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Venezuela

1st January 1859

South America 6

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  Venezuela Sc1 Sc1a Sc2 Sc3  

Imperforate, no watermark, lithographed.
Printed in the United States.

Description Scott SG Mi Y&T
½ reale yellow 1 1   1a
½ reale orange 1a 1a   1
1r blue 2 2   2
2r red 3 3   3a
2r dull rose red 3a     3

The initial issue of stamps was printed in the US and are distinguished by the fine inpression. The plates were subsequently sent to H.G. Neun in Caracas and the printing thereafter was noticably coarser.

Sources: JM1, ScC, SGP20, YT1.

Images from ebay.

FI ref: 78 Page credit: NB

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