.1889 #P4 2c UPU postcard from St. John, NB (missed cancel) but reverse dateline “13 Dock Street St. John, NB Oct 15th 89” to Cadiz, Spain paying 2c UPU postcard rate.
The card was sent to Captain A.W. Welsh of the Schooner Otter c/o British Consul in Cadiz, Spain.
The reverse shows arrival postmarks Cadiz (29 Oct). The message from Alf Martin tells of his brother dying from an abscess on the liver.
The Schooner Otter later wrecked off Bellport, Long Island, New York. A very long account is shown from the New York Herald attached or viewable at