Tuesday, March 17, 2009

'Servicio Oficial' High Values

This selection shows a mint block of six of the 5 pesos and an used single of the 10 pesos. These stamps are considerably more common mint than used. The mint specimens are remainders since, according to Deluca, it was illegal to allow the mint stamps out of Argentinean government control. Luckily, these stamps are not valuable enough to get forgers interested in forging the postmark.

This block has an interesting plate variety.

The first stamp in the first row has a scratch in the field near the palm.

This used specimen is considerably scarcer than a mint specimen.