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BOLIVIA 1897-1920 and miscellaneous

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1897 Various persons and arms (2 B)

2 c red 20 c red and black 2 B black, red, yellow and green

  1 c green (Frias)
  2 c red (Linares)
  5 c green (Murillo)
  10 c lilac (Monteagudo)
  20 c red and black (Ballivian)
  50 c orange (Sucre)
  1 B blue (Bolivar)
  2 B black, red, yellow and green (arms)

Postal forgery, example:

Postal forgery!

A dangerous forgery of the 2 B stamp exist (I'm not certain that the 2 B stamp shown above is genuine).

1899 General Sucre

  1 c blue
  2 c red
  5 c green
  5 c red (1900)
  10 c orange
  20 c red
  50 c brown
  1 B lilac

1901 Various famous persons

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c lilac (A.Ballivian, 2 types)
  1 c red (1912)
  2 c green (Camacho)
  2 c red (1912)
  5 c red (Campero)
  5 c green (1912)
  8 c yellow (1912)
  10 c blue (J.Ballivian)
  10 c grey (1912)
  20 c violet and black (S.Cruz)
  50 c violet (1912)
  1 B blue (1912)
  2 B black (1912)

Surcharged
  '5 Centavos 1911' on 2 c green

Other surcarges exist but are probably bogus issues: for example:
'5 Centavos 1911' or '2 Centavos 1911' on several stamps.

1901 Arms

  2 B brown

1909 Issue for La Paz, inscription 'CENTENARIO DE LA REVOLUCION DE JULIO'

  5 c blue and black (arms)
  10 c green and black
  20 c orange and black
  2 B red and black

1909 Famous persons, inscription 'CENTENARIO DE LA GUERRA DE INDEPENENCIA'

  1 c brown and black
  2 c green and black
  5 c red and black
  5 c green and black (1910)
  10 c blue and black
  10 c red and black (1910)
  20 c violet and black
  20 c blue and black (1910)
  50 c olive and black
  1 B brown and black
  2 B brown and black

A non-official surcharge exists: '20 CENTAVOS 1911' on 20 c violet and black.

Forgery, example:

1912 Fiscal stamps, overprinted 'CORREOS 1912'

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  2 c green
  5 c yellow (overprint red)
  10 c red (overprint blue)

Surcharged
  'Correos 10 Centavos 1912' (red or black) on 1 c blue

Forged overprints exist, example (this one has the wrong colour!):

And another forged double overprint:

1916 Various views

  1/2 c brown (Statue of Monolito)
  1 c green (El Potosi volcano)
  2 c red and black (Lago Titicaca)
  5 c blue (El Illimani mountain, 2 types)
  10 c orange and blue (Palace of Justice)

1919 Arms, inscription 'CORREOS DE BOLIVIA' on top

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  1 c red (1920)
  2 c violet
  5 c green
  10 c red
  20 c blue
  22 c blue
  24 c violet
  50 c orange
  1 B brown
  2 B brown

Surcharged (1924)
  '5 cts.' on 1 c red
  '15 cts.' on 10 c red
  '15 cts.' on 22 c blue

I've been told that the next stamp with inverted overprint is a forgery:

The next stamp, a 2 c violet with 'Habilitado 15 cts' inverted overprint, is a bogus issue (from the same source as the above forgery?):


Bogus issues

The above bogus stamp has a train riding from the lower left corner to the upper right corner, the inscription is 'CORREOS BOLIVIA IMPRESOS'. I have seen the values 1/2 c orange, 1 c red, 2 c lilac, 5 c blue, 10 c yellow, 20 c green and 50 c red.

Another bogus issue:


(Reduced sizes)

I have seen: 1 c green (ruines), 2 c red (church), 5 c brown (ruines), 10 c lilac (sailing boat), 20 c yellow (rowing boat), 50 c blue (train), 1 B red (ruines), 2 B blue (big ship) and 5 B black (arms of Bolivia). I have seen all these stamps (except 2 B) in changed colours with a coloured border, examples:


Fiscal Stamps

1906 Consular stamps ('TIMBRE CONSULAR')


(5 B with 'SPECIMEN' overprint)

  1 B red (arms)
  2 B violet (Mercury?)
  5 B green (train, very rare)

Other fiscal stamps exist (sorry, no pictures available yet).


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