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The 'Paquete' Post of St. Thomas - La Guaira - Puerto Cabello 1868: Jesurun en Zoon 2 r. rose-red, perf. 12½ with white gum, Transfer Type I, used on 9 July 1869 large part cover from Caracas to Bordeaux, fragile along folds, tied by Caracas undated circular handstamp in blue. Sent via London (July 30) with red cds on reverse and framed 'GB / 1F 60c.' Accountancy marking applied in black. Charged at double rate on arrival with '20' décimes due mark in black. For a very similar usage (mailed a month later), see Ringström & Tester 'The Private Ship Letter Stamps of the World' page 59. A very rare stamp on cover. Cert. Holcombe (1989).rnProvenance: Corinphila sale 80, March 1980, lot 6190.rn 
Catalogue 261: Stamp Issuing Steamship Companies


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