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    I have completely revised Hiscocks' original listing, though leaving references to the original designations.  
  There were only the 1934 (A.B.N.Co.) originally listed. I have brought these prices up to date and added currency selection.  
The new designations have 'RH' numbers (Revised Hiscocks) to avoid confusion.

I have added prices for the new additions.  
 However the prices are very much guesswork as there are few on the market.
These will probably need to be re-numbered as more are reported.
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Honduras.

 

1915? Postage stamps overprinted "Habilitado para Cablegramas" and surcharged 10c.

Cablegrammas stamps
Type #0 The status of these stamps is uncertain. They appear to pre-date the earliest listed by Hiscocks.
Images courtesy of Victor Gugliano.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH1 - 0 10c on 1c purple-brown - -
RH2 - 0 10c on 2c rose - -
RH3 - 0 10c on 5c blue - -
RH4 - 0 10c on 6c violet - -

 

1915? As above but on Official stamps.

Official Cablegrammas stamps
The status of these stamps is also uncertain. It is possible that more of this set exist.
Images courtesy of Victor Gugliano.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. Description Mint Used
RH5 - 0 10c on 1c purple-brown (Blk) - -
RH6 - 0 10c on 5c blue (R) - -

 

 

1934 Engraved by the American Bank Note Co. White wove paper. No watermark. Line-Perf 12 x 12¾   (about 11.9 x 12.8)
Dates of 1934 and 1938 in top corners.

The 'control' takes the form a facsimile of the signature of J. M. Lopez or Alfonso Gallardo in purple.
Judging by the example below, I am not sure how to tell the difference!

12c used with control
Type #1
Image from Wikimedia Commons showing a 12c used with 'control'.

 

4c Specimens

12c Specimens
4c Specimens




Specimens of the set seem to be mostly what is on the market at the moment.
These are from a sell-off from The American Bank Note Co.



 

 

4c   4c
Images of H1a and H3a courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.
H2a is also known postally used (on cover) in 1936.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1934 Description (A.B.N.Co.) Mint Used
RH7 H1 1 4c brown (with JML control) 7.50 7.50
RH7a H1a           without control 5.00 5.00
RH8 H2 1 8c scarlet (with JML control) 7.50 7.50
RH8a -           with Gallardo control 8.00 8.00
RH8b H2a           without control 5.00 5.00
RH9 H3 1 12c pale orange(with JML control) 10.00 10.00
RH9a H3a           without control 10.00 10.00

 

 

1938 As above but printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd. White wove paper. No watermark. Comb-Perf 12½ x 13¼.

1934 Waterlow 4c 1934 Waterlow 8c 1934 Waterlow 12c
Hiscocks Type 1 Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd.
Image courtesy of Mustafa Kocabasi. One of mine. Image courtesy of Mustafa Kocabasi.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1938 Description (Waterlow) Mint Used
RH10 - 1 4c brown (without control) 10.00 10.00
RH11 - 1 8c carmine-red (without control) 12.00 12.00
RH12 - 1 12c orange(without control) 15.00 15.00

 

 

1964 As above but dated 1964 and printed by the Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd., in sheets of 100.
White wove paper. No watermark. Comb-Perf 12½ x 13

1964 type
Hiscocks Type 1 by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd.
Image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1964 Description (De La Rue) Mint Used
RH13 - 1 4c brown 10.00 10.00

 

 

1969 As above but dated 1969 and printed by the Setelpaino in Helsinki (the Security Printing House for the Bank of Finland).
Comb-Perf. 14¼ x 14.

1969 type
Hiscocks Type 1 by Setelpaino - Helsinki.
Image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1969 Description (Setelpaino) Mint Used
RH14 - 1 4c brown 20.00 20.00

 

 

1972 As above but dated 1972 and no imprint.
White wove paper. No watermark. Line-Perf 11

1972 type
Hiscocks Type 1 - 1972
Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.

I do not know if the other values exist.

RH # Hisc. Type. 1972 Description Mint Used
RH15 - 1 4c brown 10.00 10.00
RH16 - 1 6c bright orange 15.00 15.00

 

 

1978 As above but dated 1978.
White wove paper. No watermark. Line-Perf 10½

1978 type 1978 type
Hiscocks Type 1 - 1978 (a re-united pair ?)
Image courtesy of Andrew Higson. Image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.

I do not know if any other values exist.

RH # Hisc. Type. 1978 Description Mint Used
RH17 - 1 6c Red-orange 15.00 15.00

 

 

1981 No imprint. No watermark. Line-Perf 10½ or rouletted (6½) between stamps.

1981 20c perf and rouletted 1981 20c perf and rouletted
1981 20c image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht. 1981 Image from Wikimedia Commons

I do not know if any other values exist.

RH # Hisc. Type. 1981 Description Mint Used
RH18 - 1 4c brown 15.00 15.00
RH19 - 1 6c bright orange 15.00 15.00
RH20 - 1 20c light blue, perforated 10.00 10.00
RH20a -           blue, rouletted 10.00 10.00

 

 

1982 No imprint. Offset. Centro Tecnico Tipo-Litografico National (CETTNA). No watermark. rouletted (6½) between stamps.
The 7c looks like a rush-job, a number of constant defects have been introduced.
The date is to the left, frame-break above 'RE' of 'REPUBLIC', white blob on the left of right value tablet, left '7's is higher than the right and gap between 'SIE' and 'TE'

1982 7c rouletted 1982 7c rouletted
1982 Image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht. 1982 Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1982 Description Mint Used
RH21 - 1 5c Red, rouletted 10.00 10.00
RH22 - 1 7c Red, rouletted 10.00 10.00
RH22a -           Orange 10.00 10.00

 

 

1984 No imprint. Centro Tecnico Tipo-Litografico National (CETTNA). No watermark. Rouletted 6½ between stamps.

1984 5, 7 and 20c rouletted
1984 Image from Wikimedia Commons - The flaws on the 7c have been duplicated from the 1982 type apart from the year.

 

1984 20c shades
1984 20c shades.
Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.

Rolf Lamprecht has pointed out that these come in two variants, printed on matt paper or glazed paper.
The ones on matt paper are a rougher print and slightly darker shade to those on glazed paper.

RH # Hisc. Type. 1984 Description Mint Used
RH23 - 1 5c red (shades) 12.00 12.00
RH23a -           Light red (glazed paper) 10.00 10.00
RH24 - 1 7c orange (shades) 12.00 12.00
RH25 - 1 20c blue 12.00 12.00
RH25a -           light blue (Glazed paper) 10.00 10.00

 

Here is a 1984 20c on an envelope of 1989 (shown half scale).
This suggests there were no other 20c values printed since then.
Image courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.

20c

 

 

1990? Undated, No imprint. No watermark. Rouletted between stamps. Glazed paper.

Undated 7c
7c undated type RH26
Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.

 

This is on the telegram shown half scale below:

Undated 7c

The date ('FECHA') would seem to be 18 December 1990.
According to John Barefoot, this as a variety of the 1984 issue. if that is correct it would indicate no printings between 1984 and 1991.
However ....
Undated 7c block of 9
I had initially assumed that this was perhaps one stamp on the 1984 sheet that was missing the date.
The existence of a block of 9 of them puts a whole new light on the matter.
If just the first few sheets of the 1984 issue were produced without the date on any, then corrected when it was noticed,
then I would not have thought they would still be around at the end of 1990 to use on the telegram above.
Perhaps these were a 1990 issue, and the mistake was corrected by the 1991 issue.
I am told there is also a 20c blue like this, but have not seen one. Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.

RH # Hisc. Type. 1990? Description Mint Used
RH26 - 1 7c orange (shades) with missing date (see below) 10.00 15.00
RH27 - 1 20c blue (shades) with missing date 20.00 25.00

 

 

1991 (3 June) No imprint. Offset by Prontaforma. (Tegucigalpa D.C.) No watermark. Rouletted.

1991 5c
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1991 7c
1991 20c
1991 - 5c 1991 - 7c - a couple of the flaws corrected but
'SIE TE' still looks funny.
1991 - 20c
Images courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht.

 

RH # Hisc. Type. 1991 Description Mint Used
RH28 - 1 5c red 12.00 12.00
RH29 - 1 7c orange 12.00 12.00
RH30 - 1 20c blue 12.00 12.00

 

 

1993 No imprint. Graficentro Editores (Tegucigalpa D.C.) No watermark. Rouletted 8 between stamps.
These are re-drawn with some serifs gone and thin lettering for the values.
There are two printings with different shades and sizes as measured across the rouletting.

1993 5c small rouletted 1993 7c small rouletted 1993 20c small rouletted
1993 5c small - from Wikimedia Commons 1993 7c small - courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht 1993 20c small - courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht

 

1993 5c large rouletted 1993 7c large rouletted 1993 20c large rouletted
1993 5c large - courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht 1993 7c large - courtesy of Rolf Lamprecht 1993 20c large - from Wikimedia Commons

 

The two printings must be from different plates.
A distinguishing feature is shown on the right.



RH # Hisc. Type. 1993 Description Mint Used
RH31 - 1 5c red (shades) 8.00 8.00
RH31a -          red (large format) 8.00 8.00
RH32 - 1 7c orange (shades) 8.00 8.00
RH32a -           orange (large format) 8.00 8.00
RH33 - 1 20c blue (shades) 8.00 8.00
RH33a -           blue (large format) 8.00 8.00
1984 7c   1984 7c showing loops
1991 7c 1991 7c
shading on arms gone
1993 7c 1993 7c small format
right loop feint
1993a 7c 1993 7c large format
both loops gone

 

1993 20c shades

1993 - 5c imperf block of 6 on rough paper (proof ?). Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.
Rolf Lamprecht has a complete imperforate sheet of these. It has 7 rows of 6 stamps per row.

 

1993 20c shades

1993 - 7c imperf pair on offwhite paper (proof ?). Image courtesy of Andrew Higson.
'SIETE' is finally fixed on this, though not on the production 1993 7c shown above! How weird is that ?
Perhaps this is a proof by (yet another) printer that didn't get the contract.

 

It is possible that other years and / or values exist.
Almost certainly these will need to be re-numbered.

 

 

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