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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 - Air Post Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1507
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1507, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 1, exceptionally well-centered, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, cover with minor file fold away from stamp, stamp with normal slightly rough perfs at bottom, still Very Fine, signed A. Lombardi

E. 1,000-1,500
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1508
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1508, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 2, well-centered, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamps on "German C. Palacio B." printed cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, cover and stamp with few trivial toned spots, still Very Fine, signed Bloch and Rendon

E. 1,000-1,500
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1509
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1509, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 3, perfectly centered, cancelled by target and tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamps on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, Extremely Fine, signed Champion

E. 1,000-1,500
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1510
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1510, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 4, perfect centering with wide margins, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp and target cancels on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, Extremely Fine, exceptionally scarce to find such a Gem stamp free of the typical perf faults endemic to this issue, signed Kessler, Bloch and Rendon

E. 1,000-1,500
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1511
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1511, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post, Numeral "1" with Serif (C1a), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post, Numeral "1" with Serif (C1a)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post, Numeral "1" with Serif (C1a). Position 5, tied by Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp with additional strike beside on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, cover with file fold at left clear of stamp and minor edge nicks at top

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE KNOX MARTIN POSITION 5 SHOWING THE SERIF "1" ON FLOWN COVER. OF THE 26 PRINTED FROM THIS POSITION, ONLY TWELVE COVERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

Signed A. Lombardi. With 1965 A. Diena certificate.

E. 2,000-3,000
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1512
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1512, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 6, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp and target cancel on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
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1513
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1513, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 7, wide margins and well-centered, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp and target cancel on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, Very Fine, surprisingly scarce to find a well-centered example without the normal cut perfs, signed Serebrakian and Sanabria

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1514
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1514, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 8, perfectly centered with wide margins, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp and target cancel on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, cover with two vertical file folds not affecting stamp, Extremely Fine, a choice cover with a Gem example of No. C1

E. 1,000-1,500
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1515
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1515, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 9, well-centered, tied by two strikes of Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamps on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, cover barely reduced at left, Extremely Fine, an attractive use from this scarce position, especially so with a choice example of No. C1, signed Bloch and Rendon

E. 1,000-1,500
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1516
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1516, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1), COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1)COLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 10, tied by Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp with additional strike beside and target cancel at center of cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival datestamp also ties stamp, cover with vertical file fold not affecting stamp, Very Fine and choice, signed Bloch and Rendon

E. 1,000-1,500
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1517
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1517, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Clouds and Small Biplane at Top (C3), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Clouds and Small Biplane at Top (C3)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Clouds and Small Biplane at Top (C3). Large to full margins, tied to small piece by violet Cartagena oval handstamp, minor edge flaws and diagonal crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearing, only eleven covers bearing this stamp were used on the outbound flight, ex Peinado and Goeggel

1,750
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1518
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1518, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Tilted Plane Viewed Close-Up from Above (C4), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Tilted Plane Viewed Close-Up from Above (C4)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Tilted Plane Viewed Close-Up from Above (C4). Large margins, tied to small piece by lightly struck violet Cartagena handstamp, small corner fault at top left, Very Fine appearance, only twelve covers with this stamp were on the outbound flight, ex "Cattaneo", with 1971 P.F. certificate

1,750
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1519
og
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1519, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Flier in Plane Watching Biplane (C5), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Flier in Plane Watching Biplane (C5)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Flier in Plane Watching Biplane (C5). Without gum as issued, mostly large margins to just barely touching outer yellow frameline at bottom right, bold colors, few small thin spots, Fine appearing example of this rare stamp of which only 53 unused examples are known

4,500
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1520
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1520, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Condor on Cliff (C8), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Condor on Cliff (C8)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Condor on Cliff (C8). Without gum as issued, three large margins though margin skillfully added at left, Very Fine appearance, one of the most desirable stamps of the CCNA stamps with only 36 examples recorded, with 2002 P.F. certificate

8,000
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1521
og
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1521, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Plane at Rest and Pilot Foreground (C9), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Plane at Rest and Pilot Foreground (C9)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Plane at Rest and Pilot Foreground (C9). Without gum as issued, large balanced margins, vibrant colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE PLANE AT REST AIR POST STAMP, SCOTT NO. C9. ONLY 41 EXAMPLES RECORDED.

A rare and desirable Colombian Air Post stamp

4,500
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1522
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1522, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Ocean Liner (C10), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Ocean Liner (C10)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Ocean Liner (C10). Used with National 3c and tied by violet Cartagena Feb. 22, 1920 double-circle datestamp, additionally tied by violet oval handstamp on cover to Barranquilla, arrival datestamp, cover with overall toning affecting stamps and CCNA with minor scuff at bottom left, Fine, only 62 examples of this stamp were used on the outbound flight, ex "Cattaneo" and Johnson

E. 400-500
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1523
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1523, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 6, 1920, Third Flight (C11; Sanabria 11), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 6, 1920, Third Flight (C11; Sanabria 11)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 6, 1920, Third Flight (C11; Sanabria 11). Two examples, each with large to ample margins, tied by Cartagena oval handstamp, used with National 3c (2) and 1c tied by Cartagena Mar. 6, 1920 circular datestamp on "H. Lecompte" corner card cover to Paris, France, cover with minor horizontal file fold not affecting stamps

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF USE OF THE 10-CENT GREEN AND ONE OF ONLY FIVE COVERS RECORDED FROM THIS FLIGHT. ONLY ONE OTHER IS ADDRESSED OUTSIDE OF COLOMBIA.

The other cover addressed outside of Colombia is single rate cover to New York (ex Boonshaft and Johnson). An essential item for the Colombian Air Post collector.

Ex Peinado. Signed Calves. With 1986 Rendon certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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1524
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1524, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 6, 1920, Third Flight (C11; Sanabria 11), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 6, 1920, Third Flight (C11; Sanabria 11)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 6, 1920, Third Flight (C11; Sanabria 11). Large margins to ample at bottom, tied by lightly struck Cartagena oval handstamp, used with National 3c tied by Cartagena Mar. 6, 1920 circular datestamp on large piece of back of cover, violet Barranquilla circular datestamp also ties 10c, Very Fine and rare, this is the first flight using this newly issued 10c Air Post, only five covers and this piece are recorded

E. 300-400
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1525
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1525, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 11, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 11, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 11, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11). Two, each with large to full margins, tied by lightly struck Cartagena oval handstamps, used with National 1c (4) and 2c and tied by Cartagena Mar. 11, 1920 circular datestamps on "Pablo Loos" corner card cover to Barranquilla, violet Barranquilla arrival backstamp, National stamps with small faults and some gum staining of little consequence, still Very Fine, only four or five covers are recorded from this flight with this as the only double rate cover, ex Gebauer, with 2007 Colomphil certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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1526
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1526, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 11, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 11, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - March 11, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11). Large margins including sheet margin at right, tied by lightly struck Cartagena oval handstamp, used with National 3c on reverse of cover and tied by Cartagena Mar. 11, 1920 circular datestamp, addressed to Barranquilla, violet Barranquilla circular datestamp also ties 3c, cover opened on three sides for display, Very Fine and rare, only four or five covers are recorded from this flight, signed Rendon and with 2007 Colomphil certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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1527
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1527, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - June 22, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - June 22, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - June 22, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11). Large margins to just barely touching frameline, tied by Cartagena oval handstamp on reverse of cover, used with National 3c (2) and tied by Cartagena Jun. 22, 1920 circular datestamp, addressed to Barranquilla, violet Barranquilla circular datestamp also ties 10c, light file fold thru one National stamp

VERY FINE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED COVER FROM THE JUN. 22, 1920 FLIGHT.

With 1988 E. Diena certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
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1528
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1528, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - July 7, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - July 7, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Green, Air Post - July 7, 1920 Flight (C11; Sanabria 11). Large margins to ample margins, tied by lightly struck Cartagena oval handstamp on reverse of cover, used with National 3c pair and single and tied by Cartagena Jul. 7, 1920 circular datestamps, addressed to Barranquilla, violet Barranquilla circular datestamp also ties 10c, 10c with couple toned spots, otherwise Very Fine and rare, only two or three covers are recorded from this flight, ex Peinado, with 1988 E. Diena certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
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1529
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1529, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Red Brown, Air Post - April 16, 1922 Flight (C11C; Sanabria 16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Red Brown, Air Post - April 16, 1922 Flight (C11C; Sanabria 16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 10c Red Brown, Air Post - April 16, 1922 Flight (C11C; Sanabria 16). Used with National 3c tied by boxed Medellin Apr. 16, 1922 datestamp and additional oval handstamp on cover to Medellin, additional Medellin Apr. 16 backstamp, Very Fine, particularly scarce with the 10c Red Brown, this contested flight has two varying reports, one indicates pilot Guicciardi Ferruccio arrived in Medellin on Apr. 16 after he got lost enroute and suffered crashes and delayed for weeks, another report notes he left on Apr. 16 and arrived in Medellin on Jul. 26, regardless a fascinating flight ripe for further research

E. 500-750
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1530
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1530, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920 CCNA Second thru Fourth Issues Group (C11-C11D; Sanabria 11-16A), COLOMBIA, 1920 CCNA Second thru Fourth Issues Group (C11-C11D; Sanabria 11-16A)COLOMBIA, 1920 CCNA Second thru Fourth Issues Group (C11-C11D; Sanabria 11-16A). Various unused singles, pairs, blocks and positional multiples neatly mounted on exhibit pages, incl. unused No. C11 strips of four and used single on piece (likely April 1920 use), C11A-C11B in singles, block of four and block of ten, C11C-C11D incl. retouched mountain (with Moorhouse certificate), tete-beche strip and juxta-positioned corner block, mostly Very Fine, Sanabria (1972) $5,965.00, Scott Retail with no premium for juxta-positioned block

4,630
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1531
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1531, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, "-30 cvs-" on 10c Black on Yellowish, Air Post Essay Surcharge, COLOMBIA, 1920, "-30 cvs-" on 10c Black on Yellowish, Air Post Essay SurchargeCOLOMBIA, 1920, "-30 cvs-" on 10c Black on Yellowish, Air Post Essay Surcharge. Two, one each of Sanabria Ty. 12 and 13, large margins, clear impressions and surcharge in violet, Very Fine and scarce duo, ex Johnson, Ty. 12 signed Heimann

E. 750-1,000
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1532
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1532, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 20c on 10c Air Post, Typewritten Surcharge (C11F; Sanabria 26), COLOMBIA, 1920, 20c on 10c Air Post, Typewritten Surcharge (C11F; Sanabria 26)COLOMBIA, 1920, 20c on 10c Air Post, Typewritten Surcharge (C11F; Sanabria 26). Tied by well-struck violet Medellin oval ribbon handstamp, used with National 3c tied by lightly struck blue Dec. 20, 1920 circular duplex datestamp on cover to Cartagena, also with "CIA Colombiana de Navegacion Aerea" oval promotional label tied by both cancels, blue boxed Cartagena Dec. 25 arrival datestamp, cover reduced at left and slightly at bottom and slight gum adhesive affecting 20c

FINE AND IMMENSELY RARE COVER OF THE 20-CENTAVOS SURCHARGE, SCOTT NO. C11F AND SANABRIA NO. 26 - FLOWN ON THE CRASHED RETURNED FLIGHT OF THE "MEDELLIN". ONLY THREE COVERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED. A MAJOR COLOMBIAN AIR POST RARITY.

Few typewritten surcharged covers have survived as they were used on the return flight of the Medellin from Medellin to Cartagena via Puerto Berrio. The plane ran out of fuel on the way to Puerto Berrio and ultimately crashed and was destroyed. Most mail was lost but the pilot Bazin managed to salvage some covers and canoed back to Medellin where they were subsequently sent by surface mail for onward delivery.

We have located only three covers with the 20c Surcharge: a) with promotional label, ex Neubuger and Johnson, b) with promotional label, the example offered here, and c) with unsurcharged 10c, ex Gebauer

Signed Champion. With 1988 E. Diena certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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1533
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1533, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c on 10c Air Post, Typewritten Surcharge (C11H; Sanabria 29), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c on 10c Air Post, Typewritten Surcharge (C11H; Sanabria 29)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c on 10c Air Post, Typewritten Surcharge (C11H; Sanabria 29). Tied by well-struck violet Medellin oval ribbon handstamp, used with National 3c tied by light Dec. 20, 1920 circular duplex datestamp (also ties 30c stamp) on cover to Cartagena, blue boxed Cartagena Dec. 25 arrival datestamp, cover reduced at left and slightly at bottom and slight gum adhesive affecting stamps

FINE COVER OF THE 30-CENTAVOS SURCHARGE, SCOTT NO. C11H AND SANABRIA NO. 29 - FLOWN ON THE CRASHED RETURNED FLIGHT OF THE "MEDELLIN". ONLY FOUR COVERS HAVE BEEN RECORDED. A MAJOR COLOMBIAN AIR POST RARITY.

Few typewritten surcharged covers have survived as they were used on the return flight of the Medellin from Medellin to Cartagena via Puerto Berrio. The plane ran out of fuel on the way to Puerto Berrio and ultimately crashed and was destroyed. Most mail was destroyed but the pilot Bazin managed to salvage some covers and canoed back to Medellin where they were subsequently sent by surface mail for onward delivery.

Ex Oschmann, Sanchez Vega and Johnson. Signed Champion. With 1987 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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1534
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1534, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 29, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 29, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Apr. 29, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Two, cancelled by Girardot oval cancel, used with National 3c pair tied by violet "Credito Mercantil" handstamp upon arrival, addressed to Barranquilla on "Breuer, Moller & Co." corner card cover, cover with a few file folds affecting stamps and one 30c with minor gum toning, otherwise Fine, scarce as a double rate cover

E. 400-500
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1535
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1535, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Mar. 2, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Mar. 2, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Mar. 2, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Used with National 5c, each tied by Bogota Mar. 2, 1921 circular datestamps on blue "Focion Soto & Cia." corner card cover to New York, blue Barranquilla backstamp applied in transit, 30c with severe pre-use faults and 5c with minor perf toning, otherwise Fine and scarce, only five covers are recorded from this flight, scarce to a foreign destination

E. 300-400
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1536
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1536, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Aug. 19, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14), COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Aug. 19, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14)COLOMBIA, 1920, 30c Black on Rose, Air Post - Aug. 19, 1921 Experimental Flight (C14). Used with National 3c, each tied by Bogota Aug. 19, 1921 circular datestamps on blue "E. de J. Sanchez" corner card cover to New York, cover slightly reduced at right and minor creasing, otherwise Very Fine, few covers are known from this flight and likely the only example used to a destination outside of Colombia

E. 500-750
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1537
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1537, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920-21, 30c Black on Rose and 30c Rose (C14-C15), COLOMBIA, 1920-21, 30c Black on Rose and 30c Rose (C14-C15)COLOMBIA, 1920-21, 30c Black on Rose and 30c Rose (C14-C15). Small group consisting of No. C14 used block of six from Medellin dated Aug. 26, 1921 (Experimental Flight) and No. C15 two used singles, cover front to Bogota sent from United States and dated Mar. 1, 1922 though taxed 30c (likely since this issue was demonitzed on this day) and a cover to Indianapolis dated Dec. 21, 1921, Fine

E. 300-400
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1538
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1538, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green (C16), COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green (C16)COLOMBIA, 1920, 50c Pale Green (C16). Top right corner sheet margin, bold strike of "Servicio Postal Aereo, S.C.A. de T.A." oval "Colibri" (hummingbird) cancel, stamp with minor corner creases at bottom left, Extremely Fine appearance, this cancel was only used on the Oct. 20, 1920 experimental flight from Barranquilla to Girardot, only seven covers are recorded with few off-cover examples known

E. 400-500
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1539
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1539, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23), COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23)COLOMBIA, 1921, "$030" on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 9; Scott C23). Vertical pair with sheet margin at right, violet "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos, Medellin" three-line handstamp applied upon arrival, large sealed vertical tear and heavy rubbing on bottom stamp causing hole, still Fine and rare, only nine used examples are recorded, two of which are on cover and this is the only multiple known, Scott Retail as singles

1,900
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1540
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1540, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1921, 10c on 50c Pale Green, Type "b", small "A" (Colomphil 21a; C20 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, 10c on 50c Pale Green, Type "b", small "A" (Colomphil 21a; C20 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, 10c on 50c Pale Green, Type "b", small "A" (Colomphil 21a; C20 var). The "A" of "Centavos" clearly short at bottom, proper violet flight cancel, trivial faint paper wrinkles mostly in the right margin, Fine, a very scarce variety, Scott Retail as normal

575
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1541
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1541, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 23a; Scott C20 var), COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 23a; Scott C20 var)COLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Air Post Surcharge (Colomphil 23a; Scott C20 var). Used with 50c Pale Green (C16) vertical pair with bottom right sheet margin on reverse of legal-sized cover and cancelled by Girardot oval cancel, with National 10c pair tied by blue boxed Barranquilla datestamp upon arrival, cover with "The Colombia Railways & Navigation Co., Ltd." handstamp with printed address to Barranquilla, cover with minor file fold not affecting stamps, small piece of corner missing and opened for display, 30c and 50c with light toning around perfs, still Fine and exceptionally rare combination use with the unsurcharged 50c stamps, only three covers with Colomphil No. 23a are recorded

E. 1,000-1,500
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1542
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1542, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, 1923, 30c Blue, 60c Brown, 5p Olive Green, Fourth SCADTA Issue (C42, C45, C50), COLOMBIA, 1923, 30c Blue, 60c Brown, 5p Olive Green, Fourth SCADTA Issue (C42, C45, C50)COLOMBIA, 1923, 30c Blue, 60c Brown, 5p Olive Green, Fourth SCADTA Issue (C42, C45, C50). Singles of 30c and 60c, "L" shaped block of three of 5p, used with National 4c, 8c and 50c block of four, tied by Barranquilla Oct. 17, 1927 machine cancel on large printed cover front only to Bogota, manuscript "15.90/2.12" at top right indicating postage for Air Post and postage costs, Fine, this is the largest known multiple and franking of the 5p Fourth Issue

E. 500-750
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1543
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1543, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Argentina & Uruguay, 1923, 5c-5p with 7-1/2mm Overprints (CLAU12-CLAU22), COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Argentina & Uruguay, 1923, 5c-5p with 7-1/2mm Overprints (CLAU12-CLAU22)COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Argentina & Uruguay, 1923, 5c-5p with 7-1/2mm Overprints (CLAU12-CLAU22). Most with clear Barranquilla circular datestamps, 10c with slightly toned perfs and 20c with minute corner crease, otherwise Fine-Very Fine, an elusive used set

1,915
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1544
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1544, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Canada, December 1930 Three-Country Franking, COLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Canada, December 1930 Three-Country FrankingCOLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Canada, December 1930 Three-Country Franking. Canada 2c entire uprated with George V 1c and 2c (2) stamps tied by Vancouver Dec. 24, 1930 circular datestamp with additional strike below on cover to Girardot, Colombia, cover sent via Miami, Canal Zone and Barranquilla with Canal Zone 20c on 2c Air Post and Colombia 10c and 15c stamps added, Canal Zone stamp tied by violet Barranquilla Jan. 2 transit and Colombia stamps tied by Vancouver circular datestamps indicating all stamps were applied by sender in Canada, arrival backstamp, cover with minor edge tears mostly at top, still Fine and rare three country franking from Canada, accompanied by letter datelined in 1938 from recipient describing why his sister used this method of mailing letters so they can communicate with each other in under five weeks, with 2007 Colomphil certificate

E. 400-500
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1545
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1545, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1921-23, 30c Green, 3p Violet (CLGB5, CLGB10), COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1921-23, 30c Green, 3p Violet (CLGB5, CLGB10)COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1921-23, 30c Green, 3p Violet (CLGB5, CLGB10). Two horizontal pairs of 30c incl. one with selvage at right, 3p with selvage at top, used with National 1c and 10c, all tied by red Barranquilla Oct. 3, 1923 circular datestamps on large part of parcel front only to Bogota, violet "Book Post" handstamp at top left indicating contents, light file folds affecting one 30c pair and 3p, otherwise Fine, an early and scarce use of the 3p value

E. 300-400
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1546
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1546, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1923, 50c Green, Inverted Violet "GB" Overprint (CLGB34 var), COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1923, 50c Green, Inverted Violet "GB" Overprint (CLGB34 var)COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1923, 50c Green, Inverted Violet "GB" Overprint (CLGB34 var). Used with 1p Black (CLGB36) and National 5c and 10c, all tied by Barranquilla Oct. 10, 1924 circular datestamps in transit on linen cover to Bogota, arrival backstamp, 5c and 1p with minor perf faults, cover with minor edge faults, otherwise Fine, this is the only cover recorded with the inverted overprint

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1547
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1547, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1923, 1p Black, Double Impression of Basic Stamp (CLGB58a), COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1923, 1p Black, Double Impression of Basic Stamp (CLGB58a)COLOMBIA, Consular Overprints - Great Britain, 1923, 1p Black, Double Impression of Basic Stamp (CLGB58a). Showing distinct doubling of underlying stamp, neat circular datestamp, fresh and Fine, a scarce error, signed Kessler and with 2016 Moorhouse certificate

1,250
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1548
c
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1548, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Mexico, 1926 SCADTA Postal Card to Bogota, COLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Mexico, 1926 SCADTA Postal Card to BogotaCOLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Mexico, 1926 SCADTA Postal Card to Bogota. SCADTA 10c postal card, used from Mexico with 2c pair tied by "Monterrey, N.L. 18 Dic. 26" circular datestamp and addressed to Bogota from the Shaw correspondence, minor edge wear, still Very Fine, about 3-5 examples using Mexican stamps are thought to exist, with 2007 Colomphil certificate

E. 300-400
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1549
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1549, Colombia - Air Post IssuesCOLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Panama, 1921, 30c Green, Third SCADTA Issue (C29), COLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Panama, 1921, 30c Green, Third SCADTA Issue (C29)COLOMBIA, Consular Mail - Panama, 1921, 30c Green, Third SCADTA Issue (C29). Tied by well-struck violet "Servicio Postal Aereo de Colombia, Panama" circular handstamp, used with National 3c and cancelled upon arrival on cover front only to Bogota, Fine and rare with such a clear strike, only a small handful of covers with this experimental handstamp are known, used prior to the introduction of the Consular overprinted stamps, with 2007 Colomphil certificate

E. 300-400
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