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Postage stamps and postal history of Venezuela

A used 1905 stamp of Venezuela
An 1896 Venezuelan postage stamp with a map showing Guyana up to the east bank of the Essequibo River as "Guayana Venezolana".

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Venezuela.

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. It is a continental mainland with numerous islands located off its coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The republic is a former Spanish colony, that won its independence in 1821.

First stamps

The first stamps of the Venezuela were issued on 1 January 1859.[1]

Venezuela supported its territorial claim in the Venezuela Crisis of 1895 by printing an 1896 postage stamp with a map showing Guyana up to the east bank of the Essequibo River as "Guayana Venezolana".[2]

British stamps

British stamps were used at La Guaira between 1865 and 1880 which may be identified by the cancel C60. British stamps used at Ciudad Bolivar (1868-80) had the cancel D22.[1]

Further reading

  • "The Stamps of Venezuela: Escuelas 1871-79" by L.W. Fulcher in Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal, April 1825.
    • Reproduced here.
    • Archived here.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.166. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
  2. ^ Russell W. Stern, The Politics of Printing in Stamp Design and Production, "NSW Philatelist", 15 October 2008

External links

  • The "Correos" Stamps of Venezuela (archived here)
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