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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — Colombia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1495
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1495, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1859, 2-1/2c Olive Green, 10c Red Orange (1b, 4), COLOMBIA, 1859, 2-1/2c Olive Green, 10c Red Orange (1b, 4)COLOMBIA, 1859, 2-1/2c Olive Green, 10c Red Orange (1b, 4). Used with 1860, 10c Yellow Buff (11), each with large margins, tied on small piece by blue "Call Franca" handstamps (mistakenly spelled "Call" for "Cali"), fresh colors, Very Fine and exceptionally rare, this is the only recorded three-color franking using both first and second issues, and only two three-color frankings are known of either issue, both of which are only first issue stamps, illustrated in Bortfeldt's Handbook on pg. 55

E. 1,000-1,500
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1496
bl
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1496, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1859, 2-1/2c Olive Green (1b), COLOMBIA, 1859, 2-1/2c Olive Green (1b)COLOMBIA, 1859, 2-1/2c Olive Green (1b). Block of four, large balanced margins all around, multiple strikes of "Honda Franca" oval cancels, couple small thin spots and minor corner crease at bottom left in margin, Very Fine appearance, an exceptionally rare used block of which less than five are recorded on the first issue, ex Hubbard

E. 500-750
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1497
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1497, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1859, 5c Blue, 10c Buff (2, 4), COLOMBIA, 1859, 5c Blue, 10c Buff (2, 4)COLOMBIA, 1859, 5c Blue, 10c Buff (2, 4). Large balanced margins, tied on small blue piece by manuscript "Nare Sete, 18 1859" datestamp, Very Fine, a rare combination of two first issue values used during the first month of issue, less than a dozen examples are known used in September, illustrated in Bortfeldt's reference book on pg. 4

E. 300-400
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1498
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1498, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1859, 10c Orange, 20c Blue (4, 6), COLOMBIA, 1859, 10c Orange, 20c Blue (4, 6)COLOMBIA, 1859, 10c Orange, 20c Blue (4, 6). Three examples, one 10c and two 20c, large margins to just touching outer frameline on one 20c, each with clear cancellation used in September during first month of issue, 10c dated Sept. 10, 20c dated Sept. 2 and Sept. 11, both 20c with inconsequential thin spots, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, a rare trio with less than a dozen off-cover examples with September 1859 cancels known, Sept. 2 as the earliest known off-cover cancel (the earliest known cancel is a 5c/10c cover dated Sept. 1 that was sold in the "Islander" sale in 2008), one 20c with 2010 Colomphil certificate

E. 300-400
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1499
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1499, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1859, 10c Bister Brown (4b), COLOMBIA, 1859, 10c Bister Brown (4b)COLOMBIA, 1859, 10c Bister Brown (4b). Used with 1860, 5c Gray Lilac (10) and tied by bold "Bogota" oval handstamp, stamps having been lifted for inspection and hinged back in place, Very Fine and rare use of the first issue in combination with the second issue, less than ten pieces are believed to exist with no covers recorded

E. 300-400
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1500
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1500, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1860, 10c Yellow Buff (11), COLOMBIA, 1860, 10c Yellow Buff (11)COLOMBIA, 1860, 10c Yellow Buff (11). Large to full margins, tied by bold blue "Chi- QQuira Franca" (Chiquinquira) oval handstamp on small blue piece, Very Fine, easily one of the finest strikes of this scarce cancel, ex Larsen, Sander and Frohlich, with 2009 Colomphil certificate

E. 200-300
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1501
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1501, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1861, 10c Blue (16), COLOMBIA, 1861, 10c Blue (16)COLOMBIA, 1861, 10c Blue (16). Three singles, mostly large margins, affixed to small blue piece, each with manuscript "Amba" cancel of Ambalema, strong color, middle stamp tied by stray cancel ink, Very Fine, this is the largest recorded franking of No. 16, only one other exists (strip of three), ex Hubbard

E. 500-750
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1502
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1502, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1861, 10c Blue, 20c Red (16-17), COLOMBIA, 1861, 10c Blue, 20c Red (16-17)COLOMBIA, 1861, 10c Blue, 20c Red (16-17). Horizontal pair of 20c, 10c slightly overlapping over 20c pair, mostly large margins, all affixed to small piece with manuscript "Ambalema" cancel, fresh and Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

975
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1503
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1503, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1862, 20c Red (20), COLOMBIA, 1862, 20c Red (20)COLOMBIA, 1862, 20c Red (20). Two examples, large to full margins, each with Bogota oval cancels, bold colors, Very Fine, one signed A. Diena

1,450
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1504
bl
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1504, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1863, 10c Blue (25), COLOMBIA, 1863, 10c Blue (25)COLOMBIA, 1863, 10c Blue (25). Block of ten and rejoined single, mostly large margins though just touching outer frameline of single including sheet margin at top, manuscript "Velez" cancel, small faults incl. couple minor tears, slight thinning at top and small ink erosion hole, otherwise Very Fine appearing multiple, this is the largest recorded multiple of the 10c

E. 500-750
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1505
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1505, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1863, 10c Blue on Bluish, Period After "10" (28a), COLOMBIA, 1863, 10c Blue on Bluish, Period After "10" (28a)COLOMBIA, 1863, 10c Blue on Bluish, Period After "10" (28a). Large balanced margins, cancelled by manuscript "Soata" cancel on folded letter to Bogota, datelined Feb. 16, 1864, Very Fine and rare single franking, less than ten covers are thought to exist, especially desirable from such a small town with a population today that barely exceeds 7,000

E. 400-500
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1506
og
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1506, ColombiaCOLOMBIA, 1864, 1p Red Violet (34), COLOMBIA, 1864, 1p Red Violet (34)COLOMBIA, 1864, 1p Red Violet (34). Horizontal strip of three, original gum, h.r., large margins, fresh color, couple minor faults incl. minute thin spot, small oil spot, scissor cut in top margin and two horizontal pre-printing paperfolds, Very Fine appearance, this is thought to be the largest unused multiple of the 1p value, with only six used multiples recorded (no covers), this piece is considered to be one of the the most important items of the 1864 Sixth Issue

E. 750-1,000
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