This lithograph stone had been stored since the 1970s. It was about time for it to see the light again! After Charles Lindbergh became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean flying, his fame took him on the “Good Will Tour”. Costa Rica was one of many stops. At the end of 1927, the … Read more Costa Rica Scott 147 Lindbergh Surcharge Reprints For Sale!
With the same decree that authorized the base stamp on June 12th, 1923, the government authorized to overprint the issue for official use. This official stamp with double perforation is truly an awesome piece of Costa Rican philately. Official stamp with double perforation. So, this might be a hint on why a stamp with double … Read more Jesús Jiménez 1 Colon Official Stamp With Double Perforation
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
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
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!