Lot 1129(Incoming from Mexico) Merida y Noviembre 19, 1833, folded letter from Merida, Mexico to Charleston, S.C. correctly charged with "4" reales marking as per single rate, carried by the Spanish mails with "Yndias" straight line handstamp (P.E. 5) struck in Mexico; sealed cover tear at lower left of little significance for this important item, Very Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED COVERS BEARING THE "YNDIAS" POSTMARK ON MAIL ADDRESSED TO THE UNITED STATES.
The "Yndias" marking was to denote mail originating from Spanish American colonies on correspondences sent to Spain. In this instance, it was erroneously and exceptionally struck.