JerryB, I just received a bunch of Argentinian stamps in my last kiloware purchase. Now I know you are asking what the correlation between Argentina and Colombia are/ The only thing I can connect between Argentina and Colombia is the fact they are both in South America. There were several of the Colombians in there too which has now started me concentrating a lot more on taking a closer look at Colombia. This all leads up to a way-around-the-corner question... I have seen many similarities in the styles and printing and design of many South American stamps. Is there a correlation between these two countries (and possibly others) that is little known? I know Peruvian stamps were printed in the USA for a time and as such, wondered if Colombia and or Argentina contracted the US in the same manner?
First off, a pet peeve of mine, the country is Colombia and not Columbia.
The major correlation between the South American, and some Central American, countries is the printer. A few printers printed stamps for the countries and elements of a stamp show up on multiple countries, making the stamps look similar. In some case the exact design was used, except country name and currency of course.
Thank you for the list and links. As for the spelling... it too is one of my pet peeves. I do apologize. I am surprised that 1: I misspelled it in the first place and 2, my spell check did not pick it up. Hmmmm .
Thank you so much for the information. I was at a loss on these as I have a bucket load to go through. I will be checking the web sites out that you sent and rest assured that they are for personal use and will NOT be made public.
I revisited the Printer web site and I was surprised that Waterlow & Sons was not listed under Colombia. I assume, therefore, the sites listed are those within a country
I hope you are good at detecting watermarks and you have a lot of watermark fluid. Some of the Argentina watermarks are hard to discern, especially since some of them are similar.
my spell check did not pick it up. Hmmmm
Spell check would not pick it up as Columbia is a valid spelling, at least in the United States. For instance; Columbia University. The Colombia spelling arises from Christopher Columbus whose last name is Colon in some Latin countries.
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