Costa Rica stamps

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Flag of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

 

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Scott: #C362-5P

Issued: 26.6.1963

Centenary, Costa Rican Stamps

Inside #C362, #C366: Costa Rica #1O

Inside #C363, #C366: Costa Rica #2O

Inside #C364, #C366: Costa Rica #3O

Inside #C365, #C366: Costa Rica #4O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)

Costa Rica First Emission

In 1862, when Doctor José María Montealegre was the President, it was ordained the first Costa Rican stamps emission.

On May 10th 1862, a Comittee present a project to the governement and the House of Representatives. On September 9th of the same year, the President gave his approval to the project and enacted the Law.

The legal text is conformed by 17 articles and in the article #5 was created the postal adhesive stamp as follows: to satisfy the postpaid it will be two stamps: the first one of red color with a facial value of two reales.

The second one of blue color with a facial value of half a real.

On September 15th 1862, The State Secretary of Foreign Relations, Julian Volio, sent a note to the Ambassador in Washington to commend the impression of 250.000 postal stamps of each of the two values. At the same time indicated that the stamps will have the coat of arms of the Republic, in the better engraved possible way.

This work was commended to the American Bank Note Company, who accepted on October 11th. On February 7th the stamps were dispatched to Costa Rica and the first circulation day was on April 1863.

At that time was arisen the needs to have another denominations of major values, and on August 30th 1863 was ordered to the Costa Rican Ambassador in Washington the emission of 10.000 stamps with a facial value of 1 peso and 20.000 with a facial value of four reales, they were sent to Costa Rica on November 1863.

Scott: #C366O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


Scott: #C404O

Issued: 0.0.1965

1988 Summer Olympics

Inside #C404: Stamp on Envelope


Note after #C366O

In 1968 copies of No. #C366 were overprinted "2-4 Agosto 1968" and

"III Exposicion Fliatelica Nacional / Costa Rica 68'."


Scott: #C502-3P

Issued: 14.9.1970

5th National Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #C502: Costa Rica #124O

Costa Rica #C442O

Costa Rica #C437O

Costa Rica #C473O

 

 

 

 

Costa Rica #C370O

 

Costa Rica #C28P

 

 

 

Inside #C503: Stamp Collecting


Scott: #C543-4O

Issued: 26.8.1972

EXFILBRA

Inside #C543-4: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #C643aP

Issued: 14.8.1975

6th National Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #C640: Costa Rica #158O

Inside #C641: Costa Rica #159O

Inside #C642: Costa Rica #160O

Inside #C643: Costa Rica #161O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


Scott: #C661-5O

Issued: 24.5.1976

Centenary, UPU

Inside #C662: Costa Rica #13O

Inside #C663: Costa Rica #14O

Inside #C664: Costa Rica #15O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


Scott: #C669-71P

Issued: 11.11.1976

7th National Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #C669-72: Costa Rica #46O (Inverted Center)

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Scott: #C672O

Scott: #C672 (imperf)O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Color error of #670 with color of #671

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)


Scott: #C714O

Issued: 24.10.1978

6th Inter American Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #C714: Stamp Collecting


Scott: #C752-3O

Issued: 16.7.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

Inside #C752: Costa Rica #1O

Inside #C753: G.B. #1


Scott: #C795-6O

Issued: 11.9.1980

8th National Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #C795-6: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #C885-88O

Scott: #C889-92O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 28.10.1982

9th National Stamp Exhibition

Surcharge and Overprint #C640-3


Scott: #280-1O

Issued: 30.6.1983

UPU Membership Centenary

Inside #280: Costa Rica #17O

Inside #281: Costa Rica #20O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


Scott: #322O

Issued: 31.1.1985

75th Anniversary, Scouting Movement

Inside #322: Costa Rica #C476O


Scott: #326O

Issued: 20.2.1985

Promotion of National Values

Inside #326: Costa Rica #323O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Inside #326: Costa Rica #325O

Inside #326: Costa Rica #324O


Scott: #327-8O

Issued: 19.2.1985

Centenary, National Red Cross

Inside #327: Costa Rica #163O

Inside #328: Costa Rica #C120O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


Scott: #338O

Issued: 3.12.1985

11th National Philatelic Exhibition

Inside #338: Costa Rica #C41O

(Thanks to Lou for the scans)


Scott: #C914O

Issued: 12.12.1986

40th Anniversary, LACSA Costa Rica Airlines

Inside #C914: Stamps on Envelope


Scott: #C918O

Issued: 6.12.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

Inside #C918: G.B. #1


Scott: #499O

Issued: 09.10.1997

14th Natl. Phil. Exhib/UPEAP America Series

Inside #499: Stamp on envelope


Scott: #RA120O

Issued: 01.12.2001

Stamp Collecting

Inside #RA120: Stamps collecting


Precolumbian art 5v m/s

Scott: #602O

Issued: 04.05.2007

FILA 2007

Inside #602 (In margin): Pseudo Stamp in logo


Scott: #????O

Issued: ??.??.2009

FILA 2009

Inside #???? (In margin): Pseudo Stamp in logo


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: ??.??.2013

150th Anniversary Stamps of Costa Rica

Inside #????: Costa Rica #1

Inside #????: Costa Rica #2

Scott: #????O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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