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Colombian States

1863 - 1902

Columbian States 7a  

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ant1
cund
Bolivar
1863
Antioquia
1868
Cundinamarca
1870
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tol1
Col Santander Sc1
Col Boyacca Sc1
Tolima
1870
Santander
1884
Boyaca
1902
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Description Description Format Date Issued Scott SG Mi Y&T Notes
Bolivar 10 cents green imperf, no wmk, lithographed 1863 1       see note 1
Antioquia 2½ cents blue imperf, no wmk, wove paper, lithographed 1868 1        
Cundinamarca 5 cents blue imperf, no wmk, lithographed 1870 1        
Tolima 5 cents black imperf, no wmk, white wove paper, typographed 1870 1        
Santander 1 cent blue imperf, no wmk, lithographed 1884 1        
Boyaca 5 cents blue-green perf13, no wmk, wove paper, lithographed 1902 1        

Notes

  1. Bolivar has the distinction of issuing the smallest stamp and thus the smallest first issue on record (or at least while Mackay was keeping watch [1, p.109]), narrowly beating Mecklenburg-Schwerin’s, 12x12mm and Brunswick, Bolivar’s measures 8x9.5mm.

Sources: JM1 [1], NB, ScC.

Images from David Olson, Rarity Stamps, Stamps of the World, StampWorld

FI ref: 111, 142, 156, 157, 217 Page credit: NB

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