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Chile Local Usage
March 13, 1899

This postal card was datestamped in Santiago, the capital of Chile.

The datestamp has the legend CORREO URBANO which translates as URBAN MAIL.

The postal card has a pencilled-in notation of Higgins & Gage Postal Card 18.

The postal card was printed by the American Bank Note Company of New York.

The indicia design is similar to Chilean postage stamps of the era also printed by ABN.


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