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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 November, 2014

Category — Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2480
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2480, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2-1/2c Black on Orange, Erased Cliché (56), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2-1/2c Black on Orange, Erased Cliché (56)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2-1/2c Black on Orange, Erased Cliché (56). Partial bottom sheet-margin block of nine, positions 23-25/33-35/43-45, with the center position 34 displaying a blank space, being an erased cliché which quite likely represented a 5c denomination according to the Antioquia handbook by Juan Santa Maria (pages 116-117), full balanced margins all around, quite fresh, top half of block still retains its original gum, three creases and a couple of trivial pin holes, none of which affect its Very Fine appearance, only one sheet and three blocks containing this desirable error are reported

E. 300-400
400
2481
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2481, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2-1/2c Black on Orange (56), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2-1/2c Black on Orange (56)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2-1/2c Black on Orange (56). Single example paying the local rate in Medellin, with three mostly full margins, fourth at left slightly cutting, tied on small cover by purple “Medellin” in oval postmark, additional strike at bottom right of cover, stamp apparently was first affixed at bottom left of cover and canceled there (with trace of original cancel), but fell off and was re-affixed slightly above original position and canceled again, most of backflap missing

FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER, BEING ONE OF ONLY TEN COVERS RECORDED BEARING STAMPS OF THE 1886-1888 TRANSITION ISSUE AND THE SOLE RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-1/2-CENTAVOS VALUE ON COVER. AN IMPORTANT POSTAL HISTORY RARITY OF ANTIOQUIA.

Ex Santa Maria. With 2009 Bortfeldt certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,500
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2482
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2482, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff, Se-tenant with 50c, Erased Transfer Error (58, 58a), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff, Se-tenant with 50c, Erased Transfer Error (58, 58a)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff, Se-tenant with 50c, Erased Transfer Error (58, 58a). Top sheet-margin block of nine, positions 3-5/13-15/23-25, with the center position 14 showing a cliché error erased in the center, with remnant of the 50c numerals showing in the corners, known as the “doughnut” block, clear to mostly large margins, original gum, a few h.r.'s, light horizontal crease in the top sheet margin only, Very Fine, only 120 sheets of the second state with this striking error were printed and far fewer still survive today, illustrated on page 48 of Dr. Gene Scott's Colombian States handbook, ex Dr. Scott

E. 400-500
425
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2483
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2483, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff, Se-tenant with 50c (58, 58a), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff, Se-tenant with 50c (58, 58a)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff, Se-tenant with 50c (58, 58a). Two horizontal se-tenant pairs in different shades, one is position 13-14 with 50c value at right, other is position 14-15 with 50c value at left, original gum, h.r.'s, both quite fresh and well margined, Very Fine, only 120 sheets were printed containing the error 50c transfer in the sheet of 10c stamps

E. 200-300
110
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2484
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2484, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff (58), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff (58)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 10c Rose on Buff (58). Choice four-margined example, with sheet margin at bottom, tied on large portion of a cover to Remedios by light strike of “Zaragoza” oval postmark, with additional partial strike at top right, the 10c franking paying the triple letter rate up to 15 grams to Remedios, choice strike of “Remedios” oval arrival handstamp on reverse, cover opened out and slightly reduced at right and at bottom, Fine, one of only ten covers recorded from this issue, ex Santa Maria, with 2009 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 400-500
2,300
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2485
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2485, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2p Green on Violet, Error of Colored Paper (63 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2p Green on Violet, Error of Colored Paper (63 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886, 2p Green on Violet, Error of Colored Paper (63 var). Used example with paper normal white color on front and violet on reverse, but not colored through as usual, three large to very large margins, just touching at left, portion of violet oval postmark, deep hinge thin, Fine appearance, the only used example reported of this error

E. 200-300
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2486
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2486, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Carmine on Buff (66), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Carmine on Buff (66)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Carmine on Buff (66). Single franking tied to a wrapper to Remedios by “Medellin” oval postmark, with “Remedios” oval receiving handstamp at bottom left and on reverse, stamp with fresh color and three margins, just cut in at left and in bottom corner, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare usage of this issue, and the only recorded wrapper, ex Santa Maria, with 2009 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,600
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2487
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2487, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Carmine on Buff (66), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Carmine on Buff (66)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Carmine on Buff (66). A remarkable vertical strip of three with mostly ample to large margins (slight staining on top stamp), used on a judicial wrapper from Pacora to Rionegro, paying the 15c rate up to 25 grams, manuscript “Pacora 1888” cancel across strip, some edge faults to cover and slightly refolded, Fine appearance, despite the aforementioned flaws this cover is extremely rare and represents the largest known multiple of this value on cover, illustrated on page 122 of Historia Postal de Antioquia by Juan Santa Maria, ex Santa Maria, with 2009 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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2488
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2488, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 10c Brown on Green, Diagonal Bisect Used as 5c (68 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 10c Brown on Green, Diagonal Bisect Used as 5c (68 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 10c Brown on Green, Diagonal Bisect Used as 5c (68 var). Top right corner example with large sheet margin at bottom, used to pay correct 5c single domestic letter rate on cover to Cali, tied by bold strike of "Correos Nacionales/Feb 5 1892/Cali” oval postmark, however the Antioquia Departmental postage stamps were only valid within the Department and not nationally, hence the cover was marked for postage due with violet “T” in circle handstamp, cover with light water staining and opened irregularly at top right, Fine appearance, in addition to being one of only ten covers recorded franked with this issue, this is the only taxed domestic cover with this stamp from Antioquia, with 2013 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 750-1,000
450
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2489
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2489, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886-1888, 1c to 2p Transition Eagle Coat of Arms Issue Multiples (55/68), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886-1888, 1c to 2p Transition Eagle Coat of Arms Issue Multiples (55/68)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1886-1888, 1c to 2p Transition Eagle Coat of Arms Issue Multiples (55/68). Exceptional group of nine different values, most being either the largest known, or second largest known, unused multiples, all with original gum, includes 1c Green on Pink block of six, 1c Red on Violet corner margin block of nine, 2-1/2c Lilac on Pale Lilac marginal block of ten, 5c Ultramarine on Buff marginal block of eight (believed to be the only multiple recorded of this value, ex Dr. Scott), 5c Red on Green block of four, 10c Brown on Green marginal block of thirty, 20c Dark Violet on Buff marginal block of eight showing part of erased tenth vertical row, 50c Yellow Brown on Buff block of four and a 2p Green on Violet block of four, couple of the multiples with small faults such as a crease or a marginal tear, but all nicely margined and of Very Fine appearance or better, an extremely difficult group to assemble, Scans of the entire collection (1.0mb) can be found at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/????/pdf/????.pdf

E. 1,500-2,000
1,300
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2490
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2490, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Block of Six, Setting I (69, 70), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Block of Six, Setting I (69, 70)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Block of Six, Setting I (69, 70). Without gum as issued, being the bottom three rows of the issued typeset sheetlet of eight, top four stamps are 5c values, while the bottom two stamps are the 2-1/2c values, large margins all around incl. sheet margins on three sides, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, very rare as nearly all sheetlets were cut apart before sale, this being one of only five se-tenant multiples known, these interesting stamps were produced to meet a shortage of stamps in Medellin

E. 500-750
350
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2491
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2491, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Complete Sheetlet of Eight, Setting II (69, 70), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Complete Sheetlet of Eight, Setting II (69, 70)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Complete Sheetlet of Eight, Setting II (69, 70). Without gum as issued, top six stamps are the 5c value, while bottom two stamps are the 2-1/2c values, wide sheet margins on all four sides, interesting offset of another sheetlet on reverse, top pair with light horizontal crease, second row with hinge thin, Very Fine appearance, this sheetlet and the strip in the next lot are the only recorded se-tenant multiples of Setting II and are among a small population of only five se-tenant multiples known of either Setting

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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2492
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2492, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Vertical strip of Four, Setting II (69, 70), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Vertical strip of Four, Setting II (69, 70)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 2-1/2c and 5c Black on Yellow Medellin Provisionals, Se-tenant Vertical strip of Four, Setting II (69, 70). Without gum as issued, being the right half of the issued sheetlet of eight, top three stamps 5c values, while the bottom stamp is the 2-1/2c value, huge sheet margins on three sides, quite fresh, Extremely Fine, one of only five se-tenant multiples known, ex Dr. Scott, with 2008 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 500-750
500
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2493
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2493, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Red on Yellow Second Medellin Provisional, Complete Setting of Ten (71), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Red on Yellow Second Medellin Provisional, Complete Setting of Ten (71)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Red on Yellow Second Medellin Provisional, Complete Setting of Ten (71). Two sheets, one printed in Light Red, and the second in Dark Red, without gum as issued, both exceptionally well margined, the sheet in Dark Red with a couple of light vertical bends/creases, Very Fine, complete sheets of these stamps are quite elusive

E. 200-300
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2494
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2494, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Red on Yellow Second Medellin Provisional (71), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Red on Yellow Second Medellin Provisional (71)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1888, 5c Red on Yellow Second Medellin Provisional (71). Position 10, lovely example with full margins all around, tied on a large portion of a wrapper addressed to Remedios by “Medellin” oval handstamp in violet, with “Remedios” oval arrival handstamp at top left, small cut to wrapper at bottom left

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN COVER BEARING THE FIVE-CENTAVOS SECOND MEDELLIN PROVISIONAL. A KEY PIECE OF ANTIOQUIA POSTAL HISTORY AND ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SANTIAGO CRUZ AWARD-WINNING EXHIBIT.

Ex Santa Maria. With 2009 Bortfeldt certificate.

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2495
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2495, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz CollectionCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 2-1/2c Red Medellin Provisional, Complete Setting of Ten (72), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 2-1/2c Red Medellin Provisional, Complete Setting of Ten (72)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 2-1/2c Red Medellin Provisional, Complete Setting of Ten (72). Two sheets, one printed in Deep Red and the other printed in Light Red, without gum as issued, each sheet displaying the “eentavos” for “centavos” error in Position 6, the Light Red sheet with huge sheet margins, light diagonal crease and a small sheet selvage tear at top, the Deep Red sheet Very Fine, not often seen as complete sheets

E. 200-300
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2496
TC
COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889-1890, 1c-10c Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Imperforate and Perforated Color Trials (73-76). A marvelous assemblage of color trials on various colored papers, incl. yellow, pink and green, 25 pieces in all ranging from single examples to multiples up to two half sheets of 50 each, involving 346 proofs in all, all four values represented, both imperforate and perforated, many of the multiples are identified as the largest recorded, a mixture of both gummed and no gum, an occasional small flaw but overall Very Fine, a scarce and attractive display, Scans of the entire collection (2.6mb) can be found at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2496.pdf

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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