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1862 Mountains view, perforated or rouletted

2 c blue 5 c black 10 c red

 

1 c brown 2 c blue 25 c green

  1 c brown
  2 c blue
  5 c black
  10 c red
  25 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
Perforated 12
1 c c** 
2 c***On yellow paper (1862): ***
5 c****On yellow paper (1862): R
10 c**** 
25 c**** 
Rouletted
1 cc** 
2 cc*** 
5 cc*** 
10 c**** 
25 c**** 
Forgeries of these stamps:

Spiro forgery of the 1 c:

Spiro forgery

The easiest way to recognize this forgery is its cancel (a typical Spiro cancel), which was probably never used in Nicaragua. Furthermore there is a small dark object above the 'ENT' of 'CENTAVO', in this forgery it is triangular and larger than in the genuine stamps (where it is rounded). For the specialist: this forgery is lithographed while the genuine stamps are engraved.

Forgery of the 2 c:

Spiro also made a forgery of the 2 c (sorry, no picture available yet).

Forgeries of the 5 c:

Picture obtained from the forgery site of Bill Claghorn

The inscription should read 'CORREOS' at the left side, in the above forgeries this has been replaced by 'PORTE'. The above forgeries are probably made by Spiro. At least five other forgeries exist of this stamp. Another forgery:


(Image obtained from Bill Claghorn's forgery site)

Forgery of the 10 c:

In the above forgery, the letters are larger than in the genuine stamps (compare for example the shape of the 'O' of 'PORTE'). Spiro made forgeries of this stamp, I do not know if the above stamp is a Spiro forgery.

Forgery of the 25 c:


(Image obtained thanks to Bill Claghorn)

The above forgery could have been made by Spiro.

1882 Rectangular stamps with mountains in a triangle

Inscription 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSAL MAYO 1882'

  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c grey
  15 c yellow
  20 c grey
  50 c violet

1890 Train and telegraph in a shield

Inscription 'U.P.U 1890, CORREOS Y TELEGRAFOS'

20 c red

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

1891 Woman, inscription 'UPU 1891'

5 c blue 2 P green

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

1892 Columbus discovering America, inscription 'UPU 1892'

50 c violet 2 P green

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

1893 Mountains inscription 'UPU 1893'

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

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

1894 Woman, inscription 'UPU 1894'

20 c red

  1 c brown
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c black
  20 c red
  50 c violet
  1 P brown
  2 P green
  5 P red
  10 P orange
The first three stamps exist overprinted 'Mosquito Provisional'

1895 Arms of Nicaragua inscription 'UNION POSTAL UNIVERSAL 1895'

20 c red 1 P brown

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

1896-97 Map of Nicaragua

inscription 'UPU 1896'

2 c green

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

inscription 'UPU 1897'

1 c violet

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

1898 Arms of Nicaragua, inscription 'Republica Mayor de Centro America UPU 1896'

4 c brown 1 P blue

  1 c brown
  2 c black
  4 c brown
  5 c olive
  10 c violet
  15 c blue
  20 c blue
  50 c yellow
  1 P blue
  2 P brown
  5 P orange

1899 Inscription 'Correos Estado de Nicaragua UPU 1899'

5 c green 5 P blue

  1 c green
  2 c brown
  4 c red
  5 c blue
  10 c orange
  15 c brown
  20 c green
  50 c red
  1 P red
  2 P lilac
  5 P blue

For stamps of Nicaragua issued after 1899, click here.


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