1910-21 Issues

A new Regular series of stamps were issued, starting in 1910 and continued till 1921. All issues were printed by H. Kraus of Asuncion by lithography and are perforated 11½. The sheet size for all values is 100 (10 x 10).

I do not record any essays or proofs for any of the values of this series, but they may well exist. Nor have I recorded any multiples larger than a block of 4.

1 centavo

Issued on 14 April 1910 in a quantity of 1,000,000.

There are two shades of this value, gray-black & gray-brown.

The numeral 1 in each row is different and I suspect that this issue could be plated without much trouble. For example, the last 1 in each row has a flat roof, while the 1 in the 9th row has a foreshortened foot. From this information, I would conclude that a transfer of 10 types was laid down 10 times to make up the sheet. The only variety I record is an Imperf pair (in both shades) which is without gum.

5 centavos
bright violet

Issued on 14 April 1910 in an unknown quantity. The bright violet shade is the only one I record. The only varieties known to me are: an Imperf pair (w/o gum) and a pair, Imperf vertically.

5 centavos
blue green

Issued in 1919 (October?) in an unknown quantity. The only variety I record is an Imperf pair.

5 centavos
light blue

Issued sometime in 1921 in an unknown quantity. I am aware of only one variety - an Imperf pair.

10 centavos
yellow green

Issued on 14 April 1910 in a quantity of 1,000,000. I record two varieties - Imperf pair (w/o gum), and Pair, Imperf vertically.

10 centavos
deep violet

Issued in 1919 (October ?) in an unknown quantity. The only variety known to me is an Imperf pair.

10 centavos
red

Issued in 1921, date unknown, in an unknown quantity. I record three varieties: Imperf pair; Pair, Imperf vertically; Pair, Imperf horizontally.

20 centavos
red

Issued in a quantity of 1,000,000 on 14 April 1910. The only reported variety is an Imperf pair (w/o gum.)

50 centavos
carmine rose

Issued on 14 April 1910. The quantify reported is 1,000,000. The only variety reported is an Imperf pair (w/o gum.)

75 centavos
deep blue

1,000,000 were issued on 14 April 1910. The only variety I have a record of is an Imperf pair (w/o gum.)

Scott #200a should be listed as a separate issue since it is a provisional with an issue date of 16 September 1911. The quantity of this provisional was 300,000. It was produced by diagonally perforating (perf 11½) the 75c stamp and selling each half at the price of 20 centavos. It was generally used till about December 1911 although they were again used in 1927 in pairs as 40 centavos stamps.

I have not recorded any really unusual covers bearing this issue.

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