Cuba

The Republic of Cuba is situated directly south of the Florida Keys, south of the Bahamas and north of Jamaica.  It consists of the large island of Cuba, the much smaller island of Juventud and many smaller islands.  Havana is the capital.

From 1902, it was a protectorate of the United States.  Since 1965, Cuba has had a Communist government under Fidel Castro who died in 2016.

The first stamps of Cuba were issued in 1855 jointly with Puerto Rico.  The word Cuba appeared for the first time on stamps in 1877.  In 1898, a very rare series of stamps became available – they were known as “Puerto Principe” after the town where they were printed.  After Fidel Castro came to power, the issue of stamps increased.

SPANISH ADMINISTRATION

1855

Stamps of Spain (Currency changed)

Cuba-11-AQ57

SG # 11

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba El Nicho Waterfalls
El Nicho Waterfalls

1870

Series of Spain of 1870 (Inscribed CORREOS and Currency Change)

Cuba 46 G265

SG # 46

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1871

Allegorical Figure of Peace Series of Spain of 1871
(Inscribed ULTRAMAR 1871)

Cuba 49 G265

SG # 49

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1875

Arms of Spain Series of Spain of 1874
(Inscribed ULTRAMAR 1875)

Cuba 62 G265

SG # 62

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1878

King Alfonso XII Series of Spain of 1875
(Inscribed “CUBA 1878”)

d48-12

SG # 76

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1879

King Alfonso XII Series of Spain of 1875
(Inscribed CUBA 1879)

Cuba 81 G265

SG # 81

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 82 G265

SG # 82

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1880

King Alfonso XII Key-type of Spain
(Inscribed CUBA 1880)

Cuba 88 G266

SG # 88

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1881

King Alfonso XII Key-type of Spain
(Inscribed CUBA 1881)

Cuba 94 G266

SG # 94

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d48-13

SG # 95

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Motivational 891890

Baby Key-type of Spain Series (inscribed ISLA DE CUBA 1890)

Cuba-169-AN262-

SG # 169

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 150 G266

SG # 150

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Printed Matter Stamps

1888

King Alfonso XII Series

Cuba-P129-AN262-

SG # P129

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1890

King Alfonso XIII (Baby) Series

Cuba-P141-AN262-

SG # P141

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1896

King Alfonso XIII (Baby) Series

Cuba-P177-AN262-

SG # P177

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES ADMINISTRATION

1899

Various Scenes Series

Cuba 307 G268

SG # 307

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 308 G268

SG # 308

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 303 G268

SG # 303

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 304 G268

SG # 304

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 310 G268

SG # 310

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC

1910

Portraits Series

Cuba 320 G268

SG # 320

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 313 G268

SG # 313

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 322 G268

SG # 322

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1914

Map of Cuba Series

Cuba-325-AN262-

SG # 325

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 326 G269

SG # 326

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 329 G269

SG # 329

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba Saturno Cave
Saturno Cave

1917

Various People Series

Cuba 336 G269

SG # 336

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

d48-10

SG # 337

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-338-J15

SG # 338

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 339 G269

SG # 339

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1931

Air Series

Cuba-385-AN262-

SG # 385

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1936

Free Port of Matanzas Series

Cuba 404 G271

SG # 404

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1945

Postal Employees’ Retirement Fund

Cuba-487-A35

SG # 487

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1948

Havana Tobacco Industry Series

Cuba-511-AN262-

SG # 511

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 1952

Obligatory Tax, Post Office Rebuilding Fund Series

d48-14

SG # 583

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuba-584-A36

SG # 584

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1954

Portraits Series

Cuba-688-J15

SG # 688

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Air Series – Sugar Industry 

Cuba-698-AN262-

SG # 698

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

General Batista Sanatorium

Cuba-711-A35

SG # 711

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1955

Obligatory Tax, Anti-Tuberculosis Series

SG # 744

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 745

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Christmas Greetings Series

Cuba-754-A34

SG # 754

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1956

Church of Our Lady of Charity (Inscribed “NTRA.SRA.DE LA CARIDAD”)

Cuba-789-A35

SG # 789

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1957

Postal Employees’ Retirement Fund Series

Cuba-806-A35

SG # 806

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Centenary of 1st Cuban Teachers’ Training College

Cuba-846-A35

SG # 846

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Postal Employees’ Retirement Fund

Cuba-849-A35

SG # 849

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuba-850-A35

SG # 850

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1962

National Sports Institute (I.N.D.E.R.) Commemoration Series

Cuba-1030a-AI37

SG # 1030c

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-1031a-AI37

SG # 1031a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

9th Central American & Caribbean Games in Jamaica Series

d48-9

SG # 1039

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1st Cuban Women’s Federation National Congress Series

Cuba-1043-A36

SG # 1043

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Labour Day Series

Cuba-1068-AI37

SG # 1068

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1963

Cuban Fruits Series

d48-8

SG # 1082

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1964

Cuban Postal Rocket Experiment

Cuba-1142-A34

SG # 1142

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Motivational 901965

Tropical Fruits Series

d48-15

SG # 1280

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-1285-A35

SG # 1285

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1966

Educational Development Series

Cuba-1371-A35

SG # 1371

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuban Shells Series

d48-7

SG # 1384

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1st National Telecommunications Forum Series

Cuba-1438-A36

SG # 1438

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1967

Expo Montreal Series

d48-6

SG # 1472

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

World Underwater Fishing Championships Series

Cuba 1527 i91

SG # 1527

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1968

Canary Breeding Series

Cuba 1568 i101

SG # 1568

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuban Food Products Series

Cuba 1582 i91

SG # 1582

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

1969

Crustaceans Series

Cuba 1639 i91

SG # 1639

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuba 1641 i91

SG # 1641

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuban Pisciculture Series

Cuba 1658 i91

SG # 1658

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1970

Wildlife Series

Cuba 1795 i101

SG # 1795

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1971

10th Anniversary of 1st Manned Spaceflight Series

Cuba 1838 i116

SG # 1838

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 1839 i116

SG # 1839

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 1840 i116

SG # 1840

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Sport Fishing Series

d48-1

SG # 1878

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d48-2

SG # 1879

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d48-3

SG # 1880

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d48-4

SG # 1881

Used (Hinged)

 

 

d48-5

SG # 1882

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Death Centenary of Ramon de la Sagra, Naturalist – Cuban Birds Series

Cuba 1890 i101

SG # 1890

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 1891 i101

SG # 1891

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Cuba 1892 i101

SG # 1892

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1972

History of Space Series

Cuba 1917 i116

SG # 1917

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Cuba 1918 i116

SG # 1918

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Cuba 1919 i116

SG # 1919

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Thoroughbred Horses Series

Cuba 1939 i109

SG # 1939

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuba 1940 i109

SG # 1940

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuba 1941 i109

SG # 1941

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Butterflies from the Gundlach Collection Series

Cuba-1959-A34

SG # 1959

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Cuba-1961-A34

SG # 1961

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1974

1st Birth Anniversary of Felipe Poey (naturalist) Series

Cuba-2125-A34

SG # 2125

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Cuba-2128-A34

SG # 2128

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1975

Evolution of Railways Series

Cuba-2242-A34

SG # 2242

Used (NH)

 

 

Cuba-2243-A34

SG # 2243

Used (NH)

 

 

Development of Veterninary Medicine Series – Animals and Disease Cycles

Cuba-2250-A36

SG # 2250

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1976

Birds (2nd Series)

Cuba-2302-A34

SG # 2302

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Cuba-2303-A34

SG # 2303

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Cuba-2305-A34

SG # 2305

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1977

20th Anniversary of 1st Artificial Satellite Series

Cuba-2368-A34

SG # 2368

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Felines in Havana Zoo Series

Cuba-2415-A36

SG # 2415

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-2416-A36

SG # 2416

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-2417-A36

SG # 2417

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-2418-A36

SG # 2418

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1978

National Museum Paintings (12th Series)

Cuba-2433-A36

SG # 2433

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1979

Young Zoo Animals Series

Cuba-2599-A36

SG # 2599

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1982

Tulips Series

Cuba-2802-A36

SG # 2802

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1985

World Cup Footballs Championships in Mexico Series (1986)

Cuba-3071-A35

SG # 3071

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1986

World Cup Footballs Championships in Mexico Series (1986)

Cuba-3137-A35

SG # 3137

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1989

World Cup Football Championships in Italy (1990)

Cuba-3415-AI37

SG # 3415

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Cuba-3418-A36

SG # 3418

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Telegraph Stamps

1868

Queen Isabella II of Spain Series

Cuba-Telegraph-Stamp-AN262-

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

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