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Lot #326

COLOMBIA Air Post

1920 10c "Woman and Boy Watching Plane", unused without gum as issued, n.h., large balanced margins all around, beautiful colors, fresh, tiny natural inclusion in the left margin (mentioned for accuracy's sake), v.f., signed Kessler, Sanabria, Herbert Bloch, etc., with 1971 Friedl and 1998 Diena certificates. Only 38 unused examples have been recorded (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)
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Catalog #C2
Catalog Value $3,000

Price Realized
$2,400.00

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