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January 13-14, 2010

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Lot #2211
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)
Envelope
Price Realized
$1,000.00

Lot #2212
COLOMBIA Flight Covers
1928 (October 20) First Flight (Scadta Survey) flight from Barranquilla to Paita, Peru, some faults, otherwise v.f., with appropriate markings
Envelope
Catalog #Muller 48
Price Realized
$150.00

Lot #2213
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
Envelope
Catalog #Kessler 78,78a
Price Realized
$900.00

Lot #2214
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
Envelope
Price Realized
$230.00

Lot #2215
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
Envelope
Price Realized
$450.00

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