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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 - Nata, Los Santos & Colon

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1535
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1535, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1851 "NATA", PANAMA, 1851 "NATA"PANAMA, 1851 "NATA". Bold strike of black straightline handstamp on large folded official cover docketed Feb. 16, 1851 from Nata to Veragua, manuscript "2oz, valor 4rs" (reales) rating along top, "FRANCA" straightline indicating postage paid but deleted with ink, Fine, only three examples are recorded, one of the others is offered in the following lot

E. 750-1,000
0
1536
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1536, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1851 "NATA", PANAMA, 1851 "NATA"PANAMA, 1851 "NATA". Bold strike of black straightline handstamp on large folded official cover docketed Apr. 10, 1851 from Nata to Veragua, manuscript "14-1/2oz, valor 29rs" (reales) rating along top, cover refolded for display and with slight ink erosion in address, Fine, only three examples are recorded, one of the others is offered in the previous lot

E. 750-1,000
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1537
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1537, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1848 "H.C.DE.L.S." (Hacienda de Los Santos), PANAMA, 1848 "H.C.DE.L.S." (Hacienda de Los Santos)PANAMA, 1848 "H.C.DE.L.S." (Hacienda de Los Santos). Bold and clear strike of straightline handstamp on large folded official cover docketed Mar. 16, 1848 from Los Santos to Santiago (Veraguas), manuscript "1oz, 2rs" (reales) rating along top and "De Ofo" (De Oficio) below, handstamp with ink erosion and cover with few minor wormholes, still Fine and exceptionally rare with only two covers recorded, ex Goeggel, with 2004 Moorhouse certificate

E. 750-1,000
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1538
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1538, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1857 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, DABE", PANAMA, 1857 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, DABE"PANAMA, 1857 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, DABE". Two folded letters, each with clear strikes of red double-circle handstamp, datelined in New York and carried privately before entering the mails in Colon where they received manuscript "15" centavos due markings, first dated Jul. 20, 1857 and sent to General Mosquera in Bogota, other dated Oct. 6, 1857 and sent to General Mosquera in Cartagena, both letters regarding debt repayment, with the hope that "everything in dispute between the Governments will be amicably arranged", Very Fine pair, interesting to note the misspelling of "Debe" as "Dabe", this lot includes two of the five examples recorded

E. 500-750
550
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1539
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1539, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1863 "COLON", PANAMA, 1863 "COLON"PANAMA, 1863 "COLON". Beautiful strike of red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined in Barranquilla on Sept. 29, 1863 and addressed to New York, privately carried to Colon with forwarder handstamp on reverse, "N York Steamship" circular handstamp and "3" due handstamp, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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1540
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1540, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1859 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA", PANAMA, 1859 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA"PANAMA, 1859 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA". Two folded letters to New York, each with clear strikes of red double-circle handstamp and C.J. Fox forwarding handstamp, first dated Apr. 4, 1859 and sent from Bogota via Cartagena and Colon with blue "Bogota Franca" and "15" centavos paid handstamp, second dated Jul. 6, 1859 from Cartagena, sent via Colon, Very Fine duo, these covers were sent during the short-lived Granadine Confederation (1858-1863), first cover signed Holcombe

E. 1,000-1,500
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1541
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1541, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - Nata, Los Santos & ColonPANAMA, 1860 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA", PANAMA, 1860 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA"PANAMA, 1860 "ADMINISTRACION DE CORREOS COLON, FRANCA". Bold strike of red double-circle handstamp applied in transit indicating prepayment, on folded cover datelined in Cali on Apr. 24, 1860, with two Colombia, 1859 5c Blue and 20c Blue (2, 6), 5c with sheet margin at bottom, 20c from Stone A, both with large margins to touching, tied by "Cali" in oval handstamp and addressed to New York, light red "Forwarded by C.J. Fox, Aspinwall N.C." handstamp indicating carriage outside the mails from Colon to New York, light file fold thru 20c and Colon handstamp apparently lightly "inked in" at left

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONAL SHOWPIECE DISPLAYING THE USE OF TWO DIFFERENT COLOMBIA FIRST ISSUE STAMPS ON COVER TO NEW YORK. FEWER THAN HALF A DOZEN FIRST ISSUE COVERS TO THE UNITED STATES ARE KNOWN.

The 25c franking paid the double letter rate to Colon. Ex Goeggel. With 2012 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 7,500-10,000
6,500
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1542
c
Panama Mails Balance, 1822-1857. Eight covers, including "Panama" straightline (ex Goeggel), "Panama Franco" (two), "Panama de Oficio" (two), "Panana Debe" (two), and "Administracion de Correos de Colon, Dabe", few addressed to Mosquera, plus two forwarding agent covers with "Hurtado Hermanos" and "Mosquera Hurtado", most strikes with fewer than 10 known, couple small faults, mostly Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
650
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