Costa Rica Stamps – Emergency Surcharge Over The 1946 Soccer Issue

Because of the lack of 15 céntimos stamps during the first months of 1947, the government decided to issue an emergency surcharge on 45.000 stamps of each value from the 1946 Central America & the Caribbean Soccer Championship issue.

The surcharge reads “Habilitado para ₡0.15 Decreto No. 16 de 28 de abril de 1947” in 4 lines. It comes in panes of 50.

This beautiful surcharge, despite of being over 70 years old, has not being studied as much as it deserves.

So, trying to honor these Costa Rica stamps, I decided to make a study of this emergency surcharge which I share with you now.

Emergency Surcharge

Pos.Comments
1
2
3
4₡ symbol line broken
5₡ symbol line broken
6₡ symbol line broken. Thin “H”.
7₡ symbol line broken
8₡ symbol line broken
9Broken “l” in “abril”
10₡ symbol line broken
11Broken “8” in “28”
12
13₡ both symbol broken
14
15
16
17
18₡ symbol line broken
19₡ symbol line broken
20
21
22₡ symbol line broken
23₡ symbol line broken
24
25
26
27₡ symbol line broken
28₡ symbol line broken
29
30₡ symbol line broken
31Ink stain diagonal to “1” in “1947”
32₡ symbol line broken
33₡ both symbol broken
34
35
36
37₡ symbol line broken
38Ink dot under “o” in “Habilitado”
39₡ both symbol broken
40
41₡ symbol line broken
42ink dot inside “6” in “16”
43
44
45Line over “Habilitado”
46
47
48₡ symbol line broken
49
50

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