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1873 Stamps of Cuba inscription 'Ultramar ano 1873' surcharged with an signature

25 c grey 1 p brown 1 P brown

  25 c grey
  50 p brown
  1 p brown

1874 Stamps of Cuba inscription 'Ultramar 1874' surcharged with an signature

25 c blue

  25 c blue

1875 Stamps of Cuba inscription 'Ultramar 1875' surcharged with an signature

25 c blue

  25 c blue
  50 c green
  1 P brown

1876 Stamps of Cuba inscription 'Ultramar 1876' surcharged with an signature

25 c grey

25 c grey 1 P black

  25 c grey
  50 c blue
  1 P black

1877-1879 King Alfonso XII

Inscription 'Pto-RICO 1877'

  5 c brown
  10 c red
  15 c green
  25 c blue
  50 c brown

Inscription 'Pto-RICO 1878'

  5 c olive
  10 c brown
  25 c green
  50 c blue
  1 p olive

Inscription 'Pto-RICO 1879'

  5 c red
  10 c brown
  15 c green
  25 c blue
  50 c green
  1 p grey

1880-1884 King Alfonso XII, new design

Inscription 'PUERTO-RICO 1880'

  1/4 c green
  1/2 c red
  1 c lilac
  2 c grey
  3 c brown
  4 c black
  5 c green
  10 c red
  15 c brown
  25 c blue
  40 c grey
  50 c brown
  1 p olive

Inscription 'PUERTO-RICO 1881'
 
  1/2 m red
  1 m violet
  2 m red
  4 m green
  6 m grey
  8 m blue
  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c brown
  5 c blue
  8 c brown
  10 c grey
  20 c olive

Inscription 'PUERTO-RICO'

40 c blue

  1/2 m red
  1 m red
  2 m lilac
  4 m grey
  6 m brown
  8 m green
  1 c green
  2 c red
  3 c yellow
  5 c blue
  8 c brown
  10 c green
  20 c grey
  40 c bleu
  80 c olive

Typical cancel:

Image obtained thanks to Christer Bergstrom

I've been told that the next imperforate stamp is a forgery, I have no further information (if anybody has more information, please contact me!):

 

1890 Alfonso XIII, 'babyface'

  1/2 m de P black
  1/2 m de P grey
  1/2 m de P brown
  1/2 m de P lilac
  1 m de P green
  1 m de P black
  1 m de P blue
  1 m de P brown
  2 m de P green
  2 m de P red
  2 m de P black
  2 m de P orange
  4 m de P green
  4 m de P blue
  4 m de P brown
  6 m de P brown
  6 m de P red
  8 m de P olive
  8 m de P green
  1 c de P brown
  1 c de P green
  1 c de P red
  2 c de P brown
  2 c de P violet
  3 c de P blue
  3 c de P orange
  3 c de P green
  4 c de P blue
  5 c de P brown
  5 c de P green
  5 c de P blue
  6 c de P orange
  6 c de P violet
  8 c de P blue
  8 c de P brown
  8 c de P black
  8 c de P red
  10 c de P red
  20 c de P red
  20 c de P violet
  20 c de P green
  40 c de P orange
  40 c de P blue
  40 c de P red
  80 c de P green
  80 c de P orange
  80 c de P black

80 c black

Overprinted 'Habilitado PARA 1898 y 99.'
  1/2 m de P black
  1 m de P brown
  2 m de P green
  4 m de P green
  1 c de P red
  2 c de P brown
  3 c de P blue
  3 c de P brown
  4 c de P brown
  4 c de P blue
  5 c de P green
  5 c de P bleu
  6 c de P violet
  8 c de P red
  20 c de P green
  40 c de P red
  80 c de P black

War stamps: overprinted 'IMPUESTO DE GUERRA.' (1898)
  1 c brown
  2 c brown (overprinted in violet)
  5 c green (overprinted in violet)
  '2 ctvs' on 2 m orange (overprinted in green)
  '2 ctvs' on 5 c green (overprinted in red)
  '3 ctvs' on 10 c red (overprinted in green)
  '4 ctvs' on 20 c red
  '5 ctvs' on 1/2 m brown (overprinted in red or violet)
  '5 ctvs' on 1 m brown (overprinted in green)
  '5 ctvs' on 1 m violet (overprinted in red)
  '5 ctvs' on 1 m blue (overprinted in red)
  '5 ctvs' on 5 c green (overprinted in red)

1893 Columbus issue, discovery of America


(reduced size)

Inscription '19 novembre 1493-1893 Puerto-Rico 3 Centavos de Peso'
  3 c green

1898 King Alphonso XIII, inscription 'Pto RICO - 1898 y 99'

1 m brown 5 m brown 3 c brown 20 c red 2 P blue

  1 m brown
  2 m brown
  3 m brown
  4 m brown
  5 m brown
  1 c black
  2 c green
  3 c brown
  4 c orange
  5 c red
  6 c blue
  8 c brown
  10 c red
  15 c green
  20 c red
  40 c violet
  60 c black
  80 c brown
  1 p green
  2 p blue

Bogus overprints, example:


(reduced size, overprint 'Habilitado 4 ctvs.' in violet on 5 m)

Forged imperforate stamps:


(Forgeries)


(Left crude forgery, right genuine 60 c stamp)

Fournier also made forgeries of these stamps. I have seen them uncancelled, imperforate and with cancels 'PLAYA DE MAYAGUEZ 10 NOV.98 (PTE RICO)' and 'SAN GERMAN 10 OCT.98 (PTO RICO)'. If anybody has a picture of a Fournier forgery, please contact me!

 

Other bogus overprints on earlier issues:


(overprint '1898 PROVISIONAL 1899')

These bogus overprints are discussed in Album Weeds. The overprints are '1898 PROVISIONAL 1899', 'HABILITADO 17 OCTOBRE 1898' on the babyface issue and 'Habilitado 4 ctvs' on the 1898 issue.

 


COAMA Local Issue


(Reduced sizes)


(Genuine stamp)

A provisional stamp with inscription 'CORREOS 5 CTS. COAMA' was issued in 1898 in Porto Rico in the color black. There are four types of this stamp (10 subtypes; as much stamps as there are in one sheet). Most (all?) stamps have a violet handstamped control mark 'F.Santiago'.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 cRRRRRRabout 500 stamps issued


(Probably a forgery)


Cancels

I've been told that this cancel is from Puerto Rico, it could be a forged cancel:


Fiscal Stamps

Examples, revenue stamps with inscription 'RECIBOS Y CUENTAS PUERTO-RICO' with red 'US' overprint:


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