Peru



Catalog: Bustamante #25 (Type R)

Date issued: 1928, EKU December 4, 1928

Printing: Black on grainy surfaced red

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "CORREOS DEL PERU / CIERRE OFICIAL / Adherido por haberse / recibido en mal estado" with large coat of arms with frame made up of triangles

Control Number: None

Description: Two scarce Peruvian seals repair 1928 double-rate cover from Norwich, CT sent by surface to Talara, Peru then by air mail to Lima. The 52 rate (25 per 1/2 ounce for air mail + 2 per ounce surface) is seldom-seen, and was in use prior to air service to South America. Both seals are tied by elliptical December 4th Lima datestamps.

Courtesy of Kent Kobersteen by permission.



Catalog: Bustamante #26 (Type S) & #31 (Type W)

Date issued: 1933 (Type S), 1935 (Type W; EKU November 12, 1937 for both

Printing: Black on glossy red (Type S), black on red (Type W)

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "CORREOS / DEL PERU / CIERRE OFICIAL / ADHERIDO POR HABERSE / RECIBIDO EN MAL ESTADO" in wavy line frame

Control Number: None

Description: 1937 cover mailed from Chiclayo, Peru on November 2nd to Buenos Aires, Argentina damaged by transit cancelling machine at Lima, and repaired on November 12th with two different types of official seals. Violet "Ingreso en este estado" ("Received in this state") handstamp applied on front. Letter finally arrived at Bienos Aires on the 22nd of November.

Usage of mixed seal issues is very uncommon.




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