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Sale 1193 — The Alfredo Frohlich Collection: The Evolution of Postal Systems in Panama 1777-1881

Sale Date — Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

Category — New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & Portovelo

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1521
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1521, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & PortoveloPANAMA, 1840 Folded Letter from Chagres, PANAMA, 1840 Folded Letter from ChagresPANAMA, 1840 Folded Letter from Chagres. Letter datelined in Panama on Aug. 7, 1840 and addressed to London, England via Kingston, Jamaica, originally rated with manuscript "1/- + 11d from Chagre" but "deleted" by cross and red Crown handstamp in London where it was rated "2/3", Kingston transit and London arrival backstamps, vertical file fold thru crown handstamp, Fine, "2/3" (d) was the correct packet rate from Panama to England in 1840, ex Risvold, with 2014 Moorhouse certificate

E. 200-300
350
1522
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1522, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & PortoveloPANAMA, 1840 "CHAGRE FRANCA", PANAMA, 1840 "CHAGRE FRANCA"PANAMA, 1840 "CHAGRE FRANCA". Bold strike of red oval handstamp on blue Aug. 27, 1840 folded cover from Chagres to General Mosquera in Panama, who was Secretary of War at the time, manuscript "1" real paying the single letter rate, Very Fine and rare, only two examples of this handstamp are recorded, the other offered in the following lot, ex Santa Maria

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1523
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1523, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & PortoveloPANAMA, 1844 "CHAGRE FRANCA", PANAMA, 1844 "CHAGRE FRANCA"PANAMA, 1844 "CHAGRE FRANCA". Well-struck red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined Nov. 21, 1844 from Chagres to General Pedro Alcantara Herran in Bogota, who was serving at President of New Granada, manuscript "4" reales paying the triple rate up to 1oz, Very Fine and rare, only two examples of this handstamp are recorded, the other offered in the previous lot

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1524
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1524, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & PortoveloPANAMA, 1850 "DEBE CHAGRE", PANAMA, 1850 "DEBE CHAGRE"PANAMA, 1850 "DEBE CHAGRE". Clear strike of red oval handstamp on blue folded letter docketed Aug. 28, 1850 from Chagres to General Mosquera in Panama, who had just completed his first term as President of New Granada (1845-1849), manuscript "1" real due for single letter rate, light file fold thru handstamp, Fine only three examples of this handstamp are recorded, ex DeVoss and Goeggel, with 1989 Holcombe certificate

E. 750-1,000
700
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1525
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1525, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & PortoveloPANAMA, 1850 "DEBE CHAGRE", PANAMA, 1850 "DEBE CHAGRE"PANAMA, 1850 "DEBE CHAGRE". Perfect strike of red oval handstamp on Sept. 18, 1850 folded cover datelined from Chagres to General Mosquera in Panama, who had just completed his first term as President of New Granada (1845-1849), manuscript "1" real due paying the single letter rate, Very Fine, only three examples of this handstamp are recorded, ex Santa Maria

E. 1,000-1,500
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1526
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1526, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Chagres & PortoveloPANAMA, 1833 "PORTOVLO", PANAMA, 1833 "PORTOVLO"PANAMA, 1833 "PORTOVLO". Superb strike of red straightline handstamp on folded letter datelined in Portovelo on Feb. 20, 1833 and addressed to General Mosquera in Cartagena, then forwarded to Popayan, initially rated "1-1/2" reales but corrected with red "4" reales handstamp after forwarding, red "Repub. de Colombia Debe, Cartagena" handstamp

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY TWO EXAMPLES OF THIS "PORTOVLO" HANDSTAMP ARE RECORDED USED DURING THE NEW GRANADA PERIOD.

The other example, ex Santa Maria, is dated 1837 and addressed to Panama. At the time of posting, the addressee, General Mosquera, was a Diplomat and would later serve his first of four terms as President, beginning in 1845.

Ex Santa Maria. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 3,000-4,000
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