Airmails

Airmail service in Paraguay started with the granting of an airmail contract by the government on 14 September 1928 to the French company, Aéropostal. Service began on 1 January 1929 with operations being under the subsidiary Aeroposta Argentina. Service was twice weekly. However, because of the world-wide depression, service was terminated on 17 April 1931 when Aéropostal went into receivership. Paraguay then was without air service for six years until Pan American Airways was permitted to provide service by a Decree of 21 June 1937. Service started in December 1937. It is interesting to note that Paraguay continued to issue airmail stamps even though they were without air service.

All the airmail stamps of Paraguay have been counterfeited and these will be covered in the chapter on counterfeits. It is interesting to note that except for the First Provisional Issue and the First Zepp Provisional Issue all the airmail stamps of Paraguay are perf 12 (except for a few perf varieties). The First Issue and the First Zepp Issue are perf 11½, so except for these issues a perforation other than 12 most likely will turn out to be a counterfeit.


First Issue

The first issue of airmail stamps - a provisional issue - was of three values, a 2.85P, 5.65P, and 11.30P. The basic stamps, the official issue of 1913 printed by the South American Bank Note Company were overprinted with new values. I do not know who did the overprinting but suspect it was done in Asuncion.

2:85 on 5c lilac

Issued on 1 January 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet was of 100 (10 x 10) and I record the following varieties:
2.85 instead of 2:85 (sheet positions #2, 12, 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82, 92); "2" of a different font (position #22); "$" and "2" battered and stroke of "$" incomplete (position #18, 48); accent on "e" nearly horizontal (position #28 & 88 - pos. 88 also like positions 18 & 48); upper half of "l" only shows (position #86).

I do not know of any essays or proofs of this stamp.

5:65 on 10c green

Also issues on 1 January 1929 in a quantity of 50,000. The sheet was of 100 (10 x 10) and I record the following varieties:
right hand curve of "6" flattened (position #55); In the 5th and 9th rows, positions #1 to 4 show the surcharge moved to the right and positions #5 to 8 show it moved to the left.

I do not know of any essays or proofs of this stamp.

11:30 on 50c rose

Issued on 1 January 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet was of 100 (10 x 10) and I record the following varieties: "Aereo" with flat bar accent (position unknown); and top of "1" broken and top of "3" flattened (position #94)

I do not know of any essays or proofs of this stamp.

Second Provisional Issue


3:40P on 3P gray

Issued on 26 February 1929 in a quantity of 9,700. The sheet size was 100 in two panes of 50 (10 x 5). I record the following varieties : "Correo/en 3:40/Habilitado/ Aereo" (sheet position #100); Double surcharge; "Aero" instead of "Aereo"; watermarked Gloria Bond; Double surcharge watermarked Gloria Bond.

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

6:80P on 4P light blue

Issued on 26 February 1929 in a quantity of 9,100. The sheet size was 100 in two panes of 50 (10 x 5). I record the following varieties : "Correo/Aereo/en 6:80/Habilitado" (sheet positions #91, 92, 93); Perf 11½; Perf 11½ "Correo/Aereo/en 6:80/Habilitado"; Double surcharge; Figure "8" likes like a reversed "S" with diagonal stroke (position #71).

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

17:- P on 5P chocolate

Issued on 26 February 1929 in a quantity of 9,900. Sheet size is 100 in 2 panes of 50 (10 x 5). The following varieties are known to me: "Correo/Habilitado/Habilitado/en 17:-" (Sheet positions #74, 75, 76); Double surcharge; watermarked Gloria Bond; "Habilitado" double watermarked Gloria Bond.

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

First regular Airmail Issue

2.85P gray green

Issued on 2 March 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). The only varieties known to me are: Imperf pair (25 pairs exist as only one sheet was found); watermarked Indian Bond.

Diamond shaped essays of a design not adopted are known. They exist on a surfaced card in 5 colors and on regular paper in 6 colors. There is also a proof on chalky card in carmine rose.

2.85P turquoise green

Issued on 1 January 1931 in a quantity of 50,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). The only variety known to me is a circle between the "A" and "E" of Aereo (sheet position #12).

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

5.65P brown

Issued on 2 March 1929 in a quantity of 50,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is the watermarked Indian Bond one.

I do record a plate proof on chalky card in brown.

5.65P scarlet

Issued on 1 January 1931 in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). I record the following varieties: "A" of Republica with accent (position #12); Shading on breast of bird (position #50).

I do not record any proofs or essays.

11.30P chocolate

Issued on 2 March 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. Sheet size of 50 (5 x 10). The only varieties I record are: Imperf pair (only 25 exist as only one sheet was found); watermarked Indian Bond.

A plate proof on chalky card in violet brown is known.

11.30P deep blue

Issued on 1 January 1931 in a quantity of 50,000. The sheet was of 50 subjects (5 x 10). I do not record any varieties or essays or proofs.

Third Provisional Issue

95c on 7c lilac

Issued on 29 April 1929 in a quantity of 20,000. The sheet size was 100 in two panes of 50. I record the following varieties: watermarked Gloria Bond; Line above $ (sheet position #36).

I do not record any proofs or essays.

1.90P on 20c dull blue

Issued on 29 April 1929 in a quantity of 20,000. Sheet of 100 was made up of two panes of 50. The following varieties are known to me: watermarked Gloria Bond; Surcharge inverted.

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

3.40P on 4P light blue

Issued on 29 April 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. Sheet of 100 made up of two panes of 50. I know of the following varieties: Double surcharge, one partial [probably due to slippage]; Broken crossbar of "T" (position #53).

I do not know of any essays or proofs.

4.75P on 4P light blue

Issued on 29 April 1929 in a quantity of 20,000. Sheet of 100 made up of two panes of 50. The only variety known to me is a Double surcharge, one partial [probably due to slippage].

I do not record any essays or proofs.

6.80P on 3P gray

Issued on 29 April 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet of 100 was made up of two panes of 50. There are two types of surcharge. Type II shows the "$" and "6" to be thinner and narrower than Type I. I know of the following varieties: Double surcharge, one partial [probably due to slippage]; Type I - "8" and "0" broken (position #8); watermarked Gloria Bond; watermarked Vencedor Bond; Type II (sheet positions #61, 62, 63, 64, 97, 98; Type II, watermarked Gloria Bond; Type II watermarked Vencedor Bond; Imperf at left margin (the Type II with imperf left margin is unique).

I have no records of any essays or proofs.

17P on 5P chocolate

Issued on 29 April 1929 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet of 100 was made up of two panes of 50. The only varieties I record are: Horizontal pair, imperf between; watermarked Gloria Bond.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

Second Regular Issue

95c deep red on pink

Issued in 1930, date unknown, in a quantity of 50,000. The sheet size was 50 and the only variety I record is the watermarked Vencedor Bond one.

I record the following plate proofs: on surface coated paper in two colors; on tinted paper, medium or thick, in 6 colors.

95c dark blue on bluish

Issued in 1930, date unknown in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 50. The watermarked Vencedor Bond is the only variety I record.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

1.90P light red on pink

Issued on an unknown date in 1930 in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 50. The only variety is the watermarked Vencedor Bond one.

I record plate proofs as follows: on surface coated paper in two colors; on colored paper, medium or think, in 6 colors.

1.90P violet on bluish

Issued sometime in 1930 in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 50. Only variety I record is the watermarked Vencedor Bond one.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

6.80P black on light blue

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 50. The watermarked Vencedor Bond is the only variety I record.

I record the following plate proofs: on coated paper in two colors; on colored paper, medium or thick, in 7 colors..

6.80P green on pink

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 50,000 with the only variety being a watermarked Vencedor Bond. The sheet size was 50.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

Fourth Provisional Issue

10c olive green

Issued on 24 January 1930 in a quantity of 47,000. The sheet of 100 was made up of two panes of 50. I record the following varieties: Double overprint; watermarked Gloria Bond; Double overprint watermarked Gloria Bond.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

20c dull blue

Issued on 1 December 1930 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet of 100 being made up of two panes of 50. I record the following varieties: watermarked Gloria Bond; "Correo/Correo" instead of "Correo/Aereo"; "Aereo/Aereo" instead of "Correo/Aereo".

I am not aware of any essays or proofs.

1P emerald

Issued on 1 December 1930 in a quantity of 10,000. The sheet of 100 was made up of two panes of 50. The watermarked Gloria Bond is the only variety I note.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

3P gray

Issued on 1 December 1930 in a quantity of 10,000. The sheet was made up of two panes of 50. The watermarked Gloria Bond is the only variety I know of.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

5c on 10c gray green

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 130,600. Two panes of 50 made up the sheet of 100. There are two printing of this value, one with a scarlet surcharge, the other with a carmine surcharge. I record the following varieties: Scarlet surcharge - "Aereo" omitted; "e" & "r" of Aereo incomplete (position #11); watermarked Gloria Bond; Carmine surcharge - "Aereo" missing (position #78)

I do not record any essays or proofs.

5c on 70c ultramarine

Issued on 1 December 1930 in a quantity of 200,000. The sheet of 100 was made up of two panes of 50. I record the following varieties: Vertical pair, imperf between; "e" and "r" of Aereo incomplete; watermarked Gloria Bond; Vertical pair, imperf between with "e" and "r" of Aereo incomplete.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

20c on 1P orange red

Issued on 24 January 1930 in a quantity of 48,400. The sheet of 100 was composed of two panes of 50. I know of the following varieties: "Correo" double (position #55); "Aereo" double (position #97); and 2nd "o" of Correo low (position #75).

I do not know of any essays or proofs.

40c on 50c orange

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 50,000 or 19,800 depending on the source reporting this. There are two printing of the surcharge. One in carmine, the other in scarlet. I do not know the sheet size. I do record the following varieties: Correo double (position #55); Aereo double (position #97; 2nd "o" of Correo low (position #75); Double overprint, one partial [probably due to slippage]; Aereo missing (position #9 of second printing - 100 issued); Aereo thick (the correction to position #9).

I do not know of any essays or proofs.

6P on 10P red

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 9,800. The sheet of 100 was composed on two panes of 50. I record the following varieties: "A" of Aereo with accent (position #2); "E" & "R" incomplete (position #11); watermarked Indian Bond. Note that of the two plate position only 98 of each could exist.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

10P on 20P red

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 4,900. The sheet of 100 was composed of two panes of 50. The only varieties I record are: "E" and "Z" incomplete (position #35) [only 49 can exist]; watermarked Gloria Bond.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

10P on 20P violet brown

Issued on 7 April 1930 in a quantity of 4,800. The sheet size of 100 was composed of two panes of 50. I record only the following varieties: "E" and "Z" incomplete (position #35)[only 48 exist]; watermarked Indian Bond.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

Third Regular Issue

2.85P dark blue

Issued on 14 May 1930 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (10 x 5). The two varieties I record are: watermarked Gloria Bond; watermarked Indian Bond.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in blue.

3.40P dark green

Issued on 14 May 1930 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (10 x 5). The two varieties I record are: watermarked Gloria Bond; watermarked Indian Bond.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in blue.

4.75P deep lake

Issued on 14 May 1930 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (10 x 5). The two varieties I note are: watermarked Gloria Bond; watermarked Indian Bond.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in blue.

Gunboat Issues

Although these issues appeared over a period of time, I have grouped them for the sake of simplicity. All these issues were printed by the Government Printing Office (Talleres de Valores Oficiales), Asuncion.

1P claret

Issued on 15 April 1931 in a quantity of 80,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). I record the following varieties: missing chimney (position #50); imperf pair; imperf pair, missing chimney.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in 3 colors.

1P dark blue

Issued on 15 July 1936 in a quantity of 80,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). The following varieties are known to me: chimney missing (position #50); Perf 11; perf 11, chimney missing.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

2P orange

Issued on 15 April 1931 in a quantity of 60,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is an imperf pair.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in 5 colors.

2P dark brown

Issued on 15 July 1936 in a quantity of 60,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is a perf 11.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

3P turquoise green

Issued on 15 April 1931 in a quantity of 40,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). The only varieties I record are: Imperf pair; flaw around airplanes creating the impression of "aerial combat".

I record a plate proof on chalky card in 3 colors.

3P ultramarine

Issued on 15 July 1936 in a quantity of 40,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is the "aerial combat" one.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

3P bright rose

Issued sometime in 1939 in an unknown quantity. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is the "aerial combat" one.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

6P dark green

Issued on 15 April 1931 in a quantity of 40,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I note is an imperf pair.

I do record a plate proof on chalky card in 3 colors.

6P violet

Issued on 20 April 1936 in a quantity of 40,000. The sheet was of 50 subjects (5 x 10) and the only variety I note is a perf 11.

I do not note any proofs or essays for this stamp.

6P dull blue

Issued sometime in 1939 in an unknown quantity. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). I do not record any varieties nor essays or proofs for this stamp.

10P vermilion

Issued on 15 April 1931 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). The following are the varieties I record: "R" of Aereo incomplete (position #10); Imperf pair; Imperf pair with the "R" of Aereo incomplete.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in 3 colors.

10P bluish green

Issued on either 1 February or 9 February 1935 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is the "R" of Aereo incomplete (position #10).

I do not record any essays or proofs.

10P yellow brown

Issued on 20 April 1936 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I note is the "R" of Aereo being incomplete (position #10).

I do not record any essays or proofs.

10P dark blue

Issued on 20 April 1936 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety is the "R" of Aereo being incomplete (position #10).

I do not record any essays or proofs.

10P light pink

Issued sometime in 1939 in an unknown quantity. The sheet size was 50 (5 x 10) and the only variety I record is the "R" of Aereo being incomplete (position #10).

I do not record any essays or proofs.

First Provisional Zeppelin Issue

There are two types of Zeppelin handstamp on these issues. Type I has a straight tail on the Zepp and no extra line between the top line of shading and the edge of the Zepp. Type I is the normal type found on the 3P on 4P issue while Type II is the normal for the 4P issue. However, both types are known on each value.

3P on 4P light blue

Issued on 22 August 1931 in a quantity of 30,000. The sheet size was 50 (10 x 5) and the following varieties are known: Type I - Zepp double, one inverted (unique); Zepp double (8 known); Zepp double with second ovpt in the middle of a pair (unique); Type II Zepp.

I do not record any essays or proofs for this stamp.

4P light blue

Issued on 22 August 1931 in a quantity of 20,000. The sheet size was 50 (10 x 5). I record the following varieties: Type I - Zeppelin double (6 copies known); Zepp double, one inverted (unique); Second "r" of Correo missing; Zeppelln for Zeppelin; Zeppeiin for Zeppelin.

I record an essay which is the Zepp handstamp in blue (Type I) on the map stamp of 1924.

Regular Airmail Issue of 1931-36

5c light blue

Issued on 1 August 1931 in a quantity of 200,000. The sheet of 100 was made up of two groups of stereos of 50. I record the following varieties: Horizontal pair, imperf between; imperf vertically; imperf pair.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in violet, blue.

5c deep green

Issued in February 1933 in a quantity of 200,000. The sheet size was 100 and I record the following varieties: Imperf pair; pair imperf vertically.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

5c light red

Issued on 21 July 1933 in a quantity of 200,000. Sheet size was 100. Varieties known to me are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

I do not know of any essays or proofs.

5c violet

Issued in February 1935 in a quantity of 8,000,000 (?). The sheet was of 100 subjects. The varieties are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

10c deep violet

Issued on 1 August 1931 in a quantity of 150,000. The sheet size was 100. The only varieties known to me are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

I do record a plate proof on chalky card in violet.

10c brown lake

Issued in February 1933 in a quantity of 150,000. Sheet size was 100. Varieties are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

10c yellow brown

Issued on 21 July 1933 in a quantity of 150,000. Sheet size was 100. Varieties known are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

No essays or proofs are known.

10c ultramarine

Issued in February 1935 in a quantity of 2,000,000. Sheet size was 100. I record the following varieties: Imperf pair; pair, imperf horizontally; pair, imperf vertically; Perf 11½; Perf 11; Perf 11 pair, imperf horizontally; Perf 11, pair, imperf vertically; Perf 11 x 12.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

20c red

Issued on 1 August 1931 in a quantity of 100,000. Sheet size was 100. The varieties I record are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in violet.

20c dull blue

Issued in March 1933 in a quantity of 100,000. Sheet size of 100. Varieties known to me are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

20c emerald

Issued on 21 July 1933 in a quantity of 2,000,000. Sheet size was 100. The Imperf pair; and pair, imperf vertically are the only varieties I have noted.

No essays or proofs are reported.

20c yellow brown

Issued in February 1935 in a quantity of 2,000,000. Sheet was of 100 (10 x 10). I record the following varieties: Imperf pair; pair, imperf horizontally; pair, imperf vertically; Perf 11; Perf 11 pair, imperf horizontally; Perf 11 pair, imperf vertically; Perf 11 x 12.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

40c deep green

Issued on 1 August 1931 in a quantity of 100,000. The sheet size was 50 (10 x 5) and the only varieties known to me are: Imperf pair; pair, imperf vertically.

I do record a plate proof on chalky card in green.

40c slate blue

Issued in February 1935 in a quantity of 100,000. Sheet of 50 (10 x 5). The only variety known to me is an Imperf pair.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

40c red

Issued in June 1936 in a quantity of 100,000. The sheet was of 50 subjects (10 x 5) and the only variety known to me is an Imperf pair.

I do not know of any proofs or essays for this stamp.

80c dull blue

Issued on 1 August 1931 in a quantity of 100,000. The sheet was of 50 subjects (5 x 10) and I know of the following varieties: "80" at right has a "c" in tablet (position #29); Imperf pair; Imperf pair with "80" at right with "c"; pair, imperf vertically.

I record a plate proof on chalky card in gray.

80c deep green

Issued in July 1933 in a quantity of 100,000. The sheet was of 50 subjects (5 x 10). The following are the varieties known to me: "80" at right has a "c" in the tablet (position #29); Imperf pair; Imperf pair with "80" at right with "c"; pair, imperf vertically.

I do not know of any essays or proofs.

80c scarlet

Issued on 21 July 1933 in a quantity of 100,000. Sheet was of 50 (5 x 10). Varieties are: "80" at right has a "c" in tablet (position 29); Imperf pair; Imperf pair with "80" at right with "c"; pair, imperf vertically.

No essays or proofs are recorded for this stamp.

Zeppelin Triangle Issue

4P ultramarine

Issued in April 1932 in a quantity of 60,000. The sheet size was of 100 stamps (50 pairs). The following varieties are known to me: Imperf pair (at least one sheet of 100 exists); pair, imperf horizontally; pair, imperf vertically; Perf 11; Perf 11 pair, imperf horizontally; Perf 11 x 12; Pair perfed along bottom of triangle imperf otherwise (a sheet of 100 known to exist).

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

8P red

Issued in April 1932 in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 100 (50 pairs). No varieties are known to me.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

12P blue green

Issued in April 1932 in a quantity of 40,000. Sheet size was 100 (50 pairs). No varieties are known.

No proofs or essays are known.

16P dark violet

Issued in April 1932 in a quantity of 30,000. Sheet of 100 (50 pairs). No varieties known.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

20P orange brown

Issued in April 1932 in a quantity of 40,000. Sheet size was 100 (50 pairs). No varieties known.

No proofs or essays known to me.

1933 Zeppelin Issue

4.50P deep blue

Issued on 5 May 1933 in a quantity of 50,000. Sheet size was 100 (10 x 10). The only variety I record is a pair, imperf vertically.

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

9P deep rose

Issued on 5 May 1933 in a quantity of 40,000. Sheet size was of 100 (10 x 10). The only variety I know is a Horizontal pair, imperf between. It has been reported that only 10 pairs exist.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

13.50P blue green

Issued on 5 May 1933 in a quantity of 30,000. Sheet size was 100 (10 x 10). No varieties, essays or proofs have been reported.

22.50P bistre brown

Issued on 5 May 1933 in a quantity of 30,000. Sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). No varieties, essays or proofs are known to me.

45P dull violet

Issued on 5 May 1933 in a quantity of 15,000. Sheet size was 50 (5 x 10). No varieties, essays or proofs are known to me.

Posts & Telegraph Building

This issued was produced to pay for sending printed matter via airmail from Paraguay to Europe.

33.75P ultramarine

Issued on 2 April 1934 in a quantity of 10,000. I do not know the size of the sheet, but suspect it was of 50 subjects. I record the following varieties: First "3" at left with a thick foot (position #11); Dot in front of first "3" at left (position #36); "E" and "P" of Republica incomplete (position #49).

There is an essay of an unadopted design with a "value" of 14.10P known in 2 colors.

I record plate proofs on chalky card in two colors. The above mentioned varieties also exist on these plate proofs.

33.75P carmine

Issued on 21 November 1935 in a quantity of 10,000. Sheet size unknown but probably was 50. The same plate varieties mentioned for the ultramarine exist for this color as well. That is: First "3" at left with thick foot (position #11); Dot in front of first "3" at left (position #36); and "E" and "P" of Republica incomplete (position #49).

A rose shade of this was issued on 3 February 1937 in a quantity of 10,000. I have not seen it reported, but I suspect the same plate varieties exist for this color as well as the others.

33.75P emerald

Issued on 28 September 1936 in a quantity of 10,000. Sheet size not reported but probably was 50. The varieties are as for the other colors: First "3" at left with thick foot (position #11); Dot in front of first "3" at left (position #36); and "E" and "P" of Republica incomplete (position #49).

33.75 bistre brown

Issued on 10 November 1936 in a quantity of 10,000. As before I suspect the sheet size was 50 but I have not seen it reported. The varieties are as before: First "3" at left with thick foot (position #11); Dot in front of first "3" at left (position #36); and "E" and "P" of Republica incomplete (position #49)

1934 Zeppelin Issue

4.50P deep blue

Issued on 26 May 1934 in a quantity of 30,000. Sheet size unknown. The only variety I record is a straight foot on the figure "9" in 1934.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

9P deep rose

Issued on 26 May 1934 in a quantity of 20,000. Sheet size unknown. The only variety I know of is the straight foot on the numeral "9" in "1934".

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

13.50P blue green

Issued on 26 May 1934 in a quantity of 15,000. Sheet size unknown. The only variety is the straight foot on the numeral "9" in "1934."

I do not record any proofs or essays.

22.50P bistre brown

Issued on 26 May 1934 in a quantity of 15,000. Sheet size unknown. The only variety I have seen reported is: No serif on the "1" of "1934."

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

45P dull violet

Issued on 26 May 1934 in a quantity of 7,500. Sheet size unknown. The only variety I have seen reported is: No serif on the "1" of "1934."

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

1935 Zeppelin Issue

4.50P rose red

Issued on 13 April 1935 in a quantity of 25,000. I do not know the size of the sheet. No varieties have been reported.

I do not know of any proofs or essays.

9P light green

Issued on 13 April 1935 in a quantity of 15,000. Sheet size is unknown to me. No varieties have been reported.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

13.50P brown

Issued on 13 April 1935 in a quantity of 12,000. Sheet size is not known to me. No varieties have been reported.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

22.50P violet

Issued on 4 May 1935 in a quantity of 12,000. Sheet size is unknown to me. The only variety I have seen reported is a pair, one stamp without overprint.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

45P blue

Issued on 4 May 1935 in a quantity of 7,000. I do not know the size of the sheet. No varieties have been reported.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

Issues of 1935-39

17P light brown

Issued on 20 September 1935 in a quantity of 10,000. Printed by the Government Printing Works in Asuncion.. I do not have a record of any varieties.

I record an essay of an unadopted design the value of which is 4.75P on a thick paper in 4 colors as well as on a tinted paper (blue on orange). Also the same design on thick paper in brown, perf 12.

I record plate proofs on thick paper in 5 colors as well as a green on rose tinted paper.

17P carmine

Issued on 27 December 1935 in a quantity of 10,000. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

17P dark blue

Issued on 3 April 1936 in a quantity of 10,000. No varieties, essays or proofs are recorded.

17P pale yellow green

Issued on 5 July 1937 in a quantity of 10,000. I do not record any varieties nor essays nor proofs.

Church of Incarnation Issues

102P carmine

Issued on 20 November 1935 in a quantity of 5,000. I do not record any varieties.

I record plate proofs on chalky card in 3 colors and on regular paper in 6 colors.

102P blue

Issued on 23 May 1936 in a quantity of 5,000. No varieties are known to me. I do not record any essays or proofs.

102P Indigo

Issued on 22 August 1936 in a quantity of 10,000. I have no records of any varieties or essays or proofs.

102P yellow brown

Issued on 28 September 1936 in a quantity of 10,000. The only variety I record is an Imperf pair. No proofs or essays are known.

102P violet

Issued on 3 February 1937 in a quantity of 30,000. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs

102P brown orange

Issued on 1 October 1938 in a quantity of 30,000. The only variety I record is a perf 11½ instead of 12.



On 7 August 1944 a group of proofs on card of this design were received at the General Post Office and gummed and perfed by hand and sold as stamps. 50 copies of each color were received and sold. The colors are:
pale rose, perf 11½
sky blue, perf 11½
light gray violet, perf 11½
yellow green perf 11½

1937 Provisionals

24P on 33.75P slate blue

Issued on 1 August 1937 in an unknown quantity. The following varieties are found on this provisional just as on the basic stamp: First "3" at left has a thick foot (position #11); Dot before first "3" at left (position #36); "E" & "P" of Republica incomplete (position #49); Perf 11; Perf 11 first "3" at left has thick foot (position #11); perf 11 dot in front of first "3" at left (position #36); perf 11 "E" & "P" of Republica incomplete (position #49).

I do not record any proofs or essays.

65P on 102P

Issued on 1 August 1937 in an unknown quantity. The only variety I record is "Dot missing after number 65" (position #12).

I do not record any proofs or essays.

84P on 102P blue green

Issued on 1 August 1937 in an unknown quantity. The only variety I record is perf 11½ instead of 12.

I do not record any essays or proofs.

Plate over Asuncion

3.40P yellow green

Issued on 3 August 1939 in an unknown quantity. Printed by the Government Printing Office in Asuncion.

I record plate proofs on chalky card in 3 colors and on regular paper in 7 colors.

3.40P orange brown

Issued on 3 August 1939 in an unknown quantity. I do not record any varieties or essays or proofs.

3.40P indigo

Issued on 3 August 1939 in an unknown quantity. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

Buenos Aires Peace Conference Issue

Printed by the American Bank Note Company, New York. All values perf 12.

1P red brown

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 1,000,000. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

3P dark blue

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 500,000. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

5P olive black

Issued on 30 November 1939 in an unknown quantity. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

10P violet

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 250,000. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

30P orange

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 150,000. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

50P black brown

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 75,000. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

100P bright green

Issued on 30 November 1939 in an unknown quantity. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

200P green

Issued on 30 November 1939 in an unknown quantity. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

500P black

Issued on 19 October 1939 in an unknown quantity. I do not know of any varieties, essays or proofs.

University of Asuncion

28P rose and black

Issued on 21 September 1939 in a quantity of 5,000. Printed by the Government Printing Office in Asuncion. The only variety I note is a perf 11½ instead of 12.

90P yellow green and black

Issued on 21 September 1939 in a quantity of 5,000. The normal perf on this value is 11½ and the only variety I record is a perf 12.

I do not record any proofs or essays.

Asuncion to New York Air Route Issue

30P brown

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 7,000. Printed by the American Bank Note Company, New York. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

80P orange

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 6,000. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

90P purple

Issued on 30 November 1939 in a quantity of 5,000. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

Pan American Union Issue

20P rose carmine

Issued on 14 May 1940 in a quantity of 75,000. Printed by the American Bank Note Company of New York. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

70P violet blue

Issued on 14 May 1949 in a quantity of 50,000. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

100P Prussian green

Issued on 14 May 1940 in a quantity of 25,000. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs.

500P dark violet

Issued on 14 May 1940 in a quantity of 10,000. I do not record any varieties, essays or proofs. 1