Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Flower Stamp of Bolivia


This stamp was issued by Bolivia in 1925. This stamp is an imperf of the actual stamp used for postage. Imperforated stamps are printed as a check just before the final printing of the stamp with perforation. Here, the imperf stamp is in a pair making it of a very high catalogue value.

This is a part of a set of 10 stamps, conmemorating the Centenary of the Bolivian Republic Foundation. This is the unique value showing a flower. This set was printed by Perkins Bacon & Co of London.

This is also the National Flower of Bolivia.

153 - Cantua bicolor - National Flower of Bolivia

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