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Costa Rica Catalog

Costa Rica collectors are fortunate to have an excellent specialized catalog that is readily available at a reasonable price.

The new Costa Rica Postal Catalogue, 3rd edition 2004, by Hector R. Mena et. al., includes the July 2005 First Revision to the Third Edition of the Costa Rica Postal Catalogue on a CD in the Adobe Acrobat Reader format with most illustration in color. Softbound. VI + 260+ pages. The price is $20 for Socorico members and $35 for non-members. Weight is 34 ounces. Postage $3.00 US media rate, $12.00 international Global Priority. It contains a new chapter, updating it to issues through August 2004. The new edition features better reproductions on laser paper and is professionally softbound. The catalog can be ordered from the Socorico Library, P.O. Box 14831, Baton Rouge LA 70898 or contact Dr. Mena for information at: hrmena8@cox.net. The catalog contains illustrations of all issues, and information, where known, of the number of stamps printed for each issue.

No pricing information for the items is included. It contains sections devoted to:

    Regular Mail
    Air Mail
    Christmas Postal Tax
    Postal Stationary - cards, envelopes and wrappers
    Official Postage - regular and air
    Guanacaste - regular and revenues
    Semipostals
    Postage Due
    Special Delivery
    Prephilatelic Postmarks
    Postal Related Revenues
    Telegraph Stamps
    And a variety of miscellaneous issues including the Ross Fantasies

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