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Correo del Comercio
Around 1890, members of the Chamber of Commerce of
CUCUTA, founded the ”CORREO DEL COMERCIO” in order to improve the
communications between the Santander Provinces and Venezuela and at the
same time to have a faster access to the coast - MARACAIBO - to sent mail
to the United States and especially to Europe. The mail was sent from
This service never issued stamps, only a few Registration labels. Stamps of the national postal system were used at the official postage rates cancelled by various types of ”CORREO DEL COMERCIO” handstamps.
The service continued for over 30 years until about 1915.
Cover from Cututa to Italia, canceled with the oval round postmark "Correo del Commercio, Cucuta (undated) of type B.
Registration label issued by the Correo Del Commercio
Registered cover from Cucuta to Paris via Maracaibo, Curacao and New York. Franked with 15 Centavos, the postage rate for a registered cover up to 15 gram (Postage 5 Centavos plus 10 Centavos Registration fee), consisting of stamps of the Colombian National Post, cancelled wit the Postmark Type “D” (small circle but with condensed larger type of CUCUTA.) in violet. Registration label of the Correo del Comercio in blue colour, in addition Registration label of Maracaibo (Venezuela) and Transit-Registration label of New York. On reverse Transit Postmark of New York (31.12.1906) und Arrival Postmark of Paris dated 30.01.1907.
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