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COLOMBIA 1870-1920

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1870 Various designs, inscription 'CORREOS NATIONALES' or 'CORREOS NALES'

  1 c green
  1 c red
  2 c brown
  5 c yellow
  10 c violet
  25 c black on blue
  25 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
1 c green** 
1 c red**Issued in 1874
2 c*** 
5 c** 
10 c** 
25 c black on green ****** 
25 c green******Issued in 1874

Reprints exist (also with different colours). A reprint on a different colour:

Reprint


I've been told that this are two 'Michelsen' reprints with 'BOGOTO' cancel in an ellipse, I've also seen uncancelled Michelsen reprints

Forgeries:


(The above forgery is a Senf forgery, easily recognized by the 'FACSIMILE' overprint)

I've been told that the next stamps are forgeries as well:


(Forgery, reduced size)

 

1876 Condor, imperforated

  5 c lilac

Value of the stamps

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

 

1876 Head of freedom

  1 c black on green (1881)
  2 c black on red (1881)
  5 c black on lilac (1881)
  10 c brown
  20 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 c **Issued 1881
2 c**Issued 1881
5 c**Issued 1881
10 c** 
20 c** 

 

1881 Eagle, inscription 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSAL E.U. DE COLOMBIA'

  1 c green
  2 c red ('2' straight)
  2 c red ('2' oblique)
  5 c blue
  10 c lilac
  20 c black

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 ** 
2 c**'2' straight
2 c**'2' oblique, issued 1883
5 c*** 
10 c** 
20 c** 

 

1883 Eagle, inscription 'Correos Nacionales', perforated

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green on green
  2 c red on red
  5 c blue on blue
  10 c orange on yellow
  20 c violet on lilac
  50 c brown on yellow
  1 P red on grey
  5 P brown on yellow
  10 P black on red

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 ccc 
5 c**c 
10 c*** 
20 c** 
50 c** 
1 P**** 
5 P****** 
10 P***** 

Imperforate stamps exist (see above). These stamps have been reprinted.

 

1886 Eagles and various persons, inscription 'Republica de Colombia'

Wrong inscription: 'Repulica'
(Reduced sizes)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green on green (eagle)
  2 c red on red (general Sucre)
  5 c blue on blue (Bolivar)
  10 c orange (president Nunez)
  20 c violet on blue (general Narino, wrong inscription 'Repulica')
  20 c violet on blue (general Narino, right inscription 'Republica')
  50 c brown on yellow (eagle)
  50 c violet on lilac (eagle, 1892)
  1 P red (eagle)
  5 P brown (eagle, erroneous colour)
  5 P black (eagle)
  5 P red on red (eagle, 1892)
  10 P black on red (eagle)
  10 P blue (eagle, 1892)

1890 Eagle, various designs, inscription 'Republica de Colombia'

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

 

  1 c green on green
  1 c red on yellow (1892)
  2 c red on red (eagle in an ellipse)
  2 c red on red (eagle in a circle, 1892)
  2 c green (eagle in a circle, 1892)
  5 c blue on blue
  5 c black on yellow (1892)
  5 c brown (1895)
  10 c brown on yellow
  10 c brown on red (1892)
  20 c violet
  20 c brown on blue (1892)
  1 P blue on green

The 2 c green exists with overprint 'Habilitada Vale $0,01 Honda', this is a local issue for Honda (see there).

1898 New design, arms, eagle with 'CORREOS' on top


(Reduced sizes)

  1 c red on yellow
  5 c red on red
  10 c brown on red
  50 c blue on lilac

A similar stamp with value inscription 'CINCO 5 CTS' at the bottom was issued for Carthagena (see there).

1902 New design, arms with wavy red lines overprint

1902 issue
(reduced size)

  5 c brown
  10 c black
  20 c red (other design)

1902 Arms, imperforated or badly perforated

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 5 P green, 1902 issue

 

  1/2 c brown
  1 c green
  2 c black on lilac
  2 c blue
  4 c red on green
  4 c green on blue
  5 c blue
  5 c red
  10 c black on lilac
  10 c violet
  20 c brown on yellow
  20 c blue on yellow
  50 c grey on lilac
  50 c blue on red
  1 P violet on brown
  1 P brown (1905)
  5 P green on blue
  10 P green on green
  50 P yellow 
  100 P blue on lilac

1902 Barranquilla issue, various designs


(Reduced sizes)

  2 c blue
  2 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  5 c yellow
  10 c red
  10 c orange
  10 c blue
  20 c blue
  20 c violet
  20 c red
  50 c brown
  50 c orange
  50 c red
  50 c green
  1 P blue
  1 P violet
  1 P brown
  1 P red
  5 P red
  5 P brown
  5 P green
  10 P green
  10 P red

1904 Value

  1/2 c yellow
  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c violet
  20 c black

Overprinted 'Especie Provisional' and value
  1/2 c (red) on 20 c black
  3 c (red) on 10 c violet

Two types of these stamps exist.

1904 President Marroquin

  5 P red and black on yellow
  10 P blue and black on blue

1910 100 years of independance, various designs, persons etc.

  1/2 c violet and black
  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c violet
  20 c brown
  1 P violet
  10 P red

 

1917 Various persons etc. smaller sizes

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom


(1 P telegraphically used with punched star hole)

  1/2 c yellow
  1 c green
  2 c red
  4 c violet
  5 c blue
  10 c blaack
  20 c red
  50 c red
  1 P blue
  2 P orange
  5 P black
  10 P brown

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 ccc 
1 ccc 
2 c*vc 
4 c** 
5 c*c 
10 c**c 
20 c*** 
50 c***** 
1 P****** 
2 PRR 
5 P RRRR 
10 PRRRRRR 
Overprinted '1er Servicio Postal Aereo 6-18-19'

  2 c red

Value of the stamps

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

 

1918 Eagle, new design, 'Correos de Colombia' curved on top

  3 c red

Value of the stamps

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

 

1918 Eagle, new design, 'Republica de Colombia' on top

  3 c red

1920 Stamp with additional 'PROVISIONAL' in the design

  1/2 c yellow (value)
  1 c green (value)
  2 c red (value)
  3 c green (eagle)
  5 c blue (eagle)
  10 c violet (eagle)
  20 c green (eagle)
  50 c red (eagle)

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