Costa Rica Stamps – 1906 Postcard Sent to Siam

If Costa Rica is considered a small country now, just imagine in 1906! Costa Rica, what’s that!?!?! So, now imagine how complicated was to have communication with other “rare” countries. For the early Costa Rican philately – postal history to be exact – the most common  destinations are the United States, England, Germany and some … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – 1906 Postcard Sent to Siam

Costa Rica Stamps – Scott 94c: One of the rarest Costa Rica Stamps

When I try to think about the rarest Costa Rica stamps, a few come quickly to my mind: the 1901 2 Cts inverted center, the 1907 inverted centres and some Guanacaste overprints…wait! there’s another extremely rare, almost impossible to find (not fake) jewel: Scott 94c. Let’s start fresh: the Scott 94 itself it’s not easy … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – Scott 94c: One of the rarest Costa Rica Stamps

Costa Rica Stamps – “Capitania del Puerto de Limon” Cachet 1923

It´s not that I consider I’ve seen it all, but there are some simple things that still amaze me. I got today a standard 1923 postcard with 12 centimos franking consisting in the never-ending issue of 1910 (one of my less favourite if not the one I dislike the most). So why did it buy … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – “Capitania del Puerto de Limon” Cachet 1923

Correspondence From Montezuma

From time to time it´s fun to grab a bunch of covers/postcards and start looking for rare cool places. For Costa Rica philately in the beginning of the XX century it’s really common to have correspondence with cancels from San José, Limón, Heredia, Puntarenas, Cartago and Alajuela. Then, there are those places than I thought … Read more Correspondence From Montezuma