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History of Colombia Stamps

The first Colombia stamps were issued in August 1859 for the Grenadine Confederation, 5 different values with two colours of the 5c give stamp collectors a basic set of 6 stamps, they were issued with gum, collectors of used stamps can find examples cancelled by the oval “Bogota” and other postmarks plus a wide range of pen cancels. 1860 saw 3 slightly different stamp designs. The following year in 1861 saw stamps issued by anti-clerical ‘Democrats’ who captured Bogota and proclaimed the United States of New Grenada and in 1862 another imperforate set for the entire United States of Colombia were issued then thankfully stamp-issuing policy settled down somewhat!
Unusually Colombia stamps remained imperf 1883 and inscriptions changed when the country was renamed the Republic of Colombia in 1886. Upheaval once again on 1899 with a viscous civil war, provisional local stamps for Barranquilla, Bogota, Catagena, Cucuta and Tumaco were created with National issues only recommencing in 1904.
The first Air Post Columbia stamps was issued for an experimental first flight on 18 June 1919, specialised philatelists recognise 10 different settings of this overprint. The most famous Air stamps, perhaps in the entirety of world aero philately are the incredible 1920 multi-coloured Curtis advertising labels overprinted and surcharged for use as stamps. Another popular area are the SCADTA stamps, a private air company with a monopoly for carrying mail within Colombia they issued stamps overprinted for sale at Colombian Consulates across the world to attract foreign mail.

Colombia Stamps

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  • Lot 241 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    COLOMBIA - BARRANQUILA 1881 AMSO local bogus two different stamps, mint (2)
  • Lot 242 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    COLOMBIA - SCADTA 1923 20c grey 'EU' opt'd, SG 29F, part pane of 10 (NHM)
  • Lot 243 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £35 - £40

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    COLOMBIA - SCADTA 1923 EU opt'd blks of 6 x 10c, 20c & 60c, 27f/29f/32f. NHM
  • Lot 244 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    COLOMBIA - SCADTA 1923 60c brown 'GB' opt'd, SG 32H, Block of 10, NHM
  • Lot 245 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    COLOMBIA - SCADTA 1923 10c green 'EU' opt, Scott CLEU51, nhm block of 15.
  • Lot 246 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £20 - £25

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    COLOMBIA - SCADTA 1923 60c brown 'EU' opt, Scott CLEU56, nhm block of 15.
  • Lot 1813 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £225 - £250

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    COLOMBIA - 1859-1970's INTERESTING COLLECTION/ACCUMULATION on stock pages & in a stockbook, some mint but mostly used stamps with light duplication, includes 1859 2½c unused, Air Post issues incl '...
  • Lot 1814 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £45 - £50

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    COLOMBIA - 1891 CONSULAR MAIL A printed Official 'Ministerio...Consul de Colombia en...' address label on small piece, addressed to Bavaria, then redirected to Switzerland, bearing 1890-91 2c pair ...
  • Lot 1815 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £80 - £100

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    COLOMBIA - 1960 UNITED NATIONS DAY ESSAYS 20c rose and black (as SG 1054, Mi 953), 10c green and black, 10c rose horizontal pair, plus 10c green horizontal pair, all imperf on ungummed paper, very ...
  • Lot 1816 (Kwik-Bid #4337)

    Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 16:30

    Est. £160 - £180

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    COLOMBIA - 1963-1977 NEVER HINGED MINT COLLECTION A complete run of stamps from 1963 Centenary of Pereira through to the end of 1977, SG 1142 to SG 1438; plus a few miniature sheets and 1976 Bicent...

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