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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 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight Covers

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
529
og
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 529, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, First SCADTA Air Post (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, First SCADTA Air Post (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green, First SCADTA Air Post (C16). 41 stamps from different positions represented in singles and blocks of four, neatly mounted on exhibit pages and highlighting constant positional flaws for each position, only missing pos. 4, 9-10, 15-16, 21-22, 29 and 35 for a complete reconstruction, either Mint N.H. or minor h.r., fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles $2,460.00

E. 750-1,000
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530
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 530, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16). Light strike of "Servicio Postal Aereo, S.C.A. de T.A." oval "Colibri" (hummingbird) cancel, stamp with minor faults, mostly creasing, Fine appearance and rare, this cancel was only used on the Oct. 20, 1920 flight from Barranquilla to Girardot

E. 300-400
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531
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 531, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 20, 1920 Barranquilla-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16). Sheet margin at left, tied by well-struck violet "Servicio Postal Aereo, S.C.A. de T.A." oval "Colibri" (hummingbird) cancel, used with National 1c and 2c tied by light Girardot Oct. 20 circular datestamp on corner card cover to Bogota (address erased), Bogota Oct. 21 and 22 arrival backstamps, cover with light file fold thru 50c of little consequence

EXTREMELY FINE AND CLEAR STRIKE OF THIS RARE "COLIBRI" CANCEL. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST OF THE SEVEN COVERS WITH THIS DISTINCTIVE PICTORIAL CANCEL 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.

We record five from major collections - 1) ex Friedman, 2) ex Peinado, 3) ex Boonshaft, Johnson and Fletcher, 4) ex Goeggel (offered here) and 5) ex Ortiz. There is another example listed in Fletcher on pg. 110 and we believe there is one further example.

Ex Goeggel

E. 4,000-5,000
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532
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 532, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Aug. 25, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Aug. 25, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Aug. 25, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Experimental Flight (C16). Sheet margin at left, used with National 1c (3), all tied by violet Bogota Aug. 25, 1921 circular datestamps on printed address cover to Barranquilla, arrival backstamp, cover with minor scuff left of 50c and one National stamp folded over edge, otherwise Very Fine, only three covers are known from this flight

E. 500-750
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533
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 533, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Sept. 15, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Sept. 15, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Sept. 15, 1921 Bogota-Girardot Experimental Flight (C16). Used with National 3c (2), all tied by violet Bogota Sept. 15, 1921 circular datestamps on illustrated disinfectant advertising cover to Barranquilla, arrival backstamp, National stamps with minor toning along perfs and cover with minor edge faults, otherwise Fine, this is the last experimental flight known with the 50c

E. 500-750
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534
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 534, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Sept. 1921 Barranquilla-Medellin Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Sept. 1921 Barranquilla-Medellin Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Sept. 1921 Barranquilla-Medellin Scheduled Flight (C16). Vertical strip of five with sheet margin at right and bottom, cancelled by violet four-line handstamp, used with National 10c horizontal strip of three cancelled by manuscript "X" marks, both used on reverse of legal-sized cover to Medellin, undated though likely late Sept. 1921, cover with various creasing and edge tears not affecting stamps, Fine, this is thought to be the largest recorded 50c multiple on cover

E. 1,000-1,500
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535
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 535, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 8, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 8, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Oct. 8, 1921 Bogota-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16). Three singles (one faulty), used with 30c Black on Rose (C14), each cancelled or tied by violet Bogota three-line handstamp on back part of cover only (no front), Barranquilla Oct. 8, 1921 boxed datestamp, Fine and scarce combination franking which would have paid the 6x letter rate, ex Johnson

E. 300-400
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536
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 536, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Nov. 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Nov. 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Nov. 1921 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16). Vertical strip of three and two singles cancelled by violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos (Compania Anonima)" four-line handstamp on reverse of cover, used with National 3c pair and 20c and addressed to Bogota, magenta boxed Bogota datestamp upon arrival tying National stamps, cover slightly reduced at left and National stamps with minor toning mostly around perfs, Fine and rare cover, this is believed to be the largest franking of the 50c, ex Goeggel

E. 750-1,000
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537
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 537, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1921 Medellin-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1921 Medellin-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1921 Medellin-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16). Vertical pair with sheet margin at left and single with sheet margin at right, cancelled by violet Medellin SCADTA handstamps on reverse of legal-sized cover to New York, cover reduced at right presumably cutting off National stamps, otherwise Fine and scarce destination outside of Colombia

E. 300-400
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538
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 538, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Jan. 6, 1922 Girardot-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Jan. 6, 1922 Girardot-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Jan. 6, 1922 Girardot-Barranquilla Scheduled Flight (C16). Block of four with sheet margin at left, tied by violet Girardot SCADTA handstamp and used with National 5c pair and 10c tied by violet boxed Girardot datestamp on cover to Barranquilla, Very Fine and scarce multiple on cover

E. 750-1,000
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539
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 539, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16). Used with 30c Black on Rose (C14) vertical pair with selvage at bottom, all tied by red Barranquilla SCADTA cancel (in transit), cover originating in Hamburg, Germany with 20m "L" shaped block of four tied by "Hamburg 17.11.22" circular datestamps and addressed to Bogota, cover opened on three sides, Very Fine, a rare incoming combination cover, while the consular overprint "system" had been in place, few first issues are known from Germany, around half a dozen are believed to exist with this as the only 30c and 50c combination, ex Peinado

E. 1,500-2,000
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540
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 540, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Dec. 1922 Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16). Tied by "Hamburg 18.11.22" circular datestamps on cover front only originating in Hamburg, Germany with 6m horizontal strip of three tied by same Hamburg circular datestamps and addressed to Bogota, German stamps additionally tied by red Barranquilla SCADTA cancels, Fine, a rare incoming combination cover and the only example we are aware of with the German cancel on the 50c

E. 300-400
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541
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 541, 1920 50-Cent Pale Green (C16), incl. Flight CoversCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green - Barranquilla-Bogota Scheduled Flight (C16). Used with National 3c pair, cancelled or tied by red Barranquilla SCADTA cancels on "Hoechst am Main" (Germany) corner card cover to Bogota with violet "Recomendado al señor Agente de la SCADTA para entrega personal" and "T" handstamps, presumably carried privately to Barranquilla, cover barely reduced at bottom, otherwise Fine and rare incoming cover from Germany, less than half a dozen likely exist

E. 400-500
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