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5 c blue 10 c green 20 c brown 40 c red
Similar stamps with inscription 'CORREOS 1870' were issued for the Spanish Antilles and 'COMUNICACIONES' for Spain. Some imperforate proofs were made on white cardboard in several colours (I have never seen these).
Segui made forgeries of these stamps (5, 10 and 40 c only? see for more details http://nigelgooding.co.uk/Spanish/Amadeo/1871.htm).
(I think these stamps are Segui forgeries)
The first 'O' of 'CORREOS' is more elliptic in these Segui forgeries. Imperforate forgeries were also made by Segui (see pictures above). The star on the crown is not 'nicely' done.
Distinghuishing characteristics for these Segui forgeries can be found on http://nigelgooding.co.uk/Spanish/Amadeo/1871.htm
12 c red 16 c blue 25 c grey 62 c violet 1 p 25 c brown
There exists a 12 c blue and 62 c red, they are probably non issued stamps or colour trials, but are sometimes referred to as errors. They exist with the following overprint 'MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR', 'MUESTRAS' (=specimen in Spanish). For more information see: http://nigelgooding.co.uk/Spanish/Amadeo/1873.htm.
A Segui forgery of the 12 centimos de peseta in blue exist. I quote the distinghuishing characteristics from this website:
Typographed on medium greyish paper. Major Characteristics: Right foot on second "R" in "CORROES" too far to the right Lack of shading between corner of eye and eyebrow Horizontal line of background touch the frame lines at left and right Face shade lines all of same width Mustache on right formed by wide white band
I have not seen this forgery myself.
The 16 c blue was forged by Sperati. A detailed description can be found ont this website: http://nigelgooding.co.uk/Spanish/Amadeo/amadeo.htm I quote from this site the distinghuishing characteristics:
There is a weakness in the backgrond caused by a broken horizontal frame line to the right of the beard and opposite the final "A" of "PESETA". In the second "R" of "CORREOS" there are three white spots in the head and one in the tail and in the "S" there are three white spots in the belly. In the "P" of "FILIPINAS" there is a white spot at the top of the loop and another where the loop joins the upright, there is a white spot in the head of the "A" and a white spot in the bottomr right of the "S" in which there are two indentations at foot. There are flaws in the lower frame line below the second "I" of "FILIPINAS", the third "I" and the "N".
I have not seen this forgery myself.
12 c lilac 25 c blue 62 c red 1 P 25 brown
2 c blue (1877) 2 c red 6 c orange (1877) 10 c blue (1877) 12 c violet 20 c brown (1877) 25 c green 0,0625 m grey (1878) 25 m black (1878) 25 m green (1879) 50 m lilac (1878) 100 m green (1879) 100 m red (1878) 125 m blue (1878) 200 m red (1878) 250 m olive (1878) Overprinted 'HABILITADO 12 Cs Pta' in a rectangle
12 c on 2 c red 12 c on 25 m black Overprinted 'CONVENIO UNIVERSAL DE CORREOS HABILITADO'
'2 c de peso' on 25 m green '8 c de peso' on 100 m red
I have been told that the above stamp is a forgery, I have no further information.
50 m olive 1 c green 2 c red 2 1/2 c brown 2 4/8 c blue 5 c grey 6 c brown 6 2/8 p green 8 c brown 10 c lilac 10 c green 12 4/8 c red 20 c olive 25 c brown Newspaper stamps, inscription 'FILIPas IMPRESOS' (1886)
1 m red 2 m blue 5 m brown 1/8 c green Telegraph stamps, inscription 'TELEGRAFOS' (1880-1888)
1 c olive 2 c red 2 4/8 c brown 5 c blue 10 c green 10 c lilac 10 c brown 20 c lilac 25 c grey 25 c olive 1 p brown 1 p red 2 p green 2 p olive 2 p red 5 p grey 5 p green 10 p red 10 p blue 10 p brown Overprinted 'HABILITADO PARA CORREOS 1897 5 CENTS' (1897) in red
5 c on 5 c grey
Other telegraph stamp:
An overprint 'HABILITADO TELEGRAMAS SUBMARINOS' (what is this?):
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