Lot 1179Despatch to Spain or Spanish Colonies Prohibited on Account of War, label on cover bearing 5¢ chocolate (270), nat. s.e., tied by purple "New York. U.S.A., 4-20, 1898" double-oval with preprinted address to Manzanillo, Cuba, purple "Forwarded by Morewood & Co., New York" oval flap seal and endorsed "per S.S. "Seneca" via Havana" at top left, purple "Do Not Post Again this Envelope or Wrapper" return-to-sender pointing-hand handstamp; small edge fault, F.-V.F. and scarce Spanish American war use.
Estimate $300 - 400.