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Interesting Varieties from Santander Colombia

Posted by Anna-Vija McClain on

There are many interesting varieties present in Colombian stamps, particularly in the early 1900s.  
 
The following are graphical representations of some of these.

 

Provisional Surcharges of 1907 on Stamps of 1904:


This stamp was printed in sheets of twenty-eight and subsequently the surcharge was applied in 1907.  There are many varieties.  See below for a partial list of noted, consistent plating varieties.
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There are 3 different font types and combinations.  They differ not only in the "UN", but also in the "Cvo" - examples of these different types can be found at the following positions:
 
Position 1  -  Tall, thin letters, wide "UN" ; small bold "Cvo"
Position 6  -  Antique appearing "UN" ;  "Cvo" with very large "C", not in bold
Position 7  -  Tall, thin letters, small serifs, narrow "UN" ; "Cvo" with very large "C", not in bold
Position 18 - "NU" for "UN" Error
Position 22 - "C" of "Cvo" with flattening at left
 


This stamp was printed in sheets of twenty-eight and subsequently the surcharge was applied in 1907.  There are many varieties.  See below for a partial list of noted, consistent plating varieties.



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Position 9  -  Cantavos instead of Centavos
Position 20  -  Centavas instead of Centavos


Scott #37 - 1/2c Surcharge on 50c Rose Revenue Stamp:
 
This stamp was printed in sheets of twenty and subsequently the surcharge was applied in 1907.  There are many varieties.  See below for a partial list of noted, consistent plating varieties. 
 
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Position 2   - Top of "S" in Santander on the Surcharge is filled in.
Position 5   - "Cocreos" instead of "Correos"
Position 8   - "Provisional" in Narrow, tall and thin font.  Tail on 2nd "n" in "Santander"
Position 12 -  No period after "Provisional".  Tail on 1st "n" in "Santander"
Position 16 -  No period after "Provisional",  Tail on "n" in "Provisional"
Position 20 -  Tail on "n" in "Provisional", "Corceos" instead of "Correos"
 
 
 
 
 
Stay tuned for more plating varieties from Santander.

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