FALKLAND ISLANDS 1963 VIA URUGUAY MAIL

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Registered airmail cover with typed 'John Leonard, Box 126, Stanley, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic. (Via Montevideo, Uruguay)' on reverse franked with Uruguay 1962 pair 1.20p 'Bird' issue, 1963 20c 'Larranaga' issue and pair 20c 'Voyage of Alferez Campora' issue (SG 1213, 1220 & 1230) all tied by SUCURSAL PLUNA cds's dated SEP 1963 with printed 'MONTEVIDEO SUC. PLUNA' registration label. Addressed to USA with arrival marks on reverse. An unusual item of mail sent via Uruguay during the period of tension between Great Britain and Argentina in the 1960's where the Argentinian authorities made it difficult for the Islanders to send mail via Argentina.