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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