Domestic Mail (2): “Esperanza”
The Esperanza postmark is known to be struck in
black from 1829 to 1832 and in red from 1833 to
1839. This letter was written on April 9, 1832,
and may represent an early use of this postmark
struck in red. Below the Esperanza postmark, “1 1/2
rls” is written in manuscript. This is the
amount of postage due, payable by the addressee
Note that the Esperanza postmark
below is struck in red.
Tome I, number 5: Esperanza
to Havana, 9 April 1892.
Above is the folded cover as it appeared mailed,
Below is the outside view of the unfolded letter.
View of cover, folded-out.