Costa Rica Stamps: Ultra Rare Special Delivery Receipt On Cover

There are only 2 special delivery receipts on cover reported. There are some topics that you’ve always heard of, but you haven’t seen a single item of those, for example, the special delivery receipt on cover. Well, I was fortunate enough to find one! The special delivery receipt is a piece of paper (about 10×15 … Read more Costa Rica Stamps: Ultra Rare Special Delivery Receipt On Cover

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 … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – 1911 Stamp With Folded Paper

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, … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – New Error Reported: Flag Without Upper Blue Stripe

Postcard with Mixed Franking 1910 Issue and 1911 Surcharge/Overprint

postcard with mixed franking

Postcards with mixed franking from this period are really hard to find. Some time ago I was lucky enough to find an amazing postcard with mixed franking from the 1910 issue, one surcharge and one overprint from 1911. It’s very common to find postcards with either stamps from the 1910 issue or with 1911 overprints. … Read more Postcard with Mixed Franking 1910 Issue and 1911 Surcharge/Overprint

Costa Rica Stamps: Air Mail Surcharges With Fallen Bar

Errors are a consistent part of surcharges and overprints in Costa Rica’s philately. Fallen bars being an interesting variation. Keep on reading to find more about the airmail surcharges with fallen bars. As a consequence of a lack of 15 cent stamps, on June 1st, 1947, the government approved the surcharge (in black and red) … Read more Costa Rica Stamps: Air Mail Surcharges With Fallen Bar