New Finds - Incoming Venezuelan Cover with the Malaria Cachet
(Published: January, 2013, Volume 12, Number 1, Issue #33) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)


From 1933 to 1938, Venezuela applied the following hand-stamp to some of its mail:

THE MOSQUITO TRANSMITS MALARIA
EXTERMINATE IT





Support the National Government
in this patriotic campaign
Image of Stamp


At this point, little is known about this hand-stamp. I do have a photocopy of a one page article from "The Stamp Lover" issued in 1991 and written by Peter K. Brack Image of Stamp

The MPI has produced a handbook PDF with a list of the items which has been found over the last few decades: Venezuela (1933-38) Slogan Hand-stamps

I purchased an incoming cover to Venezuela which is the only incoming cover with the hand-stamp found to date.
Incoming Venezuela Cover with Malaria Cachet - Front
Incoming Venezuela Cover with Malaria Cachet - Front
Incoming Venezuela Cover with Malaria Cachet - Back
Incoming Venezuela Cover with Malaria Cachet - Back