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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 - Panama

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1510
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1510, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1837 "PANAMA", PANAMA, 1837 "PANAMA"PANAMA, 1837 "PANAMA". Bold red straightline handstamp on folded letter datelined Sept. 11, 1837 from Panama to Cartagena, then forwarded to Bogota, originally rated "2" reales but amended to "4" reales with additional "4" reales at left due for forwarding, Very Fine, fewer than ten "Panama" covers are recorded during the New Granada period

E. 300-400
150
1511
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1511, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, Undated "PANAMA", PANAMA, Undated "PANAMA"PANAMA, Undated "PANAMA". Red straightline handstamp on folded cover from Panama to Bogota, forwarded to Popayan, originally rated "4" reales but amended to "5" reales due to forwarding, Very Fine, fewer than ten "Panama" covers are recorded during the New Granada period

E. 300-400
150
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1512
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1512, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1838 "PANAMA FRANCO" and "PANAMA DE OFICIO", PANAMA, 1838 "PANAMA FRANCO" and "PANAMA DE OFICIO"PANAMA, 1838 "PANAMA FRANCO" and "PANAMA DE OFICIO". Bold red strikes in oval handstamps, additional light strike of "PANAMA DE OFICIO" at right, on Sept. 1838 folded cover from Panama to General Mosquera in Bogota, Very Fine, General Mosquera went on to become the President of Colombia (in different versions) four times, this the only known cover with both "Franco" and "De Oficio" strikes -- which is not fully explainable as one states prepaid (Franco) and the other as free for official purposes (De Oficio), ex Santa Maria, with 2009 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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1513
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1513, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1839 "PANAMA FRANCO", PANAMA, 1839 "PANAMA FRANCO"PANAMA, 1839 "PANAMA FRANCO". Well-struck red oval handstamp on prepaid registered folded cover dated Feb. 4, 1839 from Panama to General Mosquera in Bogota, manuscript markings along edges indicating registration with "Certification Panama, Sale hoi 4 de Feb. 1839, Gonzalez" notation, reverse with explanation of rate - 4 reales postage and 8 reales registration paid

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE REGISTERED COVER FROM PANAMA. THIS IS THE EARLIEST REGISTERED COVER FROM PANAMA AND THE SOLE EXAMPLE MAILED DURING THE NEW GRANADA PERIOD.

At this time, General Mosquera was Secretary of War. He went on to become the President of Colombia four times (in various forms).

Ex Castillejo, Santa Maria and Goeggel. With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.

E. 5,000-7,500
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1514
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1514, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1842 "PANAMA FRANCO" with Stars, PANAMA, 1842 "PANAMA FRANCO" with StarsPANAMA, 1842 "PANAMA FRANCO" with Stars. Red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined Mar. 13, 1842 from Panama to London, England via Jamaica, manuscript "1-1/2" reales for ship letter rate to Jamaica and "1/8" due for British packet to London, "Jamaica Ship Letter" two-line handstamp and Kingston transit backstamp, London arrival, Very Fine, fewer than 20 examples of this handstamp are recorded

E. 750-1,000
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1515
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Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1515, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1844 "PANAMA FRANCO" with Stars, PANAMA, 1844 "PANAMA FRANCO" with StarsPANAMA, 1844 "PANAMA FRANCO" with Stars. Bold red oval handstamp on folded letter datelined Jul. 9, 1844 from Panama to London, England via Jamaica, red "1" real handstamp for internal postage to port, privately carried to Jamaica and charged "1/" due for British packet to London, undated black "Panama" double arc handstamp applied in Kingston, Kingston transit and London arrival backstamps, minor toned marks and small piece missing at top left, still Fine and rare, only seven examples of the "Panama" handstamp in Black are recorded by DeVoss, ex Santa Maria, with 2009 Bortfeldt certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
600
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1516
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1516, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1846 "PANAMA FRANCO" with Stars, PANAMA, 1846 "PANAMA FRANCO" with StarsPANAMA, 1846 "PANAMA FRANCO" with Stars. Perfectly struck red oval on Jun. 1846 folded cover from Panama to President Mosquera in Bogota, red "4" reales handstamp and manuscript "4" at top right for triple letter rate, Extremely Fine, fewer than 20 examples of this handstamp are recorded, this was sent to Mosquera as President of New Granada during his first of four terms, ex Santa Maria

E. 400-500
225
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1517
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1517, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1842-1855 "PANAMA DEBE", PANAMA, 1842-1855 "PANAMA DEBE"PANAMA, 1842-1855 "PANAMA DEBE". Strikes of red oval handstamp on three folded letters from Panama paying different rates, one dated 1842 with "1-1/2" reales handstamp to General Mosquera during his time as Ambassador in Bogota, manuscript "Cartagena o Barranquilla", paying single rate up to -1/2oz, second with "4" reales to Bogota paying triple rate up to 1oz, last is "15" centavos to Bogota paying single letter rate, Very Fine trio of strikes, this handstamp was used to indicate postage due upon delivery, only about a dozen examples have been recorded, the last is ex Santa Maria

E. 750-1,000
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1518
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1518, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1868 "PANAMA DEBE", PANAMA, 1868 "PANAMA DEBE"PANAMA, 1868 "PANAMA DEBE". Folded letter from Paris with France 10c Napoleon pair and 80c Napoleon tied by dotted star and "Paris 29 Fevr. 68" double-circle datestamp to Buenaventura, Colombia via London, blue "SANTA MARTA DEBE" oval handstamp (first port of entry), then to Colon and Panama where it received red "PANAMA DEBE" and "DE ULTRAMAR" handstamps, then to Buenaventura where it received "10" due handstamp, cover with some expected faults due to extensive travel, still Fine and rare destination, ex Goeggel, with 2014 J.F. Brun certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1519
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1519, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1840s "PANAMA DE OFICIO", PANAMA, 1840s "PANAMA DE OFICIO"PANAMA, 1840s "PANAMA DE OFICIO". Red oval handstamp on 1840s cover from French Consulate in Panama to Bogota, blue "Consulat de France, a Panama" circular handstamp with eagle cachet, some edge faults, Very Fine strike, this handstamp was used to designate free postage for official use, fewer than a dozen examples have been recorded, ex Goeggel

E. 400-500
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1520
c
Sale Number 1193, Lot Number 1520, New Granada & Grenadine Confederation - PanamaPANAMA, 1846-1852 "PANAMA DE OFICIO", PANAMA, 1846-1852 "PANAMA DE OFICIO"PANAMA, 1846-1852 "PANAMA DE OFICIO". Two covers from Panama with bold red "PANAMA DE OFICIO" oval handstamps, first a folded letter datelined Aug. 11, 1846 and addressed to San Carlos, the only recorded example to this destination, second is folded cover datelined Jun. 30, 1852 and addressed to Veraguas, Very Fine duo, this handstamp was used to designate free postage for official use, fewer than a dozen examples have been recorded

E. 500-750
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