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1 c green 2 c red 5 c blue 10 c lilac 25 c orange
Value of the stamps
vc = very common c = common * = not so common ** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon R = rare RR = very rare RRR = extremely rare
(Reduced sizes, forgeries with cancels)
In the genuine stamps, the horizontal and vertical lines with ornaments don't touch each other in the corners. Also the diagonal corner element does not touch the horizontal or vertical lines with ornaments.
These stamps were made whenever they were needed on the spot.
This overprint is actually more a cancel, since it was applied by a post official when the letters were brought in.
The following stamps are bogus stamps:
Album Weeds says there are at least the following values 5 c black on yellow, green, blue and brown. There even exist forgeries of this bogus issue! I don't know which of the above stamp is a forgery or the original bogus issue, the 'originals' are perforated 12, the forgeries are irregularly pin perforated. I've seen a green 5 c forgery with a Spanish Arana cancel.
1/4 r black 1/2 r green 1 r blue 2 r red
I have seen these cut squares perforated (the 1/4 r and the 2 r), bogus issues?
2 c brown on yellow
Without 'UPU' in horn 5 c blue 10 c red Overprinted 'CORREOS NACIONALES' 'DOS CENTAVOS' on 5 c blue 'SEIS CENTAVOS' (red) on 5 c blue 'SEIS CENTAVOS' and arms on 5 c blue
3 c blue
3 c red
1 c brown
Some postage stamps of 1897 were overprinted 'Telegrafos' in 1898:
The following stamps exist overprinte in this way:
2 c black on grey (black or red overprint) 6 c black on orange (black or red overprint) 10 c black on blue (black or red overprint) 25 c on 12 c black on red (also exists with inverted overprint) 25 c on 18 c black on grey (red overprint) 25 c on 75 c black on grey 25 c on 150 c black on red (red overprint) 50 c black on brown (black or red overprint) 100 c black on green (black or red overprint)
Value of these stamps c to ***.
(I have seen several forgeries with the 'Telegrafos' overprint removed pretending to be postage stamps, the above forgery is such a stamp, the 75 c is much more valuable as a postage stamp!)
In 1919 a special Telegraph stamp was issued:
(Fiscal stamp of 1919, 'TELEGRAFOS NACIONALES TIMBRE DE RECONSTRUCCION')
In 1868 some fiscal stamps with inscription 'TIMBRE DE GUATEMALA' similar to the postage stamps of 1871 were issued (7 values, sorry no pictures available yet).
The following values were issued: 1 (UN) c black, 5 (CINCO) c red, 10 (DIEZ) violet, 20 (Veinte) c violet, 1 (UN) P green, 5 (CINCO) P blue and 10 (DIEZ) P yellow.
Similar fiscal stamps with inscription '1883-84' were issued in 1883: 1 c black, 5 c red, 10 c violet, 20 c violet, 1 P green, 5 P blue and 10 P olive.
In 1885 the design was again changed with inscription '1885-86' in the values: 1 c black, 5 c red, 10 c brown, 20 c violet, 1 P green, 5 P blue and 10 P green.
Two more values were issued in 1886 with inscription '1886-87': 5 c red and 20 c violet.
(Sorry, no picture available yet)
The following values exist: 1 c yellow, 5 c brown, 10 c green, 20 c blue and 1 P black.
(Sorry, no picture available yet)
With inscription '1889 1890' were issued the values: 1 c brown and blue, 5 c green and blue, 10 c violet and blue, 20 c red and blue, 1 P orange and blue, 5 P blue and red and 10 P violet and red.
With inscription '1891 1892' were issued the values: 1 c yellow, 5 c red, 10 c orange, 20 c blue, 1 P green, 5 P violet and 10 P brown.
The following values were issued; 1 c green, 5 c blue, 10 c grey, 20 c orange, 1 P brown, 5 P red and 10 P violet.
The following values exist: 1 c blue, 5 c brown, 10 c green, 25 c black, 50 c orange, 1 P brown, 5 P red, 10 P green, 25 P violet (larger size) and 50 P red (larger size).
These fiscal stamps exist with overprint '1901': 1 c blue (red or black overprint), 5 c brown, 50 c orange and 1 P brown. Furthermore surcharged with a value: 'VALE 5 CENTAVOS 1901' (two types) on 5 P, 5 c (blue) on 25 P, 5 c on 50 P, 10 c on 50 c, 10 c on 10 P, 10 c (blue) on 25 P, 25 c on 50 c, 25 c (red) on 1 P, 25 c on 10 P and 25 c on 50 P.
(Fiscal stamp of 1898, overprinted 'CORREOS NACIONALES')