Uruguay - Briefmarken 1858
Katalog Yvert 2A
Uruguay, 1858, 180 centesimos green, PREPARED FOR USE BUT NOT ISSUED "DILIGENCIA", horizontal pair with full to wide margins, very fine, unused without gum (as usual). Very rare in pair. Ex Lee collection (Plumridge auctions july 1936 lot 959), the only pair recorded in his collection. Yvert 2A = 700 EUR (for two singles).
This stamp was prepared for use on letters to Argentina but was not issued due to the inscription "Diligencia" (stagecoach) as the correspondance was carried by boats across the Plate river. The sun design was saved for the later issue.
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