Costa Rica

Located in Central America, Costa Rica borders Nicaragua on the north and Panama to the south. Costa Rica became an independent republic in 1838. Unused singles and multiples are relatively common, covers are rather scarce.

Catalog: Drummond OS1, Yvert and Tellier 1

Date issued: 1920, EKU January 21, 1928

Printing: Royal blue on thick white

Perforation: 12


Control Number: none

Description: Registered 1928 official cover from San Jose, Costa Rica to New Britain, CT with 1st type Costa Rican officially sealed label affixed to backflap. Seal tied by violet "DIRECCION GENERAL DE CORREOS" ("MAIN DIRECTORATE OF THE POST OFFICE") cancel of San Jose, dated January 21st.

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