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1870 Inscription 'EE. UU. DE C. E. S. DEL T. correos des Estado'

1870: 5 c black

  5 c black
  10 c black

There are 20 types of the 5 c and 4 types of the 10 c. The 5 c exists on white, yellow and grey paper. The 10 c on white or blue 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
5 cRR 
10 cRR 

I've been told that the next stamps are 'official imitations':

 

1871 Arms, condor on white background, different designs

  5 c brown
  10 c blue
  50 c green
  1 P red on red
  5 P yellow (bogus issue?)
  5 P red (bogus issue?)
  5 P brown (bogus issue?)

If anybody possesses a picture of a 5 P stamp (similar in design to the 5 c), please contact me!

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 c **Reprint: *
10 c******Reprint: *
50 c******Reprint: **
1 P ******Reprint: *
5 P yellow?? 
5 P red?? 
5 P brown?? 

Reprints exist of the 10 c, 50 c and 1 P values (made in 1881) on bluish paper instead of white paper (information obtained from 'An illustrated catalog of all known reprints of officially issued postage stamps and postal stationery, 1840 to 1892' by Kalckhoff, Hilckes and Evans). Traces of the defacing lines can be seen in the design of these reprints. Other sources say that the 5 c was also reprinted. The reprinted 5 c have two '*', the originals have two circles.

Reprint?
(Reprint of the 5 c)

 

1878 Arms, various designs

  5 c brown
  5 c orange (1883)
  10 c blue
  10 c red (1883)
  50 c green
  1 P red

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 c brown ** 
5 c orange** 
10 c blue** 
10 c red** 
50 c** 
1 P**** 

Forgery, example:


(5 c green, wrong colour!)

1883 Arms

  20 c violet

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 c ** 

 

1884 Arms in circle

1884 1 P yellow

  1 c grey
  2 c red
  2 1/2 cbrown
  5 c brown
  10 c blue
  20 c yellow
  25 c black
  50 c green
  1 P red
  2 P lilac
  5 P yellow
  10 P red

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c cc 
2 cccMisprint 2 c blue: R
2 1/2 ccc 
5 c** 
10 c** 
20 c**** 
25 c**** 
50 c** 
1 P*** 
2 P**** 
5 P ****Misprint 5 P red: R
10 P****** 

 

1886 Arms in an ellipse, perforated

1887: 10 c blue 1887: 1 P red 1887: 2 P violet 1884: 5 P yellow
(reduced sizes)

???

  1 c lilac
  2 c lilac
  2 1/2 c red
  5 c brown
  10 c blue
  20 c yellow
  25 c black
  50 c green
  1 P red
  2 p violet
  5 p yellow
  10 p red

Two types exist, with bottom part of arms touching the circle below and not touching it.

 

1887 Arms in horseshoe, perforated

1888 1 P red

  1 c blue on red (1895)
  2 c green on green (1895)
  5 c red
  10 c green
  20 c blue on yellow (1895)
  50 c blue
  1 P brown

Usually these stamps are perforated, but imperforate stamp also exist.

 

1904 Arms, value in center below and in left and right upper part, perforated or imperforate

  4 c black on green
  10 c blue
  20 c orange
  50 c black on red
  50 c black on grey
  1 P brown
  2 P grey
  5 P red
  10 P black on green
  10 P black on bluish grey

 

Senf made forgeries of some postal stationery of Tolima (inscription 'CERTIFICACION CON CONTENIDO':


(Senf forgery)

At the bottom the inscription 'KUNST BEILAGE ZU SENF'S "ILLUSTRIRTEM BRIEFMARKEN-JOURNAL" No13. 1888'. Senf also made a forgery of the three-coloured 10 cents value postal stationery of Tolima (the forgery has inscription 'FACSIMILE' twice in the 'Remite' section at the bottom.


(Cut from a postal stationery?)


Bogus issues

A 5 P in the design of the 5 c 1871 issue is a bogus stamp (the design is in negative with respect to the 5 c).

Some stamps with an 'A' in a star are also bogus, 5 different colours seem to exist.

If anybody has pictures of these bogus stamps, please contact me!


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