Lot# 5319 - Auction 257-264
French Shipmail 1875 (May 18): Entire letter from Veracruz to Havanna, endorsed "par Ville de Brest", bearing Mexico 1874 10 c. black (50-74) perf. 12 (Scott 107), tied with a circular datestamp, both covered with horizontal pair of France Cérès 1872 30 c. brown, a fine multiple with good perforation, tied by crisp Ancre lozenge. Front with strikes of Shipmail's octogonal datestamps "VERA CRUZ PAQ. FR. B N° 4" 18 MAI 75" (Salles vol. IV p. 95) and "MEXIQUE 1" as well as framed "P.P." in black and '3' reales due in Cuba. Reverse with Habana arrival cds (May 21, 1875). Minor perforation toning and file fold well away from the stamps, nevertheless an amazing piece of postal history from Martinez correspondence. Cert. Holcombe (1996), scan of another item from this correspondence added to this lot.
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