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

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Lot #204
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1924 (23 May) first flight cover (slightly trimmed) via "Lines Areas del Cauca" (L.I.A.D.C.A.) from Cali to Medellin, with special cachet and May 21 date cancel, also May 23 arrival alongside, small faults, fine appearance. According to Kessler, only 42 covers were carried on this flight; the line never opened; this is the only recorded cover (illustrated in the accompanying article by Debby Friedman in "Copacarta" June 2003)
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Price Realized
$700.00

Lot #205
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1925-28 Scadta Survey Flights to Central American, collection of 12 covers, written up on pages, with first flights to San Salvador, La Guaira, Canal Zone, San Jose (from Canal Zone via Colombian Air Mail), Manizales to Canal Zone, Costa Rica to Nicaragua, Barranquilla to Costa Rica, Barranquilla to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua to Guatemala, fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$3,250.00

Lot #206
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1925-31 Scadta First Flights, internal and to Central America, collection of 26 covers, mostly written up on pages, with first flights to Belize, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Canal Zone, Colon, Girardot-Bogot (and return), Bogot-Cali, Bogot-Buga (and return), Bogota-Ibaque (and return), Barranquilla-Panama (Scadta First Air Mail Dispatch, two covers carried according to Kessler, Gebauer et al), Bogot-Cali, also First Direct Airmail exchange - Scadta & United States Post Office, via Pan-American Airways, fine-v.f.
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Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #207
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1927 Scadta's Interrupted Air Mail, March 18 CMSA-built Dornier Wal "Pacifico", transfer flight from Curacao to Barranquilla, piloted by Budenbrock. Because of damage to a propeller, the plane made a forced landing in the Cape San Ramon of the Paraguana Peninsula, Venezuela. Later in the day, it sustained additional damage and was lost. Mail arrived in Barranquilla on April 2nd. The "Pacifico" owned by the "Condor Syndikat" and leased to Scadta in 1925, was intended to operate on the trans-Caribbean service of "Compania Aeromaritima de Colombia", a subsidiary of inter-American Airways, a company registered in Delaware by Peter von Bauer, with the Condor Syndikat as a silent partner, fine. and rare "crash" cover
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Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #208
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1928 (November 22) Ocean Flight from New York to Bogot by the famous aviator Captain Benjamin Mendez Rey of the Colombian Army, accompanied by M.Todhunter of the Wright Co. on a Curtiss Falcon "Ricaurte". A business size envelope franked with 2c carmine and "EU" typographed on 30c blue, with special handstamp "Vuelo New York-Bogot Aereoplano "Ricaurte" Piloto Benjamin Mendez Suscripcion Levandada por 'Mundo-Al-Dia' 1928", v.f. and rare, only 25 covers carried. Also with an affidavit from 'Mundo al Dia' Newspaper, signed by Carlos Puyo Delgado attesting to the authenticity of this flight cover. There are also two collateral covers, sent by Delgado to Emilio Jaime, administrator of 'Mundo-Al-Dia' in 1924, each franked with "EU" on 30c and additional government franking. Captain Mendez struck a wave on landing in Canal Zone and damaged a wing. After necessary repairs were made, the pilots continued to Cartagena, Barranquilla and Girardot, where the plane crashed again. They finally reached Bogot in January, 1929. Of the 25 covers carried, only two have been recorded, ex-Heinmuller
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Catalog #AAMC TO1086
Price Realized
$950.00

Lot #209
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1928 (October 20) First Flight (Scadta Survey) flight from Barranquilla to Paita, Peru, some faults, otherwise v.f., with appropriate markings
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Catalog #Muller 48
Unsold
Lot #210
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1929 first flight cover from Colombia to Canal Zone, 3.4.1929 Barranquilla departure pmks and Colon, Panama arrival, franked with various adhesives including 5p, minor toning, otherwise v.f., signed Bloch
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Price Realized
$140.00

Lot #211
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1929 Interrupted Mail, May 16, 1929 Junkers F-13 "Choco", two covers, one with a special label, another with "Star" cachet (cover with enclosure, which is an invitation to Alicia Trujillo's wedding to Fred Kessler, the legendary air mail dealer), fine-v.f., the latter with Alex Rendon cert. When taking off at Girardot, the "Choco" was crowded into the river bank by a river steamer and turned over in the water. The soaked mail was returned to Bogot. Most covers, having lost their stamps, received an official printed notice, which could be used instead of stamps when re-mailing the cover, either in its damaged state, or with the letter put into a new envelope. Only four recorded covers with the star handstamp, with copy of Debby Friedman's article regarding these items
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Catalog #Kessler 78,78a
Price Realized
$1,400.00

Lot #212
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1930 flown cover from Cali to Panama, mixed franking with stamps from Canal Zone, with Cristobal 21.10.30 arrival pmk, fine and scarce Scadta cover from Colombia
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Unsold
Lot #213
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1930 flown cover from Cali to Argentina, mixed franking with a stamp from Canal Zone, with Cristobal 27.2.30 transit and Buenos Aires 10.3.30. arrival pmk, fine and scarce Scadta cover from Colombia
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Unsold
Lot #214
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1931 (November 25) Pan-American's "American Clipper" First Northbound Flight from Barranquilla to Key West, Florida, Charles A. Lindbergh, pilot, B.L.Rowe, co-pilot, autographed by both (also by a representative of the airline), little toning, otherwise fine and scarce Lindbergh autographed cover, signed Herbert Bloch
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