The 1935-51 Definitives of Argentina


Forum Contributions ( 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 )

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The publications I am currently producing are related to the Argentina 1935-51 definitives. My plan includes several types of studies: single issue, papers, plate varieties, ranges, postal history, etc. The first study is of the 1 peso stamp with map boundaries, the 1pL is at the bottom of this page. Below are links to Microsfot Word collections of NOTES from posts to forums that I am using in my long road towards a definitive book on these definitives (no pun intended).


2011 Notes No.3 The 10c M.M. Departmental

From a large selection of these stamps I show all types, many plate varieties, and postmarks (PDF, 25.5 MB).

2011 Notes No. 2 Regular Issues

A wide range of posts about the regular issues. (PDF, 31 MB).

2011 Notes No.1 Several Plate Reconstructions

I have used several sheets of mint Departmental and 'Servicio Oficial' stamps. (PDF, 49.6 MB).


2009 1E1 1E2 Book 2nd Edition

This newer version includes a complete description of the Departmental Officials and images of all of the 1E2 regular stamps known to exist (PDF, 24.5 MB).


2009 Book: 1E1 and 1E2 paper issues, including the Departmental Officials and 'Servicio Oficial.' (PDF, 21.6 MB)

The 1E1 ‘cents’ issues of October 1, 1935 39, Perforations of this printing 40, The two die types of 10c Rivadavia Red stamps 43, San Martin combined use 48, A selection of mint and used blocks 51, The 1E1 issues of January 1, 1936 56, The 15c1E1-D 56, The 25c1E1 58, The 30c1E1 and 40c1E1 61, The 50c1E1 64, The 1pL1E1 67, The 2p1E1 78, The 5p1E1 80, The 10p1E1 81, The 20p1E1 83, The 1E1 20cMG and 1 peso with map boundaries 83, The typographed 1c and 5c 1E1s of 1937 86, The 1E2 issues of 1936/1937 88, The Departmental Officials 93, The 1E1 cents 95, The 1E1 issues of early 1936 104, The 5c typographed, 20cMG and 1 peso without map boundaries DEPOFs 112, The 1E2 25c and 30c printings 120, The ‘Servicio Oficial’ 1E1 and 1E2 issues 122, The 1E1 Small Format Issues 122, The 1E2 Large Format issues 128

2009 Notes, Publication No.2: The papers, contributions to June 2009. (PDF, 11.6 MB)

Status of this study 29, Papers to-do list 30, Measurement of the 1E1 grid 31, easurement of the 1E3 grid 33, A miss-perfed block of the 25c1E3 36, 1E3s after help from Rein 40, The 2p1E3b 45, The 2p1E3b 'cream' frame 47, Measurement of the 1E4 grid 49, Conjecture about all 5c1E4t being from booklets 53, 50c dated specimen back scans 55, The 14 types of the 50c 61, The 1E papers for the high values 68, The 1E3 papers for the high values 72, There are two types of NGR 75, Reference NOP Specimen 76, Comparison of the 1E4 and 2D papers 77, A back scan of the 2D paper 79, 2C and 2D examples showing the watermark 80, Horizontal and Vertical 2P2s 83, Straight Rays 2C paper 91, Reference scans of the 1L papers 94, Close-ups of 1Ls 102, Comparison of the 1L2 and 1L4 papers 105, The 2p1L6 Watermark 108

2009 Notes, Publication No.3: The 'Servicio Oficial' printings from a study undertaken March 2009. (PDF, 11.5 MB)

1E1 'Servicio Oficial' 29, 1E2 'Servicio Oficial' 31, The NGR 5c Moreno 'Servicio Oficial' 36, The 2D 5c 'Servicio Oficial' 39, The 1E4 5c Moreno 'Servicio Oficial' 42, The 5c1E1t-SO and the 5c1E3-SO 47, The 15c 1E3/1E4 Small Format Cattle 'Servicio Oficial' 52, The 2D/2C 15c Guemes 'Servicio Oficial' 58, The Wavy Rays 15c Guemes 'Servicio Oficial' 63, NGR and NOP 'cents' 'Servicio Oficial' 66, The 'cents' 1E3 and 1E4 'Servicio Oficial' 69, The 20c Small Format Cattle 'Servicio Oficial' 76, The clay printing of the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 79, Less common issues of the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 82, Vanishing sun on the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 88, The 1E4 printings of the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 92, The 1E3 printings of the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 94, Watermark curiosities on the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 101, Impossible dates on the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 102, The 1E1 issue of the 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 103, Later issues of the 50c 'Servicio Oficial' 108, Several master die plate varieties of the 50c 115, The 1E issues of the 50c 'Servicio Oficial' 120, The 40c 'Servicio Oficial' 125, Later papers of the 1P-SO 126, Early papers of the 1P1Ex-SO 131, Two candidate plate varieties of the 2P1L-SO 135, Major plate varieties of the 2P1L-SO 137, A remarkable 2P1L-SO plate variety 139, Two types of the 2P1L-SO 141, Two minor plate varieties of the 2PNGR-SO 146, A variable plate variety on the 5 pesos 'Servicio Oficial' 148, Two 5 pesos 'Servicio Oficial' plate varieties 150, 'Servicio Oficial' High Values 153

2009 Notes, Publication No. 4 Plate and Printing Varieties (PDF, 18.0 MB)

5c1E1t repeatable pv's from DEPOF blocks Part 1 45 5c1E1t repeatable pv's from DEPOF blocks Part 1 details 51 5c1E1t repeatable pv's from DEPOF blocks Part 2 54 5c1E1t repeatable pv's from DEPOF blocks Part 2 details 58 10c Rivadavia Red Type I Plate Curiosities 60 10c Rivadavia Red Type II Plate Curiosities 62 10c Rivadavia Red Type II Plate Variety No 1 65 10c Rivadavia Red Type II Plate Variety No 2 68 10c Rivadavia Red Type II Inking 'eye' varieties 70 10c Rivadavia Red Type II Plate Variety 72 15c Martin Guemes 'break under first A of ARGENTINA' 74 15c Martin Guemes 1L 'Fat I in TINA of ARGENTINA' 78 15c Martin Guemes 2C 'Fat I in TINA of ARGENTINA' 80 Comparisons of the 15cMG-SO 'TINA' 89 20cSC1L1 plate variety 95 Some plate varieties of the 20cSC 97 Plate varieties on a block of the 25c1E3 103 Acid wash to the 30c plate NGR 107 A few 40cNGR plate varieties 108 Two NGR plate varieties 114 a plate variety of the 50c 116 a few plate varieties of the 50c 116 Acid wash of the 50c and 2 pesos plates in 1952 120 Plate sequence proposal for the 50c and 2 pesos values 126 Several master die plate varieties of the 50c 126 50cNGR plate variety 130 A plate variety of the 1 peso Antartica 132 2P2C minor plate varieties 133 2P2C common plate varieties 136 2P2C 'missing corner' 138 2P2C 'two scratches' plate variety 139 Plate varieties on three 2P2 blocks 142 2p1Ls with shifted center 146 2p1L plate wear 150 2p1L6 Upper Left corner block with key plate variety 152 5p2C Plate Variety 154 'Speck over palm' 5 pesos plate variety 155 5p1L2 Lower Right corner block with plate varieties 161 A 5p1L2 block showing repeated plate varieties 163 Various 5p1L2 plate varieties 166 Plate variety candidate for the 5p1L2 168 The most elusive 5p plate variety 170 10pNGR Blocks with plate varieties 172 10pNGR-SO Blocks with plate varieties 180 50cCL2B-SO 'Yellow on top' just discovered by Rein 186 5pNOP printed in reverse color order 192

2009 Notes, Publication No. 5 Postmarks, Covers, Postcards, Postal Entires and PERFINs (PDF, 14.1 MB)

25c range of use 12 Second day of issue 1935 cover 13 Brigada and Ambulante explained 15 A few 40c early postmarks 17 Buenos Aires non-standard postmarks part 1 19 Buenos Aires non-standard postmarks part 2 23 An early cover bearing the 10c Rivadavia Brown 27 Buenos Aires special use postmarks 30 The 1943 CL1B 1 peso and 2 pesos on cover 34 Late usage of the 2 pesos and 5 pesos 36 A postal entire with Census information 38 A small selection of used postcards 44 5c Postal Entires Plain Type 49 5c Postal Entires Post Horn Type 55 5c Postal Entires Post Horn in Shield Type 60 A 50c1E Perfin 62 Several 2 pesos PERFINs 63 Peculiar PERFINs 69 BE PERFIN 72 High value PERFINs 74 Perfins Selection in Alphabetical Order 75

2009 Notes, Publication No. 6 A Beginner's Collection (PDF, 8.0 MB)

1E1 cents for the Beginner's Collection 44 Early 15c and 20c stamps for the Beginner's Collection 46 5c and 10c Red for the Beginner's Collection 48 A few Clay 'cents' for the Beginner's Collection 51 1E3 'cents' for the Beginner's Collection 52 1E4 small format values for the Beginner's Collection 54 1E2 Large Format Stamps (Beginner's Collection) 57 NGR and NOP Large Format Stamps (Beginner's Collection) 60 2C High Values (Beginner's Collection) 65 Some 1L High Values (Beginner's Collection) 70 Postmarks on Selected 1E3 Stamps (Beginner's Collection) 75 Beginner's Collection close to 80 percent complete 76

2009 Notes, Publication No. 7 10cR, 20cSC, 40c and some High Values (PDF, 13.9 MB)

Comments on the new catalog by Gottig and Jalil (GJ 2009) 44 50c Departmental Official forgeries 46 5c Moreno Regular Issues 52 10c Rivadavia Red heights compared 57 10c Rivadavia Red Type I 59 10c Rivadavia Red Type II 61 Comparison of the 10c Rivadavia Red Type II and Type III 65 Relative numbers of the three types of 10c Rivadavia Red 68 'two dots' 10c Rivadavia Red Type III plate variety 69 10c Rivadavia Red Types II and III in two blocks 74 Small threads in two late papers for the 20cSC 76 The 20cSCCL2A-L Light Blue Clay 83 The 20cSCCL2A-D Dark Blue Clay 86 The 20cSC1L1 90 The 20cSC1L5z 92 Early 40c (1E1 and 1E3a) 95 Selection of 40c1E2 100 The two clay 40c printings 103 A selection of 40cNGR 109 The two major shades of the 40c2C 113 A small selection of the 40c1L6 117 The 1p2D 119 The 2p1E3b 'cream' frame 121 Colors of the 2p1L6 123 A selection of 5pNOPs 127 The 20P1L2 132 Two 20 pesos blocks 138


2008 Notes Volume 1: Papers, Watermarks, Proofs, and Errors (PDF, 7.2 MB)

How this series came about 13; Two proofs? 15; The Papers 16; Watermark Variations 24; A reference scan of the 1E1 watermark 25; The Straight Rays Diffused Watermark 26; Watermarks/Papers 25c 'Servicio Oficial' 29; ‘cents’ Papers 35; Papers on the 1/2 c value 35; Papers on the 1 c value 36; Papers for the 2 c 41; 'cents' issues that saw little postal use 43; 3c Moreno value 50; 3c San Martin Gray 53; 25c and 50c bundles part 3: watermark varieties 56; 30c 1E1 displaced center 57; Tiny ink dots on a 30c1E1 58; A 1p1E with an interesting printing variety 59

2008 Notes Volume 2: 1935 - 1944 Regular Issues Part 1 (PDF, 3.9 MB)

San Martin combined use 12; The 10c Rivadavia Red 15; Printing details about the 10c Rivadavia Red 15; Selvage on regular issue 10c Rivadavia Reds 16; First selvage, with thin red stripe along the edge 16; Selvage with six horizontal narrowly aligned stripes 17; Selvage with a single bar 18; Vertical lines 19; The 1 peso With Map Boundaries 20; The 1E printings for several values 24; The 15cMG1E 24; The 20cJMG and MG Issues 25; The 20c Large Format Cattle 1E/1Ls 27

2008 Notes Volume 3: 1935 - 1944 Regular Issues Part 2 (PDF, 10.2 MB)

25c and 50c bundles part 4: 25c1Es 14; 25c and 50c bundles part 5: 25c1E3s 17; 25c value colors between 1939 and 1946 20; Color variations in 1943 for the 25c value 23; 25c and 50c bundles part 6, 50c1Es 26; The 1E printings of the Large Format Pesos Values 31; The 1 Peso Without Boundaries Value 31; The 2 Pesos Value 39; The 5 Pesos Value 43; The 10 Pesos Value 47; The 20 Pesos Value 50

2008 Notes Volume 4: 1935 - 1944 Regular Issues Part 3 (10.7 MB)

The 1E printings of the Large Format Cents Values 13; 1E1 Specimens 13; 1E2 Specimens 34; 1E3 Specimens 43; 1E4 Specimens 60

2008 Notes Volume 5: Departmental Officials (PDF, 5.0 MB)

Departmental Officials in the Deluca book 14; Departmental beginner's selection Part 1 15; Departmental beginner's selection Part 2 19; Departmental beginner's selection Part 3 21; Departmental beginner's selection Part 4 24; Departmental beginner's selection Part 5 26
M.A. officials, part 1 30; Agriculture Departmental Officials M.A. 31; Officials M.A. 30c with two plate varieties 36; The M..M variety 38; 1 peso without boundaries departmentals 41

2008 Notes Volume 6: Servicio Oficial’ Issues (PDF, 3.6 MB)

The 'servicio oficial' overprint plates 14; "Servicio Oficial" first small format overprint plate 18; "Servicio Oficial" second overprint plate 20; "Servicio Oficial" third overprint plate 22; "Servicio Oficial" deformed S 24; 1 peso "Servicio Oficial" 1E4 inverted overprint 26; A few 5c and 10cBR 'Servicio Oficial' 27; Three 'Servicio Oficial' 1E blocks 30

2008 Notes Volume 7: 5c, 10cBR, 20cLC, and the 1945-1950 Regular Issues (PDF, 8.4 MB)

5c typographed 1937/38/39 14; 5c typographed 1940-45 16; 10c Rivadavia Brown First Clay Papers 19; 10cBR Wavy Rays of 1941/1942 24; 10cBR unwatermarked grid paper (NGR) 27; 10cBR unwatermarked opaque (NOP) 29; 10c Rivadavia Brown Straight Rays 30; 10c Rivadavia Brown Horizontal Watermark clay of 1950 34; 10c Rivadavia Brown Vertical Watermark clay of 1950 37; 10c Brown 1Lx papers type B 38; 10c Brown 1L5 Zarate type A 40; 10c Rivadavia Red Brown Official 42; 10c Brown Worn Die 43; Varieties in the background color for the 20c Bull (20cLC) 44; 20c Bull (20cLC) first and second watermark 45; Color varieties of the unwatermarked 30c 49; A few color varieties of the NGR large format values 52; Over-inking error on the 1pNGR 53; Two NOP items 54; Two clay items 56; 25c and 50c bundles part 2: scarce types 57

2008 Notes Volume 8: Regular Issues 1951 onwards (PDF, 2.9 MB)

25c and 50c bundles part 7; 50c1Ls 13; 1 peso Antarctica 19; 1 peso Antarctica watermarks 20

2008 Notes Volume 9: Plate Varieties (PDF, 5.6 MB)

Two plate varieties 14; Plate Varieties of Several Small Format Values 18; Several 1/2c 1E Plate Varieties 18; Several 5c 1E Plate Varieties 20; Several 15cSC1E Plate Varieties 26; Plate varieties of the 20cLC 29; Less prominent plate varieties of the 20cLC 32; Major plate brake in the background image field 35; Revisit of a plate variety 36; A 25c value plate variety 39; Faint sun on several 25c1E3s 41; A few plate varieties of the 25c value 45; Repeating variety for the 30c1E1 46; A 30c1E1 plate variety 48; Plate varieties of the 50c 50; A plate variety of the 1 peso 51; Plate varieties of the 2p late printings 52; 5p1L "Lobster" plate variety 55; Plate varieties of the 5p late printings 58

2008 Notes Volume 10: Postal History (PDF, 4.3MB)

1pL covers in presentation book 1 14; 1p1E covers, first batch 15; Question about usage to Germany 21; Two matching covers from 1938 24; A censored cover 26; Question about a postmark 27; 30c 1E1 with nonsensical cancellation 28; Type I cancels 29; Question about a postmark 31; A few slogans 32; Six slogans from 1936 33; Postal entire 36; A post office box receipt 37; A postal entire overprinted "sin valor postal" 40


2007 Book

Includes a comparison of the major catalogs, and a somewhat outdated reference scheme. The 2008 reference scheme is more up-to-date. This book is a good source for images of all of the regular issues (PDF, 14.1 MB).

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