Stock Code: P189004594

1899 (20 MR) Gibraltar 5c green wrapper, used from Tangier to Gibraltar, with code "C" despatch cds. A very fine and most unusual "late" usage. [N.B. Although declared invalid from 16 June 1898, Garcia (p.236) states, "In March 1899, unoverprinted Spanish currency stamps of Gibraltar were still being occasionally used at Tangier. Miss Cresswell [the postmistress of Gibraltar] had to remind Lyons [the postmaster of Tangier] that such stamps were not to be postmarked: instead an "0" in blue pencil was to be marked on either side of the stamp or stamps and the letter charged as insufficiently prepaid. The situation was no better in April 1899, for Miss Cresswell then brought the matter to the notice of the Colonial Secretary."]


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