Cuba 1899 - (EDIFIL 49ip) (Higgins & Gage 5) ILLEGALLY USED in the USA in 1925
A 2c carmine on amber stamped envelope with the printed corner card of "F. S. Smith - Obrapia 127 - Havana" ILLEGALLY USED in the USA in 1925.
The "F. S. Smith" printed corner card has been covered with an address label of: "BOX 5 - Hubbardston, Mass". Indicium cancelled with: HUBBARDSTON - MASS. - FEB 12TH - 4 PM - 1925 duplex cds. Cleanly opened at the right margin. This envelope, correctly used from Cuba is priced by EDIFIL at € 75,- (US $ 98.00) but this rare illegal use is not priced or mentioned for that matter. A rare and unusual item.