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Rome to Buenos Aires
October 11, 1898

This must have been quite a shocking card in 1898!
The stamps are 1896-7 Italian definitives (Scott 73 and 74).

The cancellation is a form of 'squared circle'
similar to those in common use in the British Empire.


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