Return To Catalogue - Porto Rico

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(Reduced sizes)

(Genuine stamp)

A provisional stamp with inscription 'CORREOS 5 CTS. COAMA' was issued in 1898 in Porto Rico in the color black. There are four types of this stamp (10 subtypes; as much stamps as there are in one sheet). Most (all?) stamps have a violet handstamped control mark 'F.Santiago'.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c RRR RRR about 500 stamps issued

Genuinely used stamp?

(Probably a forgery)

I've been told that these two stamps are forgeries, I have no further information. The first one resembles the above forgery.

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