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Sale 86: The Stamps and Postal History of Classic Ecuador

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1865-72 ½r Ultramarine, Imperforate on Wove Paper, (Second Period)

Lots 5040-5049 Lots 5050-5058

Lot 5040    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, pane of 42 from the right half of sheet (positions 7-12/ 19-24/ 31-36/ 43-48/ 55-60/ 67-72/ 79-84), showing characteristic misalignment of transfers of this plate, bold aniline blue color (locally produced ink) which caused paper surface coloration during the printing process, horizontal crease in margin between 3rd and 4th rows, Very Fine, a very scarce large mint multiple, ex-Funkhouser and Longhi.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 5041 o   

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, manuscript "Tulcán" cancel, large margins, Very Fine, the only single stamp known with this cancel in manuscript.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 5042 o   

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, manuscript Manglar Alto cancel, margins clear to just touching, Fine, fewer than five items are known from this tiny town.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 5043 o   

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, manuscript "M alto, Julio 20, 1867" cancel of Manglaralto of Guayas Province, ample to large margins, trivial tiny separation cut in top margin, Very Fine, less than five stamps known bearing this manuscript cancellation.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 5044    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, intermediate impression, clear to large margins, tied by "Quito, Franca, 3 Abril, 69" cds with second strike alongside on cover to Paris, France paying the internal postage to Guayaquil, routed via British P.O. with "Guayaquil, Ap 10, 1869" double arc cds and red London transit on reverse, bold boxed "GB, 1F90c" accountancy handstamp and "12" decimes due handstamp applied upon arrival; trivial cover edge wear and non-contemporary sticker at lower left, Very Fine, letters from Ecuador to destinations in Europe bearing the first issue as part payment of the postage are very rare, ex-Berkinshaw-Smith and Goeggel; with 1992 Holcombe and Moorhouse certificates.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.

ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED FIRST ISSUE COVERS ADDRESSED TO A TRANSATLANTIC DESTINATION.

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Lot 5045    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, clear to huge margins, canceled by "Sta Rosa, Ab 20/ 68" manuscript on fresh 1868 folded letter from Santa Rosa to Loja, Extremely Fine, ex-Longhi and Olgieser.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE ONLY RECORDED FIRST ISSUE USAGE ORIGINATING FROM SANTA ROSA.

Santa Rosa is a tiny town about 10 miles south of Machala in the southwest of Ecuador. It is believed that no postal handstamp were used at Santa Rosa and no examples were recorded by expert Jorge Ayora at the time of his work on usages of the first issue.

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Lot 5046    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, Four Singles, clear to large margins, one with marginal rule at left, all tied by "Guayaquil, 4 Nov, 68" cds on folded letter to Lima, Peru paying the single external rate to an American destination up to ¼oz., reverse with "Lima, Nov 868" receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Yardley; with 2011 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 5047    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, clear to large margins, tied by dotted lozenge cancel with matching "Babahoyo, 17 Dec, 67" cds alongside, on fresh folded letter to Quito, Very Fine, the Babahoyo town handstamp is very infrequently found used on private correspondence, ex-Ayora and Olgieser.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 5048    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, on fresh 1869 folded letter tied by red "Franca" dotted lozenge of Guayaquil which was introduced in 1868 and was applied in black and red (the later less often), addressed to Cuenca, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful ½ reale usage.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 5049    

Ecuador, 1865, ½r Blue, showing outer frameline flaws at left and right, tied by "Guano, 15 Jany, 69" cds with month inverted and year date in negative, on Judicial wrapper to Riobamba with "½ oz" weight notation at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2    Estimate $500 - 750.

After the year had been removed from the first type town handstamp, this type was used during the second period of printing.

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