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

Sale Date — Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Category — 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3071
og
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3071, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, 50c Pale Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C14 var, C16 var; Sanabria 17a-18a), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, 50c Pale Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C14 var, C16 var; Sanabria 17a-18a)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, 50c Pale Green, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (C14 var, C16 var; Sanabria 17a-18a). Horizontal pairs, 30c with margin at top, 50c with margin at bottom, h.r., well-centered for this issue, bright colors, couple minor gum wrinkles as usual, Very Fine, a rare pair, only two pairs of each are believed to exist, ex Matthews

E. 750-1,000
1,000
3072
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3072, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post (C16). Neat blue Barranquilla Oct. 18 (1920) oval handstamp with date inserted, fresh color, Very Fine and rare, this was the first flight for the 50c rate which was later reduced to 30c about a month after, only four covers and two pieces are recorded

E. 200-300
110
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3073
 
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3073, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post (C16). Used with National 1c and 2c, all tied by clear and complete Barranquilla Oct. 18, 1920 handstamp with date inserted on small piece, Very Fine and rare, this was the first flight for the 50c rate which was later reduced to 30c about a month after, only four covers and two pieces are recorded, ex Boonshaft and Johnson, with 1996 Rendon certificate

E. 500-750
300
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3074
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3074, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post - First Flight from Barranquilla to Girardot (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post - First Flight from Barranquilla to Girardot (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, Air Post - First Flight from Barranquilla to Girardot (C16). Tied by violet "Servicio Postal Aereo, S.C.A. de T.A." oval "Colibri" (hummingbird) cancel, used with National 2c pair tied by Girardot Oct. 20, 1920 circular datestamp on legal sized corner card cover to Bogota, boxed arrival backstamps, 50c and one 2c with defective corners, cover with file fold not affecting stamps

VERY FINE. A SPLENDID COVER OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN ARE RECORDED WITH THE RARE "COLIBRI" CANCEL. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST STRIKES OF THIS PICTORIAL HANDSTAMP KNOWN.

This flight from Barranquilla to Girardot was flown using a Junkers F-13 named "Colombia". This was the only flight requiring a 50c surcharge. A contract was eventually signed with the Colombian government setting the fee at 30c. The "Colibri" handstamp was only used on this flight.

Ex Boonshaft and Johnson. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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3075
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3075, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 28, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 28, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 28, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Tied by blue and violet circular datestamps, used with National 3c tied by blue boxed Apr. 28, 1921 of Barranquilla on cover to Bogota, arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
200
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3076
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3076, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 29, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 29, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 29, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Used with National 3c, each tied by violet Girardot Apr. 29, 1921 circular datestamp and target (in transit) on all-over "Julio E. Gerlein" illustrated cover from Barranquilla to Bogota, Very Fine, we have been unable to locate another example of this flight, ex Toro

E. 400-500
325
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3077
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3077, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - July 18, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - July 18, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - July 18, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Used with National 3c, each tied by Bogota Jul. 18, 1921 circular datestamps on "Wild & Stubbs" corner card cover to Barranquilla, partial Bogota three-line handstamp on reverse, backflap mostly missing, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
425
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3078
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3078, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Aug. 17, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Aug. 17, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Aug. 17, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Tied by scarce Girardot oval handstamp (in transit), used with National 3c (small fault at top) uncancelled on cover from Bogota to Barranquilla, blue boxed Aug. 17 arrival backstamp, cover opened for display, Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
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3079
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3079, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Sept. 1, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Sept. 1, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Sept. 1, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Used with National 10c, each with violet Bogota Sept. 1, 1921 circular datestamp on cover to Paderborn, Germany, violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp, Very Fine, a rare and handsome cover to an international destination of which few are known, this cover went via Barranquilla before going by ship to Germany, with 2014 Moorhouse certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
550
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3080
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3080, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Nov. 10, 1921 Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Nov. 10, 1921 Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Nov. 10, 1921 Scheduled Flight (C14). Used with National 3c, both tied by violet boxed Bogota Nov. 10, 1921 datestamp (upon arrival) on "Fritz Fuhrhop & Co." corner card cover from Barranquilla to Bogota, 30c also cancelled by blue "clock" cancel, large part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
225
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3081
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3081, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Nov. 18, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Nov. 18, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Nov. 18, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Tied by violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp, used with National 3c and tied by violet boxed Bogota Nov. 18, 1921 datestamp (upon arrival) on cover from Barranquilla to Antonio Mejia in Bogota, typed "Por Hodro-Avion "Colombia" directive at top, Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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3082
c
Sale Number 1168, Lot Number 3082, 1920 SCADTA First Issue (C14, C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Oct. 1922 Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Oct. 1922 Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Oct. 1922 Scheduled Flight (C14). Tied by light Barranquilla handstamp (in transit), cover originating in Berlin, Germany with 3m vertical pair tied by Berlin Sept. 8, 1922 circular datestamps and addressed to Bogota, red Bogota SCADTA handstamp at top left, manuscript "Por Hidroavion de Barranquilla a Bogota" directive at top, Barranquilla transit backstamp, interesting red SCADTA advertisement of services six-line handstamp on reverse, Very Fine, a remarkable incoming combination cover, ex Goeggel, signed Scheer, with 2013 Moorhouse certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,800
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