Feliz Año Nuevo

I originally bought this postcard because of the greeting in Spanish and just recently started examining it more closely.

The first thing I noticed was that it has a Cuban stamp and was mailed from Cuba to the U.S. with a message in English. It was sent to Mr. Alberto Guech, who may have been a fireman, in St. Bernard, Ohio.

From what I was able to learn, stamps with this design were first printed in 1917 and were issued with some variations for many years. The stamp is part of the Cuban Patriot Series and features Maximo Gomez, a hero of Cuba’s War of Independence (1895-1898).

This postcard was probably made in the early 1920s. There is a publisher’s name Amag and a series number 62448|3 in the lower right corner of the picture side.

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I am a longtime postcard collector who has been creating websites and blogs based on my postcard collection since 1998.
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6 Responses to Feliz Año Nuevo

  1. luvviealex says:

    I’m such a hopeless romantic. I adore the picture on this postcard. It’s so beautiful. I think I may be a 20s Tragic.

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  2. I love the composition of this postcard — the position of the furniture, the man and woman, the lighting. Also interesting to read the back and learn the stamp details. Excellent research!

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  3. Mike Brubaker says:

    I like postcards like this that reflect the romantic sentiments of the day. Best wishes for 2020 and very nice to have you back on SS.

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  4. Barb Rogers says:

    Wonderful match to the prompt…and then some! I am thrilled by the romanticism of the photo, and congratulations on the research about stamp. Happy 2020!

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  5. Feliz ano nuevo to you too, from fire-ravaged Australia.

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  6. La Nightingail says:

    What a lovely, romantic postcard (sigh). 🙂

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