Deborah Friedman Collection of Colombian Airmail; U.S. & Worldwide Stamps
November 7, 2007 and November 13-15, 2007

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Lot #1
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 First Experimental Air Mail Flight, Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia to Barranquilla by American aviator William Knox Martin, June 18, 1919. On this occasion, 200 copies of 2centavo stamps were overprinted at Barranquilla Printing Office. This was executed in horizontal strips of ten, which were severed with a guillotine knife, causing horizontal perforations to have a "cut" appearance. Of the total stamps issued, 160 were used on covers on the special flight. An unused single, with dried gum as often, separated by knife at top, signed Champion etc. (YT PA1)
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Catalog #C1
Catalog Value € 5,000
Unsold
Lot #2
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, used on flown cover from Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia, v.f., signed Sanabria, I.Heiman etc., with 1969 PFC (YT PA1, catalogue value for a faulty copy off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C1
Catalog Value € 2,300
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #3
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, position 7, used on cover to Puerto Colombia, filing fold away from the stamp which is v.f. and without the usual faults, signed Kessler, Sanabria, with 2002 PFC (catalogue value for faulty copy off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C1
Catalog Value € 2,300
Unsold
Lot #4
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, position 9, used on small cover to Puerto Colombia, v.f. and without the usual faults, signed Galvez etc., with 2002 PFC (catalogue value for faulty copy off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C1
Catalog Value € 2,300
Price Realized
$1,200.00

Lot #5
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, used on cover for first experimental flight Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia, some staining, otherwise v.f., signed Bloch, Kessler etc. (catalogue value for faulty copy off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C1
Catalog Value € 2,300
Price Realized
$1,250.00

Lot #6
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, used on flown cover from Barranquilla to Puerto Colombia, some overall toning and cover creases, stamp v.f. (YT PA1)
Envelope
Catalog #C1
Catalog Value € 2,300
Unsold
Lot #7
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, "1" with serifs variety (position 5), tied on piece by first day of use "Baranquilla 18.June.1919" cds, v.f. and rare variety, only 20 printed, signed Forrester etc., with 1991 Holcombe cert. (catalogue value for a faulty copy) (YT PA1a),
Catalog #C1a
Catalog Value € 7,500
Unsold
Lot #8
COLOMBIA Air Post
1919 2c carmine rose, "1" with serifs variety (position 5), used on a flown cover to Puerto Colombia, signed Herbert Bloch. Only 20 copies of this variety were printed, v.f. (YT PA1a, catalogue value for used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C1a
Catalog Value € 7,500
Unsold
Lot #9
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Curtiss Aereo Plane & Motor Co. advertising labels, a spectacular group of 19 different, including eight which were converted into postage stamps (the other eleven were discarded because designs were not considered appropriate or not conveniently arranged for overprinting). Many philatelists consider these labels as proofs or essays, with Alex Rendon certificates
(*)
Catalog #C2,4-10E
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #10
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Curtiss Company labels, eight different multicolored items, most with additional margins, unused without gum as issued, v.f., rare
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Catalog #C2/10E
Price Realized
$2,800.00

Lot #11
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Compania Colombiana de Navegacion Aerea was founded September 28, 1919. In February 1920, the C.C.N.A. obtained a franchise to fly between Cartagena and Barranquilla and was authorized to issue its own stamps. This was facilitated by overprinting "Compania Colombiana de Navegacion Aerea Porte Aereo" and surcharging "$ 0.10" on the Curtiss Aereo Plane & Motor Co. advertising labels. Less than 100 of each of the nine types were produced. These stamps were used on two first flights on February 22, 1920 from Cartagena and returning March 4 from Barranquilla. In July 1920, the air mail concession was passed to SCADTA. The C.C.N.A. ceased to operate in April, 1922. The complete set of nine values, unused without gum as issued, fresh and very fine condition, without the usual faults that plague this most popular air post issue, signed Herbert Bloch, all (except C4) are accompanied by Friedl certificates from the 1970s. A rare opportunity to obtain the complete set of these beautiful stamps, in excellent condition (YT PA2-10)
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Catalog #C2-10
Catalog Value € 48,250
Price Realized
$45,000.00

Lot #12
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c Woman and Boy Watching Plane, with Company surcharge printed at an angle variety, unused without gum as issued, v.f. and scarce, with 2002 PFC (YT PA2)
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Catalog #C2var
Catalog Value € 3,500
Price Realized
$2,400.00

Lot #13
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c Woman and Boy Watching Plane, tied by oval Barranquilla departure date stamp, used with 6c government franking on March 4 (first flight) to Cartagena, v.f., with arrival pmk, signed Bloch, with Friedl cert. (YT PA2)
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Catalog #C2
Catalog Value € 5,000
Price Realized
$3,500.00

Lot #14
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c Clouds and Small Biplane, unused without gum as issued, large margins all around, v.f., with 1987 Diena cert. (YT PA2A)
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Catalog #C3
Catalog Value € 3,500
Unsold
Lot #15
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Flier in Plane watching biplane, violet 1920 cancel, margins all around, small tear and thin at top, v.f. appearance, with 2002 PFC (YT PA4)
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Catalog #C5
Catalog Value € 2,500
Price Realized
$2,700.00

Lot #16
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c Fuselage & tail of biplane, used with 3c government franking on February 22 first flight cover from Cartagena to Barranquilla, some creases, otherwise fine, with arrival pmk, signed I.Heiman, Herbert Bloch, with 1978 Friedl cert. This stamp is the rarest of the multicolored issues, only seven are recorded on cover, this being one of the finest, ex-Boonshaft (YT PA 6)
Envelope
Catalog #C7
Catalog Value € 10,000
Price Realized
$11,000.00

Lot #17
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c Ocean Liner, used with 3c government franking on February 22 first flight cover from Cartagena to Barranquilla, v.f., with arrival pmk, signed I.Heiman (YT PA9)
Envelope
Catalog #C10
Catalog Value € 5,000
Unsold
Lot #18
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c green, Lithographed by Valiente, Barranquilla, four copies, one unused, one cancelled in Barranquilla, another tied on piece by Cartagena, March 6, 1920 pmk, also used on back of a flown cover from Cartagena, 2 June 1920, with 6c government franking on front, fine-v.f., scarce (cover with 1988 Diena cert., ex-Harmer collection) (YT PA14)
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Catalog #C11
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #19
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 (October) Lithographed by Valiente, Barranquilla, issued but not used, 10c green, 10c vermilion, vertical se-tenant pairs, also four additional copies of 10c red, all mounted and written-up with positions of the sheet indicated, v.f. (San.12-16)
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Catalog #YT PA10-13
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #20
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 0.10c carmine, 0.10c green, se-tenant sheets of 68, two diff. designs of each, with one row of eight printed sideways and yielding two vertical tete-beche pairs, n.h., couple of minor wrinkles, v.f., rare in sheets,
Box **
Catalog #YT PA10-11,11b,11c
Catalog Value € 12,850
Unsold
Lot #21
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 0.10c carmine, unfolded, se-tenant sheet of 68, two diff. designs, with one row of eight printed sideways and yielding two vertical tete-beche pairs, n.h., couple of minor wrinkles, v.f., rare, signed Bloch,
Box **
Catalog #YT PA11,11b
Catalog Value € 6,650
Unsold
Lot #22
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos (SCADTA), 10c-50c complete set in full sheets, 10c yellow, 15c blue (part of "print and turn tete-beche showing at bottom) and 30c rose (panes of 32), 30c black on rose and 50c green (sheets of 48), last two folded between stamps, with hinge reinforcements, creases and stains, otherwise fine-v.f., quite possibly the only surviving set of sheets, ex-Matthews and Braunstein collections, with a copy of an article regarding this issue (YT PA19-23),
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Catalog #C12-16
Catalog Value € 11,040
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #23
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c-50c blocks of four, some n.h., also with sheet margin, plus single 15c imperf. and bottom with part "print and turn tete-beche", fine-v.f. (YT PA19-23),
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Catalog #C12-16
Catalog Value € 1,225
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #24
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 cover franked with 50c green, used with 3c government franking on Scadta First Flight (October 19-20) cover from Barranquilla to Bogot▀, via Girardot, cancelled by the "Servicio Postal Aereo S.C.-A.de T.A." in oval, with "Humming Bird", Bogot▀, Oct.21, 1920 arrival handstamp on back, little toning, otherwise fine, signed Alex Rendon. The "Colombia" piloted by Helmut von Krohn with W.Schnurbusch as chief engineer, departed Barranquilla at 7:00 am and arrived in Puerto Berrio at 3:30 pm. After spending the night, the pilots departed at 10:00 am, arriving in Girardot two hours later, This is the scarcest Scadta First Flight cover
Envelope
Catalog #C15
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Lot #25
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 two fragments, each with 50c green, tied by oval "Correos Aereos Barranquilla October 18, 1920" postmarks, used on Scadta First Flights, fine. Only one complete cover with this cancel is known to exist
Catalog #C15
Price Realized
$850.00

Lot #26
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Selection of 26 covers, including 30c black on rose (seven, six from 1921 experimental flights, April 12, May 2, June 15, June 23, July 1, Sept. 1, also coverfront from April 29, 1921), 50c (five, two from Aug. 25, 1921 flight and one Sept. 15), 10c (four, two with mixed frankings), 15c (six, one triple rate and one on a 2c postcard), 30c rose (four), also 30c black on rose used ( five copies, two on pieces, two on coverfronts, another with S.M.P. cancel), used example of 50c green cancelled May 23, 1921 (survey flight). Some colorful advertising; postmarks include Barranquilla, Bogot▀, Girardot, Neiva etc., usual toning or minor defects as always, generally fine-v.f., some ex-Peinado, Boonshaft collections. A spectacular holding of pre-Sept.15, 1921 covers, possibly the largest to come to auction since the Cole collection in 1939
Envelope
Catalog #C12-16
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #27
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Scadta First and Second Northern-bound Flights, March 3-4 and April 15-16, 1921, two covers, each franked with 30c black on rose (one defective), Bogot▀, March 2, 1921 addressed to New York, another Bogot▀, April 12, 1921 to Cartagena, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$2,300.00

Lot #28
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 large cover (reduced at left) to Barranquilla, franked with 10c yellow, cancelled by "Servicio Postal Aereo/Scadta/Girardot", used with 1peso franking (1921 issue), paying $1.10 rate with government franking, Barranquilla 12 May, 1922 datestamps, fine and impressive cover
Envelope
Catalog #C12
Unsold
Lot #29
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 cover paying 15c with single and diagonal half of 10c yellow, used with diagonal half of 3c green National franking on cover to Barranquilla, stamps tied by "Servicio Postal Aereo/Scadta/Honda" and Barranquilla Feb,18, 1922 arrival datestamps, filing creases, otherwise fine. One of only three recorded 10c bisects on cover (Gebauer 36a)
Envelope
Catalog #C12,12var
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #30
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 10c yellow, single and bisected left half, used to pay 15c rate on postal card from Bogot▀, Jan.4, 1922 to Barranquilla, fine, with 5 January arrival datestamp, signed Kessler, the only recorded bisect on card, ex-Boonshaft (Gebauer 36a)
Envelope
Catalog #C12var
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #31
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 cover franked on back with vertical pair of 15c blue, cancelled by "Servicio Postal Aereo/Scadta/Bogot▀", with National franking 10c on front, used from Barranquilla May 11, 1922 to Bremen, Germany, with boxed directions regarding Colombian Air Service, handstamped in German, fine,
Envelope
Catalog #C13
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #32
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 large cover from Bogot▀ to New York, franked with 6x30c black, rose (including two pairs), with 18c government stamps, all cancelled Aug.25, 1921, some toning and cover tears, spectacular franking
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$625.00

Lot #33
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Business size envelope addressed to Mercantile Bank of the Americas in New York, franked with 30c black on rose, used with 3c National franking (defective), tied by Medellin 16 September, 1921 departure datestamp, also with "Manuel Jose Tobon" handstamp and signature. Medellin was a stop on the twice-weekly flight between Barranquilla and Girardot. This cover was carried on either the first or second scheduled flight, Manuel Jose Tobon was the Scadta agent at Medellin, interesting cover
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #34
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Business-size envelope (opened for display), Tobacco Products Export Co. franked with horizontal coil strip of 5x2c from New York, September 23, 1921 to The American Legation in Bogot▀. Upon arrival, four copies of 30c black on rose were added on back, cancelled "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos (Compania Anonima)" in Barranquilla and flown to Bogot▀, with Oct.18, 1921 arrival pmks, faults noted, but spectacular item, ex-Boonshaft
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #35
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Cover (opened for display), franked on both sides with two pairs of 30c black on rose, used in combination with 12c government franking, sent from Barranquilla, October 1921 to Medellin, fine example of quadruple rate; with unusual arrival cancels of "S.M.P" (the Sociedad de Mejoras Publicas, the local postal delivery service in Medellin)
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #36
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Cover franked with single 30c black on rose, used in combination with 3c government franking from Bogot▀ to Lima, Peru, handstamped "Bolivar", with "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana De Transportes Aereos" postmark on back, some toning and incomplete backflap, fine and the only recorded Scadta cover to a South American destination
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$475.00

Lot #37
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Scadta First Flights, April 30, 1921 and October 23, 1921, two covers (one opened for display), each franked with 30c black on rose, Neiva to Girardot and Barranquilla to Cartagena, fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C14
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #38
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 30c rose, two diagonal bisects (originating from the same stamp), used on pieces, also complete single and bisected left half, used on large portion of cover from Bogot▀ to New York, paying triple printed matter rate (3x15c), fine
Catalog #C15var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #39
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 A discovery in the early thirties, among old correspondence of the American Woolen Products Company mailed by their Colombian representative in 1921, brought to light several outstanding pieces of Colombian Aero philately, showing commercial and legitimate usages of important varieties. A business-size envelope bearing 3c government franking and used in combination with diagonal half of 30c rose, also the entire stamp to make 45c (triple business papers rate), tied by "Barranquilla November 30, 1921" cds, with additional "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana des Transportes Aereos" handstamps, some cover wear and tear, illustrated in Gebauer's (Page 48) handbook, ex-Cole collection. According to Gebauer, this cover is unique
Envelope
Catalog #C14var
Price Realized
$2,600.00

Lot #40
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 Another American Woolen Products Company find, business-size envelope bearing 15c government franking and used in combination with 1/3 of 30c black on rose and 50c pale green (one other stamp missing) to make $1.10 (5 times the north-bound rate), all tied by "Colombia-Bogot▀ September 15, 1921" cds, with additional "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana des Transportes Aereos" handstamps on back, some cover wear and tear, illustrated in Kessler's (page 24) and Gebauer's (Page 48) handbooks, ex-Cole, Schoendorf collections. This cover was flown in the "Magdalena" which left Girardot on September 16th, stayed overnight in Puerto Berrio and arrived in Barranquilla the following day, signed, with Alex Rendon cert. According to Gebauer, this cover is unique
Envelope
Catalog #C14var,C16
Price Realized
$5,250.00

Lot #41
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 the third American Woolen Products Company item, business-size envelope bearing 15c government franking and used in combination with diagonal bisect of "$030c" on 50c green (only a fraction of the surcharge is visible) also unsurcharged 50c green to make 70c (triple north-bound rate), all tied by "Barranquilla-Colombia October 27, 1921" cds, also by "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos", some cover wear and tear, illustrated in Kessler's (page 25) and Gebauer's (Page 49) handbooks, ex-Cole, Larsen, Schoendorf and Harmer collections, signed Alex Rendon, with Friedl cert. stating "unique" (similarly declared by both Fred Kessler and Eugenio Gebauer)
Envelope
Catalog #C16,24var
Price Realized
$5,500.00

Lot #42
COLOMBIA Air Post
1920 The fourth American Woolen Products Company rarity, business-size envelope bearing 6c government franking and used in combination with two examples of the provisional "0.30c" on 50c pale green, also diagonal bisect of this surcharge to make 75c (5 times business papers rate, 1c overpayment of government postage), cancelled and tied by "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana des Transportes Aereos" handstamps, with additional; October 27, 1921 Barranquilla datestamp, some cover wear and tear, illustrated in Kessler's (page 24) and Gebauer's (Page 49) handbooks, ex-Cole, Gebauer and Schoendorf collections. The American Woolen Company were the largest single manufacturers of woolen and worsted fabrics in the US in 1921. They employed foreign sales representatives and had a building in New York City for the sole purpose of selling output from their mills. A correspondence was purchased by Fred Kessler in 1935 and stamps were soaked off most of the covers. The four covers in the Debby Friedman collection were originally sold to Phillip Cole, whose collection was auctioned off in 1940. According to literature, all are unique and are reunited in this sale for the first time since 1940
Envelope
Catalog #C24,24var
Price Realized
$11,000.00

Lot #43
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in black "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c green, h.r., usual gum wrinkles, little stain at right, fine, signed Alex Rendon (YT PA23A)
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Catalog #C17
Catalog Value $ 800
Price Realized
$500.00

Lot #44
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in blue ("1" of "10" inverted) 10c on 50c green, h.r., usual gum wrinkles and trivial toned spots, signed Kessler, Alex Rendon (YT PA23A)
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Catalog #C18
Catalog Value $ 800
Price Realized
$575.00

Lot #45
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in blue ("1" of "10" inverted) 10c on 50c green, cancelled "Navegacion Aerea Neiva", tied by oval "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Correos Aereos Girardot" on cover used with government franking to Bogot▀, Nov.16, 1921 arrival datestamp, v.f. signed Alex Rendon (YT PA23A)
Envelope
Catalog #C18
Catalog Value $ 800
Unsold
Lot #46
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in black "Valor 10 Centavos" on 50c, cancelled "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana Correos Aereos" in green and used in combination with 3c regular franking on cover from Girardot to Bogot▀, with Neiva arrival hs, fine
Envelope
Catalog #C18
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Lot #47
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in blue ("1" of "10" inverted) 10c on 50c green, horizontal pair, surcharge inverted, used with unoverprinted 50c on coverfront to Barranquilla, stamps cancelled by oval "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Correos Aereos Girardot" hs, with government stamps tied by December 5, 1921 arrival datestamp, some toning, otherwise fine, very rare (Gebauer values inverted surcharges at double the price of regular stamps)
Catalog #C18var
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #48
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "$030c" and "$050c" on previously handstamped "Valor 10 Centavos" ("1" inverted), used as always, fine-v.f., ex-Harmer collection, signed Alex Rendon, with Friedl certificates. When the new definitive issue became available, stamps with "10c" handstamps became obsolete. They were revalidated by applying the additional 30c and 50c surcharges. Both are very rare as only a few have been recorded (Gebauer 34a,34b)
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Catalog #C18var
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Lot #49
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged type III, in black 10c on 50c green, cancelled "Navegacion Aerea Neiva" in violet, fine, signed Alex Rendon (YT PA24)
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Catalog #C19
Catalog Value $ 750
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #50
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Typewritten "Valor $0.30" in violet on 50c green, cancelled by oval "Girardot" datestamp, small thins, usual perfs, fine appearance
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Catalog #C19var
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Lot #51
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged type III, in black 10c on 50c green, surcharge inverted, cancelled "Navegacion Aerea Neiva" in violet, fine (Gebauer values inverted surcharges at double the price of regular issues)
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Catalog #C19var
Catalog Value $ 750
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Lot #52
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in black, type IV ("Vaolr 10 Centavos") error, 10c on 50c green, cancelled "Navegacion Aerea Neiva", tied by oval "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Correos Aereos Girardot" on cover used with government franking to Bogot▀, Nov.16, 1921 arrival datestamp, v.f. signed Alex Rendon (YT PA24a)
Envelope
Catalog #C19var
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Lot #53
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 surcharged "Vaolr 10 Centavos" on 50c (error "Vaolr" for "Valor"), cancelled "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana Correos Aereos" in green and used in combination with 3c regular franking on cover from Girardot to Neiva, with arrival hs, fine and very rare on cover
Envelope
Catalog #C19var
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Lot #54
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Provisional Handstamps (Neiva), typewritten "Valor $0.10" in violet on 50c green, tied by oval "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Correos Aereos Girardot" on cover, used with government franking to Neiva, with arrival datestamp, fine, signed Kessler, Aisslinger, BPP. It is difficult to establish the exact status of these stamps. The company (Scadta) was pre-occupied with other problems at that time and did not check on details of the surcharge. Due to the fact that original stamp was a 50centavo value, there was no reason to object to the devalued surcharges, as the company collected the original face value of the stamps. Even if they were produced by one of the employees, these surcharges were affixed on mail actually flown by Scadta
Envelope
Catalog #C19var
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Lot #55
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Typewritten "Valor $0.10" in violet on 50c green, vertical strip of three, tied by boxed Medellin 16 November, 1912 datestamps and used with government franking on cover to Bogot▀, v.f., with November 17 with arrival datestamp on back
Envelope
Catalog #C19var
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Lot #56
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Typewritten "Valor $0.10" in red on 50c green, tied by "Navegacion Aerea Neiva" and faint oval "Sociedad Colombo Alemana Correos Aereos Girardot" on cover, used with government franking to Bogot▀, with government franking cancelled by November 16, 1921 arrival datestamps, fine, signed Kessler, Alex Rendon
Envelope
Catalog #C19var
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Lot #57
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped in violet "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, h.r., natural gum wrinkles, v.f.,
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Catalog #C20
Catalog Value $ 600
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #58
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 surcharged 30c on 50c green, oval Cartagena canc., perf. faults and little toning, fine appearance,
Catalog #C20
Catalog Value $ 450
Price Realized
$200.00

Lot #59
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped in violet "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, surcharge type II (58mm), used, small thins, otherwise fine, signed Alex Rendon,
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Catalog #C20
Catalog Value $ 525
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #60
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped in violet "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, surcharge type I (57mm), used with 3c government franking on coverfront from Cartagena, 16 Dec.1921 to Medellin, fine, ex-Schoendorf,
Catalog #C20
Catalog Value $ 525
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #61
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped in black "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, surcharge partly doubled, used, little thinning and minor wrinkles, otherwise fine (catalogue value for normal surcharge)
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Catalog #C20
Catalog Value $ 525
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #62
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 surcharged "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c, cancelled by red Barranquilla pmk and used in combination with 3c regular franking on cover to Bogot▀, fine, with arrival pmk (San.27)
Envelope
Catalog #C20
Unsold
Lot #63
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped in black "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, surcharge double, Barranquilla cancel, thin, otherwise fine, signed Kessler (catalogue value for normal surcharge)
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Catalog #C20var
Catalog Value $ 525
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Lot #64
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, surcharge type III and IV in violet, the latter showing "A" and "V" inverted and reverse, fine-v.f., signed I.Heiman, Alex Rendon, rare
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Catalog #C20,20var
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #65
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, vertical pair, bottom stamp with double surcharge, some natural gum creases at top, otherwise fine, signed Brun, Alex Rendon,
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Catalog #C20,20var
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Unsold
Lot #66
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, surcharge type I in black (57mm) and violet (58mm), two used singles, the latter on piece (basic stamp with pre-print fold-over), little toning, signed Alex Rendon,
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Catalog #C20,20var
Unsold
Lot #67
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 20 Ctvos" in violet on 50c green, used in combination with "Valor 30 Centavos" in black on 50c, with 6c government franking on cover from Barranquilla 18 December, 1921 to Bogot▀, fine and rare cover, with arrival pmk (catalogue value for used stamps off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C20,36
Catalog Value $ 2,225
Price Realized
$2,100.00

Lot #68
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Centavos" type II surcharge in violet inverted, tied by light Girardot postmark in green on cover to Barranquilla, fine, with October 22, 1921 arrival pmk. A rare cover from the Colombia Railways & Navigation Co. correspondence, ex-Boonshaft
Envelope
Catalog #C20var
Unsold
Lot #69
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged in black "Valor 30 Centavos" on 50c green, double surcharge, used with additional 3c National franking on cover from Medellin, November 7, 1921 to Tampa, Fla, tied by "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos Medellin", roughly opened at right, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #C20var
Unsold
Lot #70
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 surcharged 30c on 50c green, h.r., poor perforations as often, otherwise fine,
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Catalog #C21
Catalog Value $ 600
Unsold
Lot #71
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Ctvos S.C.A.T.A." on 50c green, clock cancel November 1921, fine (YT PA27)
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Catalog #C21
Catalog Value $ 525
Price Realized
$325.00

Lot #72
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Ctvos S.C.A.T.A." on 50c green, clock cancel, also November 17 Bogot▀ arrival, fine, signed Alex Rendon (YT PA27)
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Catalog #C21
Catalog Value $ 525
Unsold
Lot #73
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 surcharged 30c on 50c green, oval Girardot canc., misperforated copy, perfs intact,
Catalog #C21
Catalog Value $ 550
Unsold
Lot #74
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "Valor 30 Ctvos S.C.A.T.A." on 50c green, tied by oval Girardot departure pmk on The Colombia Railway and Navigation Co. cover, used in combination with 3c government franking to Barranquilla (additional franking possibly removed at left), fine and scarce on cover, ex-Bartels (Sanabria 38, catalogue value in 1966)
Envelope
Catalog #C21
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Unsold
Lot #75
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "30c 30c" on 50c green, cancelled Bogot▀, May 2, 1921, usual perforations, fine. This is the first of the Scadta surcharges, first used on mail leaving Bogot▀ on May 2nd, when the supply of 30c stamps ran out, with Rendon and APS certificates (YT PA28a)
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Catalog #C22
Catalog Value € 900
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #76
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "30c 30c" on 50c green, cancelled "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos", usual perforations, signed Alex Rendon (YT PA28a)
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Catalog #C22
Catalog Value € 900
Unsold
Lot #77
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "30c 30c" on 50c green, used with additional 3c National franking on cover from Bogot▀, May 2, 1921 to New York, tied by "Despacho Correspondencia Interior Colombia-Bogot▀", with "Por Hidroavion", additionally cancelled "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos" on back, little toning, otherwise fine. Only five covers and one postcard known to exist
Envelope
Catalog #C22
Price Realized
$6,250.00

Lot #78
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "30c 30c" on 50c green, used with additional 3c National franking on picture postcard from Bogot▀, May 2, 1921 to Medellin, additionally cancelled "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos" on back, usual perforations, fine. This is the only recorded post card of this first provisional surcharge, used when the Bogot▀ post office ran out of 30c stamps, postcard rate was reduced to 15c, ex-Gravelat (YT PA28a)
Envelope
Catalog #C22
Unsold
Lot #79
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "30c 30c" on 50c green, used with additional 3c National franking on cover from Barranquilla, 1921 to Philadelphia, additionally cancelled "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aereos", perforation and cover faults, fine appearance (catalogue value for used stamp off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C22
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Unsold
Lot #80
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "$0 30" on 50c green, variety showing inverted "cc" after numerals, Bogot▀ Scadta postmark, fine (catalogue value for normal stamp)
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Catalog #C23var
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #81
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "$0 30" wide space surcharged on 50c green, used with 3c government franking on cover from Bogot▀ to Barranquilla, with Oct.15 arrival datestamp, little toning, otherwise fine cover from the Botero correspondence (YT PA28) (Catalogue value for used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C23var
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #82
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "$0 30" surcharge double (apparently struck over the previous "0 20") and inverted, additionally showing inverted "cc" after numerals, creased, used with 10c government franking on cover from Bogot▀, 29 December to Paris, France, filing fold away from the stamps, with 23 January, 1922 arrival endorsement, little toning, otherwise fine example of this variety on cover, Ex-Harmer collection, signed Alex Rendon, with Friedl Cert.
Envelope
Catalog #C23var
Price Realized
$1,500.00

Lot #83
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "$030c" on 50c green, cancelled on piece, fine, signed Alex Rendon (YT PA 28b),
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Catalog #C24
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #84
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Handstamped "$030c" on 50c green, two copies, small faults, fine appearance (YT PA 28b),
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Catalog #C24
Catalog Value $ 2,000
Unsold
Lot #85
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 surcharged "$030c" on 50c, sheet margin single, imperf. at bottom, cancelled "Sociedad Colombo-Alemana Transportes Aereos" in violet and used in combination with 3c regular franking on flown cover to Barranquilla, fine and very rare on cover
Envelope
Catalog #C24
Unsold
Lot #86
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "$030c" on 50c green, used with 3c government franking on cover from the Colombian National Railway Company in Girardot to Scadta Company in Barranquilla, 3 November 1921 departure datestamp, filing folds and some toning, otherwise fine, signed Alex Rendon (Catalogue value for used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C24
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Unsold
Lot #87
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "$030c" on 50c green, used with 3c government franking on illustrated cover from Bogot▀, October 20 to Barranquilla, with Oct.22 arrival datestamp, some faults, otherwise fine and attractive cover, ex-Schoendorf and J.C.Boonshaft collections (Catalogue value for used off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C24
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #88
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Surcharged "$030c" on 50c green, surcharge inverted, vertical crease, otherwise fine, signed Kessler (YT PA 28b,var) (catalogue value for the normal surcharge)
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Catalog #C24var
Catalog Value $ 1,000
Unsold
Lot #89
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Issue, complete set unused, plus sheet of 20c value, also collection of 22 covers (plus two coverfronts including a spectacular item from Honda to Manizales, franked with 50c, 3p and 5p, ex-Bartels and Harmer collections), all written up on pages, with respect to value, rates and destinations, two covers with "Provisional 30", one to Panama, also including "R" handstamps for registration fees, fine-v.f., interesting collection
Box Envelope *
Catalog #C25-35,C52
Price Realized
$1,800.00

Lot #90
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 20c orange brown, error of color (translated incorrectly as "claret", from the Spanish color similar to the one used on the 15c value), three copies, one used, also 20c red brown, horizontal pair, imperf. vertically, plus 30c green, sheet margin imperf. single, fine-v.f., scarce group of errors
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Catalog #San.50a,50b,51a
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #91
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (December 19) Issue, 30c+2p composite die proof in orange, stamp impressions are of intermediate size, measuring 30x41mm for the 30c and 42x30mm for the 2p, v.f., rare, ex-Harmer collection
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Catalog #C29,33P
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #92
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (December 19) Issue, 30c+2p composite die proof in red violet, stamp impressions are of intermediate size, measuring 30x41mm for the 30c and 42x30mm for the 2p, folded and creased, otherwise fine, rare, ex-Harmer collection
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Catalog #C29,33P
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #93
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (December 19) Issue, 30c Plane over the Magdalena River, large die proofs in lilac and in black, each on glazed card, v.f., ex-Harmer collection
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Catalog #C29P
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #94
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (Dec.19) Issue, 30c green, matrix proof on glazed card, horizontal sheet margin pair, v.f.
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Catalog #C29P
Price Realized
$240.00

Lot #95
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (Dec.19) 30c green, imperforate sheet margin single, hinged in margin, v.f.
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Catalog #C29var
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #96
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (December 19) Issue, diagonal half of 60c, used as 30c on cover with 3c government franking from Honda, March 15, 1923 to Barranquilla, v.f., signed Sanabria etc.
Envelope
Catalog #C31var
Unsold
Lot #97
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (December 19) Issue, diagonal half of 60c, used as 30c on illustrated cover with 3c government franking from Medellin, February 21, 1923 to Bogot▀, tropical toning, otherwise fine
Envelope
Catalog #C31var
Unsold
Lot #98
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 (December 19) Issue, 2p imperf. plate proofs on card including singles in carmine, blue, red brown and in gray, two horizontal pairs in brick red, brown, plus a large die proof in black, v.f., ex-Harmer collection
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Catalog #C33P
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #99
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Provisional Handstamps issued in Bogot▀ to meet the new rate structure, pending the arrival of the stamps printed in Germany. The 20c was a supplementary value used on multiple-rated northbound mail), "Valor 20 Ctvos" in violet on 50c green, h.r., fine, signed Heiman etc., with 1952 Philatelic Foundation Certificate (YT PA25)
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Catalog #C36
Catalog Value $ 2,250
Price Realized
$1,700.00

Lot #100
COLOMBIA Air Post
1921 Provisional Handstamps, "Valor 20 Ctvos" in violet on 50c green, used in combination with 10c yellow and 3c government franking on cover from Bogot▀, December 22, 1921 to Barranquilla (addressed to Tampa, Florida), endorsed "Hidroavion", part of the backflap missing, otherwise fine and rare on cover (catalogue value for used stamp off cover)
Envelope
Catalog #C36
Catalog Value $ 1,700
Unsold
Lot #101
COLOMBIA Air Post
1922 Provisional Handstamps, "30 Cent" in violet on 10c yellow, unused with full original gum, h.r., fresh and fine, signed Roig, Brun, Champion, Alex Rendon. This rare provisional surcharge was issued in Bogot▀ on May 5, 1922, due to a sudden shortage of the 30c value. The original stamp was already demonetized and 200 surcharged provisionals were issued, only a few mint copies were sold (YT PA26)
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Catalog #C37
Catalog Value € 1,250
Price Realized
$1,600.00

Lot #102
COLOMBIA Air Post
1922 Surcharged "30 Cent" in violet on 10c yellow, used in combination with 3c government franking on cover from Bogot▀, May, 1922, addressed to New York, cover toning and folds away from the stamps, signed Kessler and Alex Rendon, very rare
Envelope
Catalog #C37
Price Realized
$425.00

Lot #103
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 Bisects, selection of seven covers, franked with diagonal halves of 20c, 30c, 40c, 50c, 60c and 80c, mounted on pages, interesting combinations, one with vertical halves of 10c and 50c used to make up 60c, and others, some toning, generally fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C30,41/46var
Price Realized
$750.00

Lot #104
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 Bisects, selection of four covers, franked with diagonal halves of 20c and 30c, interesting combinations, one used in combination with "R" on 20c, registered from Neiva to Bogot▀, another with vertical halves of 10c and 50c used to make up 60c, some toning, mostly fine-v.f.
Envelope
Catalog #C30,41/46var
Unsold
Lot #105
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 Scadta's Manuscript "Paid" Provisionals, two covers, one endorsed "Pago 0.30" another "Pago $0.30 os postes / no hay estampillas" ($0.30c in postage was prepaid because there were no 30 centavos stamps in stock) each used with government franking from Medellin, November 3, 1923 to Bogot▀ and from Puerto Berrio, March 25, 1924 to Cartagena. These manuscript provisionals were necessitated by the stamp shortage caused by the disappearance of 16,000 30c stamps from the ship "Christian Horn". A fine and unique pair of covers, ex-Jean Gravelat collection, with a photocopy of an article in the April 1970 issue of Aero Philatelic Annals (Vol.17, No.4)
Envelope
Price Realized
$4,500.00

Lot #106
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 In 1923 many stamps, including 640 sheets of the 30c value, disappeared from a shipment sent by the steamer "Christian Horn". This was a substantial financial loss and in order to detect the missing stamps, the remaining stock were overprinted with a small control "dot" (secret dot). The color of the dot is the same as the stamp and the overprinted values are sometimes difficult to notice. They exist mostly on the 30c value and are also known on 10c and 60c. A specialized collection, with a photocopy of a short article from "El Tiempo" November 24, 1923 edition explaining the problem, mounted exhibition style on pages, with 63 covers including eight with 10c, thirteen with 60c, balance with the 30c value, with earliest known usage (November 19,1923), mixed frankings, combinations, 20c black (instead of gray) overprinted "R", used with 10c (with secret dot), 30c with double dot (one of only two known on cover) and more, some quite spectacular, different destinations etc. An important collection of the Secret Dots, ex-Alex Rendon. Because of the theft of the 640 sheets, the 30c value ran out and provisional surcharges had to be made. Scadta discontinued the "dot" surcharges on subsequent printings.
Envelope
Price Realized
$2,900.00

Lot #107
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 Registered cover with attractive franking, including 30c and 60c with Control Dot, sent from Medellin 6.10.24 to USA, fine-v.f., with arrival pmk, ex-Rendon
Envelope
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #108
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 Issue, complete set unused, plus "R" overprint, also collection of 15 covers (plus five coverfronts, mostly with high values including 5peso), all written up on pages, with respect to value, rates and destinations, printed matter rates, early usages, one (stated to be unique) with a Scadta Traffic section facing-slip for one cover to Paris (separated from cover), registered and flight covers, control dots, 1peso inverted "V" instead of "A" in "Colombia", very early use (June 4) of 30c and "R" on 20c, fees, fine-v.f., interesting collection
Envelope *
Catalog #C38-50,CF1
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Lot #109
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 (June 4) Issue, 15c orange, error of color, imperforate sheet corner margin block of four, h.r. at top, stamps n.h. but with dried, disturbed gum, little thinning at bottom, otherwise v.f., signed Stolow. The error of color was discovered at control and rejected. Stamp was eventually issued in brown red, ex-Harmer collection
Box *
Catalog #C40var
Unsold
Lot #110
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 diagonal half of 20c gray, used as 10c on cover additionally franked with 4c regular issue, flown from Cartagena, 20.12.28 to Honda, little overall toning, fine-v.f., with arrival pmk, signed Kessler, Alex Rendon
Envelope
Catalog #C41var
Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #111
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 (June 4) Issue, 2p gray, imperf. small die proof on thin card, v.f., signed Cole
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Catalog #C48P
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #112
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 large part of registered cover, franked with 3peso, 5peso and "R" on 20c, used with additional franking 8.3.1925 from Cartagena to Bogot▀, some faults, scarce on cover
Envelope
Catalog #C50
Unsold
Lot #113
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 (June 4) Issue, 20c gray, double impression, used, v.f., rare
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Catalog #San.81b
Price Realized
$160.00

Lot #114
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 (June 4) Issue, 1peso gray, double impression, used on large coverfront, perf. defects, otherwise v.f., ex-Rothschild
Catalog #San.85d
Unsold
Lot #115
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 (Oct. 29) Provisional Issue, 30c on 60c "Postal Aereo", used on cover October 29, 1923 (Day of Issue) from Barranquilla to Bogot▀, v.f., signed Alex Rendon
Envelope
Catalog #San.91
Unsold
Lot #116
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923 (Oct. 29) Provisional Issue, 30c on 60c "Postal Aereo", double surcharge, one inverted, unused with large part original gum, h.r., v.f., signed Alex Rendon, ex-B.D.Harmer collection. A rarity, only five copies should exist, three unused and one used,
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Catalog #San.91a
Price Realized
$1,900.00

Lot #117
COLOMBIA Air Post
1923-28 30c on 20c Provisional surcharge, two different types, unused, also a single on cover from Barranquilla, Oct.22, 1923 to Bogot▀; plus Mendez Good Will Flight from New York to Bogot▀, set of two overprints, plus used on separate covers from Bogot▀ to Berlin, or to Cali, fine-v.f. lot
Envelope *
Catalog #C51,53-54
Unsold
Lot #118
COLOMBIA Air Post
1928 4c stationery entire additionally franked with 4c and used from "Paipa" to the Scadta Office in Bogot▀, additionally franked on reverse with pair of 6c red (Correos Extra Rapidos) and tied by boxed "Compania de Trasportes Terrestries" in blue, fine and scarce usage
Envelope
Unsold
Lot #119
COLOMBIA Air Post
1929 Issue, complete set unused, plus "R" overprint, also collection of 26 covers, all written up on pages, with respect to value, rates and destinations, some mixed frankings with Canal Zone, including varieties on cover, fractional usage (40c used as 20c), mailing bag tags, advertising and flights, high values on cover, also 1930 Bolivar overprints, mixed frankings with 1932 "Correos Aereo" overprints, and more
Envelope *
Catalog #C55-67,80-82,CF2
Unsold
Lot #120
COLOMBIA Air Post
1929 Issue, 5c-5p, also Registration stamp, complete set of 14, each handstamped "Specimen" in blue, unused without gum, couple of minor flaws, fine-v.f., with Alex Rendon cert. stating "this set, originally in the Dr.Cole collection, is the only one known to me"
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Catalog #C55-67,CF2
Price Realized
$525.00

Lot #121
COLOMBIA Air Post
1929 Gold Currency Issue, complete set, also 1p, 2p, 3p and 5p singles, pairs and blocks with punch cancels (used on air parcel post receipts), plus covers including mixed frankings with United States (11) and Netherlands (three), Cuba, Curacao, Belgium (three), Italy, Costa Rica, Panama, Surinam, Switzerland (two), Venezuela (three) and one from Spain, excellent selection of 29 items, mainly written up on pages, some scarce combinations with the Gold Currency issues including high values, many interesting items, fine-v.f.
Envelope *
Catalog #C68-79,CF3
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #122
COLOMBIA Air Post
1929 Gold Currency Issue, complete set handstamped "Specimen" in blue, mounted on card as distributed to Scadta agents, fine-v.f., apparently the only recorded Specimen set on card
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Catalog #C68-79,CF3S
Price Realized
$450.00

Lot #123
COLOMBIA Air Post
1930 Simon Bolivar surcharges, set of three tied by "Anulada" handstamps on Scadta typewritten document, dated Nov.21, 1930 and explaining the issue, also set of sheets of 25 or 50 as issued, showing short "1", comma and no stop varieties, couple of tiny hinge marks, mostly n.h., v.f.,
Box */**
Catalog #C80-82
Catalog Value $ 681
Price Realized
$300.00

Lot #124
COLOMBIA Air Post
1932 40c violet, "Correo Aereo" inverted, n.h., v.f., with 2004 Colomphil (Deter Bortfeldt) cert.
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Catalog #C88var
Price Realized
$190.00

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