Key: 7290  
Country:
Group: Latin America
Volume: 94
Issued: 3992 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 912,050 sq.km; Population - 23,916,000; Capital - Caracas
A Republic on the northern coast of South America. One of the richest states of
Latin America, exporting large quantities of petroleum and coffee.
Formerly part of New Granada together with COLOMBIA, ECUADOR and PANAMA.
Independent since 1830.
First stamps were issued in 1859. In 1864 stamps were issued by a private mail
carrying company St. Thomas and La Guaira. During a civil war of 1899-1903
local stamps were issued for the territories of Carupano, Guayana, Marino and
Maturin. Between 1925-42 regular stamps were perforated with initials G.N for official use.
Direct UPU membership since January 1st, 1880. Annual output about 100.
G.N = Gobierno Nacional
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Inscriptions
ST.THOMAS LA GUAIRA
SAN TOMAS LA GUAIRA
VENEZUELA
FEDERACION VENEZOLANA
EE UU DE VENEZA
ESCUELAS
CORREOS only
INSTRUCCION
E.E.U.U.DE VENEZUELA
REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA
CARUPANO
ESTADO GUAYANA
DISTRITO MARINO
ESTADO MATURIN
ESTADO SOBERANO DEL ZULIA

Index
VENEZUELA
      St.Thomas and La Guaira 1864-1875
      Special Delivery Stamps
      Official Stamps
      Registration Stamps
      Local Issues 1902-1903
         Carupano
         Guayana
         Marino
         Maturin
         Zulia
 
Currency
100 Centavos = 8 Reales = 1 Peso
100 Centesimos = 1 Venezolano (1879)
100 Centimos = 1 Bolivar (1880)
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COLOMBIA
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PANAMA
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