It is a truism that political considerations have affected every stamp issuing country, some more than others.
This attractive map shows Central America as it was in 1860, Collectors of the early issues of Central America should find this of interest.
Eusebio Figueroa Oreamuno was born on May 18, 1827 in the city of Cartago, Costa Rica. He was closely connected with national politics up until the morning of August, 1883, when was killed in a duel.
The following was written by Charles S. Langstroth and first published in the "Philatelic Journal of Great Britain", May 1936: The set of lithographed postage stamps issued by Guatemala in 1886 affords an interesting study to the collectors who specialise in Central America, and there is still room for independent research which may lead to interesting discoveries. Although less than 50 years old, and issued in considerable quantity, it is remarkable how much still remains to be learned about them.