Postage stamps and postal history of Venezuela
Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America. It is a continental mainland with numerous islands located off its coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The republic is a former Spanish colony, that won its independence in 1821.
The first stamps of the Venezuela were issued on 1st January 1859.
Venezuela supported its territorial claim in the Venezuela Crisis of 1895 by printing an 1896 postage stamp with a map showing Guyana up to the east bank of the Essequibo River as "Guayana Venezolana".
- "The Stamps of Venezuela: Escuelas 1871-79" by L.W. Fulcher in Stanley Gibbons Monthly Journal, April 1825.
- Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.166. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
- Russell W. Stern, The Politics of Printing in Stamp Design and Production, "NSW Philatelist", 15 October 2008
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