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Stamps issued during the Carlist insurrection in northern Spain (1873-1874). Don Carlos attempted to seize the throne of Spain in 1872 but he lost and went to France in 1876. Used stamps of this period are very rare (careful with forged cancels, I have also seen them on reprints).

1873 Don Carlos, inscription 'FRANQUEO ESPANA'

Certified genuine, with tilde above 'N' Could be a forgery

  1 Rl 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 RlRRRSeems to exist on thin paper as well


(I've been told that this is a genuinly cancelled stamp)

This stamp exists in two types; with or without tilde above the 'N' of 'ESPANA'. Very dangerous forgeries exist (see: http://www.graus.com for more details). The type without tilde also exists on thinner paper.

Spiro made a forgery of this stamp. These forgeries are (always?) cancelled with a pattern of dots.


(Probably a forgery of the 1 Rl blue stamp)

In the genuine stamps, the rounded upper right corner of the lower left tablet with '1.rl.' almost touches the oval above it. In this forgery, there is a large white space between this corner and the oval.

Reprints of the 1 Rl blue stamp exists (in both types), they were made in 1881 in Paris (see Album Weeds) and in 1887. The impressions seems to be more blurred, especially the hair under the 'N' of 'FRANQUEO'. Even reprints in black exist (a black proof exists as well). I think the two following stamps are reprints:

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

A stamp with a forged cancel:


(Forged cancel)

 

1873 Don Carlos (facing the right)

  1 Rl violet

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 RlRRR 


(Spiro forgeries)

Spiro made a forgery of this stamp. There is a small white space between the vertical frameline at the left and the circle (in the genuine stamps there is no such white space). The nose is pointed in this forgery, instead of being rounded. Furthermore this forgery is usually cancelled with a pattern of dots (genuinely used stamps are very rare). This forgery is also described in 'Focus on Forgeries' by Varro E. Tyler.

 

1874 Don Carlos, inscription 'DIOS PATRIA REY ESPANA' or 'ANO DE 1874 CATALUNA DIOS PATRIA REY CORREOS'

Genuine Genuine Genuine

  50 c green
  1 R brown
  16 m red (issued for Catalonia)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
50 c *R 
1 R*R 
16 m**RR 

The 16 m is very rare in used condition; if it is used, it mostly has a pencancel.


(Spiro forgery)


(Zoom in of the eye of a Spiro forgery)

A Spiro forgery exists of the 16 m value, it has a comma just above the eyebrow. This forgery is described in Album Weeds, it is usually cancelled with a square of dots.

I don't trust the next stamps, forgeries?:

50 c green Note that the border network left and right is wrong
(Forgeries)

Note, that in the above 1 R forgery, the patterns in the side corners are the same as in the 50 c value. However, in the genuine stamps, these patterns are different (they start and end differently).

 

1874 Don Carlos, inscription 'ESPANA VALENCIA CORREOS', issued for Valencia

  1/2 r red

There are two types of these stamps, in type I the label containing 'ESPANA VALENCIA' touches the upper frame and the '1/2' is placed exactly between 'CORREOS' and 'REAL. In type II the label 'ESPANA VALENCIA' is at some distance from the upper frameline and the '1/2' is placed nearer to 'REAL'.

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 rRRR 

Forgeries exist, probably made by Spiro. The tilde over the 'N' of 'ESPANA' is curly and touches the 'N'. There are other differences (see for example Album Weeds, where this forgery has been described).


(Forgery)


(other forgeries)

Some cancels (I'm not sure if they are genuine):

Probably a forged cancel

Forged cancels:


(these genuine stamps have forged cancels)

To the best of my knowledge the following cut of a postal stationery with inscription 'CORREOS CARLOS SEPTIMO REY DE LAS ESPANAS TRES CUARTOS' is a bogus issue:


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