Brasilien - Briefmarken 1843
Katalog Scott 2
Brazil, 1843, 60 reis "Bulls Eye", extremely fine with wide margins and a SUPERB strike of the boxed "CANTAGALO" postmark on piece.
Scott 2. Certificate Pascal Scheller.
No Bull Eye covers are recorded with this postmark, and only two other COMPLETE strikes are known:
"Gordon N. John" / Norman Hubbard collection, Siegel auctions 5.1986 lot 2053: 60 reis with a filled thin , ex-Newbury sold for 425 USD
The much less beautiful strike on 60 reis from the Pracchia collection (lot 60149 sold for about 900 EUR including fees in 1987)
The few other recorded (four in total according to José Kloke) are all small partial strikes, in general on defective stamp, see Koester collection, Corinphila auction 3.1984 lot 4369.
CERTAINLY THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE POSTMARK ON BRAZIL´S FIRST ISSUE.
(Brasilien, Ochsenaugen // Brésil œil-de-bœuf)
verkauft / sold