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Colombia stamps 2021 – history, art & nature

Written by catpaw

June 03, 2021

Colombia stamps 2021 threw up a few problems for me. The images supplied by the Colombian post office were huge and of good quality. But they offered no details on the designers/artists or press releases about the stamps. It was all a bit disappointing. This means I can’t provide a lot of information about Colombian issues for 2021. 

To compensate, I’ve been pulling up the large images and culling as much info as I can from the stamps themselves. This is tedious work so I decided to post what I have and fill in the gaps as the year moves along. If you have any details on the designers and/or photographers, please share them with us in the comments below. The same applies for the historical events and people showcased in this year’s offerings. 

The set that caught my eye is the  Ways to travel in the nineteenth century  FDCs. They feature the artwork of: 

  1. Ramón Torres Méndez (Ramón Torres Méndez | Drawing books: graphical memory reunions (banrepcultural.org))
  2. Leon Gauthier, Comision Corographica
  3. Edward Walhouse Mark (Edward Walhouse Mark | Drawing books: graphical memory reunions (banrepcultural.org)

I enjoyed the geometric design on the covers and thought they added a lot to the series. More info is coming. I need to finish reading the material before I pick the appropriate links to share. I found the over all design to the FDCs visually eye catching. Whoever the designer is, they put a lot of thought into them. I’d love to know more about Colombian stamp designers, so, I now have a new mission. 

Colombian cancels are a great lot. Everything from whales to steam trains. However, like many post offices, Colombia didn’t supply separate images for them. The ones I’ve supplied are … inadequate and disappointing. I’m not sure I’ll be able to remedy that in the near future so, apologies to fellow cancel hounds. 

I’ve been leaning heavily on the Colombian National Archives for information on the country’s history. They have online exhibits that might help you learn a little about Colombia. Install Google or Bing translate and visit the online exhibits page to enjoy a trip into Colombian history.   

Colombia stamps 2021 January

Eighth series Of Natural National Parks of Colombia

Eighth series Of Natural National Parks of Colombia

Colombia stamps 2021 Eighth series Of Natural National Parks of Colombia strip of 8 stamps

FDC two Colombia stamps 2021 Eighth series Of Natural National Parks of Colombia FDC one Colombia stamps 2021

8 stamps, souvenir sheet, FDCs, cancel

From top left to right: 

Release date: Jan. 20, 2021


 

Colombia stamps 2021 Feb

Colombian characters from all eras

Columiba cancel Personalities

Colombian characters from all eras Colombia stamps 2021

FDC two Colombian characters from all eras FDC one

8 stamps, souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel

From top left to right: 

  • Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt (October 23 1919 –  May 14 1995) – sculptor | Photograph: Antonio Nariño (yellow background)
  • Enrique Grau (December 18, 1920 – April 1, 2004) – artist | Photograph: Olga Lucia Jordan (blue background) 
  • Fernando González Ochoa (April 24,1895 – February 16, 1964) – writer & philosopher | Photograph: Daniel Gómez Henao (pink background)
  • Manuel Zapata Olivella (March 17, 1920 – November 19, 2004) – anthropologist, doctor & writer | Photograph: Iván Durango (green background)
  • Cecilia Porras (October 20, 1920 – December 22, 1971) – artist | Photograph: Nereo López (light blue background)
  • Alejandro Obregón ( June 4, 1920 – April 11, 1992) – painter, muralist, sculptor and engraver | Photograph: Olga Lucia Jordan (grey background)

Release date: February 24, 2021

 

 

Colombia stamps 2021 April

Liberator campaign of 1819 
5th in the Bicentennial  Independence of Colombia 2019-2023 series

Liberator campaign of 1819  5th in the Bicentennial  Independence of Colombia 2019-2023 series

Liberator campaign of 1819 Colombia stamps 2021

Liberator campaign of 1819 FDC one  Liberator campaign of 1819 fdc threeLiberator campaign of 1819

11 stamps, souvenir sheet, 3 FDCs, cancel

If you have a link to a strong history site regarding Colombia, please leave the link in the comments below. 
Bicentennial Colombia | We all do It to Colombia (canalinstitucional.tv) 

Release date: April 20, 2021


 

Ways to travel in the nineteenth century
6th in the Bicentennial  Independence of Colombia 2019-2023 series

Ways to travel in the nineteenth century

Colombia stamps 2021 Ways to travel in the nineteenth century 6th in the Bicentennial  Independence of Colombia 2019-2023 series

Ways to travel in the nineteenth century 6th in the Bicentennial  Independence of Colombia 2019-2023 series Ways to travel in the nineteenth century 6th in the Bicentennial  Independence of Colombia 2019-2023 series

12 stamps, souvenir sheet, 3 FDCs, cancel

FDC artwork: 

Release date: April 20, 2021


 

Bicentennial of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia 1821-2021

Colombia stamps 2021 Bicentennial of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia 1821-2021

6 stamps, souvenir sheet

Release date: April 29, 2021
 

 

May

Constituent and legislative congress 1821
7th in bicentennial series 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia

 

Constituent and legislative congress 1821 seventh bicentennial series 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia

 
12 stamps, souvenir sheet
 
Release date: May 6, 2021
 

 

Air Intelligence of the Colombian Air Force

Air Intelligence of the Colombian Air Force

2 stamps, souvenir sheet, FDC

Release date: May 27, 2021


July

60 years of the Folk Festival, Reinado Nacional del Bambuco and International Folklore Exhibition

60 years of the Folk Festival, Reinado Nacional del Bambuco and International Folklore Exhibition cancel 

60 years of the Folk Festival, Reinado Nacional del Bambuco and International Folklore Exhibition sheet

60 years of the Folk Festival, Reinado Nacional del Bambuco and International Folklore Exhibition FDC

6 stamps in a souvenir sheet, FDC

Limited run FDC, 300 in total to be printed

Release date: July 4, 2021


 

Risaralda a model of biodiversity conservation, Risaralda Bird Festival 2021

Risaralda a model of biodiversity conservation 

15 stamps, sheet of 15, 4 FDC

Limited number of FDCs – 800 in total

Risaralda Bird Festival 

Release date: July 13, 2021


 

Association of Footwear and Similar Industrialists – ASOINDUCALS 20 years 2001-2021

Shoe cancel 

Shoes sheet of stamps Shoes FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel

Release date: July 13, 2021


 

Jorge Oñate “The Legend” 1949-2021

Jorge Oñate "The Legend" 1949-2021 cancel 

Jorge Oñate "The Legend" 1949-2021 sheet of stamps Jorge Oñate "The Legend" 1949-2021 FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel

Release date: July 15, 2021


 

National Council for Economic and Social Policy – CONPES 1967-2021

National Council for Economic and Social Policy – CONPES 1967-2021 cancel 

National Council for Economic and Social Policy – CONPES 1967-2021 sheet of stamps National Council for Economic and Social Policy – CONPES 1967-2021 FDC

1 stamp, sheet of 6, FDC, cancel

Release date: July 21, 2021


 

Universidad La Gran Colombia 70 years

Universidad La Gran Colombia 70 years stamps Universidad La Gran Colombia 70 years FDC

2 stamps on a souvenir sheet, FDC, cancel

Release date: July 22, 2021


August

Patriotic symbols, 200 years in search of national identity
8th series Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia

 Patriotic symbols, 200 years in search of national identity eighth series Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia sheet

Patriotic symbols, 200 years in search of national identity eighth series Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia FDC2 Patriotic symbols, 200 years in search of national identity eighth series Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia FDC 3 Patriotic symbols, 200 years in search of national identity eighth series Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia FDC 1

12 stamps in a sheet, 3 FDCs

Release date: Aug. 5, 2021


 

Reducto de Paya Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia

 Reducto de Paya Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia sheet of stamps

Reducto de Paya Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia FDC Reducto de Paya Bicentennial 2019-2023 Independence of Colombia FDC

6  stamps on a souvenir sheet, 2 FDCs

Release date: Aug. 5, 2021


 

Orchids endemic to Colombia
2nd in series

Orchids endemic to Colombia 2021 

FDCs

 Orchids Colombia 2021 FDC 1

 Orchids Colombia 2021 FDC 3

Orchids Colombia 2021 FDC 2

10 stamps on souvenir sheet, 3 FDCs, cancel

Release date: Aug. 12, 2021


Biodiversity, tourism and ecosystem services of the municipalities belonging to the jurisdiction of the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Guavio – CORPOGUAVIO

 Biodiversity sheet of stamps

biodiversity FDC with hummingbird Biodiversity FDC with duckling

8 stamps on a sheet, 2 FDCs, cancel

Release date: Aug. 23, 2021

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2 Comments

  1. The correct spelling for the country is COLOMBIA not Columbia. Descriptive adjective is Colombian.

    Reply
    • AHK! Thank you for the correction. I appreciate that. I’ll go correct the spelling now.
      Just goes to show – spell check is NOT a friend.

      Reply

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