Lot 1234Ecuador, 1865, 1r yellow ochre, third period printing, lower half sheet of 45 (positions 46-54//82-90, full o.g., margins wide to slightly in at top left, strong color, slightly spilt vertical crease in sixth row and small thin in bottom left stamp, F.-V.F., ex-Lund; with 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 1235Ecuador, 1865, 1r yellow chrome, second period printing, upper half sheet of 45 (positions 1-9//37-45, full o.g., plate varieties including double frameline at bottom (position 4) and part double frameline at top (position 43), margins wide to slightly in, strong color, vertical crease between stamps and a few light stains, F.-V.F., the largest multiple recorded in the yellow chrome shade, with few than five items known.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 1236 oEcuador, 1865, 1r yellow buff, full sharp strike of "Quito, Franca, 4 Enero, 65" town cancel, full even margins, Extremely Fine and choice, believed to be the earliest recorded usage of the first issues of Ecuador, ex-Olgieser.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1237 oEcuador, 1865, 1r orange yellow, bold strike of "Otavalo Franca" two-line handstamp, full margins, small corner crease, a Very Fine strike, fewer than five stamps known bearing this provisional handstamp.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1238 oEcuador, 1865, 1r Yellow, cancel group of 6 items; includes singles with manuscript "Riobba" of Riobamba, red Jipijapa circular handstamp (without date type), and portion of Portoviejo circular townmark with matching dotted lozenge, 1r orange + ½r blue slightly overlapping on piece tied by 1867 Ambato town cancel, 1r yellow buff vertical pair with complete strike of the Pelileo fancy star cancel, bisect tied on piece by red Franca in dotted lozenge, also a forged 1865 Otavalo circular townmark on piece included, Very Fine.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1239 oEcuador, 1865, 1r yellow, top margin block of 24 (positions 6-8//69-71), red Riobamba town cancels, showing full margin rule at top, ample to large margins, couple small tears and small nick in margin at left, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
BELIEVED TO BE THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1865 1 REAL IN THE YELLOW SHADE.
Lot 1240Ecuador, 1865, 1r yellow buff, 3 used blocks; includes block of four (positions 69-70/78-79) and irregular block of five (positions 61-63/71-72, position 71 colorless line through "REAL") both with Ambato cds's, block of six (positions 41-43/50-52, position 43 with part of double frameline at top) with Guayaquil cds's and dotted lozenge handstamps, irregular block of five on quadrille paper, block of six with diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 4, 1 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1241Ecuador, 1865, 1r chrome yellow, horizontal strip of 5 on piece (positions 40-44), red fancy "P.I." cancels of Quito, full margins, pre-use tear affecting first stamp, Very Fine appearance, ex-Olgieser.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $400 - 600.
The P.I. stands for "Porte Interno" or internal fee. It is believed that this cancellation was produced in France and was introduced in 1870.
Lot 1242Ecuador, 1865, 1r yellow buff, block of 10 (positions 1-5 / 10-14 with position 4 double frameline at bottom), on piece canceled by bold Ambato circular town date stamp cancel, ample to large margins, some horizontal separation cuts similar to that of hand-rouletting, Very Fine.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1243Ecuador, 1865, 1r yellow on greenish blue wove, right stamp showing a distinctive green tinge that differs from the later 1871-72 blue paper printings, full well balanced margins, in combination with 1865, 1r yellow on white wove, clear to ample margins, on 1869 folded letter to Lima, Peru, tied by neat blue "Guayaquil, Franca, Dic 26, 69" cds, blue company handstamp at right and reverse with clear "Lima, Dic 31, 1869" receiving cds, Very Fine, ex-Peyton, Isleham and Goeggel; with 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 4 var., 4 Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
A REMARKABLE COMBINATION FRANKING BEARING THE 1865 1R YELLOW ON GREENISH WOVE TRIAL PAPER - ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED COVERS OF ECUADORIAN PHILATELY.
According to Brian Moorhouse, this cover was originally discovered by Bill Homan (as part of the Chavez correspondence) and it was sold by him to the well known collector, Bernard Peyton. After Peyton's death his collections were donated over a period of time in the late 1950's to early 1960's to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington but some items were seemingly held back, including this cover which ended up in the "Isleham" collection. The cover was included in the Latin American portion of this collection, which was auctioned by Christies Robson Lowe in New York in March 1987. When sold in New York, it was apparently offered with a Royal Society of London certificate.
The paper on the right stamp is colored though and has a greenish tinge that is slightly different to the blue papers from the later 1871-72 period. Several stamps on this paper have been noted. One might speculate that the printer pulled a couple sheets simply as a trial to see what they might look like and that these "trials" then ended up being sold in the post office.
The first stamps of Venezuela can also be occasionally found on both bluish and greenish paper as well as the more usual white papers and some early issues of Columbia can also be found on bluish papers.