The Era of Surcharges
1881 1888
Scott #s 89  111 
Scott #s 112 131 
Scott #s 132  136 




Scott # 114 January 1881 24/8c Black Surcharge on 2r Blue Surcharged on 2r blue Derecho Judicial Fiscal
issue of 1878 Five
Surcharge Types Known Description
of Surcharge Types It is important to note that the measurements (sizes and angles)
detailed in the table below are intended as a guide and may vary due to
thickness of ink on some of the surcharges, as well as the angle at which the
surcharge may have been applied. Tall,
Medium or Short 2 Angle of
4 Against Fraction Bar Type 1 Diagonal
stroke of 4 not parallel to fraction bar (Types VII, VIIb, VIIc and VIId). Type 2 Diagonal
stroke of 4 is parallel to the fraction bar. Downward stroke of 4 is at
an angle of approximately 45Ί to the fraction bar (Type VIIa). Small or
Large CMS
* If the 4 is
not at 45Ί, it is either parallel to the fraction bar or less than 45Ί. This
is a tough descriptor to determine. 2 Relative to First O in CORREOS One further differentiator is the position of
the top of the 2, where in Types VII, VIIa and VIIb, this extends to the
right of the first O in CORREOS. Types VIIc and VIId has the top of 2
to the left of the first O. 
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