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Sale 957 — The Islander Collection of South America, including Brazil, Buenos Aires, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Sale Date — Thursday, 5 June, 2008

Category — Colombia 1859 First Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
200°
ngbl
Sale Number 957, Lot Number 200, Colombia 1859 First Issue 1859, 1p Carmine (7), 1859, 1p Carmine (7)1859, 1p Carmine (7). Positions 51-58 thru 91-98, block of 40, unused (no gum), large margins all around, rich color, bright and fresh, top and bottom rows creased, small hole in one stamp at bottom

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR AND IMPORTANT LARGE BLOCK OF THE ONE-PESO 1859 FIRST ISSUE.

Only one larger block is reported. Ex Newbury and Wickersham

E. 10,000-15,000
9,000
201°
ogbl
Sale Number 957, Lot Number 201, Colombia 1859 First Issue 1859, 1p Carmine (7), 1859, 1p Carmine (7)1859, 1p Carmine (7). Positions 6-10/16-20/26-30, block of 15 with top right corner sheet margins, original gum, large margins all around, beautiful deep rich color on bright fresh paper, usual slight creasing caused by gum, a few faint toned spots on gum

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF THE FINEST LARGE BLOCKS OF THE 1859 ONE-PESO FIRST ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.

Ex Newbury (accompanied by his album page) and Londono

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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202°
 
Sale Number 957, Lot Number 202, Colombia 1859 First Issue 1859, 1p Carmine (7), 1859, 1p Carmine (7)1859, 1p Carmine (7). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to just barely in at bottom left, cancelled by "BOGOTA" framed oval, rich color, slight diagonal bend or crease

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY USED MULTIPLE OF THE ONE-PESO 1859 FIRST ISSUE LARGER THAN A PAIR.

Ex Newbury

E. 2,000-3,000
2,600
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203°
 
Sale Number 957, Lot Number 203, Colombia 1859 First Issue 1859, 1p Carmine (7), 1859, 1p Carmine (7)1859, 1p Carmine (7). Huge even margins, used with 1860 10c Yellow Buff (11), ample to large margins, tied by "BOGOTA" framed oval on piece, Extremely Fine, the 1p is much scarcer in used condition, and the only cover known is offered in the following lot, thus the few known pieces such as this are highly collectable

E. 750-1,000
1,900
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204°
c
Sale Number 957, Lot Number 204, Colombia 1859 First Issue 1859, 1p Carmine (7), 1859, 1p Carmine (7)1859, 1p Carmine (7). Three singles used with 1859 2-1/2c Green and 5c Blue (1, 2), tied on arrival by bold strikes of "BUCARAMANGA/FRANCA" double-oval handstamp on large folded judicial wrapper from Pamplona to Bucaramanga court house, "PAMPLONA" oval handstamp struck several times, ms "3p7.5c" rate, the stamps are severely discolored and the wrapper is eroded from the writing ink and damp storage

IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY OTHER COVERS BEARING THE ONE-PESO 1859 FIRST ISSUE, THIS ARTIFACT ASSUMES A ROLE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE IN COLOMBIAN PHILATELY AND POSTAL HISTORY. ONE MIGHT SAY ITS CONDITION ADDS CHARACTER.

Discovered only a few years ago, this remarkable judicial wrapper is the only known example of the One-peso on cover (and one of two covers bearing the 2-1/2-centavos). It is in the same condition as found, but it deserves the attention of a skilled restorer, who can prevent further erosion and possibly bring the stamps' colors back to life.

E. 5,000-7,500
4,250
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