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British Post Offices Abroad - The 'Dubois' Collection
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  • Lot# : 5594 Colombia

    1852 (Dec 22): Entire letter from Cartagena to Schon Willink & Co. in St. Thomas, prepaid '4d.' in red manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / CARTAGENA" in red. Reverse with double arc 'Cartagena' datestamp (Dec 26) in black. Minor aging, a superb strike on an attractive entire Gi = £ 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 5595 Colombia

    1865 (Sept 29): Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 7, a used example tied to 1865 entire letter from Cartagena to New York by superb strike of the "C56" obliterator in black. Reverse with partial double arc 'Cartagena' datestamp and single ring COLON transit (Oct 4). Charged on arrival (docketed Oct 26) with circular '10' cents due for incoming Ship Letter. A fresh and fine entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 5596 Colombia

    1856 (March 5): Entire letter from Panama to Bogotá addressed to Tomas Mosquera, President of Colombia 1842-1845, carried privately from Panama to Colon where prepaid '4d.' in red crayon and struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / COLON" handstamp in red with equally superb double arc COLON datestamp displaying well on reverse (March 10) in red and rare thus. Transferred to the Colombian Post and struck with oval framed CARTAGENA / DEBE in red with corresponding '1½' charge marking adjacent. File folds as usual but a beautiful example of these rare markings Gi = £ 4'750.
    Starting bid : 2,750 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,000 CHF

    Lot# : 5597 Colombia

    1865 (Sept 19): Entire letter from Santa Martha to New York struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / SANTA MARTHA" handstamp struck in red with manuscript prepayment '4' (pence) in red crayon alongside. Reverse with single ring 'Santa Martha' cds (Sept 19, code 'U' the 'C' inverted) and 'Colon' transit (Sept 24, code A) in black. Struck on arrival with circular 'Steamship / 10' charge marking in black. A choice entire in the foremost quality Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 5598 Colombia

    1872 (June 15): Entire letter from Bucuramanga to New York, carried privately to Santa Martha where mailed with Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion pl. 12, tied by "C62" obliterator in black. British P.O. single ring 'Santa Martha' cds (June 29) and 'Colon' cds (July 3) both in black alongside. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge marking (July 17) also on obverse. File fold crosses adhesive not detracting from the appearance of a most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 5599 Colombia

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    1872 (Dec): Cover from Bogotá to Hartford, CT, USA franked initially by Colombia 1868 imperf. 10 c. lilac and 20 c. blue with 1870 5 c. orange-yellow (Scott 54, 55, 62), cancelled by 'BOGOTÁ' framed despatch handstamp in blue and by "F69" Savanilla obliterator in black, Great Britain 1865 4 d. vermilion applied for onwards transmission also tied by superb strike of the "F69" obliterator. SAVANILLA cds at left (Jan 1, year omitted) at left and single ring COLON transit cds (Jan 4, 1873) in black of transit. 'N.Y. Steamship / 10' charge marking of receipt (Jan 25) and manuscript "Due 10" in blue crayon. File fold away from adhesives but in this describer's opinion the finest of the very few Colombia / GB combination covers. Unique. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Soler y Llach, Barcelona, 10 June 1993, lot 1057.
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,000 CHF

    Lot# : 5600 Colombia

    1853 (Aug 31): Entire letter from San Francisco, USA with superb blue sender's intaglio cachet on reverse, endorsed 'via Panama' to Valparaiso, Chile struck with PAID handstamp in black, with fine "♚ / PAID / AT / PANAMA" handstamp in red and manuscript '1/-' prepaid in red at left. Reverse with double arc PANAMA cds (Sept 21, code B) in black. A scarce and very fine entire Gi = £ 1'900.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF
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