Posts by pt.philatelia

    Good afternoon,

    Letter sent from Porto on October 3, 1855 to José Maria de Andrade, Valença. At Porto post office the letter was prepaid with a embossed D. Pedro V, straight hair, die 1, blue, canceled by a circular barred numeral “52” to pay the inland rate up to 2/8 oz. At the time Porto was affected by cholera-morbus and likely at the destination it was disinfected by applying 1 slit with 14 mm and likely smoked.

    This is a theme that interests me and I would like to ask if anyone has the text Pratique The Newsletter of the Disinfected Mail Study Circle Volume XXIX N.2 because it contains an article about Portugal.

    Thank you


    Good Afternoon,

    Attached a picture from a Letter sent from Funchal (12.12.1855) to Paris (27.12.1855). It was sent from Funchal to Lisbon via s.s. D. Maria from Companhia de Navegação Luso-Brasileira on his return from South America. When it arrived at Lisbon it was processed (17.12.1855) and crossed the Tejo to catch the mala-posta carriage to Badajoz. Then it proceeded to Paris. It paid the first rate of a letter up to 3/8oz using a D. Pedro V, blue 25R stamp, die II. At the destination paid 10 décimes.

    It shows 2 slits indicating it was disinfected. I don’t know where the disinfection occurred. Any idea? Madeira was only affected by cholera on 1856 and Lisbon was clean in December 1855.

    Thank you,