Postage stamps and postal history of Paraguay
Paraguay gained independence from Spain in 1811.
Paraguay operated an internal postal service from 1769 to 1811. Mail travelled from Buenos Aires via Santa Fe and Corrientes to Candelaria and Asuncion.
1 real first issue 1870, pink, litho, cancelled at Asuncion.
The republic of Paraguay issued its first stamps (1, 2, and 3 Reales) on 1 August 1870, featuring a standing lion raising a republican hat, lithographed by R. Lange (Buenos Aires).