Peru

Peru has issued a relatively high number of official seals, 58 different types have been recorded to date. They come in a wide variety of colors, designs, and paper types, including one printed on a very unusual glossy red "alligator skin" paper. Some of these were likely unadopted essays. Very few Peruvian seals are known on cover.



Catalog: Bustamante #2 (Type B), Yvert and Tellier 1a

Date issued: 1902, EKU May 13, 1902

Printing: Blue and red on dull yellow pattern

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "CIERRO OFICIAL / ADMINISTRACION PRINCIPAL / DE / CORREOS DE LIMA / PERU" with fancy coat of arms

Control Number: None

Description: Fragment of cover mailed on New Year's Eve 1902 from Valdivia, Chile to Peru closed at top with second type Peruvian official seal.

This design is similar to the first, the main difference is that the word "PERU" is 16mm wide, and is 11mm in width on the 1st.



Catalog: Bustamante #8a (Type G), Yvert and Tellier 3

Date issued: 1913, EKU April 16, 1914

Printing: Black on olive green

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "CORREOS DEL PERU / (large coat of arms) / CIERRE OFICIAL / Adherido por ha- / berse recibido en / mal estado" in double line rectangular frame with small x's between

Control Number: None

Description: Domestic 1914 cover to Arequipa, Peru opened by the wrong recipient and repaired with single seal of the 1913 issue. Red notation on the backflap states that letter was "Opened because of identical first and last name Maximo Vargas."

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