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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Unlisted Costa Rica?

 

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Terry
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12 Sep 2023
01:01:00pm
I recently purchased a small lot of Costa Rica airmail stamps and discovered a couple which I cannot seem to identify. I know there are several members here who specialize in stamps of South/Central America. So, perhaps they can offer their opinions on what these stamps could be.

The 40c green telegraph stamp with overprint for airpost usage is listed as Scott #C14; Michel #160. However, I cannot seem to locate a listing for the 10c brown or the 50c blue with this same overprint in any catalog.


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12 Sep 2023
02:32:46pm
re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

Hi Terry:

The top stamp is the official overprint.

The bottom two stamps are two of several that were printed with defaced plates (note the damaged AEREO) for the collector market. They are un-official overprints and therefore, not listed in catalogues, except: The Costa Rica Postal Catalogue by Hector R. Mena. (c)2018 The Society for Costa Rica Collectors.

I hope this helps!

David Giles
President, The Society for Costa Rica Collectors
Ottawa, Ont. Canada
www.socorico.org

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Terry
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12 Sep 2023
05:09:57pm
re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

David... Thank you very much for the information. Always great to be able to tap into the expert knowledge of the many members here. Now I can find a place for them in my airmail collection. Cheers.

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12 Sep 2023
07:06:14pm
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Terry:

Certainly a lovely find!

Always happy to help.

David

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Terry
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14 Sep 2023
02:00:08pm
re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

So.... with David's very helpful explanation, My airmail collection has a new addition. Thanks again!

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14 Sep 2023
03:07:01pm
re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

Terry:

That page looks beautiful.

Absolutely wonderful.

David

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Warrehouse

30 Jan 2024
08:35:19pm
re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

The original design shown was issued in 1907 in 8 values, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, 1 Colon, 2 Colon, 5 Colon & 10 Colon with perf 14 or 14x11.

In 1927 were reissued perf 12.5 in values 5c, 10c, 40c, 50c, 1 Colon & 2 Colon. This is the issue that was overprinted for use as air mail stamps from 1930-32 in the values 10c, 40c, 50c & 1 Colon and reissued once more and used from 1945-46. The broken plate variety may be from the later reissue!

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Terry

12 Sep 2023
01:01:00pm

I recently purchased a small lot of Costa Rica airmail stamps and discovered a couple which I cannot seem to identify. I know there are several members here who specialize in stamps of South/Central America. So, perhaps they can offer their opinions on what these stamps could be.

The 40c green telegraph stamp with overprint for airpost usage is listed as Scott #C14; Michel #160. However, I cannot seem to locate a listing for the 10c brown or the 50c blue with this same overprint in any catalog.


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12 Sep 2023
02:32:46pm

re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

Hi Terry:

The top stamp is the official overprint.

The bottom two stamps are two of several that were printed with defaced plates (note the damaged AEREO) for the collector market. They are un-official overprints and therefore, not listed in catalogues, except: The Costa Rica Postal Catalogue by Hector R. Mena. (c)2018 The Society for Costa Rica Collectors.

I hope this helps!

David Giles
President, The Society for Costa Rica Collectors
Ottawa, Ont. Canada
www.socorico.org

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Terry

12 Sep 2023
05:09:57pm

re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

David... Thank you very much for the information. Always great to be able to tap into the expert knowledge of the many members here. Now I can find a place for them in my airmail collection. Cheers.

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12 Sep 2023
07:06:14pm

re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

Terry:

Certainly a lovely find!

Always happy to help.

David

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14 Sep 2023
02:00:08pm

re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

So.... with David's very helpful explanation, My airmail collection has a new addition. Thanks again!

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14 Sep 2023
03:07:01pm

re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

Terry:

That page looks beautiful.

Absolutely wonderful.

David

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Warrehouse

30 Jan 2024
08:35:19pm

re: Unlisted Costa Rica?

The original design shown was issued in 1907 in 8 values, 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, 1 Colon, 2 Colon, 5 Colon & 10 Colon with perf 14 or 14x11.

In 1927 were reissued perf 12.5 in values 5c, 10c, 40c, 50c, 1 Colon & 2 Colon. This is the issue that was overprinted for use as air mail stamps from 1930-32 in the values 10c, 40c, 50c & 1 Colon and reissued once more and used from 1945-46. The broken plate variety may be from the later reissue!

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