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Sale 1189 — The John Birkinbine II Collection of Arizona and New Mexico Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Category — Mexican Period

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1003
c
Sale Number 1189, Lot Number 1003, Mexican Period, 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

E. 5,000-7,500
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