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COLOMBIA Santander

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Used its own stamps from 1884 till 1904

1884 Arms with condor in circle, imperforated

Inscription 'ESTADOS UNIDOS DE COLOMBIA

  1 c blue
  5 c red
  10 c violet

Inscription 'REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA' (1887)

  1 c blue
  5 c red
  10 c violet

1885 Arms Inscription 'EE. UU. DE COLOMBIA'

  1 c blue
  5 c red
  10 c violet

1889 New arms desings, various frames, perforated

  1 c blue
  5 c red
  5 c red on lilac (eagle in circle)
  10 c violet

1895 Arms, new design

  5 c brown
  5 c green (1896)

1899 Arms, new design


(Reduced view)

  1 c black on green
  5 c black on red
  10 c blue

1903 Fiscal stamp, overprinted 'Provisional Correos de Santander'

  50 c red on red

Fiscal stamp used as postage stamp

These fiscal stamps were also used without the overprint as postage stamps. Here with cancel 'CORREOS DEL DEPARTAMENTO BUCARAMANGA'.

1904 Various designs

20 c brown, 1904 issue

  5 c green
  5 c blue
  10 c red
  10 c brown
  20 c brown
  20 c green
  50 p yellow (train)
  50 p lilac (train)
  1 P black
  1 P blue
  5 P blue
  5 P red
  10 P red

 

1904 Inscription 'DEPARTMENTO DE SANTANDER CORROES de la provincia de CUCUTA' or similar inscriptions

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

Various bogus surcharges were issued for stamp collectors, after Santander stopped using its own stamps in 1906. Examples: 'Medio Cvo.', 'UN Cvo.', '2 Centavos' or '2 Cvs.'. They were applied to the last two issues of 1904. Example:

1900 Other issue for Cucuta

'Gobierno Provisional' 'Gobierno Provisorio'

  1 c black on green
  2 c black on brown
  5 c black on red
  10 c black on red
  20 c black on yellow

Two types of these stamps exist, one with inscription 'Gobierno Provisorio' and one with 'Gobierno Provisional'. Futhermore the values 5 c, 10 c and 20 c exist with vertical overprint 'Andres B. Fernandez'.

Fiscal stamp (reduced size):

1926 Correo Rapido, Norte Santander

  1 c green (1929)
  2 c red (1929)
  4 c green on yellow
  4 c blue (1929)
  10 c violet (1929)

Copyright by Evert Klaseboer

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