Costa Rica Stamps – 1911 Stamp With Folded Paper

The 1911 issue again! This time is a 1 céntimo surcharge over the 50 céntimos telegraphic stamp (better known and the boat issue) with folded paper. This time is not a 1911 issue’s error directly. Why? Because this error is on the base stamp -the telegraphic seal-.

How do these errors happen? Basically, they happen because the paper is folded by the time the stamp gets printed and being ignored during the quality inspection. This is called natural folded paper.

Stamp With Folded Paper

Once the stamp is printed (the telegraphic stamp on this occasion), the paper is straightened up and then the unprinted area gets exposed. In this item is obvious hoe the base stamp and the surcharge are impacted by the folded paper.

This kind of error is very rare mainly because stamps must go through examination after being printed. This stamp is even rarer because the base stamp could have been used and not surcharged…by the way, we’re glad this didn’t happen.

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Costa Rica Stamps – New Error Reported: Flag Without Upper Blue Stripe

Better known as the “flags issue”, this is the commemorative issue for the 1941 Central American and Caribbean Soccer Championship, with Scott numbers 201-208. It consists of the base engraved in different colors and then the flags from the participant countries were lithographed.

There are several errors and varieties known for this issue, for example, shifted colors, ink excess, and mirror impressions. But until now there were no known errors of color from a flag being partially removed. Sounds weird, of course, it does! And it happened on the 5 céntimos stamp. Specifically on position number 94. The stamp, for any configuration reason in the final die, has the Costa Rica flag without the upper blue stripe.

Flag Without Upper Blue Stripe

Is this error constant? Very good question! From what I was able to investigate (with the available panes) is that on the panes from the other values this error is not present, but this doesn’t discard it to be present on more 5 céntimos panes. If you have material from this issue, I’d appreciate to let me know if you find this error.

Make sure to visit the ultimate stamp collecting supplies list.

Make sure to review our tips for stamp collecting in the XXI century.

To keep your stamps and postcards safe from stains and getting damaged we recommend Lighthouse stock books.

Stamp Magnifying Microscope: Celestron 5 MP Handheld Digital Microscope 

Stamp Magnifying Lamp Desk Clamp-Mount 90 SMD LED Adjustable Spring-Arm

Make sure to view these amazing full stamp pane protective storage bags.

Manual perforation measurement gauge which has a really low price.

Electronic perforation measurement gauge, that has a higher price but is easier to measure perforations.