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Ecuador 1955 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 1955, José Abel Castillo, Telegrafo I and Chimborazo.

José Abel Castillo, owner of the newspaper "Telegrafo I". In 1920 the Italian pilot Elia Liut made the first flight over the Andes in Ecuador traveling from Guayaquil on the coast to Cuenca in the mountains. For this he used a HD.1, war surplus, which he named "Telégrafo I" in honour of the newspaper that sponsored the raid.

 

Ecuador 1956 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 1956, Carpet market and the Chimborazo in the background.

 

Ecuador 1963 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 1963, Chimborazo, .

 

Ecuador 1974, Coat of Arms of Ecuador, Chimborazo.
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In the background of the oval shield is the mountain Chimborazo, while the river originating from its base represents the Guayas. The steamboat on the river is named Guayas as well. The ship was built in Guayaquil and was the first seaworthy steamship built in Ecuador and in all South America. The condor on top of the shield stretches his wings to symbolize power, greatness and strength of Ecuador.

 

Ecuador 1996 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp Coat of Arms Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Sovereign Military Order of Malta 1985, Coat of Arms of Ecuador, Chimborazo Volcano.

The postal administration of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta "SMOM" was instituted on 20 May 1966. The stamps are inscribed Poste Magistrali and bear one or more small Maltese Crosses.

The stamps are issued for both, postal and charitable reasons. The SMOM has 57 bi-lateral postal agreements (2010) with countries all over the world, including Ecuador.

Those Sovereign Order of Malta stamps can only be sent to countries, used as stamped mail (an agreement is existing), from the Magistral Post Office, Via Bocca di Leone 68, Rome.

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is not a member of the  Universal Postal Union.

 

Ecuador 1990 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain on flag Bolivia

Bolivia 1990, Coat of Arms of Bolivia (left) and Ecuador (right) on stamp.
The Ecuadorian Coat of Arms is showing the Mount Chimborazo and the Bolivian Coat of Arms the Cerro de Potosi.

 

Central African Republic 1994, Chimborazo and Carihuairazo in the background (right).

The stamp is showing a historic illustration "Le Chimborazo vu depuis le Plateau de Tapia" of Alexander von Humboldt's book "Vues des cordillères et monuments des peuples indigenes de l ́Amérique" (edition 1810).

 

Ecuador 1996 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 1995, Chimborazo.

 

Ecuador 2000 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 2000, Chimborazo.

 

Ecuador 2002 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 2002, Chimborazo.

 

Ecuador 2003, Chimborazo, stamp on stamp, (issued 1929).
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Ecuador 2005 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 2005, Climber on the top of Chimborazo.

 

Ecuador 2005 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 2005, Chimborazo and Carihuairazo.

 

Ecuador 2008, Coat of Arms of Ecuador, Chimborazo.
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Ecuador 2009 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 2009, Chimborazo.
The stamp is existing perforated and imperforated from booklets.

The Guayaquil & Quito Railway of Ecuador (Alsthom B-B-B diesel electric locomotive).

The Guayaquil and Quito Railway runs from the Pacific coast at Duran, across the river from Guayaquil, across the tropical plain to Bucay. From there the serious mountain climbing begins through Huigra, Sibambe, Alausi and Riobamba to the summit at Urbina. The line then continues through the Avenue of Fire, named by the volcanoes which lie on both sides on the way to Quito.

 

Ecuador 2009 Chimborazo Volcano Mountain stamp

Ecuador 2009, Chimborazo Postal stationeries (please see below).

 

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Ecuador 2010, Coat of Arms of Ecuador, Chimborazo.
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