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Lot 87

1859, Thin figures 240 c. vermilion, a fine large margined example with portions of adjoining stamp at left, used in combination with 1860 Thick figures 80 c. yellow in a horizontal pair also with large margins all round, on 1862 double rate cover endorsed ‘per Mississippi’ of the River Plate Line to Buenos Ayres, tied by oval ‘Admon De Correos / Montevideo’ datestamps (March 17) in black.  Slight part of flap missing but a superb cover in the foremost exhibition quality. Signed A. Diena, E.J. Lee. Certificate A. Diena. (Scott 12+14)
Provenance: E.J. Lee (1936), Corinphila sale 116, 28 Oct. 1999, lot 2177