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1879 Quetzal bird

Value in Reales

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1/4 r brown and green
  1 r black and green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/4 r****** 
1 r****** 
Surcharged

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  '1 centavo' on 1/4 r brown and green
  '10 centavos' on 1 r black and green

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 on 1/4 r****** 
10 c on 1 r****** 
Value in Centavos (1882)

1 c black and greenImage obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 5 c red and green

  1 c black and green
  2 c brown and green
  5 c red and green
  10 c grey and green
  20 c yellow and green

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 c*Exists with inverted center: RRR
5 c**Exists with inverted center: RRR
10 c** 
20 c**Exists with inverted center: RRR

 

1886 Railway stamps (Ferrocarril Al Norte) overprinted 'Correos Nacionales Guatemala' (all the overprints have a slightly different design)

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 75 c red 100 c red 150 c red

  25 c red
  50 c red
  75 c red
  100 c red
  150 c red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 c** 
50 c** 
75 c** 
100 c** 
150 c** 

Various errors exist in the overprints.

 

1886 Quetzal bird, new design, only one color

1 c blue 2 c brown 2 c red Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 6 c green Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c blue
  1 c green (1900)
  2 c brown
  2 c red (1900)
  5 c violet
  5 c blue (1900)
  6 c lilac (1887)
  6 c green (1900)
  10 c red
  10 c brown (1900)
  20 c green
  20 c violet (1900)
  20 c brown (1902)
  25 c orange
  25 c yellow (1900)
  25 c green (1902)
  50 c green
  75 c red
  100 c brown
  150 c blue
  200 c yellow

The first stamps issued in 1886 are lithographed, the later ones are engraved. All the stamps have perforation 12.

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 blue *cLithographed: ***
1 c greencc 
2 c brown*cLithographed: R
2 c redcc 
5 c violet*cTwo types: small or larger '5'. Lithographed: **
5 c blue**Only one type: large '5'
6 c lilac**c 
6 c green*c 
10 c red**Lithographed: **
10 c brown** 
20 c green*****Lithographed: **
20 c violet**** 
20 c brown**** 
25 c orange***** 
25 c yellow****Lithographed: ***
25 c green**** 
50 c ******Only issued lithographed
75 c******Only issued lithographed
100 c******Only issued lithographed
150 c******Only issued lithographed
200 cR***Only issued lithographed

Surcharged
1886:

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  'PROVISIONAL 1886. 1 UN CENTAVO' on 2 c brown

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 on 2 c**Lithographed, exists with inverted overprint and other errors
1894:

'1894 1 CENTAVO' on 2 c brown

  '1894 1 CENTAVO' on 2 c brown
  '1894 2 CENTAVOS' (blue) on 100 c brown
  '1894 6 CENTAVOS' (red) on 150 c blue
  '1894 10 CENTAVOS' (blue) on 75 c red
  '1894 10 CENTAVOS' (blue) on 200 c yellow

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 on 2 c ** 
2 c on 100 c**** 
6 c on 150 c**** 
10 c on 75 c****** 
10 c on 200 c***** 
1895:

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  '1895 1 CENTAVO' (red, 1895 in top) on 5 c violet
  '1 CENTAVO 1895' (red, 1895 at the bottom) on 5 c violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
'1895 1 CENTAVO' on 5 c**Inverted overprints exist: ***
'1 CENTAVO 1895' on 5 c *cTwo types of overprint,
inverted overprints exist: R
1898:

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom With inverted surcharge

  '1898 1 centavo' (red) on 5 c violet
  '1898 1 centavo' on 25 c orange
  '1898 1 centavo' (red) on 50 c green
  '1898 1 centavo' on 75 c red
  '1898 6 centavos' (red) on 5 c violet
  '1898 6 centavos' (overprint black) on 10 c red
  '1898 6 centavos' (overprint black) on 20 c green  '
  '1898 6 centavos' on 100 c brown
  '1898 6 centavos' (overprint red) on 150 c blue
  '1898 6 centavos' on 200 c yellow
  '1898 10 centavos' (overprint red) on 20 c green

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 on 5 c** 
1 c on 25 c** 
1 c on 50 c**Exists with inverted overprint: R
1 c on 75 c** 
6 c on 5 c**Exists with inverted overprint: ***
6 c on 10 c**Exists with inverted overprint: ***
6 c on 20 c******Exists with inverted overprint: ***
6 c on 100 c****** 
6 c on 150 c****** 
6 c on 200 c ******Exists with inverted overprint:R
10 c on 20 c****** 
1899:
  'Un 1 Centavo 1899' (red) on 5 c violet

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 on 5 c**Exists with inverted overprint: ***
1900:

1 c on 10 c red (Star like cancellation)

  '1900 1 CENTAVO' on 10 c red

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 on 10 cccExists with inverted overprint: ***
1901:
  'UN 1 CENTAVO 1901'on 25 c orange
  '1901 1 CENTAVO' on 20 c green
  '1902 2 CENTAVOS' on 20 c green

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 on 25 c** 
1 c on 20 c**Exists with inverted overprint: ***
2 c on 20 c**** 
1903:
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' on 1 c green
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' on 2 c red
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' on 6 c green
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' on 10 c brown
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' on 75 c red
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' (overprint red) on 150 c blue
  '1903 25 CENTAVOS' on 200 c yellow

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 c on 1 c**Exists with inverted overprint: R
25 c on 2 c** 
25 c on 6 c**Exists with inverted overprint: R
25 c on 10 c**** 
25 c on 75 c****** 
25 c on 150 cR*** 
25 c on 200 c ****** 
Bogus (!) provisional overprints of 1898

6 c on 2 c brown (black overprint)

  '1898 6 centavos' (overprint red or black) on 2 c brown
  '1898 6 centavos' (overprint red) on 10 c red
  '1898 6 centavos' (overprint red) on 20 c green
  '1898 10 centavos' (overprint black) on 20 c green

I've been told that the next overprint is forged, I have no further information:

Some mute cancels on this issue:

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 1 c blue Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom 1 c on 10 c red (Star like cancellation) '1894 1 CENTAVO' on 2 c brown

 

1894 Provisional issue, inscription '1894 Rpbca de Guata'


(Reduced size)

"violet star" cancellation
(Special cancellation or fiscal cancellation?)

  1 c red
  5 c lilac
  10 c yellow

These stamps are actually fiscal stamps.

 

Guatemala 1897-1920


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