Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday! - Uruguay 1968 and 1971

A day like today (November 12) but in 1968, Uruguay released a serie of 7 stamps celebrating the 150 Anniversary of the National Navy. The serie was a mix between regular (3) and air mail(4). One of the three regular mail stamps was dedicated to the navigation aid. A buoy in the front and in the background a stylized lighthouse inspired by the "Isla de Lobos" light. 

Catalogue: S 761    Y 771

 And three years later, exactly in the same day (November 12-1971), Uruguay Correos overprinted a new value and a locomotive on the lighthouse, transforming the regular mail stamp in a parcel post stamp.  

Catalogue: S Q101    Y CP101

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