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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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Panama.

I would like to thank Federico Brid and Joe Ross, authors of the Panama Telegraph Stamp Catalog in 2000
who have kindly allowed me to use images from it on this web-page.

 

Panama under Columbian control.

1892 On coloured wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.


Hiscocks type 1.

Panama-H1 Panama-H2 Panama-H3
H1 H2 H3

Click on any of these three to see complete sheets (10x5), courtesy of Federico Brid.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH1 H1 1 5c green / pale bluish green 20.00 -
RH2 H2 1 10c red / pale pinkish brown 10.00 -
RH3 H3 1 20c blue / pale rose 12.00 -

 

 

Republic of Panama.

1917 Postage stamps of 1906 (SG 144, etc.) overprinted 'TELEGRAFOS' in black (type 3).White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Panama-H4 Panama-T3 Panama-H5
Type 2, RH4 Type 3 Type 4, RH5
Panama-H5 Panama-H5
Type 5, RH6 Type 6, RH7
Panama-T3A Panama-H5A Panama-H5B
Type 3A Accent on 'É' and less sloping. *RH8 *RH8a   Double 'S' i.e. 'TELÉGRAFOSS'


Images for RH6, RH7, RH8 and RH8a kindly supplied by Federico Brid.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH4 H4 (2), 3 2c carmine and black (SG 144) 2.50 2.00
RH5 H5 (4), 3 10c violet and black (SG 148) 2.50 2.00
RH6 H6 (5), 3 25c brown and black (SG 149) 3.75 3.00
RH7 H7 6, 3 50c black (overprint in red) (SG 150) 5.00 3.75
*RH8 - (4), 3A 10c violet and black (SG 148) 3.75 3.00
*RH8a - (4), 3A       error 'TELEGRAFOSS' 17.50 15.00

* I have added these.

 

1917 Postage stamps of 1906-11 (SG 151, etc.) overprinted as (before but horizontally) or as below in black, red, or blue. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Panama-H8 Panama-H9 Panama-H10
RH9 No accent on 'É' RH10 Accent on 'É' RH11 No accent on 'É'

 

RH12 RH12a RH13 RH13a
RH12 Accent on 'É' RH12a *RH13 No accent on 'É' *RH13a

Images of RH9, RH10, RH12a and RH13a kindly supplied by Federico Brid.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH9 H8 8, 3 ½c orange (SG 151) 10.00 15.00
RH10 H9 8, 7 1c (B 0.01) on ½c carmine (SG 151b) 5.00 5.00
RH11 H10 8, 9 5c on ½c carmine (SG 151b) (overprint in blue) 2.50 4.00
RH11a H10a           overprint inverted 15.00 10.00
RH11b H10b           overprint double 15.00 20.00
RH11c H10c           overprint black 10.00 7.50
RH12 H11 5, (9) 20c on 25c brown and black (SG 149) (overprint in red, 'E' with acute) 5.00 2.50
RH12a H11a           overprint double 20.00 5.00
*RH13 - 5, (9) 25c brown and black (SG 149) (overprint in black, 'E' without acute) 5.00 4.00
*RH13a -           overprint double 30.00 25.00

* I have added these.
It is possible for some of these overprints to be quite badly shifted.

 

1919 Revenue stamps of 1917 (?) overprinted 'TELEGRAFOS' in black or red. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12

Panama H12 Panama H13 Panama H14
RH14   from Wiki-Commons. RH15   kindly supplied by Brid and Ross. RH16   kindly supplied by Ron of antiquetriode on ebay.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH14 H12 10 1B brownish orange (overprint in black) 40.00 15.00
RH15 H13 11 2B on 5B blue (overprint in red) 50.00 30.00
RH16 H14 12 5B blue (overprint in red) 100.00 75.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. The last Forbin catalogue was published in 1915 and it is not therefore possible to give Forbin references.
                I am aware of no later catalogue covering Panamanian revenue stamps.

 

1919 Postage stamps of 1909-17 (SG152, 157) overprinted as above (10). White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.
Imprint of the American Bank Note Co. N.Y.

H15 H15c H16
Type 13   -   RH17 Type 13   -   RH17c Type 14   -   RH18

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH17 H15 (13), (10) 1c green and black (overprint in red) 12.00 2.00
RH17a H15a           error — 'TELEGARFOS' (last stamp in sheet of 100) 30.00 25.00
RH17b -           overprint double 25.00 20.00
RH17c -           overprint in black 12.00 2.00
RH18 H16 (14), (10) 10c violet and black (overprint in black) 10.00 2.00
RH18a H16a           overprint double 25.00 20.00

It is likely that permutations of H15 varieties exist.

 

1919-1921 New design. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

 

Panama H17 Panama H18 Panama H19 Panama H20
Type 15, RH19   ½ c. Type 15, RH20   1 c. Type 15, RH21   5 c. Type 15, RH22   10 c.
Panama H21 Panama H22 Panama H23
Type 15, RH23   20 c. Type 15, RH24   25 c. Type 15, RH25   50 c.
Panama H24 Panama H25
Type 16, RH26   1 B. Type 16, RH27   5 B.

8 of these were issued in 1919. The 20c was issued in 1921.
For some reason, although the design is about the same height, the 20c is about 0.5mm wider than the others and the imprint is bigger (yes I did physically check).

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH19 H17 15 ½c orange 4.00 4.00
RH20 H18 15 1c deep green 4.00 4.00
RH21 H19 15 5c indigo 4.00 4.00
RH22 H20 15 10c deep reddish violet 4.00 4.00
RH23 H21 15 20c lake-brown (1921) 3.00 2.00
RH24 H22 15 25c carmine-red 4.00 2.00
RH25 H23 15 50c deep brown 6.00 3.00
RH26 H24 16 1B blue-black 12.00 8.00
RH27 H25 16 5B olive-black 30.00 10.00

 

1924-1934 Postage stamps of 1915-21 (SG 161 etc.) overprinted as indicated in black, red or purple.
Stamps have black designs surrounded by coloured frames. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

taken from Hiscocks page 236
Images taken from Hiscocks page 236.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH28 H26 17, (19) 2½c vermilion and black (SG 164) 12.00 2.50
RH29 H27 18, 19 2½c on 3c bright violet and black (SG 165) red overprint 15.00 4.00
RH29a H27a           overprint double 40.00 40.00
RH30 H28 18, 20 2½c on 3c bright violet and black (SG 165) red overprint 5.00 2.50

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. The overprint on No. 26 omits the bottom line of 19 since the value is unchanged.

 

 

Panama H29 Panama H30
RH31   50c. RH32   1 B.
Images kindly supplied by Federico Brid.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH31 H29 21 50c yellow-orange and black (SG 181) purple overprint 50.00 30.00
RH32 H30 21 1B deep violet and black (SG 182) purple overprint 60.00 40.00

 

 

1928(?) As above.
Stamps have black designs surrounded by coloured frames. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

H31 H31a
taken from Hiscocks page 236
Images taken from Hiscocks page 236.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH33 H31 18, 23 5c on 3c bright violet and black (SG 165) red overprint 4.00 2.50
*RH33a -           vermilion overprint 4.00 2.50
RH34 H32 22, 23 5c on 10c orange and black (SG 167) red overprint 6.00 5.00

* I have added this.

 

1934 Postage stamp of 1909-17 (SG 153) overprinted 'TELEGRAFOS' as type 3 in black.

Type 24
RH35

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH35 H33 (24), 3 2c vermilion and black 7.50 5.00

 

1935 N0. 20 overprinted as type 25 in red.

taken from Hiscocks page 237 Panama H34
Type 25 on Type 15, RH36

Type 25 Image taken from Hiscocks page 237. H24 courtesy of Federico Brid.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH36 H34 15, 25 5c on 10c deep reddish violet 7.00 5.00

 

1935 Postage stamp of 1911 (SG 151b) overprinted 'TELÉGRAFOS' as type 26. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf 12.

taken from Hiscocks page 237
Image taken from Hiscocks page 237.

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH37 H35 8, 26 ½c (0.0½B) on ½c carmine 15.00 15.00

 

Stationery.

Compañia Telegrafica de Centro y Sud America.

This company appears to have been based in Panama.
The "VIA GALVESTON." suggests an affiliation.

Sale 56 Lot 336
1888, Registration, 10c black on gray, used with Panama 10c black on yellow (11), tied by "Panama, 2 Jul 1888"
duplex on telegraph imprint cover to Venezuela, "Certificado" framed handstamp,
courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

Sale 56 Lot 319
Colombia 1889, Registration, 10c red on yellowish, used with Panama 1887 5c black on blue,
tied by blue "Panama, 9 Set 1890" duplex on "Via Galveston" imprint cover to Cartagena,
courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

Sale 58 Lot 2553
Colombia 1892, Registration, 10c yellow brown with Colombia 5c blue
tied by "Panama, 25 Nov 1896" duplex on preprinted Telegraph Company envelope,
courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

Sale 56 Lot 324
Colombia 1895, Registration, 10c deep brown on rose buff, with Panama 1894 10c on 50c brown,
tied by "Panama, 1 Dec 1894" duplex on purple gray telegraph imprint cover to Caracas, Venezuela,
courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

Sale 58 Lot 2647
1900 Mar. 14th Provisional use with #79 cancelled by large "R" handstamp on telegraph cover front 
courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

Sale 58 Lot 2556
Colombia 1902, Registration, 20c Red Brown with 10c orange (18) tied by "Panama, 13 Jul 1903" duplex,
courtesy of Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions. (click on image for listing).

 


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