Personal Studies about Venezuelan Philately.
I recently decided to create a new group on Facebook to discuss and share information on any topic related to Venezuelan philately.
It is a public and open group whose objective is ro promote our philately. Not commerce.
The first three ESCUELAS series were the ones that really taught me how to study stamps, how to be a philatelist.
In 2009 , after almost ten years of studying the ESCUELAS series, I decided to write a manual or guide about them, focused on the novice and intermediate collector.
The scarce literature available about it was either incomplete, or incorrect or aimed to advanced collectors. My goal in writing this book, my first one, was to democratize that knowledge.
This website is the result of that effort.
Around 2016, after publishing my book about the ESCUELAS series, I decided to unearth the mysteries surrounding our Formular Cards, pieces that almost every catalog barely mentions.
Two years later, I had already gathered enough information to start making it public, so I decided to create a small catalog describing not only the fifteen types, but also the at least 177 existing varieties.
While I was immersed in the research on our Formular Cards, I unwittingly began to collect valuable information on our Postal Stationery in general so after having the work on the Formular Cards at a good point, I decided to begin to deepen the study of the postal stationery of Venezuela.
I was fortunate to find very interesting, and so far unknown, information about all the PS from 1887 to 1912, including printings, series, and others.
I decided to make this information public through an online catalog of free access, where I also propose a new order, following the actual chronology order of when they were issued.
Here is the result of this effort.
Founded in 1959 as Club Filatélico de Caracas, it is today the oldest philatelic group in Venezuela.
I am a member since 2002 and since 2004 I have been providing my services as its webmaster and writer.