FRANCE, 1872, 30c Brown on Yellowish (62).
Horizontal pair, tied by anchor in diamond of dots and used with Cuba, 1874, 25c Ultramarine (59),
light strike of "La Havane 9 Nov. 74" octagonal datestamp also ties stamps, on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico,
boxed "P.P." handstamp, also with "Ligne B Paq. Fr. No. 1 9 Nov. 74" backstamp (small part of marking missing from opening), light vertical file fold well away from stamps
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE FINEST OF THE THREE RECORDED COMBINATION USES OF THE STAMPS OF CUBA AND FRANCE ON COVER.
The Cuba stamp pays the rate for internal Cuban postage from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, which is where the French Line's ships departed.
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