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Domestic Mail (1): “Matanzas”

The earliest postmark used from Matanzas dates back to 1814. It was a straight-line type similar to that illustrated, except that the letters were inclined slightly to the right. This particular folded letter shows the third type of marking used at Matanzas. This letter was written on July 15, 1830, and received in Havana by the addressee on July 16.

Image of postmark (1830) used at Mantanzas
Tome I, p.4: Matanzas to Havana. 15 July, 1830 (cover).

Detail of the letter
A detail of the letter

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