Sunday, May 20, 2018

Attention Navy or Cuba experts: I am doing research on a commemorative small postal envelope which is related to both the U.S. Navy and Cuba. I need help from the ‘experts’ to share light on it.

I am going to find out if I can take a color photo at my local library and transfer it to one of my USB sticks. I remember doing it a few years ago and I sent the photo to my email address.

[The Photo, front & back, will go HERE, when & if I get it]

Approximately 10 years ago I was visiting a philatelic show, and in one box of of the stamp dealers I found a small commemorative envelope with a circular dated postal cancellation which has Aug 16, 1933 on it. I bought it. It was not expensive.

The left side of the front has what can be described as a “Green Color Rubber Cachet.”

It says on five lines:

U.S. Destroyers
Ordered to
Cuban Waters

Below those five lines there is a drawing in purple of a ‘Gun Boat Navy Ship’
Below the drawing, there are two lines, also in green:

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

On the upper right corner there is George Washington 3 cents purple U.S. Stamp.

The circular date postal cancel reads:

U.S.S. Sturtevant
Aug 16 1933

Three black bars extend to cancel the stamp & below them:


On the lower right corner, the envelope is addressed to:


On the back of the envelope there is what appears to be a rubber stamped lettering in cursive:

R D Razzette
Marine Barracks, Naval Station,
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

To the right of the above signature. there is another Circular Date Cancellation

It reads:


To the right of the CDC is 1993 followed with a 1 with three bars at the top and three bars at the bottom.

The envelope is unsealed. No letter inside.

The mistery is: What happened on 16 Aug 1933?

Why were Navy ships ordered into Cuban Waters?

Possible Answer? Gunboat Diplomacy?

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989

May 19, 2018

By Nelson Acosta and Sarah Marsh

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 of the 113 on board, making it the Caribbean island's deadliest air disaster in nearly 30 years.

Flags flew at half-mast in Cuba on Saturday, marking the start of two days of national mourning while authorities worked to recover evidence from the site of the crash and to identify the crash victims.


Minuto a Minuto: Cuba de duelo y el mundo en solidaridad ante accidente aéreo (+ Fotos y videos)


Con motivo del catastrófico accidente de aviación ocurrido al mediodía de hoy, el Consejo de Estado de la República de Cuba acordó decretar DUELO OFICIAL desde las 06:00 horas del día 19 de mayo hasta las 12:00 de la noche del 20 de mayo.
Durante la vigencia del DUELO OFICIAL la Bandera de la Estrella Solitaria deberá izarse a media asta en los edificios públicos e instituciones militares.
18 de mayo de 2018


Mexican Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Had Received Serious Safety Complaints

Friday, May 11, 2018

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The problem with the USA is not that it has fake news, but that it has garbage news

Here is a perfect "news" headline that is 'garbage news.'

"Selena Gomez Has ''Moved on'' From Justin Bieber and Is Feeling ''Very Strong.''

Google it and you will find the "article."

I see hundreds and hundreds of this type of mix of garbage and junk news everyday.

The Internet is going the same way as American TV: 90% is 'total garbage.'

Pablo Picasso's Guernica