Lot 1184Ecuador, 1872, 1r orange buff, quadrille paper, left 1r stamp with clear to huge margins, in combination with 1865, 1r orange yellow on 1872 folded letter to Lima, Peru, tied by blue "Guayaquil, Franca, Oct 10, 72" cds, sent via the French Consulate and additionally franked with France 1867, 30c brown, horizontal pair tied by anchor lozenge cancel, matching "Guayaquil, Paq. Fr. No. 2, Oct 4" octagon date stamp with date showing the original scheduled date of arrival of the mailboat (Ville de St. Nazair), Very Fine and choice, ex-Dale-Lichtenstein; signed Holcombe, Calves and Roumet, with 2010 Moorhouse certificate.
Scott No. 1+4 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
A SPECTACULAR ECUADORIAN-FRENCH COMBINATION FRANKING BEARING TWO DISTINCT 1R YELLOW TYPES - ONE OF THE FEW ECUADOR-FRANCE MIXED FRANKINGS KNOWN IN PRIVATE HANDS.