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Official stamps

From 1884 to 1901 various stamps were overprinted 'OFICIAL' to be used as official stamps. Many of these overprints are rare. Example:

These overprints have been forged by Fournier, example of such overprints taken from a Fournier Album:


(Reduced sizes)

 

1901 Head of freedom

  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  5 c red
  10 c green
  30 c blue
  50 c orange

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c cc 
2 c*c 
5 c*c 
10 c*c 
30 c*** 
50 c** 

 

From 1911 onwards, several postage stamps were overprinted with one or two letters. Examples:


('M.I' and 'M.R.C.' overprint)

The following letters exist: 'M.A.' (ministry of agriculture), 'M.G.' (ministry of war), 'M.H.' (treasury), 'M.I.' (ministry of internal affairs), 'M.J.I.' (ministry of justice), 'M.M.' (navy), 'M.O.P' (ministry of public works) and 'M.R.C.' (ministry of foreign affairs).


Postal Stationery

Postcards, embossed head


(Reduced sizes)


(Reduced sizes)


Fiscal stamps

Example:


(1869 Revenue stamp)


(Inscription 'MUNICIPALIDAD DE LA CAPITAL APTO PARA ALIMENTACION')

In the above design ('MUNICIPALIDAD DE LA CAPITAL APTO PARA ALIMENTACION', 1894) exist: 1 c green, 1 c grey, 2 c brown, 2 1/2 c green, 5 c blue, 5 c green, 10 c brown, 15 c brown, 20 c grey, 20 c brown, 25 c green, 25 c grey, 30 c green(?), 30 c orange, 40 c blue, 40 c red, 50 c orange and 50 c blue.
If I'm informed well similar stamps with inscription 'CONSUMO' instead of 'ALIMENTACION' exist in the values 5 c red and 5 c brown.


Ley de Sellos 1917


'PROVINCIA DE LA RIOJA LEY DE SELLOS', 1908?


Telegraph stamps

1887 Arms

  10 c red
  40 c blue

 

1887 Telegraph stamps for railway use

Inscription 'FERRO CARRIL SANTA FE A LAS COLONIAS'
  10 c grey
  40 c red

Inscription 'TELEGRAFO TRASANDINO'
  10 c red
  40 c orange

Inscription 'FERRO-CARRIL ANDINO'
  10 c grey
  40 c blue

Inscription 'FERRO-CARRIL BUENOS AIRES Y PTO. DE LA ENSENADA'
  10 c red
  40 c brown

Inscription 'FERRO-CARRIL CENTAL AL NORTE'
  10 c blue
  40 c lilac

Inscription 'FERRO-CARRIL ARGENTINO DEL ESTE'
  10 c blue
  40 c brown

Inscription 'FERRO-CARRIL BUENOS-AIRES AL PACIFICO'
  10 c brown
  40 c blue

Inscription 'COMPANIA TELEGRAFICA DEL RIO DE LA PLATA'
  10 c orange
  40 c grey

Inscription 'FERRO-CARRIL OESTE ARGENTINO'
  10 c red
  40 c red 

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