Postage stamps and postal history of Peru
Peru began using lithographed stamps in 1857 that initially were provided by the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. Most copies of Peru's PSNC stamps in circulation are forgeries.
Around 1860 Peru acquired a French-made device (the so-called "Lecoq" press) that was used to print, emboss and cut imperforate stamps from paper strips. The commemorative stamp illustrated to the right was one of the last Peru produced on this rare machine.
For a catalogue used by collectors to classify early Peruvian (imperforate) stamps by their cancellations, see Lamy (and Rinck).
- Stamps of the World Volume 3. Stanley Gibbons. 1955.
- Corinphila Auktionen AG (2014). 187 Corinphila Stamp Auction. Classic Peru 1857-1873. The Julio Lugon Badaracco Collection (Part 1). Self-published. pp. 73–74.
- Georges Lamy and Jacques-André Rinck (1955). Perou: étude des obliterations postales sur les émissions de 1857 a 1873. Self-published, trilingual, 330 copies printed.
- Nicoletti, Gonzales Carlos. El Servicio Postal y filatélico en el Perú. 1991. Awarded the Alvaro Bonilla Lara Medal in 1991 by the FIAF.
- Salvatteci, Aldo. Tratados Postales del Perú hasta su ingreso a la Unión Postal Universal. 2003.
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