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Colombia consisted of: Antioquia, Bolivar, Boyaca, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Santander, Tolima. Every province, except Cauca and Magdalena issued its own stamps. The city of Bogota issued stamps also.

ANTIOQUIA

1868 Eagle with straight inscription 'CORREOS', (except for 10 c)

10 c violet

  2 1/2 c blue
  5 c green
  10 c violet
  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
2 1/2 c RRRRRR 
5 cRRRRRR 
10 cRRRRRR 
1 PRRRRRR 

Reprints exist, they were made in 1879 on bluish white paper. All the reprints (except 10 c) show diagonal scratches (since the plates were partly destroyed, information obtained from 'An illustrated catalog of all known reprints of officially issued postage stamps and postal stationery, 1840 to 1892' by Kalckhoff, Hilckes and Evans). Value of all the reprints: **. Furthermore, the reprint of the 5 c value was made from the plates of the 2 1/2 c.


(Reprints)

Forgeries, example:

Forgery!

A Sperati 'blackprint' forgery of the 5 c value (taken by tehe British Philatelic Association from the negatives from wich Sperati made the cliches for his imitations, with 'SPERATI REPRODUCTION' printed on the backside):

 

1869 Eagle with curved inscription 'CORREOS'

Type 1 Type 2

  2 1/2 c blue
  5 c green
  10 c violet
  20 c brown
  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
2 1/2 c****** 
5 c******Two types: '5' different
10 cR*** 
20 cRR 
1 PRR 

Reprints exist, for more information see: 'An illustrated catalog of all known reprints of officially issued postage stamps and postal stationery, 1840 to 1892' by Kalckhoff, Hilckes and Evans.


(Forgeries, reduced sizes)

Could be a forgery
(Probably a forgery)

 

1874 Various designs

  1 c green
  5 c green
  10 c violet
  20 c brown
  50 c blue
  1 P red
  2 P black on yellow
  5 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**** 
5 c***** 
10 c****** 
20 c**** 
50 c** 
1 P**** 
2 P****** 
5 PRR 

 

1875 Arms

1 c lilac
(Reduced size)

  1 c black on green
  1 c black (1877)
  1 c lilac (1885)
  1 c green (1885)
  2 1/2 c blue
  10 c violet (1879)

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 black on green ****Three types of green paper
1 c black** 
1 c lilac**** 
1 c green**** 
2 1/2 c** 
10 cRRRRRR  

 

1875 Head of freedom

  5 c green (plane background, value green)
  5 c green (lined background, value white, 1876)

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******Value green
5 c******Value white

 

1875 Head of Berrios


(Forgery of this stamp)

  10 c 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
10 c****** 

Other forgery of this stamp:


(Forgery, reduced size)

 

1880 Eagle in circle

  2 1/2 c blue
  2 1/2 c green
  2 1/2 c black on yellow

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 1/2 c blue**** 
2 1/2 c green**** 
2 1/2 c black on yellow ****** 

 

1880 Head of freedom, inscription 'EE UU DE COLOMBIA' or 'ESTADOS UU DE COLOMBIA'

  5 c green
  5 c violet
  10 c violet
  10 c red
  20 c 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
5 c green **** 
5 c violet***** 
10 c violetRRR 
10 c red****Seems to exist with error 'CORRLOS'
20 c**** 

 

1884 Head of freedom, simplified inscription

  5 c brown
  5 c yellow
  5 c green
  10 c green
  10 c blue on blue
  10 c lilac
  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
5 c brown R*** 
5 c yellow****** 
5 c greenRRRR 
10 c green****** 
10 c blue on blue ****** 
10 c lilacRRRR 
20 c blue****** 

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


(Forgery)

1886 New arms type, eagle

  1 c green on red
  1 c red on lilac (1887)
  2 1/2 c black on yellow
  2 1/2 c lilac on red (1887)
  5 c blue on yellow
  5 c red on green (1887)
  5 c red on yellow (1888)
  10 c red on yellow
  10 c brown on green (1887)
  20 c violet on yellow
  50 c brown on yellow
  1 P yellow on green
  2 P green on lilac

A misprint of the 50 c exists; 50 c red on yellow instead of 50 c brown on yellow. In the sheets of the 2 1/2 c black on yellow and 10 c red on yellow also an error exists, but was scratched out, so that one stamps with no inscription exists on these sheets.

 

1899 New arms type, eagle, inscription 'REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA'


(Reduced sizes)

  1 c black on red
  2 1/2 c black on blue
  5 c black on yellow
  10 c black on green
  10 c brown (1893)
  20 c blue
  50 c green
  1 P red
  2 P black on red
  5 P black on red

Normally these stamps are perforated, but imperforate stamps of the values 1 to 10 c exist, example:

 

1890 Provisional issue for Medellin, inscription 'R. de Colombia D de A Provisional'

  2 1/2 c black on yellow
  5 c black on yellow
  10 c black on yellow
  10 c black on red
  20 c black on yellow

For the specialist: there are 20 varieties of the 5 c and 10 varieties of all other values.

 

1891 Arms type, eagle, value in lower left corner

  1 c brown on brown
  1 c blue (1893)
  2 1/2 c violet on lilac
  2 1/2 c green (1893)
  5 c black on grey
  5 c red (1893)

1896 Arms in a circle, eagle

  2 c grey
  2 c lilac
  2 1/2 c brown
  2 1/2 c grey
  3 c red
  3 c olive
  5 c green
  5 c orange
  10 c violet
  10 c brown
  20 c yellow
  20 c blue
  50 c brown
  50 c red
  1 P blue and black
  1 P red and black
  2 P orange and black
  2 P green and black
  5 P lilac and black
  5 P violet and black

Registration stamp: inscription 'REGISTRO'


(Reduced size)

  2 1/2 c red
  2 1/2 c blue

1899 General Cordova

2 P olive

  1/2 c blue
  1 c grey
  2 c brown
  3 c orange
  4 c brown
  5 c green
  10 c red
  20 c black
  50 c yellow
  1 P black
  2 P olive

Registration stamp; inscription 'REGISTRO'
  2 1/2 c blue

Too late stamp; inscription 'RETARDO'


(Reduced view)

  2 1/2 c green

1899 Registration stamp, inscription 'UPU R No'

  10 c lilac

1901 Value

1 c red

1 c blue 2 1/2 p lilac
(Reduced views)

  1 c red
  1 c red ('CENTAVO' just below '1')
  1 c brown
  1 c blue
  1 c blue ('CENTAVO' just below '1')
  2 1/2 c lilac

1902, inscription 'departemento de Antioquia, 1902', various designs, 1-4 c number, 5 c arms, 10-50 c picture of Girardot, 1-5 P picture of Restrepo

2 c lilac


(Reduced view)

  1 c red
  1 c blue
  2 c blue
  2 c violet
  3 c green
  4 c violet
  5 c red
  5 c black
  10 c lilac
  20 c green
  30 c red
  40 c blue
  50 c brown on yellow
  1 P violet and black
  2 P red and black
  5 P grey and black

Registration stamp, inscription 'R'

  10 c violet on blue

Too late stamp, inscription 'RETARDO'

  2 1/2 c violet

Inscription 'AR'

  5 c black on red

1903 Stamp of Colombia overprinted with 'Habilitado Medellin AR'

(Sorry, no pictures available yet)

  10 c black on red

1904 Inscription '1903', various designs

  4 c brown
  5 c blue
  10 c yellow
  20 c violet
  30 c brown
  40 c green
  50 c red
  1 P grey
  2 P violet
  3 P blue
  4 P red
  5 P brown
  10 P red

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