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Cierre Oficial Label of 1934

Cierre Oficial Label
The design of the "Officially Closed" seal includes the coat of arms.

Cierre Oficial translated literally from Spanish means "officially closed." Such seals are used by postal authorities to seal damaged or censored mail. However, in the case of this issue, it appears to have been used to seal official correspondence much as a wax seal could be used. This usage of an earlier issue of this seal is shown Officially Sealed Mails of the World site.


"124 Costa Rica" Central America Super Sale . 20 Mar. 2006. Fili-Posta Philatelic Auctions.
.7 Dec. 2008

"Cierre Oficial (Postal)." Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms. n.d. Collectors Club of Chicago.
.7 Dec. 2008

Him, Todd A. "Costa Rica." Officially Sealed Mails of the World. 28 Oct. 2007. A site dedicated
to the study of Post Office Seals .30 Nov. 2008



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