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Postage stamps and postal history of Guatemala


Postage stamps and postal history of Guatemala

The 1c value from the first postage stamp of Guatemala, issued 1871.
An 1898 telegraph stamp of Guatemala, produced by overprinting an earlier postage stamp.

Guatemala has been independent from Spain since 1847. The first adhesive stamps of Guatemala were revenue stamps issued in 1868.[1][2] The first postage stamps were produced in 1871.[3]


  1. ^ Forbin, Alfred. Catalogue Prix Courant de tous les Timbre Fiscaux emis dans le monde entire". Paris, 1910, p. 493.
  2. ^ Morley, Walter. "The Fiscal Stamps of Guatemala" in Morley's Philatelic Journal, Vol. VII, No. 6, June 1906, p. 42.
  3. ^ Stamps of the World Volume 2.  

See also

Further reading

  • Andrews, James C. (1994) Guatemalan Telegraph Stamps & Stationery. Detroit: International Society of Guatemala Collectors. ISBN 1880721015 (A corrected version of the 1993 original of the same title.)

External links

  • Asociacion Filatelica de Guatemala
  • International Society of Guatemala Collectors (ISGC) web site
  • Online exhibition of the first four Guatemala issues
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