COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36).
Tied by Barranquilla oval handstamp, used with 30 Rose Air Post (C15)
and National 3c pair, former tied by same Barranquilla handstamp and latter by boxed Barranquilla handstamp on cover to Bogota, "clock" cancel with "18 Dec. 1921"
at bottom left
VERY FINE. A DESIRABLE AND RARE USE OF THIS COLOMPHIL NO. 19, SCOTT NO. C36 ON COVER. ONLY SEVEN COVERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED. THIS IS THE EARLIEST KNOWN USE.
Particularly attractive and scarce in combination with the 1921 unsurcharged 30c Air Post.
Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on page 46. Ex Goeggel. With 2013 Moorhouse certificate.
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