Stamps of Colombia, 1859-1900

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English: Stamps of Colombia issued from 1859 to 1900.
Nederlands: Postzegels van Colombia uitgegeven van 1859 tot 1900.

Scott numbering.

United States of New Granada[edit]

Coat of arms of the Granadine Confederation (1858-1861)

The stamps issued by the Federal republic, Granadine Confederation.

1859[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by C. Martinez Printing Ltd, Bogota. Marked Confed. Granadina Correos Nacionales.

1860[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked Confed. Granadina Correos Nacionales

1861[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked Estados Unidos de Nueva Granada.

United States of Colombia[edit]

Coat of arms of the United States of Colombia (1861-1886)

The stamps issued by the United States of Colombia.

1865[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked E.(stados) U.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nacionales.

1865 Registration stamps[edit]

'R' (Registrado) and 'A' (Anotacion). Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked E.(stados) U.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nacionales.

1866[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked EE.(stados) UU.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nales.

1868[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. 5c and 1p marked EE.(stados) UU.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nales, 10c and 20c marked Estados Unidos de Colombia / Correos Nales and 50c marked Estados Unidos de Colombia / Correos Nacionales.

Forged 1868 stamps[edit]

1870[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. 5c marked EE.(stados) UU.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nales, 5p and 10p marked EE.(stados) UU.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nacionales.

1870 Registration stamps[edit]

'R' (Registrado) and 'A' (Anotacion). Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked EE.(stados) UU.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nales.

1871-1874[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked EE.(stados) UU.(nidos) de Colombia / Correos Nacionales.

1876[edit]

Andean Condor. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota. Marked Estados Unidos de Colombia / Correos Nacionales.

1877[edit]

Andean Condor, liberty head and coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota.

Forged 1877 stamps[edit]

1879[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Ltd, Bogota.

1881[edit]

Liberty head. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Printing Ltd, Bogota.

1881 Registration stamps[edit]

Coat of arms. Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Printing Ltd, Bogota. Marked RECOMENDADA 10Cs. / EE. UU. de COLOMBIA.

Forged 1881 stamps[edit]

1883[edit]

National coat of arms. Lithography printing by D. Paredes Printing Ltd, Bogota.

1883 Registration stamps[edit]

R (Registrado). Lithography printing by Ayala Medrano Printing Ltd, Bogota.

1886[edit]

National coat of arms. Lithography printing by D. Paredes Printing Ltd, Bogota.

Republic of Colombia[edit]

Coat of arms of the Republic of Colombia (1886-1924)
Rafael Núñez, ca.1886
Antonio José de Sucre

The stamps issued by the Republic of Colombia, marked Republica de Colombia.

1886-1887[edit]

National coat of arms and famous men. Correos de la Republica de Colombia.

1886 Late fee stamps[edit]

National coat of arms. RETARDO (late).

1888[edit]

National coat of arms. Correos de la Republica de Colombia.

1889 and 1892 Registration stamps[edit]

R (Registrado).

1897[edit]

National coat of arms.

1899[edit]

National coat of arms. Correos Republica de Colombia.

Civil war[edit]

Postal map of Colombia 1890

During 1899-1903 Colombia was in a civil war, the so called 'War of 1000 Days'. It caused the creation of provisional issues in Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Medellín and Tumaco. Normal national stamps reappeared 1904.

1899 Cartagena issues[edit]

National coat of arms. Correos Republica de Colombia. Lithographed in Cartagena by Eugene Delgado.

First issue, blue overprint, November[edit]

Second issue, purple overprint, December 8[edit]

Overprinted with 7 parallel wavy lines, a control mark to identify stamps as national provisional issue.

Fourth issue, purple overprint, December[edit]

Re-lithographed 5c of the second issue, crude sewing machine perforation. The third issue was a 1c Bolivar stamp (Sc. 55) overprinted with 7 wavy lines.

1900 Fifth Cartagena issue[edit]

Fifth and final issue of a single 5c stamp. Purple overprint with 7 parallel wavy lines.