Postage stamps and postal history of Boyacá

1902 issue of Boyaca depicting Diego Mendoza Pérez.

Boyacá is a department of Colombia, one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia.

Postage stamps

Although Boyacá had the right to issue its own postage stamps, it used the stamps of Colombia until 1902, when it issued a 5c stamp[1][2][3] honouring Diego Mendoza Pérez. It issued a total of 15 stamps, of which 9 varieties are known and also two tete beche pairs (of the 10 Pesos 1903 issue).[2] The last issue dates from 1904. The stamps themselves remain commonly available, but authentic uses on covers are rare, eight covers are known of which one bearing an imperforate 1902 issue.[4]

References and sources


  1. The American journal of philately, 15, The Scott Stamp & Coin Co., June 1902, pp. 173–174, retrieved 19 April 2016
  2. 1 2 2009 Scott Standard Stamp Catalogue. 2. New York. 2008. pp. 461–462.
  3. Cross, Jim (September 1989). "THE POSTAL SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BOYACA" (PDF). Copacarta. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  4. Bortfeldt, Dieter. Certificate of Opinion no. IV 663. Colomphil, 2009.


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