Stamps of PANAMA
PANAMA
WYSIWYG Web Builder
Back
COLOMBIAN PERIOD
1821-1859
TOWNS
1847 MAY 20 "VERAGUA DE OFICIO" Red double oval handstamp on large 1847 official judicial folded cover from Santiago to Panama, endorsed "7 oz largas" and rated "14-1/2" along top. ex Brid
1850 Nov 9 "VERAGUA FRANCA" Beautifully struck black oval handstamp on folded cover docketed Nov. 9, 1850 from Veragua to Panama, prepaid and rated "3rs" (reales) at top right for 1-1/2oz

One of only two recorded strikes of the "Veragua Franca" oval handstamp, and the only example in black. The other recorded example is struck in red on an undated cover. The significance of the differing colors of the handstamp is unknown, as they each represented full prepayment of postage. ex Brid
1847 "VERAGUA DE OFICIO" Red double oval handstamp on large 1847 official judicial folded cover from Santiago to Nata, endorsed "1-1/4 oz largas, su porte dos i medio rs. 2-1/2" along top, only six recorded, ex Brid, Goeggel
VERAGUA FRANCA
VERAGUA DE OFICIO
VERAGUA DE OFICIO
1851 AGO 29 "VERAGUA DE OFICIO" Black double oval handstamp on large 1851 official judicial folded cover from Santiago to Panama, endorsed "7 oz., valor rs. 14" along top, Very Fine strike,only six recorded covers with this handstamp and the only example I have encountered in black, ex Brid, Goeggel
1848 MAR 16 "H.C.DE.L.S." Bold and clear strike of straightline handstamp on large folded official cover docketed Mar. 16, 1848 from Los Santos to Santiago (Veraguas), manuscript "1oz, 2rs" (reales) rating along top and "De Ofo" (De Oficio) below, handstamp.Only two covers recorded, ex Brid, Goeggel
H.C.DE.L.S.
Hacienda de Los Santos
NATA FRANCA
1851 FEB 16 "NATA" Bold strike of black straightline handstamp on large folded official cover docketed Feb. 16, 1851 from Nata to Veragua, manuscript "2oz, valor 4rs" (reales) rating along top, "FRANCA" straightline indicating postage paid but deleted with ink. ex Brid
NATA
1851 ABR 10 "NATA" Bold strike of black straightline handstamp on large folded official cover docketed Apr. 10, 1851 from Nata to Veragua, manuscript "14-1/2oz, valor 29rs" (reales) rating along top. ex Brid
DAVID DE OFICIO
1847 ABR 18 "DAVID DE OFICIO" Strike of brown double oval handstamp on folded official letter datelined Apr. 18, 1847 from David to Santiago (Veragua), only two examples recorded, ex Brid, Goeggel.