Mexico and Central America

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Spanish comic book Vidas Ilustres, 1957 on CUAUHTÉMOC.

Price: $95.00

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Complete set of 10 large format cards on Balboa by Spanish company Cromos Culturas. C1955.

Price: $120.00

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Complete set of 10 large format cards on Cortez by Spanish company Cromos Culturas. C1955. Much on the Aztecs. Descriptions on back.

Price: $120.00

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Interesting postcards from the Republic of Guatemala dated December 4, 1916 and signed by a dignitary Orencio Botines Prat.

Price: $60.00

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Mexican comic book, El Charito de Oro, Rito Martel, 1962. It is about a Mexican boy hero. Interesting graphics.

Price: $70.00

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Complete issue of Le Grelot, dated December 25, 1892, showing the hand of the French gendarmerie gathering up De Lesseps and the ink of “Panama” falling off the table. The caption reads FINALLY! AND WHO IS NEXT? Some edge tears easily repaired. N

Price: $180.00

Note: The first attempt to construct a canal through what was then Colombia's province of Panama began on 1 January 1881. The project was inspired by the diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, who was able to raise considerable finance in France as a result of the huge profits generated by his successful construction of the Suez Canal.

The French effort went bankrupt in 1889 after reportedly spending US$287 millionand losing an estimated 22,000 lives to disease and accidents, wiping out the savings of 800,000 investors. Work was suspended on May 15 and in the ensuing scandal, known as the Panama affair, various of those deemed responsible were prosecuted. De Lesseps and his son Charles were found guilty of misappropriation of funds and sentenced to five years' imprisonment, though this was later overturned and the father, at 88, was never imprisoned.

t-cep144 Complete set of French Liebig trade cards on the Panama Canal, produced in 1913………..one year before the canal was officially opened. Adverts and map on reverse. N

Price: $180.00

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t-cep143 Complete set of German Liebig trade cards on the Conquest of Mexico. Produced in 1897. Oriental motifs on back with adverts. N

Price: $300.00

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Complete issue of La Domenica del Corriere, February 2, 1930. Cover page devoted to a lynching in Morelos, Mexico.

Price: $60.00

t-cep124 Set of 5 out of 6 vintage Swiss cards by Chocolat Tobler on Mexico. Described in 4 languages on reverse. Rare. N

Price: $100.00