Ask about this item

Lot 86

1858 (March), Block Letters 180 c. green, a fine large margined example in a ‘British racing green’ shade, used on 1860 double rate cover endorsed ‘pr. Montevideo’ of the River Plate Line from Montevideo to Buenos Ayres (Armstrong correspondence) tied by oval ‘Admon De Correos / Montevideo’ datestamp (Feb 16) in black.  A superb cover, one of just 5 recorded covers bearing this stamp. A great rarity. Signed E.J. Lee. Certificates Philatelic Foundation (1957), Moorhouse (2014).
Provenance: Collection E.J. Lee (Harmer Rooke, London, 12 Dec. 1941), Collection Norman Hubbard