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Panama

September, 1878

Central America 8

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  Panama Scott #1 Panama Scott #5, printed before #1  

Imperforate, no watermark, lithographed.

Sovereign State of Panama under Columbian Dominion.
Description     Scott SG Mi Y&T
First printing. Medium thick paper
5 centavos blue green
    5 1Ba    
10 centavos blue
    6 2B    
50 centavos orange
    7 4B    
Second printing. Thin wove paper
5 centavos gray green
    1 1A, 1Aa   1
10 centavos blue
    2 2A   2
20 centavos rose red
    3 3A   3
Very thin wove paper
50 centavos buff
    4 4A   4
Issues of Columbia for use in the Department of Panama
1887
1 centavos black on green paper
    8 5   5
5 centavos black on blue paper
    10 7, 7a   7, 7a
10 centavos black on yellow paper
    11 8   8
20 centavos black on lilac paper
    12 9   9
1888
2 centavos black on pink paper
    9 6, 6a   6, 6a
50 centavos brown
    13 10   10

The Scott catalog states that Panamanian archives show that #5 to #7 were printed before #1 to #4. #1 to #4 are known unofficially rouletted.
Gibbons lists this issue under Panama but headed State of Colombia, followed by Department of Colombia (SG5-21), then Republic of Panama (SG35A+)
§ Y&T only distinguishes paper varieties on the 50c, papier moyen (medium, Y&T4) and papier mince (thin, Y&T4a).

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 195 Page credit: JA

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