Bolivia. Outgoing Mail. 1800 circa. Folded cover from Cotagaita…

Bolivia. Outgoing Mail. 1800 circa. Folded cover from Cotagaita (then belonging to the Virreinato del Perú), with very fine strikes including “Cotagaita” & “Peru” straight-line handstamps in red, initially rated in manuscript at “4½” reales for the portion of the overland journey to Buenos Aires, with the maritime carriage to Corunna corresponding to the “8 RS”. Endorsement at lower left denoting the contents of the letter with “Asuntos interesantes de unos Pobres” (interesting matters of poor persons). The only cover recorded bearing the “Peru” postmark of Cotagaita, also being an extremely rare usage of this marking in the territory of present-day Bolivia; the rare “Cotagaita” handstamp further enhances the rarity of this item. Ex Ortiz Patiño.

(via Philasearch.com – Bolivia Pre-philately)

http://ift.tt/2pRcRr3 Club May 06, 2017 at 10:58AM

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