Queen Isabella II Covers






Scott #17 / Edifil #14

Issued to pay the domestic Registration Fee

No Covers Recorded

Bogus or Doubtful Covers
(Not Counted in Number of Recorded Covers)


Description (Click Picture for Enlarged View)


27 November 1863
Manila to Barcelona (Spain)

Provenance: Maurice Burrus, John Robert Bocker Jr, Alfaro, Fritz-Walter Lange

Robson Lowe Ltd Auction (Burrus Collection) - May 5, 1964 (Lot 349)

Soler & Llach Auction - February 20, 1992 (Lot 3157)

Soler & Llach - Auction April 7, 2020 (Lot 634) [Prize Realized 15,000 Euros]


Comment: Genuine 2-reales stamp affixed to cover representing double weight postal rate to Spain and tied with bogus Parrilla cancellation. Manila / Star (27 November 1863) departure circular date stamp on cover front (possibly forged cancel as well). This stamp was issued for domestic use only (indicated by the heading CORREOS - INTERIOR) and no genuine 2-reales used stamp has been recorded to date. Interestingly, the 1-real stamp exists on small piece with an almost identical configuration with the same Parrilla cancel and a Manila / Star CDS with the same date of 27 November 1863, and certified as bogus by Comex.

1-Real tied to piece with bogus Parrilla cancellation
Also showing the same dated Manila / Star CDS
Comex Certificate indicating that the Parrilla cancellation is bogus
(Nigel Gooding Collection)

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