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EL SALVADOR 1897-1920

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Note on the stamps of El Salvador from 1890 to 1899: The printer of the stamps (Seebeck) kept the printing plates of the stamps issued during this period. He issued numerous 'reprints' after the stamps were obsolete. These reprints are known as Seebeck issues.

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1897 President Gutierrez, inscription 'CERTIFICADO', registration stamp

10 c red

  10 c red

 

1897 Number, inscription 'Aviso de Recepcion'

(Sorry, no picture available yet)

  5 c green

 

1897 Arms, inscription 'Republica Mayor de Centroamerica Estado de El Salvador'

  1 c blue, yellow, red and green
  5 c red , yellow blue and green


(Left: genuine; right: reprint, image obtained thanks to Bill Wagner)

The genuine 1 c has the mountains outlined in blue and red. The reprint has the mountains outlined only in red.


(Left: genuine 5 c; right: reprint, images obtained from Bill Wagner)

In the genuine 5 c the ocean is composed of straight lines of blue and red (looks violet). The legend has narrow letters. In the reprint of the 5 c the ocean is composed of curved lines, in blue only, the legend has heavier lettering (information obtained from Bill Wagner).

 

1898 Inscription '1898'

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c orange
  2 c red
  3 c green
  5 c green
  10 c blue
  12 c violet
  13 c red
  20 c blue
  24 c blue
  26 c brown
  50 c orange
  1 P yellow

Overprinted with a small wheel

  1 c orange
  2 c red
  3 c green
  5 c green
  10 c blue
  12 c violet
  13 c red
  20 c blue

Overprinted '1900' (2 types)
  1 c orange

Overprinted 'Transito Territorial'in black, violet, yellow or red
  5 c green

Surcharged and overprinted '1900'
  1 c on 10 c blue
  2 c on 12 c violet
  2 c on 13 c red
  2 c on 20 c blue
  3 c on 12 c violet
  3 c on 50 c orange
  5 c on 24 c blue
  5 c on 26 c brown 
  5 c on 1 P yellow

Surcharged and overprinted '1900' on stamps with small wheel
  2 c on 12 c violet
  3 c on 12 c violet
  5 c (vertically) on 12 c violet

Overprinted with violet 'sun' (1900)
  1 c orange
  2 c red
  3 c green
  5 c green

 

1899 Woman, inscription 'UPU 1899'

  1 c brown
  2 c green
  3 c blue
  5 c orange
  10 c brown
  12 c green
  13 c red
  24 c blue
  26 c red
  50 c red
  100 c violet

Overprinted with a small wheel

  1 c brown
  2 c green
  3 c blue
  5 c orange
  10 c brown
  12 c green
  13 c red
  24 c blue
  26 c red
  50 c red
  100 c violet

Surcharged and overprinted '1900'

  1 c on 13 c red
  2 c on 12 c green
  2 c on 13 c red
  3 c on 12 c green

Surcharged and overprinted '1900' on stamps with small wheel
  1 c on 2 c green
  1 c on 13 c red
  2 c on 12 c green
  3 c on 12 c green
  5 c on 24 c blue
  5 c on 26 c red

 

1900 As stamps of 1899 but with inscription '1900'

With overprint: large violet 'sun' 
  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c black
  5 c blue
  13 c brown
  50 c red

With overprint: small violet 'sun'
  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c black
  5 c blue
  10 c blue
  12 c green
  13 c brown
  24 c black
  26 c brown
  50 c red
  '1906' on 10 c blue

With overprint: black 'sun'

  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c black
  5 c blue
  10 c blue
  12 c green
  13 c brown
  24 c black
  26 c brown
  '1 centavo' on 2 c red
  '1 centavo' on 3 c black
  '1 centavo' on 5 c blue	
  '1905' (2 types, all in blue) on 1 c green
  '1905' (3 types, all in blue) on 2 c red
  '1905' (3 types, all in blue) on 3 c black
  '1905' (4 types, all in blue) on 5 c blue
  '1905' (blue or black) on 10 c blue
  '01905' on 1 c green
  '01905' on 2 c red
  '01905' on 5 c blue
  '01905' on 10 c blue
  '1 1 1 CENTAVO 1' on 2 c red (1905)
  '1906' (blue) and '* * 2 2' on 26 c brown
  '1906' (blue) and '* * 3 3' on 26 c brown
  '1906' on 26 c brown
  '1906' on 10 c blue

 

1900-04 Inscription 'TIMBRE DE INSTRUCCION PRIMARIA', overprinted 'REVISADO'

  1 c black (year 1900)
  1 c black (year 1903)
  1 c black (year 1904, two types, large and small 'C')

 

1902 Statue

  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c orange
  5 c blue
  10 c lilac
  12 c grey
  13 c brown
  24 c red
  26 c brown
  50 c yellow
  100 c blue

Surcharged
  'UN CENTAVO' on 2 c red (1905)
  '1906 1 centavo' on 2 c red (1906)
  1 c on 13 c brown  (1905)
  '1 1 1 CENTAVO 1' on 2 c red (1905)
  '1 1 1 CENTAVO 1' on 10 c lilac (1905)
  '1 1 1 CENTAVO 1' on 12 c grey (1905)
  '1 1 1 CENTAVO 1' on 13 c brown (1905)
  '3 3 * *' on 13 c brown (1905)
  '5 CENTAVOS' (red or black) on 12 c grey (1905)
  '5 5' (red) on 12 c grey (1905)
  '5 5 5 5' (black, red, or blue, 2 types) on 12 c grey (1905)
  6 c on 2 c red (1905)
  '6 6 6 6' on 5 c blue (1905)
  '6 6' on 12 c grey (1905)
  6 c (black or red) on 12 c grey (1905)
  6 c on 13 c brown (1905)

 

1906 Man facing the right

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c green and black
  2 c red and black
  3 c yellow and black
  5 c blue and black
  6 c red and black
  10 c violet and black
  12 c violet and black 
  13 c brown and black
  24 c red and black
  26 c brown and black
  50 c yellow and black
  100 c blue and black

With overprint of a 'sun'
  1 c green and black
  2 c red and black
  3 c yellow and black

With overprint of a 'sun' and surcharged

  1 c on 5 c blue and black
  1 c on 6 c red and black
  2 c on 6 c red and black
  10 c on 6 c red and black


(Left: genuine, right: forgery, images obtained thanks to Bill Wagner)

El Salvador : 1907 controls on the Escalon issue. The forgery has a rope coming from the eye of the anchor ; in the genuine one, the rope begins from behind it (Information obtained thanks to Bill Wagner).

 

1907 Parliament(?) house, overprinted with a 'sun'

  1 c green and black
  2 c red and black
  3 c yellow and black
  5 c blue and black
  6 c red and black (sun in black or red)
  10 c violet and black
  12 c violet and black 
  13 c brown and black
  24 c red and black
  26 c brown and black
  50 c yellow and black
  100 c blue and black

Many of these stamps exist without 'sun', with double 'sun' overprint, or inverted 'sun'.

Surcharged
  'UN CENTAVO *' on 2 c red and black (1908)
  'UN CENTAVO' (black or red) on 2 c red and black
  '1821 15 septiembre 1909' (red) on 1 c green and black
  '2 CENTAVOS 1909' on 13 c brown and black
  '3 CENTAVOS 1909' on 26 c brown and black
One colour (1911), without 'sun' overprint
  1 c red
  2 c brown
  13 c green
  24 c yellow
  50 c brown

One colour, no 'sun', colours changed and overprinted 'S' (1915)
  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  6 c blue
  10 c yellow
  12 c brown 
  50 c violet
  100 c brown

One colour, no 'sun', colours changed and overprinted '1915'

  1 c green
  2 c red
  5 c blue
  6 c blue
  10 c yellow
  12 c brown 
  50 c violet
  100 c brown

 

1910 Famous man, facing the right

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

  1 c grey and black
  2 c green and black
  3 c yellow and black
  4 c red and black
  5 c violet and black
  6 c red and black
  10 c lilac and black
  12 c blue and black
  17 c green and black
  19 c red and black
  29 c brown and black
  50 c yellow and black
  100 c blue and black

 

1911 Commemoration of the revolt of 1811, famous men and statue in a star

  5 c blue and brown (famous man)
  6 c orange and brown (famous man)
  12 c violet and brown (statue)

 

1912 Various designs

  1 c blue and black
  2 c brown and black 
  5 c red and black (Francisco Monazan)
  6 c green and black (Rafael Campo)
  12 c green and black (Trinidad Cabanas)
  17 c violet and grey (statue)
  19 c red and grey  (statue)
  29 c orange and grey (building)
  50 c blue and grey (hospital)
  1 C black and grey (arms of El Salvador)

 

1914 Large sized stamps

  10 c orange and brown
  25 c violet and brown

 

Sorry, the issues of 1916-1920 are not yet implemented.

 


Envelopes

Examples:

Envelope of 1894


Fiscal stamps

Examples:


(Reduced sizes)

In the above design (inscription '1899') I have seen:
Without overprint: 1 c black
With '1901' overprint: 1 c black, 10 c orange, 25 c blue,
With '1902' overprint: 50 c green
With '1903' overprint: 50 c green.

In the above design (inscription '1904') I have seen:
1 c black on grey ('Timbre para operaciones y documentos diversos')
1 c black on yellow, 50 c black on yellow ('Timbre para cobro de premios y de seguros')
5 c black on blue, 25 c black on blue ('Timbre para cancelacion de contratos')
5 c black on lilac, 1 P green on lilac, 5 P blue on lilac ('Timbre para venta de mercaderias extranjeras')
5 c black on yellow ('Timbre para venta de aguardiente del pais')

 


Telegraph stamps

1882 Inscription 'TELEGRAFOS DEL SALVADOR'


(Reduced size)

Exist in the values 1 r green, 2 r violet and 4 r red.

For postage stamps with overprint 'CONTRASELLO' in a circle, used as telegraph stamps, see under postage stamps.

In 1896 some large telegraph stamps with inscription 'TIMBRES PARA TELEGRAMAS' with arms were issued. The following values exist: 1 c red, 5 c green (two types), 10 c black on red, 10 c grey (2 types), 1 P blue and 10 p brown.


Parcel stamps

Some parcel stamps were issued in 1896. They have the inscription 'FAROOS POSTALES' and a picture of Mercury in the center. The values 5 c orange, 10 c blue, 15 c red, 20 c orange and 50 c green exist. Sorry, no picture available yet.


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