Cuba 1913 - EDIFIL 86 - 175x100mm Serafín Sánchez stamped envelope.
The 1910 Serafín Sánchez 2c red envelope used in 1913 from Banagüises to Havana and forwarded to Matanzas. Privately printed corner card of: La Tienda del Ingenio "Santa Gertrudis" - Banagüises, Cuba. Indicium canceled with a very rare MACAGUA Y ALTAMISAL - S.P.O. - CUBA MAR. 4, 1913 duplex cds. Backstamped on arrival at Havana on Mar.5 and at Matanzas but this last cds is incomplete. This envelope is the THIN LAID paper variety WITHOUT "Waterlow & Sons" embossed on the upper left inner margin of the envelope. Cleanly open at top without any reductions. The 2002 EDIFIL catalogue value is € 30,- or around US $ 42.- for a plain envelope. EDIFIL prices other issues with a privately printed corner card at a premium over the same plain envelope, but not this issue.