But letís finish the
story of the stamps!† On October 23, three days
after the signing of the peace treaty, Chilean forces returned the administration of
the Peruvian postal service to Peruvian administration.† The only stamps available
to sell to the public on that day were a few of the 1881 stamps that the Chileans had
neglected to overprint with their coat of arms: 1,953 of the 50 centavos and 857
of the 1 sol, and larger numbers of the 1, 2 and 5 centavos.