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     AP Cover March 2019   

    Member David Lindwall's article
    got Guatemala? was published in
     the March 2019 issue of
    The American Philatelist. APS members
     may read the article online here.

   Topical Time cover

   The March/April issue of Topical Time,
   the journal of the Americal Topical
   Association, contains two articles on
   Mayan topics on stamps.

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Medio Real pair
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Many thanks. Thoughtlessly, I had not considered fiscals. I have now checked with my copy of James Andrews and they appear to be the 1874 Second Issues, listed as R8d (red brown).

I am very grateful for your assistance.

Looks like a stamp duty (timbre de Guatemala).

The attached image below is taken from a current auction for Worldwide and Argentina material which I normally receive
 via the Delcampe (Luxembourg) website. There is a sprinkling of Guatemalan items in that auction, including this one, which is Lot #108 144 5376  with a +/- value of £7.80 ($10 USD). It is described in the catalogue as a, "Pair medio Real stamps, mint with gum and fine quality!" (Their exclamation mark).

I don't recognise these issues at all. They are not listed in either of my copies of Stanley Gibbons or Michel and I cannot find anything in my copy of Guatemala Vol I either. Is anyone able to elucidate for me?


Mel West

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