Queen Isabella II Covers

February 1, 1854

10-Cuartos

Scott #2 / Edifil #2

7 Covers Recorded

 

Domestic (Interior) Covers

The 10-Cuartos stamp was issued to pay the double-weight interior postal rate for mail between half-an-ounce and one ounce.

 

Ref No.

Description

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Sc2-02

MANILA TO CAVITE

3 March 1855

Sc#2a Tied with Circular Dotted Cancel
and Large Baeza departure CDS

Ex Boker Collection

Soler & Llach Auction
Feb 20, 1992 (Lot 3053)
[Price Realized : 3,500,000 Pesetas]

Afinsa Auctions
Oct 30, 2001 (Lot 334)
[Price Realized : €18,000]

Graus Certificate

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc2-01

ADDRESSED TO MANILA

19 October 1855

Sc#2 Tied with Circular Dotted Cancel
and Small Baeza CDS

Ex Nestor Jacob Collection

Filatelia Hobby Auction
Dec 20, 1979

Corinphila Auction #194
John Simon Collection
November 20, 2014 (Lot 5392)
[Starting Bid CHF3,500 – Sold CHF13,000]

Sc2-03

ADDRESSED TO MANILA

8 December 1855

Sc#2 Tied with Large Baeza CDS in Black

Ex Burrus and Boker

Robson Lowe Ltd (Burrus) Auction
May 5, 1964 (Lot 288)
 
Filatelia Hobby Auction
Dec 20, 1979

Soler & Llach Auction
Feb 20, 1992 (Lot 3042)
[Price Realized : 5,000,000 Pesetas]

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc2-07

MANILA TO CAGSAUA (ALBAY)

17 February 1856

Sc#2a Tied with Small Baeza CDS in Blue

Nigel Gooding Collection

Sc2-04

MANILA TO CAGSAUA (ALBAY)

11 May 1857

Sc#2 Tied with Circular Dotted Cancel
and Small Baeza departure CDS in Blue

Ferrars H. Tows Collection Auction
Nov 10-13, 1948 (Lot 117)

Galeria Filatelica de Barcelona Auction

Feb 24 to 26, 1988

Afinsa Auctions

October 30, 2001 (Lot 326)
[Price Realized : €20,000]

Graus Certificate

Antonio Cuesta Collection

 

Bisect Interior Usage

Sc2-05

6 JULY 1857
MANILA TO GUAGUA (PAMPANGA)
Single Weight Interior Postage Rate (10-Cuartos Bisect = 5-Cuartos)

Tied with Circulard Dotted Cancel and
Small Baeza Circular Date Stamp

Mario Que Collection

Folded letter bearing the 10-Cuartos diagonally bisect used as 5-Cuartos for local single rate
(letter weight under ½-ounce)


Cover Addressed Overseas

Sc2-06

10 JANUARY 1857
MANILA TO MADRID (SPAIN)

Pair of 10-Cuartos (1-Real) Franked with Parilla Cancel and Small Baeza Departure Circular Date Stamp

Per Isthmus of Suez
Handstamped ‘4Rs’ postage due on receipt in Madrid

Soler y Llach Auction – May 2, 1996

Graus Certificate

Folded letter bearing a pair of the 10-Cuartos (1-Real de Plata) stamps to prepay the outbound single rate to Spain. The first issued stamps were not authorised for outbound mail. Hence, the presence of a ‘4Rs’ (4-Reales de Vellon) handstamp due mark. In accordance with the postal regulations then in effect, the Manila Central Post Office applied the double rate penalty on all unpaid mail. [The Philippine currency of 1-Real de Plata was equivalent to almost 2-Reales de Vellon of the Spanish currency]


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