Lot 1319Ecuador, 1866, 4r vermilion red, 3rd printing, horizontal pair, full o.g., clear to large margins showing portion of marginal line at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott No. 6; $1,000 for singles Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1320 /oEcuador, 1866, 4r red, balance of 6 stamps; includes four margin unused singles, two marginal used singles in shades, vertical pair, full margin single on piece with 1r yellow pair tied by "3154" dotted lozenge handstamps of Quito, also includes a reprint pair, small flaws, generally Fine.
Scott No. 6, 6R Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1321Ecuador, 1866, 4r red, vertical strip of 3, bottom stamp showing "round medallion" variety, on piece with dotted lozenge and manuscript cancels, margins large to just touching, small faults, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 6, 6b Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1322 oEcuador, 1866, dark rose, 2nd printing, horizontal strip of 4, "3154" lozenges of Quito, margins close to just in, small thin in right stamp, otherwise Fine.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1323 ()Ecuador, 1866, 4r pale rose, bottom margin irregular block of seventeen, positions 49/ 59-62 // 98-101, margins large to just in, in combination with 1865, 1r yellow buff on large cloth package wrapper addressed to Quito, all tied by "Riobamba, 26 Aout" second type cds's, manuscript "34oz½" weight endorsement (1r per ½oz rate), wrapper turned four days later and reused back to Riobamba franked with 1866, 4r scarlet, horizontal strip of three and single + 1865, ½r blue + 1r yellow buff all tied by red "Quito, 30 Ago, 71" cds's, manuscript "2lb3oz" weight endorsement (official ½r per ½oz parcel rate); some staining and small paper flaws, F.-V.F., ex-Longhi.
Scott No. 6+4 Estimate $150,000 - 200,000.
THE LARGEST USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1866 4 REALES ISSUE ON A TURNED WRAPPER SHOWING BOTH OFFICIAL AND NON-OFFICIAL RATES - THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED FRANKING IN THE CLASSIC PERIOD OF ECUADOR AND CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM OF ECUADORIAN PHILATELY.
Lot 1324 ()Ecuador, 1866, 4r dull rose, block of four, positions 81-82/94-95, with bottom right stamp showing the "round medallion" variety, small scissor cut between stamps at right, tied by "Guaranda, 28 Fevr, 68" cds's on Judicial front to Ambato, manuscript "2 Librs." weight notation, Very Fine, ex-Saá, Bustamante and Longhi; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $40,000 - 60,000.
THE UNIQUE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1866 4R ISSUE IN A BLOCK OF FOUR - THE SCARCEST OF THE FIRST ISSUE VALUES AND ONE OF THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT COVERS IN ECUADORIAN PHILATELY.
Lot 1325Ecuador, 1866, 4r red brown, remarkable single with ample to mostly large margins hardly ever encountered as such for this tight margin issue, tied by two strikes of dotted lozenge cancel on folded letter sheet to Havana, Cuba, clear matching "Quito, Franca, 11 Mayo, 67" cds at right, Extremely Fine, ex-Olgieser.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
THE UNIQUE FIRST ISSUE COVER TO CUBA BEARING A OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1866 4R HIGH VALUE ISSUE.
No other covers with this value are known addressed to destinations other than Peru or Chile. Covers franked by other first issue values are only known to France, Italy, Peru, Chile and the United States.
Lot 1326Ecuador, 1866, 4r dull rose, margins large to touching, neatly tied by sharp "Quito, Franca, 21 Julio, 66" cds on double rate cover to the Chilean Plenipotentiary Minister in Lima, Peru, reverse with "Lima, 31 Jul, 66" receiving cds and sealing wax with impression of the "Legacion De Chile", Very Fine and choice, ex-Lund; with 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
THE EARLIEST RECORDED USAGE OF THE 4 REALES ON A POSTAL DOCUMENT.
This cover was not carried through the British P.O. at Guayaquil, which is out of the norm for 1866. Only five covers are recorded in 1866 bearing this value.
Lot 1327Ecuador, 1866, 4r dark carmine, position 57 from the 1867 printing, clear to large margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at left, in combination with 1865, 1r green, horizontal pair (positions 39-40) on 1868 folded letter sheet to Lima, Peru paying the triple rate not exceeding ¾ oz., all tied by "Franca" in lozenge handstamps of Guayaquil, red crayon "2" reales due and "Lima, Ago 1, 1868" receiving backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Lund; with 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 6+5 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A UNIQUE COMBINATION FRANKING BEARING THE 1866 4R ISSUE ON A PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE TO PERU.
Lot 1328 ()Ecuador, 1866, 4r red, horizontal pair, second printing, in combination with 1865, 1r yellow ochre, horizontal pair (3rd printing) on Judicial front to Guaranda paying the 20 oz. parcel rate, with 4r stamps canceled by blue "3154 lozenge" and 1r stamps canceled by red "3154" lozenge handstamps, red "Quito, Franca, 7 Jun, 71" origin cds's, Very Fine, ex-Longhi; with 2009 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 6+4 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A VERY RARE USAGE OF THE SAME CANCEL APPLIED IN DIFFERENT COLORS TO PREVENT FRAUDULENT REUSE OF STAMPS.
Due to primary red Quito cancelling ink and the 4r stamp being in the same color, effort was made here on the part of the postmaster to used a contrasting blue ink on the 4r issue in order to properly deface the issue.