COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 10a; Scott C21 var).
Sheet margin at top, tied by violet "clock" cancel with "14 Nov. 1921" datestamp below, additional stirke at left, on "C.D. Roca & Co." corner card cover to Ocana, Costa Rica,
violet boxed "Sellada y Iacrada por la Oficina de San Jose" (officially sealed) handstamp and San Jose Dec. 8 transit on reverse, cover with minor edge tears and nicks, top of stamp with tears in margin
FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS INVERTED SURCHAGE, ON OR OFF COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE USED ON A COMMERICIAL COVER TO COSTA RICA. AN IMPORTANT ITEM FOR A LARGE GOLD-MEDAL LEVEL EXHIBIT.
It is believed this cover, while in transit, was given directly to a pilot for delivery outside of the National postal system. This is the first public offering of this cover since a 1979 Robson Lowe (Bermuda) auction.
Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on page 32. Ex Mayer. With 2011 Moorhouse certificate.
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