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.
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