Sale 1168 — The Barry P. Fletcher Collection of Colombian Air Post Issues
Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
Category — 1920 CCNA First Issue Outbound Flight (C2-C10)
VERY FINE. THE SPECTACULAR AND UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE SCADTA CCNA UNSURCHARGED CONDOR STAMP ON OUTBOUND FLIGHT COVER. THE KEY PIECE TO ANY COLOMBIAN AIR POST COLLECTION AND ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AIR POST RARITIES OF THE WORLD. A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY WORLD-CLASS EXHIBIT AND HIGHLIGHT OF THE BARRY P. FLETCHER COLLECTION.
This magnificent cover bearing the only recorded example of the unsurcharged Condor stamp is one of the "Aristocrats" of worldwide Air Post philately. Without question, the stamp is one of the rarest Air Post issues in the world. It is rarer than other Air Post rarities that have commanded much higher prices, such as the 1925 “Black Honduras” (two known, one of which was lost), the Russia 1935 Moscow-San Francisco inverted surcharge (also with the lowercase Cyrillic “F” -- approximately six known), or even the U.S. 1918 Inverted “Jenny” (100 printed and nearly as many known).
Illustrated in The Air Post of Colombia by Gebauer (1963) and other Colombia Air Post publications. Ex Cole, Serabrakian, Rendon, Boonshaft, Goeggel and Dr. Arthur K.M. Woo. Acquired privately by Mr. Fletcher in 2015 thru Brian Moorhouse. Signed Charlat and Bloch. With 2016 Moorhouse certificate.