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  I have revised Hiscocks' original listing, though leaving references to the original designations.  
This is largely to accommodate additions.
I have brought the prices up to date and added currency selection.
The new designations have 'RH' numbers (Revised Hiscocks) to avoid confusion.
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Contributors:

- - Paul & Les Bottomley.
RL - Rolf Lamprecht.

 

 

Dominican Republic.

Private Company (Dominican Republic Telegraph Co).

1887 Wove paper. No watermark. Perf 13½


Private company set
Private company set
Type 1, Private company set with some typical cancels.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH1 H1 1 25c green 20.00 6.00
RH2 H2 1 50c yellow 5.00 8.00
RH3 H3 1 1p brown 7.00 7.00
RH4 H4 1 5p blue 12.00 8.00
RH5 H5 1 10p dull vermilion 20.00 15.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. This issue is thought to have been in use for about two years at the most.

 

National Issues.

1920 (January) Thick wove paper. No watermark. Perf 11½ or 12.

1920 part set
1920 part set
1920 part set
Type 2, Basic 1920 set with typical cancels.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH6 H6 2 1c green and blue 5.00 3.75
RH6a H6a           perf. 12 (1921) 7.50 5.00
RH7 H7 2 5c deep blue 8.00 2.50
RH7a H7a           perf. 12 (1921) 12.50 3.75
RH8 H8 2 10c yellow-olive 10.00 2.50
RH8a H8a           perf. 12 (1921) 12.50 3.75
RH9 H9 2 25c chestnut (shades) 10.00 2.50
RH9a H9a           perf. 12 (1921) 12.50 3.75
RH10 H10 2 35c red 12.50 3.00
RH10a H10a           carmine, perf. 12 (1921) 15.00 4.00
RH11 H11 2 50c deep mauve 18.00 5.00
RH11a H11a           perf. 12 (1921) 25.00 7.50
RH12 H12 2 1p yellow-green 30.00 10.00
RH12a H12a           perf. 12 (1921) 50.00 12.50
RH13 H13 2 2p blue-grey 50.00 20.00
RH13a H13a           perf. 12 (1921) 60.00 25.00
RH14 H14 2 5p red-orange 100.00 30.00
RH14a H14a           perf. 12 (1921) 110.00 40.00

 

The cancels on subsequent issues is mainly in the form of a single-lined 'CANCELADO'.
This makes dating them difficult.

 

1935 Thick wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

H15 H16 H17 10c-die-II
H15   1c. -  Courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley H16a   5c. H17   10c Type I. 10c Type II.

 

H19 H20
H19   25c. -  Courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley H20   35c. -  Courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley

 

H21 H22
H21   50c blue-grey. H22   50c green.

The positions of the values in the corners appears to be slightly variable.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH15 H15 3 1c pale blue 6.00 4.00
RH15a H15a           'CENTAVOS' in place of 'CENTAVO' (1940) 30.00 20.00
RH16 H16 3 5c ultramarine 3.75 2.00
RH16a H16a           blue 7.50 2.50
RH17 H17 3 10c orange Type I 5.00 2.50
RH18 H18 3 10c orange Type II 15.00 10.00
RH19 H19 3 25c rose 15.00 10.00
RH20 H20 3 35c rose-carmine 18.00 12.00
RH21 H21 3 50c blue-grey 20.00 15.00
RH22 H22 3 50c green 20.00 15.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. In the 10c of Type I the '1' in the value '10' has a square serif, while in Type II it has a thin sloping serif.
Note 2. My source seems to suggest that only the 25000 copies of the 1c value printed in 1940 (No 15(a))
                showed the 'CENTAVOS' variation, but I may have misunderstood. There were no 10c values
                printed in that year and the dates of Nos 17 and 18 are not known.
                It seems likely that other die variations remain to be discovered in this series.

 

1945 New design — 'TELECOMUNICACIONES' in place of 'TELEGRAFOS Y RADIOGRAFOS'.
Thick wove paper. No watermark. Perf 11¾.

H23 H24 H25
H23   1c. H24   5c. -  Courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley H25   10c.

 

H26 H27 H28
H26   25c. H27   35c. - from RL H28   50c.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH23 H23 4 1c light blue 8.00 5.00
RH24 H24 4 5c blue to ultramarine 6.00 4.00
RH25 H25 4 10c orange to red-orange 5.00 3.00
RH26 H26 4 25c red 15.00 10.00
RH27 H27 4 35c carmine-rose 20.00 15.00
RH28 H28 4 50c green 20.00 15.00
RH29 H29 4 1p colour ? 60.00 50.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. There is at present insufficient information on this and the following series to justify the setting of prices.
                The numbers of each value printed are known however and only the 1p value (No 29)
                should be rare at 50,000.
Note 2. There may be a variety of No 23 dating from 1952 in which the wording was altered from 'CENTAVO'
                to 'CENTAVO ORO'. but it seems more likely that a single value of the 1953 series was introduced
                a year earlier than the rest. Information available is ambiguous.

 

1952 — 78 Similar to above but values in 'CENTAVOS ORO'.
Thick wove paper. No watermark.  Perf 11 (1952)   or   12¼ x 12 (1978).

H36
Type 5,  H36a.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH30 H30 5 1c new blue (1952) 10.00 8.00
RH30a H30a           perf. 12¼ x 12 (1978) 8.00 10.00
RH31 H31 5 5c cobalt (1953) 10.00 8.00
RH32 H32 5 10c orange (1953) 10.00 5.00
RH33 H33 5 25c rose ? (1954) 20.00 12.00
RH33a H33a           perf. 12¼ x 12 (1978) 15.00 15.00
RH34 H34 5 35c carmine ? (1953) 20.00 15.00
RH35 H35 5 50c pale green (1954) 30.00 20.00
RH35a H35a           perf. 12¼ x 12 (1978) 25.00 25.00
RH36 H36 5 1p yellow-green (1954) 35.00 25.00
RH36a H36a           perf. 12¼ x 12 (1978) 30.00 30.00
RH37 H37 5 2p colour ? (1966) 60.00 50.00
RH38 H38 5 5p colour ? (1966) 100.00 80.00

 

 

1979 — 81 New die, simple numerals. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 11¾(1979) or 12½(1981).

H39 H40 H41
H39   1c oro. - Perf. 11¾ H40   5c oro. - Perf. 12½
derived from Wikimedia Commons.
H41   10c oro. - Perf. 12½

 

H42 H43 H44
H42   25c oro. - Perf. 12½ H43   35c oro. - Perf. 12½ - from RL H44   50c oro. - Perf. 12½
derived from Wikimedia Commons.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH39 H39 6 1c light blue (1979) 5.00 3.00
RH40 H40 6 5c blue (1981) 6.00 4.00
RH41 H41 6 10c orange-red (1981) 5.00 3.00
RH42 H42 6 25c carmine 15.00 10.00
RH43 H43 6 35c rose (1981) 20.00 15.00
RH44 H44 6 50c yellow-green (1981) 20.00 15.00
RH45 H45 6 1p colour ? (1981) 30.00 20.00
RH46 H46 6 2p colour ? (1981) 50.00 40.00
RH47 H47 6 5p colour ? (1981) 75.00 60.00

My note: H41 and H44 shown above have noticeably smaller digits for the values.
These are indicated as being from the 1981 issue.
The 5c though looks 'normal' size, so perhaps there is a similar one with small digits.

 

 

1983 ? Granite paper, but with very few fibres. No watermark. Perf 11¾.
The word 'ORO' has been dropped and the stamp is smaller, particularly in the width.
The printing appears blurry and poor quality.

Unknown stamp
Type 7, No shading on seas. Thunderbolts do not reach the masts.
I have only seen this one and do not know what other values there were, but will
leave space for them with estimated values in the table below. They may not all exist.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH48 - 7 1c light blue ? 8.00 4.00
RH49 - 7 5c blue? 10.00 5.00
RH50 - 7 10c orange-red ? 10.00 8.00
RH51 - 7 25c carmine ? 15.00 10.00
RH52 - 7 35c rose. 20.00 15.00
RH53 - 7 50c yellow-green ? 25.00 20.00
RH54 - 7 1p colour ? 30.00 25.00
RH55 - 7 2p colour ? 60.00 50.00
RH56 - 7 5p colour ? 100.00 80.00

 

Service Stamps.

1959 White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

1959 Service from Hiscocks page 93
Type 8 (was type 7) , taken from Hiscocks page 93.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RHS1 H S1 8 10c colour? (3,000,000) - -
RHS2 H S2 8 25c vermilion (3,000,000) - -

The Scott catalogue illustrates a 25c green in this design with 'ENTREGA / ESPECIAL / CORREOS'
on the right hand side. It is listed as E8, 1956 (August 8, Perf. 11½) under Special Delivery Stamps.



There is more to add yet. If anyone can provide scans to help with this, I am happy to give appropriate acknowledgement.

 

 

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