A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzabar


A is for Aden and Z is for Zanzibar... Now what is between? For the world wide classical era philatelist and stamp collector, a country specific philatelic survey is offered with two albums: Big Blue, aka Scott International Part 1 (checklists available), and Deep Blue, aka William Steiner's Stamp Album Web PDF pages. Interested? So into the Blues...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chile

1857 5c dull reddish brown and 1856 10c bright blue 
Quick History
Chile is located in South America along a narrow coastal strip south of Peru. The Capital is Santiago, and the population was 5,100,000 in 1943.

Natural attractions: San Pedro de Atacama desert, Valley of the Moon, Parinacota Volcano, Isla Mocha, Patagonia, Easter Island, and Robinson  Crusoe Island.

Which stamp has a rearing horse with no mane and tail?
Big Blue Picture
Big Blue '97, on seven pages, has 166  spaces for regular, semipostal, air post, and postage due stamps. The 2011 Scott Classic Specialized catalogue has 366 major stamp descriptions, including Official stamps. Coverage by Big Blue is 45% ( 53% without Official stamps).

 If you like the image of Christopher Columbus, you will love the stamps from 1853-1909. All Christopher Columbus. The one exception, the surcharged/overprinted 1904 Telegraph stamps, are highly amusing and entertaining. The rearing horse on the left side of the design sometimes has a mane and a tail, and sometimes not. ;-)  Fun!

Although Big Blue gives a nice selection, I did find an additional 119 stamps that were for the most part <$1-$1+. Many of these are Air Post, Postage dues and Officials (BB does not cover Officials).

Additionals....

Here are choices for those who love classic stamps, and don't mind spending more.
1853-65 Christopher Columbus (Imperf)
Scott 11 1c lemon yellow ($30+)
Scott 13 20c green ($60+)

1867 Christopher Columbus (Perf)
Scott 16 2c black ($30+)

As usual, Big Blue cuts off a series early before the costs go up much; so here is a selection.
(1878-99): 33($2+)
(1901-02): 56($2+)
(1905): 73($2+)
(1910 surcharged): 82($1+)
(1910 Independence Centenary Issue):92,93,($1+)
(1911-20): 109(<$1),110($1+)
(1915-25): 141($1+)
(1923 Pan-American Congress Building):151,152,(<$1)
(1936 Atacama Desert):196($2+)
(1938-40): 208,209,(<$1)

There are a number of definitives between 1928-31 that change printing (Center Engraved or Litho; Frame Litho or Typo), that is a specialist's dream. These are not in BB. If you are up to the challenge...
155,156,157,158,159,160,161($1+),162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,(<$1 except noted)


Lots of inexpensive Air Post that can be picked up....
(Air post 1931): C28,C29,(<$1)
(Air post 1928-32):C6,C6A,C6B,C6C,C6D,C7($2+),C9,C10,C11($1+),C13($1+),C15,C16,C21($1+), (<$1 except noted)
(Air post 1933-38): C44,C45,CV46,C47,C48,C49,C50,(<$1)
(Air post 1940 surcharged): C51,C52,C53($1+), (<$1 except noted)

(Acknowledgement of receipt 1894): H1(<$1)

Also, many Postage Due are inexpensive..
(1898):J47(<$1)
(1924):J51,J52,J53,J54,J55,J56,J57($1+),J58($1+),(<$1 except noted)
(1894 Handstamped): J1,J2,J3,J4,J5,J6,J7,J8,J9,($2+)
(1895): J19,J20,J21,J22,J23,($1+)
J24,J25,J26,J27,J28,J29,J30,($2+)
(1896):J31,J32,J33,J34,J35,J36,J37,(<$1)

There are Chile Official stamps that are not covered by Big Blue. Here is a selection...
1926 overprinted
O17,O18,O19,O20,O21,O22,(<$1)
1928 overprinted
O23,O24,O25,O26,O27,O28,(<$1-$1+)
1930-38
O30,O31,O32,O33,O34,O35,O36,O37,O38,O39,O40, (<$1)


Surcharged 5c on 30c rose carmine & 10c on 30c orange
Big Blue Checklist
1853-65 Christopher Columbus (Imperf)
9($5+) or 14($10+) or 8($10+) or 3($60+) or 1($140) or 4($290+) or 7($300+)
Note: 5 centovos (illustrated): Scott 9 rose red  or 14 rose red  or 8 brown red or 3 pale red brown or 1 brown red  or 4 burnt sienna  or 7 pale brown colors!

Blank space: 12($10+) or 10($20+)?
Note: suggest Scott 12 10c bright blue or Scott 10 10c sky blue.

1867 Christopher Columbus (Perf)
1c orange: 15($20+)
5c red: 17($2+)
10c blue: 18($5+)
20c green: 19($2+)

1877 (rouletted)
20,21,22,23,24,($1+-$2+)

1878-79 (rouletted)
25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,(<$1)
35($1+)

1894
37,38,(<$1)

1892
36($2+)

1901-03 surcharged
50,57,(<$1)

1900-01 Columbus
39 or 46, 40*, 41 or 48, 42 or 49, (<$1)
43,44,45,($2+)
*Note: 40 brown rose BB's choice, so 47 rose R/O for color
Note: 39-45  are type I, while 46-49 are type II

1901-01 Columbus
51,52,53,54,55,(<$1)

1904 telegraph stamps surcharged/overprinted
58, 59 or 62($2+), 64,60 or 65($5+), 61 or 66 ($5+),67 (<$1 eN)
Note: 59,60,61,are type I: horse at left has no mane or tail.
Note: 62,64,65,66, are type II: horse at left has mane and tail.
Note: eN= except noted

1905 Columbus
68,69,70,71,72,74,75,76,77,(<$1)

1910 surcharged
79.80,81,(<$1)

1910 Independence Centenary Issue
83,84,85,86,(<$1)
87,88($1+),89,90,91($1+), (<$1 eN)

1915-17
129*,124, (<$1)
*Note: actually an '18 issue

1911-20
98,99,100,101,(<$1)
102,103,104,105,106,107,108,(<$1)

1912-21
113,114,115 or 125 or 126($2+),116,117,121,(<$1 eN)
123($1+)

1915-25
127 or 143, 128, 144, 133,134,135,136,(<$1)
145,137,138,139a*,140(<$1)
*Note: BB designates "vermilion & black", which is now a minor number(139a) in Scott, rather than major number 139 "red & black"(<$1).
Note: A tricky series; 133-136 are "rougher"(Frame Litho) in appearance than the same 1911 engraved Scott 104-107 stamps. Pay careful attention.

1923 Pan-American Congress Building
146,147,148,149,(<$1)
Blank space:150?(<$1)

1927
154(<$1)

1930
175,176,177,178,179,180(<$1)

1931
181(<$1)

1932
182(<$1)

1934
183,184,185,(<$1)

1936 Atacama Desert
186,187,188,189,190,(<$1)
191,192,193,194,195,(<$1)

1938-40
198,199,200,201,202,203,(<$1)
204,205,206,207,210,(<$1)

Semi-Postal
1940
B1,B2,($1+)

Air Post
1931
C22,C23,C24,C25,C26,C27,(<$1)

1931
C17(<$1)
Two blanks spaces: C18?,C19?,(<$1)

1933-38
C30,C31,C32,(<$1)
C33,C34,C35,C36,C37,C38,(<$1)
C39,C40,C41,C42,C43,(<$1)

Postage Due
1898
J43,J44,J45,J46,(<$1)

1924
J48,J49,(<$1)
Blank space:  J50? (<$1)

 Air Post 20c brown orange & black
Kinds of Blue
The '97 and '69 editions are identical in content.

The '47 and '41 provide two less stamp spaces in the classical era.
Specifically, there is no blank space under the 1853-65 Imperf Heading.  That effectively leaves out Scott 12 10c bright blue ($10+) or Scott 10 10c sky blue ($20+).
Also, the 1867 Perf stamps do not have a designated space for Scott 20c green:($2+).
The two spaces were added by the '69 editors, and remain in the '97 edition.

Big Blue Bottom Line
The 1911-1930 definitives are quite tricky with many changes in impression, even from stamp to stamp! Would be fun to investigate further, but Big Blue treads lightly through this era ( missing 19 stamps), which is probably a good thing.

The surcharged/overprinted 1904 telegraph stamps and their absent or present  horse's mane and tail provide some amusing entertainment.

Finally, you may not have noticed, as it is a subtle improvement, but I changed the presentation in the Big Blue Checklist. I attempted to  put the numbers chosen for an issue free and clear of any "note" on the same line. Rather, I will "asterisk" a particular number, and put the "note" below the issue. Hopefully, that will make it easier to spot the numbers, and circle or cross out for inventory.

If you enjoyed this post, or have some information to share, or have some constructive criticism, please share your thoughts and reactions in the "comment" section. Thanks!

Note: You will need to consult a Scott catalogue for specific pricing. I only give a very "ball park" price, and never the actual catalogue value.
<$1= less than a Dollar
$1+= more than a Dollar
$2+= more than two Dollars
$5+= more than five Dollars
$10+= more than ten Dollars
$20+..and so on.

2 comments:

  1. Jim, I liked the "subtle improvement." I personally think having the helpful verbiage separate from the Scott numbers will result in a much nicer, easier to use document in the end. You know, I really admire your grit for taking on a project of this magnitude. You're doing a very thorough, finely executed job and as always, I eagerly await your next installment!

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  2. Thanks sniggy!

    I think it presents better also. I am trying another iteration in the Big Blue Checklist for the next post. Stay tuned!

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