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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 — 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
550
ogbl
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 550, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Air Post (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Air Post (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Air Post (C13). 34 stamps from different positions represented by blocks of four or six creating a reconstructed pane, neatly mounted on exhibit pages and highlighting constant positional flaws for each position, mostly Mint N.H., couple with minor toned spots on gum, also with two used singles (violet Barranquilla and red Girardot cancels) and a vertical strip of six which is believed to be the largest known used multiple, fresh and Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles $2,472.00

E. 750-1,000
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551
og
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 551, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Partial Tete-Beche Pairs (C13 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Partial Tete-Beche Pairs (C13 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Partial Tete-Beche Pairs (C13 var). Horizontal pair from bottom part of pane showing parts of adjoining stamps at bottom in tete-beche format, small h.r., fresh color, well-centered, right stamp with vertical creases, otherwise Very Fine, this rare variety occurred during the printing process where the sheet was printed and turned, this caused by improper cutting of panes in margin between stamps, unlikely many examples exist, signed Rendon

E. 500-750
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552
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 552, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Cancelled by Cartagena oval cancel, used with National 1c pair and single tied by boxed datestamp on cover to Barranquilla, boxed Barranquilla Dec. 20, 1921 datestamp also ties National stamps with additional strike on reverse, stamps with minor traces of toning along perfs, otherwise Very Fine, this is the earliest recorded use of the 15c, signed Champion

E. 750-1,000
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553
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 553, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Two singles, used with National -1/2c pair and 2c, tied or cancelled by neatly struck "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Medellin" cancels on Jan. 1922 cover to Bogota, cover with few folds not affecting stamps and missing backflap, still Fine, this is the only recorded use of the 15c from Medellin, ex Gebauer

E. 500-750
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554
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 554, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Vertical strip of three with sheet margin at bottom and improperly separated at top left, cancelled by violet "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Cartagena" cancels, used with National 3c strip of three on Remington typewriter advertising cover to Barranquilla, blue boxed Barranquilla Feb. 6, 1922 datestamp ties National stamps and cancelled upon arrival with additional strike on reverse, Very Fine, this is the largest multiple of the 15c recorded on cover paying the triple rate

E. 500-750
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555
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 555, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Tied by violet Girardot SCADTA cancel and used on uprated National 1c postal stationery wrapper cancelled by Girardot boxed Mar. 7, 1922 datestamp with original "Kolnische Zeitung" newspaper contents to Barranquilla, endorsed "Por hidroavion" at top, newspaper folded over at right, Very Fine and rare with original contents, less than five examples are believed to exist, with 2011 Colomphil certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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556
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 556, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Two items to Behr-Heyder, first an uprated 2c postal card from Bogota dated Mar. 11, 1922 and sent to Barranquilla, card with central file fold not affecting stamp, second an uprated 3c entire from Girardot dated Mar. 7, 1922 and sent to Barranquilla, Fine-Very Fine pair, uprated stationery items are quite scarce with the 15c, less than half a dozen examples are thought to exist

E. 750-1,000
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557
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 557, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Vertical pair cancelled by violet "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Bogota" on reverse of cover, used with National 10c tied by large blue Barranquilla May 11, 1922 circular datestamp in transit to Bremen, Germany, "May 11, 1922" datestamp and violet boxed SCADTA advertising handstamp on backflap, Very Fine, this is the only recorded example of the 15c to a destination outside of Colombia

E. 1,000-1,500
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558
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 558, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). With selvage at top, tied by violet "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Neiva" cancels, used with National 3c tied by lightly struck boxed Jul. 15, 1922 datestamp on cover to Barranquilla, cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 500-750
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559
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 559, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). Tied by violet "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Cartagena" cancel and used with National 3c on Remington typewriter advertising cover to Barranquilla, blue boxed Barranquilla Dec. 13, 1922 datestamp ties National stamps upon arrival with additional strike on reverse, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
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560
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 560, 1921 15-Cent Blue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13), COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13)COLOMBIA, 1921, 15c Blue, Second SCADTA Issue (C13). With selvage at bottom, cancelled by violet "Pto. Colombia, SCADTA" two-line handstamp presumably upon arrival, on picture postcard, address panel scratched out, May 1, 1923 arrival datestamp, violet "SCADTA Oficina de Viajes y Turismo" handstamp, stamp with damaged perfs at right from placement on card, otherwise Fine and rare, only two examples of this cancel are recorded, ex Johnson, with 2005 Colomphil certificate

E. 750-1,000
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