Peru



Catalog: Bustamante #9a (Type G), Yvert and Tellier 6

Date issued: 1915, EKU January 5, 1916

Printing: Black on orange

Perforation: 11-1/2

Inscription: "CORREOS DEL PERU / (small coat of arms) / CIERRE OFICIAL / Adherido por ha- / berse recibido en / mal estado." in double line rectangular frame with small x's between

Control Number: None

Description: Badly damaged 1915 cover from Brahimia, Egypt to Mollindo, Peru repaired in Lima with three 1915 issue Peruvian officially sealed labels. Cover reduced at left, where an additional official seal was originally affixed.



Catalog: Bustamante #10 (Type G), Yvert and Tellier 5

Date issued: 1917, EKU February 4, 1917

Printing: Black on sky blue

Perforation: 11-1/2

Inscription: "CORREOS DEL PERU / (small coat of arms) / CIERRE OFICIAL / Adherido por ha- / berse recibido en / mal estado." in double line rectangular frame with small x's between

Control Number: None

Description: Censored triple-rate UPU franking 1917 cover from Brooklyn, New York to Lima with four sky blue seals applied around all four sides. Damage to the letter was probably due to it's excessive weight.




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