#CU223A – 1899 21/2c on 2c red car,Cuba type IV

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Cuba #CU223A
Overprinted Series of 1898-99 2¢ Washington

This 1899 Cuba stamp has the 2 ½ ¢ overprint on U.S. #279Bh.  Few of these scarce Cuba Overprint stamps still exist.  Over time these stamps may become even more difficult to find, so order now.

Few U.S. Cuba Overprint Stamps Survive!

When the U.S. Battleship Maine mysteriously exploded after being sent to Cuba to protect Americans caught in Cuba’s war for independence, Spain was blamed.  Soon after, war was declared and America took administrative control of Cuba as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.  The United States established a military government to run Cuba from 1898 until 1902, when the nation’s first president was elected.

Although many native Cubans were angered by U.S. policies, social conditions improved a great deal during the American occupation.  Most important was the effort led by Dr. Walter Reed to combat the deadly “yellow fever.”

As an emergency measure in 1899, U.S. stamps were overprinted for use in Cuba.  The overprinted stamps included the 1894 Bureau issues and the Series of 1898-99, stamps that were commonly available at that time.  Shortly after, the emerging republic issued engraved pictorial stamps with distinctly Cuban themes that included Christopher Columbus, royal palms, and ocean liners.

Two years later, Cuba drafted its own constitution and U.S. military administration in Cuba ended in 1902 with the formation of the Republic of Cuba.  In less than four years, Spain’s colonization of the Caribbean and Philippines had ended, and the United States emerged as a world leader. 

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Cuba #CU223A
Overprinted Series of 1898-99 2¢ Washington

This 1899 Cuba stamp has the 2 ½ ¢ overprint on U.S. #279Bh.  Few of these scarce Cuba Overprint stamps still exist.  Over time these stamps may become even more difficult to find, so order now.

Few U.S. Cuba Overprint Stamps Survive!

When the U.S. Battleship Maine mysteriously exploded after being sent to Cuba to protect Americans caught in Cuba’s war for independence, Spain was blamed.  Soon after, war was declared and America took administrative control of Cuba as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.  The United States established a military government to run Cuba from 1898 until 1902, when the nation’s first president was elected.

Although many native Cubans were angered by U.S. policies, social conditions improved a great deal during the American occupation.  Most important was the effort led by Dr. Walter Reed to combat the deadly “yellow fever.”

As an emergency measure in 1899, U.S. stamps were overprinted for use in Cuba.  The overprinted stamps included the 1894 Bureau issues and the Series of 1898-99, stamps that were commonly available at that time.  Shortly after, the emerging republic issued engraved pictorial stamps with distinctly Cuban themes that included Christopher Columbus, royal palms, and ocean liners.

Two years later, Cuba drafted its own constitution and U.S. military administration in Cuba ended in 1902 with the formation of the Republic of Cuba.  In less than four years, Spain’s colonization of the Caribbean and Philippines had ended, and the United States emerged as a world leader.