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"150th Anniversary of the first postage stamp in El Salvador"
Issue date: 26th May 2017

The four stamps show a reprint of the first El Salvadoran postage stamp, issued 1867.

The four stamps, issued 1867 are existing ½ Real (blue), 1 Real (red), 2 Reales (green) and 4 Reales (bistre). The design shows an active volcano with 11 stars making a semi-circle above the volcano; each star represents Salvadoran provinces in those years: San Salvador, La Libertad, Sonsonate, Santa Ana, La Paz, Cuscatlán, Usulután, San Vicente, San Miguel, La Union, & Chalatenango.

Coat of Arms of El Salvador

The website of Imprenta Nacional Republica de el Salvador reads about the volcano following:

"Tradicionalmente se ha considerado que el volcán en el óvalo central era el volcán de San Miguel; sin embargo, dado que el diseño es una representación alegórica del escudo nacional de aquel entonces, las estampillas en realidad muestran el volcán de Izalco" (conocido como el “El Faro del Pacífico”) 

Traditionally has been considered that the volcano in the central oval was the volcano of San Miguel; However, since the design is an allegorical representation of the national emblem of that time, stamps actually show the volcano of Izalco (known as "The lighthouse of the Pacific"). 

 

 

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