The Spanish colonies in America started falling during the Peninsular War when Spain itself was under attack from Napoleonic troops. The start of the 19th century proved to be a turning stone for the Americans when they started independence movements throughout the country. This resulted in the loss of the Spanish colonies in Central America, North America, and South America by 1825. During this time the Spanish lost most of their colonies in America except Cuba and Puerto Rico.
This sheet was issued for the National Philatelic Exhibition in Costa Rica in 1937. Recess.
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.
This attractive map shows Central America as it was in 1860, Collectors of the early issues of Central America should find this of interest.
This is an image of an Advertisement from the 1909 Stark's Guide Book & History of British Guiana. It shows the ports of call for the New York-Cuba Shipping Line and should be of interest to postal historians and paquebot collectors of this fascinating area...
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.
This attractive issue from Nicaragua displayed various fruits: 5c. Mango, 10c. Pineapple, 15c. Orange, 20c. Papaya, 30c. Bananas, 35c. Avocado, 50c. Sandia, 75c. Cashew !C Cordoba Sapote and 2Cs Cocoa. They were multicolour offset printed by Litografia, Porto (Portugal). Designed by E. Perez Velle. If you collect Fruit on Stamps, why not join the Biology Unit of the American Topical Association? http://americantopicalassn.org/study_units/biologyunit.html.
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.