1845 August 4--Pinos Hacienda (New Mexico) to Chihuahua via Tomé, “TOMÉ” Straightline Handstamp.
Clear strike in red with manuscript “4rs”
reales due marking on folded letter to “S. Dno. Jose Cordero Chiha.”
(Chihuahua) datelined “Pinos, Agto. 4 de 1845”
and signed “Manuel Anto. Ortero”
, small part of top back panel removed
VERY FINE WITH A CLEAR STRIKE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE “TOMÉ” STRAIGHTLINE.
This letter was carried south from Pinos Hacienda to Tomé. It was postmarked at Tomé and rated 4 reales due, then carried further south on the Spanish Royal Road of the Interior (El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro), and this part is known as the Chihuahua Trail.
Ex Dr. Mazepa
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