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Panama to Austria
February 25, 1891

Unfortunately, the CDS on this cover is illegible and
I can't identify where this cover went into the mails (although it appears to be Asencion).
It is interesting that the cover is franked with a 10c black on yellow paper
Colombian stamp issued for the Department of Panama in 1887-88 (Scott 11).
The stamp features a map of Panama.

On its way to Vienna 'Via New York', the cover received a FOREIGN N.Y. TRANSIT on March 5.
It arrived in Vienna on March 17 where it was marked with a
Vienna foreign receiver and then with a Viennese distribution mark.


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