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COLOMBIA 1864-1869

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1864 Arms in an octogonal with ornaments in the corners

Genuine, image obtained from http://www.sandafayre.com

  5 c orange
  10 c blue
  20 c red
  50 c green
  1 P lilac

The value inscription exists in two different types.

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****** 
10 c****** 
20 c****** 
50 c****** 
1 PRRR 

At least six forgeries exist of these stamps. Examples of forgeries:

Forgery!

The next stamp has a German cancel 'ZEITUNGS....', it is probably a forgery:

Probably another forgery:

A blackprint of a Sperati forgery (taken by the British Philatelic Association from the negatives from wich Sperati made the cliches for his imitations, with 'SPERATI REPRODUCTION' printed on the backside):

 

1865 Arms in an octogonal with rounded corners

  1 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
1 c**** 

 

1865 Arms, small dots in the corners

  5 c yellow
  10 c lilac
  20 c blue
  50 c green (2 types, '50' different)
  1 P 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
5 c***** 
10 c***** 
20 c****** 
50 c******Both types
1 P****** 
Forgeries:

Spiro forgeries:

Spiro forgery

Spiro made forgeries of these stamps. The 'A' of 'COLOMBIA' is very broad in these forgeries (it is pointed in the originals, according to 'Focus on forgeries'). Furthermore, there should be two branches with leaves just above the value tablet. Note the typical Spiro cancels. I have seen the 5 c Spiro forgery in many shades of yellow (from very bright yellow to almost brown). Be careful, at least 5 other forgeries besides Spiro's one exist.


(Another forgery)

There should be nine stars between the oval and the inscription. The above forgeries don't have any stars at all.


(Another forgery)

 

1867 Arms, various frames

20 c blue

  5 c yellow
  10 c lilac
  20 c blue
  50 c green
  1 P red
  5 P black on green
  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
5 c****** 
10 c** 
20 c****** 
50 c****** 
1 P****** 
5 PRR 
10 PRR 

Forgeries, example:


(Forgery of the 5 P stamp)

 

1868 Arms

Genuine stamps Type I? 10 P black on red 'BOGOTA' cancel

10 P black on red, reprint?
(Reduced size)

  5 c yellow
  10 c lilac
  20 c blue
  50 c green
  1 P red
  5 P black on green
  5 P brown (1886)
  10 P black on red
  10 P black on 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****** 
10 c**Two types, 'B' of 'COLOMBIA' above 'V' of
'CENTAVOS' or above 'VO' of this word
20 c**** 
50 c*** 
1 P*** 
5 P black on greenR*** 
5 P brownR***Perforated 11
10 P black on red R*** 
10 P black on lilac R***Issued in 1877, perforated 11


(Tete beche stamps of the 50 c value; could be forgeries)

For the specialist; there are two types of the 5 P black on green; in the first type, the ornament on top of the 'C' of 'CINCO' penetrates into the 'C'. In the second type, it only touches it (according to Album Weeds).

Forgeries, examples:


Forgery of the 10 c value

I've been told that the above stamps are forgeries, I don't have any further information.

I've heard of so-called Michelsen reprints of the 10 P value with a dot below the 'U' of 'UNIDOS' (as in the stamp above). I've also seen Michelsen reprints of the 5 P values in black on green and brown (bothe perforated and imperforate). I don't know the distinghuishing characteristics for the 5 P values. It seems that all values have been reprinted (probably by this Michelsen). If anybody has more information, please contact me!


Imperforate Michelsen reprints of the 5 P brown stamp


Michelsen reprint of the 10 c value

 

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