Here are some fine engraved stamps issued on Jan 2, 1931. They were recess printed by the American Bank Note Company. They are all P. 12 and unwatermarked. As you can see, within this one set there are topical possibilities for the thematic collector. Cities, Politicians, lakes, boats, palaces, Columbus, America, Ancient civilisations.

Note: During 1931, stocks of stamps were overprinted “T.S. de C.” to prevent the use of certain stamps, which had been stolen. Some catalogues regard them as controls and they are often not listed.

Left: Paz Baraona, President of Honduras from 1 February 1925 to 1 February 1929. Barahona was a member of the National Party of Honduras (PNH). Right: Manuel Bonilla, President of Honduras from 13 April 1903 to 25 February 1907, and again from 1 February 1912 till 21 March 1913.

Left: Lake Yojoa, the largest lake in Honduras with a surface area of 285 square kilometers (110 mi²) and an average depth of 15 meters (50 ft). At an altitude of 700 meters (2,300 ft), it lies in a depression formed by volcanoes. Right: the Palace at Tegucigalpa, the former Presidential Palace, which is now a national museum.

City of Amapala, a municipality in the Honduran department of Valle.

Left: Mayan Stele at Copán, an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras. Right: Explorer Christopher Columbus

Left: Discovery of America. Right: Loarque Bridge

Regular Issues of 1931 Overprinted