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Smithsonian National Postal Museum The Pichs Collection, Exploring Cuba's History Through Postage Stamps
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Postal History
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Domestic Mail (8): “Batabanó”

An example of a single weight letter prepaid with a 1/2 real plata stamp and used internally within the Island of Cuba.

The stamp is cancelled with a fancy oval grid, known as a “parrilla.”

Scan of letter envelope
Tome I, number 22a: Batabanó to Havana, 22 May 1862.

Postal History
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