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General Category => Classic Stamps 1856 - 1900 => 1868 Issue => Topic started by: Martin "Spuff" Spufford on December 27, 2010, 11:39:13 PM

Title: Juan Perez, Zacatecas
Post by: Martin "Spuff" Spufford on December 27, 2010, 11:39:13 PM
I have an 1871 cover datelined Juan Perez with a Zacatecas cancel.
Is Juan Perez a street name or a suburb of Zacatecas or is it a separate town? ???
Thanks spuff
Title: Re: Juan Perez, Zacatecas
Post by: Fernando P-M on December 28, 2010, 12:03:49 AM
"Juan Perez" in Mexico is like "John Smith" in the U.S.

It might be that or the person was really Mr. Juan Perez; I do not know of any town by that name.

Happy New Year!!!

Fernando PM
Title: Re: Juan Perez, Zacatecas
Post by: Fritz Aebi on December 28, 2010, 07:18:27 AM
Hi Spuff and Meximailers,

The only "Juan Perez" as addressee I found in my collection was in Puebla, but there is a town in the Zacatecas district named Jerez (or Xerez).

Fritz
Title: Re: Juan Perez, Zacatecas
Post by: Martin "Spuff" Spufford on December 28, 2010, 11:49:03 AM
Fernando and Fritz,
You must be right.
Of course this flies in the face of the convention of a business letter where the top line is always the town of the sender followed by the date and the next line the name of the recipient and his town of abode.
 
that was why I asked the question in the first place.
The signature is illegible but the first name could well be "Juan".
Thanks both of you.
spuff