National City Bank of New York

O'Reilly & Compostela, Havana, Cuba

This firm produced perfins from 1914 to 1946. Although postal tax stamps were used from 1938, we have not found any that have a perfin.

Here are some NCB covers produced in that time:

1930 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 10 June 1930 to Paris, France, via New York
NCB perfin on two 2¢ Máximo Gómez definitives (1930) - Scott 309, Edifil 252
NCB perfin on 1¢ José Martí definitive (1930) - Scott 308, Edifil 251
NCB perfin on 5¢ airmail definitive (1927) - Scott C1, Edifil 222
Cuban NCB Perfin on United States 5¢ Winged Globe airmail (1930) Scott C12.
The U.S. stamp was applied in Havana, but not canceled until Miami, as its sole purpose was to pay the U.S. internal airmail rate.
The 5¢ Cuba airmail stamp paid the airmail rate from Havana to Miami, and the additional 5¢ was to pay for the UPU surface rate overseas.


1922 NCB Perfin Cover

Window envelope used 18 October 1922
NCB perfin on 2¢ Máximo Gómez definitive (1918) - Scott 266, Edifil 206a


1925 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 23 June 1925 forwarded to New York City, USA
NCB perfin on 2¢ Máximo Gómez definitive (1925) - Scott 275, Edifil 215


1929 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 14 November 1929 to New York City
NCB perfin on 2¢ Máximo Gómez definitive (1925) - Scott 275, Edifil 215


1929 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 14 November 1929 to Hamburg, Germany
NCB perfin on 5¢ Calixto García definitive (1925) - Scott 276, Edifil 216


1930 NCB Perfin Cover

Note that this is sent from the Manzanillo branch of the bank
Used 9 April 1930 to Solingen, Germany
NCB perfin on 5¢ Pan American Games commemorative (1930) - Scott 301, Edifil 241


1932 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 19 October 1932 to New York City
NCB perfin on 1˘ Pan-American conference (1928) – Scott 284, Edifil 223
NCB perfin on 5˘ Capitol series (1929) – Scott 296, Edifil 236
NCB perfin on two 10˘ Capitol series (1929) – Scott 297, Edifil 237


1932 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 1 March 1932 to Elmira, New York, USA
NCB perfin on a 10¢ Capitolio commemorative (1929) - Scott 297, Edifil 237
NCB perfin on 3¢ José de la Luz Caballero definitive (1930) - Scott 305B, Edifil 253


NCB window envelope Perfin Cover

Used circa 1933
NCB perfin on 2¢ José de la Luz Caballero overprint (1933) - Scott 318, Edifil 272
NCB perfin on 3¢ José de la Luz Caballero definitive (1930) - Scott 305B, Edifil 253


1937 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 21 April 1937 to New York City
NCB perfin on 10¢ Tomás Estrada Palma definitive (1935) - Scott 307, Edifil 247


1938 NCB Perfin Cover

Used 14 October 1938 to Nashville, Tennessee, USA
NCB perfin on 10¢ Estrada Palma definitive (1930) - Scott 307a, Edifil 247


1925 NCB Perfin Cover

Window envelope used 10 January 1940.
NCB perfin on 5¢ tobacco propaganda (1939) - Scott 358, Edifil 332
Interestingly enough, the 1¢ postal tax stamp (1939) - Scott RA2, Edifil 2, does not have a perfin.


Return Envelope

Scarce, unused perfin stamp on self-addressed return envelope of the bank.
NCB perfin on 2¢ Máximo Gómez definitive (1918? 1925?)


Return Envelope

Scarce, unused perfin stamps on self-addressed return envelope of the bank.
NCB perfins on 1¢ and 2¢ Tobacco propaganda - Scott 356 & 357, Edifil 330 & 331 (1939).
Interestingly enough, the 1¢ postal tax stamp (1940) - Scott RA3, Edifil 3, does not have a perfin.



And here are some of the stamps which have NCB perfins:

NCB perfin reverse   Edifil 203   Edifil 205   Edifil 206   Edifil 206a   Edifil 207   Edifil 208   Edifil 209   Edifil 210   Edifil 211   Edifil 212   Edifil 213   Edifil 214   Edifil 215   Edifil 216   Edifil 217   Edifil 218   Edifil 219   Edifil 220   Edifil 222   Edifil 223   Edifil 224   Edifil 225   Edifil 226   Edifil 227   Edifil 228   Edifil 229   Edifil 230   Edifil 231   Edifil 233   Edifil 234   Edifil 235   Edifil 236   Edifil 237   Edifil 238   Edifil 239   Edifil 240   Edifil 241   Edifil 242   Edifil 243   Edifil 244   Edifil 245   Edifil 247   Edifil 248   Edifil 251   Edifil 252   Edifil 253   Edifil 254   Edifil 256   Edifil 258   Edifil 259   Edifil 260   Edifil 267   Edifil 268   Edifil 269   Edifil 270   Edifil 271   Edifil 272A   Edifil 273   Edifil 273A   Edifil 274   Edifil 275   Edifil 278   Edifil 281   Edifil 283   Edifil 293   Edifil 295   Edifil 297   Edifil 298   Edifil 302   Edifil 303   Edifil 304   Edifil 328   Edifil 330   Edifil 331   Edifil 332   Edifil 335   Edifil 335s   Edifil 336   Edifil 346   Edifil 353   Edifil 369   Edifil 380   Postal Tax 1   Postal Tax 2   Edifil Semi Postal 1   Timbre Nacional 1 peso   Timbre Nacional 1 centavo   Timbre Nacional 5 centavos   Timbre Nacional 50 centavos   Timbre Nacional 1 Peso.  

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