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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
2531
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2531, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c Atanasio Girardot, Large and Small Heads (136, 136a), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c Atanasio Girardot, Large and Small Heads (136, 136a)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c Atanasio Girardot, Large and Small Heads (136, 136a). Block of four (somewhat separated upon usage), containing a Small Head variety at top left, used in combination with 1903-04, 50c Rose (151) on circa 1905 cover to Rionegro, two strikes of black serrated oval “Correo Departamental/Medellin” postmarks tie block (with additional fifth stamp at bottom having fallen off in transit), 50c Rose canceled only by an “X” crayon marking, some light staining, Fine, a very rare and unusual post Civil War rate

E. 500-750
250
2532
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2532, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c (x2, Large and Samll Heads), 1p, 2p and 5p (x2) Definitives (136, 136a, 141-143), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c (x2, Large and Samll Heads), 1p, 2p and 5p (x2) Definitives (136, 136a, 141-143)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c (x2, Large and Samll Heads), 1p, 2p and 5p (x2) Definitives (136, 136a, 141-143). Well-centered singles of each tied on cover to Paris, France by three strikes of violet serrated oval “Correo Departamental/Medellin” postmark, light vertical crease to cover at far left, backflap missing, Very Fine, while the postage is overfranked (to a stamp dealer), this colorful cover is quite desirable bearing a very unusual acceptance of Departmental stamps on mail to an external destination, in addition to being the unique usage of the Peso values on cover, ex Dr. Scott, with 2008 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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2533
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2533, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c-5p Definitives, Plate Proofs on Cardboard or Wove Paper (146P-156P), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c-5p Definitives, Plate Proofs on Cardboard or Wove Paper (146P-156P)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c-5p Definitives, Plate Proofs on Cardboard or Wove Paper (146P-156P). Attractive lot of eleven different values either in singles (5) or pairs (7), 19 proofs in all, a couple of Peso values in unissued colors, all quite well margined, a few with small flaws noted, mostly Very Fine

E. 400-500
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2534
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2534, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 50c Rose and 1p Olive Gray (151 var, 152), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 50c Rose and 1p Olive Gray (151 var, 152)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 50c Rose and 1p Olive Gray (151 var, 152). An unlisted imperforate between pair of the former and thirteen examples of the latter (largely in a horizontal strip and an irregular block of five), used on a very rare Money Order, stamps with small Urrao manuscript town cancels, sent to Rionegro, the 18 Pesos frankings for goods, some small faults and folds to Money Order form, Fine appearance, one of only two Money Orders known in the Department Period

E. 400-500
200
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2535
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2535, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 1p Olive Gray (152), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 1p Olive Gray (152)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 1p Olive Gray (152). Horizontal strip of seven, plus an additional eighth single, used at the bottom of a very rare Money Order, stamps with small Urrao manuscript town cancels, sent to Rionegro, the 8 Pesos franking to pay for the transfer of 200 Pesos in cash, some splitting along folds of Money Order form, Very Fine appearance, one of only two Money Orders known in the Department Period

E. 400-500
275
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2536
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2536, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1896, 2-1/2c Rose and 2-1/2c Dull Blue Registration Eagle Coat of Arms, Imperforate Proofs (F1P-F2P), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1896, 2-1/2c Rose and 2-1/2c Dull Blue Registration Eagle Coat of Arms, Imperforate Proofs (F1P-F2P)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1896, 2-1/2c Rose and 2-1/2c Dull Blue Registration Eagle Coat of Arms, Imperforate Proofs (F1P-F2P). Five different proof items in issued colors, two 2 1/2c Dull Blue singles, types 1 and 2, a horizontal pair types 3 and 1 (crease), 2 ½ Rose horizontal pair, types 1 and 2 (tear in right proof) and a marginal vertical strip of three of type 2 (believed to be the largest multiple recorded), Very Fine appearance, scarce group, Scans of the entire collection (1.0mb) can be found at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2536.pdf

E. 400-500
325
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2537
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2537, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c Registration, 5c Acknowledgment of Receipt, and 2-1/2c Late Fee, Plate Proofs on Cardboard (F5P, H1P, I3P), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c Registration, 5c Acknowledgment of Receipt, and 2-1/2c Late Fee, Plate Proofs on Cardboard (F5P, H1P, I3P)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 10c Registration, 5c Acknowledgment of Receipt, and 2-1/2c Late Fee, Plate Proofs on Cardboard (F5P, H1P, I3P). 10c Registration in a pair, others are singles, in issued colors, large margins on each, Very Fine and quite scarce

E. 200-300
160
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2538
ogbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2538, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 5c Black on Rose Acknowledgement of Receipt (H1), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 5c Black on Rose Acknowledgement of Receipt (H1)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1902, 5c Black on Rose Acknowledgement of Receipt (H1). Complete sheet of 45 (5x9), with full sheet selvages all around, original gum, a few hinges reinforcing some separated perforations, well-centered, some gum staining, Very Fine appearance, the only known complete sheet of the 1902 5c Acknowledgement of Receipt stamp

E. 200-300
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2539
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2539, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c Black on Pink Acknowledgment of Receipt, Provisional Medellin Issue (unlisted in Scott), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c Black on Pink Acknowledgment of Receipt, Provisional Medellin Issue (unlisted in Scott)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c Black on Pink Acknowledgment of Receipt, Provisional Medellin Issue (unlisted in Scott). 1902 10c National Eagle Coat of Arms issue overprinted for use in Medellin during a shortage of similar stamps in the Department, used on a very scarce Acknowledgment of Receipt form dated October 7, 1903 and returned from Venezuela and bearing their violet circular handstamp, some small flaws to the form as would be expected, but overall Fine, it is believed that this document and the one that follows in the next lot are the only recorded examples

E. 400-500
375
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2540
 
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2540, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c Black on Pink Acknowledgment of Receipt, Provisional Medellin Issue (unlisted in Scott), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c Black on Pink Acknowledgment of Receipt, Provisional Medellin Issue (unlisted in Scott)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1903, 10c Black on Pink Acknowledgment of Receipt, Provisional Medellin Issue (unlisted in Scott). 1902 10c National Eagle Coat of Arms issue overprinted “AR” in manuscript for use in Medellin during a shortage of similar stamps in the Department, used on a very scarce Acknowledgment of Receipt form dated November 28, 1903 and returned from the United States, with St. Louis dated handstamp, some flaws and light toning as would be expected, Fine appearance, it is believed this is just one of two known Acknowledgment of Receipt documents from the Departmental period of Antioquia

E. 400-500
350
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2541
Pbl
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2541, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1899, 2-1/2c Dark Green Late Fee, Plate Proof on Cardboard (I1P), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1899, 2-1/2c Dark Green Late Fee, Plate Proof on Cardboard (I1P)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1899, 2-1/2c Dark Green Late Fee, Plate Proof on Cardboard (I1P). Impressive half sheet of 50 proofs on heavy card in issued color, sheet margins on three sides and with full “Compagnie Francaise des Papiers-Monnaie Paris” imprint in bottom margin, one stamp in top row with tear, otherwise Very Fine overall, the largest proof multiple known of the 2-1/2 Late Fee stamp

E. 300-400
150
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2542
P
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2542, Colombia, Antioquia from Santiago Cruz Collection (Continued...)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1901, 2-1/2c Red Violet Late Fee, Die Proof on Laid Paper (I2P), COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1901, 2-1/2c Red Violet Late Fee, Die Proof on Laid Paper (I2P)COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1901, 2-1/2c Red Violet Late Fee, Die Proof on Laid Paper (I2P). Single impression on paper measuring 35x36mm, Very Fine, believed to be unique

E. 300-400
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2543
 
The Extraordinary Balance of the Santiago Cruz International Large Gold Medal Collection of Antioquia, 1886-1904. A marvelous assemblage consisting of many hundreds of items still on the informative exhibition pages, with many elusive and desirable items found throughout, with unused stamps being found as singles and in multiples, used stamps are found the same way, with a plethora of scarce town cancels that have all been identified, some multiples are noted as the largest known, varieties abound with imperforates, imperforate between errors, foldover errors and centers omitted (1896-1897 2p and 5p values), many bisect usages on piece, the various provisional typeset issues are found in a wonderful array of complete settings, all issues represented for the time period, unused and original gum items found throughout, as to be expected on such a highly specialized collection there are some items with small faults, but overall the condition is Fine to Very Fine, a lot that would take years to replicate, we highly recommend potential bidders to review the complete scans we have provided of this exceptional collection, Scans of the entire collection (17.0mb) can be found at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2543.pdf

E. 4,000-5,000
5,750
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2544
ngbl
COLOMBIA, Antioquia, 1889/1904, Complete Sheets or Large Multiples Accumulation (73/146). Group of 21 complete sheets or large multiples, largely consisting of the 1889-1890 Eagle Coat of Arms issues with values up to the 1p, but also a couple of sheets or larger multiples from the 1902 and 1903 Definitive issues, some duplication, majority are unused (no gum, as is often the case), although some with original gum, scattered small faults, largely Fine, a perfect lot for the specialist of the area, Scans of the entire collection (8.2mb) can be found at http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2544.pdf

E. 300-400
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