Quick trivia: How many medio real stamps were printed? R/5,750,000…yes, almost 6 million! Now, 3 million stamps are -or were- Scott 1 and 2.75 million of Scott 1a. But why there are 2 types of medio real? the history says that because of the quantity of stamps being printed, the plate started cracking. at the … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – First Issue: medio real (Scott 1) with broken plate…USED!
It is true that the stamp Scott 1 (medio real stamp)doesn’t have an error like the vertical pair imperforated horizontaly (Scott 1b), but we can find other interesting errors. For example double perforations. They’re not as difficult as the Scott 1b, but they’re very elusive. What’s really interesting about this errors is that they’re human … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – First issue, medio real (Scott 1) double perforations
For no reason the issues from the early 1920’s are hard to find used on cover. The most difficult to find on cover is Scott 111J which consist in an overprint for coffee promotion that reads “COMPRE UD. CAFE DE COSTA RICA”. There are only 13 covers known with that stamp. Scott 111J has an … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – Incredible cover with Scott 111k “VD” instead “UD” coffee promotion
The 1911 issue has many highlights, being Scott 94b one of them. Why, let’s do some math: According to the decree #242 of December 6th, 1911 only 1,500 stamps of Scott 94 (including the 14×14 stamps) where issued. now, The inverted correos happens 2 times per pane (of 100). 1,500/100= 15×2= 30. The math doesn’t … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – Scott 94b a “hard to find-underated” stamp