This cover piece is from a correspondence to Marseilles, France for which I have other items.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
This cover dates from March 31,1937. It is the earliest cover I have for this stamp. I find it printed on the first paper (the 1E1). I do not have any used specimens dated earlier than this cover. The stamp came into use mostly for the 1.45 pesos rate from the late 1930s.
The postmark is from the railroad station Perico and dates from 1936.
Here is a crude, yet interesting forgery. The original stamp (the 10cR MM Type I) is rare, but the MG is considerably scarcer. I guess the forger did not know relative rarity well.