This article is the beginning of a series looking at important people featured on world stamps.
Apart from the early overprints in 1929, the first airmail stamp design for Nicaragua was the well known ‘aeroplanes flying over the volcano of Momotombo’. Now the American Navy was in Nicaragua at the time for reasons to prop up the regime and they had one aeroplane a DH-4s.
Juan Rafael Mora was born in San José, Costa Rica on February 8, 1814. His primary education in that locality ended with his fifteenth year when his father provided him with employment.
Here are some fine engraved stamps issued on Jan 2, 1931. They were recess printed by the American Bank Note Company.
This 3c. black and carmine-red stamp depicted the Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Canal Zone, nearing completion and celebrated the opening of the bridge October 12, 1962.