Cuba 1899 - Scott UX1 - EDIFIL 39 - H&G 36 - Overprinted Postal Card, uprated and ILLEGALLY used from New York.
The first postal card issued by the U.S. Administration for use in Cuba. These cards were created by using an existing 1c. U.S. postal card (UX14) and overprinting them under the indicium with: CUBA.-1c. de Peso. This card was uprated by the addition of a U.S. 1c. Washington stamp (Sc 279) and ILLEGALLY USED FROM NEW YORK to Budapest, Hungary!
Indicium and stamp cancelled with a NEW YORK, NY - JAN 30, 1902 machine cancel. Evidently, this illegal usage went unnoticed since the card was forwarded and arrived in Budapest. Stamped on front upon arrival with: BUDAPEST - (1)902 FEB 12 - E10 receiving mark.
There is a private handstamp applied in purple at the lower left corner of: Dr. med FRITZ WOLFF. EXTREMELY RARE and very interesting and unusual usage