Cuba 1890 - Sc 144 - (EDIFIL 115) on front and all-over-back illustrated Advertising cover
5c olive gray stamp of 1890 on beautiful front and all-over-back illustrated advertising cover of LA PRENSA UNIDAD - AGENCIA GENERAL DE ANUNCIOS de ZAYAS Y QUINTERO - Fundada en 1876 used from Havana to New York. Stamp cancelled with incomplete CORREOS - HABANA - 21 AGO (18)90 cds
The front of this cover promotes their advertising publishing business (they published Cuba's Mercantile Directory among other things) while the back of the cover concentrates on their other businesses as Importers and Factory Representatives of a broad range of products and manufactures like knitting machines, adding machines (sic: Maquinas de sacar cuentas), inks and varnishes for printing and lithography, jewelry, optical and watchmaking materials. This firm gave the word "diversification" a whole new meaning!
Backstamped on arrival at NY with a "New York - Sep 13, (18)90 -Paid All" spectacle handstamp.
Take a look at the back of this beautiful cover! LAST ONE IN OUR STOCK!