Stamps of Guatemala, 1868-1900
- 1 Postage stamps
- 2 Telegraph stamps
- 3 Revenue stamps
- 4 Bogus stamps
Coat of arms of Guatemala. Designed and engraved by Ferdinand Joubert and typographed by the Government Mint, Paris.
Do not exist used, probably from printer.
Forged 1871 stamps
Coat of arms of Guatemala. Lithographed by Edward Matthews, London.
Forged 1872 stamps
Liberty head. Printed by the Columbian Bank Note Company, New York.
1/4 real black, used by postmark '6' of Quetzaltenango
Forged 1875 stamps and cancels
1878 January 10
Guatemalan Indian head. Design and (litho) engraving by Mouchon and typographed by A. Chaix y Co. of Paris. Perforated 13 1/2.
2 Reales carmine rose, used by oval numeral cancel '6' of Quetzaltenango.
National symbol of Guatemala the Resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) .
Issues of 1878 and 1879 surcharged in black with the new currency.
1881 November 7
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.
5 C red-orange, used by red numeral '(1)8' from Zacapa.
1886 July 1
Coat of arms of Guatemala, 1 to 200 Centavos. Litho, Design by Dr. E. Léon. Printed American Bank Note Co.
Same design, but engraved.
1 C issue 1887, blue cancel Antigua Guatemala. Mi43.
10 C issue 1891, engraved, violet cancel in 1893 from Zacapa. Mi47.
Central America Exposition stamps of 1897, overprinted.
National symbol of Guatemala the Resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) on a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain.
National symbol of Guatemala the resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) on a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain.
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.