El Salvador

El Salvador Flag & Coat

The Republic of El Salvador is the smallest state in central America, but also the most densely populated.  Guatemala forms its north western border, Honduras its north eastern border, Nicaragua its south eastern border and the Pacific Ocean forms its south western border.  Its capital is San Salvador.  The country suffered serious political and economic instability in the 2nd half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.  Today the country still struggles with high rates of poverty, inequality and crime.  In 2001, the official currency, called the colon was replaced by the US dollar. 

In 1821, El Salvador became independent of Spain and since 1867 has produced its own stamps.  Until the 1950’s the designs on the stamps of El Salvador showed a clear North American influence as most of the stamps were printed by the American Bank Note Company, however after 1950, the stamps were printed in Europe and then locally, so that the designs show events of worldwide importance as well as local personalities and scenes.

El Salvador Bosque de Cinquera
Bosque de Cinquera

1867

San Miguel Volcano Series

El Salvador 1 H1010

SG # 1

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

El Salvador 2 H1010

SG # 2

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1887

Goddess of Victory Series

El-Salvador-18-AM22

No Ref in SG

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1890

Goddess of Victory Series

El Salvador 30 H1010

SG # 30

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 31 H1010

SG # 31

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 32 H1010

SG # 32

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 33 H1010

SG # 33

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 34 H1010

SG # 34

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 35 H1010

SG # 35

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 36 H1010

SG # 36

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1891

Steam Train, Ship and Volcano Series

El Salvador 39 H1011

SG # 39

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 40 H1011

SG # 40

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 41 H1011

SG # 41

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 42 H1011

SG # 42

Unused (Hinged)

Motivational 107

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 43 H1011

SG # 43

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 44 H1011

SG # 44

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 46 H1011

SG # 46

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 48 H1011

SG # 48

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1892

Landing of Columbus Series

El Salvador 52 H1011

SG # 52

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 53 H1011

SG # 53

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 54 H1011

SG # 54

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 55 H1011

SG # 55

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 56 H1011

SG # 56

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 57 H1011

SG # 57

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 58 H1011

SG # 58

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 59 H1011

SG # 59

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 60 H1011

SG # 60

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

El Salvador Church at El Congo
Church at El Congo

 

 

1893

Various Frames Series

El Salvador 67 H1011

SG # 67

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 68 H1011

SG # 68

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 69 H1011

SG # 69

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 70 H1011

SG # 70

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 71 H1011

SG # 71

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 72 H1011

SG # 72

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 74 H1011

SG # 74

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 76 H1011

SG # 76

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1894

Various Scenes Series dated 1894

El Salvador 81 H1011

SG # 81

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 82 H1011

SG # 82

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Motivational 108

 

 

El Salvador 83 H1012

SG # 83

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 84 H1012

SG # 84

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 90 H1012

SG # 90

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Liberty Stamp of 1894 Series surcharged

El Salvador 94 H1012

SG # 94

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1895

Various Frames overprinted with Arms Obliterating Portrait

El Salvador 95 H1012

SG # 95

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 96 H1012

SG # 96

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 97 H1012

SG # 97

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 98 H1012

SG # 98

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 103 H1012

SG # 103

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Frames Series

El Salvador 115 H1012

SG # 115

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 116 H1012

SG # 116

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 117 H1012

SG # 117

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 118 H1012

SG # 118

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 123 H1012

SG # 123

El Salvador Cascada los Tercios
Cascada los Tercios

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 124 H1012

SG # 124

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1896

Peace Series

El Salvador 137 H1013

SG # 137

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 138 H1013

SG # 138

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 140 H1013

SG # 140

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 141 H1013

SG # 141

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 142 H1013

SG # 142

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 145 H1013

SG # 145

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 147 H1013

SG # 147

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 148 H1013

SG # 148

Unused (Hinged)

Motivational 21

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series (Inscribed UPU 1896)

El Salvador 158 H1013

SG # 158

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 159 H1013

SG # 159

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 160 H1013

SG # 160

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 161 H1013

G # 161

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 163 H1013

SG # 163

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 164 H1013

SG # 164

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 165 H1013

SG # 165

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 167 H1013

SG # 167

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 168 H1013

SG # 168

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 169 H1013

SG # 169

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador Lake Coatepeque
Lake Coatepeque

1897

Various Scenes Series of 1896 (New Colours)

El Salvador 220 H1013

SG # 220

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 222 H1013

SG # 222

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 223 H1013

SG # 223

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 225 H1013

SG # 225

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 228 H1013

SG # 228

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Federation of Central America Series

El Salvador 270 H1013

SG # 270

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 271 H1013

SG # 271

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1898

Union of Central America Series

El Salvador 276 H1014

SG # 276

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 277 H1014

SG # 277

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 278 H1014

SG # 278

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 279 H1014

SG # 279

Motivational 109

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 283 H1014

SG # 283

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 286 H1014

SG # 286

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1899

Unissued Ceres Series (No Overprint)

El Salvador 300 H1014

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 301 H1014

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 302 H1014

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 306 H1014

Scott # 205

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1899

Ceres Series (Overprinted with Wheel)

El Salvador 318 H1014

SG # 318

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 319 H1014

SG # 319

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 320 H1014

SG # 320

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 321 H1014

SG # 321

Used (Hinged)

El Salvador Church of Santa Lucia
Church of Santa Lucia

 

 

 

 

Union of Central America Series (Overprinted 1900)

El Salvador 398 H1014

SG # 398

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1900

Ceres Series of 1899
(Surcharged and overprinted 1900 and a New Value With or Without Wheel)

El Salvador 424 H1015

SG # 424

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ceres Series
(With date Altered to 1900 and Overprinted with Shield)

El Salvador 438 H1015

SG # 438

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 468.1 H1015

SG # 468

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 469 H1015

SG # 469

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 470 H1015

SG # 470

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 473 H1015

SG # 473

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1903

Columbus Monument Series

El Salvador 486 H1015

SG # 486

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 487 H1015

SG # 487

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 489 H1015

Motivational 110SG # 489

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 491 H1015

SG # 491

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 492 H1015

SG # 492

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 495 H1015

SG # 495

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1905

Columbus Monument Series (Surcharge in Words or Figures)

El Salvador 514 H1015

SG # 514

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ceres Series
(Stamps Dated 1900 With or Without Shield Overprint and 1905 or 01905)

El Salvador 546 H1016

SG # 546

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 548 H1016

SG # 548

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1906

President Pedro Jose Escalon Series

El Salvador 570 H1016

SG # 570

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 571 H1016

SG # 571

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 572 H1016

SG # 572

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 573 H1016

SG # 573

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 574 H1016

SG # 574

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 575 H1016

SG # 575

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 576 H1016

SG # 576

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 577 H1016

SG # 577

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 579 H1016

SG # 579

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Unissued President’s Palace Series (No Overprint)

El Salvador 580 H1017

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador Mayan ruins at Tazumal
Mayan Ruins at Tazumal

1907

President Pedro Jose Escalon Series (Overprinted with Shield)

El Salvador 592 H1016

SG # 592

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 594 H1016

SG # 594

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

President Pedro Jose Escalon Series
(Surcharge with New Value and Black Circles, overprinted with Shield)

El Salvador 595 H1016

SG # 595

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 597 H1016

SG # 597

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

President’s Palace Series (Overprinted with Shield)

El Salvador 599 H1017

SG # 599

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 601 H1016

SG # 601

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 573 H1017

Unissued President’s Palace Series (No Overprint)

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 603b H1016

SG # 603b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 604 H1016

SG # 604

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 605 H1016

SG # 605

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 606 H1017

SG # 606

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 607 H1017

SG # 607

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 609 H1017

SG # 609

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Funny Motivational 11908

President’s Palace Series
(Overprinted with Shield, surcharge un Centavo and a Black Circle)

El Salvador 621 H1017

SG # 621

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1910

General Figueroa Series

El Salvador 642 H1017

SG # 642

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El-Salvador-643-AM22

SG # 643

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 644 H1017

SG # 644

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El-Salvador-645-AJ13

SG # 645

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 646 H1017

SG # 646

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 647 H1017

SG # 647

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 648 H1017

SG # 648

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 649 H1017

SG # 649

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 650 H1017

SG # 650

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 651 H1017

SG # 651

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 652 H1017

SG # 652

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 653 H1017

SG # 653

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 654 H1017

SG # 654

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1911

Centenary of Insurrection of 1811 Series

El Salvador 656 H1017

SG # 656

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 657 H1017

SG # 657

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador Montecristo National Park
Montecristo National Park
President’s Palace Series (Without Shield)

El Salvador 658 H1017

SG # 658

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 660 H1017

SG # 660

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 661 H1018

SG # 661

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1912

Various Frames Series

El Salvador 663 H1018

SG # 663

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 664 H1018

SG # 664

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 665 H1018

SG # 665

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 666 H1018

SG # 666

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 667 H1018

SG # 667

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 668 H1018

SG # 668

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 670 H1018

SG # 670

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 671 H1018

SG # 671

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1915

Re-issue of President’s Palace Series (overprinted 1915, No Shield)

El Salvador 675 H1018

SG # 675

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 676 H1018

SG # 676

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 677 H1018

SG # 677

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 678 H1018

SG # 678

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Funny Motivational 21916

Various Frames Series

El Salvador 683 H1018

SG # 683

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

El Salvador 684 H1018

SG # 684

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

El Salvador 685 H1018

SG # 685

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

El Salvador 686 H1018

SG # 686

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

El Salvador 687 H1018

SG # 687

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

El Salvador 689 H1018

SG # 689

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1921

Portraits and Various Frames Series

El Salvador 728 H1019

SG # 728

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 729 H1019

SG # 729

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 732 H1019

SG # 732

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1924

Various Frames Series

El Salvador 750 H1020

SG # 750

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 751 H1020

SG # 751

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 752 H1020

SG # 752

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 753 H1020

SG # 753

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 754 H1020

SG # 754

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 755 H1020

SG # 755

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 756 H1020

SG # 756

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

El Salvador 757 H1020

SG # 757

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1939

Air Series – Golden Gate International Exhibition Series, San Francisco

El-Salvador-903-AM22

SG # 903

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

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