lot # 4460 - Overseas guatemala
Fiscal Used for Postage 1876: ½ r. copper bronze on blued paper, imperforate, the famous example used on 1876 cover addressed to Sr. Don Feliciano Garcia (then the chief private secretary to the President of the republic of Guatemala) in Quezaltenango tied by "Guatemala" circular datestamp (Nov 20) in black. "Correos de Guatemala / Paquetes" cds alongside in red for the same date with arrival cds "Correos de Quetzaltenango" in black on reverse (Dec 3) and readdressed back to the Capital. A very rare cover - Fiscal stamps were never authorised for Postage - and the sole recorded usage. Unique.rnrnProvenance: Collection Norman Hubbard, Stanley Gibbons, New York, 17 March 1981, lot 153; Collection Mark Spycher, Nov 2008.
Catalogue 245: South & Central America