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SPAIN QUEEN ISABELLA, 1850-1859

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1850 Queen Isabella II, inscription 'CORREOS FRANCO 1850'

1 c black Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Genuin, image obtained from http://rbpuzzles.tripod.com/SPC/compare/2_f1c.html Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com genuine

  6 Cs black
  12 Cs lilac
  5 Rs red
  6 Rs blue
  10 Rs green

For cancels on first issues of Spain click here.

All these stamps are quite rare (except the 6 c, being the more or less common). For forgeries of the 1850 issue click here.

For the specialist: these stamps exist printed on thick and thin paper.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
6 cRR*** 
12 cRRRRR 
5 rRRRRR 
6 rRRRRRR 
10 rRRRRRR 

 

1851 Queen Isabella II, inscription 'CORREOS FRANCO 1851'

6 Cs black 12 c lilac 12 c lilac 2 Rs red Could be a forgery 6 Rs blue Certified genuine 10 r green

  6 Cs black
  12 Cs lilac
  2 Rs red
  5 Rs red
  6 Rs blue
  10 Rs green

The 6 Cs is the most common stamp. All other are quite rare to very rare (the 2 Rs red is very rare). An extremely rare misprint exists: 2 Rs in the colour blue instead of red (only 3 copies known to exist). For forgeries of the 1851 issue click here (by the way, I'm not sure that all the above stamps are genuine).

For the specialist: the 6 Cs is printed on thick or thin paper. A 2 Rs in the colour blue seems to exist, but is a proof and not a misprint.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
6 cRR** 
12 cRRRRR 
2 rRRRRRR 
5 rRRRRR 
6 rRRRRRR 
10 rRRRRRR 

 

1852 Queen Isabella II, inscription 'CORREOS 1852' and 'FRANCO' or 'CERTdo'

6 Cs red 12 cs lilac Image obtained from http://www.graus.com 5 R green 6 Rs blue 6 R blue, I have my doubts about this stamp

  6 Cs red
  12 Cs lilac
  2 Rs red
  5 Rs green
  6 Rs blue

These stamps exist without dot behind 'CORREOS'. The 6 Cs is quite common, the 2 Rs is very rare. In the line below the value, slightly to the right there is a small break.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
6 cRR* 
12 cRRRRR 
2 rRRRRRR 
5 rRRRRR 
6 rRRRRRR 

For forgeries of these stamps click here.

 

1853 Queen Isabella II, inscription '1853'

Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com Genuine 5 Rs green Image reproduced with permission from: http://www.sandafayre.com


(Reduced size)
  6 Cs red
  12 Cs purple
  2 Rs red
  5 Rs green
  6 Rs blue

These stamps with inscription 'CORREOS 1854 Y 55' were issued for the Philippines.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
6 cRR* 
12 cRRRRR 
2 rRRRRRR 
5 rRRRRR 
6 rRRRRRR 

Very oily cancel:


(Very oily cancel, reduced size)

For forgeries of these stamps click here.

For the 1853 Madrid local issue and the 1854 arms issue click here.

 

1855 Queen Isabella II, Inscription 'CORREOS'

2 c green 2 Cs green 2 Cs green 1 Real blue 2 R lilac

  2 Cuartos green
  4 Cuartos red
  1 Rl blue
  2 Rs lilac

For the specialist: these stamps were first issued in 1855 on bluish paper with watermark 'loops'. Then in 1856 this watermark was changed to 'crossing lines' printed on a greyish tinted paper. Finally in 1856 these stamps were issued on unwatermarked white paper. The 4 Cs and the 2 Rs are the most common stamps of this serie.

Some printing errors occur in these stamps, missing dots behind 'CUARTOS' or 'CORREOS' or inscriptions 'CORRFOS', 'CORRLOS', 'CORRIOS', CORRECS', 'C ARTOS' and 'PEALES' (I have never seen any of these misprints myself).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Loops'
2 cRRR 
4 cRR* 
1 rRR*** 
2 rRR*** 
Watermark 'Crossing lines'
2 c RRRRR 
4 c** 
1 rRRRRR 
2 rR*** 
No Watermark
2 cRR*** 
4 c** 
12 cRRR--Non issued (see comment)
1 r****** 
2 r****** 

For forgeries of these stamps click here.

Typical cancels:

4 Cs red Remainders, cancelled with bars and sold to stamp dealers

A 12 c orange was prepared (with no watermark), but never put into use, here an image of this stamp with bar cancellation (to be sold to stamp dealers), and a forgery of this stamp:

12 c orange, never put into use Forgery of this unissued stamp!

For issues in similar types, see Spanish Antilles and Philippines.

For issues of Spain from 1860 to 1865 with Queen Isabella click here.


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