It has happened to us all: when you think you know it all, something appears and hits you with the awful truth: you know nothing! That happened to me the first time I saw this Museo Nacional Postal Card.
Let’s start by first describing it:
This postal card’s design is very basic. It has Costa Rica coat of arms on the top left corner. In tHe center it reads: Tarjeta Postal – UNION POSTAL UNIVERSAL – COSTA RICA. On the top right corner is a picture of a pre-columbian artifact. Below is a dotted line to write the address.
This museo nacional postal card was sent to the Netherlands in 1951 to notify the reception of a botanical publication. There are some things to highlight. It has the seal from the museum, making it an “official postal card”. If it’s an official postal card, it shouldn’t need to pay for postage which it did. It has a meter cancelation.
There is not much literature on this postal card. There are other two tones known: light green and pink. As far as I have been able to investigate, there’s no clear issue date, nor valid time to be used.
All we can do is to investigate more and wait for more info to hit the surface. Meanwhile, let’s just admire this beautiful piece of Costa Rica philately.
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