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URUGUAY 1858 and 1860 'Sun' issues

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Uruguay 1856 Diligencia issue

 

1858 Sun, inscription 'CORREO MONTEVIDEO', 'Double numeral sun'

Genuine, obtained with permission from Bill Claghorn Genuine, obtained with permission from Bill Claghorn's forgery site Genuine, Obtained with permission from Bill Claghorn's forgery site

  120 c blue 
  180 c green
  240 c red 

These stamps were issued to be used on letters to Buenos Aires.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
120 cRRRRRR 
180 cRRRRRRError 180 c red: RRR
240 cRRRRRAlso issued in red-brown

Forgeries, example:

Forgery!

In the above forgeries, the 'M' of 'MONTEVIDEO' is placed too far to the left. In the 120 c forgeries, the '1' of both '120's has an upper left part that is different from the genuine stamps. The face of the sun is also different: the chin is pointed, eyes wide open etc. These forgeries are described in the book of 'Album Weeds'.

240 c red, forgery!

These are the third forgery of the 240 c described in 'Album Weeds'. the 'M' is placed slightly too far the the right. The white centers of the '240's are too big compared to the genuine stamp. There should be a stop below the 's' of 'CENTs'. The '2' curls up slightly at the bottom. The cross-bar of the 4 extends to the right. There should be 156 rays of the sun, however this forgery has 102 rays, they are more visible than in the genuine. The forgeries bear the cancel 'BIMon DE CORREO ARREGONA, REP....', but I have also seen it with a typical Spiro cancel (see the 120 c and 180 c). The corresponding values of 120 c and 180 c are also shown above. In these forgeries the sun is looking sideways. These forgeries were also offered by Fournier, the same forgeries can be found in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries'. They were offered as second choice forgeries. By the way, Fournier also offered a better set of forgeries of this serie.

Some other forgeries:

Image obtained from Bill Claghorn's forgery site

Some very dangerous Sperati forgeries:

Red-brown Sperati forgery
(Sperati forgeries)

Sperati made forgeries of all 3 stamps.

Other stamp that I do not trust:

Could be a forgery

More on forgeries can be found on http://www.geocities.com/claghorn1p/Uruguay/index.htm (Bill Claghorn's site).

 

1860 As 1858 issue, but inscription in 'CENTESIMOS' instead of 'CENTs' and value only once

Genuine Genuine

Genuine Genuine

Genuine Genuine

Genuine Genuine

Genuine Genuine

All the above stamps are genuine!

Genuine? Genuine?


(reduced size)

  60 c lilac 
  80 c yellow
  100 c red
  120 c blue
  180 c green
  240 c red

Of each of these stamps 2 types exist with thin and thick numerals (except the 240 c, only thin numerals), since the thin numerals were too small. The 120 c exists bisected (used as a 60 c stamp).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Thin Numerals
60 cRRRR 
80 cRRRRRR 
100 cRRRRRR 
120 cRRRRR 
180 cRRRR 
240 cRRRRRR 
Thick Numerals
60 cRRRR 
80 cRRRR 
100 cRRRRR 
120 cRRRR 
180 cRRRRRR 

Forgeries, (by the way, I'm not sure if all the above stamps are genuine), examples:


(Reduce size)

I've been told that the next stamp is a Fournier forgery (though it does not resemble the forgeries given in 'The Fournier Album of Philatelic Forgeries':

Fournier forgery


(First choice Fournier forgeries?)


(I've been told that these two stamps are also Fournier forgeries)

More on forgeries can be found on http://www.geocities.com/claghorn1p/Uruguay/index.htm (Bill Claghorn's site).

 

Uruguay 1864-1876


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