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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 (Continued...)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2497
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2497, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 1c Black on Rose Eagle Coat of Arms (73), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 1c Black on Rose Eagle Coat of Arms (73)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 1c Black on Rose Eagle Coat of Arms (73). Horizontal strip of five used on circa 1890 cover to Frontino, stamps canceled across the strip “Pabarandocito”, which is a very scarce point of origin, strip affixed just barely over the top edge of the cover causing some perforations there to be blunted, Very Fine

E. 400-500
350
2498
Ebl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2498, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889-1890, 5c Black on Vermilion Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Imperforate Essay, COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889-1890, 5c Black on Vermilion Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Imperforate EssayCOLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889-1890, 5c Black on Vermilion Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Imperforate Essay. Block of four, an essay similar in design to the final issued stamps, but likely produced around 1886 by the printer Ayala in an effort to obtain the contract to print the new definitive issue after the Sovereign State of Antioquia changed in 1886 to the Department of Antioquia, interestingly there is publicity design printing on the reverse of the block which incorporates the Ayala imprint, Very Fine, according to the accompanying 2010 Bortfeldt certificate there are only a few examples of this essay known and this is the only multiple the expert has seen

E. 400-500
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2499
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2499, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 10c Black on Green, Horizontal Bisect Used as 5c (76 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 10c Black on Green, Horizontal Bisect Used as 5c (76 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 10c Black on Green, Horizontal Bisect Used as 5c (76 var). Bottom half example used on 1893 cover to Loudeac, France, stamp canceled by central pen cancel, with violet “Medellin” oval datestamp at bottom, however the Antioquia Departmental postage stamps were only valid within the Department and not externally, hence the cover was marked for postage due with “T” in circle handstamp, Barranquilla transit circular datestamp on the reverse and a Le Harve transit circular datestamp on front, Loudeac arrival backstamp, trivial faint stains to cover, overall Very Fine and most attractive, the only cover reported to a foreign destination, with 2008 Moorhouse certificate

E. 750-1,000
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2500
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2500, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 10c Black on Green, Diagonal Bisect Used as 5c (76 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 10c Black on Green, Diagonal Bisect Used as 5c (76 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889, 10c Black on Green, Diagonal Bisect Used as 5c (76 var). Top right corner example used to pay the correct single letter rate tied on cover to Puerto Berrio by single violet pen stroke, some repairing of cover tears at top left, Fine appearance, a very scarce accepted bisect usage

E. 400-500
250
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2501
ngbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2501, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 50c Violet Brown Eagle Coat of Arms, Transfer of 20c in Stone of 50c (79, 79a), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 50c Violet Brown Eagle Coat of Arms, Transfer of 20c in Stone of 50c (79, 79a)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 50c Violet Brown Eagle Coat of Arms, Transfer of 20c in Stone of 50c (79, 79a). Complete sheet of 50, with full sheet selvages all around, with Position 50 displaying the transfer error of the 20c value instead of 50c, unused, without gum as always found, quite fresh, some separated perforations (including around error) reinforced with hinges, Fine, a most impressive way to display this striking error in an exhibit

E. 300-400
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2502
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2502, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Imperforate Between Horizontally, Setting I (85 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Imperforate Between Horizontally, Setting I (85 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Imperforate Between Horizontally, Setting I (85 var). Without gum as issued, exceptionally bright and fresh, well-centered, minor diagonal corner crease almost entirely in the sheet selvage at top right, Very Fine, the only recorded sheet of the imperforate between error, ex Dr. Scott

E. 400-500
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2503
bl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2503, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Setting I (85), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Setting I (85)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Setting I (85). A most remarkable used complete sheetlet of ten stamps, used on a small piece and bearing four strikes of violet oval “Medellin” postmarks, fairly well-centered, small piece of sheet selvage at top missing, sheetlet with various usage flaws including some creasing, separated perforations and light gum staining, Fine appearance, despite the aforementioned flaws this sheet used is an extraordinary rarity, being the sole used complete setting of any of the five values of the 1890 Provisional Medellin Issue

E. 1,000-1,500
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2504
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2504, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Setting II (85 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Setting II (85 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 5c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten, Setting II (85 var). Without gum as issued, couple of minor paper h.r.'s, exceptionally well-centered, bright fresh color, lightly folded along one row of vertical perforations, Very Fine, the 5c value was printed in two settings, with setting II being far more scarce, in fact, this is the only complete sheet recorded of the second setting, ex Dr. Scott

E. 300-400
150
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2505
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2505, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 20c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten (88), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 20c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten (88)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 20c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten (88). Without gum as issued, couple of minor paper h.r.'s in side sheet selvages, well-centered, fresh color, minor corner crease at bottom left affecting just one stamp, Very Fine overall, one of only five complete sheets reported, as such this is an important rarity of Antioquia, ex Dr. Scott, with 2009 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 500-750
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2506
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2506, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 20c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten (88), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 20c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten (88)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1890, 20c Black on Orange Provisional Medellin Issue, Complete Setting of Ten (88). Without gum as issued, couple of trivial paper h.r.'s, attractively centered, printed in a slightly deeper shade than the sheet in the previous lot, Very Fine, one of only five complete sheets reported of this value

E. 500-750
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2507
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2507, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var). Horizontal strip of three with the third stamp diagonally bisected, used in combination with a single 5c on a very rare registered small cover to Segovia, all stamps well tied by three strikes of violet “Medellin” in oval postmarks, with manuscript registration symbol in center, as well as endorsed “Muy recomendada al Sr. Dn. Cipriano Arango” at bottom left, the stamps paying the single registered rate made up of 2-1/2c for registration fee and 5c for postage, tear to backflap

VERY FINE AND MOST ATTRACTIVE. A UNIQUE FRANKING INCLUDING THE USE OF A BISECTED STAMP, AS WELL AS BEING A REGISTERED COVER - OF WHICH ONLY THREE ARE KNOW FROM ANTIOQUIA.

Ex Santa Maria. Illustrated on page 367 of Juan Santa Maria's handbook Historia Postal de Antioquia. With 2009 Bortfeldt certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,800
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2508
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2508, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var). An exceptional franking consisting of four One Centavos singles, a horizontal strip of four and a single diagonally bisected, all used on an orange colored registered cover to Medellin, each stamp with small manuscript “Tamesis” originating town cancels, stamps combined to pay single letter rate of 5 centavos, plus 2.50 centavos for registration (registration reference not noted on cover but manuscript “Received” confirms usage), cover opened slightly irregularly at bottom, Fine, not only is this one of less than five covers reported with a One Centavo bisect, this is also the largest multiple franking known bearing this stamp

E. 750-1,000
800
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2509
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2509, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 1c Blue Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (93 var). Top right corner margin horizontal strip of three with the third stamp diagonally bisected, paying the 2.50 centavos rate, tied on a petite cover to Medellin by light strikes of blue oval “Titiribi” postmarks, cover quite clean and fresh, minor cover edge tear at bottom, Very Fine, less than five covers reported with a One Centavo bisect

E. 750-1,000
550
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2510
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2510, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95). Impressive franking of two singles and a horizontal pair, tied on very scarce registered cover (with original contents) to Manizales by two strikes of red oval “Medellin” postmarks, the stamps paying the correct rate (four times 5 centavos for a tripe letter rate and 10 centavos for registration), one stamp affixed slightly over the edge of the cover, some insect damage at left well away from the stamps and postmarks and not all that distracting, Fine, this is the largest multiple franking of this stamp on cover

E. 750-1,000
750
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2511
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2511, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95). Single example tied on the reverse of an Inter Departmental cover from Fredonia to Bogota, stamp with petite manuscript “Fredonia” town cancel, and fancy “Correos Nacionales/Jun 3 1895/Medellin” duplex transit handstamp on the front of the cover, oval “Bogota/Jun 17 1895” arrival handstamp next to stamp, Very Fine, a cover with great eye appeal, sent from Fredonia to Medellin by the Departmental Postal Service and from there by National Postal Service to Bogota, the correct way of handling mail to another department, the only Inter Department cover known of this issue

E. 500-750
550
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2512
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2512, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue (95). Well-centered single paying the 5c single national rate inside the department, tied on small cover to Medellin by violet double oval “Correo Departamental, Jerico” postmark, cover with small piece at top missing from irregular opening, Fine, a very scarce cover, ex Dr. Scott, with 2008 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 400-500
300
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2513
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2513, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (95 var), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (95 var)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1893, 5c Vermilion Second Bogota Eagle Coat of Arms Issue, Diagonal Bisect Usage (95 var). Top left half of 5c used to pay correct 2-1/2 centavos single letter rate, tied on an immaculate buff colored cover to Medellin by violet “Santa Rosa” in segmented circle postmark, Very Fine and quite choice, one of only five covers reported with a Five Centavos bisect

E. 500-750
350
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