Here’s a very useful video for collectors of Peru, produced by the American […]
The following was first published in The MetropoIitan Philatelist (April, 1896).
Through the courtesy of the Staten Island Philatelic Society we are enabled to publish the official decree, authorizing the issue of the new stamps surcharged with the portrait bust of General Morales Bermúdez. We reprint the original Spanish as furnished, and follow with our translation.
This article endeavours to give a philatelic history of Peru from the mid-nineteenth- century, with reference to the Pacific Steam Navigation Company and description of the early issues. It also contains useful historical information pertaining to Peru at this period.
Much of this article is based on a paper given by A. De La Torre Bueno in Mekeel’s Weekly Stamp News (c.1912).
Not until 1857, nearly a score of years after the first official issues of stamps had seen the light of day, did Peru join the ranks of the Governments with regularly established postal systems.