The Ten-cent Prexie

Airmail to Central America

The airmail rate to British Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador was ten cents per half ounce from April 1, 1945 to November 1, 1946, when that amount became the uniform rate for most of North and Central America and the Caribbean, lasting through June 30, 1961.

This cover was mailed to San Salvador, El Salvador on April 9, 1945, shortly after the ten-cent rate was effective.

A cover sent to Panama in April of 1946, before the uniform rate was put into effect.

A cover sent to Guatemala in 1956 under the uniform rate.

A cover to Honduras from 1955. It is postmarked October 6, and there is a receiving postmark on the back saying it was in Tegucigalpa on October 11. Thus it took another six days to reach Guinape.

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