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El Salvador

Thursday, January 17, 1867

Central America 6

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  El Salvador Scott #1  

Perforated 12, hard white wove and soft porous paper, no watermark, engraved.
Printed by American Bank Note Company of New York.

 

Description     Scott # SG # Mi # Y&T # Notes
First printing January 17, 1867. Heavy yellow gum
½ real indigo
    1 1   1 SG “blue”
1 real deep vermilion
    2 2   2 SG “vermilion”
2 reales deep green
    3 3   3 SG “green”
4 reales cinnamon brown
    4 4   4 SG “bistre”
Second printing April, 1873. Thin colorless gum
½ real blue, dark blue
    1    
1 real bright vermilion
    2        
2 reales brighter green
    3        
4 reales bister, deep brown
    4        

Counterfeits exist

Printed in September of 1866, arriving in El Salvador on December 17, 1866. Officially issued on January 17, 1867 but not mandatory until March 1, 1867. Earliest know use is March 11, 1867.

Second printing in April 1873 in slightly different shades.

The El Salvador Handbook is probably more than you need. Have a look anyway ;-)

Gibbons (SGP15) does not distinguish between the two printings, describes the colours more prosaically and dates the (single) printing to May 1867.
Yvert & Tellier (YTC) is similarly terse and only dates to the year (its normal practice).

FI ref: 135 Page credit: JA

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