When you collect stamps, you learn interesting things that otherwise you would have no occasion to ever know.
Today, for me, it was the motto of the Dominican Republic: “Dios, Patria, Libertad” which, in English, means “God, Homeland, Liberty”.
In this case, the motto appeared on a tiny un-identified stamp (unfortunately damaged) that I was searching for. The stamp also contains, which I now realize, is the Dominican Republic Coat of Arms.
It seems that it is a revenue stamp of some sort..the “TIMBRE” at the top gives that away. I have not been able to find much more information on this stamp, including, what year it was issued.
I do have an additional revenue stamp from the Dominican Republic. This one with a neat pen cancel. This one I can easily see is from 1926.
I don’t have a revenue reference for the Dominican Republic so if anyone happens to have any info it would be greatly appreciated.
Note: You may wonder why I keep both of these stamps, even though their condition is rough…It’s simple…They are my only copies, I doubt I will ever acquire more (on purpose)…and most importantly, I find them interesting.
I was searching for any info about the Dominican stamps because a friend has them and does not know their value.
The stamps-coat of arms are from 1911 but he has several with Red surcharge with the year 1917 on them.
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Do you know the value ?
Zvia ben ami
Hi – I just checked the 2019 Scott catalogue; the first stamp has a catalogue value of $1.60 and the three stamps overprinted “1927” in red are worth (as a set) $1.65.
Keep in mind these are catalogue values, so if your friend would want to sell them – they would only sell for a smaller percentage of that, if a buyer is found.
Hope this helps,