Stamp Shortage 1876: Cover from Tocopilla to Valparaiso sent prepaid without adhesives, struck with framed FRANCA and oval framed CORREO DE TOCOPILLA handstamps in black. Reverse with Valparaiso arrival cds (Nov 7).
Pacific War 1879c.: Cover to Tacna with oval cachet COMANDANCIA JENERAL / COBIJA in blue over-struck with circular ADMON DE CORREOS DE BOLIVIA / ANTOFAGASTA Arms cachet and fancy framed "DE / Oficio" both in blue. Some age spotting on reverse but of great scarcity.rnrnProvenance: Collection Harvey Weeks.