EL SALVADOR

EL SALVADOR achieved independence from Spain in 1821; the Republic of El Salvador was proclaimed in 1841. The nation's first stamps featuring an active volcano (possibly the Izalco) were issued in January 1867; stamps with this design were discontinued in 1874. This became necessary after a large quantity of these stamps was stolen; it was therefore decided to cease their postal validity. The remaining stock was overprinted in black in 1874 with a circular device featuring the national coat of arms in the center, surrounded by the legend 'Contrasello - 1874'. The postage stamps had been printed by the American Bank Note Co., New York, but from 1879 to 1887 stamps were printed locally. The design was similar to the previous one. The American Bank Note Co. produced El Salvador' stamps from 1881 to 1889 depicting the female figure of the country. During the 1890s Nicholas Frederick Seebeck (1857-1899) an American businessman and printer, secured contracts for printing stamps of many Latin American nations. These contracts allowed him unprecedented permission to reprint the stamps at his leisure and decide the actual face value of stamps irrespective of postal needs. His contract with El Salvador spanned his last years from 1890 to 1898; he did not charge the post office for the printing of stamps and introduced a new design each year. The unsold stock of the previous year was returned to him. After his death the postal authority overprinted the remaining stock of the Seeback creations. The new century saw Bradbury Wilkinson printing a Columbus set for El Salvador and later on the American Bank Note Co. resumed the printing of postage stamps for El Salvador.

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SALVADOR POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: SALVADOR
Condition: SALVADOR POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: SALVADOR * 15 pages ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are marked, or "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $10.50
Item Id #006261    See Details...
1998 WORLD CUP SE-TENANT STRIP OF 4 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: EL SALVADOR
Catalog #: Scott #1481
Condition: 1998 WORLD CUP SE-TENANT STRIP OF 4 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $6.50
Item Id #013956    See Details...