With the same decree that authorized the base stamp on June 12th, 1923, the government authorized to overprint the issue for official use. This official stamp with double perforation is truly an awesome piece of Costa Rican philately.
Official stamp with double perforation. So, this might be a hint on why a stamp with double perforation was overprinted without noticing it and was sold to the public…well, there are other reasons, but the most important is that Jesus Jimenez’s was one of the first issues to be fully produced in Costa Rica.
It was printed by Litografía Nacional which had neither a decent quality control nor apparently cared at all for it.
This stamp in particular has a double horizontal perforation at the top.
It is important to state that although this error is somewhat more common in the lower values from this issue, it’s not that common in the 1 colón stamp.
In one of our previous posts, we shared some errors from this issue, but we had no errors to show from the 1 colón.
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Manual perforation measurement gauge which has a really low price.
Electronic perforation measurement gauge, which has a higher price but is easier to measure perforations.