Prestige Philately Auction 229 CatalogueLot 137Catalogue by countryUruguay
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Displaying 3 Lots in Category - Uruguay
C of A - Postal History
Inwards mail to Australia including Boer War commemorative postcard with photo of Ex-President Kruger in green, WWI Indian PPC with 'Service of Prisoners of War/[signature] Colonel/Supt Civil Camp Belgaum' & 'PASSED CENSOR/BELGAUM/WEH' cachets, 1933 registered from Gibraltar, WWII group from RAAF servicemen at various Canadian camps, 1940 stampless naval cover from Hong Kong, c.1940 airmail from Dutch Indies with 'FELDPOST / B /SORTEERKANTOOR' cancel, 1944 registered airmail from Switzerland with German censorship, 1963 airmail PPC from St Lucia, 1960s group from Uruguay including registered items, modern mail to University of Sydney including from Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Tanzania & Tunisia, etc; also Gallipoli makeshift postcard dated 18.5.15 with Australian FPO cds to NZ with message "...The only objection I have to the place is the amount of shrapnel & bullets that are flying about..."; condition variable.
(Qty 80 approx)
1825(June 16) swashbuckling entire in English headed "Montivideo", to "James Finnie Esqre/Lisbon" endorsed "via Rio de Jano", no postal markings but docketed as received 14.10.1825, two ironed-out vertical filing folds. Research by Luis Frazao in the 'Portuguese Philatelic Bulletin' No 181 stated that the merchant James Finnie was entitled to a home-delivery service at a cost of 5reis per article, regardless of origin, weight or rate!
The area that became Uruguay was a province of Argentina. Independence was proclaimed on 26.2.1811 but was forcibly resisted by the Spanish authorities. In 1816, after Portugal became concerned about pro-revolutionary ideas migrating to Brazil, troops invaded & occupied Montevideo. Local forces were finally defeated in 1820 & Uruguay was absorbed into Brazil as the Province of Cisplatina. In mid-1825, an uprising & subsequent declaration of secession from Brazil initiated the Cisplatina War which ended in 1828 with the Treaty of Montevideo that resulted in an independent Uruguay being established as a buffer between Argentina & Brazil.
The letter refers to Don Juan Benito Blanco stating "...he is at present a prisoner on board of a Brazilian Brig of War in this port being suspected as one connected with the patriots who have risen against the Brazilians in this Province...Considerable reinforcements have...arrived from Rio and we should hope that in a very short time they should succeed in dispersing the patriots...as the present disturbances have caused an almost total stagnation of trade..." Benito Blanco was a Uruguayan nationalist. Ironically modern-Montevideo's Avenida Juan Benito Blanco intersects with Avenida Brazil!
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1862outer to Buenos Ayres per "Libertad" with superb Thick Figures of Value 120c deep blue with large even margins tied by oval 'ADMINON DE GORTE/MONTEVIDEO' cancel. [See also Lot 1012]