Postage stamps and postal history of Bolivia
Bolivia was formerly known as Upper Peru and became an independent republic on 6 August 1825. It has produced its own stamps since 1867. Stamps from Bolivia are marked as Correos de Bolivia. Tensions between Chile and Bolivia have influenced both country's stamps and postal history.
Up to 1895 postal routes were composed mainly of the Oruro-Antofagasta railway, riders on horseback and river boats. Internal postal routes remained poor until the introduction of airmail in the 1920s.
Chilean stamps were used in occupied areas of Bolivia between 1 December 1881 and 11 October 1883.
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