Incredible cover from San José to Kenya in 1926

Cover from San José to Kenya. During 1924 there was a change in the postage rates and therefore the need for new stamps arose. Registration for non-UPAE countries was one of the rates that was affected. It went from 20 céntimos to 25 céntimos, converting the total amount of postage + registration from 40 céntimos … Read more Incredible cover from San José to Kenya in 1926

Canalías postal card – uprated with coffee promotion stamps 1922

Every single Canalías postal card is difficult to find unused and even more difficult used. What’s the origin of the Canalias postal cards? According to Enrique Bialikamien’s book “Tarjetas postales de 1923”, in 1920 printers María v. de Lines and Antonio Canalías ordered several postal cards with different designs to a german printer. During 1921 … Read more Canalías postal card – uprated with coffee promotion stamps 1922

Cover with a military censor… in a country with no army!

cover with a military censor

How come there is a cover with a military censor in a country without an army? Cover with a military censor…The other day I was watching an interesting presentation by Francisco Pérez on Youtube about covers with military censors in Costa Rica. At the end of the presentation, there was a question that dragged my … Read more Cover with a military censor… in a country with no army!

Cover with independence and postage due stamps

This cover with independence and postage due stamps can be an example of how people didn’t understand postage laws or how people tried to outsmart the system. So, there are covers that catch our attention because they’re good looking, they have a good story behind it, they’re interesting or all of the above. And it’s … Read more Cover with independence and postage due stamps