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Sale 1168 — The Barry P. Fletcher Collection of Colombian Air Post Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Category — 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3089
og
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3089, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22). Small part original gum (certificate notes without gum which is not the case), sheet margin at left, well-centered, fresh colors

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE RAREST COLOMBIAN 1921 AIR POST SURCHARGES. THIS IS THE SOLE RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLE.

Only one unused, eight used and five covers have been recorded. Ex Boonshaft and Goeggel. Signed A. Brun. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate. Scott $1,850.00 which is unreasonably low for only one example known.

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
3090
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3090, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22). With light violet Bogota used on the May 2, 1921 flight, typical perfs, Fine and rare, only eight used examples have been recorded, ex Friedman, with 1984 A.P.S. and 1985 Rendon certificates, Scott $1,450.00

E. 400-500
900
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3091
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3091, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c 30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 1; Scott C22). Bottom left corner single, used with National 3c, each tied by violet "Colombia-Bogota, Despacho Correspondencia Interior, May 2, 1921" circular datestamps on "El Espectador" printed cover to New York, SCADTA handstamp on reverse, couple light file folds at top away from stamps

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE SCOTT NO. C22 AIR POST SURCHARGE ON COVER. ONLY FIVE COVERS ARE RECORDED, TWO OF WHICH ARE TO NEW YORK.

Despite being addressed to New York, there is no indication of an onwards journey either by way of stamps or postal markings (similar on other recorded cover to New York). With 2016 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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3092
og
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3092, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18). Lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh color, Very Fine, rare stamp with a mere four unused examples recorded, signed Champion twice, Scott $1,250.00

E. 500-750
1,600
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3093
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3093, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18). Centrally struck Girardot oval flight handstamp, exceptionally well-centered for this issue, Extremely Fine, only eleven used examples are recorded, ten of which are on covers, with 2009 Moorhouse certificate, Scott $1,200.00

E. 400-500
700
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3094
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3094, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted "1" of "10", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 2; Scott C18). With sheet margin at right, tied by bluish Girardot oval handstamp with additional strike on reverse, used with National -1/2c pair and 2c tied by "Navegacion Aerea Neiva" handstamp, additional strike cancels surcharged stamp, on cover to Dr. Behr-Heyder in Neiva, Neiva Nov. 4, 1921 arrival datestamp, Very Fine, the flight was a useful alternative as surface mail by horseback took four days, only ten covers have been recorded, signed Rendon

E. 400-500
425
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3095
og
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3095, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge with Inverted "1" of "10" (Colomphil 2a; Scott C18 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge with Inverted "1" of "10" (Colomphil 2a; Scott C18 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge with Inverted "1" of "10" (Colomphil 2a; Scott C18 var). Sheet margin at right, lightly hinged, excellent centering, rich color

VERY FINE. ONE OF TWO UNUSED EXAMPLES RECORDED OF THE INVERTED SURCHARGE OF SCOTT NO. C18. A MAJOR RARITY.

This was the top example of a vertical pair that was subsequently separated. An item missing from even the most advanced Colombia Air Post collections. With 2009 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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3096
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3096, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 3; Scott C19 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 3; Scott C19 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 3; Scott C19 var). Neat violet "Navegacion Aerea, Neiva" handstamp cancel, Fine and rare, only six used examples are known with no recorded covers, with 2010 Colomphil certificate

E. 300-400
375
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3097
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3097, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Vaolr 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Misspelled "Valor", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 4; Scott C19), COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Vaolr 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Misspelled "Valor", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 4; Scott C19)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Vaolr 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Misspelled "Valor", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 4; Scott C19). Vertical pair with sheet margin at right, used with "Valor 30 Centavos" Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 20; Scott C20) with sheet margin at top and left, tied on reverse of cover by Barranquilla Nov. 3, 1921 circular datestamp (in transit), National 1c, 3c (3 different issues) and 10c, all tied on front by same Barranquilla datestamp to Johanna Behr-Heyder in Cologne, Germany, arrival backstamp

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE PAIR OF NO. C19 USED IN COMBINATION WITH ANOTHER AIR POST SURCHARGE TO AN OVERSEAS DESTINATION. ONLY NINE COVERS OF EITHER SURCHARGED STAMP ARE KNOWN ON COVER.

Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on page 14. With 1993 Rendon certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
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3098
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3098, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Vaolr 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Misspelled "Valor", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 4; Scott C19), COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Vaolr 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Misspelled "Valor", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 4; Scott C19)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Vaolr 10 Centavos" (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Misspelled "Valor", Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 4; Scott C19). Bottom sheet margin, tied by Girardot oval handstamp with additional strike on reverse, used with National -1/2c pair and 2c, all tied by Neiva Nov. 4, 1921 circular datestamp with target (upon arrival) on cover to Dr. Behr-Heyder in Neiva, violet "Navegacion Aerea, Neiva" handstamps on reverse, Very Fine, this is the earliest date of the nine recorded covers, with 1985 Rendon certificate

E. 400-500
250
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3099
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3099, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A). With violet "Valor" surcharge, sheet margin at right, surcharge showing slightly dropped second "0", lightly struck Girardot oval cancel, well-centered for this issue, Very Fine and scarce, only sixteen used examples recorded, nine of which are on covers, signed Bloch and with 2010 Colomphil certificate, Scott $1,500.00

E. 400-500
475
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3100
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3100, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A). Vertical pair with sheet margin at top and single with sheet margin at top and left, all with red "Valor" surcharge, tied by violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos, Medellin" on piece of cover, additionally struck with violet "Manuel Jose Tobon" (agency) handstamp, partial Bogota boxed datestamp on reverse, Very Fine, only sixteen used examples are recorded, nine of which are covers, signed Roumet, with 2011 Moorhouse certificate, Scott Retail as singles $4,500.00

E. 1,000-1,500
700
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3101
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3101, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5; Scott C24A). Two covers, one with red "Valor" and the other with violet "Valor", each with light Girardot oval handstamp and tied by "Navegacion Aerea, Neiva" handstamp with multiple strikes on front and back, used with National -1/2c pair and 2c tied by Bogota Nov. 16, 1921 boxed datestamps upon arrival on covers to Dr. Behr-Heyder in Bogota, Very Fine and attractive pair, these constitute two of the nine covers recorded, only two other covers went from Neiva to Bogota via Girardot, Scott Retail $2,000.00 for each cover

E. 750-1,000
1,200
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3102
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3102, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0/.10" on 50c Pale Green, "/" Inserted Over Period, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5c; Scott C24A var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0/.10" on 50c Pale Green, "/" Inserted Over Period, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5c; Scott C24A var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0/.10" on 50c Pale Green, "/" Inserted Over Period, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 5c; Scott C24A var). Tied by faint SCADTA Medellin handstamp and violet "Manuel Jose Tobon" (agency) handstamp on small piece, small part of Bogota boxed datestamp

VERY FINE AND RARE. THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE "/" OVER PERIOD VARIETY ON SCOTT NO. C24A. A RARE SURCHARGE SHOWPIECE.

Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on page 16. Ex Goeggel. With 2013 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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3103
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3103, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Vale $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, "Vale" Instead of "Valor", Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 5 var; Scott C24A var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Vale $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, "Vale" Instead of "Valor", Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 5 var; Scott C24A var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Vale $0.10" on 50c Pale Green, "Vale" Instead of "Valor", Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 5 var; Scott C24A var). Surcharge with mix of red and violet, tied by Girardot oval handstamp with additional strike on reverse, used with National -1/2c pair and 2c tied by Neiva Nov. 4, 1921 circular datestamp with target (upon arrival) on cover to Dr. Behr-Heyder in Neiva, "Navegacion Aerea, Neiva" handstamps on reverse

VERY FINE AND UNIQUE. THE SOLE RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE AND STRIKING SURCHARGE ERROR WITH BOTH THE "VALE" INSTEAD OF "VALOR" AND INVERTED.

To date, no other examples - either mint or used - have been recorded. Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on supplementary page 18a. Ex Cole. Signed Calves. With 2016 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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3104
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3104, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.30" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 6; Scott C24B), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.30" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 6; Scott C24B)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.30" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 6; Scott C24B). Sheet margin at right, excellent strike of Girardot handstamp cancel, fresh color, small thins

FINE. A RARE SURCHARGE OF THE COLOMPHIL NO. 6. ONLY FOUR USED EXAMPLES HAVE BEEN RECORDED. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST APPEARING EXAMPLES.

Of the four used examples, two are on cover. No unused examples have been recorded. It is theorized these were quickly produced due to the lack of 30c surcharged stamps in Girardot for use overseas. The other recorded used example off-cover is quite heavily toned.

Ex Friedman. With 2010 Moorhouse certificate. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,600
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3105
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3105, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.30" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 6; Scott C24B), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.30" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 6; Scott C24B)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor $0.30" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 6; Scott C24B). Sheet margin at left, tied by light Girardot oval handstamp, used with National 3c (faulty) and tied by boxed Barranquilla Nov. 12, 1921 datestamp (upon arrival) on cover to Barranquilla, boxed arrival datestamp on reverse, some excess adhesive around surcharge stamp

FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO COVERS RECORDED WITH COLOMPHIL NO. 6. A MAJOR COLOMBIA AIR POST RARITY.

A further two used singles are recorded. No unused examples are known. With 2015 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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3106
og
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3106, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24). Large part original gum, well-centered, fresh color

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE SOLE RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS SURCHARGE - COLOMPHIL NO. 8, SCOTT NO. C24.

While there have been sixteen used examples recorded on or off-cover, this is the only unused example known. Signed Sanabria (twice), Kessler, Schoendorf and Calves. With 2010 Colomphil certificate. Grossly undervalued in Scott at $1,850.00 for a unique stamp.

E. 1,500-2,000
2,700
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3107
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3107, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24). Sheet margin at left, neat violet three-line handstamp cancel of Bogota, few minor thins, Fine, only ten used examples recorded, with a further six known on cover, Scott $1,450.00

E. 400-500
600
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3108
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3108, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8; Scott C24). Rough perforations, with usual violet "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp, used with National 5c pair tied by Barranquilla Nov. 1921 circular datestamp on cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, Bogota oval transit backstamp, cover with small central hole away from stamps

VERY FINE. A RARE INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION USE OF THIS NO. C24 AIR POST SURCHARGE, WITH ONLY SIX COVERS RECORDED. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE ADDRESSED TO DENMARK.

With 2011 Colomphil certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
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3109
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3109, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 8a; Scott C24 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 8a; Scott C24 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 8a; Scott C24 var). Part violet Bogota SCADTA three-line handstamp, near perfect centering for this issue, Extremely Fine, easily one of the finest of the eight used examples recorded, a further five covers are known, with 2011 Moorhouse certificate

E. 400-500
550
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3110
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3110, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 8a; Scott C24 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 8a; Scott C24 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 8a; Scott C24 var). Bottom margin example, cancelled by violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp in transit in Bogota, used with National 3c tied by Barranquilla Oct. 27, 1921 circular datestamp on cover to U.S. Steel Products in New York, private received marking of Nov. 23, cover folded out for display, Fine and rare commercial cover, only five covers have been recorded with an additional eight used examples off-cover, ex Goeggel, with 2014 Moorhouse certificate

E. 750-1,000
850
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3111
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3111, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, -2/3 Diagonal Bisect (as 20c), Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8b var; Scott C24 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, -2/3 Diagonal Bisect (as 20c), Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8b var; Scott C24 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, -2/3 Diagonal Bisect (as 20c), Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 8b var; Scott C24 var). Bottom right -2/3 bisect showing bottom portion of surcharge, tied by violet Bogota SCADTA three-line handstamp, used with 50c Pale Green Air Post (C16) tied by same handstamp and National 3c pair and single, tied by Barranquilla Oct. 1921 circular datestamp on legal sized cover with American Woolen Products printed address to New York, National stamps with faults of no significance, cover with file fold at far left away from stamps and small nick at bottom left

VERY FINE. THE UNIQUE -2/3 BISECT COMMERCIAL USE OF THE COLOMBIA AIR POST SURCHARGE OF COLOMPHIL NO. 8. STATED BY GEBAUER AS "THE GREATEST FIND IN SCADTA STAMPS". A KEY EXHIBITION ITEM.

Remarkably, this commercial cover pays the correct 70c rate (50c plus -2/3 bisect of 30c) for up to 45 grams. Illustrated in Kessler on page 25 and Gebauer on page 49, along with the three other known bisects. See Lot 3083 for the 30c Rose bisect.

Ex Cole, Matthews, Gebauer, Friedman and Johnson. Signed Rendon. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
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3112
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3112, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23). Sheet margin at left, well-centered, centrally struck Bogota SCADTA handstamp, Very Fine, a total of nine used examples are recorded, two of those on covers, signed A. Brun and with 2010 Colomphil certificate, Scott $1,450.00

E. 400-500
600
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3113
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3113, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23). Sheet margin at right, neat centrally struck Bogota SCADTA handstamp, minute corner crease, otherwise Fine, this has been previously described as having inverted "cc" after numerals which we believe is just excess ink from the pressure of the surcharge, a total of nine used examples are recorded, two of those on covers, signed Schoendorf, ex Friedman, Scott $1,450.00

E. 400-500
350
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3114
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3114, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 10; Scott C21), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 10; Scott C21)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 10; Scott C21). Excellent centering, pretty violet "clock" cancel at bottom right, Very Fine and choice, only seventeen used examples recorded, eleven of which are on cover, with 2009 Moorhouse certificate, Scott $625.00

E. 300-400
425
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3115
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3115, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 10a; Scott C21 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 10a; Scott C21 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 10a; Scott C21 var). Sheet margin at top, tied by violet "clock" cancel with "14 Nov. 1921" datestamp below, additional stirke at left, on "C.D. Roca & Co." corner card cover to Ocana, Costa Rica, violet boxed "Sellada y Iacrada por la Oficina de San Jose" (officially sealed) handstamp and San Jose Dec. 8 transit on reverse, cover with minor edge tears and nicks, top of stamp with tears in margin

FINE. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS INVERTED SURCHAGE, ON OR OFF COVER. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE USED ON A COMMERICIAL COVER TO COSTA RICA. AN IMPORTANT ITEM FOR A LARGE GOLD-MEDAL LEVEL EXHIBIT.

It is believed this cover, while in transit, was given directly to a pilot for delivery outside of the National postal system. This is the first public offering of this cover since a 1979 Robson Lowe (Bermuda) auction.

Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on page 32. Ex Mayer. With 2011 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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3116
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3116, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 13), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 13)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30c" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 13). Sheet margin at bottom, rough perfs at top, tied by violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp of Bogota, used with National 3c tied by Barranquilla Oct. 1921 (in transit) which also ties 30c stamp, on cover to Brooklyn, New York, cover with file fold away from stamps and slight overall wear

FINE EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE RAREST COLOMBIA 1921-23 SURCHARGED STAMPS ON COVER. ONLY TWO COVERS AND ONE USED EXAMPLE HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

Illustrated in Cruz-Bortfeldt on page 38. Ex Myer, Boonshaft and Goeggel. With 2013 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
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3117
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3117, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" (Inverted) on "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 16), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" (Inverted) on "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 16)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" (Inverted) on "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 16). Excellent centering, with usual three-line Bogota handstamp, slight thinning at bottom, Very Fine appearance, only seven used examples have been recorded with no covers known, all of these are believed to have originated on correspondence to New York, ex Cole, Matthews and Friedman, signed Rendon and with 1984 Friedl certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 1,000-1,500
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3118
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3118, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$050c" (Inverted) on "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 18), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$050c" (Inverted) on "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 18)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$050c" (Inverted) on "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 18). Wide margins, usual three-line Bogota handstamp, minute central thin spot, Very Fine appearance, only five used examples have been recorded with no covers known, all of these are believed to have originated on correspondence to New York, ex Cole, Matthews and Friedman, signed Rendon and with 1984 Friedl certificate, unlisted in Scott

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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3119, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36), COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36). Minor h.r., bright color on fresh paper

FINE AND RARE. ONLY FOUR UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS SURCHARGE HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

Only 15 used examples have been recorded. Ex Friedman and "Beville". Signed Heiman. With 1959 P.F. certificate. Scott $3,750.00

E. 1,500-2,000
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3120
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3120, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36), COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36). Tied on small piece by Bogota SCADTA circular handstamp, fresh color, Fine, total of eight used examples recorded with a further seven covers known, signed Calves twice, with 2011 Moorhouse certificate, Scott $2,500.00

E. 750-1,000
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3121
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3121, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36), COLOMBIA, 1921, (Hand) "Valor 20 Ctvs." (Hand) on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 19; Scott C36)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.

E. 3,000-4,000
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3122
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3122, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Double Surcharge (Colomphil 21 var; Scott C20 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Double Surcharge (Colomphil 21 var; Scott C20 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Double Surcharge (Colomphil 21 var; Scott C20 var). Slight doubling of surcharge most noticeable in the "Valor" portion, neat violet Barranquilla handstamp, small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, this is the only example we have been able to locate, ex Matthews and Friedman, signed Kessler

E. 300-400
200
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3123
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3123, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Slightly Dented "T", Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 21b var; Scott C20 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Slightly Dented "T", Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 21b var; Scott C20 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Slightly Dented "T", Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 21b var; Scott C20 var). Violet surcharge and well-centered, tied by Girardot oval handstamp on large cover to Barranquilla with "The Colombia Railways & Navigation Co., Ltd." handstamp at top left, boxed blue Barranquilla Oct. 22, 1921 datestamp at bottom, small piece of backflap missing, Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of this inverted surcharge known, no unused or off-cover examples are recorded, moreover only four used examples of this surcharge right-side up are known, ex Boonshaft and Friedman

E. 1,000-1,500
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3124
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3124, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26a; Scott C37), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26a; Scott C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26a; Scott C37). Tied by violet Bogota SCADTA handstamp, used with National 3c tied by boxed Barranquilla handstamp (upon arrival) with additional strike tying 30c stamp on "Libreria Santa Fe" corner card cover to Barranquilla, Very Fine, believed to have only been used on the May 5, 1922 flight, only thirteen covers have been recorded with a further six used examples known, with 2016 Moorhouse certificate

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3125, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26b; Scott C37), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26b; Scott C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26b; Scott C37). Lightly hinged, excellent centering, bright fresh color, Extremely Fine, only eight unused examples have been recorded of all types (except inverted), ex Gebauer, signed Lombardi and with 2008 Scheller certificate, undervalued in Scott at $850.00

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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3126, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26c; Scott C37), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26c; Scott C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 26c; Scott C37). Original gum, vibrant color, minor trace of paper wrinkle of no significance, otherwise Very Fine, only eight unused examples have been recorded of all types (except inverted), signed Heiman and with 2010 Moorhouse certificate, undervalued in Scott at $850.00

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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3127, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 27; Scott C37 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 27; Scott C37 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "30 cent." on 10c Yellow, Inverted Surcharge (Colomphil 27; Scott C37 var). Lightly hinged, intense color, well-centered, Very Fine, one of only five examples recorded with no used examples known, with 2010 Moorhouse certificate

E. 500-750
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3128
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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3128, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 29; Scott C17), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 29; Scott C17)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 29; Scott C17). Bottom left corner single, small h.r., rich color, surcharge showing the upright "1" of "10" with the serif at top, Very Fine, the Cruz-Bortfeldt book places this item under the "Forero" reprints of 1923 though we believe this to be the original surcharge (of Colomphil 2) as a) no covers are known (other "Forero" reprints were used on cover and sent by him) and b) the "1" could have easily fallen out of the surcharge and placed back inverted, regardless only eight unused examples are recorded (one is a block of four, see following lot), ex Goeggel, signed A. Brun and with 2013 Moorhouse certificate, Scott $1,250.00

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3129
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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3129, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 29; Scott C17), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 29; Scott C17)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 29; Scott C17). Block of four with sheet margin at right, left vertical pair Mint N.H., right pair with slight hinge reinforcement, surcharge showing the upright "1" of "10" with the serif at top, right selvage with some creases

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE BLOCK OF THIS RARE SURCHARGE, SCOTT NO. C17. ONLY EIGHT UNUSED EXAMPLES EXIST IN TOTAL - FOUR CONTAINED IN THIS BLOCK.

The Cruz-Bortfeldt book places this item under the "Forero" reprints of 1923 though we believe this to be the original surcharge (of Colomphil 2) as a) no covers are known (other "Forero" reprints were used on cover and sent by him) and b) the "1" could have easily fallen out of the surcharge and placed back inverted. No used examples are recorded.

Each stamp with small backstamp. With 2000 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail as singles $5,000.00.

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Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3130, 1921-23 Provisional Surcharges (C17-C24B, C36-C37)COLOMBIA, 1923, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, "Forero" Air Post Surcharge Reprints (Colomphil 30a, 30e, 30g; Scott C20 vars), COLOMBIA, 1923, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, "Forero" Air Post Surcharge Reprints (Colomphil 30a, 30e, 30g; Scott C20 vars)COLOMBIA, 1923, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, "Forero" Air Post Surcharge Reprints (Colomphil 30a, 30e, 30g; Scott C20 vars). Vertical pair with margin at right of No. Colomphil 30e (slight gum toning) showing "alor" instead of "Valor" and surcharge inverted, singles of each Colomphil 30a and 30g, each lightly hinged, former with margin at left (signed Kessler), latter with minor creases and showing "alor 30 Centav" with entire surcharge inverted (signed Cole), Fine-Very Fine, only seven pairs recorded and seventeen unused singles, these "Forero" reprints were produced Jan. 25, 1923 for a flight from Barranquilla to Bogota and done by C. Forero to Mejia, suspected to be of philatelic means

E. 400-500
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