Cross-Border Cover to Mexico.
Folded letter with docketing "Brownsville Abril 7 de 1863 / Jose San Roman / Recibide Abril 17 de 1863",
addressed to Tampico, Mexico, hand-carried across the border and put into the mails at Matamoros, "H. MATAMOROS/ABRIL 6"
two-line datestamp in frame, "FRANCO"
straightline, some skillfully reinforced wear at top and bottom, fresh and Very Fine, the Union army's effort to isolate the Confederate States was less successful along the border between Texas and Mexico where mail slipped across the lines by couriers - covers from Mexico to the C.S.A. are very scarce and desirable, but covers to
Mexico are considerably rarer - ex Judd
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