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Lot# 5233 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 5233 Colombia

    1847 (June 18): Entire letter from London addressed to 'General Mosquera, Presidente de la Republica de la Neuva Granada, Bogotá' with manuscript '1/- Paid' in red at top. On arrival in St. Thomas on RMS Packet the cover was misdirected and struck with double arc "GRENADA" double arc cds (July 10) in black. Mailed on with "KINGSTON-JAMAICA" cds in black (July 15) where correctly forwarded to  Santa Martha. Struck with oval "SANTA MARTA / DEBE" in blue until the clerk noticed the addressee: whereon the handstamp was over-struck with "SANTA MARTA / DE / OFICIO" handstamp also in blue. A rare and most unusual entire in wonderful fresh condition that displays well.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF