With this final entry about stamps of Ecuador, I want to raise up some random,but still interesting philatelic tidbits about modern Ecuadorian stamps. The Roosevelt officials of 1949 Though I don’t usually include mint stamps into my collection, from time to time I’m forced make exceptions as some stamps aren’t known (listed) in used condition. And one such are the Ecuadorian officials of 1949 issued in honor of US president Franklin D. Roosevelt who had passed in 1945: Michel lists these as Officials #162-193, but notes that their issuance is doubtful and values are given for mint specimens only. Scott goes a bit further, and simply footnotes that these stamps likely never saw official approval, and as such they are not included to catalog listings. However… I’ve seen (on eBay etc) philatelic covers with these stamps from time to time. So I would not be surprised if their catalog status […]
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