lot # 167 - Argentina pre-stamp mail
GJ.SGO 1, entire letter dated 12/OC/1849 sent to Buenos Aires with the mark "S.TIAGO LESTERO" (GJ.SGO 1) perfectly applied in almost invisible YELLOWISH RED (rare, the ink that was originally red was HEAVILY "stretched" with oil due to lack of new supplies of inks, lightening the color dramatically) along "6" (Reales) in pen (the rates were increased from 4½ Reales in April, to 5R. in July and 6R. in October!), signed by Alberto Solari, with minor defects but very interesting piece!