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ARGENTINA 1864-1891

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1864 Head of Rivadavia in an ellipe, perforated or imperforated

  5 c red
  10 c green
  15 c blue

For the specialist: these stamps were first issued with watermark 'RA' in fancy letters. They exist both imperforate and perforated 11 1/2. In 1867 they were re-issued imperforate and unwatermarked. Also in 1867 an unwatermarked perforated 5 c was issued. Be careful, since the imperforate stamps are worth much more than the perforated ones, the perforations often have been cut off! Essays on carboard paper were also thinned pretending to be genuine stamps.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

With watermark, imperforate

5 cRRRRR 
10 cRRRRRR 
15 cRRRRRR 
With watermark, perforated
5 c***** 
10 cR*** 
15 cRRR 
No watermark, imperforate
5 cRRRR 
10 cRRRRRR 
15 cRRRRRR 
No watermark, perforated
5 cRRRRR 

Reprints:


(I've been told that these are reprints made by Peplow? in 1905? Note the defacing scratches across the stamps, reduced sizes)

I have also seen some primitive forgeries:


Images obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm

 

1867 Various Famous Persons, inscription 'REPUBLICA ARGENTINA'

Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm 90 c blue

  1 c violet (Balcarce)
  2 c green (Lopez)
  4 c brown (Moreno)
  5 c red (Rivadavia)
  8 c red (Rivadavia)
  10 c green (Belgrano)
  15 c blue (San Martin)
  15 c orange (San Martin, 1888)
  16 c green (Belgrano)
  20 c blue (Sarsfield)
  24 c blue (1877, San Martin as 15 c)
  25 c red (Alvear)
  30 c orange (Alvear)
  60 c black (Posadas)
  90 c blue (Saavedra)

For the specialist: the 5 c exists with background consisting of horizontal lines and with the background consisting of crossed lines; the central design also shows slight differences. These stamps were issued perforated 12 (all values except 15 c orange, 16 c and 20 c), perforated 11 1/2 (values 5 c and 15 c orange only, issued 1888) or rouletted (5 c, 8 c, 16 c, 20 c and 24 c only, issued 1876-77).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Perforation 12
1 c**** 
2 c*** 
4 c*** 
5 c****Background crossed lines
5 cRR***Background horizontal lines
8 c**** 
10 c R*** 
15 c blueRR*** 
24 c**** 
25 cRR*** 
30 cRRR 
60 cR*** 
90 cR*** 

Rouletted

5 cRRRRR 
8 cR* 
16 c**** 
20 c ***** 
24 c***** 
Perforated 11
5 c****Background crossed lines
5 cR**Background horizontal lines
15 c orange***** 

Surcharged with large number (1873)

'1' on 5 c red, forgery! Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm "8" on 10 c green

  '1' on 5 c red
  '2' on 5 c red
  '8' on 10 c green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Perforation 12
'1' on 5 cR***Inverted surcharge: RR
'2' on 5 cRRRRInverted surcharge: RR
'8' on 10 cRRRInverted surcharge: RRR

Forged overprints are known to exist. Inverted overprints exist, however, forgeries of these inverted overprints also exist. Example of such a forgery:

Overprinted '(PROVISORIO)' and value (1882)


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2  on 5 c red

This overprint exists with a perforated horizontally across the stamp (last stamp in the picture). Two different types of the overprint exist, mainly different in the 'P' (see the pictures).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 c on 5 c******Perforated in the center, both types same value
1/2 c on 5 c****No perforation in the center, both types same value

Overprinted (1884)

Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm

  '1884 1/2' on 5 c red
  '1884 1/2' (red or black) on 15 c blue
  '1 C 1884' (red) on 15 c blue
  'CUATRO Centavos 1884' on 5 c red

All these stamps exist with inverted surcharge (R to RR).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 c on 5 c****** 
1/2 c on 15 c******Black or red surcharge
1 c on 15 c****** 
4 c on 5 c****** 

Fournier made forgeries of these overprints, examples taken from 'The Fournier Album':


(Reduced sizes)

Spiro made forgeries of the un-surcharged 10 c and 15 c stamps:


(Images obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm)


A forgery of the 5 c value, possibly made by Spiro as well

 

1882 Value, letter, sun and posthorn


Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1/2 c brown
  1 c red
  12 c blue

For the specialist: two types slightly differing exist of these stamps (engraved and lithographed). The perforation is 12 or 14 (the engraved ones only exist perforated 12).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Lithograped
1/2 c*** 
1 c***** 
12 cR*** 
Engraved
1/2 c** 
1 c*** 
12 cR* 


(Postal stationery in the same design, reduced size)

Essays in a slightly different design can be found:

12 c blue
(Essay, I have only seen the 12 c value)

1888 Various famous persons, inscription 'Correos Argentinos'

Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm Image obtained from http://www.seymourfamily.com/Stamp_Collecting.htm

  1/2 c blue (Urquiza)
  2 c green (Lopez)
  3 c green (Celman)
  6 c red (Sarmiento)
  10 c brown (Avellaneda)
  20 c green (Roca)
  25 c violet (Belgrano)
  30 c brown (Dorrego)
  40 c grey (Moreno)
  50 c blue (Mitre)

For the specialist; most of these stamps are perforated 11 1/2, but the 6 c and 40 c also exist perforated 12.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 c** 
2 c****** 
3 c**** 
6 cRR 
10 c***** 
20 c***** 
25 cR*** 
30 cR** 
40 cRR*** 
50 cRR*** 

 

1888 Various famous persons, smaller sizes, inscription 'Correos y Telegrafos Republica Argentina'

 

Image obtained from Christer Bergstrom

  1/4 c green (Paz, 1891)
  1/2 c blue (Urquiza)
  1 c brown (Sarsfield)
  2 c violet (Derqui)
  3 c green (Celman)
  5 c red (Rivadavia)
  6 c black (Sarmiento)
  8 c red (Rivadavia, 1891)
  10 c brown (Avellaneda)
  12 c blue (Alberdi)
  40 c olive (Moreno)
  50 c orange (Mitre)
  60 c black (Posadas)
  1 P blue (S.Martin)
  5 P blue (Lamadrid)
  10 P brown (non issued)
  20 P green (Brown)
  50 P red (non issued)

A certain amount of the 10 P and 50 P values were stolen, it was therefore decided not to put these two values in circulation.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 c** 
1/2 c** 
1 c** 
2 c** 
3 c**** 
5 c**cTwo types
6 c**** 
8 c***** 
10 c**** 
12 c***** 
40 c**** 
50 c**** 
60 cR*** 
1 PRRR 
5 PRRRR 
10 PRRRRRR 
20 PRRRR 
50 PRRRRRR 

Surcharged

  '1/4' (in black or red) on 12 c blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 c on 12 c c*Black or red surcharge (same value)
Inverted surcharge: RR

Fournier made forgeries of this overprint (see above for a picture taken from the Fournier Album).

 

For stamps of Argentine issued from 1892 to 1920, click here.


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