Postage stamps and postal history of Paraguay

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An airmail stamp of Paraguay.
1892 Telegraph stamps of Paraguay with two (bottom right) surcharged for postal use in 1900.

Paraguay gained independence from Spain in 1811.

Pre-stamp era[edit]

Paraguay operated an internal postal service from 1769 to 1811. Mail travelled from Buenos Aires via Santa Fe and Corrientes to Candelaria and Asuncion.[1]

First stamps[edit]

Paraguay issued its first stamps in 1870.[2]


  1. ^ Retrieved 9 May 2011
  2. ^ Stamps of the World Volume 3. Stanley Gibbons. 2004. p. 787.