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Sale 1213 — The Santiago Cruz Large Gold Medal Collection of Colombia SCADTA Air Post Issues

Sale Date — Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

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Category — 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
508
og
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 508, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14). 44 stamps from different positions represented in singles and blocks of four and six, neatly mounted on exhibit pages and highlighting constant positional flaws for each position, only missing pos. 19, 21-22 and 40 for a complete reconstruction, many appear Mint N.H., fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles $1,320.00

E. 400-500
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509
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 509, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Damaged "30c" Cliche (C14 var), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Damaged "30c" Cliche (C14 var)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Damaged "30c" Cliche (C14 var). Pos. 1 clearly showing damaged cliche at bottom left, light four-line handstamp and target cancel, minor corner crease and positioning pinhole at top left, Very Fine appearance, at some point towards the end of printing this value, the denomination at the bottom left broke and shifted, only two examples (both in this collection) have been recorded and we doubt many others exist, if at all

E. 300-400
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510
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 510, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Damaged "30c" Cliche (C14 var), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Damaged "30c" Cliche (C14 var)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Damaged "30c" Cliche (C14 var). Pos. 1 clearly showing damaged cliche at bottom left, cancelled by violet "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp and used with National 3c (uncancelled) on 1921 cover to Barranquilla, Barranquilla Oct. 8, 1921 boxed datestamp upon arrival, cover with vertical file fold and stamp with normal positioning pinhole, Very Fine, at some point towards the end of printing this value, the denomination at the bottom left broke and shifted, only two examples (both in this collection) have been recorded and we doubt many others exist, if at all

E. 500-750
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511
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 511, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14). Violet "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Tramsportes Aereos, Santamarta" three-line handstamp, fresh color, Fine, ripe for further research as this it the only recorded example of this cancel with no covers known to exist

E. 500-750
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512
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 512, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14). Tied on large piece by excellent strike of violet "Servicio Postal Aereo, S.C.A. de T.A." oval "Colibri" (hummingbird) cancel, clear Oct. 20, 1920 Girardot circular datestamp below, cover originally addressed to Bogota, Extremely Fine and rare, only two strikes of this cancel are known on the 30c value (other is single, ex Goeggel), this cancel was used only on the Oct. 20, 1920 flight from Barranquilla to Girardot, the use of the 30c is quite peculiar since this was the only flight requiring a 50c surcharge prior to a contract with the Colombian government reducing it to 30c, hence nearly all known examples are on the 50c value

E. 1,000-1,500
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513
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 513, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Apr. 26, 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Apr. 26, 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Apr. 26, 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Experimental Flight (C14). Sheet margin at top, used with National 3c, each tied by bold "Correos Aereos Barranquilla, Abr. 26, 1921" oval datestamp on large piece of cover front only addressed to Bogota, Very Fine, only a small handful of items from this flight exist with only one cover recorded

E. 500-750
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514
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 514, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14). Sheet margin at top, affixed to small piece with clear violet El Banco Apr. 27, 1921 circular datestamp and target cancel, Very Fine and incredibly rare, only a few examples are known from this flight

E. 400-500
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515
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 515, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Apr. 28, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Apr. 28, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Apr. 28, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14). Cancelled by violet Bogota cancel, used with National 2c and 3c tied by indistinct machine cancel on censored cover to New York, 30c with minor faults, otherwise Fine and interesting cover, we are unsure why this cover was censored at this late date despite strained US-Colombia relations at the time

E. 400-500
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516
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 516, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Jul. 18, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Jul. 18, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Jul. 18, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14). Used with National 3c, both tied by Bogota Jul. 18, 1921 circular datestamp with additional strike on reverse on cover to Barranquilla, Very Fine, only two or three covers are known from this flight

E. 400-500
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517
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 517, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Aug. 25, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Aug. 25, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Aug. 25, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C14). Sheet margin at bottom, used with National 3c, both tied by violet Bogota Aug. 25, 1921 circular datestamps with three-line handstamp beside on cover to Boston Mass., cover with vertical file fold, Very Fine, destinations outside of Colombia during the Experimental period are very rare

E. 500-750
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518
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 518, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 1, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 1, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 1, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14). Imperforate bottom right corner margin single (likely cut down), tied by green Girardot oval cancel, used with National 3c tied by violet Barranquilla Sept. 1, 1921 circular datestamp in transit on cover to New York, cover with minor folds and edge tears, 30c with small facial scuff, otherwise Fine and rare, we surmise this was used in Girardot and placed on the Sept. 1 flight from Bogota, rare international use

E. 500-750
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519
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 519, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 8, 1921 Puerto Berrio-Medellin Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 8, 1921 Puerto Berrio-Medellin Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 8, 1921 Puerto Berrio-Medellin Experimental Flight (C14). Irregular block of eleven consisting of the bottom three of the fourth column and entire fifth column of pane, each stamp cancelled by violet "Manuel Jose Tobon" handstamp and tied by stray ink on reverse of large cover, used with nine National 3c stamps tied by Puerto Berrio circular datestamps, cover addressed to Barranquilla, vertical file fold affecting one National and one 30c stamp, top stamp with minor faults due to placement and bending of cover at top, all of which is to be expected on a cover of this size

FINE AND IMPRESSIVE MULTIPLE OF THE 30-CENTAVOS USED ON THE SEPT. 8 EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT. THIS IS THE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE OF THIS STAMP ON COVER.

Paying the 11x letter rate (up to 175 grams).

E. 1,500-2,000
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520
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 520, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 8, 1921 Medellin-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 8, 1921 Medellin-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 8, 1921 Medellin-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14). Vertical strip of seven, tied to reverse of large cover by multiple blue boxed Medellin Sept. 8, 1921 datestamps and blue crayon, used with National 1c and 20c and tied by same Medellin datestamp, cover addressed to Barranquilla, Barranquilla Sept. 10 arrival datestamp, cover with minor edge wear as to be expected due to size, small nick in top 30c stamp, otherwise Fine and impressive multiple on cover, only one larger multiple is known on cover (see prior Lot 519)

E. 1,000-1,500
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521
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 521, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 22, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 22, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 22, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C14). Bottom left corner margin single, used with National 3c, tied by bold violet "Colombia-Bogota, Despacho Correspondencia Interior, Sept. 22, 1921" circular datestamps on cover to New York, forwarded within New York, Very Fine, this is the last experimental flight and one of only two covers recorded, especially scarce to a destination outside of Colombia, ex Gebauer

E. 750-1,000
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522
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 522, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, First SCADTA Air Post (C14). Bold strike of "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Tramsportes Aereos, Lunes 26" three-line handstamp used on the Sept. 26, 1921 flight which was the first day of regular SCADTA services, minor vertical crease, otherwise Fine, a very rare cancel, only a few singles are known plus an additional three covers recorded

E. 300-400
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523
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 523, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 26, 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 26, 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 26, 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C14). Tied by bold "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Tramsportes Aereos, Lunes 26" three-line handstamp and lightly struck boxed datestamp on reverse of cover, used with National 3c and addressed to Bogota, 3c tied by violet boxed Bogota datestamp upon arrival, cover with overall soiling, otherwise Fine and exceptionally rare use of this cancel which was only used on this first scheduled flight, less than three covers are thought to exist

E. 750-1,000
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524
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 524, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 28, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 28, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Sept. 28, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Scheduled Flight (C14). Irregular block of seven, affixed to reverse of cover and cancelled by oval Girardot handstamps in transit, used with two strips of three of National 10c and tied by large Barranquilla circular datestamps in transit, cover addressed to Behr-Heyder in Cologne, Germany, official seals applied in Cologne upon arrival on two sides, two stamps of block with minor pulled perfs and minor stray gum stains, cover slightly reduced on two sides, still Fine and rare cover to Germany paying the 7x letter rate, only one larger multiple is known on cover (see Lot 519), ex Johnson

E. 750-1,000
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525
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 525, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Late 1921 Neiva-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Late 1921 Neiva-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Late 1921 Neiva-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C14). Horizontal pair with sheet margin at top, used with National 2c and 3c, all tied by light "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Neiva" cancels on cover to Dorking, England, undated though likely late 1921 use, neat early SCADTA label on reverse, cover opened on three sides for display, Very Fine and scarce

E. 400-500
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526
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 526, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Dec. 19, 1921 Barranquilla-Medellin Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Dec. 19, 1921 Barranquilla-Medellin Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Dec. 19, 1921 Barranquilla-Medellin Scheduled Flight (C14). Top left corner margin single, tied by violet Barranquilla SCADTA cancel and used with National 1c and 2c tied by boxed Barranquilla datestamp on cover to Medellin, cover with minor central file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
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527
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 527, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C14). Tied by lightly struck boxed Barranquilla handstamp (in transit), cover originating in Reetz, Germany with 3m block of four and 10m tied by "Reetz 12.11.22" circular datestamps and addressed to Barranquilla, then forwarded to Bogota, Bogota Dec. 21 arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a rare incoming combination cover, while the consular overprint "system" had been in place, few first issues are known from Germany, less than five are believed to exist, ex Gebauer

E. 1,000-1,500
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528
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 528, 1920 30-Cent Black on Rose (C14), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Jul. 31, 1923 Neiva-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Jul. 31, 1923 Neiva-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose - Jul. 31, 1923 Neiva-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C14). Sheet margin at top, tied by violet Nevia handstamp, used with National 10c (2) on registered cover to Dorking, England, two boxed registry handstamps, one tying National stamps, London transit and Dorking arrival backstamps, one 10c with pulled perf and other with minor gum staining, cover opened on three sides, Fine late use of this stamp, rare registered with only three recorded, ex Gebauer

E. 500-750
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