Friday, March 27, 2009

The 15c 1E3/1E4 Small Format Cattle 'Servicio Oficial'

This printing is approximately 10 times less common than the 1E4 printing. The color is slightly crisper.

Here is a detail of the watermark.

The 1E3 was in used in 1943 and 1944.

This 15c 1E4 Small Format Cattle 'Servicio Oficial' shows a scratch to the plate outside the stamp design.

This 1E4 stamp has a small L of 'OFICIAL'

Here are a few postmarked specimens of the 1E4. This printing was in use in 1943 and 44.