Stamps of PANAMA
COLONIAL MAIL PERIOD
1818: Colonial Mail, Panama was part of New Granada, Red Straigh Line h.s. on folded letter to Jose Antonio Errea, Lima (Peru) m.s. "4" rate, FINE strike, January (Enero) 12, 1818.
1813, May 22: Red Straight Line h.s. PANAMÁ. It is two sheets of paper folded together. You can see the address and also the docketing by the sender which includes the date. The PANAMA strike is rather faint - it was done in red. There is a slight hole and tear in the back of the outer sheet, which does not affect the contents. Otherwise it is in quite good condition for its age. It is the only colonial Panama cover sent to Havana. Ex-DeVoss.
1819, August 17: Colonial Mail, Panama was part of New Granada, FINE strike, E.L. from Panama to Lima endorsed "Bergn. Pelican" with fine straight line PANAMA in red. Endorsed as sent on 17 August and received on 6 October.
There are 27 known PANAMA frankings before 1821, two in 1777 being the earliest known PANAMA recorded to date, for the Colonial Mail period. There is also a private letter from Chagres.
1813 PANAMA to HAVANA
1818 PANAMA to LIMA
1819 PANAMA to LIMA
1805 PANAMA to Fuenterrabia, Colombia
1805, March 12: Colonial Mail, Panama was part of New Granada, Red Straigh Line h.s. PANAMÁ FRANCA on folded letter to Licdo D. Gabriel Antonio Zuzuárregui, Spain m.s. "4 1/2" rate, FINE strike, Mar 12/805. From its content, originating in Panama where is uncle ask his nephew how is Europe.
1811, June 19: Colonial Mail, Panama was part of New Granada, Red Straigh Line h.s. on folded letter to Señor Don Miguel Pizano, Lima (Peru) m.s. "4 1/2" rate, FINE strike, June 19, 1811, delivered by "Paquebot Carmen."
1811 PANAMA to LIMA
1808 PANAMA to Santa Fe, Colombia
1808, December 2: Red Straight Line h.s. PANAMÁ FRANCA on folded letter to Camilo Torres, Santa Fe, 2 Diciembre 1808. Addressed to Camilo Torres who was the leader of the Revolutionary Forces and was elected President of United Provinces of Nueva Granada in 1815. Rated 5 reales for a double letter for up to 2 ounces.
1809 PANAMA to Santa Fe, Colombia
1809, June 30: PANAMA a SANTA FE. Carta completa con texto. Marcas PANAMÁ y VYVA FERNANDO 7 Marca patriotica. Carta excepcional y extraordinariamente rara. Rata doble por ¾ de onza "5" reales a mano. NOTA: En 1809 as Tropas Francesas invadieron Espaòa, el Rey D. Fernando VII fue capturado y encerrado en prision. Muchas de las entonces colonias de America estamparon en las cartas fracesas patrioticas de apoyo al Rey de Espana. 1809 June 30.
PANAMA to SANTA FE. Entire letter. PANAMÁ (Tizon 2 = RR) and VYVA FERNANDO 7 (Tizon 3 = EXT) patriotic. Very rare. Rated "5" reales in manuscript for a double letter under ¾ ounce in weight. NOTE: In 1809 Spain was invaded by French Army and King Fernando VII imprisoned. In several former Spanish colonies of America, patriotic marks were handstamped on thefront of the letters to support the King.
1816 PORTOVELO to PANAMA
1816, Februry 16: PORTOVELO (Later COLON) to PANAMA. Entire letter with red PORTVLO handstamp. Originated from Portovelo and addressed to Panama, no indication of rate but should be 1½ reales for under ½ oz; contents referring to large shipment of silver.
1818 PANAMA to LIMA
1816, November 19: Dated folded letter with straight line PANAMÁ (Tizon 2 = RR) handstamp in red, postmark used from 1807 to the late 1820’s. From Panama to Lima, Peru, manuscript "Par la Bot Abarcal," with manuscript “4” reales rating for a double letter up to 1½ ounces. Content stating that 6,029 pesos have been shipped on the "Abarcal."
1818 PANAMA to LIMA
1819, May 6: Dated folded letter with perfect straight line PANAMÁ handstamp in red, postmark used from 1807 to the late 1820’s. datelined May 6, 1819 from Panama to Lima, Peru, manuscript "Paquebot Correo Y."
1815 PANAMA to SPAIN
1815 September 30: FINE strike in red straight-line h.s. PANAMÁ/FRANCA on folded letter to Licenciado D. Gabriel Antonio Zuzuárregui to Fuenterravia, Spain. m.s. "X" with no rate and m.s. "España." From its content, dated Sep 30 de 1815 and originating in Panama where his uncle answers his nephews 13 de Abril letter.