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CUBA Republic 1899 onwards

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1899 Various designs

1 c, type I, picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom 1 c, type II, picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom
Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green (Statue of Columbus)
  2 c red (Palm trees)
  3 c lilac (Allegorical figure)
  5 c blue (Sailship)
  10 c brown (Ploughing farmer)

Overprinted 'HABILITADO 1 UN CENTAVO OCTOBRE 1902' (red)

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  1 c on 3 c lilac


(Double and inverted overprint)


(Mystery: this overprint in black on a piece of paper?)

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*cBoth types
2 c*cBoth types
3 ccc 
5 c*cCheapest type
10 cccCheapest type
1 c on 3 c**Issued 1st October 1902, sold out in one day
200000 stamps surcharged, more information see:
http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/pichs/postal/republic01.html

For the specialist: In 1905 the unsurcharged stamps of value 1 c, 2 c, 5 c and 10 c were re-issued in slightly different designs. The 1 c has the label with 'CENTAVO' with rounded edges, instead of with straight edges.

I have seen the 10 c value cancelled with a small circle with a 'T' in the center (telegraphic use).

Typical cancels:

Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom
(Oval consisting of bars and 4 concentric circles)

 

1899 Special delivery stamp, man on bicycle

  10 c orange (inscription 'Immediata')
  10 c orange (inscription 'Inmediata', 1902)

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*****Immediata
10 c**Inmediata

 

1907 General J.A. Maceo, large sized stamp

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  50 c blue and black
  50 c violet and black (1910)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
50 c blue and black c* 
50 c violet and black c** 

 

1910 Famous Cuban statesmen, different designs

Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green and violet (B.Maso)
  1 c green (B.Maso, 1911)
  2 c red and green (M.Gomez)
  2 c red (M.Gomez, 1911)
  3 c violet and blue (J.Sangully)
  5 c blue and green (Y Loynaz Agramonte)
  5 c blue (Y Loynaz Agramonte, 1911)
  8 c green and violet (C.Garcia)
  8 c green and black (C.Garcia, 1911)
  10 c brown and blue (M.Rodriguez)
  1 P green and black (C.Roloff)
  1 P black (C.Roloff, 1911)

The stamps printed in 1 colour exist imperforate at one or two sides, since the outer boundaries of the stamp sheets were imperforate.

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 and violet *c 
1 c greencc 
2 c red and green*c 
2 c redcc 
3 cc* 
5 c blue and green**** 
5 c bluecc 
8 c green and violet ** 
8 c green and blackc* 
10 c** 
1 P green and black R*** 
1 P blackRR 

 

1910 Special delivery stamp, man on bicycle and portrait of J.B.Zayas

  10 c orange and 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
10 c****Seems to exist with inverted center: RRR

 

1914 Map of Cuba

Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green
  2 c red (2 shades)
  3 c violet
  5 c blue
  8 c olive
  10 c brown (2 shades)
  50 c orange
  1 P grey

The second shade of colour of the 2 c and 10 c were printed during the first world war, they are called war colours.

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 c*c 
3 c** 
5 c*c 
8 c*** 
10 c**** 
50 cR*** 
1 PR*** 

Stamps with overprint 'TIMBRE NACIONAL' are fiscal stamps, example:


(Reduced size)

 

1914 Special delivery stamp, aeroplane flying near castle

  10 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
10 c*** 

 

1914 Picture of the poet Gertrudis Gomez de Avelaneda


(Reduced size)

  5 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**** 

 

1916 Cuban statesmen

Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom Picture obtained from Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green (J.Marti)
  2 c red (M.Gomez)
  3 c violet (J.de la Luz)
  5 c blue (G.Garcia)
  8 c brown (Agramonte)
  10 c brown (E.Palma)
  20 c olive (J.A.Saco)
  50 c red (A.Maceo)
  1 P black (C.M Cespedes)

These stamps were issued with perforation 12 and no watermark. The values 1 c, 2 c, 5 c, 8 c, 10 c and 20 c also exist with watermark 'Star'.

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 ccvc 
2 ccvc 
3 c*vc 
5 c*c 
8 c*** 
10 c*c 
20 c*** 
50 c****** 
1 P****** 

 

The next stamp to be issued in Cuba was a commemorative stamp in 1925 (25 c).


Postage due stamps of the Republic

1915 Inscription 'TASA PAR CORRAR, REPUBLICA DE CUBA'

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  1 c red
  2 c red
  5 c red

A different shade of red of these stamps was issued in 1930.

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**** 
5 c****** 


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