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Postage stampsEdit

1871Edit

Coat of arms of Guatemala. Designed and engraved by Ferdinand Joubert and typographed by the Government Mint, Paris.

ImperforatedEdit

Do not exist used, probably from printer.


Forged 1871 stampsEdit

1872Edit

Coat of arms of Guatemala. Lithographed by Edward Matthews, London.

Forged 1872 stampsEdit

1875Edit

Liberty head. Printed by the Columbian Bank Note Company, New York.

Forged 1875 stamps and cancelsEdit

1878 January 10Edit

 
E. Mouchon 1877-78 master die-proof

Guatemalan Indian head. Design and (litho) engraving by Mouchon and typographed by A. Chaix y Co. of Paris. Perforated 13 1/2.

1879Edit

National symbol of Guatemala the Resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) .

1881 JulyEdit

Issues of 1878 and 1879 surcharged in black with the new currency.

1881 November 7Edit

Green Quetzal with new currency 1 to 20 Centavos. Text UNION POSTAL UNIVERSAL - GUATEMALA (the country joined the Union in August 1881). Engraved in the American Bank Note Co.

1886 July 1Edit

Coat of arms of Guatemala, 1 to 200 Centavos. Litho, Design by Dr. E. Léon. Printed American Bank Note Co.

1887-1895Edit

Same design, but engraved.

Telegraph stampsEdit

1898Edit

Central America Exposition stamps of 1897, overprinted.

Revenue stampsEdit

1868Edit

Coat of arms of Guatemala.

1874Edit

National symbol of Guatemala the Resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) on a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain.

1881Edit

National symbol of Guatemala the resplendent Quetzal (symbolizing liberty) on a parchment scroll bearing the date of Central America's independence from Spain.

1889Edit

Bogus stampsEdit

1867Edit

A stamp-like 5c bogus issue appeared in May 1867. Supposedly being engraved ‘proofs’ in various colors for the country’s first issue, the items depict a sailing ship in a harbor. Designed by Boston dealer Samuel Allan Taylor (a.k.a. Don Alberto de Bario), engraved by J.A.P. Wilcox, printed by the Holland Printing Company in Boston and sold by Taylor.