1911 Honduran Scene
Validity: Jan 1911 - December 1914
Hass Bank Note Engraving Company of New York
perf 12 and 14, 1911 engraved but 1912/13 lithographed
white woven paper
remainders - no record of any remainders or reprints
counterfeits - none known but many counterfeit surcharges
The issues shows a tropical river scene with a side wheel paddle steamboat. It is probably the Ulua River, at that time navigable to the village of El Progresso. The 2c and 5c values were released in both perf 12 and perf 14. The one peso value was released only in perf 12. The rest are perf 14.
Less Common Cancels
Local Usage New Year card from Puerto Cortés, 1912
Rare BH90 cancel from El Porvenir
Cover mailed from Tela to Jamaica in December, 1915. The BH81A and L conceal the rarity of an Honduran Scene bisect. It was mailed a year after the stamp had been been withdrawn.
Election of Manuel Bonilla
released February 1, 1912
typographed perf 11.5
3000 issued, rare on cover
1c postal rate was for local city use in Tegucigalpa
Bogus reprints are easy to spot and a common pest.
This perforation error has surfaced. The back is fully gummed (MNH) so the nice, contemporary BH81A is not a genuine postal marking.
Rare Bonilla cover with common BH81A cancel dated May 7, 1912
-Honduras 1911 Issue Lithographed Essays in The Essay Proof Journal July 1949 page 135.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn from The Oxcart, spring 1994.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn from The Oxcart, summer 1994.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn from The Oxcart, fall 1994.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn from The Oxcart, winter 1994.
-A Story of Honduras Scott No. 139 in Stamps March 10, 1943.