Revolutionary Steamship Banrigh
on Counterfeit Local Stamp for the State of Guayana
Counterfeits of local stamps for the State of Guayana showing the revolutionary Steamship Banrigh are
distinguished from authentic stamps by the paper colour. The 25 cent should be on pink rather than straw-coloured paper.
Eastern Venezuela, including the state of Guayana, was a stronghold of "revolutionaries" led by Manuel Antonio Matos. Matos and a group of regional strongmen with covert financial support from foreign corporate interests and the Colombian government purchased the steamship Banrigh to transport arms to Venezuela for a revolutionary struggle against the Castro regime.
Newspaper coverage of Britain's response to Venezuelan protests about the activities of the Banrigh
McBeth, Brian Stuart. Gunboats, Corruption, and Claims: Foreign Intervention in Venezuela, 1899-1908.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Books, 2001.
"Venezuela." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 2015.
"Text of the Demands." Hendricks Pioneer. 18 Dec. 1902: 2. Web.
15 Oct. 2018. Google News.
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