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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c

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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1338, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant (6b), 1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant (6b)1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant (6b). Stone A, Positions 24-26/35-37/46-48, block of nine containing 5c transfer error (Position 35) on plate of 20c, forming a se-tenant multiple with adjoining stamps, Position 25 is the retouched transfer, original gum, large margins, beautiful rich color and fresh paper, couple usual slight gum creases

EXTREMELY FINE. A SPECTACULAR BLOCK FROM THE 20-CENTAVOS LITHOGRAPHIC STONE, CONTAINING THE 5-CENTAVOS TRANSFER ERROR. THIS IS THE SMALLER OF ONLY TWO SE-TENANT BLOCKS KNOWN. ONE OF THE FAMOUS ARISTOCRATS OF SOUTH AMERICAN PHILATELY.

The 20c lithographic stone that specialists label "A" contained two significant transfer errors and one noteworthy retouched transfer variety. The first error is an inverted 20c transfer in Position 13, the second stamp in the second row. The other error is found in the fourth row, also the second stamp, Position 35, which is a 5c denomination transferred to the 20c stone by mistake. The prominent retouched variety is Position 25, the third stamp in the third row, which has been extensively redrawn on the stone to correct a poor transfer.

There are only four examples of the 20c tete-beche (three unused and one used pair), which are listed in the description of lot 1341. The 5c-20c se-tenant is represented by four multiples, all unused (no used examples are known). These four se-tenant multiples are as follows: 1) Positions 34-35, 20c-5c horizontal pair, original gum, left sheet margin, small thin, ex Ferrary, Caspary, Lilly and "Isleham" (Peyton), offered in this sale as lot 1339; 2) Positions 35-36, 5c-20c horizontal pair, light Blue shade, original gum, small thin, offered in this sale as lot 1340; 3) Positions 24-26/35-37/46-47, block of nine, ex T. W. Hall, Crocker, Newbury, Neuburger and "Islander", acquired by G.N.J. in a Cherrystone sale, the block offered here; and 4) Positions 1-10 through 45-54, block of 50, ex Ehrenbach, Newbury, Neuburger and Dr. Goeggel.

It is remarkable that three of the four 5c-20c se-tenant multiples are offered in this sale of the Gordon N. John collection.

Ex Thomas William Hall, Crocker, Newbury, Neuburger and "Islander" (Siegel Sale 957, lot 187). Acquired by Gordon N. John in a subsequent Cherrystone sale.

E. 30,000-40,000
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1339
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1339, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant Pair (6b), 1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant Pair (6b)1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant Pair (6b). Stone A, Positions 34-35, horizontal pair, the 5c error transfer at right, original gum, large margins all around including left sheet margin, rich color, fresh, small natural inclusion, tiny thin spots of no consequence

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COLOMBIA 1859 ISSUE 5- AND 20-CENTAVOS SE-TENANT MULTIPLES. TRULY ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES OF CLASSIC WORLDWIDE PHILATELY.

The 20c lithographic stone that specialists label "A" contained two significant transfer errors and one noteworthy retouched transfer variety. The first error is an inverted 20c transfer in Position 13, the second stamp in the second row. The other error is found in the fourth row, also the second stamp, Position 35, which is a 5c denomination transferred to the 20c stone by mistake. The prominent retouched variety is Position 25, the third stamp in the third row, which has been extensively redrawn on the stone to correct a poor transfer.

There are only four examples of the 20c tete-beche (three unused and one used pair), which are listed in the description of lot 1341. The 5c-20c se-tenant is represented by four multiples, all unused (no used examples are known). These four se-tenant multiples are as follows: 1) Positions 34-35, 20c-5c horizontal pair, original gum, left sheet margin, small thin, ex Ferrary, Caspary, Lilly and "Isleham" (Peyton), the pair offered here; 2) Positions 35-36, 5c-20c horizontal pair, light Blue shade, original gum, small thin, offered in this sale as lot 1340; 3) Positions 24-26/35-37/46-47, block of nine, ex T. W. Hall, Crocker, Newbury, Neuburger and "Islander", acquired by G.N.J. in a Cherrystone sale, offered in this sale as lot 1338; and 4) Positions 1-10 through 45-54, block of 50, ex Ehrenbach, Newbury, Neuburger and Dr. Goeggel.

It is remarkable that three of the four 5c-20c se-tenant multiples are offered in this sale of the Gordon N. John collection.

Illustrated in Bortfeldt book (page 41). Ex Ferrary, Caspary, Lilly and "Isleham" (Peyton) -- sold in our 1990 Rarities of the World sale (Sale 724, lot 445) for $28,000 hammer.

E. 15,000-20,000
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1340
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1340, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant Pair (6b), 1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant Pair (6b)1859, 5c and 20c Blue, Se-Tenant Pair (6b). Stone A, Positions 35-36, horizontal pair, the 5c error transfer at left, original gum, h.r., full to large margins all around, bright color, fresh, trivial small thin at top of left stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED COLOMBIA 1859 ISSUE 5- AND 20-CENTAVOS SE-TENANT MULTIPLES. AN OUTSTANDING CLASSIC PHILATELIC RARITY.

The 20c lithographic stone that specialists label "A" contained two significant transfer errors and one noteworthy retouched transfer variety. The first error is an inverted 20c transfer in Position 13, the second stamp in the second row. The other error is found in the fourth row, also the second stamp, Position 35, which is a 5c denomination transferred to the 20c stone by mistake. The prominent retouched variety is Position 25, the third stamp in the third row, which has been extensively redrawn on the stone to correct a poor transfer.

There are only four examples of the 20c tete-beche (three unused and one used pair), which are listed in the description of lot 1341. The 5c-20c se-tenant is represented by four multiples, all unused (no used examples are known). These four se-tenant multiples are as follows: 1) Positions 34-35, 20c-5c horizontal pair, original gum, left sheet margin, small thin, ex Ferrary, Caspary, Lilly and "Isleham" (Peyton), offered in this sale as lot 1339; 2) Positions 35-36, 5c-20c horizontal pair, light Blue shade, original gum, small thin, the pair offered here; 3) Positions 24-26/35-37/46-47, block of nine, ex T. W. Hall, Crocker, Newbury, Neuburger and "Islander", acquired by G.N.J. in a Cherrystone sale, offered in this sale as lot 1338; and 4) Positions 1-10 through 45-54, block of 50, ex Ehrenbach, Newbury, Neuburger and Dr. Goeggel.

It is remarkable that three of the four 5c-20c se-tenant multiples are offered in this sale of the Gordon N. John collection.

E. 15,000-20,000
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1341
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1341, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 20c Blue, Tete-Beche (6c), 1859, 20c Blue, Tete-Beche (6c)1859, 20c Blue, Tete-Beche (6c). Stone A, Positions 1-4, 12-15, block of eight with top left corner sheet margins, containing the inverted transfer, Position 13, forming a tete-beche multiple with adjoining stamps, original gum, large margins all around, bright fresh color and paper, couple typical slight gum creases

EXTREMELY FINE. ONE OF FOUR RECORDED TETE-BECHE MULTIPLES OF THE 20-CENTAVOS AND THE SMALLER OF TWO BLOCKS CONTAINING THE INVERTED TRANSFER. TRULY ONE OF THE ARISTOCRATS OF SOUTH AMERICAN PHILATELY.

The 20c lithographic stone that specialists label "A" contained two significant transfer errors and one noteworthy retouched transfer variety. The first error is an inverted 20c transfer in Position 13, the second stamp in the second row. The other error is found in the fourth row, also the second stamp, Position 35, which is a 5c denomination transferred to the 20c stone by mistake. The prominent retouched variety is Position 25, the third stamp in the third row, which has been extensively redrawn on the stone to correct a poor transfer.

The 5c-20c se-tenant is represented by four multiples, all unused (no used examples are known) -- they are listed in the descriptions of lots 1338-1340. There are only four examples of the 20c tete-beche (three unused and one used pair), as follows: 1) Positions 13-14, horizontal pair, unused (no gum), bend and thin spot, ex Dr. Goeggel; 2) Positions 12-13, horizontal pair, used with "Cartagena/Franca" oval, ex Ferrary, Caspary, Nueberger and Dr. Goeggel; 3) Positions 1-4/12-15, top left corner sheet margin block of 8, original gum, ex Crocker, Newbury, Neuburger, Londono and "Islander", the block offered here; and 4) Positions 1-10 through 45-54, block of 50, ex Ehrenbach, Newbury, Neuburger and Dr. Goeggel.

Illustrated on Bortfeldt book (page 39). Ex Crocker, Newbury, Neuburger, Londono and "Islander" (Siegel Sale 957, lot 188)

E. 30,000-40,000
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1342
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1342, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 20c Blue (6), 1859, 20c Blue (6)1859, 20c Blue (6). Stone A, Positions 5-9/16-20/27-31, block of 15 with top sheet margin, Positions 6 and 17 with white transfer flaw, original gum, deep shade, ample to large margins, vertical crease thru fourth vertical row, toned spot on gum of second stamp in bottom row does not show thru, fresh and Very Fine, an outstanding original-gum block from Stone A, which is part of the original sheet containing the tete-beche and se-tenant blocks offered in lots 1338 and 1341, as well as the top right corner margin block offered in lot 1343 -- together, these prove the size and layout of Stone A -- ex "Esmeralda" (Investphila sale, Mar. 21-22, 2009, lot 1433)

E. 1,500-2,000
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1343
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1343, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 20c Blue (6), 1859, 20c Blue (6)1859, 20c Blue (6). Stone A, Positions 10/11/21-22, block of four with top right corner sheet margins, original gum, deep shade, full to large margins, slight gum crease, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb corner-margin original-gum block from Stone A, which is part of the original sheet containing the tete-beche and se-tenant blocks offered in lots 1338 and 1341, as well as the top sheet-margin block offered in lot 1342 -- together, these prove the size and layout of Stone A -- ex "Esmeralda" (Investphila sale, Mar. 21-22, 2009, lot 1431)

E. 750-1,000
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1344
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1344, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 20c Blue (6), 1859, 20c Blue (6)1859, 20c Blue (6). Complete sheet from Stone B, original gum, sheet margins all around, intense shade, some typical creasing caused by gum and folds

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR KNOWN COMPLETE SHEETS OF THE 20-CENTAVOS 1859 FIRST ISSUE FROM STONE B. THESE ARE THE ONLY COMPLETE SHEETS OF THE ENTIRE FIRST ISSUE. AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC COLOMBIAN RARITY.

Ex Newbury and "Islander"

E. 3,000-4,000
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1345
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1345, Colombia - 1859 First Issue, 20c1859, 20c Blue (6), 1859, 20c Blue (6)1859, 20c Blue (6). Complete sheet from Stone B, original gum, sheet margins all around, intense shade, preprinting crease thru third row, some typical creasing caused by gum and folds, toned spots at center

VERY FINE. ONE OF FOUR KNOWN COMPLETE SHEETS OF THE 20-CENTAVOS 1859 FIRST ISSUE FROM STONE B. THESE ARE THE ONLY COMPLETE SHEETS OF THE ENTIRE FIRST ISSUE. AN IMPORTANT CLASSIC COLOMBIAN RARITY.

Ex "Esmeralda" (Investphila sale, Mar. 21-22, 2009, lot 1441)

E. 3,000-4,000
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