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Cool! Uruguay’s 2021 stamps

Written by catpaw

September 13, 2021

Uruguay’s 2021 stamps and cancels are interesting. I like a country that offers lots of cancels to chase and Uruguay scratches that itch. Not only does Correo Uruguayo issue a postmark for each stamp, they have a couple of special cancels. Cataloging them was fun 😎.

Many of the links I’ve posted are not in English, but that shouldn’t be an obstacle for any collector. I have an app installed that translates automatically for me. I highly recommend every stamp collector do the same. Yes, the translations are often wonky, but they are useable. 

Lots of histories of the country abound on the internet, but I’m not sure how good many are. I’m taking a trip to the Reference Library next week to find some good books. If I find one I like, I’ll share it with you. In the meantime, if you have a good book or site to share, please drop me a note in the comments. I’m sure other stamp collectors would as thrilled. 

But, what about Uruguay’s 2021 stamps?

 I forgot how magical Uruguay’s first stamps are. The famous “Diligenciaand later “Montevideo Suns” don’t get nearly the universal admiration they should. A unique set of stamps for the 1800s. 

Diligencia issue

Diligencia – October 1, 1856

Topics for this year include quite a few strong women who have made a difference, endangered bees, the Olympics, the Lunar New Year and yes penguins. We have penguins.

30th Anniversary of the First Antarctic Naval Mission souvenir sheet

30th Anniversary of the First Antarctic Naval Mission souvenir sheet

And cancels?

Lots of choice when it comes to cancel hunting. The best? This quirky beast by Álvaro Rodríguez.

Álvaro Rodríguez El Mercat cancel Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Es Mercat Restaurant and Bar

I know it’s for a restaurant and I’m pretty sure it’s this one Es Mercat – The best fish restaurant in Montevideo – Guru’Guay (guruguay.com). The cancel falls under the category of “special postmarks”, which is something like Germany’s “self-promotion postmarks”, cancels that are sponsored by businesses or organisations. No stamp is issued with them, so finding the cancels takes a lot of effort. This one? Oh it would so worth having. 

The best official cancel comes with the Beneficial Insects stamp by Daniel Pereyra

Beneficial insects cancel Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Beneficial insects cancel

The detailed clover leaves make this a great one.

I am looking forward to the rest of the year. On to the 2021 collection.

Uruguay’s 2021 stamps for January

Lunar New Year – Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year - Year of the Buffalo cancel 

Uruguay Year of the Ox single stamp Uruguay's 2021 stamps

 Uruguay FDC for Year of Ox Uruguay's 2021 stamps 

Lunar New Year - Year of the Buffalo Sheet of stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

Designer:  Daniel Pereyra

See all  Year of the Ox stamps  

2021 Year of the Ox stamps worldwide

Release date: January 2, 2021


February

20th anniversary of Communications Services Regulatory Unit
Special cancel

20 years of Ursec special cancel Uruguay's 2021 stamps

URSEC regulates and controls telecommunications and postal services in Uruguay

Designer: Alvaro Rodríguez

Release date: February 23, 2021


50 years of Unity – Broad Front

50 years of Unity - Broad Front cancel

50 years of Unity - Broad Front stamp Uruguay's 2021 stamps

50 years of Unity - Broad Front FDC

50 years of Unity - Broad Front sheet of stamps Uruguay's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 25

Welcome to the Frente Amplio

Designer: Alvaro Rodriguez

Release date: February 4, 2021


March

Susana Sienra 
Notable Women Series 

Susana Sienra cancel

Susana Sienra stamp Uruguay's 2021 stamps 

Susana Sienra FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Susana Sienra sheet Uruguay's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

Falleció Susana Sienra, la esposa de Wilson Ferreira Aldunate – 05/12/2016 – EL PAÍS Uruguay (elpais.com.uy)

Designer: Eduardo Salgado

Release date: March 8, 2021


San José Technical School – María Espínola Espínola
Notable Women Series 

San José Technical School - María Espínola Espínola cancel

San José Technical School - María Espínola Espínola stamp

María Espínola FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps 

María Espínola sheet of 9 stamps Uruguay's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDc, cancel, sheet of 8

María Espínola – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
The rich history of the Uruguayan Public School. The dawn of Rural Public Education: Teacher María Espínola Espínola (fumtep.edu.uy) – This 10 page pdf explores Espínola’s life and her philosophy about education.  

«… Learning should be done whenever possible, practically, and all practical work needs your laboratory. The laboratory of the rural school must be nature, which presents itself before it abundant, economical and beautiful.”  (Spinola, 1922:132)

Designer: Gabriel Casas 
Cartoonist: Mary Porto Casas Portal Candombe – information, history, news, news, photos and videos, among others, of Candombe del Uruguay

Check this brief video with Mary Porto Casas. I must be getting better at understanding Spanish. I could follow this with my meagre abilities. Enjoy. 

Release date: March 18, 2021


May

100th Anniversary of Uruguayan Fencing Federation

100 years of the Uruguayan Fencing Federation cancel

 100th Anniversary of Uruguayan Fencing Federation 3 stamps Uruguay's 2021 stamps

 100th Anniversary of Uruguayan Fencing Federation FDC

100th Anniversary of Uruguayan Fencing Federation sheet of 9

3 stamps, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

Designer:  Daniel Pereyra

Release date: May 27, 2021


July

110 years of the National Commission of Physical Education
Special postmark

110 years of the National Commission of Physical Education cancel Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Designer: Gabriel Casas

Release date: July 7, 2021


Dr. Adela Reta (1921-2001)
Notable Women Series 

Dr. Adela Reta cancel

Dr Adela Reta FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps
Dr Adela Reta sheet of 9

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

… Reta left her memory as “lawyer, government minister, Red leader, as a sensitive woman, direct in the word and simple in the proceedings, but being at the same time a clear democratic reference of this country.” At the age of 79, Adela Reta died on Tuesday – Noticias Uruguay, LARED21 Diario Digital (lr21.com.uy)

Designer: Osvaldo Leita 

Release date: July 9, 2021


Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020

Uruguay cancel for 2020 Olympics

Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Tokyo Olympics FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Tokyo Olympics sheet of stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 25

Designer: Alejandro Muntz

Release date: July 14, 2021


It’s Mercat
special postmark

 Álvaro Rodríguez El Mercat cancel  Uruguay's 2021 stamps

 For the Mercat Restaurant and Bar in Montevideo. 

Designer: Álvaro Rodríguez

Release date: July 26, 2021


100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Japan

100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Japan cancel
 
100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Japan stamp 

 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Japan  FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps

100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Japan sheet

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

Designer:  Alejandro Muntz

Release date: July 27, 2021


MERCOSUR Issue – Beneficial Insects

Beneficial insects cancel 

Beneficial insects single stamp

 Beneficial insects FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps

Beneficial insects sheet Uruguay's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

MERCOSUR – Official website

Designer: Daniel Pereyra

Release date: July 29, 2021


August

30th Anniversary of Talice Reserve and Ecopark

30th Anniversary of Talice Reserve and Ecopark cancel   E.S.C design

30th Anniversary of Talice Reserve and Ecopark souvenir sheet Uruguay's 2021 stamps 

 30th Anniversary of Talice Reserve and Ecopark FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps

1 stamp on a souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Talice Ecopark

Designer:  Sebastian Perez Lamela
Second cancel designer: E.S.C

Release date: August 11, 2021


150th Anniversary of Clean Water Supply in Montevideo

OSE - 150 years of the Supply of Running Water to Montevideo cancel 

OSE - 150 years of the Supply of Running Water to Montevideo 

 OSE - 150 years of the Supply of Running Water to Montevideo FDC Uruguay's 2021 stamps

OSE - 150 years of the Supply of Running Water to Montevideo sheets of 9

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 10

Designer: Martin Azambuja 

Release date: August 17, 2021


Manuel Espinola Gomez (1921-2003)

Manuel Espinola Gomez, 1921-2003 cancel 

Manuel Espinola Gomez, 1921-2003 stamp 

 Manuel Espinola Gomez, 1921-2003 FDC

Manuel Espinola Gomez, 1921-2003 full sheet

1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 25

You can see some of his artwork here Manuel Espinola Gómez | Artnet

Designer: Alvaro Rodriguez

Release date: August 19, 2021


30th Anniversary of the First Antarctic Naval Mission

30th Anniversary of the First Antarctic Naval Mission cancel 

 30th Anniversary of the First Antarctic Naval Mission souvenir sheet

30th Anniversary of the First Antarctic Naval Mission FDC

1 stamp on a souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Eduardo Salgado

Release date: August 30, 2021


Uruguay’s 2021 stamps for September

César Cortinas, Luis Sambucetti, Ramón Rodríguez Socas – National Composers

César Cortinas, Luis Sambucetti, Ramón Rodríguez Socas cancel 

 César Cortinas, Luis Sambucetti, Ramón Rodríguez Socas 3 stamps

 César Cortinas, Luis Sambucetti, Ramón Rodríguez Socas FDC

César Cortinas, Luis Sambucetti, Ramón Rodríguez Socas sheet of 9

3 stamps, FDC, cancel, sheet of 9

César Cortinas | The Classical Composers Database | Musicalics
“Elegía” by César Cortinas (1890-1918)

Sambucetti, Luis (Nicolás) (1860–1926) | Encyclopedia.com

Introduction to St. Francis of Assyes by Luis Sambucetti. 

National Composers Series – César Cortinas, Luis Sambucetti, Ramón Rodríguez Socas | Philately (uy.post)

I haven’t found satisfactory video for Socas yet. 

Designer: Eduardo Salgado

Release date: September 1, 2021


Heritage Day: José E. Rodó

Día del Patrimonio 2021 José E. Rodó

Sello José Enrique Rodó 

1 stamp, cancel

Designer: Álvaro Rodríguez

Release date: September 23, 2021


95 years of the Philatelic Club of Uruguay

Club Filatélico del Uruguay

Special postmark

Designer: Club Filatélico del Uruguay

Release date: September 25, 2021


Club Atlético Peñarol – 130 Years of Glory

Estudio Güin (armed Lic. Gabriel Casas)

Club Atlético Peñarol - 130 Years of Glory

1 stamp, cancel

Designer: Estudio Güin (armed Lic. Gabriel Casas)

Release date: September 28, 2021


Centenary of the Birth of Dr. Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia

Centenary of the Birth of Dr. Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia cancel 

Centenary of the Birth of Dr. Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia

1 stamp, cancel

 Designer: E.S.C. (Eduardo Salgado)

Release date: September 29, 2021


October

150 years of the Rural Association of Uruguay

150 years of the Rural Association of Uruguay

150 years of the Rural Association of Uruguay stamp

1 stamp, cancel

Designer: Mary Porto Casas

Release date: October 3, 2021


Xacobeo 21-22

Xacobeo 21-22

2 stamps

XACOBEO 21·22 (consejojacobeox21.es)

Designer: Alejandro Muntz

Release date: October 18, 2021


30 years of Mercosur

30 years of Mercosur

1 stamp

The Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR for its Spanish initials) is a regional integration process, initially established by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and subsequently joined by Venezuela and Bolivia* -the latter still complying with the accession procedure. MERCOSUR in brief – MERCOSUR

Designer: Martín Azambuja

Release date: October 18, 2021


Prof. Carlos Julio Pereyra
Series: Democracy Day 

Prof. Carlos Julio Pereyra Series: Democracy Day  

1 stamp 

Carlos Julio Pereyra, historical leader of the National Party , Information – 10/02/2020 – EL PAÍS Uruguay died at the age of 97 (elpais.com.uy) In Spanish

Designer: E.S.C. (Eduardo Salgado)

Release date: October 19, 2021


I say yes to young people in Parliament!
Series: Democracy Day 

I say yes to young people in Parliament! Series: Democracy Day 

1 stamp

Designer: E.S.C. (Eduardo Salgado)

Release date: October 19, 2021


125 years of the Bank of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

125 years of the Bank of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

3 stamps + 3 vignettes on a souvenir sheet

Designer: Álvaro Rodríguez

Release date: October 22, 2021


If you liked Uruguay’s postmarks, you’ll go crazy over Peru’s

Peru’s 2021 stamps – OH WOW!

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