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Peru’s 2021 stamps – OH WOW!

Written by catpaw

August 19, 2021

Putting together Peru’s 2021 stamps was interesting and fun. Although I have a number of airmails from the country, this was my first serious look. Servicios Postales del Perú (SERPOST) issues high quality materials for each stamp by way of images & information pdfs. I have a thing for info bulletins, especially if attention has been paid to the layout. Peru is top of the class when it comes to this.

If you download SERPOST pdfs, you can open them in Word and translate each. Keep them and use them for future references. I keep all pdfs I find and at the end of the year will combine them into a working catalogue. They are free to download and great source refence materials. You can download them from Philately – SERPOST.  Here’s a sample of what the info bulletins look like:

Coat of arms of Peru PDF cover Peru's 2021 stampsCoat of arms of Peru PDF sheet two Peru's 2021 stamps

I love the layout so much, I’m thinking about posting the cover page for each stamp below. As much effort was put into each bulletin as the actual stamps and  I think they are perfect companion pieces. 

Two artists/designers

Every set comes in single stamps or mini sheets, a FDC & cancel. SERPOST designers are Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli and Jorge Anci. I tried to find details about each, but so far, nothing substantial. That isn’t unusual, but I’ll keep looking.

History, history and OMG the history

Unlike details about SERPOST’s artists, finding info about the stamp topics was a snap. And … that is why this article took longer than anticipated. Each pdf info bulletin was a great start and encouraged me to go spelunking for more information. I kept falling over fascinating articles about bits and pieces of Peru’s history and people. It was hard to reign myself in. Peru is a prime example of excellent stamp designs exploring the stories about the people and country they live in. The designs are so vivid and colourful they make you want to know more.  

100 Years of the Brüning National Archaeological Museum fdc

I’ve included helpful links throughout the article for you. If you have more to share, post them below.   

Cancel heaven

 If you’re a cancel hound, Peru is good pickings. I’ve included large versions of each cancels. If you want to see the fine details on each, just click them. Here’s an example:

Peru's 2021 stamps 200 Years of Masonic Participation in the Independence of Peru cancel

The compass engraving is delicate and detailed. It’s hard to believe such clarity can be translated to a small postmark. Each cancel is worth examining close up to take in all the work. 

Peru’s 2021 stamps for July

200 Years of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru 1821-2021

 Peru's 2021 stamps cancel

 Peru's 2021 stamps 200 Years of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru 1821-2021 FDC

Peru's 2021 stamps 200 Years of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru 1821-2021 FDC

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli

Release date: July 2, 2021


200 Years of the Peruvian Navy

200 years of the Peruvian Navy cancel

200 Years of the Peruvian Navy Peru's 2021 stamps

200 years of the Peruvian Navy cancel Peru's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci 

Release date: July 2, 2021


100 Years of the Birth of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

 100 Years of the Birth of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Cancel

 100 Years of the Birth of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar stamp Peru's 2021 stamps

 100 Years of the Birth of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Javier Perez de Cuellar, UN chief for much of the 1980s, dead at 100 | CBC News

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli 

Release date: July 2, 2021


100 Years of the Brüning National Archaeological Museum

 Bruning National Archaeological museum cancel

 Peru's 2021 stamps 100 Years of the Brüning National Archaeological Museum stamp

100 Years of the Brüning National Archaeological Museum fdc

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Hans Heinrich Bruning Brookstedt profile. Information about Hans Heinrich Bruning Brookstedt. Mundoandino culture and attractions. 

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli 

Release date: July 9, 2021


50 Years of COFIDE

 COFIDE cancel Peru's 2021 stamps

 COFIDE stamp Peru's 2021 stamps

Peru's 2021 stamps TODOS LOS SOBRES DE PRIMER DIA_IMPRENTA Jorge 2 de 2 Monumentos 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

50th Anniversary, the Development Bank of Peru (COFIDE)

Designer: Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo S.A. – COFIDE

Release date: July 12, 2021


200 Years of Masonic Participation in the Independence of Peru

 Peru's 2021 stamps 200 Years of Masonic Participation in the Independence of Peru cancel

200 Years of Masonic Participation in the Independence of Peru 

 Peru's 2021 stamps 200 Years of Masonic Participation in the Independence of Peru

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Grand Lodge of Peru

Release date: July 15, 2021


200 Years of the National Library of Peru

200 Years of the National Library of Peru cancel 

 200 Years of the National Library of Peru Peru's 2021 stamps

200 Years of the National Library of Peru FDC Peru's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

National Library of Peru | BNP 

Designer: Biblioteca Nacional del Perú

Release date: July 16, 2021


Bicentennial characters 

 Bicentennial cancel 1 Peru's 2021 stamps

  Bicentennial characters 1 Peru's 2021 stampsBicentennial characters 2 Peru's 2021 stamps

Bicentennial character FDC 1 Peru's 2021 stampsBicentennial characters 2 fdc 

8 stamps, 2 FDCs, cancel

Peru celebrated 200 years of independence on July 28, 2021.

Peru’s post office, SERPOST, issued 2 pdf bulletins for this series. It includes a short write up of each person. Although, they are in Spanish, they are easily translated using Google Translate. 

 Designer:  Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli

Release date:  July 21, 2021


Flag of Peru

 Flag of Peru cancel Peru's 2021 stamps

 Flag of Peru mini sheet Peru's 2021 stamps

Flag of Peru FDC Peru's 2021 stamps

5 stamps on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli

Release date: July 23, 2021


Coat of arms of Peru

Coat of arms of Peru cancel 

 Coat of arms of Peru Peru's 2021 stamps

Coat of arms of Peru FDC

3 stamps, FDC, cancel

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli

Release date: July 23, 2021


Landing of José de San Martín and the Liberating Expedition in Paracas

Landing of José de San Martín and the Liberating Expedition in Paracas cancel 

Landing of José de San Martín and the Liberating Expedition in Paracas 

Landing of José de San Martín and the Liberating Expedition in Paracas FDC 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

José Francisco de San Martín, Latin American Liberator (thoughtco.com) and President Vizcarra marks 200th anniversary of Liberating Expedition’s arrival in Peru | News | ANDINA – Peru News Agency

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: July 30, 2021 


America UPAEP 2020 – Casa Rosell Ríos
Architecture series

America UPAEP 2020 - Casa Rosell Ríos cancel 

 America UPAEP 2020 - Casa Rosell Ríos   Peru's 2021 stamps

America UPAEP 2020 - Casa Rosell Ríos FDC Peru's 2021 stamps

2 stamps on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: August 2, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Monument to the Longshoreman

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Monument to the Longshoreman cancel 

 Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Monument to the Longshoreman

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Monument to the Longshoreman FDC

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: August 5, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – La Torre del Reloj

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - La Torre del Relo cancelj 

 Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - La Torre del Reloj

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - La Torre del Relo  FDC

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Aug. 9, 2021


Battle of Pasco

Battle of Pasco cancel 

Battle of Pasco 

Battle of Pasco FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: August 13, 2021


America UPAEP 2021 – Rúpac, El Machu Picchu Limeño
Tourism series

America UPAEP 2021 - Rúpac, El Machu Picchu Limeño (Tourism) cancel 

America UPAEP 2021 - Rúpac, El Machu Picchu Limeño (Tourism) 

America UPAEP 2021 - Rúpac, El Machu Picchu Limeño (Tourism) FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: August 19, 2021


America UPAEP 2021 – Vinicunca, Mountain of the Seven Colors (Tourism)

America UPAEP 2021 - Vinicunca, Mountain of the Seven Colors cancel 

America UPAEP 2021 - Vinicunca, Mountain of the Seven Colors 

America UPAEP 2021 - Vinicunca, Mountain of the Seven Colors FDC 

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

About Rainbow Mountain – Rainbow Mountain Peru

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli

Release date: August 26, 2021


200 Years of Creation of the Army of Republican Peru

200 Years of Creation of the Army of Republican Peru cancel 

200 Years of Creation of the Army of Republican Peru 

200 Years of Creation of the Army of Republican Peru fdc

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: August 26, 2021


100 Years of the Birth of Chabuca Granda

100 Years of the Birth of Chabuca Granda cancel 

100 Years of the Birth of Chabuca Granda 

100 Years of the Birth of Chabuca Granda FDC

Enjoy Chabuca Granda performing Fina Estampa.

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Sept. 2, 2021


Year of the Rat Lunar New Year 2020

Year of the Rat cancel 

 Year of the Rat

 Year of the Rat Lunar New Year 2020 FDC

front page of info bulletin

YEar of the rat bulletin

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Not sure why this is so late, but Peru seems to issue their Lunar New Year stamp well after the celebration. I’ve included the front cover from the pdf info bulletin because it’s so beautiful. You can download it free direct from SERPOST. Philately – SERPOST

Designer: Marco Antonio Quispe Yalli

Release date: Sept. 6, 2021


Tribute to the Heroes of the Fight Against COVID-19

Tribute to the Heroes of the Fight Against COVID-19 cancel 

Tribute to the Heroes of the Fight Against COVID-19   

Tribute to the Heroes of the Fight Against COVID-19 FDC

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Sept. 9, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Arco Morisco

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Arco Morisco cancel 

 Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Arco Morisco

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Arco Morisco FDC 

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci 

Release date: Sept. 13, 2021


Monument for the Centenary of the Republic of Peru – Museum of Italian Art

Monument for the Centenary of the Republic of Peru - Museum of Italian Art cancel 

 Monument for the Centenary of the Republic of Peru - Museum of Italian Art

Monument for the Centenary of the Republic of Peru - Museum of Italian Art cancel FDC  

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci  

Release date: Sept. 15, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Ornamental Fountain

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Ornamental Fountain cancel 

 Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Ornamental Fountain

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Ornamental Fountain FDC  

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci  

Release date: Sept. 17, 2021


First Cry of Independence in Huaura 1820

First Cry of Independence in Huaura 1820 cancel 

First Cry of Independence in Huaura 1820 

First Cry of Independence in Huaura 1820 fdc Peru's 2021 stamps

1 stamp, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Sept. 20, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Fountain of the Three Figures

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Fountain of the Three Figures cancel

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Fountain of the Three Figures

 Peru's 2021 stamps Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Fountain of the Three Figures FDC

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Sept. 23, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre cancel 

 Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre fdc 

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Sept. 27, 2021


Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Statue of Liberty

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Statue of Liberty cancel 

 Peru's 2021 stamps Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Statue of Liberty

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Statue of Liberty fdc 

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Sept. 30, 2021


Peru’s 2021 stamps October

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru – Old National Stadium

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Old National Stadium cancel 

 Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Old National Stadium

Monument for the Centennial of the Republic of Peru - Old National Stadium fdc 

1 stamp on a mini sheet, FDC, cancel

Designer: Jorge Anci

Release date: Oct. 4, 2021


Did you like Peru’s stamps? Well, seriously, what’s not to love! Why not travel across the continent and visit  Colombia stamps 2021 – history, art & nature!

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