Paraguay Semi-Postals

 

1930 Issue

 

 

On July 22, 1930 three values produced by the Government Printing Office (Talleres de Valores Oficiales) in Asuncion were issued in an unknown quantity. These were a 1.50 P + 50c in gray-violet, deep rose, and dark blue.

A proof of each color is known on a yellowish paper.

In 1932 the issue was used to produce an essay by overprinting it in black on the gray-violet and deep rose colors, and in carmine on the deep blue issue.

I do not record any multiples or covers with this issue.

 

1930 Issue

1.50P + 50c blue on pink

 

Issued on 27 November 1930 in an unknown quantity. The sheet size is 50 (5 x 10). The perforation is 12.

The only variety I note is papermakers’ watermark "VENCEDOR BOND."

 

Unissued 1.50P + 50c red on yellow

Although authorized by the same decree as the above blue on pink, this stamp was NOT issued. All canceled copies I have seen bear fake or favor cancellations. The perforation standard is 12. This unissued color was first noted in Linn’s of February 21, 1931.

I note the following varieties of this unissued value: perf 12, pair without horizontal perfs; pair without vertical perfs; Watermarked ADBANCE; wmk ADBANCE, pair without horizontal perfs; wmk ADBANCE, pair without vertical perfs; Perf 11˝; perf 11˝, watermarked ADBANCE; Perf 11; perf 11 watermarked ADBANCE; perf 11 pair without horizontal perfs; pair without vertical perfs; wmk ADBANCE, pair without horizontal perfs; wmk ADBANCE, pair without vertical perfs; Perf 11 x 12; perf 11 x 12 wmk ADBANCE; Imperf pair; Imperf pair wmk ADBANCE.

I show the following essays for these issues:

1P + 50c on surfaced card in 5 colors

1P + 50c on thin paper in blue on pink, brown on yellowish, carmine on greenish

1P + 50c on thin paper, perf 12, brown on yellowish, carmine on greenish

1.50P + 50c on coated paper in black

1.50P + 50c on regular paper in blue-green, red, violet

 

1932 Issue

 

Produced by the Government Printing Office (Talleres de Valores Oficiales) in Asuncion. I have no information on the date of issue and the earliest reference I have found is in the Aug-Sep 1932 issue of The Stamp Lover.

I am not aware of any essays or proofs of this stamp.

I have no records of quantity printed or of any multiples of this stamp.

 

 

1