to Rio de Janeiro sent overland via Principe with framed ‘PRINCIPE’ handstamp in brown and thence via ‘CORETIBA’ and ‘PARANAGUA’ to Sao Paulo with circular handstamp and then Santos where the famous ‘SANTOS FISH’ pictorial handstamp applied and carried down the cost to Rio de Janeiro. The rates of postage for each leg accumulated from 20 to 50 to 130 to an eventual 170 reis on receipt. A remarkable cover with five different pre-stamp markings. Ex ‘Prefilatelia de Brasil’ Soler y Llach !995) and Ex Everaldo Santos.

£795

Guatemala (Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 (30 Abr) 3c. card to Pully, Switzerland cancelled by violet octagonal date stamp, Guatemala 1 handstamp to left, arrival cancels bottom left, reverse with circular blue image of Fishing with net, full message. Guatemala (Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 (30 Abr) 3c. card to Pully, Switzerland cancelled by violet octagonal date stamp, Guatemala 1 handstamp to left, arrival cancels bottom left, reverse with circular blue image of Fishing with net, full message.

Guatemala

Covers and stamps / Guatemala / Switzerland Incoming Mail / Fish / Picture Stationery

(Picture Postal Stationery) 1898 (30 Abr) 3c. card to Pully, Switzerland cancelled by violet octagonal date stamp, Guatemala 1 handstamp to left, arrival cancels bottom left, reverse with circular blue image of Fishing with net, full message.

£135

German Colonies (Togo) 1902 5pf. green picture stationery card depicting coastal market with fish seller; fine unused.German Colonies (Togo) 1902 5pf. green picture stationery card depicting coastal market with fish seller; fine unused.

German Colonies

Covers and stamps / German Colonies / Togo / Fish / Picture Stationery

(Togo) 1902 5pf. green picture stationery card depicting coastal market with fish seller; fine unused.

£55

Peru 1866 stampless entire to Pisaqua with three-line manuscript “franca” notice for no stamps available, partly overstruck by very fine dotted MEJILL handstamp in blue. Very fine condition. 
Mejillones remained a Peruvian port until lost in the Battle of Angamos to Chile in 1879. The name of the town literally means Mussels, the locals main food source.

Peru

Covers and stamps / Chile / Peru / Fish

1866 stampless entire to Pisaqua with three-line manuscript “franca” notice for no stamps available, partly overstruck by very fine dotted MEJILL handstamp in blue. Very fine condition. Mejillones remained a Peruvian port until lost in the Battle of Angamos to Chile in 1879. The name of the town literally means Mussels, the locals main food source.

£395

Newfoundland 1875 (JA 14) envelope to Poole, Dorset franked 1870 2c bluish green ‘Atlantic Cod’ plus 12c chestnut cancelled three dumb handstamps, unclear red St John’s cds, partly overstruck with PAID/ LIVERPOOL/ Br PACKET date stamp, arrival backstamp; some slight envelope faults, still a good early stamped cover.

Newfoundland

Covers and stamps / Newfoundland / Fish

1875 (JA 14) envelope to Poole, Dorset franked 1870 2c bluish green ‘Atlantic Cod’ plus 12c chestnut cancelled three dumb handstamps, unclear red St John’s cds, partly overstruck with PAID/ LIVERPOOL/ Br PACKET date stamp, arrival backstamp; some slight envelope faults, still a good early stamped cover.

£295

Great Britain 1877 (JU 28) envelope addressed to a “Richard Middleton Esq RN, H.M.S. “Flying Fish”, East India Station, c/o Postmaster, Aden”, endorsed “Via Brindisi”, franked 1876 8 orange tied by Exeter ‘285’ duplex.  This Ship commenced service with the East Indies Station in 1874 in the suppression of the slave trade off the East African coast.

Great Britain

Covers and stamps / Aden / Great Britain / Fish / Slavery

1877 (JU 28) envelope addressed to a “Richard Middleton Esq RN, H.M.S. “Flying Fish”, East India Station, c/o Postmaster, Aden”, endorsed “Via Brindisi”, franked 1876 8 orange tied by Exeter ‘285’ duplex. This Ship commenced service with the East Indies Station in 1874 in the suppression of the slave trade off the East African coast.

£175

Morocco 1965-66 group of 61 Courvoisier imperf progressive and finished proofs for Marine Life series  including Crustaceans in groups of five plus 40c Mantis Shrimp with four different colour bodies in unissued colours resulting in four unissued colour final proofs, fish set of three with two groups of 25c, one with unissued yellow-orange shade and Shells values in groups of five. A fine and unique item. Morocco 1965-66 group of 61 Courvoisier imperf progressive and finished proofs for Marine Life series  including Crustaceans in groups of five plus 40c Mantis Shrimp with four different colour bodies in unissued colours resulting in four unissued colour final proofs, fish set of three with two groups of 25c, one with unissued yellow-orange shade and Shells values in groups of five. A fine and unique item. Morocco 1965-66 group of 61 Courvoisier imperf progressive and finished proofs for Marine Life series  including Crustaceans in groups of five plus 40c Mantis Shrimp with four different colour bodies in unissued colours resulting in four unissued colour final proofs, fish set of three with two groups of 25c, one with unissued yellow-orange shade and Shells values in groups of five. A fine and unique item. Morocco 1965-66 group of 61 Courvoisier imperf progressive and finished proofs for Marine Life series  including Crustaceans in groups of five plus 40c Mantis Shrimp with four different colour bodies in unissued colours resulting in four unissued colour final proofs, fish set of three with two groups of 25c, one with unissued yellow-orange shade and Shells values in groups of five. A fine and unique item. Morocco 1965-66 group of 61 Courvoisier imperf progressive and finished proofs for Marine Life series  including Crustaceans in groups of five plus 40c Mantis Shrimp with four different colour bodies in unissued colours resulting in four unissued colour final proofs, fish set of three with two groups of 25c, one with unissued yellow-orange shade and Shells values in groups of five. A fine and unique item.

Morocco

Covers and stamps / Morocco / Animal / Fish

1965-66 group of 61 Courvoisier imperf progressive and finished proofs for Marine Life series including Crustaceans in groups of five plus 40c Mantis Shrimp with four different colour bodies in unissued colours resulting in four unissued colour final proofs, fish set of three with two groups of 25c, one with unissued yellow-orange shade and Shells values in groups of five. A fine and unique item.

£1675