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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.
_

 

Nicaragua.

1891 Postage stamps of 1891 (SG 37-46) overprinted with type 1 in various colours as indicated.
Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Hiscocks types 1 and 2
Hiscocks type 1 (taken from page 202 of his book) and type 2 (RH2) courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH1 H1 1, 2 1c orange-brown (DV or DDV) 15.00 7.50
RH2 H2 1, 2 5c deep blue (V) 10.00 5.00
RH3 H3 1, 2 5c deep blue (overprinted in black) 15.00 10.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. For the above and following issues the colour of the overprint is black unless otherwise indicated by letters in brackets —
                (B)=Blue, (R)=Red, (P)=Purple, (V)=Violet, (C)=Carmine, (D)=dark and (DD)=very dark.
                There are many minor variations in these overprint colours which are not listed since they are not in my opinion significant.
Note 2. The overprints on Nos. 1-3 are usually indistinct and only partially printed. The stamps are usually poorly centred.

 

 

1891 As above but overprinted with type 3.

Hiscocks type 3 and H6
Hiscocks type 3, taken from his book, RH4 courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley, and RH6 courtesy of Alan Slater.

Overprinted as type 3

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH4 H4 3, 2 1c orange-brown 20.00 15.00
RH5 H5 3, 2 5c deep blue (V) 10.00 7.50
RH6 H6 3, 2 5c deep blue 20.00 15.00

 

 

1891 As above but overprinted with type 4.
These stamps have different colours to the postal issue. Stamps with missing overprint may exist.

Hiscocks type 4, H9 and H9a
Hiscocks types 4, taken from his book, together with RH9(postally used), RH9a and RH12 specimen, all courtesy of Alan Slater.

Hiscocks type H7 Hiscocks type H8 Hiscocks type H9 Hiscocks type H10
RH7   5c. RH8   10c. RH9   20c. RH10   50c.

 

Hiscocks type H11 Hiscocks type H12 Hiscocks type H13 Hiscocks type H14
RH11   1p. RH12   2p. RH13   5p. RH14   10p.

Overprint as type 4

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH7 H7 4, 2 5c purple (shades) (B) 2.00 2.50
RH7a H7a           overprint inverted 25.00 -
RH7b H7b           imperf. between horizontal pair 25.00 -
RH8 H8 4, 2 10c blue (C) 2.00 2.50
RH9 H9 4, 2 20c pale orange (B) 2.00 2.50
RH9a H9a           overprint inverted 25.00 -
RH10 H10 4, 2 50c orange-brown (B) 5.00 5.00
RH11 H11 4, 2 1p red-brown (B) 7.50 5.00
RH12 H12 4, 2 2p deep bluish green (R) 7.50 10.00
RH13 H13 4, 2 5p carmine (DB) 10.00 10.00
RH14 H14 4, 2 10p orange (DDB) 20.00 20.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. This and the following sets (Nos. 7 to 58) are of different colours from the corresponding postage stamps.
Note 2. A single copy of the 2c postage stamp (SG38) overprinted 'TELEGRAFOS' in violet thin sans serif capitals
                was reported in 1901. Its status is unknown.

 

1892 Postage stamps of 1892 (SG 47-56) overprinted with type 4 or serifed, similar to type 1 but with 2½mm letters.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Hiscocks type H15 Hiscocks type H16 Hiscocks type H17 Hiscocks type H18
RH15   1c. RH16   2c. RH17   5c. RH18   10c.

 

Hiscocks type H19 Hiscocks type H20 Hiscocks type H21 Hiscocks type H22
RH19   20c. RH20   25c. RH21   50c. RH22   1p.

 

Hiscocks type H23 Hiscocks type H24 Hiscocks type H25
RH23   2p. RH24   5p. RH25   10p.

Hiscocks type 5

Hiscocks type H17b


RH17b courtesy of Alan Slater.
RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH15 H15 5 1c violet-blue (C) 1.00 2.00
RH15a H15a           without overprint 10.00 -
RH16 H16 5 2c red-brown (DB or DDB) 1.00 2.00
RH16a H16a           overprint as type (1) 10.00 -
RH16b H16b           without overprint 50.00 -
RH17 H17 5 5c green (C) 1.00 2.00
RH17a H17a           imperf. 25.00 -
RH17b H17b           imperf. between vertical pair 30.00 -
RH17c H17c           overprint inverted 25.00 -
RH18 H18 5 10c orange (DDB) 1.00 2.00
RH18a H18a           imperf. 25.00 -
RH18b H18b           overprint as type (1) 10.00 -
RH18c H18c           without overprint 25.00 -
RH18d H18d           double overprint as type 4 25.00 -
RH19 H19 5 20c dark grey (C) 1.00 2.50
RH19a H19a           imperf. 25.00 -
RH19b H19b           overprint as type (1) 12.50 -
RH19c H19c           without overprint 10.00 -
RH20 H20 5 25c orange-yellow (C) 1.00 2.50
RH20a H20a           imperf. 25.00 -
RH20b H20b           overprint as type (1) 12.50 -
RH21 H21 5 50c lake-brown (shades) (Blk) 1.00 2.50
RH21a H21a           without overprint 10.00 -
RH22 H22 5 1p prussian blue (Blk) 1.00 2.50
RH23 H23 5 2p red (DDB) 1.00 2.50
RH23a H23a           double overprint 20.00 -
RH23b H23b           without overprint 10.00 -
*RH23c -           double overprint, blue and black - -
RH24 H24 5 5p violet (C or R) 1.00 3.75
RH24a H24a           imperf. 25.00 -
RH24b H24b           overprint as type (1) 15.00 -
RH25 H25 5 10p carmine (DB) 1.00 3.75
RH25a H25a           imperf. 25.00 -
RH25b H25b           overprint as type (1) 15.00 -

*RH23c is added because of the example
illustrated on the right.
Above that at the top is a proof and specimen of RH18.
These are all courtesy of Alan Slater.
H18 proof
H18 specimen
H23

 

 

1893 Postage stamps of 1893 (SG 57-66) overprinted with type 4.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

Here is the basic set.

Hiscocks type H26 Hiscocks type H27 Hiscocks type H28 Hiscocks type H29
RH26   1c. RH27   2c. RH28   5c. RH29   10c.

 

Hiscocks type H30 Hiscocks type H31 Hiscocks type H32 Hiscocks type H33
RH30   20c. RH31   25c. RH32   50c. RH33   1p.

 

Hiscocks type H34 Hiscocks type H35 Hiscocks type H36
RH34   2p. RH35   5p. RH36   10p.

 

Overprint variety examples.

H27b H31b H34a H36b
Type 6 - RH27b ('TELFGRAFOS')
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
Type 6 - RH31b (double) Type 7 - RH34a (inverted) Type 6 - *RH36b (double)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

Hiscocks type 6 and inverted, Type 7.

I have added overprint colours in brackets.

Hiscocks type H17b
RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH26 H26 6 1c blue (C) 1.00 2.00
RH26a H26a           overprint inverted (7) 30.00 -
RH26b H26b           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
i RH26c H26c           overprint omitted 15.00 -
RH27 H27 6 2c brown (DB or DDB) 1.00 2.00
RH27a H27a           overprint inverted (7) 30.00 -
RH27b H27b           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
i RH27c H27c           overprint omitted 15.00 -
RH28 H28 6 5c green (C) 1.00 2.00
RH28a H28a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH29 H29 6 10c orange (DDB) 1.00 2.00
RH29a H29a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH30 H30 6 20c grey-black (DDB) 1.00 2.00
RH30a H30a           overprint inverted (7) 30.00 -
RH30b H30b           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH31 H31 6 25c orange-yellow (Blk) 1.00 2.00
RH31a H31a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH31b H31b           overprint double 30.00 -
RH32 H32 6 50c sepia (Blk) 1.00 2.00
RH32a H32a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH33 H33 6 1p steel blue (C) 1.00 2.00
RH33a H33a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH34 H34 6 2p red (Blk) 1.00 2.00
RH34a H34a           overprint inverted (7) 30.00 -
RH34b H34b           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 15.00
RH35 H35 6 5p violet (C) 1.00 2.50
RH35a H35a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 20.00
RH36 H36 6 10p carmine (Blk) 1.00 2.50
RH36a H36a           overprint 'TELFGRAFOS' 10.00 20.00
*RH36b -           overprint double - -
i The postage stamps are in different colours, 1c yellow-brown
and 2c vermilion, so these are distinguishable.
* I have added RH36b due to the example shown above.

On the left is the (half size) set as specimens, courtesy of Alan Slater.
Alan describes them as:
"The Postmaster general's New Year card for 1893, of which only a couple exist.
Some say that these were sent to postmasters in the Seebeck era to show
them what the new stamps for the year ahead would look like. "

 

 

1894 Postage stamps of 1894 (SG 67-76).
The next two sets of overprints, except the 2c red below, used stamps of a different colour to the ones used for postage.
These are the colours used for postage:

Postal 1c Postal 2c Postal 5c Postal 10c Postal 20c
Type 1c Type 2c Type 5c Type 10c Type 20c

 

Postal 50c Postal 1p Postal 2p Postal 5p Postal 10p
Type 50c Type 1p Type 2p Type 5p Type 10p

 

1894 Postage stamps of 1894 (SG 67-76) overprinted in black with types 8, 9 and 10.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Hiscocks types 8, 9 and 10
Hiscocks types 8, 9 and 10, taken from page 205.

 

One of mine. Example overprints on Type 11, courtesy of Alan Slater.
H37d H37 H38 H39b H40
Without any overprint - *RH37d Type 8 overprint - RH37 Type 8 overprint - RH38 Type 9 overprint - RH39b Type 10 overprint - RH40

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH37 H37 8, 11 15c on 25c green-yellow 20.00 10.00
RH37a H37a           overprint 'Telografos' 30.00 15.00
RH37b H37b           overprint 'Tclégrafos' 30.00 15.00
RH37c H37c           overprint 'Ceut' 30.00 15.00
*RH37d -           without overprint 25.00 50.00
RH38 H38 8, 11 20c on 2c red 15.00 5.00
RH38a H38a           overprint double 50.00 30.00
RH38b H38b           overprint 'Telografos' 30.00 10.00
RH38c H38c           overprint 'Tclégrafos' 30.00 10.00
RH38d H38d           overprint 'Ceut' 30.00 10.00
RH39 H39 9, 11 30c on 25c green-yellow 20.00 5.00
RH39a H39a           overprint 'Telografos' 30.00 10.00
RH39b H39b           overprint 'Tclégrafos' 30.00 10.00
RH39c H39c           overprint 'Ceut' 30.00 10.00
RH40 H40 10, 11 30c on 25c green-yellow 60.00 20.00
RH40a H40a           overprint 'Telografos' 90.00 30.00
RH40b H40b           overprint 'Tclégrafos' 90.00 30.00
RH40c H40c           overprint 'Ceut' 90.00 30.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. There is some doubt whether the 25c green-yellow was ever issued as a postage stamp.

* My Note: According to the Scott catalogue, this was not used as a postage stamp, however it is known without overprint.
It should therefore be considered as one of the above with missing overprint. I have therefore added it as RH37d.
This 2c was in the same colour as the postage stamp.

 

1894 Postage stamps of 1894 (SG 67-76) overprinted in black with type 12.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

1c Type 12 2c Type 12 5c Type 12 10c Type 12
1c Type 12 (RH41) 2c Type 12 (RH42) 5c Type 12 (RH43) 10c Type 12 (RH44)

 

20c Type 12 25c Type 12 50c Type 12
20c Type 12 (RH45) 25c Type 12 (RH46)
courtesy of Alan Slater.
50c Type 12 (RH47)
courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH41 H41 12 1c red 2.00 7.50
RH41a H41a           imperf. 30.00 -
RH42 H42 12 2c grey 2.00 7.50
RH43 H43 12 5c green 3.75 10.00
RH43a H43a           imperf. 30.00 -
RH44 H44 12 10c brown 2.00 7.50
RH44a H44a           imperf. 30.00 -
RH45 H45 12 20c violet 2.00 7.50
RH46 H46 12 25c brown-orange 7.50 20.00
RH47 H47 12 50c blue 2.50 10.00

i These are in different colours to the stamps used for postage.
According to the Scott catalogue, these telegraph stamps are known with a missing overprint, distinguishable by the colours.
This includes a 25c green. See my note below RH40. I have also seen a proof of a 4c that was not issued.

 

 

1895 Postage stamps of 1895 (SG 77-86) overprinted in various colours as indicated, with type 4.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

H48 H49 H48 - UPU H50
1c Type 13 (RH48) 1c Type 13 (RH48) with black line across*.
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
2c Type 13 (RH49)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
5c Type 13 (RH50)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H51 H52 H53 H54
10c Type 13 (RH51)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
20c Type 13 (RH52)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
25c Type 13 (RH53) courtesy of Xavier,
(Gwerid on delcampe)
50c Type 13 (RH54) with black line across*.
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H55 H56 H57 H58
1p Type 13 (RH55)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
2p Type 13 (RH56)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
5p Type 13 (RH57) with black line across*.
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
10p Type 13 (RH58) with black line across*.
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

*Apparently stamps given to UPU delegates were marked like this.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH48 H48 13, 4 1c red (DB) 2.00 -
RH49 H49 13, 4 2c blue-green (DDB) 2.00 -
RH50 H50 13, 4 5c orange (B) 2.00 -
RH51 H51 13, 4 10c yellow-brown (B) 2.00 -
RH52 H52 13, 4 20c blue (C) 2.00 -
RH53 H53 13, 4 25c violet (DB) 7.50 -
RH54 H54 13, 4 50c rose (B) 15.00 -
RH55 H55 13, 4 1p red (B) 2.50 -
RH56 H56 13, 4 2p bluish green (B) 2.50 -
RH57 H57 13, 4 5p brown (B) 5.00 -
RH58 H58 13, 4 10p violet (B) 5.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. I have not seen a used copy from Nos. 48-58 — this is curious in view of the
                period of time between their issue and that of the next series in 1898.

 

1898 Postage stamps of 1898 (SG 108 etc.) overprinted in black with type 14.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Hiscocks types 14 & 15
Hiscocks type 14, taken from page 206 and 15, one of mine reading down. Additionally a new type that I will call type 14A*.
This has the accent on the second 'e' as è rather than é. it is shown on the 5c. reading up. It is probably found on others.
These overprints, and the ones below tend to be very unclear.

H59 H59b H60a H60b
5c   (RH59)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
5c   (*RH59c) 10c   (RH60a)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
10c   (RH60b)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H61 H62 H63 H65
15c   (RH61)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
20c   (RH62)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
50c   (RH63)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
2p   (RH65)

 

H64 H65 H66a
1p   (RH64)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
2p   (RH65) 5p   (RH66a)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

H59-double-overprint
This block of 5c stamps (at 400dpi) shows *double overprint on two stamps. The two overprints can be one reading up and the other reading down.
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH59 H59 15, 14 5c brown-olive (reading down) 10.00 3.75
RH59a H59a           reading up 10.00 3.75
*RH59b -           overprint double 50.00 -
*RH59c - 15, 14A         double reading up 50.00 -
RH60 H60 15, 14 10c violet-blue (reading down) 10.00 3.75
RH60a H60a           reading up 10.00 3.75
RH60b H60b           violet, reading down 15.00 5.00
RH60c H60c           violet, reading up 15.00 5.00
*RH60d -           overprint double in black 50.00 -
*RH60e -           overprint double in violet 50.00 -
RH61 H61 15, 14 15c pale blue (reading down) 10.00 3.75
RH61a H61a           reading up 10.00 3.75
*RH61b -           overprint double 50.00 -
RH62 H62 15, 14 20c blue (reading down) 20.00 3.75
RH62a H62a           reading up 20.00 3.75
*RH62b -           overprint double 60.00 -
RH63 H63 15, 14 50c yellow (reading down) 30.00 10.00
RH63a H63a           reading up 30.00 10.00
*RH63b -           overprint double 80.00 -
RH64 H64 15, 14 1p ultramarine (reading down) 7.50 10.00
RH64a H64a           reading up 7.50 10.00
*RH64b -           overprint double 50.00 -
RH65 H65 15, 14 2p olive-brown (reading down) 5.00 10.00
RH65a H65a           reading up 5.00 10.00
*RH65b -           overprint double 50.00 -
RH66 H66 15, 14 5p orange (reading down) 15.00 20.00
RH66a H66a           reading up 15.00 20.00
*RH66b -           overprint double 50.00 -

*These have been added due to the examples shown and information supplied.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. All varieties of Nos. 59-66 are said to exist with comma in place of stop after 'Telégrafo.'

 

 

1899 Postage stamps of 1899 (SG 129 etc.) overprinted in black or violet with type 14 as before.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

Hiscocks types 16 - 5c pair H68 H68b
Type 16. 5c with violet overprints,
the left one ending with a comma ',' (RH67d and RH67c)
10c   (RH68)
Courtesy of Alan Slater.
10c   (RH68b)
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

Hiscocks types 16 - 15c H69a
Type 16. 15c with type 14 overprint.
(RH69) courtesy of Benjamin Singer
Type 16. 15c overprint reading upwards (RH69a).
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH67 H67 16, 14 5c blue (reading down) 2.50 5.00
RH67a H67a           double overprint 15.00 -
RH67b H67b           reading up 2.50 5.00
RH67c H67c           overprint in violet 2.50 5.00
*RH67d -           overprint ending with comma (up, in violet) 5.00 6.00
*RH67e -           with comma, reading down 5.00 6.00
RH68 H68 16, 14 10c orange (reading down) 15.00 10.00
RH68a H68a           reading up 15.00 10.00
RH68b H68b           reading horizontally 20.00 20.00
RH69 H69 16, 14 15c red-brown (reading down) 2.50 2.50
RH69a H69a           reading up 2.50 2.50
*RH69b -           ending with comma. 5.00 6.00

*These have been added due to the examples shown and information supplied.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. All varieties of Nos. 67-69 are reported with a comma in place of stop after 'Telégrafo.'

 

1900 Postage stamps of 1900 (SG 140 etc.) overprinted in black or violet with type 14 as before.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

H72a H72b H72c H74
10c reading up   (RH72a)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
10c double ovpt., reading up   (RH72b)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
10c Type 14 ovpt., reading down   (RH72e)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.
20c Type 14 ovpt., reading down   (RH74c)
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH70 H70 17, 14 4c olive (reading down) - -
RH70a H70a           reading up - -
RH71 H71 17, 14 5c blue (V) (reading down) - -
RH71a H71a           reading up - -
RH72 H72 17, 14 10c violet (V) (reading down) 10.00 5.00
RH72a H72a           reading up 10.00 5.00
*RH72b -           double overprint (reading down) 20.00 10.00
*RH72c -           double overprint (reading up) 20.00 10.00
*RH72d -           horizontal overprint - -
*RH72e - 17,14         horizontal inverted - -
RH73 H73 17, 14 15c pale blue (reading down) - -
RH73a H73a           reading up - -
RH74 H74 17, 14 20c brown (V) (reading down) 15.00 10.00
RH74a H74a           reading up 15.00 10.00
*RH74b -           double overprint (reading down) 30.00 20.00
*RH74c - 17,14         double reading up 30.00 20.00
RH75 H75 17, 14 50c carmine (reading down) - -
RH75a H75a           reading up - -
RH76 H76 17, 14 5p black (reading down) - -
RH76a H76a           reading up - -

*These have been added due to the examples shown and information supplied.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Overprints on Nos. 59-76 vary from incomplete due to underinking to heavily smudged due to overinking.

My note: Expert opinion (including John Stroub) considers all but the 10c and 20c of these as "dubious".
any examples of them offered, should be treated with suspicion.

 

1900 Telegraph stamps. Printed by the American Bank Note Co.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

10c Type 18 15c Type 18 20c Type 18 30c Type 18
10c - RH77 15c - RH78 20c - RH79 30c - RH80
Hiscocks Type 18

 

50c Type 18 1p Type 18 2p Type 18 3p Type 18
50c - RH81 1p - RH82 2p - RH83 3p - RH84
Hiscocks Type 18

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH77 H77 18 10c reddish violet (shades) 7.50 1.80
RH78 H78 18 15c grey-blue (shades) 5.00 2.50
RH79 H79 18 20c yellow-brown (shades) 7.50 2.50
RH80 H80 18 30c steel blue (shades) 7.50 2.50
RH81 H81 18 50c crimson 15.00 15.00
RH82 H82 18 1p yellow-orange to orange 15.00 15.00
RH83 H83 18 2p rose 15.00 15.00
RH84 H84 18 3p deep blue-green 15.00 15.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. Many mint copies of the above issue have a thin black line extending horizontally
                partway across in (apparently) print and also, usually, in pencil.
                The significance of these lines is not known but they may indicate remainders.
                Prices reduced by a third.
Note 2. Copies of the above stamps are found overprinted 'DESTACE' in thick blue typeface
                or printed black italic capitals.
                These are provisional revenue stamps issued in 1902 to indicate payment of a tax
                on the butchering of live-stock carcases.

My note: I am told that Note 2 above is not correct. it was the "OFICIAL" stamps
that were overprinted with "destace", not the telegraphs.

 

1901 Postage stamps of 1900 (SG 140 etc.) surcharged in black with type 19 below.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

H85 H86
RH85 courtesy of Alan Slater. RH86 courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H87 H87a H87c
RH87 RH87a courtesy of leaderphil on ebay.
inverted overprint.
RH87c courtesy of Alan Slater.
inverted first 'e'.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH85 H85 19 10c on 3c green 5.00 3.75
RH85a H85a           surcharge inverted 20.00 12.50
RH85b H85b           surcharge double 20.00 12.50
RH85c H85c           first 'é' in ''Telégrafos' inverted 15.00 10.00
*RH85d -           '10 Cent.' missing - -
*RH85e -           '10 Cent.' missing and first 'é' in ''Telégrafos' inverted. - -
RH86 H86 19 10c on 4c olive 7.50 2.50
RH86a H86a           surcharge inverted 25.00 15.00
RH86b H86b           surcharge double 25.00 15.00
RH86c H86c           first 'é' in 'Telégrafos' inverted 20.00 12.50
RH87 H87 19 30c on 6c rose 5.00 2.00
RH87a H87a           surcharge inverted 20.00 12.50
RH87b H87b           surcharge double 20.00 12.50
RH87c H87c           first 'é' in 'Telégrafos' inverted 15.00 10.00

* I have added these due to information received.

 

1901 No. 87 additionally surcharged with type 21 or similar.

Hiscocks types 20 and 21, with H88a
Type 21 is taken from Hiscocks, page 208. Note the sloping centre-line of the 'e' in 'Cent'.
Images for Type 20 and Type H88a
are courtesy of Benjamin Singer.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH88 H88 20 10c (in blue) on 30c on 6c rose 7.50 2.00
RH88a H88a           heavy line over '30' 15.00 5.00
RH88b H88b           first 'é' in 'Telégrafos' inverted 20.00 7.50
RH89 H89 21 10c (in black) on 30c on 6c rose 25.00 10.00
RH89a H89a           numeral '10' missing 50.00 40.00
RH89b H89b           numeral '10' reversed (i.e. '01') 50.00 40.00
RH89c H89c           first 'é' in 'Telégrafos' inverted 40.00 40.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. It is not clear whether the errors of first surcharges, inverted and double (Nos. 85(a) and 85(b) etc.) exist further overprint as type 20 and 21.

 

1901 Telegraph stamps of 1900 (Nos. 78, 81 and 82) overprinted as below.

Hiscocks type 22 H91 H93
Type 22
from Hiscocks book, page 209.
Type 23   (RH91)
Type 23   (RH93)
courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH90 H90 22 10c on 15c grey-blue 50.00 40.00
RH91 H91 23 10c on 50c crimson 3.75 2.00
RH91a H91a           missing '10' 10.00 7.50
RH92 H92 23 10c on 1p (error) orange (shades) 75.00 75.00
RH92a H92a           '0' missing from '10' 100.00 100.00
RH93 H93 23 20c on 1p orange (shades) 20.00 3.75
RH93a H93a           missing '1901' (i.e. as 22) 50.00 50.00
RH93b H93b           value missing 40.00 40.00

 

1902 Postage stamps of 1900 (SG 137 — as for Nos. 70-76 and 85-89 above) overprinted 'Telégrafo'
as type 14 and further surcharged in violet as type 24 below.

Hiscocks type 24
Taken from Hiscocks, page 209.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH94 H94 (24) 30c on 1c lilac-brown 75.00 75.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. I have not seen a copy of this stamp and am not clear whether the 14 overprint is in black or violet
                or whether it is horizontal as I would expect or vertical.

My note: There are doubts about the existance of shis stamp.

 

1902 Official postage stamps of 1900 (SG O148-150) overprinted and surcharged as below.

Hiscocks types 25 and 26
Type 25   1c (RH95) on the left is one of mine.
On the right is RH96 with the smaller '1902' courtesy of Alan Slater.
Type 26 is taken from Hiscocks, page 209.

 

H97 H98 H99
RH97 RH98 RH99 (small '1902')
courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH95 H95 25, 26 10c on 1c lilac-brown 7.50 2.00
RH95a H95a           surcharge double 20.00 15.00
RH96 H96 25, 26 10c on 1c lilac-brown (smaller '1902') 15.00 5.00
RH96a H96a           surcharge double 40.00 25.00
RH97 H97 25, 26 10c on 2c brownish orange 12.50 2.00
RH98 H98 25, 26 10c on 4c brownish olive 5.00 2.00
RH99 H99 25, 26 10c on 4c brownish olive (smaller '1902') 15.00 7.50

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. I have not seen the smaller '1902' type (Nos. 96 and 99). The normal '1902' in Nos. 95, 97 and 98 measures 9.2 x 2.2mm.

My note: I am not sure if Hiscocks note had a typo, but the ones illustrated above have a
'1902' measuring about 9.2mm x 3.2mm with the small being 2.7mm high.

 

1904 Telegraph stamp of 1900 (No. 78) surcharged as below in black.

H100 H100a Hiscocks type 29
H101
Type 28   (RH100) *RH100a
Courtesy of Alan Slater.
Type 29 taken from Hiscocks, page 210. RH101
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

*RH100a is added because of the example illustrated.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH100 H100 28 10c on 15c grey-blue 25.00 2.50
*RH100a -           surcharge double - -
RH101 H101 29 10c on 15c grey-blue 30.00 15.00
RH101a H101a           surcharge in red 100.00 25.00

 

1905 Telegraph stamp of 1900 (Nos. 80-84) surcharged as below in black except where stated otherwise.

Hiscocks types 30 to 32
Type 30 is courtesy of ibredguy.co.uk, note the ¢ is inverted to their normal convention.
Type 31 is from Hiscocks book, page 210. The wavy lines are often over-inked, forming a solid bar.

The blue ink used for Type 30 may not be colour-fast. I have seen a used example in which the ink appears to have run! Be careful if soaking off.

 

H102a H103a H102b H103ba
RH102a courtesy of Alan Slater. RH102b courtesy of Alan Slater. RH102c courtesy of Alan Slater. RH102d courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H104 H105 H105a H106a
RH104 courtesy of Alan Slater. RH105 courtesy of Alan Slater. RH105a courtesy of Alan Slater. RH106a courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H107 H108 H109 H110a H111
RH107 courtesy of Alan Slater. RH108 courtesy of Alan Slater. RH109 courtesy of Alan Slater. RH110a courtesy of Alan Slater. RH111 15c on 3p

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH102 H102 30 10c on 30c blue 10.00 2.50
RH102a H102a           surcharge in dark blue 7.50 2.00
*RH102b -           surcharge inverted (black) - -
*RH102c -           surcharge double inverted (black) - -
*RH102d -           surcharge double (blue) - -
RH103 H103 31 10c on 30c blue 15.00 3.75
RH103a H103a           surcharge inverted 40.00 4.50
RH103b H103b           surcharge in dark blue 10.00 2.50
*RH103c -           surcharge double (in dark blue) - -
RH104 H104 32 10c on 30c blue (in carmine) 7.50 1.25
RH105 H105 30 10c on 50c crimson (in blue) 5.00 2.00
*RH105a -           surcharge in blue-black - -
RH106 H106 31 10c on 50c crimson 5.00 2.00
*RH106a -           surcharge in dark blue - -
RH107 H107 32 10c on 1p orange 3.75 2.50
RH108 H108 32 10c on 2p rose 3.75 3.00
RH109 H109 32 10c on 3p deep blue-green (in carmine) 3.75 2.50
RH110 H110 32 15c on 30c blue 100.00 75.00
*RH110a -           surcharge inverted - -
RH111 H111 32 15c on 3p deep blue-green 3.75 5.00

* These have been added due to the examples illustrated above.
There appears to be some variability of the positioning of the bars below the values.

 

 

1907 Postage stamps of 1900 (SG 137 etc.) and 1902 (SG 184-6) surcharged with Type 33 as below in black.
The 1900 stamps were printed by, and had the imprint of, the 'American Bank Note Co. NY.' these were Perf. 12.
In 1902 stamps (5c and 10c values) were printed by H. Braunlich, N.Y. and were poorer quality and without imprint. These are Perf 14 x 14¼.

H113 H113a
10c on 1c RH113 RH113a   'Telégrafso'
One of mine. Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H114 H114a H114b
10c on 2c RH114 RH114a   'Telégrafso' RH114b   surcharge inverted
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H115 H115a H115c
10c on 5c RH115 RH115a   'Telégrafso' RH115c   '10' omitted
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H115d H115a H116
*RH115d   'a' omitted. *RH115e   'Te égrafso' + 'l' omitted. 10c on 10c RH116
These two images courtesy of Benjamin Singer. Image courtesy of gandalf_the_white_1952 on ebay.

 

H116a H116c H116d
RH116a   'Telégrafso' RH116c   '0' omitted RH116d   '01' for '10'
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H116e H116f H116g
RH116e   small 'é' in 'Telégrafos' *RH116f   '10' omitted *RH116g   small zero in '10'
Image courtesy of Benjamin Singer. Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H116h H117 H117a
*RH116h   small zero in '10' and surcharge inverted 10c on 50c RH117 RH117a   'Telégrafso'
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H117b H117d H118
RH117b   '10' omitted *RH117d   '01' for '10' and 'Telégraios' 15c on 2c RH118
Image courtesy of Benjamin Singer. Courtesy of Alan Slater. Image courtesy of Benjamin Singer.

 

H119 H119a H119b
15c on 3c RH119 RH119a   'Telégrafso'. RH119b   'T' and 'V' omitted
Courtesy of Alan Slater. Image courtesy of Benjamin Singer. Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H119c H120
*RH119c   surcharge double 15c on 5c RH120
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H120a H120b
*RH120a   surcharge inverted *RH120b   'T' and 'V' omitted
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH113 H113 33 10c on 1c lilac-brown 2.50 1.25
RH113a H113a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH114 H114 33 10c on 2c orange 3.75 2.50
RH114a H114a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 10.00 7.50
RH114b H114b           surcharge inverted 15.00 10.00
RH115 H115 33 10c on 5c rose (SG 184) 2.50 1.25
RH115a H115a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH115b H115b           imperf. 25.00 -
RH115c H115c           '10' omitted 15.00 15.00
*RH115d -           error — 'a' omitted in 'Telégrafos' - -
*RH115e -           error — 'Telégrafso' with 'l' omitted - -
RH116 H116 33 10c on 10c violet (SG 186) 2.50 1.25
RH116a H116a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH116b H116b           imperf. 25.00 -
RH116c H116c           '0' omitted from '10' 20.00 15.00
RH116d H116d           '01' in place of '10' 20.00 15.00
RH116e H116e           small 'é' in 'Telégrafos' 20.00 15.00
*RH116f -           '10' omitted - -
*RH116g -           small zero in '10' - -
*RH116h -           small zero in '10' and surcharge inverted - -
RH117 H117 33 10c on 50c crimson 2.50 1.25
RH117a H117a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH117b H117b           '10' omitted 20.00 15.00
RH117c H117c           '01' in place of '10' 20.00 15.00
*RH117d -           '01' in place of '10' and 'Telégraios' (broken 'f'') - -
RH118 H118 33 15c on 2c orange 3.75 2.50
RH118a H118a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 10.00 7.50
RH119 H119 33 15c on 3c green 2.50 1.25
RH119a H119a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH119b H119b           'T' and 'V' omitted 25.00 20.00
*RH119c -           surcharge double - -
RH120 H120 33 15c on 5c rose (SG 184) 25.00 25.00
*RH120a -           surcharge inverted - -
*RH120b -           'T' and 'V' omitted - -
RH121 H121 33 30c on 1c lilac-brown 25.00 25.00

* I have added these to accommodate examples shown above.
However, given the poor quality of these overprints, I'm not sure that it is worthwhile adding every permutation of defect.
The example of RH116e has a missing 'l' in 'Telégrafos', whilst the example of RH119c also has a
'Telégrafos' overprint with the 'a' nearly missing and a 'Telégrafso' overprint with missing 'l'.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Nos. 115, 116 and 120 are on the lithographed 1902 issue (by H. Braunlich of New York).
                Perf. 14, in which "Am. Bank Note Co" has been omitted from the design.

 

1907 Official postage stamps of 1900 (SG O148 etc.) with the same surcharge reading vertically down in black.

H122 H122b Type 33A H123a
10c on 1c RH122 *RH122b   Reading upwards 10c on 2c RH123 RH123a   'Telégrafso'.
Courtesy of Alan Slater. One of mine Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H124 H124b H124c
10c on 5c RH124 RH124b   surcharge in carmine. RH124c   Reading upwards.
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

Type 33A

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH122 H122 33A 10c on 1c lilac-brown 10.00 10.00
RH122a H122a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 25.00 20.00
*RH122b -           surcharge reading upwards - -
RH123 H123 33A 10c on 2c bright orange 2.50 1.25
RH123a H123a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH124 H124 33A 10c on 5c dark blue 3.75 2.50
RH124a H124a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 10.00 7.50
RH124b H124b           surcharge in carmine 2.50 1.25
*RH124c -           surcharge reading upwards - -

* I have added RH122b and RH124c due to the examples above.

 

Late 1907 Postage stamps of 1905 and 1907 (SG 206-7 and 239). Surcharged as above.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Hiscocks type 34 H125a H125b H125c ABN 10c on 1c
10c on 1c RH125 - The date normally given
for these is 1908. This is dated 1907.
RH125a   'Telégrafso' RH125b   surcharge reading upwards *RH125c   surcharge reading upwards (ABN)
One of mine. Courtesy of Alan Slater. Courtesy of Benjamin Singer.

 

H126 H128 H129
10c on 2c RH126 15c on 1c RH128 15c on 2c RH129
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH125 H125 34 10c on 1c green (SG 239, 1907 W) 2.50 1.25
RH125a H125a           error — 'Telégrafso' (i.e. 'os' inverted) 7.50 5.00
RH125b H125b           surcharge reading upwards 10.00 7.50
*RH125c -           surcharge reading upwards (1905 ABN) - -
RH126 H126 34 10c on 2c rose (SG 207, 1905 ABN) 2.50 1.25
RH127 H127 34 15c on 1c green (SG 206, 1905 ABN) 30.00 30.00
RH128 H128 34 15c on 1c green (SG 239, 1907 W) 30.00 30.00
RH129 H129 34 15c on 2c rose (SG 207, 1905 ABN) 2.50 1.25

* I have added RH125c due to the example shown above.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. The stamps of 1905 were recess printed by the American Bank Note Co. while those of 1907
                were re-engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, London. There are many minor
                differences but in both cases the printer's name appears in the bottom margin.

 

1908 Fiscal stamps of 1899 (Forbin No. 1) surcharged as above in black.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 13

H130 H131 H132 H133
10c on 1c RH130   Upwards. 10c on 1c RH131   Downwards. 15c on 1c RH132   Upwards. 15c on 1c RH133   Downwards in red.
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

Type 35

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH130 H130 35 10c on 1c blue (reading up) 2.50 2.00
RH131 H131 35 10c on 1c blue (reading down) 10.00 2.50
RH132 H132 35 15c on 1c blue (reading up) 2.50 2.00
RH133 H133 35 15c on 1c blue (reading down in red) 25.00 5.00

 

1910-1911 Postage stamps of 1909 (SG 284 — similar to those of 1905 (SG 206 etc.) but with altered colours) overprinted as below in black.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Hiscocks types 36 to 39
Hiscocks types 40 to 42
Type 36 is courtesy of Alan Slater. Types 38 and 40 are courtesy of Benjamin Singer.
The rest are mine or derived from Hiscocks book, page 212.

Varieties and other examples:

H135 H136a H138b H138c
10c RH135   10c on 15c RH136a   'VAEE' 10c on 20c *RH138b   no stop after 'cts' *RH138c   inverted
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H139a H139c H139d H139e
10c on 20c RH139a   surcharge double RH139c   'cte' RH139d   Vale / 10 cts' inverted *RH139e   no stop after 'cts'
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H140a H140c H140e H141
10c on 1p RH140a   'ets' RH140c   italic 'ts' in 'cts' *RH140e   italic 'c' and high stop in 'cts.' 15c RH141
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H142a H142b H142d H143
10c on 50c RH142a   'cte' RH142b   'Vale / 10 cts' inverted *RH142d   no stop after 'cts' 1p RH143
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH134 H134 36 10c crimson 7.50 7.50
RH135 H135 37 10c crimson 10.00 10.00
RH136 H136 38 10c on 15c grey-black 2.50 2.50
RH136a H136a           error — 'VAEE' 10.00 5.00
RH137 H137 39 10c on 20c olive-brown 2.00 2.00
RH138 H138 40 10c on 20c olive-brown 2.50 2.00
RH138a H138a           'Vale' and '10 cts' omitted 15.00 5.00
*RH138b -           no stop after 'cts' - -
*RH138c -           overprint inverted - -
RH139 H139 41 10c on 20c olive-brown 25.00 2.50
RH139a H139a           surcharge double 50.00 10.00
RH139b H139b           '1' omitted from '10' 50.00 10.00
RH139c H139c           error — 'cte' 50.00 10.00
RH139d H139d           'Vale / 10 cts' inverted 75.00 25.00
*RH139e -           no stop after 'cts' - -
RH140 H140 42 10c on 1p yellow-orange 2.50 2.00
RH140a H140a           error — 'ets' 5.00 5.00
RH140b H140b           error — '18' for '10' 50.00 40.00
RH140c H140c           error — 'ts' of 'cts' in italics 5.00 5.00
RH140d H140d           error — 's' of 'cts' omitted 15.00 10.00
*RH140e -           error — italic 'c' and high stop in 'cts.' - -
RH141 H141 37 15c grey-black 2.50 2.00
RH142 H142 41 15c on 50c dark green 7.50 2.00
RH142a H142a           error — 'cte' 15.00 5.00
RH142b H142b           'Vale / 10 cts' inverted 15.00 5.00
RH142c H142c           'Vale / 10 cts' double 50.00 40.00
*RH142d -           no stop after 'cts' - -
RH143 H143 37 1p yellow-orange 75.00 25.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown above.

 

1911 Fiscal stamps of 1908 (Forbin 20-29) surcharged as below in black.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 14

H144 H144b H145 H145b
10c on 50c RH144 10c on 50c RH144b   non-italic 'c' 10c on 5p RH145 10c on 5p RH145b   non-italic 'c'
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H146 H146b H146c H147 H147c
15c on 10p RH146 RH146b   non-italic 'c' *RH146c   italic 'o' and 'g' 15c on 25p RH147 *RH147c   italic 'o' and 'g'
Courtesy of Alan Slater. Courtesy of Niki Oquist.

 

H148 H148a H148c
15c on 50p RH148 RH148a   italic 'o' *RH148c   italic 'g'
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

Type 43

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH144 H144 43 10c on 50c yellow-green 3.75 2.00
RH144a H144a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 10.00 10.00
RH144b H144b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 10.00 10.00
RH145 H145 43 10c on 5p sky blue 3.75 2.50
RH145a H145a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 10.00 10.00
RH145b H145b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 10.00 10.00
RH146 H146 43 15c on 10p pale rose 2.50 1.25
RH146a H146a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 10.00 10.00
RH146b H146b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 10.00 10.00
*RH146c -           italic 'o' and 'g' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH147 H147 43 10c on 25p green 2.50 1.25
RH147a H147a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 10.00 10.00
RH147b H147b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 10.00 10.00
*RH147c -           italic 'o' and 'g' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH148 H148 43 15c on 50p vermilion 2.50 1.25
RH148a H148a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 10.00 10.00
RH148b H148b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 10.00 10.00
*RH148c -           italic 'g' in 'Telégrafo' - -

* I have added RH146c, RH147c and RH148c due to the examples shown above.

 

1911 As above but also overprinted '1904' i.e. on Forbin Nos. 13 and 18 of 1904. Perf. 14½.

H150 H150a
15c on 25p RH150 RH150a   italic 'o'
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH149 H149 43 10c on 50c yellow-green 100.00 5.00
RH149a H149a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 150.00 25.00
RH149b H149b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 150.00 25.00
RH150 H150 43 10c on 25p green 5.00 5.00
RH150a H150a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 25.00 25.00
RH150b H150b           non-italic 'c' in 'cts' 25.00 25.00
*RH150c - 43 15c on 50p vermilion - -

* I have added RH150c due to information received. Image needed.

 

1911 Railway stamps surcharged for revenue purposes (1903) in very dark red or in black (Forbin Nos. 7 and 8) and further surcharged
as below (45) in black on the reverse of the stamp. There are many varieties of type 45 and I will illustrate the ones I can.
Wove paper. No watermark. Perf 14

Hiscocks types 44 and 45
Taken from Hiscocks book, page 213.

 

H151 H151v1
RH151 - showing front and back RH151 - variant courtesy of Thomas Keesling. Small 'v' and '1', broken 'c'.

 

H152 H152
RH152 - I have also seen Type 45 inverted relative to the front. *RH152b - showing front and back

 

T45-15c-commonest T45-15c-variant-1 T45-15c-variant-2 T45-15c-variant-3 T45-15c-variant-4 T45-15c-variant-5
Commonest - Large 'V', large '15', sometimes
'l' of 'Vale" is broken at the top
Variant-1, Large 'V', medium '15' Variant-2, Large 'V', mixed '15' Variant-3, small 'v', large '15' Variant-4, small 'v', medium '15'
4 of my 5 examples have this broken 'c'
Variant-5, small 'v', itallic '15 cts'

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH151 H151 44, 45 10c on 5c (in dark red) on 2c dark blue 3.75 2.00
RH152 H152 44, 45 15c on 5c (in dark red) on 2c dark blue 3.75 2.00
RH152a H152a 44, 45 Type 45 inverted relative to front - -
*RH152b - 44, 45 15c on 5c (in black) on 2c dark blue - -
RH153 H153 44, 45 15c on 10c (in black) on 1c red 25.00 20.00

* I have added this due to the example shown above.

 

Telegraph stamp returned to Fiscal use
Judging by the interpretation of RH160-165,
this should be considered as a telegraph stamp (RH152) returned to Fiscal use.

 

 

1911 'Destace de Ganado' (Butchery of Livestock) revenue stamps (Forbin 1, 3 and one unlisted) in colours stated but all with original values in black,
overprinted 'TELEGRAFOS' in black as indicated and, in most cases, further surcharged in black.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 14 or imperf.

Hiscocks types 46, 46A and 47
Taken from Hiscocks, page 214.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH154 H154 46 10c pale blue 15.00 10.00
RH154a H154a           error 'TELEGRAFSO' 30.00 20.00
RH154b H154b           error 'TELEGFAFOS' 30.00 20.00
RH154c H154c           error 'TELegrAFOS' 30.00 20.00
RH154d H154d           error 'TELEGRAAFOS' 30.00 20.00
RH154e H154e           error 'TELegraFOS' 20.00 15.00
RH154f H154f           error 'TElegrAFOS' 30.00 20.00
RH154g H154g           error 'TELegraFOS' (in smaller type — 46A) 30.00 20.00
RH155 H155 46, 47 10c on 5c pale orange (imperf.) 125.00 125.00
RH156 H156 46, 47 10c on 50c yellow & green 75.00 75.00
RH157 H157 46, 47 10c on 2p grey (imperf.) 125.00 125.00
RH157a H157a           error 'TElegrAFOS' 150.00 150.00
RH157b H157b           '19 cts' for '10 cts' 250.00 250.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. It is not clear whether No. 154(g), which I have, is the same as No. 154(e) which I have not seen.
                Letters on No. 154(g) are 1¾mm (46A) as compared with 2¾mm for all others I have seen.

 

1912 As for Nos. 144-148 above but surcharged as indicated in black.

Hiscocks type 48 H158 H159
Type 48 from Hiscocks book, page 214 together with RH158 and RH159 courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH158 H158 43, 48 15c on 50c dark green 5.00 3.75
RH159 H159 43, 48 15c on 1p brown 5.00 3.75

 

1912 Fiscal stamps of 1903 (as in Nos. 151-3 above) overprinted 'Telégrafos' as below (49) and further surcharged as 50 (varieties).

Hiscocks types 49, 50, Type I and II
Taken from Hiscocks, page 214. Type I has 'V', Type II has 'v'.

Railway stamp overprints H165c
RH162 courtesy of Benjamin Singer.
I am assuming Type 45 is on the back.
RH165c front and back back.
'15' different fonts.

 

H165d H165e
RH165d front and back back.
'cts' italic.
RH165e front and back back.
large stop on end of italic 'cts'.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH160 H160 44, 49, 50 10c on 10c on 1c red 2.00 1.25
RH160a H160a           'Telégrafos' (49) reading up 10.00 2.50
RH160b H160b           'Telégrafos' (49) double 25.00 20.00
RH161 H161 44, 49, 50 5c on 15c on 5c (dark red) on 2c dark blue 5.00 2.50
RH161a H161a           surcharge (50) double 250.00 250.00
RH162 H162 44, 45, 50 15c on 10c on 10c on 1c red 7.50 2.50
RH163 H163 44, 45, 50 as for No.162 but with both 10c and 15c superimposed [SIC] 50.00 40.00
RH164 H164 44, 50 as for No.162 but with 'Vale/15cts/Correo de/1911' on reverse (SG322) 25.00 25.00
RH165 H165 44, 49, 50 10c on 15c (Type I - on reverse) on 10c on 1c red with black vertical line through the surcharge on reverse 5.00 2.50
RH165a H165a           surcharge of type II on reverse 5.00 2.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. I have not seen Nos. 160-164. Descriptions in earlier listings are very confused and my.
                interpretations of them may be in error.

My note: I have tried to correct the types in this list on the basis of examples seen.

 

1912 Fiscal stamps of 1912 (Forbin 31-34) overprinted 'Telégrafos' (49) and surcharged in black as required.
Wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 11½.

Type 51
Hiscocks type 51 (RH167 and RH168)

Varieties and other examples:

H166a H166b H167a H169
10c  *RH166a   square stop after 'cts' *RH166b   reading downwards 10c on 25c  RH167a   small '0' in '10' 10c on 1p  RH169
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH166 H166 51 10c yellow-green 3.75 2.50
*RH166a -           square stop after 'cts' - -
*RH166b -           reading downwards - -
RH167 H167 51 10c on 25c carmine / green 2.50 1.50
RH167a H167a           small '0' in '10' 7.50 5.00
RH168 H168 51 10c on 50c brown-red / blue 2.50 0.30
RH168a H168a           small '0' in '10' 7.50 1.00
RH169 H169 51 10c on 1p dark blue 2.50 1.50
RH169a H169a           small '0' in '10' 7.50 5.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown above.

 

1912 As above but overprinted 'Telégrafos' and '1912' in black.

H170  H170  H171  H172
Hiscocks Type 52
RH170 normal and with dropped '1', with (RH171 and RH172) courtesy of Benjamin Singer.
*The RH170 with '1' of '15' is significantly misplaced is courtesy of Alan Slater, Alan says this is not constant.

RH170a
However this pair suggests that it is not just a 'one-off', so I will list it as *RH170a. This image courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley.
The rectangular area behind the value suggests to me the removal of a previous value. This is clearly variable in visibility.
The lettering is also visibly variable.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH170 H170 52 15c violet 5.00 5.00
*RH170a -           Misplaced '1' in '15' 7.00 7.00
RH171 H171 52 15c on 10c yellow-green 5.00 5.00
RH172 H172 52 15c on 50c brown-red / blue 5.00 5.00

 

 

1912 As above but overprinted 'TIMBRE TELEGRAFICO' horizontally in black.

RH173 RH173
Hiscocks type 53 (RH173)
Courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley.
Hiscocks RH173a
From Wikimedia Commons

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH173 H173 (53) 10c violet / blue 2.50 2.50
RH173a H173a           error 'TELEGRATICO' 15.00 15.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Illustrations for Nos. 173-176 have not, unfortunately, become available before going to press.
                Illustration numbers 53, 54 and 55 have been allocated for a future edition.

 

1912 Similar to above but inscribed 'Timbre Telegrafico'.

H174 H175
10c   RH174 15c   RH175 courtesy Alan Slater.

Hiscocks type 54

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH174 H174 (54) 10c violet and green 2.50 2.00
RH175 H175 (54) 15c brown-red and green 15.00 12.50

 

1912 As above but overprinted 'Tbre Telegráfico'.

Hiscocks H176 H176a
15c   RH176. RH176a   'Telagráfico'
courtesy Alan Slater.

Hiscocks type 55

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH176 H176 (55) 15c yellow-brown and green 2.50 2.00
RH176a H176a           error 'Telagráfico' 15.00 15.00

 

1913 As above but values in 'cts Córdoba'.

H177 H177a H178 H178a
RH177 courtesy Alan Slater *RH177a (italic '5' and small 'c' in 'córdoba') RH178  *RH178a   ('à' in 'telegràfico')

Hiscocks type 56

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH177 H177 56 5c blue-green and black 5.00 5.00
*RH177a - 56 italic '5', small 'c' in 'córdoba' - -
RH178 H178 56 10c violet and green 5.00 5.00
*RH178a - 56 'à' in 'telegràfico' - -
RH179 H179 56 10c violet and black 40.00 40.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown above.

 

1919 No. 176 surcharged as indicated in black.

Hiscocks type 57  H180a
Type 57 taken from Hiscocks, page 216, and *RH180a courtesy of Alan Slater.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH180 H180 57 5c on 15c yellow-brown and green 50.00 40.00
*RH180a -           error 'Telagráfico' - -

* I have added this due to the example shown above.

 

1921 Official postage stamps of 1913 (SG O361-O364) surcharged as below in carmine.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 14.

Hiscocks types 58 and 59
RH181 and RH184 as in Hiscocks' book, page 216.

Varieties and other examples:

H181a H182 H183a H183b
5c on 6c  *RH181a   'Parricular' 5c on 15c  RH182 *RH183a   'Parricular' 5c on 20c  *RH183b   larger surcharge
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH181 H181 58, 59 5c on 6c blue 20.00 2.50
*RH181a -           error 'Parricular' for 'Particular' - -
ƒRH181b -           double overprint - -
RH182 H182 58, 59 5c on 15c blue 10.00 2.50
*RH182a -           error 'Parricular' for 'Particular' - -
ƒRH182b -           double overprint - -
RH183 H183 58, 59 5c on 20c blue 10.00 2.50
*RH183a -           error 'Parricular' for 'Particular' - -
*RH183b -           larger surcharge - -
RH184 H184 58, 59 10c on 10c blue 10.00 2.50
*RH184a -           error 'Parricular' for 'Particular' - -

* I have added these due to the examples shown above.

ƒ I have added RH181b and RH182b due to information received.

 

1921-1934 New design engraved by the American Bank Note Co. (Values in black).
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12.

H185 H186 H187
5c  RH185 5c  RH186 10c  RH187
Courtesy of Alan Slater. One of mine. Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H188 H190
10c  RH188 15c  RH189
Courtesy of Alan Slater. One of mine.

Hiscocks Type 60

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH185 H185 60 5c olive and black 3.75 2.50
RH186 H186 60 5c blue and black 3.75 2.50
RH187 H187 60 10c orange and black 5.00 3.75
RH188 H188 60 10c dark green and black 5.00 3.75
RH189 H190 60 15c dark blue and black 5.00 3.75
RH190 H191 60 15c carmine and black 20.00 10.00

 

H191B H191C
5c  RH191 15c  RH193
Type 60N  courtesy of Alan Slater.

Type 60N This is very similar to Type 60 but the design is physically larger.
The frame is about 4% taller and 1% wider.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
*RH191 - 60N 5c red-brown and black 5.00 3.00
ƒRH192 H189 60N 10c carmine and black 15.00 5.00
*RH193 - 60N 15c olive and black 20.00 10.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown above.
ƒ This was previously listed as the small format. I have moved it and re-numbered due to RH212a.

 

Date? Revenue stamp (TIMBRE FISCAL) overprinted 'Timbre Telégrafico / VALE / Diez Centavos / de Córdoba' in four lines in red. Old value in black.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12.

H191D H191E
2c  *RH195 2c  *RH196   1937 overprint
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

Type 60A overprint from Hiscocks, page 217.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH194 H191A 60A, ? 10c on 2c dark green and black 15.00 10.00
*RH195 - 60A,60N 10c on 2c brown 15.00 10.00
*RH196 - 60A,60N 10c on 2c grey with '1937' overprint 15.00 10.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown above.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. This stamp has not been catalogued previously and its date is not known. The same fiscal stamp was overprinted as a postal tax stamp in 1921 and
                the design is virtually identical with that of the telegraph stamps of 1921-34 (Nos. 185-191) so it seems probable that it dates from this period.

 

1923 Postage stamp of 1914 (SG 399) overprinted 'TT' as indicated in red (Timbre Telegráfico, see type 64/5).
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12.

H192  H192
Type 61 As Hiscocks book, page 217. There seems to be some variation of the overprint.
The left stamp courtesy of Alan Slater. On the right is one of mine.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH197 H192 61 5c deep bluish grey 7.50 1.50

 

1923? As RH186, above but overprinted 'R. de T.' ("Reconstrucción de Telégrafos") as indicated in black.
Nic-R de T Nic-R de T
Type 62

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
*RH198 - 60, 62 5c blue (RH186) 15.00 15.00

* Seen with a subsequent postal overprint (similar to H193b below).

 

1924 As RH185, RH186 and RH190, above but overprinted 'R. de C.' ("Reconstrucción de Communicaciones") as indicated in black.

Hiscocks type 62 H193a Nic-RdC-1 H193b
Type 62A 5c  *RH201 Type 62B 1c on 15c  *RH202
My attempt at rendering Courtesy of Alan Slater. My attempt at rendering Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH199 H193 60, 62A 5c dark green (B) 5.00 2.50
*RH200 - 60, 62A         olive-brown (RH185, B) 10.00 5.00
*RH201 - 60N, 62A         light blue (B) 10.00 5.00
*RH202 - 60, 62B 1c on 15c dark blue (R) 10.00 5.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. This was an obligatory tax stamp to finance the rebuilding of the main Post Office
                in Managua which burned down April, 1921 and was replaced in 1930.

 

1927 As above but overprinted as indicated.

Resello-1927 H193c
Type 62C 5c  *RH203
My attempt at rendering Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
*RH203 - 60N, 62C 5c blue (R) 10.00 5.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown.

 

1928 As above but overprinted as indicated.

Resello-1928 H193d H193e H193f
Type 62D 5c  *H204 5c (on RH200)  *H205 10c  *H206
My attempt at rendering Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
*RH204 - 60N, 62D 5c blue (V) 10.00 5.00
*RH205 - 60, 62D 5c olive-brown (RH200, V) 10.00 5.00
*RH206 - 60N, 62D 10c green (V) 10.00 5.00

* I have added these due to the examples shown.

 

1930 - RH188 surcharged as indicated in black.

Hiscocks type 63 H194 H194a
Type 63 10c  H207 10c  *H207a (inverted surcharge)
From Hiscocks book Courtesy of Alan Slater. One of mine.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH207 H194 63,60 0.05C on 10c dark green and black 5.00 2.50
*RH207a -   inverted surcharge 50.00 25.00

* I have added this due to the example shown.

 

 

1934 Postage stamps of 1929 (SG 620 and 622), but without the control marks, overprinted as indicated in carmine.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12.

Hiscocks types 64 and 65 H196A
*H210 courtesy of Alan Slater.

Types 64 and 65 from Hiscocks book, page 218.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH208 H195 (64), 65 5c brownish grey 15.00 2.00
RH209 H196 (64), 65 10c brown-red 15.00 3.75
*RH210 - (64), 65 15c orange (R) 20.00 5.00

* I have added this due to the example shown above.

 

1935 As type 60N (RH191-3) above but additionally overprinted as indicated in vermilion or blue.

Hiscocks type 66 H197 H198a H199
Type 66 5c  RH211 10c  RH212a 15c  RH213
From Hiscocks book, page 218 Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH211 H197 60N, 66 5c red-brown and black (vermilion) 5.00 7.50
RH211a H197a           overprint in blue 10.00 15.00
RH212 H198 60N, 66 10c carmine and black (vermilion) 5.00 7.50
RH212a H198a           overprint in blue 10.00 15.00
RH213 H199 60N, 66 15c olive green and black (vermilion) 5.00 7.50
RH213a H199a           overprint in blue 10.00 15.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Presumably the 'RESELLADO' overprints were analogous to the various 'RESELLO' overprints applied to
                postage stamps between 1927 and 1936 as a security measure to prevent the reuse of cleaned stamps.

 

1936 As type 60 above but additionally overprinted 'COMUNICACIONES RECONSTRUCTIÓN' and value in black.
Plus a 1936 overprint in red as indicated.

H167 H167 H167 H167
Type 66A courtesy of ibredguy.co.uk on ebay. Type 66B courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
*RH214 - 60, 66A 5c green (red) 2.00 2.00
*RH215 - 60, 66B 1c on 5c green (red) 2.00 2.00
sRH215a -           'Cenavo' 10.00 10.00
sRH215b -           'Centavos' 10.00 10.00

* My note: Judging by the items above, 'Resello' overprints were also applied to telegraph stamps.
Despite Hiscocks General Note (below H205 below), he allocated no space for them in his numbering system.
This is one of the reasons for introducing the 'RH' numbers.
s The Scott catalogue lists these (RA53) as they were required on mail also
.

 

 

1949 Law of 13 October 1949. Perf.12
imprint of, the 'American Bank Note Co. NY.'

1949 5 cent   1949 5 cent Specimen

Type 66C. - used and specimen.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
*RH216 - 66C 5c turquoise 12.00 6.00

* I have added this due to the example shown above.

 

 

Semana de Communicaciones (week of Communications)

The purpose of these was to raise money for the Post & Telecommunications staff pension fund.

These were obligatory on all letters, telegrams and telephone services within Nicaragua for just the second week of November from 1954 to 1970.
Each use of the service during that week was supposed to have these stamps added equal in value to the value of the service used.

Nic-AS-Cover-1
Here is an example of correct usage with a 1955 air mail cover to the USA, courtesy of Alan Slater.
The 5c stamp at the bottom left is listed by Scott as a scial welfare tax stamp that they date as 1956!

Nic-NO-1964
A piece of 1964 showing a later type, courtesy of Nik Oquist.

 

1954 Airmail postage stamp of 1939 (SG 1031) surcharged as shown in black or red.
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12.

Hiscocks types 67 and 67A
Numbering from Hiscocks book, page 218, illustrations of RH221 and RH219 courtesy of Allan Slater/

Varieties and other examples:

H200 H200a
5c on 3c RH217 5c on 3c with letter 'A' in red *RH217a
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH218 H201a
10c on 3c RH218 10c on 3c with letter 'B' in yellow *RH218a
Courtesy of Nik Oquist. Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H202a H202
15c on 3c in black *RH219 15c on 3c in red RH219a
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H203 H203a
25c on 3c RH220 25c on 3c with letter 'C' in green *RH220a
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H204 H204a
50c on 3c in red RH221 50c on 3c with letter 'D' in black *RH221a
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H205
1p on 3c in black RH222
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH217 H200 67 5c on 3c dull blue (Black) 1.50 1.50
*RH217a -           Nov.1962 overprinted 'A' in Red - -
RH218 H201 67 10c on 3c dull blue (Black) 1.25 1.25
*RH218a -           Nov.1962 overprinted 'B' in Yellow - -
*RH219 - 67 15c on 3c dull blue (Black) 1.50 1.50
RH219a H202 67A Nov.1959 15c on 3c dull blue (Red) 1.50 1.50
RH220 H203 67 25c on 3c dull blue (Black) 2.50 2.50
*RH220a -           Nov.1962 overprinted 'C' in Green - -
RH221 H204 67 50c on 3c dull blue (Black) 2.50 2.50
*RH221a -           Nov.1962 overprinted 'D' in Black - -
RH222 H205 67 1p on 3c dull blue (Black) 5.00 5.00

* I have added these to accommodate the examples above.
I suspect that I will probably be adding an RH222a when I see one.

 

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes and general note:

Note 1. Previous lists imply that Nos. 200-205 are all of type 67 in black but my copy of No. 202 is as indicated, (67A).
Note 2. My copy of No. 200 bears a further overprinted capital 'A', 5¾mm high, in red while my No. 203 bears a capital 'G' in green in the same type.
                The significance of these is not known but they are definitely overprints and both stamps bear the usual purple cancellations.
General Note. No confirmation that the use of telegraph stamps ceased after 1956 has been forthcoming and there may also exist so far unlisted issues
                between 1935 and 1956.

 

 

Nov. 1964 Airmail postage stamp of 1939 (SG 1031) surcharged similar to above in red, but without 'Vale' or 'cents.'
Change to "telegraficos" instead of "telegrafico". White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 12.

H206
Type 67C   (5c on 3c RH223)
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H207 H207a
10c on 3c RH224 Type 67D,  larger value, quotes added   (10c on 3c RH230)
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H208 H208
15c on 3c RH225 15c on 3c RH231 (larger value)
Courtesy of Alan Slater. One of mine.

 

H209 H215
25c on 3c RH226 25c on 3c RH232 (larger value)
Courtesy of Nik Oquist. Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

H210 H211
50c on 3c RH227 1p on 3c RH228
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1964 Description Mint Used
*RH223 - 67C 5c on 3c dull blue 1.50 1.50
*RH224 - 67C 10c on 3c dull blue 1.50 1.50
*RH225 - 67C 15c on 3c dull blue 1.50 1.50
*RH226 - 67C 25c on 3c dull blue 2.50 2.50
*RH227 - 67C 50c on 3c dull blue 2.50 2.50
*RH228 - 67C 1p on 3c dull blue 4.00 4.00

 

Nov. 1965   Larger value, quotation marks added.

RH # Hisc. Type. 1965 Description Mint Used
ƒRH229 - 67D 5c on 3c dull blue 1.50 1.50
*RH230 - 67D 10c on 3c dull blue 1.50 1.50
*RH231 - 67D 15c on 3c dull blue 1.50 1.50
*RH232 - 67D 25c on 3c dull blue 2.50 2.50
ƒRH233 - 67D 50c on 3c dull blue 2.50 2.50
ƒRH234 - 67D 1p on 3c dull blue 4.00 4.00

* I have added these to accommodate the examples above, and information received.
There may yet be more of type 67D to add.

ƒ I have not seen these, but it seems likely they exist so I have added numbering for them.

 

1966 Airmail postage stamp of 1961 (Scott C452) surcharged as shown in red
White wove paper. No watermark. Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland.
Perforations are 11¾(short edge) x 11(long edge).

1966-5c 1966-10c Type 67D 1966-25c 1966-50c
Type 67E   (5c on 3c RH235) Type 67E   (10c on 3c RH236) 15c on 3c RH237, courtesy of Alan Slater Type 67E   (25c on 3c RH238) Type 67E   (50c on 3c RH239)

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1966 Description Mint Used
*RH235 - 67E 5c on 3c yellow and black (100,000) 1.20 1.20
*RH236 - 67E 10c on 3c yellow and black (75,000) 1.50 1.50
*RH237 - 67E 15c on 3c yellow and black (75,000) 1.50 1.50
*RH238 - 67E 25c on 3c yellow and black (60,000) 2.50 2.50
*RH239 - 67E 50c on 3c yellow and black (50,000) 2.00 3.00
*RH240 - 67E 1p on 3c yellow and black (50,000) 4.00 4.00

* I have added these to accommodate examples observed.
I have given the quantities authorized, as shown at: http://sajurin.enriquebolanos.org/vega/docs/G-1966-09-26.pdf
and also at: legislacion.asamblea.gob.ni.
It should be noted that both of these refer to the use of a black overprint, whereas I have only seen red.
Possibly that was a mistake, or possibly there are/were some in black, but a change was made to red due to lack of contrast.
I would be interested to hear from anyone that has any of these with a black overprint.

 

 

1968 Airmail postage stamp of 1961 (Scott C451) surcharged as shown in red
White wove paper. No watermark. Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, Holland.
Perforations are 11¾(short edge) x 11(long edge).

Type 67E 1968-25c 1968-50c
15c on 2c RH243, courtesy of Alan Slater Type 67F   (25c on 2c RH244) Type 67F   (50c on 2c RH245)

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1968 Description Mint Used
*RH241 - 67F 5c on 2c yellow, black, blue and green (70,000) 1.20 1.20
*RH242 - 67F 10c on 2c yellow, black, blue and green (55,000) 1.50 1.50
*RH243 - 67F 15c on 2c yellow, black, blue and green (55,000) 1.50 1.50
*RH244 - 67F 25c on 2c yellow, black, blue and green (35,000) 2.00 2.00
*RH245 - 67F 50c on 2c yellow, black, blue and green (20,000) 4.00 4.00
*RH246 - 67F 1p on 2c yellow, black, blue and green (25,000) 3.00 3.00

* I have added these to accommodate the examples above and observed.
I have given the quantities authorized, as shown at: http://sajurin.enriquebolanos.org/vega/docs/G-1968-09-20.pdf

 

 

BLUEFIELDS

Zelaya Province (Bluefields and Cabo Gracias à Dios) had a currency based on silver early in the 1900's.
Because of this it's money was worth about double the money in the rest of the country.
To prevent them buying their stamps elsewhere at effectively half price,
the local stamps were overprinted to ensure that full price was paid for them.
This ended late in 1912 when the gold 'cordoba' was adopted throughout the country.

I have it on good authority that:
"[These overprints] are all rubber handstamps until 1908, when the overprints started to be printed.
There are quite a few forgeries and some stamps were overprinted in the Managua post office to fulfil dealers' orders.
Unfortunately, all the records were lost in the fire after the earthquake in 1931.
Hence, the only safe way of collecting these - and the postage stamps - to ensure that they are genuine, is to only collect used stamps.
Quality control was never a strongpoint in Nicaraguan stamp production circles!"

1908 Nicaragua telegraph stamps of the Nos. indicated overprinted with a 'B', etc. of type 68.
Other details as before.

Hiscocks type 68 Bluefields H2 Bluefields H2 Bluefields H5
Type 68 from Hiscocks book. RH2 *RH3b - courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley. RH5 - courtesy of Thomas Keesling.

 

Bluefields H5c Bluefields H1a Bluefields H5d
RH5c - I presume the bottom
of the overprint is too feint to see ?
RH6 - courtesy of Benjamin Singer. RH7b - courtesy of Thomas Keesling.
again only the 'B' is apparent.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH1 H1 68 10c reddish violet (shades)(RH77) 15.00 7.50
RH2 H2 68 10c on 30c on 6c rose (RH88) 20.00 5.00
RH2a H2a           heavy line over 30c 30.00 10.00
RH2b H2b           first 'e' of Telégrafos inverted 40.00 40.00
RH3 H3 68 10c on 30c blue (RH102) 20.00 5.00
RH3a H3a           surcharge in dark blue 30.00 10.00
*RH3b -           surcharge on (RH102b) 30.00 10.00
RH4 H4 68 10c on 1c blue (RH130) 50.00 40.00
RH4a H4a           surcharge reading down (?) - -
RH5 H5 68 10c on 2c orange (RH114) 5.00 3.75
RH5a H5a           error — 'Telégrafso' 15.00 15.00
RH5b H5b           first surcharge inverted 25.00 25.00
RH5c -           'B' sideways 5.00 3.75
RH6 H6 68 15c grey-blue (RH78) 25.00 3.75
RH7 H7 68 15c on 2c orange (RH118) 7.50 5.00
RH7a H7a           error — 'Telégrafso' 15.00 15.00
RH7b -           'B' sideways-inverted 7.50 5.60
RH8 H8 68 20c yellow-brown (RH79) 10.00 7.50

* This has been added due to the example illustrated above.

 

1908 As above but overprinted with a 'B', etc. of type 69 in black.
Other details as before.

Hiscocks type 69 Bluefields H9 Bluefields H10 Bluefields H11 Bluefields H15
Type 69 from Hiscocks book. RH9 RH10 RH11 - courtesy of Benjamin Singer. RH15

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH9 H9 69 10c on 2c bright orange (RH123) 3.75 2.50
RH9a H9a           error — 'Telégrafso' 15.00 10.00
RH10 H10 69 10c (in carmine) on 5c dark blue (RH124b) 20.00 5.00
RH10a H10a           error — 'Telégrafso' 40.00 30.00
RH11 H11 69 10c (in carmine) on 30c blue (RH104) 20.00 3.75
RH12 H12 69 10c (in blue) on 50c crimson (RH105) 20.00 3.75
RH13 H13 69 10c on 50c crimson (RH106) 25.00 5.00
RH14 H14 69 10c on 1p orange (RH107) 75.00 50.00
RH15 H15 69 10c (in carmine) on 3p deep blue-green (RH109) 75.00 5.00
RH16 H16 69 15c on 3p deep blue-green (RH111) 75.00 5.00

 

1908 As above but overprinted with a 'B', etc. of type 70 in red.
Other details as before.

Hiscocks type 70 Bluefields H17
Hiscocks Type 70 RH17

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH17 H17 70 10c on 1c green (RH125) 3.75 3.75
RH17a H17a           error — 'Telégrafso' 15.00 15.00
RH17b H17b           surcharge reading upwards 10.00 10.00

 

1910 (August or earlier) Postage stamp of Nicaragua of 1909 (SG284) — similar to Type 34 of Nicaragua — overprinted in
black ('TELEGRAFOS'), carmine (blocks in lower corners) and sage green (remainder).
White wove paper. No watermark. Perf.12.

Hiscocks types 71, 72 and 73 Hiscocks H18f
Type 71 - 'B' 2mm   (H18) Type 72 - 'B' 2.75mm   (H18a) Type 73 - 'B' 3.3mm   (H18c) Type 73 - 'B' 3.3mm   (H18f)
Images courtesy of Victor Gugliano (victorgg) on ebay. Images courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
- H18 71 5c on 10c crimson ('B' 2mm) 15.00 15.00
- H18a 72         'B' 2.75mm 25.00 25.00
- H18b           as 18a but 'c' for 'e' in 'Centavos' 50.00 50.00
- H18c 73         'B' 3.3mm 20.00 20.00
- H18d           as 18c but 'c' for 'e' in 'Centavos' 60.00 60.00
- H18e           as 18c but with thick 'Z' 50.00 50.00
- H18f           as 18c but with 'Z' omitted 50.00 50.00

 

My note: These are H135 overprinted in the red and green.
  According to the Scott Catalog, these were not used for telegraphic purposes,  
but instead were only used for postal purposes. They list it as Z1.
Hiscocks gave the date of these as October 1910,
but the central used one can be clearly seen as dated August 1910.
I will not list it (for now) but will leave the number available.

 

1911 RH110 overprinted with Type 70. Other details as before.

Hiscocks type 70 Bluefields H19 Bluefields H19c Bluefields H19e Bluefields H19f
Taken from Hiscocks book, page 220. RH19 RH19c - courtesy of Benjamin Singer. RH19e - courtesy of Alan Slater. RH19f - courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH19 H19 70 15c on 30c blue (RH110) 3.75 2.50
RH19a H19a           surcharge double (or overprint ?) - -
RH19b H19b           Zelaya overprint inverted 10.00 10.00
RH19c H19c           Zelaya overprint in red 5.00 5.00
RH19d H19d           Zelaya overprint red and inverted 10.00 10.00
RH19e H19e           surcharge reading upwards 5.00 5.00
RH19f H19f           RH19d with surcharge reading upwards - -

 

1911 Postage stamps of 1909 overprinted as types 37 and 70.

Hiscocks type 70 Bluefields H20 Hiscocks type 55
Hiscocks Type 70 RH20 RH21
courtesy of gandalf_the_white_1952 on ebay.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH20 H20 70 10c crimson (RH135) 10.00 3.75
*RH21 - 70 15c grey (RH141) - -

* I have added this because of the example shown.

 

1911 Telegraph stamp of Nicaragua overprinted as below.
Other details as before.

Hiscocks type 74 Bluefields H9 Type 74A
Taken from page 220
of Hiscocks book.
RH22 (inv) - courtesy of Benjamin Singer. Type 74A.
I am not totally convinced that this is type 74 overprint (inverted)
as it clearly has curved 'underlining'.
To me it looks more like this,
though it will need a better image.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH22 H21 74 ? 10c on 2c bright orange (RH123) 5.00 2.50
RH22a H21a           error — 'Telégrafso' 25.00 15.00

 

1912 Telegraph stamp of Nicaragua of Nos. indicated overprinted with type 70 in black.
Other details as before.
H22
*RH23c courtesy of Alan Slater.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH23 H22 70 10c on 1c green (RH125) 25.00 25.00
RH23a H22a           error — 'Telégrafso' 50.00 40.00
RH23b H22b           surcharge reading upwards 40.00 30.00
*RH23c -           overprint in red - -
RH24 H23 69 15c on 1c green (RH127 or RH128) 25.00 25.00

* I have added this because of the example shown.

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. It is not clear whether No. 23 is based on No. 127 (American Bank Note Co.)
                or No. 128 (Waterlow & Sons). Information would be welcome.

 

1912 As above but overprinted with type 74 in black.
Other details as before.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH25 H24 74 15c grey-black (RH141) 20.00 2.50
RH25a H24a           error — 'TELEGRAFOS' inverted. 30.00 3.75

 

1912 As above but overprinted with 'B' of type 75 or 76 below in black.
Other details as before.

Hiscocks types 75 and 76
Types 75 (RH30c from Hiscocks book) and 76 (RH27).

Bluefields RH33
RH33 (variant 5) courtesy of Thomas Keesling.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH26 H25 75 10c on 5c on 2c dark blue (RH151) 25.00 5.00
RH27 H26 76 10c on 20c olive-brown (RH137) 15.00 3.75
RH28 H27 75 10c on 50c yellow-green (RH144) 25.00 15.00
RH28a H27a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 50.00 50.00
RH28b H27b           non italic 'c' in 'cts' 50.00 50.00
RH28c H27c           italic 'g' and 'o' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH29 H28 75 10c on 5p sky blue (RH145) 25.00 25.00
RH29a H28a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 50.00 50.00
RH29b H28b           non italic 'c' in 'cts' 50.00 50.00
RH29c H28c           italic 'g' and 'o' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH30 H29 75 15c on 10p pale rose (RH146) 25.00 25.00
RH30a H29a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 50.00 50.00
RH30b H29b           non italic 'c' in 'cts' 50.00 50.00
RH30c H29c           italic 'g' and 'o' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH31 H30 75 15c on 25p blue green (RH147) 25.00 25.00
RH31a H30a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 50.00 50.00
RH31b H30b           non italic 'c' in 'cts' 50.00 50.00
RH31c H30c           italic 'g' and 'o' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH32 H31 75 15c on 50p vermilion (RH148) 25.00 25.00
RH32a H31a           italic 'o' in 'Telégrafo' 50.00 50.00
RH32b H31b           non italic 'c' in 'cts' 50.00 50.00
RH32c H31c           italic 'g' and 'o' in 'Telégrafo' - -
RH33 H32 75 15c on 5c on 2c dark blue (RH152)   25.00 25.00

 

1912 Telegraph stamps of Nicaragua overprinted 'B' of type 77 below.
Other details as before.

Hiscocks type 77
Taken from Hiscocks book, page 221.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH34 H33 77 15c on 10c yellow-green (RH171)   75.00 60.00

 

 

 

CABO GRACIAS À DIOS

(Cape thanks be to god)

1910 Telegraph stamps of Nicaragua of Nos. indicated overprinted with 'CABO' in black.
Other details as before.

RH # Hisc. Description Mint Used
RH1 H1 10c on 20c olive-brown (RH137) 100.00 100.00
RH2 H2 15c grey-black (RH141) 100.00 100.00

 

1911 Fiscal (Destace de Ganado) stamps of Nicaragua (as used for No. 154, etc. of Nicaragua) with original
values and further overprinted CABO and Telegrafos and surcharged as necessary in black.

RH # Hisc. Description Mint Used
RH3 H3 10c greenish blue 85.00 85.00
RH4 H4 10c on 5c orange 100.00 100.00
RH5 H5 10c on 20c carmine 125.00 125.00
RH6 H6 10c on 50c yellow-green 125.00 125.00
RH7 H7 10c on 1p yellow-brown 200.00 200.00
RH8 H8 10c on 2p grey 100.00 100.00
RH9 H9 20c carmine 50.00 50.00
RH10 H10 1p yellow-brown 150.00 150.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Nos. 1 to 10 above are rare and I have not seen copies. I have not been able to discover
                which type of 'Cabo' overprint was used. Information would be welcome.

 

My note: The following may well pre-date the above, but for the time being I add them here to preserve Steve Hiscocks' numbering.

 

1904-5 ? Telegraph stamps of Nicaragua of RH77-84 overprinted as shown with 'CABO' in purple.
The Scott catalogue shows postage stamps with a similar overprint that they date as 1904-5.

Cabo-Ovp-1 Ovp-1 on 10c H77
Overprint Type C1
RH11   (Type C1 on RH77)
- courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH11 - C1/18 10c reddish violet (shades) - -
RH12 - C1/18 15c grey-blue (shades) - -
RH13 - C1/18 20c yellow-brown (shades) - -
RH14 - C1/18 30c steel blue (shades) - -
RH15 - C1/18 50c crimson - -
RH16 - C1/18 1p yellow-orange to orange - -
RH17 - C1/18 2p rose - -
RH18 - C1/18 3p deep blue-green - -

 

1905 ? Telegraph stamps of Nicaragua of Nos. RH77-84 overprinted with 'CABO' as shown in purple.
The Scott catalogue shows postage stamps with a similar overprint that they date as 1905.

Cabo-Ovp-2 Ovp-2 on 10c H77 Ovp-2 on 15c H78
Overprint Type C2
RH19   (Type C2 on RH77)
- courtesy of Alan Slater.
RH20   (Type C2 on RH78)
- courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

Ovp-2 on 20c H79 Ovp-2 on 30c H80
RH21   (Type C2 on RH79)
- courtesy of Alan Slater.
RH22   (Type C2 on RH80)
- courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH19 - C1/18 10c reddish violet (shades) - -
RH20 - C1/18 15c grey-blue (shades) - -
RH21 - C1/18 20c yellow-brown (shades) - -
RH22 - C1/18 30c steel blue (shades) - -
RH23 - C1/18 50c crimson - -
RH24 - C1/18 1p yellow-orange to orange - -
RH25 - C1/18 2p rose - -
RH26 - C1/18 3p deep blue-green - -

 

 

 

Postal use of Telegraph stamps.

It seems there was some postal use of Telegraph stamps, particularly in Bluefields.
Bluefields-11.8.1899
Bluefields, 11.8.1899 - Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

Bluefields-3.8.1899
Bluefields, 3.8.1899 - Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

Bluefields-24.8.1899-Bisect
Bluefields, 24.8.1899 Bisected, apparently there was a stamp shortage so this was not uncommon in Bluefields at the time.
Image courtesy of Alan Slater.

Bluefields-21.1.1911
There was a shortage of stamps in Nicaragua in 1911, so they used anything they could for postage.
Courtesy of Alan Slater.

 

I need many images to complete this.
If anyone can provide scans to help, I am happy to give appropriate credit.

 

 

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