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The first official postal service was established in 1827, and soon after, postage stamps were introduced in 1853, making Chile one of the earliest countries to adopt this innovative system.
The 19th and early 20th centuries witnessed the expansion and modernization of Chile’s postal network, with the introduction of railways and steamships facilitating faster mail delivery. Notably, the postal system played a crucial role in connecting remote regions and fostering communication during times of political and social change. Until 1910 all the postage stamps of Chile portrayed Christopher Columbus. The stamps are inscribed “Colon,” the Spanish rendering of his name. Todays stamp is a beautiful mint stamp from 1854. It was sold at auction for no less than 5.750 $.