Correspondence From Montezuma

From time to time it´s fun to grab a bunch of covers/postcards and start looking for rare cool places. For Costa Rica philately in the beginning of the XX century it’s really common to have correspondence with cancels from San José, Limón, Heredia, Puntarenas, Cartago and Alajuela. Then, there are those places than I thought … Read more Correspondence From Montezuma

Scott 84c With Overprint on Selvage

Just when everything seems calm and you think there’s nothing that can make your day…a stamp like this appears. Surprise! Let’s be fair, it’s not easy to find a Scott 84c (Perf. 14×14) new with gum. Now, add a shifted printing and by some kind of a miracle one overprint falls on the selvage…SCORE!     … Read more Scott 84c With Overprint on Selvage

Scott 82 Vertical Pair Imperforated Between

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We have written about this stamp before, but not for an impressive error as this one. It consists in a vertical pair imperforated horizontally. The most interesting fact is that this error passed two printing inspections without being noticed or just ignored…thank God! For this kind of studies, we recommend the following tools: Stamp Magnifying … Read more Scott 82 Vertical Pair Imperforated Between

Scott 82a “Habilitada” instead of “Habilitado”

The stamp Scott 82 consist in the 5 céntimos from the 1907 issue overprinted “Habilitado 1911”. It’s true there are plenty of varieties/errors in this issue, but there are just a few that really catch philatelist’s eye. Scott 82a is one of those. Instead of reading “Habilitado 1911” it reads “Habilitada 1911″. It’s hard to … Read more Scott 82a “Habilitada” instead of “Habilitado”