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In 1873, the 12-centimos de peseta and 62-centimos de peseta values were re-issued in blue and rose respectively. It is uncertain whether these issues were intended as new issues for postal usage, or are merely colour trials.
62-centimos de peseta, in rose, with letters and figures of the value double-lined. (Edifil #NE3)
Bartels, (1912), believed this to have been a true postal issue,
in new colours, stating the following reasons: The stamps are usually found
perforated and gummed. However, they also occur imperforated and are
considered rare. Both values are found with "MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR,
MUESTRAS" overprints, indicating that they are "Specimens"
furnished as notification of their coming use. No other stamps not supplied
for use are known with this overprint. All
However, the comments from Bartels are considered incorrect, as
very few of the copies seen exist gummed. None have been seen used or on
cover, and the stamps were found in
Note: Palmer, (1912), indicated that these stamps were (probably) issued in 1874.
62-centimos de peseta, Imperforated and ungummed in rose.
62-centimos de peseta in rose, overprinted "MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR", "MUESTRAS" in two lines in Blue. (Types 1 and 1A)
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