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Paraguay

Tuesday, August 9, 1870

South America 10

Par1
  Paraguay #1  

Imperforate, no watermark, lithographed.
Printed by Roberto Lange in Buenos Aires.

 

Description # printed # remainder Sc SG Mi Y&T Notes
1 real rose
20,000 9,000 1 1, 1a     SG1a Bright rose
2 reales blue
8,000 ? 2 2      
3 reales black
4,000 ? 3 3      

All issue quantities are approximate.

Earliest known use is August 28, 1870.

According to Revista Filatelica Paraguaya it is estimated that only 877 copies of the 3 reales exist today.

You may consult Joe Hahn's article on the stamps of Paraguay in First Issues, vol. 8 no. 3 page 5, for more information on these interesting stamps.

You should definitely have a look at Paraguay Handbook, also by Joe Hahn, if you want detailed information on this issue and many more.

Image from Wikipedia.

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