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Uruquay to Germany
October 24, 1900

This registered cover was mailed from Durazno about 175 km north of Montevideo.
The Durazno CDS has CORREOS TELEGS which I believe translates as post office and telegraphs.

Registration was indicated by the boxed RECOMANDADA handstamp.
In addition, a boxed AR was added for Aviso de Recepcion for
advice (or acknowledgement) of receipt to obtain delivery confirmation.
I believe the manuscript serial No. 1005 in the upper right corner was added on arrival in Germany.

The cover's first transit mark was in Montevideo where it arrived on October 25.
The Montevideo CDS has OFICINA DE  ????.
Can anyone supply the correct wording and a translation?

The cover arrived at its destination of Halle an der Saale on November 20.
Halle on the Saale river is about 35 km northwest of Leipzig.

The ANKUNFT CDS denoted its arrival.

On the cover's arrival in Germany it received a straight line RÜCKSCHEIN handstamp.
This is the German word for acknowledgement of receipt.*

The cover was franked with a 1900 20c light blue numeral (Scott 88) and
an 1899 5c greenish blue locomotive (Scott 114).

*Thanks to Knud-Erik Andersen for the translation of this German postal marking.

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