Colombian Air Post Stamps Shine at Siegel International Offering

07 Nov 2017  Tue

Robert A. Siegel International and Charles F. Shreve will be conducting a series of three auctions from 14th November to 16th November. Two special air post collections along with a catalogue of worldwide stamps and postal history are being offered.

The early Colombian Air Post stamps and the flight covers are considered to be extremely beautiful among worldwide air post issues. The Barry P. Fletcher collection of Colombian air post issues includes an amazing cover featuring the unsurcharged 1920 10¢ SCADTA Condor on Cliff stamp.

The stamp is used on the reverse of a cover to Barranquilla and is tied by a violet Cartagena oval handstamp. National 1-centavo and 2c stamps are also tied on the cover’s obverse by a Feb. 22, 1920, double-circle datestamp. It has a signature of Charlat and Bloch and also comes along with a 2016 Brian Moorhouse certificate. The product’s estimated value is $35,000 to $45,000.

Another interesting offering is the 1924 non-denominated black on red Estevan-Winnipeg air post semi-Official pane of two with inverted inscriptions. It is tied on a cover with an oval violet Oct. 1, 1924, flight datestamp. It also comes with three 1¢ yellow King George V stamps. There is no record of any other cover like this one. It has a Unitrade catalogue value of $8,000 in Canadian dollars.

Another highlight is an 1856 British Guiana 4¢ rose carmine stamp with a Demerara circular datestamp and the E.D.W. initials of Postmaster Wight. The stamp has a listed value of $40,000 in the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940.

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