Friday, August 27, 2010

Some Covers from the Welch Collection

Bill's collection of Seebeck issues was heavy in essays, proofs and covers since that was a primary interest of his.

Here are some nice El Salvador covers from his collection.

A charming cover from Santa Ana to New York. The 10c registration stamp is not common on cover. The 24c paid the double rate via San Francisco. Note the color of the 24c. It is an orangish-yellow. This is the color of the original. Any other color on the 24c is a reprint!

A double rate cover (2 times 15c per 15g) from Sonsonate to Switzerland paid by the 30 centavos first issue of 1896.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some Unusual Nicaragua Items

Shortly before Bill Welch's death, he and I made a trip to the National Postal Museum in Washington, DC. We found several unusual items in their holdings of Nicaragua and we planned to do an article about them. Unfortunately, Bill died before we could do that. Here is an article about what we found that appeared in the July 2010 issue of NICARAO. Michael Schreiber graciously gave me permission to reproduce it on my blog. NICARAO is the quarterly publication of the Nicaragua Study Group. Additional information may be obtained from Michael at

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A reader of this blog has advised me of some additional specialized catalogs for Latin America. Here are the additions:

Samual Klass, 1970, Catalogo de Sellos Postales de la Argentina (with pictures of plate flaws)
Jalil 2009, Catalogo Especializado de sellos postales de la Republica Argentina (no pics of plate flaws, but referenced/indicated)
Teggio 2009,

F. Schiffer (1958) Catalogo de selos do Brasil (with pictures of type and some plate flaws)
S. Leitao (1965) Catalogo de selos do Brasil (types, dents and paper)

A. Barriga (1983 or 1985) Catalogo Colombia

Ciardi (2006) Catalogo Especializado de los sellos del Uruguay .