Aruba stamps

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Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela. Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refinery. The last decades of the 20th century saw a boom in the tourism industry. Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and became a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Movement toward full independence was halted at Aruba's request in 1990.


Map of Aruba Location of Aruba


Scott: #B29-31O

Issued: 30.10.1992

Centenary Postal Service

Inside #B30: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #166O

Issued: 8.9.1998

World Stamp Day, 1998

Inside #166: Pseudo Stamp - Emblem


Scott: #276-8O

Issued: 31.10.2005

Children Stamps

Inside #276-8: Pseudo Stamps

aruba 428a-b ss

Scott: #428a-bO

Issued: 17.10.2013

Painting by Frans Hals

sos aruba 427a Inside #428a: Aruba 427a

sos aruba 427b Inside #428b: Aruba 427b

Lou wrote: This is a sneaky SOS. when you first look at it, it's just a pair of paintings on a s/s. but then you see that the enlarged backgrounds are the same as the stamps, so: were the imperf stamps (which are like the se-tenant pair issued with the s/s) the sos, or were the background enlargements the sos? Both the backgrounds and the imperf stamps show 500c values, so I went with the imperfs as the sos. I knew about this one a while, but the scans were terrible.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

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