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Colombia - E1

Express Service Issue of 1917

As World War I drew to a close, many countries issued a distinct stamp for special delivery or express service. Colombia's five centavo stamp featured a foot messenger. This initial stamp was perforated 13.5 and printed in a Kelly green shade. The designer of the stamp is not known, however, the original design source is known, a photograph utilized for the vignette, from the Perkins Bacon archives, the stamp's printer. Their name and "LONDON" appear at the bottom of each stamp.

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Columbia special delivery design.
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