Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — Colombia Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4741
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Sale 1259, Lot 4741, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Position 9, original gum, lightly hinged, rich color, slight scissor separation at top and bottom as often seen, minor corner crease, Very Fine appearance, only 200 were issued with 160 used, leaving less than 40 unused examples possible, with 1996 Raybaudi (not noting crease) and 2000 P.F. certificates, Scott $3,500.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 500-750
3,750
4742
c
Sale 1259, Lot 4742, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1919, 2c Knox Martin Air Post (C1). Tied by Barranquilla Jun. 18, 1919 circular datestamp on cover to Puerto Colombia, arrival circular datestamp also ties stamp, cover with a few light toned spots and slightly reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,750.00

E. 500-750
450
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4743
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4743, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, Curtiss Aeroplane Co., Promotional Labels. Set of nineteen labels, each with selvage at left showing various air post slogans and italic blue "Curtiss" at bottom, these include the nine designs selected for overprinting by SCADTA to produce Colombia Nos. C2-C10, bright and fresh colors throughout, missing the design for No. C3 as usual since only one or two examples are believed to exist, a few values have faint bends that appear to be from a paperclip (mostly in the margin) - this may be a constant occurrence, as the paperclip impressions are on the exact same spot on the same values as the set in the next lot

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SET OF THE CURTISS AEROPLANE CO. PROMOTIONAL LABELS WITHOUT OVERPRINT - SUBSEQUENTLY NINE WERE OVERPRINTED TO CREATE NOS. C2-C10.

The labels were produced for advertising for use in cigarette packs for the Curtiss Aeroplane Co. and feature the iconic Curtiss JN ("Jenny") in various scenes. The artist is unknown. Nine of the labels, without selvage, were overprinted by the Compania Colombiana de Navegacion Aerea (SCADTA) under contract with the Colombian Government, for use as Air Post stamps. The others were deemed inconvenient to arrange for the overprint or not appropriate for use. It is believed that 100 sets were purchased, though not proven, and only one or two of the Jenny in clouds design used for C3 were not overprinted.

Two with 2002 A.P.S. certificate

Sale 1259, Lot 4743, Colombia Air Post
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Sale 1259, Lot 4743, Colombia Air Post
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E. 3,000-4,000
8,000
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4744
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4744, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, Curtiss Aeroplane Co., Promotional Labels. Set of nineteen labels, each with selvage at left showing various air post slogans and italic blue "Curtiss" at bottom, these include the nine designs selected for overprinting by SCADTA to produce Colombia Nos. C2-C10, bright and fresh colors throughout, missing the design for No. C3 as usual since only one or two examples are believed to exist, some values have faint bends that mainly appear to be from a paperclip (mostly in the margin) - this may be a constant occurrence, as the paperclip impressions are on the exact same spot on the same values as the set in the previous lot

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SET OF THE CURTISS AEROPLANE CO. PROMOTIONAL LABELS WITHOUT OVERPRINT - SUBSEQUENTLY NINE WERE OVERPRINTED TO CREATE NOS. C2-C10.

The labels were produced for advertising for use in cigarette packs for the Curtiss Aeroplane Co. and feature the iconic Curtiss JN ("Jenny") in various scenes. The artist is unknown. Nine of the labels, without selvage, were overprinted by the Compania Colombiana de Navegacion Aerea (SCADTA) under contract with the Colombian Government, for use as Air Post stamps. The others were deemed inconvenient to arrange for the overprint or not appropriate for use. It is believed that 100 sets were purchased, though not proven, and only one or two of the Jenny in clouds design used for C3 were not overprinted.

Sale 1259, Lot 4744, Colombia Air Post
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E. 3,000-4,000
6,000
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4745
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Sale 1259, Lot 4745, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Woman and Boy Watching Plane (C2). Without gum as issued, large margins, bright colors

VERY FINE AND RARE. ONLY 38 UNUSED ARE RECORDED.

With 1997 Robineau, 2001 Sismondo, and 2002 P.F. certificates. Scott $4,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
3,250
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4746
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Sale 1259, Lot 4746, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Clouds and Small Biplane at Top (C3). Without gum as issued, excellent centering, rich colors

VERY FINE. A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE AIR POST WITH ONLY 27 UNUSED RECORDED.

The third rarest of the set to acquire. With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
6,500
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4747
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Sale 1259, Lot 4747, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Tilted Plane Viewed Close-Up from Above (C4). Without gum as issued, large margins, bold colors

VERY FINE. A SELECT UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS DESIRABLE AIR POST WITH ONLY 31 UNUSED EXAMPLES RECORDED.

Signed Kessler. With 1999 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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4748
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Sale 1259, Lot 4748, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Flier in Plane Watching Biplane (C5). Without gum as issued, particularly large margins, rich colors on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY SCARCE AND DESIRABLE AIR POST STAMP. ONLY 53 UNUSED ARE KNOWN.

With 1998 P.F. certificate. Scott $4,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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4749
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Sale 1259, Lot 4749, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Lighthouse and Biplane (C6). Without gum as issued, bold colors

VERY FINE AND SCARCE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THIS AIR POST STAMP. ONLY 50 ARE RECORDED.

Signed Kessler. With 2008 Scheller and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott $4,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
3,750
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4750
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Sale 1259, Lot 4750, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Fuselage and Tail of Biplane (C7). Without gum as issued, mostly large to full margins at bottom, bold colors on bright paper

VERY FINE. THIS IS THE KEY UNUSED CCNA STAMP OF THE SERIES TO ACQUIRE FOR COMPLETION. ONLY FIFTEEN UNUSED ARE RECORDED. A MAJOR COLOMBIAN AND WORLDWIDE AIR POST RARITY.

Our research notes that most of the other known examples have faults such as tone spots, creases and thins. According to Power Search, this is only the second example we have offered in our auctions (the other example, ex Fletcher, had a small corner fault).

Signed Kessler. With 2008 Scheller and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott $12,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 5,000-7,500
23,000
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4751
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Sale 1259, Lot 4751, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Condor on Cliff (C8). Without gum as issued, large margins to ample at left which is far larger than typically seen, fresh colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. ONLY 36 UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THIS AIR POST STAMP ARE RECORDED, AND THIS IS IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN TYPICALLY ENCOUNTERED.

With 1976 Friedl and 2013 P.F. certificates. Scott $8,000.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 3,000-4,000
10,500
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4752
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Sale 1259, Lot 4752, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Plane at Rest and Pilot Foreground (C9). Without gum as issued, wonderfully large and balanced margins, vibrant colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS AIR POST WITH ONLY 41 RECORDED.

Signed Bloch. With 2008 Scheller and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott $4,500.00. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,750
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4753
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Sale 1259, Lot 4753, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1920, 10c "SCADTA", Ocean Liner (C10). Without gum as issued, large margins to full at bottom (larger than generally seen on this stamp), excellent colors, couple shallow thin spots, Very Fine appearance, a particularly rare unused stamp with only 24 recorded making this this second most difficult stamp of the series to acquire, with 1974 Friedl and 1998 P.F. certificates not mentioning the thin spots, Scott $6,000.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,000-1,500
10,000
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4754
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Sale 1259, Lot 4754, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Surcharge with Inverted "1" of "10" (C18 var; Colomphil 2a). Mint N.H. with s.e. at right, fresh color, small inclusion at left

VERY FINE AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLED OF THE COLOMPHIL NO. 2A WITH INVERTED SURCHARGE. ONLY TWO OR THREE UNUSED ARE RECORDED.

Outside of two or three unused, there is one recorded used (ex Cruz). A major Provisional surcharge rarity. From the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,500-2,000
3,000
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4755
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Sale 1259, Lot 4755, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1921, 30c on 10c on 50c Pale Green (C20 var; Colomphil 17). Original gum, fresh color, showing Violet "10 Centavos" under the Black "30 Centavos", few rough perfs at top and bottom, otherwise Very Fine, an incredibly rare stamp, only two are recorded, this as a new find (the other example is on cover, ex Gebauer), signed Cole and Oriole, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 1,000-1,500
2,200
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4756
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4756, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1921, "Valor 30 ctvos, S.C.A.D.T.A." on 50c Pale Green, Air Post Surcharge (C21; Colomphil 10). Affixed to small piece, excellent centering, violet Barranquilla "clock" cancel and Nov. 14, 1921 datestamp, minor trace of soiling, still Very Fine, less than 20 used are thought to exist, Scott $575.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
225
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4757
 
Sale 1259, Lot 4757, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1921, "$030c" on 50c Pale Green, Inverted Air Post Surcharge (C24 var; Colomphil 8a). S.e. at right, violet Bogota SCADTA three-line handstamp and large Barranquilla circular datestamp, well-centered, bright color, Very Fine, less than fifteen examples are believed to exist, signed A. Brun, Scott $950.00 as normal, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 300-400
700
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4758
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Sale 1259, Lot 4758, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1921, 5c-5p SCADTA, Air Post (C25-C35). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine set, Scott $601.05, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 200-300
325
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4759
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Sale 1259, Lot 4759, Colombia Air PostCOLOMBIA, 1921-22, 30c on 10c Yellow (C37; Colomphil 26c). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color on fresh paper, Very Fine and rare stamp, with only eight unused examples recorded of all types, with 2009 Colomphil certificate, Scott $1,500.00, from the Porter W. Venn II Estate

E. 500-750
2,000
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