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Lot 20143
United States » USA Possessions » Puerto Rico (US) » Local Issues
Price realised
1’800 USD
Estimate
2’000 – 3’000 USD
Auction date
Wed 13 Oct 2021 at 17:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

Quebradillas Provisional. 1898 (Nov 9). Cover to Camuy, bearing “AYUNTAMIENTO DE QUEBRADILLAS/ALCALDIA” double oval postmark in violet representing 5c postage paying the civilian single rate, in conjunction with blue dispatch cds at top right, some usual minor tone spots, rough opening at right and top, with portion torn off at top right; the only example known of this Provisional postmark; ex Preston, García Lomas and Dávila.

Note: The Quebradillas Provisional was made by altering the city mayor’s official seal, removing the Spanish symbols inside. As in the other few towns with Provisionals, the mayor’s office had control of the mails during the interim period before stamps became available.