DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1887 FORWARDING AGENT & INCOMING MAIL

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Incoming Great Britain ½d brown on buff QV postal stationery wrapper (H&G E8) used with added 1887 ½d vermilion QV issue (SG 197) tied by LIVERPOOL cds dated 23 AUG 1887. Addressed to 'Messrs Ginebra Bros, City of St Domingo, c/o Hurtzig & Co, St Thomas'. Hurtzig & Co were a postal forwarding agent for the West Indies based in St Thomas who then forwarded mail via a safer route to the Dominican Republic. A rare and unusual forwarding agent item.