Stamps of Cuba

The first stamps of Cuba under the Spanish were joint issues with Puerto Rico, issued in April, 1855. These stamps are referred to as the "Antilles". At first, Isabella II had her portrait on all regular issues until her abdication in 1868. Cuba had separate stamps from 1873. Postage stamps continued to be labelled "ULTRAMAR" (overseas) until the word CUBA appeared for the first time on the stamps in 1877. The portrait of Alfonso XII adorned the stamps from 1876 until 1880, some three years after his posthumously born successor, Alfonso XIII, assumed the throne under Regency status, and had his portrait instead. This depicted a baby whose hairline was considerably receded and thus earned the irreverent nickname of el pelón (baldie). Finally, a youth with tousled hair appeared in 1898 .A series of rebellions during the 19th century failed to end Spanish rule. However, the 3rd war assisted by Americans (Spanish–American War) resulted in Spanish withdrawal from the island  in 1898, and Cuba gained formal independence in 1902. From 1899 until Independence, the American administration in Cuba released their own stamps and also overprinted 'Cuba' on their own American stamps. Following continued rebellion from 1953 to 1958 against the government of Batista sponsored by the Americans, Fidel Castro and his brother Raul Castro along with Che Guevara were able to overcome the forces of Batista and form their own government with Fidel Castro as the president.




Cuba, American Administration (1899-1902)
Cuba, American Administration (1899-1902)
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Stamps of Cuba,Independence to Revolution 1902-1959
Stamps of Cuba,Independence to Revolution 1902-1959
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Stamps of Spanish Cuba
Stamps of Spanish Cuba
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Cuba, Steam Trains, 1975 used fine
Cuba, Steam Trains, 1975 used fine
£2.00
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Cuba, Stamp Day, 1 C, 1951 used,
Cuba, Stamp Day, 1 C, 1951 used,
£2.00
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Cuba, Lenin Park, Train, 1982, used fine
Cuba, Lenin Park, Train, 1982, used fine
£2.00
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Cuba, Steam Trains, 1975 used fine
Cuba, Steam Trains, 1975 used fine
£2.00
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Cuba, Marine Life, Fishes, 1965 used
Cuba, Marine Life, Fishes, 1965 used
£2.50
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Cuba, Anthropology, 1963, stamps, used fine
Cuba, Anthropology, 1963, stamps, used fine
£3.00
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Cuba, Aviation, 10 c, Blue,used, 1931
Cuba, Aviation, 10 c, Blue,used, 1931
£3.00
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Cuba, Navidad (Christmas), Birds, Parrot, 3 C, multicolour, 1968
Cuba, Navidad (Christmas), Birds, Parrot, 3 C, multicolour, 1968
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Cuba,  Sugar Cane industry (1535-1935), Industria Azucarera, 5 c Green,  air mail, Constellation aircraft, 1954 used
Cuba, Sugar Cane industry (1535-1935), Industria Azucarera, 5 c Green, air mail, Constellation aircraft, 1954 used
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Cuba, Aviation History 1930-1960, unused 1960
Cuba, Aviation History 1930-1960, unused 1960
£3.00
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Cuba, Birds, 30 Centavos, 1950, used, fine
Cuba, Birds, 30 Centavos, 1950, used, fine
£3.00
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Cuba, Birds of Cuba, 8 Centavos, 1950 used fine
Cuba, Birds of Cuba, 8 Centavos, 1950 used fine
£3.00
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Cuba, Stamp Day, Cuban Revolution, 1959, issue 1961, used
Cuba, Stamp Day, Cuban Revolution, 1959, issue 1961, used
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Cuba, Scouting, 40th Anniversary of foundation, 1954, used
Cuba, Scouting, 40th Anniversary of foundation, 1954, used
£3.00
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Cuba, Sugar Cane industry (1535-1935), Industria Azucarera, 5 c Green, air mail, Constellation aircraft, 1954 used
Cuba, Sugar Cane industry (1535-1935), Industria Azucarera, 5 c Green, air mail, Constellation aircraft, 1954 used
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Cuba, Use of Aviation in Agriculture, 3 c, 1968 used fine
Cuba, Use of Aviation in Agriculture, 3 c, 1968 used fine
£3.00
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Cuba, Tuberculosis Campaign, 1962 used fine
Cuba, Tuberculosis Campaign, 1962 used fine
£3.00
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Cuba, Birds, Pigeon, 1966, used
Cuba, Birds, Pigeon, 1966, used
£3.00
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Cuba, Navidad, Birds. Osterich, 1968 used
Cuba, Navidad, Birds. Osterich, 1968 used
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Cuba, Children's Day, Children are born to be happy, 1963 used
Cuba, Children's Day, Children are born to be happy, 1963 used
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Cuba, Child, Tuberculosis Campaign, 1956 Used
Cuba, Child, Tuberculosis Campaign, 1956 Used
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