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CORRIENTES, CORDOBA ENTRE-RIOS AND TIERRA DEL FUEGO

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CORRIENTES

City in the north of Argentine

Head of Ceres, many forgeries exist

1856 With value


(reduced size)

  1 r black on blue

This stamp exists with the value surcharged (used as 3 centavos):

1861 With value erased


(Reduced sizes)

  (3 c) black on blue
  (3 c) black on green
  (3 c) black on yellow
  (3 c) black on lilac

Fiscal stamps:


Fiscal stamp

Eight different types exist of each of these stamps. A black on white stamp is a fiscal stamp (see picture). Reprints and forgeries also exist, which makes identifying these stamps quite complicated. From 1880 on Corrientes used the stamps of Argentine. Some of the above shown stamps could very well be forgeries too!


(Type 1)

Type 2
(Type 2)


(Type 3)


(Type 4; the word 'CORRIENTES' is larger than in the other types)

Type 5 and 6
(Types 5 and 6)


(Type 6)


(Type 7)


(Type 8; lowest part of the left bottom ornamental vertical line is double)

Genuine! Genuine! Genuine! Genuine!
(Genuine stamps, reduced sizes)

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 Real M C balck on blue RRRR 
Value surcharged RRRRR 
(3 c) black on blueRR 
(3 c) black on greenRRRR 
(3 c) black on yellowRR 
(3 c) black on lilacRR 

Besides forgeries, private reprints were also made (with an altered inscription 'UN REAL M.C.'. At least five different reprints exist (the fifth one being issued in 1911 on yellowish pelure paper and no gum). If anybody posesses more information concerning these reprints, please contact me!


Reprint

Forgeries!
(Forgeries, reduced sizes)

Very clumsy forgery!
(Forgery)

In the above two forgeries, the second 'E' of 'CORRIENTES' is connected to the horizontal line below it. There are also only two complete vertical lines in the upper right triangle.

A forgery in the wrong colour (red):


(some forgeries with a very weird face, also very large crosses in the corners)

So-called 'dogface' forgeries:

Probably a forgery
Reduced size

It seems that these dogface forgeries were made in Germany.

Senf made a forgeries of all 8 types of these stamps. They were distributed with stamp journal the 'Illustrierten Briefmarken Journal' as an 'art supplement' or 'Kunstbeigabe'. These forgeries always bear the word 'FACSIMILE' at the bottom.

 

 

Literature:

'El Sello de Corrientes' by Dr. Leonardo Lowey (in Spanish), 136 pages.
'Corrientes Selecciones Filatelicas Tomo 17' by Sociedad Filatelica Argentina Asociacion Filatelica de la Republica Argentina Fusionados, 103 pages.

 


Corrientes Fiscal Stamps

1882 Various famous persons


(Fiscal stamp, inscription 'PROVINCIA DE CORRIENTES')

In this and similar designs exist: 1 c, 2 c, 3 c, 5 c, 7 c, 9 c (all in green), 10 c, 20 c, 30 c, 50 c, 70 c, 90 c (all in dark brown or red-brown), 1 P, 2 P, 3 P, 5 P, 7 P and 9 P (all in red).

1895 Famous persons, large sized stamps

In this design exist the values: 20 c violet, 25 c green, 50 c blue, 1 P red, 2 P brown, 3 P violet, 4 P green, 5 P blue, 6 P red, 7 P brown, 8 P green, 9 P blue and 10 P red. Some stamps were perforated 'c.95' as in the stamp above.

In 1897 and 1904 two new series of fiscal stamps were issued (sorry, no pictures available yet).


CORDOBA

1858 Tower in an ellipse

  5 c blue
  10 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
5 cRR? 
10 cRRR? 

Forgeries exist, (I'm not quite sure if the above stamp is genuine), examples:

Forgery!
(Forgeries)

In the genuine specimens, the letters 'CORDOBA' should be almost as thick as 'CEN' (by the way, I'm not sure if the first picture is a genuine stamp!). In the genuine stamps, some have a dot behind 'CEN' and others don't (only 1 in 30 stamps has a dot).

Genuine stamps with forged cancels also exist, example:


(Genuine stamp with forged cancel)

The forger Schroder seems to have made forgeries of the 5 c and 10 c, but he also added bogus values of 15 c violet, 25 c orange, 50 c green and 1 P red.


(Schroder forgery?)

According to Album Weeds other forgeries exist.

 

In 1890 two telegraph stamps were issued (10 c blue and 40 c green), the inscription was 'TELGRAFO PROVINCIAL CORDOBA', example:


ENTRE-RIOS

Entre-Rios only issued one telegraph stamp in 1898. The inscription reads: 'TELEGRAFO PROVINCIA DE ETNRE RIOS'.

  10 c brown

This stamp has perforation 11 1/2.

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**** 


TIERRA DEL FUEGO

1891 inscription 'TIERRA DEL FUEGO DIEZ CENTAVOS ORO LOCAL'

  10 c red

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