PANAMA, 1833 "PORTOVLO".
Superb strike of red straightline handstamp on folded letter datelined in Portovelo on Feb. 20, 1833 and addressed to General Mosquera in Cartagena, then forwarded to Popayan, initially rated "1-1/2"
reales but corrected with red "4" reales handstamp after forwarding, red "Repub. de Colombia Debe, Cartagena" handstamp
VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS "PORTOVLO" HANDSTAMP ARE RECORDED USED DURING THE NEW GRANADA PERIOD.
The other example, ex Santa Maria, is dated 1837 and addressed to Panama. At the time of posting, the addressee, General Mosquera, was a Diplomat and would later serve his first of four terms as President, beginning in 1845.
Ex Santa Maria. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.
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