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United States of New Granada
|1859 Sc1 SG1||1860 Sc13 SG11|
United States of Colombia
Republic of Colombia
|1862 Sc19 SG16||1886 Sc129 SG120|
|1859 Grenadine Confederation, imperforate, unwatermarked, lithographed, wove paper|
|2½ centavos green||1||1, a, b|
|5c violet||3||3, a, b|
|10c red brown||4||4, a|
|1 peso carmine||7||6|
|1p rose bluish||8|
|1861 United States of New Granada imperforate, lithographed|
|2½ centavos black||13||11|
|5c yellow||14||12, a|
|1 peso pink||18||15|
|1862 United States of Colombia imperforate, lithographed|
|10 centavos blue||19||16|
|50c green||21||18, a|
|1 peso red lilac||22||19|
|1p red lilac bluish||23||20|
|1886 Republic of Colombia tinted papers, perf 10½ and 13½|
|1 centavo green||129||120, a|
All issue quantities are approximate.
† As with Argentina, the geopolitical history of many of the South American countries emerging from the control of Spain in the nineteenth century affects their early stamp issues. The Spanish Viceroyalty of Granada covered what is now Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. An uprising in 1810 overthrew Spanish control and the Republic of Colombia, covering the same area, was established in 1819.
When Ecuador and Venezuela left the Republic in 1830, the remainder became the Republic of New Granada and in 1858 the Grenadine Confederation which issued stamps in 1859. In the same year an anti-clerical movement ousted the Catholic government and established the United States of New Granada and then the United States of Colombia, these entities issuing stamps in 1861 and 1862 respectively. The first Republic of Colombia stamps were issued in 1886. 
Colombia invented the Acknowledgement of Receipt stamp. Mackay's Guinness  explores stamp shapes at length and notes (p.112) that Colombia produced the first (possibly the only) scalene triangle stamp in 1869 and the first upright oval, an 1881 Registration stamp.
of Receipt stamp
First scalene triangle stamp
First upright oval stamp
|1893 ScH1 SG-AR169||1870 Sc59a SG58||1881 ScF7 SG-R105|
There were numerous issues from Colombian states, these are shown on a separate page.
Sources: JM1 , JM2 , NB, ScC, SGP20.
|Page created 25 Jan 2016||Page updated 30 Jan 2016|