POSTAL ITEMS OF THE PRE-PHILATELIC ERA
Five examples of pre-philatelic items from the "golden" (ISRAEL 2008) thematic collection "Overcoming Obstacles: Bridges", of the Mexican David Brown.
Reverse side of cover
"Pueteareas Galicia" (bridge in three arcs), on cover of 1856, Spain
Administrative postmark of Messina, Italy, indicative of postal franchise