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Spain — National Telegraph Stamps.

1864 (1 July) Typographed on white wove paper. No watermark, Imperf.

Spain-H1 Spain-H2 Spain-H3 Spain-H4
H1 courtesy of Paul & Les Bottomley H2, 4 Reales H3 courtesy of Laurens at Dutchstamp H4, 20 Reales

 

Hisc. 1864 Description Mint Used
H1 1r brown 70.00 18.00
H1a         red-brown 70.00 15.00
H2 4r rose 70.00 18.00
H2a         pale rose 70.00 15.00
H3 16r green 80.00 18.00
H3a         dark green 80.00 15.00
H4 20r black 100.00 30.00

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. Used stamps of 1864 to 1868 or 9 are normally cancelled with a rough punched hole of 3-4mm diameter.
Note 2. My copy of Morley's catalogue has a pencilled notation covering Nos. 1-4 (or possibly 1-3)
                "were rare but 1 sheet of each was found" !

My note: I understand that there are 'replicas' of these around.
Anyone know how to recognise them ?

 

1865 (1 January) Typographed on tinted wove paper. No watermark, Imperf.

Spain-H5 Spain-H6 Spain-H7 Spain-H8
1r - H5 4r - H6 16r - H7 20r - H8
A couple of mine. H7 and H8 images courtesy of
Gerardo de Villegas (Gdev02 on delcampe, click for listing).

 

 

Hisc. 1865 Description Mint Used
H5 1r blue/rose 90.00 15.00
H5a         dark blue/rose 110.00 18.00
H6 4r black/green 100.00 15.00
H7 16r carmine/yellow 250.00 35.00
H8 20r rose/pale rose 400.00 35.00

 

1865 (1 September) As above but on white paper and Perf. 14

Spain-H10 Spain-H11 Spain-H11
20Rs - H10 16Rs - H11 20Rs - H12
H10 and H12 are courtesy of egv auction on ebay)

 

Hisc. 1865 Description Mint Used
H9 1r violet 120.00 12.00
H9a         deep violet 150.00 15.00
H10 4r blue 120.00 12.00
H10a         imperf. 180.00 -
H10b         imperf. between horizontal pair 320.00 -
H10c         dark blue 150.00 15.00
H11 16r green 150.00 15.00
H11a         yellow green 160.00 16.00
H12 20r rose 250.00 25.00
H12a         rose-carmine 250.00 25.00

 

1866 (1 January) As above but dated 1866.
New currency — 100cents = 1 Escudo.

Spain-H13 Spain-H14 Spain-H15 Spain-H16
10c - H13 40c - H14, courtesy of
egv auction on ebay (click for listing).
1E60c - H15, courtesy of
egv auction on ebay (click for listing).
2E - H16

Note the (unsuccessful) closed punch cancel on H13 above. These are often described as mint, be careful.

Hisc. 1866 Description Mint Used
H13 10c deep rose lilac (shades) 60.00 5.00
H14 40c blue 60.00 5.00
H14a         darker blue 80.00 6.00
H15 1.60 E green 120.00 5.00
H15a         yellow green 140.00 6.00
H16 2E rose 300.00 25.00
H16a         deep rose 300.00 30.00

 

1867 (1 January) As above but dated 1867.

Spain-H17 Spain-H18 Spain-H19
10c - H17, courtesy of
jtwvrm on ebay (click for listing).
40c - H18
Note the filled punch-hole.
1.60E - H19, courtesy of
egv auction on ebay.

 

Hisc. 1867 Description Mint Used
H17 10c grey-lilac (shades) 50.00 5.00
H18 40c blue 40.00 5.00
H18a         darker blue 40.00 5.00
H19 1.60 E green 80.00 5.00
H19a         yellow green 80.00 5.00
H20 2E rose 200.00 18.00
H20a         deeper rose 200.00 18.00

 

1868 (1 January) As above but dated 1868.
New currency — 1000 mils = 1 Escudo.

Spain-H22 Spain-H23 Spain-H24 Spain-H25
1868, 400m - H22. 1868, 800m - H23. 1868, 1.600E - H24. 1868, 2E - H25.
A couple of mine, both with filled punch-holes. Images courtesy of egv auction on ebay.

 

Hisc. 1868 Description Mint Used
H21 100m dull purple(shades) 60.00 8.00
H22 400m blue 60.00 5.00
H22a         darker blue 60.00 5.00
H23 800m reddish brown 60.00 5.00
H23a         dark reddish brown 60.00 5.00
H24 1.600E myrtle green 80.00 5.00
H24a         yellow green 80.00 5.00
H25 2E rose 150.00 15.00
H25a        deep rose 150.00 15.00

 

1869 (1 January) As above but dated 1869. (new colours)

Spain-H26 Spain-H27 Spain-H28 Spain-H28
1869, 100m - H26. 1869, 800m - H27. 1869, 1.600E - H28. 1869, 2E - H29.
Images courtesy of egv auction on ebay.

 

Hisc. 1869 Description Mint Used
H26 100m blue 40.00 5.00
H26a         pale blue 50.00 5.00
H27 800m rose 50.00 5.00
H27a         rose-carmine 60.00 5.00
H28 1.600E yellow brown 50.00 5.00
H28a         orange-brown 60.00 5.00
H29 2E green 300.00 18.00
H29a        dark green 300.00 20.00

 

1869 New design (arms) dated 1869. Other details as above.

H30
Spain H30

 

Hisc. 1869 Description Mint Used
H30 400m violet (shades) 110.00 6.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Following this issue postage stamps were used for telegraphic purposes until 1901. Their telegraphic use
                is recognised by punched cancellations.

My note: These stamps were inscribed "COMUNICACIONES" to indicate that they were valid for both postal and telegraphic communications.
This was changed to "CORREOS Y TELGRAFOS" (Posts & Telegraphs) for the 1879-89 issues, possibly to prevent their use to pay for telephone calls ?
The use of punches appears to have been phased out as the cost of telegraphy dropped and potential re-use was less of a problem.

P20 P23 P24 P26
1870
1m brown-lilac/buff
2m black/pinkish
2m black/buff
4m bister-brown
10m rose
10m carmine
25m lilac
25m aniline violet
50m ultramarine
100m red-brown
100m claret
100m orange-brown
200m pale brown
400m green
1e600m dull lilac
2e blue
12c red-brown
19c yellow-green
1872
5c rose
6c blue
10c brown
10c ultramarine
12c grey
20c grey-violet
25c brown
50c deep green
1872
1p lilac
4p red-brown
10p deep green
1873
2c orange
5c claret
10c green
20c black
25c deep brown
40c brown-violet
50c ultramarine
1p lilac
4p red-brown
10p violet-brown

 

P27 P29 P30 P31
1874
2c yellow
5c violet
10c ultramarine
20c dark green
25c red-brown
40c violet
50c yellow
1p yellow-green
4p rose
10p black
1875
2c orange-brown
2c chocolate brown
5c lilac
10c blue
20c brown-orange
25c rose
40c deep brown
50c grey-lilac
1p black
4p dark green
10p ultramarine
1876
5c yellow-brown
10c blue
20c bronze green
25c brown
40c black-brown
50c green
1p deep blue
4p brown-violet
10p vermilion
1878
2c mauve
5c orange
10c brown
20c black
25c olive-bister
40c red-brown
50c blue-green
1p grey
4p violet
10p blue

 

P32 P33 P34 P35
1879
2c black
5c grey-green
10c rose
20c red-brown
25c bluish grey
40c brown
50c dull buff
50c yellow
1p bright rose
4p lilac-grey
10p olive-bister
1882
15c salmon
30c red-lilac
75c grey-lilac
1889
2c blue-green
2c black
5c blue
5c blue-green
10c yellow-brown
10c red
15c violet-brown
20c yellow-green
25c blue
30c olive-grey
40c brown
50c rose
75c orange
1p dark violet
4p carmine-rose
10p orange-red
1900
2c bister-brown
5c dark green
10c rose-red
15c blue-black
15c dull lilac(1902)
15c purple(1905)
20c greenish black
25c blue
30c deep green
40c olive-bister
40c rose(1905)
50c slate-blue
1p lake
4p dark violet
10p brown-orange

My note: Even though stamps for specifically telegraphic telegraphic use were again available in 1901,
this last type of stamp, though not inscribed "COMUNICACIONES" were still apparently being telegraphically used until at least 1905.

War Tax was levied on an obligatory basis on mail during the wars of 1874-6 and 1898-1900.
At least some of these have the familiar punch holes, so it seems likely that they were also required to send telegrams.

WT1 WT2 WT3 WT4
1874
5c black
10c blue
1875
5c green
10c lilac
1876
5c blue-green
10c blue
25c black
1p lilac
5p rose
1877
15c claret
50c yellow

 

WT5 WT6
"1897 A 1898"
5c green
10c green
15c green
20c green
"1898 - 99."
5c black
10c black
15c black
20c black
1898
5c black

Other values and colours are known of the 'numeral' stamps of 1897-99
For "1897 A 1898" Michel says that there are values of 30-90c in blue-green and 1-10p in rose - I have not seen any of these.
Also they list for the "1898 - 99." series 300-90c in black and 1-40p in blue - I have seen 30c, 40c, 50c, 60c, 70c, 90c, 1p, 1p20c, 1p80c, 2p, 2p50c, 3p50c, 5p and 10p.
They do not list these as they say that they were not for postal use. I do not know if they were all for fiscal use, or if some had telegraphic use. More information is needed.

 

 

1901 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 14
Control number in blue on reverse of stamp. Currency — 100 centavos = 1 peseta.

H31 H32 H33 H34
H31 H32 H33 H34

 

H35 H36 H37 H38
H35 H36 H37 H38 (punched)

 

Hisc. 1901 Description Mint Used
H31 5c grey-black 4.00 1.00
H31a         imperf. 8.00 -
H31b         without controls. 30.00 -
H32 10c prussian blue 4.00 1.00
H32a         imperf. 8.00 -
H32b         without controls. 35.00 -
H33 15c sepia 5.00 3.00
H33a         imperf. 10.00 -
H33b         without controls. 40.00 -
H34 30c purple brown 7.50 2.20
H34a         imperf. 10.00 -
H34b         without controls. 45.00 -
H35 50c red orange 7.50 2.50
H35b         without controls. 50.00 -
H36 1p deep blue grey 10.00 1.50
H36a         imperf. 15.00 -
H36b         without controls. 70.00 -
H37 4p carmine 30.00 2.50
H37a         imperf. 35.00 -
H37b         without controls. 80.00 -
H38 10p dark green 40.00 3.00
H38a         imperf. 50.00 -
H38b         without controls. 100.00 -

Hiscocks added the following 3 notes:

Note 1. Control numbers are typically of 6 figures starting with '0' (apparently a numeral rather than letter).
                The ink used was not fast and, on used copies, the control number is often faint and sometimes difficult
                to detect at all. Missing controls are thus not priced in used condition.
Note 2. The use of punched cancellations ceased before 1901 and this and subsequent issues were cancelled
                with (usually) a line of handstamped type, often smudged, in black or purple together with, in many cases,
                a pen cancellation — usually the date.
Note 3. The 50c value (No. 35) has been implicitly reported imperf. in that the whole set is priced in that state,
                but the most authoritative source (in my view) excludes this value imperf.

The used stamps above show that Hiscocks note 2 is not entirely correct.

 

1905 New design (Alfonso XIII). White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 14
Control number in blue on reverse of stamp.

H39 H40 H41 H42
H39 H40 H41 H42

 

H43 H45 H46
H43 H45 H46

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H39 5c venetian red 7.00 2.00
H39a         imperf. 14.00 -
H40 10c ultramarine 7.00 2.00
H40a         imperf. 14.00 -
H41 15c deep purple 8.00 2.50
H41a         imperf. 16.00 -
H42 30c deep mauve 9.00 2.50
H42a         imperf. 18.00 -
H43 50c red 10.00 3.00
H43a         imperf. 20.00 -
H44 1p yellow 20.00 6.00
H44a         imperf. 25.00 -
H44b         brownish yellow 25.00 7.00
H45 4p lake 60.00 10.00
H45a         imperf. 60.00 -
H46 10p deep violet blue 80.00 15.00
H46a         imperf. 70.00 -
H46b         violet 80.00 15.00

 

Note. Several different forgeries are known of Nos. 44, 46 and 46(a).
                No. 44(b) was issued in Barcelona to combat a local forgery of No. 44.

 

1912 New design (Alfonso XIII). White wove paper (tendency to toning). No watermark. Perf. 12¾ to 14 (mixed)
Control number in blue on reverse preceded by large letter 'A'.

5 of 1912 set
H47, H48, H50, H51 and H52   courtesy of Luis Nunez of Filaluis

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H47 5c olive-green 3.00 0.80
H47a         imperf. 6.00 -
H47b         light olive 3.75 1.00
H47c         bronze-green 6.00 1.60
H48 10c deep dull blue 3.00 0.80
H48a         imperf. 6.00 -
H48b         deep blue 4.50 1.20
H49 15c deep lavender 3.00 0.80
H49a         imperf. 6.00 -
H50 30c lilac 3.00 1.00
H50a         imperf. 6.00 -
H50b         grey-violet 3.75 1.20
H51 50c deep rose red 3.00 1.20
H51a         imperf. 4.00 -
H51b         carmine 3.75 1.50
H52 1p deep grey green 10.00 1.00
H52a         imperf. 15.00 -
H52b         deep green 12.50 1.25
H53 4p dull violet-blue 25.00 3.50
H53a         imperf. 35.00 -
H54 10p rose-carmine 40.00 8.00
H54a         imperf. 60.00 -
H54b         deep carmine 80.00 16.00

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. Perforations vary within the range given. Further research is required to determine
                the varieties corresponding to each value.

 

1921 Design as 1901 in different colours. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 13½ x 12¾
Control number in blue on reverse preceded by letter 'A'.

H55 H56 H57 H58
H55 H56 H57 H58

 

H59 H60 H61 H62
H59 H60 H61 H62

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H55 5c rose-lilac 0.75 0.75
H55a         pale lilac (perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 0.75 0.60
H55b         malformed '5' in No. 55(a) 3.00 1.50
H55c         violet 0.75 0.75
H56 10c black 0.75 0.75
H56a         perf. 11½ x 11¼ (1930-1) 1.00 0.60
H56b         intense black 0.75 0.75
H57 15c greenish blue 1.50 0.75
H57a         sky blue (perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 1.75 0.75
H57b         sky blue 1.50 0.75
H57c         imperf. between vertical pair 12.00 -
H58 30c pale orange 2.25 0.75
H58a         red-orange (perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 2.00 0.80
H58b         deep orange 2.25 0.75
H58c         imperf. (orange) 9.00 -
H59 50c deep rose 2.25 1.00
H59a         rose-carmine (perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 2.50 1.25
H59b         deep carmine 2.25 1.00
H60 1p green 5.00 1.50
H60a         light green(perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 5.00 1.50
H60b         pale green-blue 5.00 1.50
H60c         imperf. (green-blue) 12.50 -
H61 4p blue 20.00 4.50
H61a         pale blue (perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 25.00 3.50
H61b         pale blue 22.00 5.00
H62 10p brown 30.00 4.00
H62a         light brown (perf. 11½ x 11¼) (1930-1) 40.00 5.00
H62b         sepia brown 35.00 6.00

 

1931-33 As above but perf. 11½ x 11¼ and overprinted "República Española in black or red.
Control numbers as before.

Spain-H63 Spain-H64 Spain-H65
H63 H64 H65

H63 is courtesy of Paul and Les Bollomley.

 

Spain-H66 Spain-H67
H66 H67

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H63 5c lilac (black) 7.50 4.00
H63a         malformed '5' 15.00 10.00
H64 10c black (red) 7.50 3.00
H65 15c bluish green (black) 12.50 3.00
H66 30c orange (black) 42.00 8.00
H67 1p green (black) 80.00 8.00
H67a         perf. 14 80.00 8.00

 

1932-36 New design. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 11¼
Control number in black on reverse and preceded by large letter 'A'.

H68 H69 H70 H71
H68 H69 H70 H71

 

H72 H73 H74 H75
H72 H73 H74 H75

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H68 5c reddish purple (1935-6) 0.60 0.50
H68a         controls in blue (1935-6) 0.75 0.60
H68b         without controls (1932-4) 1.00 0.50
H68c         as No. 68(b) but imperf. 2.00 -
H69 10c black (1935-6) 0.60 0.50
H69a         controls in blue (1935-6) 0.75 0.60
H69b         without controls (1932-4) 1.00 0.50
H69c         as No. 69(b) but imperf. 2.00 -
H70 15c blue (1935-6) 0.60 0.50
H70a         controls in blue (1935-6) 1.00 0.60
H70b         sky blue, without controls (1932-4) 0.80 0.50
H70c         as No. 70(b) but imperf. 1.20 -
H71 30c orange (1935-6) 0.60 0.50
H71a         yellow-orange, controls in blue (1935-6) 1.00 0.60
H71b         orange, without controls (1932-4) 1.00 0.50
H71c         as No. 71(b) but imperf. 1.50 -
H71d         as No. 71 but bisected on piece - 20.00
H72 50c carmine (1935-6) 0.60 0.50
H72a         pale carmine, controls in blue (1935-6) 1.50 0.60
H72b         carmine, without controls (1932-4) 1.50 0.60
H72c         as No. 72(b) but imperf. 2.50 -
H72d         as No. 72(b) but with impression of No. 68 on reverse (error) 20.00 -
H73 1p deep green (1935-6) 1.00 0.50
H73a         light green, controls in blue (1935-6) 2.50 1.00
H73b         green, without controls (1932-4) 3.20 0.50
H73c         as No. 73(b) but imperf. 5.00 -
H74 4p blue (1935-6) 2.50 0.50
H74a         controls in blue (1935-6) 12.00 8.00
H74b         without controls (1932-4) 8.00 1.50
H74c         as No. 74(b) but imperf. 12.00 -
H74d         as No. 74 but imperf. 24.00 -
H75 10p chestnut (1935-6) 4.00 0.50
H75a         brown-orange, controls in blue (1935-6) 24.00 12.00
H75b         brown, without controls (1932-4) 15.00 2.00
H75c         as No. 75(b) but imperf. 24.00 -

 

1940-42 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 11¼ to 11¾
Control number in black on reverse.

Spain 1940-42 series
Spain 1940-42 series
Spain 1940-42   The 5c, 1P and 10P are from the 1949 series, the rest are from the 1940 series.

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H76 5c bluish grey (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 0.60 0.40
H76a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 0.60 0.40
H77 10c lightish brown (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 0.60 0.40
H77a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 0.60 0.40
H78 15c rose (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 0.80 0.40
H78a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 0.80 0.40
H78b         perf. 11½ 1.20 0.60
H79 30c grey-green (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 0.80 0.40
H79a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 0.80 0.40
H79b         perf. 11½ 0.80 0.40
H80 50c ultramarine (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 2.00 0.60
H80a         perf. 11½ 2.00 0.80
H81 50c scarlet (shades) (1942) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 1.00 0.40
H81a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 1.00 0.40
H82 1p violet (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 2.50 0.40
H82a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 2.50 0.40
H82b         perf. 11½ 2.50 0.50
H82c         perf. 11¼ x 11½ 2.50 0.40
H83 4p chocolate (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 7.75 0.40
H83a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 7.75 0.40
H84 10p blue to steel blue (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 20.00 0.50
H84a         perf. 11½ x 11¾ 20.00 0.50
H84b         perf. 11¼ x 11½ 20.00 0.50

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note 1. The controls on the reverse can be completely removed by soaking and are thus usually absent in used copies.
Note 2. The listing of perforation varieties above is taken from my own very limited collection and is no doubt far from
                complete. Further information is required.

 

1949 As above but perf. 13½   or   13½ x 13¼.

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H85 5c pale blue-grey 0.80 0.30
H85a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 0.80 0.30
H86 10c lightish brown 0.80 0.30
H86a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 0.80 0.30
H86b         imperf. 5.00 -
H87 15c rose 0.80 0.30
H87a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 0.80 0.30
H87b         imperf. 5.00 -
H88 30c grey-green (shades) (perf. 11¼ x 11¾) 0.80 0.30
H88a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 0.80 0.30
H88b         imperf. 5.00 -
H89 50c scarlet 1.00 0.30
H89a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 1.00 0.30
H90 1p violet 1.25 0.25
H90a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 1.25 0.25
H90b         imperf. 5.00 -
H91 4p chocolate 3.00 0.40
H91a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 3.00 0.40
H91b         imperf. 10.00 -
H92 10p blue 4.50 0.50
H92a         perf. 13½ x 13¼ 4.50 0.50
H92b         imperf. 15.00 -

Hiscocks added the following note:

Note. All of the used copies I have examined have been perf. 13½ and this is how this set
                has always been catalogued in the past. I do however have a mint set where all
                values are perf. 13½ x 13¼ and have therefore listed this variety.

 

Cancellations.

H35
An ornate cancel on H35  courtesy Nora Natividad of Norastamps

Hiscocks says: In 1870 and until 1878 a series of unified postage and telegraph stamps - the various "Comunicaciones" types - were issued.
From 1879 to 1889 two series specifically inscribed "Correos y Telegs" were issued and from 1889 to 1899 a further series of "Comunicaciones".
These bore the same relationship to telegraph stamps as the 'Postage and Revenue' stamps of, for example, Great Britain and India did to revenue stamps:
that is, they were used for telegraphic purposes but were mainly intended for postal use and mainly so used.

Hiscocks does not include them for that reason, but I will.

Hiscocks goes on to say: Their telegraphic use can, however, easily be recognised by the punched cancellations and their inclusion in collections is of course optional.

The following images are courtesy of Jeff Turnbull.

Spain punch-cancels 1
Spain punch-cancels 2
Spain punch-cancels 3
These are the standard type of punched cancels, with the first being by far the most common.


Below are T.1. to T.6. that appear to be telegraphic cancels.

Spain T.1. perfin Spain T.2. perfin Spain T.3. perfin
Spain T.1. perfin Spain T.2. perfin Spain T.3. perfin

 

Spain T.4. perfin Spain T.5. perfin Spain T.6. perfin
Spain T.4. perfin Spain T.5. perfin Spain T.6. perfin

 

These are also known on stamps already perfined with company perfins. In this case 'C.L.' for Credit Lyonnais, Madrid (c 1880s).

Spain T.1. with C.L. perfins Spain T.2. with C.L. perfins Spain T.3. with C.L. perfins Spain T.4. with C.L. perfins

 

Spain with place and date perfin Spain with place and date perfin


Another type has the place and what appears
to be the date covering two stamps.

These have also been seen starting with 'PORT' and 'PLA',
and also ending with 'EN'. These could be:
Porto De Santa Maria, Plasencia and Mulhasen respectively.
Spain with place and date perfin

 

Spain with Sevilla perfin Spain with Sevilla perfin


SEVILLA

 

Spain with Madrid and date perfin Spain with Madrid and date perfin


MADRID

with a date of first of April 1936

 

 

Scans of more examples are invited and welcome.

 

 

Local issues.

Barcelona

 

1930 Postage stamps overprinted and surcharged as shown. No watermark. Perf. 11.
Control number in black on reverse. This was an obligatory tax.

Spain-Barcelona-1930

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H93 10c on 5c red and yellow (ovpt in black) 2.00 0.50
H93a         imperf. 4.00 -
H93b         perf. 14 10.00 6.00
H93c         horizontal pair - imperf. between, perf. 11 - -
H93d         horizontal pair - imperf. between, perf. 14 - -
H93e         horizontal strip of three - imperf. between, perf. 11 - -
H93f         horizontal strip of three - imperf. between, perf. 14 - -
H93g         vertical pair - imperf. between, perf. 11 - -
H93h         vertical pair - imperf. between, perf. 14 - -
H94 20c on 5c red and yellow (ovpt in green) 15.00 1.80
H94a         imperf. 30.00 -
H94b         perf. 14 12.00 8.00
H94c         horizontal pair - imperf. between, perf. 11 - -
H94d         horizontal pair - imperf. between, perf. 14 - -
H94e         horizontal strip of three - imperf. between, perf. 11 - -
H94f         horizontal strip of three - imperf. between, perf. 14 - -
H94g         vertical pair - imperf. between, perf. 11 - -
H94h         vertical pair - imperf. between, perf. 14 - -
H95 30c on 5c red and yellow (ovpt in red) 24.00 2.00
H95a         imperf. 48.00 -
H95b         without overprint 30.00 27.50
H95c         without overprint and imperf. 48.00 -

 

1934 Postage stamps of 1932-34, overprinted and surcharged as shown. White wove paper, no watermark. Perf. 11.
"Series 3a"   Control number in black on reverse.

Spain-Barcelona-1934 Spain-Barcelona-1934 Spain-Barcelona-1934
H96 H97 H98

 

Spain-Barcelona-1934 Spain-Barcelona-1934
H99 H100

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H96 10c on 5c sepia and orange 45.00 5.00
H97 20c on 5c sepia and orange 40.00 5.00
H98 30c on 5c sepia and orange 10.00 8.00
H99 1p on 5c sepia and orange 10.00 6.00
H100 5p on 5c sepia and orange 4.00 3.00

 

1936 Postage stamps of 1936, overprinted and surcharged as before. White wove paper, no watermark. Perf. 16.
"Series 5a - Y "  or "Series 5a - Z " in red and control number in black on reverse.

Spain-Barcelona-1936   Spain-Barcelona-1936 back

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H101 10c on 5c red-brown and blue 45.00 15.00
H101a         imperf. 80.00 -

This is also known with overprint double.Delcampe

 

 

1936 to 1938 As the 1934 series, but "Series 4a", no watermark. Perf. 11.
Control number in black on reverse.

H102 H103 H103b H104
H102 H103 H103b H104

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H102 10c on 5c green and dark brown 1.50 1.50
H103 20c on 5c orange and brown 15.00 4.00
H103a         perf. 14 18.00 5.00
H103b         Imperf, no gum, no control. 20.00 -
H103c         Imperf between horizontal pair. 50.00 -
H104 20c on 5c green and dark brown 1.50 1.50

 

1941 New design. White wove paper, no watermark. Perforations in the range of  9½ to 11½ horizontally and vertically, independently.
Control numbers on reverse.

Spain-Barcelona-1941 - 10c Spain-Barcelona-1941 - 20c Spain-Barcelona-1941 - 20c
Hiscocks Type 19 - H105  (Perf. 11½) Hiscocks Type 19 - H106  (Perf. 11½x9½) Hiscocks Type 19 - H106  (Perf. 10¾)

 

Spain-Barcelona-1941 - 30c Spain-Barcelona-1941 - 1p Spain-Barcelona-1941 - 1p
Hiscocks Type 19 - H107  (Perf. 10¾x11½) Hiscocks Type 19 - H108 Hiscocks Type 19 - H108  (Perf. 11½)

 

Hisc. Description Mint Used
H105 10c brown 1.50 0.50
H105a         imperf. 8.00 -
H105b         perf. 16 7.50 -
H106 20c black 1.50 0.50
H106a         imperf. 8.00 -
H106b         perf. 16 7.50 -
H107 30c blue 2.00 0.80
H107a         imperf. 10.00 -
H108 1p violet 3.00 2.50
H108a         imperf. 15.00 -

John Barefoot illustrates a perf.16 stamp(H105b).
The perforations are a bit irregular, it is possible to measure 10½ at the top, but nearer to 11 at the bottom.

 

1942-1945 Stock Exchange tax stamp and the types above, overprinted in black as shown.
White wove paper, no watermark. H109 is Perf.11, the others as described above.   Control numbers on reverse.

Stock Exchange Tax stamp Telegraph Surcharge stamp Telegraph Surcharge stamp Telegraph Surcharge stamp
H109 H110   Perf.10¾ H111 H112   Perf.10½x11

 

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H109 T20 10c on 11.25c violet 12.00 2.50
H109a T20         imperf. 10.00 -
?H109b T20         imperf. - overprint inverted - -
?H109c T19 10c on 20c black - -
H110 T19 10c on 30c blue 35.00 10.00
H110a T19         imperf. 63.00 -
H110b T19         error - overprint in red 70.00 -
?H110c T19         imperf. error - overprint in red - -
?H110d T19         imperf. error - overprint inverted - -
H111 T19 20c on 1p violet 70.00 10.00
H111a T19         imperf. 100.00 -
H112 T19 30c on 10c brown 150.00 15.00
H112a T19         imperf. 140.00 -
H112b T19         Perf. 16 100.00 10.00
?H112c T19         error - overprint inverted - -
?H112d T19         error - overprint in red - -
?H112e T19         imperf. error - overprint in red - -
?H113 T19 40c on 20c black - imperf. overprint in red-orange - -
?H113 T19 50c on 20c black - imperf. overprint in carmine - -

? These have been added due to items listed on Delcampe by Phildom_domfil. They all have certificates issued by Francisco Graus of Barcelona.
I cannot help wondering about the status of these.

 

1945 New Stock Exchange stamps (Type 21) overprinted and surcharged as Type 22.
White wove paper, no watermark. Perf. 11 x 11½.   Control numbers on reverse in black.

Type 22 overprint H113 H114
Type 22 overprint H113 H114

 

H115 H116 H117 H118
H115 H116 H117 H118

 

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H113 T21, 22 10c on 25c orange 15.00 -
H114 T21, 22 10c on 37P50c blue and yellow 15.00 -
H115 T21, 22 20c on 25c orange 15.00 -
H116 T21, 22 20c on 37P50c blue and yellow 15.00 -
H117 T21, 22 30c on 25c orange 15.00 -
H118 T21, 22 30c on 37P50c blue and yellow 15.00 -

John Barefoot also lists a 10c on 1P50c red on pale blue for the same price, but I have not seen this.
Happy to list it if anyone has a scan.

 

 

Valencia

 

1963 Thick white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 13¼. No control numbers.

Valencia stamp
Hiscocks Type 23

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H120 T23 50c reddish brown 1.00 0.50

 

Villada (Palencia)

 

1901 Lithographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 11½.
Sheets of 4 x 5, imperf around outer edges so that only 6 stamps per sheet (30%) are fully perforated. These are thus worth a small premium.

Valencia stamp
Hiscocks Type 24

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H121 T24 5c black 10.00 10.00
H122 T24 10c blue 25.00 25.00
H123 T24 50c red-brown 10.00 10.00
H123a T24         dark red 12.50 12.50
H124 T24 1p brown-lilac 25.00 25.00
H124a T24         lilac red 25.00 25.00
H124b T24         brown-violet 25.00 25.00

 

Three 1p stamps scanned together.

H124 H124 H124
H124
described as 'CASTAÑO LILA' (brown-lilac)
H124a ?
described as 'CASTAÑO' (brown)
H124b ?
described as 'CASTAÑO OSCURO' (dark brown)

 

 

Andalucia Railway Telegraph Stamps.

Ferro Carril Andaluces.

 

1883 Typographed on white wove paper. No watermark. Imperf.
Thin border lines on all sides.
Andalucia-H2
H2

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H1 T1 10c blue 30.00 20.00
H2 T1 1p brown-red 40.00 30.00

 

1886 As above but perf. 13½

Andalucia-H3a Andalucia-H4
H3a - courtesy of Estudi Filatelic H4

 

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H3 T1 10c blue-black 50.00 30.00
H3a T1         pale blue 150.00 80.00
H4 T1 1p red 60.00 15.00

 

1892(?) As above but with thick lines on right and lower sides.
Andalucia-H5
H5

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H5 T1 10c black 100.00 60.00
H6 T1 1p brown-red 200.00 120.00

 

1894(?) As above but with thick lines on all sides.

Andalucia-H7 Andalucia-H3a
H7 H8 - courtesy of Estudi Filatelic

 

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H7 T1 10c dark blue 20.00 15.00
H8 T1 10c ultramarine 30.00 20.00
H8A T1 1p brown-red 100.00 80.00

 

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note. 1 These stamps were numbered from 1 to 100 in the sheet.
Note. 2 These stamps are variable in detail - missing accents.
                punctuation etc.

 

 

Ferro Carril de Baeza a Algeciras.

 

1883 As above but "F.C. de B. á A". Perf. 11½.
Anyone have a scan ?

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H9 (T1) 5c black 250.00 -
H10 (T1) 10c yellow-green 250.00 -
H11 (T1) 50c sky blue 250.00 -
H12 (T1) 1p dark red-brown 250.00 -

Hiscocks added the following 2 notes:

Note. 1 Notes 1 and 2 above apply.
Note. 2 The issue dates of Nos. 3-12 are in doubt.
                Modern Spanish catalogues give 1883 for all issues
                but a reference of 1893 gives 1883 for the imperf.
                and 1886 for the perforated and refers to the thick
                line type (Nos. 5 and 6) as a recent innovation.

 

 

1900 Hoja Telegrafica

This appears to be a combination of a telegraph version of a 1900-05 King Afonso XIII postage stamp (Scott 284),
with a replacement for the 1898 War Tax stamp (Scott MR27).
Spain 1900 essay ?
There was also a 50c + 5c version in grey for sale on Delcampe recently listed as a proof.
Richard Ballhagen tells me that it is listed in an old Galvez catalogue of 1946, along with the 50c + 5c type and was apparently on telegraph stationery.

 

Hisc. Description Entire Sheet Cutouts
Mint Used Mint Used
S1 50c + 5c blue 125.00 - 15.00 7.50
S2 1P + 5c carmine 100.00 - 15.00 7.50

 

 

Hoja de Reintegro (Repayment sheet).

1950? Litho. White wove paper with security lines on the front.
Space for additional adhesives on the back.


These were used for repayment of telegram bills. the impressed stamp on the front is the same size and design as the adhesive stamps.
These appear to have been sold in the form of large sheets having at least 9 'Fraccions' that were subsequently cut from it, completed and signed to repay the cost of telegrams.
Up to 8 additional stamps can be added on the back of one out of a batch. Each was intended for part or whole of a month and I have seen used ones from 1951 to 1955.
They are embossed with a circular 'TELECOMUNICACION' seal in a similar design to the Telegraph stamp.
These seem to be ideally suited for paying telephone bills also, but they have a field labelled "Núm. de telegramas".
An imprint at the bottom of the front reads "FCA. NAL. DE MONEDA Y TIMBRE".

50p front  50p back
Front and back of the 50p value at 75dpi.

Some helpful translations:
Fraccion del pliego = Fraccion of sheet
Hoja de Reintegro. = Repayment sheet
A dicha carpeta se unen. = Joined in folder
(they seemed to have been stapled in batches for a particular bill)
hojas con el siguiente detalle: = sheets detailed below
Sellos adheridos al dorso de la Hoja no 1 = Stamps attached to the back of sheet 1
Lugar para los timbres complementarios = Place for supplementary stamps

50p stamp  10p stamp  500p stamp  1000p stamp
50p to 1000p values of impressed stamps at 300dpi.

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H1 T1 50p green and dark green on pink security lines - 10.00
H2 T1 100p blue and grey-blue on yellow security lines - 12.00
H3 T1 500p red and scarlet on mauve security lines - 15.00
H4 T1 1000p brown and sepia on slate security lines - 20.00

500p back

The back of a 500p sheet (at 150dpi) with 48p10 worth of the standard adhesives, cancelled with a fairly distinctive mark for Oviedo dated 31 March 1955.
John Barefoot states that the perforated stamps were withdrawn 1st January 1952, but they clearly still had a use after that.

 

 

'Huérfanos de Telégrafos' and 'Hogar Telégrafico' stamps.

These mean 'Telegraph Orphan' and 'Telegraph Home' respectively and were charity stamps intended
to raise money for dependents of deceased telegraph workers.
According to Hiscocks, these were optional and he therefore did not list them.

 

 

Telephone stamps.

1884 A royal decree establishes a state monopoly over all telephone services.
1886 The take-over of phone service by private companies is authorized due to lack of interest on the part of the Spanish government.
20 April 1896 An intercity telephone line between Barcelona, Saragossa and Madrid is inaugurated.

 

National Intercity Northeast Telephone Network.

1910? Photo. White wove paper. No watermark. Perf. 11¾. Red control number in front bottom right.

Telephone stamp
Head of King Alfonso XIII ?

Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
H1 T1 3 Minutes yellow brown - -

This is the only example I have seen, there may well be other values/colours.

 

I have added links at the top for the following countries.

Current status of this section:
Spain (this page) Fairly complete. Price update done.
Argentina Fairly complete. Price update done.
Bolivia Fairly complete. Price update done.
Chile Fairly complete. Price update done.
Colombia Some images still needed. Price update done.
Costa Rica Fairly complete. Price update done.
Cuba Fairly complete. Price update done.
Dominican Rep. Images needed. Price update done.
Ecuador A few images still needed. Price update done.
El Salvador A few images still needed. Price update done.
Guatemala Fairly complete. Price update done.
 
Honduras Images needed. Price update done.
Mexico Newly added due to Telegram cards. Pricing done.
Morocco Fairly complete. Price update done.
Nicaragua Images needed. Price update done.
Panama Fairly complete. Price update done.
Paraguay Virtually complete. Price update done.
Peru Fairly complete. Price update done.
Philippines Fairly complete. Price update done.
Puerto Rico Many Municipal images needed. Price update done.
Uruguay Fairly complete. Price update done.
Venezuela Images needed . Price update done.

For El Salvador and Puerto Rico I am having particular difficulty finding examples of all the stamps that Hiscocks lists.
For Dominican Republic and Honduras, whole sets are surmised on the basis of one or two examples.
For Honduras, there are probably sets missing. For Venezuela, the first, traditionally expensive set are fairly plentiful,
but the later, traditionally cheap stamps are impossible to find. Information from local collectors would be very helpful.

If anyone can provide scans to help with this, I am happy to give appropriate credit.

 

Comments, criticisms, information or suggestions are always welcome.

Contact:     Emale

Please include the word 'Telegraphs' in the subject.

 

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