Sale 1279 — The Magnolia Collection: Classic Uruguay Stamps and Covers
Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 March, 2023
Category — British Post Office
FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF A GREAT BRITAIN STAMP IN URUGUAY CANCELLED BY THE LOCAL MONTEVIDEO HANDSTAMP. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH A BRITISH STAMP.
Before the arrival of the "C28" barred oval cancel, which is first recorded on Apr. 29, 1865 (sent from the London G.P.O. on Oct. 8, 1864), the oval datestamp device of Montevideo was used. Owing to its rarity, the Parmenter-Gordon book assesses this use as "Rarity H - very few exist", the highest rarity level possible. Outside of this cover, there is also a small piece with a similar use.
Ex McGowan and Glassco.
VERY FINE AND SCARCE TWO-COLOR FRANKING OF GREAT BRITAIN STAMPS USED IN URUGUAY.
Ex McGowan, Glassco, and "Dubois". Signed E. J. Lee.
FINE AND REMARKABLE COMBINATION COVER WITH URUGUAY STAMP FOR LOCAL DELIVERY TO THE BRITISH POSTAL AGENCY IN MONTEVIDEO AND BRITISH STAMPS FOR POSTAGE TO FRANCE. ONLY THREE SUCH MIXED-FRANKING COVERS ARE RECORDED.
The Uruguay 10c paid the local rate to the British Postal Agency. The Great Britain stamps paid the double rate to France. This cover is mentioned in the Parmenter-Gordon book on page 8/27.
Ex "Windsor", Dr. Kornan, and "Dubois".