Cuba 1838 - ISLAS DE BARLOVENTO.
Type 3 straightline handstamp on May 21, 1838 folded letter from La Habana to Madrid, Spain. Dark red "9R" due marking on front. This SFL is addressed to Don Ignacio Perez de Soto, well known Madrid merchant of the time, who was an honorary member of the noted Orden de Carlos III. There is a circular Madrid "M" arrival circular datestamp applied in red on reverse. In unusually great condition. Commercial letter mentions acceptance of letter of credit in the amount of $1290.00 by "el Conde de Buenavista".