Are you that kind of philatelic enthusiast that likes to surf the web looking for pics of stamps from time to time? Well, here I am to help you! I know that looking at stamps can be hypnotizing. I know that once you start, you’ll leave your computer until you saw the last one. I’ve … Read more Costa Rica: pics of stamps – lots of pictures
It’s the dream of every stamp collector to own the world’s rarest postage stamps. For most of us it is indeed just a dream. 9 years ago, the philatelic world had the chance to witness the auction of the biggest Costa Rica stamp collection. In October 22nd, 2008 Spink Shreves Galleries sold at an unreserved … Read more World’s rarest postage stamps. Greatest Costa Rica items from the Frederick R. Mayer Collection
Have you ever watched the movie Inception? A dream inside a dream… We’ll, here you can see an inverted surcharge inception: an inverted “Correos” in a block of 6 with inverted surcharge. Sounds weird, I know, but let me explain it: In this issue there are stamps with inverted surcharge because the pane was upside … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – Scott 98 Perf. 14×14, block of 6 with inverted surcharge and “Correos” inverted
The 1910 issue is known for being a very “clean” issue. There are not known design errors in the more than 40,000,000 stamps that were printed. Fortunately, errors like folded paper are known to happen in this issue. But there were errors in the printing process -and not many-. Some imperforated stamps are known, but … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – 1910’s 10 Cts with folded paper
This is the first of a series of posts describing the imperforated pairs of the late XIX and early XX century. This time, we have an incredible vertical pair imperforated in between of the 20 Cts from the 1901 issue. It´s being said that this error happened between 2 rows only. So, this means that … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – Scott 49a, imperforated pair: a real gem!