from the Soler y Llach (Barcelona) auction; with King Alfonso XIII 5c Rose
and 15c Olive Green respectively. Endorsed to the ships SAN NICHOLAS and
CARMEN which basically mean that the two originated out of Cebu. Described
as RARE, ex AGUINAGA and with Graus certificates.
The Cebu handstamped used to be very scarce but I have noted several have
been coming out of Barcelona the past couple of years (all with Graus certificates).
Inclusive of these two, this section has now eight examples with the previous
6 originating from the same sender. Describing them as rare is an over
On the two
latest addition I'm curious on:
If you have examples
in your collection take an eagle's eye look at what you have and at the
eight examples in the section. Maybe like I did, you'll be scratching your
head and possibly have more questions to ask.
Why both have
the missing piece more or less in the same position;
Where is the originating
Why over franked
like most of the other examples;
Why always with
a Graus certificate (in international philatelic exhibitions private certificates
do not hold water).
On the first six
examples, again originating from the same sender, the stamp affixed at
the left side of the address. Perhaps this was done out of habit. The handwriting
of the two shown are different from the six but why again the stamps on
the same location as on the other six? Coincidence? I DO NOT THINK SO!
for allowing e to make my comments on thse items....aql