Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
Category — Confederate and Civil War: Blockade-Run Mail
VERY FINE TRANS-RIO GRANDE COVER FROM VICTORIA, MEXICO, TO BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, VIA MATAMORAS, WITH MEXICAN ADHESIVE FRANKING.
Jose San Roman was a prosperous merchant and blockade runner, as well as a banker and broker in the contraband cotton trade of the Civil War. Several covers from his correspondence are addressed to Brownsville and a few are addressed to Matamoras. In either case the ultimate destination was Texas. One of the two recorded 10c Victoria Texas Postmaster's Provisionals on cover is addressed to San Roman.