Postage stamps and postal history of Venezuela

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A used 1905 stamp of Venezuela
An 1896 Venezuelan postage stamp with a map showing Guyana up to the east bank of the Essequibo River as "Guayana Venezolana".

This is a survey of the 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.

First stamps[edit]

The first stamps of the Venezuela were issued on 1 January 1859.[1]

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".[2]

British stamps[edit]

British stamps were used at La Guaira between 1865 and 1880 which may be identified by the cancel C60. British stamps used at Ciudad Bolivar (1868-80) had the cancel D22.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.166. ISBN 0-356-10862-7
  2. ^ Russell W. Stern, The Politics of Printing in Stamp Design and Production, "NSW Philatelist", 15 October 2008

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