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Telegraph stamps of the World

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  I have brought these prices up to date and added currency selection.  
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Bolivia.

1906 Printed by the American Bank Note Co. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

 

Bolivian set - first 4
Bolivian set - last 3
#1 showing the known stamps of the set as specimens.

 

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H1 1 1c yellow 25.00 -
H2 1 2c scarlet 25.00 -
H3 1 5c indigo 25.00 -
H4 1 10c blue 25.00 -
H5 1 20c orange 25.00 -
H6 1 50c rose-carmine 25.00 -
H7 1 1B green 25.00 -
H8 1 2B ? - -
H9 1 5B ? - -

Prices for punctured specimens as illustrated. Normal mint are unknown.
These appear to have ended up overprinted for Tobacco Tax purposes as shown below.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Collectors may wish to include copies overprinted for fiscal purposes in their collections, as I
                do myself, for want of copies without overprint. In my experience even these are quite rare.

 

Bolivian Tabacco Revenue
Tabacco revenue example.
I understand that these were never issued as Telegraph stamps.

 

Telegraph Seals.

There is currently (June 2014) on Delcampe, an Exhibition collection of telegrams sent (primarily) during the Chaco war.
Communications were very important at this time and a number of different telegraph seals were used.
Some examples are shown below, courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe).

Simple red seal  Simple red seal - reconstruction
Simple red seal, courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe) and my reconstruction.

 

Block of 4 seals.

Block of 4 x Uruguay seals
Image courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe).

 

Perforated dark green seal  Perforated dark green seal - reconstruction
Perforated dark green and red seal (1935) with La Paz imprint, courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe) and my reconstruction.

 

Perforated light green seal  Perforated light green seal - reconstruction
Imperf. green seal (1934-7), courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe) and my reconstruction.

 

Part-perforated red seal   Part-perforated red seal  Part-perforated red seal - reconstruction
Part-perf. red seal (1934), no apparent imprint, courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe) and my (attempted) reconstruction.

 

Radiogram with seal  Part-perforated seal - reconstruction
Radiogram with part-perf seal (1937), courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe) and my reconstruction.

 

Radiogram with seal
Radiogram with half a seal used as a seal (1934), courtesy of Marcelo Trejomovich (Corpmet on Delcampe).

Steve Hiscocks made a start on cataloguing seals of the world in a book he published in 2007.
It was his hope to update it later, but unfortunately that was not to be.
His original book can be viewed at Telegraph Seals: A World Catalogue. There are links from the pages to my updates.

Alternatively you can view the latest page for Bolivia.

 

 

 

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