Cross index of U.S. manufactured stamped envelopes used in Cuba (1899- 1902)

Equivalencias de catalogación para los sobres franqueados fabricados
en los EE.UU. para uso en Cuba (1899-1902)

by / por Robert Littrell

U.S. Intervention // Administración Americana

All envelopes have U.S. watermark 13, except as noted.
Reference is to Thorp knife and Thorp envelope size. The UPSS cross reference is below.
UPSS
No.
Edifil
No.
Scott
No.
H&G
No.
Description // Descripción
1 42 U3 1 Overprint: 2¢ green on white Type I - Size 5 - knife 50 (67,000 printed) Watermark 12
2 43 U4 2 Overprint: 2¢ green on amber Type I - Size 5 - knife 50 (3,000) Watermark 12
3 48ip U5 3 Overprint: 2¢ green on buff - Size 5 - knife 75 - F.S. Smith corner card (1,500)
4 45 U1 4 Overprint: 1¢ green on buff Type II - Size 13 - knife 76 (6,000)
4a 46ip U1 4 Overprint: 1¢ green on buff - Size 13 - knife 76 - Miro y Otero corner card (10,000 total)
4b 46Aip U1 4 Overprint: 1¢ green on buff - Size 13 - knife 76 - Miro y Otero corner card (10,000 total)
5 41 U2 4a Overprint: 1¢ green on blue Type II - Size 5 - knife 75
6 49ip U6 5 Overprint: 2¢ carmine on amber - Size 5 - knife 75 - F.S. Smith corner card (1,500)
7 47ip U7 6 Overprint: 2¢ carmine on buff - Size 13 - knife 76 - Miro y Otero corner card (5,000)
8 44 U8 7 Overprint: 2¢ carmine on blue Type II - Size 5 - knife 75
8a 50ip U8 7a Overprint: 2¢ carmine on blue - Size 5 - knife 75 - F.S. Smith corner card (1,500)
9 51 U9 8 Columbus green on white - Size 5 - knife 75 (75,000 printed)
10 51A U9 8 Columbus green on white - Size 5 - knife 81 (8 known)
11 52 U10 8 Columbus green on amber - Size 5 - knife 75 (75,000)
12 53 U11 8 Columbus green on buff - Size 5 - knife 75
13 65 U11 8 Columbus green on buff - Size 13 - knife 76 - Miro y Otero corner card (15,000 total)
14 65A U11 8 Columbus green on buff - Size 13 - knife 83 - Miro y Otero corner card (15,000 total)
15 54 U12 8 Columbus green on blue - Size 5 - knife 75 (10,000)
16 60 U12 8 Columbus green on blue - Size 13 - knife 76
17 67 W1 1 1¢ Periodical wrapper green on buff 140 x 265 mm (100,000 total)
18 55 U13 9 Columbus carmine on white - Size 5 - knife75 (50,000)
19 55A U13 9 Columbus carmine on white - Size 5 - knife 50
20 55B U13 9 Columbus carmine on white - Size 5 - knife 81
21 62 U13 9 Columbus carmine on white - Size 8 - knife 59
22 56 U14 9 Columbus carmine on amber - Size 5 - knife 75 (75,000)
23 56A U14 9 Columbus carmine on amber - Size 5 - knife 81 (10,000)
24 63 U14 9 Columbus carmine on amber - Size 8 - knife 59 (10,000)
25 57 U15 9 Columbus carmine on buff - Size 5 - knife 50 (50,000)
26 66 U15 9 Columbus carmine on buff - Size 13 - knife 76 - Miro y Otero corner card (5,000)
27 61 U16 9 Columbus carmine on blue - Size 13 - knife 76 (10,000)
28 68 W2 2 2¢ Periodical wrapper carmine on buff 140 x 265 mm (100,000 total)
29 58 U17 10 Columbus blue on white - Size 5 - knife 75 (50,000)
30 64 U17 10 Columbus blue on white - Size 8 - knife 59 (50,000)
31 59 U18 10 Columbus blue on amber - Size 5 - knife 75 (75,000)

Republic of Cuba // República de Cuba

Series of 1902 — No Watermark // Sin Filigrana
UPSS
No.
Edifil
No.
Scott
No.
H&G
No.
Description // Descripción
32 75 8A Columbus green on white- Size 5 - knife 81
33 76 8C Columbus green on amber - Size 5 - knife 81
34 Columbus green on buff - Size 5 - knife 81 - limited production
35 80 8B Columbus green on white - Size 13 - knife 83
36a 8C Columbus green on buff - size 13 - knife 83 - Elias Miró corner card
43 77 9A Columbus carmine on white - Size 5 - knife 81
44 78 9D Columbus carmine on amber - Size 5 - knife 81
45 81 9B Columbus carmine on white - Size 13 - knife 83
48a Columbus carmine on buff - size 13, knife 83 - Elias Miró corner card
49 82 9C Columbus carmine on white - Size 8 - knife 59
50 83 9E Columbus carmine on amber - Size 8 - knife 59
53 79 10A Columbus blue on white - Size 5 - knife 81
W3 84 3 1 Periodical wrapper - green on buff, 140 x 265 mm

Notes:

Scott numbering generally takes into account only the envelope color and value of the indicia (perfect for dealing with cut squares).

H&G (Higgins & Gage) numbering generally adds the envelope size and corner cards to this, but disregards envelope color on the Columbus issues.

Edifil numbering add the envelope knife to this, including envelope size, value and color plus corner cards.

UPSS numbering considers all of the foregoing, plus it adds specimens and essays.

 

CROSS INDEX OF ENVELOPE AND KNIFE SIZES

Dimensions Thorp Size Thorp Knife   UPSS Knife UPSS Size
160 x 89 mm 5 50 54 10
75 56
81 57
 
171 x 95 mm 13 76 77 13
83 78
 
241 x 105 mm 8 59 106 23

Watermark 12     Watermark 13
Watermark / Filigrana  No. 12 & No. 13

Further reference:

Littrell, Robert; The Postal Stationery of the Cuban Republic, published by the United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS) 2013.

Laiz, Ángel, ed.; Edifil: Catálogo Especializado de Sellos de Cuba, Tomo I, 2012, in Spanish.

United Postal Stationery Society (UPSS), The Postal Stationery of the Possessions and Administrative Areas of the United States of America, 3rd Ed., 2009.

Gage, Alexander, ed. Fladung, Edward; Higgins & Gage World Postal Stationery Catalog, 2nd Ed., Section 3 (Cameroun to Czechoslovakia), 1974, Cuba pp. 1 - 8.

Ascher, Siegfried; Grüsser Ganzsachen Katalog (Postal Stationery Catalog); Bosnia-Leipzig; 1925-1928, Cuba on pp.194-200, ill., in German.


This page was last modified on 24 November 2013.