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Postage stamps and philately of Guatemala

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Random notes on Guatemalan stamps

Random notes on Guatemalan stampsThis week I've worked my way through a pile of stamps from Central and South American countries, and above all the stamps of Guatemala have once again caught my interest. ...(546 words,5 images, 2 comments)

Guatemala Primavera 1960 color changeling

Guatemala Primavera 1960 color changelingFew years back I wrote about perforation varieties of Guatemalan Spring Fair 1960 stamp, and with this entry I'll introduce another bizarre specimen for this stamp. ...(164 words,2 images, 4 comments)

Guatemala Spring Fair of 1960 perforation varieties

Guatemala Spring Fair of 1960 perforation varietiesRecently a reader of the blog asked if (pre-printed) stamp album pages provide spaces for all the issued stamps and (essential) varieties. My response to question was negative: if catalog editors can't agree on simple facts on what to list as major/minor numbers, then how could those making album pages manage better on deciding what spaces to include on album pages? Here's a simple example to prove how messy things can get: a 1963 Guatemala airmail stamp to commemorate the Spring Fair of 1960. ...(477 words,1 images, 3 comments)

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