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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 30-Cent Rose (C15)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
561
og
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 561, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Air Post (C15), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Air Post (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Air Post (C15). 31 stamps from different positions represented in singles, pairs and blocks of four and six, block of six with imprint in top selvage, neatly mounted on exhibit pages and highlighting constant positional flaws for each position, only missing pos. 16 for a complete reconstruction, most appear Mint N.H., also with additional two singles showing differences in color shades, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles $1,980.00

E. 500-750
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562
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 562, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (C15 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (C15 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Printed on Both Sides (C15 var). Back printed in same orientation as the front though shifted showing large part of one design and small parts of three other designs, lightly struck violet "clock" cancel of Barranquilla, without perfs at right and bottom, faults incl. variously creased, small thin and light rubbing on reverse

FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES OF ANY SCADTA FIRST ISSUE VALUE. A KEY PIECE FOR ANY COLOMBIAN AIR POST COLLECTION.

Unlisted in either Scott or Sanabria.

E. 2,000-3,000
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563
 
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 563, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Diagonal Bisect as 15c (C15 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Diagonal Bisect as 15c (C15 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Diagonal Bisect as 15c (C15 var). Two small pieces, first used with normal 15c vertical pair, second used with normal 15c single, each tied across the fold by violet "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos" cancel of Bogota, Very Fine, while bisects were not officially authorized, they appear to have been tolerated, latter with 2010 Colomphil certificate

E. 500-750
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564
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 564, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15). Three covers sent to foreign destinations paying the single rate, first a Dec. 1, 1921 cover from Girardot to New York, second a Dec. 1, 1921 cover with 30c tied by "Hidroavion" cancel to New York, third a Nov. 14, 1921 cover from Bogota to Manchester, England, each with respective National stamps, small flaws though Fine-Very Fine, a rare trio of covers as less than ten covers are recorded to destinations outside of Colombia

E. 1,000-1,500
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565
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 565, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15). Vertical strip of four, tied on reverse of cover by two violet "Hidroavion" handstamps, used with two National 3c pairs on legal-sized cover from Medellin to New York, blue boxed Barranquilla Dec. 1, 1921 datestamps tying National stamps in transit, cover opened for display and slightly reduced on three sides, otherwise Very Fine, this is the largest recorded multiple of the 30c on cover, not to mention less than ten covers are known used outside of Colombia, ex Johnson

E. 750-1,000
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566
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 566, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15). Tied by violet "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos" three-line handstamp of Bogota, used with National 3c, 5c and 10c and all tied by Barranquilla Dec. 5, 1921 datestamp (in transit) on registered cover to New York, New York arrival backstamps, 30c with pulled corner at bottom right, otherwise Fine, this is the only recorded example of the 30c used on a registered cover with less than ten covers known to destinations outside of Colombia, ex Goeggel, signed Schoendorf

E. 500-750
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567
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 567, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15). Tied on reverse of cover opened for display by blue boxed Barranquilla Dec. 17, 1921 datestamp upon arrival, cover originally franked with National 3c and tied by violet "Correo Urbano Seccion del Centro, Bogota 9 Dic. 1921" datestamp and addressed locally, then forwarded to Barranquilla with the 30c Air Post, cover slightly reduced at top, otherwise Fine, this is the only recorded local use that was forwarded using the SCADTA service

E. 400-500
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568
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 568, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, -2/3 Vertical Bisect as 20c (C15 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, -2/3 Vertical Bisect as 20c (C15 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, -2/3 Vertical Bisect as 20c (C15 var). Left -2/3 bisect, used with normal 30c and National 3c pair, Air Post stamps tied by violet "Servicio Postal Aereo SCADTA, Bogota" cancels on legal-sized cover to New York, Barranquilla Jan. 1922 datestamp ties National stamp and bisect across cut, cover reduced at left and opened on three sides, some toning affecting stamps

FINE APPEARANCE. ONLY THREE BISECT COVERS ARE KNOWN USING THE 30-CENTAVOS SCADTA SECOND ISSUE, ESPECIALLY RARE TO NEW YORK.

The -2/3 bisect and normal stamp correctly pay the double letter rate to New York. While bisects were not officially allowed, they were tolerated by SCADTA officials. With 2010 Colomphil certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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569
c
Sale Number 1213, Lot Number 569, 1921 30-Cent Rose (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15), COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15)COLOMBIA, 1921, 30c Rose, Second SCADTA Issue (C15). Four domestically used 1921-22 covers neatly mounted on exhibit page, two paying the single 30c rate, one paying the double letter rate with a vertical pair of 30c and another paying the triple letter rate with vertical pair and single of 30c, each with appropriate National stamps to pay the respective rate, two with interesting "S.M.P." (Sociedad de Mejoras Publicas) handstamps with messages, small faults, Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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