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The Stamps and Postal History

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 the stamps of Colombia 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 Colombian Air Post stamp 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.

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  • Lot 249 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £25 - £30

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    COLOMBIA - BARRANQUILA 1881 AMSO local bogus two different stamps, mint (2)
  • Lot 250 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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 251 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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 252 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 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 253 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    COLOMBIA - SPECIAL DELIVERY 1917 5c grey-green, Scott E1 VFM
  • Lot 267 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £40 - £45

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    COLOMBIA - 1898 registered cover, Bogota to Mexico City, redirected to New York, showing a wide range of markings and labels. Rough opened at left.
  • Lot 268 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £20 - £25

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    COLOMBIA - 1930 (June) air cover  Quinto (Ecuador) to Bogata, showing violet cachet 'Servicio Postal Del Ecuador Raid 'Mendez', Quito-Latacunga-Bogota', with arrival mark on reverse.
  • Lot 269 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £30 - £40

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    COLOMBIA - 1935-96 SPORTs stamps never hinged mint stamps (a few issues in blocks of four) and miniature sheets, plus illustrated First Day Covers, incl. 1937 National Olympic Games and Barranquill...
  • Lot 270 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £70 - £90

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    COLOMBIA - AIR COVERS COLLECTION  1934-70's incl. 1934 Gbreat Britain to Manizales via Scadta from NY, various special covers for flights to and from Colombia, cachets etc, also three earlier items...
  • Lot 271 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £180 - £200

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    COLOMBIA - SCADTA PAIR WITH + WITHOUT 'G.B.' HANDSTAMP ERROR ON COVER 1925 (25 May) env from England to Bogota, bearing the SCADTA 1923 2p with 'G.B.' consular handstamp in violet (Scott CLGB37, SG...

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