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
There is a common question that beginner philatelist ask: what is the stamp’s printing or production process? We’ll take on this subject from a different angle: Stamp test as a design and production process. The stamp test process starts when there’s an agreement or government decree. The selected provider starts to design the stamp(s). Below … Read more Stamp test, design and production process
Quick trivia: How many medio real stamps were printed? R/5,750,000…yes, almost 6 million! Now, 3 million stamps are -or were- Scott 1 and 2.75 million of Scott 1a. But why there are 2 types of medio real? the history says that because of the quantity of stamps being printed, the plate started cracking. at the … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – First Issue: medio real (Scott 1) with broken plate…USED!
It is true that the stamp Scott 1 (medio real stamp)doesn’t have an error like the vertical pair imperforated horizontaly (Scott 1b), but we can find other interesting errors. For example double perforations. They’re not as difficult as the Scott 1b, but they’re very elusive. What’s really interesting about this errors is that they’re human … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – First issue, medio real (Scott 1) double perforations
Every country’s first issue always attracts lots of attention from collectors. Well, Costa Rica’s first issue is not the exception. A really nice design and engraving makes this issue a real gem. It’s try that it’s easy -and relatively cheap – to get it, but the postal history is another story. Also, there is the … Read more Costa Rica Stamps – Double transfer on the first issue’s 4 reales