Wednesday, May 28, 2014


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Some stamps from Angola and El Salvador.

Here it is one of the series of the classic Period of Angola Philately..The stamp represent's King D. Manuel II, son of King D. Carlos I, the last King of Portugal.. In 05/10/1910 Monarchy was abolished and Republic was implanted..
As I said before , a great knowledge of papers is needed for the classic Period of Portuguese and Ex-Colonies Philately.. In this case ,however, to classify these stamps You only need a catalog...
An overprint "Republica" is presented, because the series was issued in 1912, after the end of the Monarchy. Without entering in details , I could say that two papers are used in this series.. Enamel paper (from the 5r to the 75r[ the only stamp missing in this series..]) and colored Porcelain Paper (the last 3 stamps ..); the 200r stamp has a original color Green on Salmon, but the effect of light through time can change it easily to Green on Yellow (or some Yellow based color...)
This is a series (10) 1912 "Overprint 'Republica' over King D. Manuel II"
Perf: 11.5
SG(166,167,168,169,170,171,173,174,175) Sc(103,104,105,106,107,108,110,111,112)

Now , let us enter the domain of El Salvador Philately... from what I know , my favorite period (the 30's and 40's ), is very well represented  with lots of beautiful stamps...
This series present's us a group of important Personalities in El Salvador history :
1) Isidro Menendez (Father of the El Salvador Legislation)
2) Crisanto Salazar (First Head-Master of the National University)
3) Juan Bertis (First Humanist in El Salvador) 
4) Francisco Dueñas (During his Presidency , First Postage stamps were issued..) 
5) Ramon Belloso (General of the Allied forces against the "Filibuster" William Walker) *
The stamps are printed and engraved by the "American Bank Note Company.Co"
The stamps belong to a series 9 1947..
Perf: 12
SG(950,...,954) Sc(596,...,600)

a link to know more about Ramon Belloso, and this strange "Filibuster" War..

Complete Air Mail series from 1930
Printed and Engraved by Waterlow and Sons, Ltd.
Perf: 12.5
SG(775,...,778) Sc(C11,...,C14)

This is a series that present us various motifs of El Salvador.. Nature, Monuments,Personalities,etc. However, we must see that in the superior corners the label "UPU" appear.. this fact tell's us that the series have something to do with the "Universal Postal Union".. the stamp represent the Statue of Daniel Hernandez.(born in 1840 , was well know by his knowledge in Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics,and was also a Benefactor in several different aspects of El Salvador society..)
Series (10) 1924/1925
Perf: 12.5
SG(750) Sc(495)

The stamp show us the Izalco belongs to another series with various motifs.. Nature and Main Industry's (Earth products, Flora...) ; the stamp, as we can see , is badly damaged because it was heavily hinged..
Series (9) 1935
Perf: 12.5
SG(863) Sc(550)

I finish this post with some stamps from an unidentified series... the stamp itself represent's the coat of Arms of El Salvador, but I cannot find in the Catalogs I use this particular overprint...
Some help is needed , so if you know something about these stamps, please comment...



  1. You have shared Stamps Collection, it's really wonderful. And you have provided information about stamps, they are really very important. Reading such information for the people proves to be quite beneficial.
    Thank you so much