Sunday, April 11, 2010

High value 'Servicio Oficial' issues on piece

A single 1 peso stamp.

A 2pNGR-SO selection.

The 5pNGR-SO.

Two pieces with pairs of the regular issue 5P1L2 each with 50c 'SO' stamps.

The top stamp is the beautiful 'long scratch in background' plate variety.

Slightly doubled overprint on two 1p2C-SO stamps on piece

The first piece also bears a 50c2C-SO.

Here is the 1p stamp.

And here is a detail of the overprint.

The second piece has a 2pNGR-SO and a pair of the 25cCL-SO, the clay printing.

Here is a detail of the 1p stamp.

And here is a detail of the overprint showing doubling.

The 2 pesos has an overprint with a minor break to the V of SERVICIO.

The 50c1L5z-SO on piece

This selection shows usages from 1955 and 1956.

The 50c2C-SO on piece

Here is a small selection of this relatively rare stamp. The 1949 dates are consistent with its normal use.

20cSC-SO and 1p-Antartica Official on piece

Here is a selection on paper. These are some of the last official usages of this series.

A selection of late "Servicio Oficial" stamps on paper

Here is a scan of the entire selection.

In this post I show some of the 10cBr and 20cSC stamps.

Several of the pieces have 1p Antarctica stamps.

Here is a clipping with the ever-popular Evita stamps.

Here is a selection of the 20cSC.

A second look at the 5ct and 10cBRt printed in 1939

I have not correctly typed the paper on which these stamps are printed. It has the same watermark as the 1E4, but was used in 1939. The stamps are typographed. This paper is very thin and has a slight coating on the printed side. It could be classified as a clay paper,and I am leaving it as the CL1A; it is a 1E4 type paper, but it is not 1E4.

I show the 5c. It is a much more common stamp than the 10c Brown.

Here is a 10cBRt1E4 used in 1939.

Here is a vertical pair.

The watermark is best seen on the back of this vertical strip of three.

This 10c Brown is rare used, and even scarcer on cover. However, the claims of extreme rarity that are sometimes made I think are the result of a miss-classification. This stamp definitely fell through the cracks of all classifications to date. The references to date mention an early printing of the 10c Brown from 1939 but in offset, and we now know that this stamp is typographed.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

mystery solved: the 10ctBRCL1A

The small batch of the 10c Rivadavia Browns issued during late 1939 and early 1940 are 1E4s by watermark, but the paper is clearly the CL1A. A comparison with a large selection of the 5c stamp on the same paper from the same era is all that is needed.

I have previously shown this stamp on a June 1939 cover.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

1E1 high value 'MUESTRA'

Although the low values are just as rare, the high values comand higher prices in eBay.

The 20p1E1 'MUESTRA' is probably less rare mint than the base stamp even if according to Deluca 2000 complete series were sent to postmasters in late 1935 and early 1936.