5c Blue, Local (7).
Horizontal pair, large margins to in, scissors-cut at lower left, tied by "Eagle Pass Tex. Apr. 20"
(1863) circular datestamp on gray folded letter from Monterey, Mexico to San Antonio via Eagle Pass,
letter datelined at Monterey, merchant's blue oval handstamp on cover provides appealing visual confirmation of origin, forwarding notation to San Antonio, some slight splitting along folds
VERY FINE. A RARE COVER CARRIED ACROSS THE BORDER FROM MEXICO TO EAGLE PASS, WHERE IT ENTERED THE CONFEDERATE MAILS TO SAN ANTONIO.
Brach-Shonfeld & Co. was a prominent commercial firm involved in the cross-border trade between Mexico and the Confederate States. The addressee, Dr. W. G. Kingsbury, was a director on the board of the San Antonio Mutual Aid Society.
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