Stamps of Guatemala, 1868-1900

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Coat of arms of Guatemala (1858)
English: Stamps of Guatemala issued from 1868 to 1900.

Postage stamps[edit]

1871[edit]

Coat of arms of Guatemala. Designed and engraved by Ferdinand Joubert and typographed by the Government Mint, Paris.

Forged 1871 stamps[edit]

1872[edit]

Coat of arms of Guatemala. Lithographed by Edward Matthews, London.

Forged 1872 stamps[edit]

1875[edit]

Liberty head. Printed by the Columbian Bank Note Company, New York.

Forged 1875 stamps and cancels[edit]

1878 January 10[edit]

E. Mouchon 1877-78 master die-proof

Guatemalan Indian head. Design and (litho) engraving by Mouchon and typographed by A. Chaix y Co. of Paris. Perforated 13 1/2.

1879[edit]

National symbol of Guatemala the Resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) .

1881 July[edit]

Issues of 1878 and 1879 surcharged in black with the new currency.

1881 November 7[edit]

Green Quetzal with new currency 1 to 20 Centavos. Text UNION POSTAL UNIVERSAL - GUATEMALA (the country joined the Union in August 1881). Engraved in the American Bank Note Co.

1886 July[edit]

Coat of arms of Guatemala, 1 to 200 Centavos. Litho, Design by Dr. E. Léon. Printed American Bank Note Co.

1887-1895[edit]

Same design, but engraved.

Telegraph stamps[edit]

1898[edit]

Central America Exposition stamps of 1897, overprinted.

Revenue stamps[edit]

1868[edit]

Coat of arms of Guatemala.

1874[edit]

National symbol of Guatemala the Resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) on a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain.

1881[edit]

National symbol of Guatemala the resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) on a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain.

1889[edit]

Bogus stamps[edit]

1867[edit]

A stamp-like 5c bogus issue appeared in May 1867. Supposedly being engraved ‘proofs’ in various colors for the country’s first issue, the items depict a sailing ship in a harbor. Designed by Boston dealer Samuel Allan Taylor (a.k.a. Don Alberto de Bario), engraved by J.A.P. Wilcox, printed by the Holland Printing Company in Boston and sold by Taylor.