Costa Rica 2013 150th anniversary of Costa Rican stamps

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: April 17, 2013
  • two values in a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Cristian Ramírez Vargas (coloured pencil drawing of 1863 stamp designs)
  • Printed by: Gozaka SA, Costa Rica
  • Print process: lithography with gold foil, and embossed
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 22½mm
  • miniature sheet sheet format height 90mm x width 75mm
  • Perforations: 10.45 x 10.45 (line perf)

150th anniversary of Costa Rican stamps, 1863-2013)[edit]

Miniature sheet[edit]

miniature sheet


Miniature sheet (2 x 1):
1000col ~ ½ Real (Medio Real) stamp of 1863, in deep blue
1000col ~ 2 Real (Dos Reales) stamp of 1863, in scarlet
Border: gold frame, historical inscription

  • Notes: the 1863 stamps, based on the coat of arms, depict a row of five stars over ships off a mountainous coast, and stylised plants

The original issue was released on April 10, 1863 (printed by American Bank Note Co)