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1865 Arms, inscription 'CORREOS', no country name


(Image obtained from a Schuyler Rumsey auction)

  1/2 r black on lilac
  1/2 r black on green
  1 r black on green
  1 r black on yellow

1865 Arms, inscription 'CORREOS' and 'DIOS PATRIA LIBERTAD', no country name

Genuine


(Genuine?)

  1/2 r black on yellow
  1/2 r black on red
  1/2 r black on grey
  1/2 r blue on red
  1 r black on green
  1 r black on blue
  1 r black on green
  1 r black on red
  1 r black on lilac


(Probably all forgeries, reduced sizes)

I suspect all the above images to be forgeries.


(Forgery)

The above stamp is the 3rd forgery described in Album Weeds. There is a line above 'real', which is not present in the genuine stamps.


(Other forgeries, reduced sizes)

1879 New arms type, with country name, perforated


(Genuine stamp, obtained thanks to Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn)

  1/2 r violet
  1/2 r violet on grey
  1 r red
  1 r red on lilac

Forgeries, example:


(left genuine, right forgery: images obtained thanks to Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn)

The genuine stamp has the left central leaf branch ending well above the top of the 1 denomination. In the forgery on the right it is ending too low. I have also seen the 1/2 r of this forgery. All the forgeries I've seen were cancelled with a thick black horizontal bar.

1880 Arms in a circle

  1 c green
  2 c orange
  5 c blue
  10 c red
  20 c brown
  25 c lilac
  50 c yellow
  75 c blue
  1 P gold

Two types of these stamps exist; without underprint (1880) and with underprint (1881).

Surcharged (1883)

  5 c on 1 c green
  10 c on 2 c orange
  25 c on 5 c blue
  50 c on 10 c red
  1 F on 20 c brown
  1 F 25 c on 25 c lilac
  2 F 50 c on 50 c yellow
  3 F 75 c on 75 c blue
  5 F on 1 P gold

Many of these surcharges exist in two or three types. The surcharges were applied to the stamps without and with underprint. Many errors also exist (all very rare).

 

1885 Arms with value in lower corners

  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c orange
  20 c brown
  50 c violet
  1 P red
  2 P brown

Surcharged and overprinted '1905'
  2 c on 20 c brown
  5 c on 20 c brown
  10 c on 20 c brown

1895 Arms with value in all corners

  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c orange

1900 Various designs

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

1900 Map of the island


(Genuine stamp, obtained thanks to Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn)

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

Forgeries, example:


(Forgery, image obtained thanks to Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn)

The genuine stamps can be identified by a dot after "ATLANTICO" (the above forgery has no dot), and three clear white lines above "ANT" of "ATLANTICO" (only two clear white lines above "ANT" of "ATLANTICO" are present in the above forgery).

Another forgery?:

Forgery!
(Reduced size)

 

1901 Arms, 'REPUBLICA DOMINICANA' on top

  1/2 c red and violet
  1/2 c orange and black (1905)
  1/2 c green and black (1906)
  1 c olive and violet
  1 c blue and black (1905)
  1 c red and black (1906)
  2 c green and violet
  2 c lilac and black (1905)
  2 c brown and black (1906)
  5 c brown and violet
  5 c red and black (1905)
  5 c blue and black (1906)
  10 c orange and violet
  10 c green and black (1905)
  10 c lilac and black (1906)
  20 c lilac and violet
  20 c olive and black (1905)
  20 c green and black (1906)
  50 c black and violet
  50 c brown and black (1905)
  1 P brown and violet
  1 P grey and black (1905)
  1 P violet and black (1906)

Surcharged
  '2 dos cts' on 50 c black and violet
  '2 dos cts' on 1 P brown and violet
  5 c on 50 c black and violet
  5 c on 1 P brown and violet
  10 c on 50 c black and violet
  10 c on 1 P brown and violet

1902 Foundation of the city of S.Domingo, various designs

(Sorry, no pictures available yet)

  1 c green and black
  2 c red and black
  5 c blue and black
  10 c orange and black
  12 c violet and black
  20 c red and black
  50 c brown and black

1904 Official stamps, overprinted with '16 de Agosto 1904'

(Sorry, no pictures available yet)

  1 c on 20 c yellow and black
  2 c red and black
  5 c blue and black
  10 c green and black

1904 Postage due stamps, overprinted with 'REPUBLICA DOMINICANA CORREOS'

  1 c on 2 c olive (overprint red or black)
  1 c on 4 c olive (overprint red)
  2 c olive (overprint red)

1906 Postage due stamps overprinted with 'REPUBLICA DOMINICANA'

  1 c on 4 c olive (overprint red)
  1 c on 10 c olive
  2 c on 5 c olive

1911 Official stamp overprinted 'HABILITADO'

  2 c red and black

1911 New arms type, 'REPUBLICA DOMINICANA' curved in the lower part below the arms

  1/2 c orange and black
  1 c green and black
  2 c red and black
  5 c green and black
  10 c lilac and black
  20 c green and black
  50 c brown and black
  1 P violet and black

In 1922/1930 similar stamps were issued (also in 1 colour).

1914 100th birthday of Juan Pablo Duartes, background in blue, white and red

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

1915 Official stamps overprinted 'Habilitado 1915'

  'MEDIO CENTAVO' (violet overprint) on 20 c yellow
  1 c green (red overprint)
  2 c red (red overprint)
  5 c blue (red overprint)
  10 c green (red overprint)
  20 c yellow (red overprint)

1915 Similar to arms type of 1911 overprinted with year

Overprinted '1915' in red
  1/2 c lilac and black
  1 c brown and black
  2 c green and black
  5 c red and black
  10 c blue and black
  20 c red and black
  50 c green and black
  1 P orange and black

Overprinted '1916' in red
  1/2 c lilac and black
  1 c green and black

Overprinted '1917' in red


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 c lilac and black
  1 c green and black
  2 c green and black
  5 c red and black
  10 c blue and black
  20 c red and black
  50 c green and black

Overprinted '1921'
  1 c green and black
  2 c green and black

Official stamps

1902 Inscription 'Franqueo Oficial', castle of St. Domingo

(Sorry, no pictures available yet)

  1 c green and black (1911)
  2 c red and black
  5 c blue and black
  10 c green and black
  20 c yellow and black

Postage due stamps

1901 Number in ellipse, 'T' in four corners, no country name indicated

  1 c olive (1924)
  2 c olive
  4 c olive
  5 c olive
  10 c olive

For the specialist: two colours exist of the values 2 c, 4 c, 5 c and 10 c: a bronish olive was issued in 1904 and a greenish olive was issued in 1913.


Postcards, envelopes etc.

Design as postage stamps of 1880

20 c brown
(At least the following other values exist: 3 c blue, 30 c red)


Telegraph stamps

1887 Inscription 'Cie DES TELEGRAPHES REPUBLIQUE DOMINICAINE'

The following other values of the above stamp exist: 25 c green, 50 c yellow, 1 P brown, 5 P blue and 10 P red.

1920 Inscription 'REPUBLICA DOMINICANA TELEGRAFOS Y RADIOGRAFOS'

The above stamp exists in the following values: 1 c green and blue, 5 c blue, 10 c green, 25 c brown, 35 c red, 50 c violet, 1 $ green, 2 $ blue and 5 $ orange.


Bogus issues

There exist some bogus issues of 1866 prepared by J.M Chute (and probably S. Allan Taylor) of Boston USA; they have the arms of the Dominican Republic in an ellipse with the word 'CORREOS' above it and the value (I have only seen 'DOS REALES') below it. There is no country name indicated. I have seen the following values: 2 r blue, 2 r brown, 2 r red, 2 r green and 2 r orange (all cancelled).


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