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Four #31 Type 1 10c on a Wondeful Cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico

 
 
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Posted 03/13/2019   11:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Reedededge to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In the last year, I have moved into postal history. By far, the most interesting classic covers (in my opinion) are the various international usages. This is my top acquisition to date (courtesy of Siegel Auction earlier today).
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Posted 03/14/2019   12:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good for you, that's a wonderful item.

I was the underbidder on the imperf strip of 4 with the Ty IV, also to Mexico, which was a nearby lot.
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Posted 03/14/2019   03:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BattleshipRB23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Splendid indeed! Big "7". Any postmarks on the backside per chance?
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Posted 03/14/2019   05:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely cover! Could someone explain the 7 marking please? Is it an accounting mark?
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Posted 03/14/2019   06:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reedededge to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 7 denotes 7 Reales Due. No pics are available of the back yet, but I will post one when I receive the cover next week.
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Posted 03/14/2019   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome acquisition reedededge
Can't wait to see the closeup and the back side.
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Posted 03/16/2019   12:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reedededge to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With all of this build-up, I hope that the backside has something to offer....quite honestly, I bid on this solely on the merits of the front of the cover. I have yet to examine the cover in-person, and I'm as clueless as everybody else as to the contents (if any) of the reverse side.
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Well it's awesome either way.
Just has the potential to be more awesome awesome. :)
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Posted 03/20/2019   12:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reedededge to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the reverse of my new cover. The New Orleans receiving house cancellation is present, but incomplete.

Here is another example of the same complete cancellation.
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Looks like a mail forwarder in NO, that got it to-the-mails there.
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Posted 03/20/2019   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BattleshipRB23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice! Thank you sharing the backside.
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Posted 03/20/2019   3:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reedededge to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is some additional history of this cover, for any one who cares: The payment of 40 cents represented the full United States postage including maritime transfer up to the port of Veracruz for a fourth weight step letter. The handstamped "7" (Reales) was applied at Veracruz and represents the assessed Mexican inland postage rate. After contracts with Edward H. Carmick (1852-56) and C.K. Garrison (1857-58) lapsed, the Postmaster General of the United States ordered a third temporary contract for mail service between New Orleans and Veracruz to Charles Morgan, of the ship Tennessee II. This third contract began service on November 1, 1858 and lasted until February of 1861, when Louisiana was admitted into the Confederacy, and Tennessee II was confiscated to be refurbished as a war ship. This cover was carried by Tennessee II in the period covered by Mr. Morgan's contract, and thus is a rare maritime cover of which very few exist. (Information courtesy of Sergio Sismondo)
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