Colombia stamps

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Flag of Colombia

Colombia is in the north-western part of South America, and is the only country with a coast line both on the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.  The country can be divided into three land regions; the Coastal Lowlands contain farm lands, cities, plantations, and cattle ranches.  The Pacific Lowlands consist of swamps and dense forest, and the Andes Mountains cover about a third of the country.  The equator crosses the southern part of Colombia; there parts of the country have a chilly climate due to the high altitude.  Colombia was named after the explorer, Christopher Columbus.  Most of the people live in the Andes Mountains basins and valleys which is in the western part of the country. Colombia is a Spanish speaking country and they consider their Spanish purer than any other Latin-American countries. Colombia began printing their stamps in 1859, and then in 1938 they began printing stamps of Mary.


Scott: #709-12P, #C351P, #C352P, #C353O, #C354P

Issued: 1.12.1959

Centenary of Colombian Stamps

Inside #709, #711: Colombia #1O

http://www.snap-dragon.com/first_issues_guinness.htm

Inside #710: Colombia #2O

Inside #712, #C351: Colombia #4O

Inside #C352: Colombia #6O

Inside #C353: Colombia #7O

Inside #C354: Colombia #3O


Scott: #C347-8P

Issued: 5.12.1959

40th Anniversary, Civil Aviation in Colombia

Inside #C347: Colombia #C1O

Scott: #C349O

Scott: #C350P


Scott: #C355O

Issued: 23.12.1959

Centenary of Colombian Stamps

Inside #C355: Colombia #2aO

http://www.sandafayre.com/

Scott: #C355 varietyO

Lou Wrote: Heres a stamp that I would almost guarantee that 99.99% of SOS collectors have never seen.

Back in 1970, when I first joined the then Stamp on Stamp-Centenary Unit of the ATA, I  corresponded with several of the founding members asking about this s/s that was mentioned in Scott and listed in specialized Colombia stamp catalogs and none had one or had any info about it. Two Colombia catalogs I saw listed and valued the variety-- one at 2 x normal and a later catalog, at 5 x normal both much higher than what I later paid for it.

Scott just notes that it exists with VALOR $5.10 instead of $ 5.00 but doesn't advise that it also reads EXTRA RAPIDO 10 CTVS below the tete-beche stamp on stamps (see detail scan). It appears the variety was numbered in the regular series-- my s/s variety is No. 03569 and a normal s/s in my collection is No. 03653.

I also contacted the Colombia Panama Philatelic Society without any success. Two years ago, resuming my search for info, and hoping to find enough for an article for the Signal, I emailed them again. After some correspondence, I sent a scan as requested, so that it could illustrated in the Society periodical; it appears it is rare even to them.

Almost 20 years ago, I wrote to a dealer in Colombia to buy some covers he had advertised for sale, and also asked if he had any other stamp on stamp material. He sent me some very poor photocopies of a group of C355 varieties including 3 different shades (I took his word for these!), a proof without the printed control #, a mis-cut, and the 5.10 value! The whole package came out to about $15 each, which wasnt much more than the normal s/s were selling for, so I bought them all!

All the varieties Im sending are from an exhibit I put together many years back and showed at several New York City venues; it always had a good reception, as all collectors like to see missing color and perf errors, color and perf shifts and other oddities that I came across. Like I wrote, whats the sense of having them, if you cant show them off!

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #784O

Issued: 20.11.1968

Centenary, Antioquan Stamps

Inside #784-5: Colombia-Antioqua #1O

Scott: #785O

Antioquia was one of the states in the original "United States of Colombia", and is now a department in the northwest of the Republic of Colombia. Prior to the constitution of 1886, Antioquia and the other states were sovereign governments in their own right, and even afterwards retained some rights, such as the management of finances.


Scott: #791O

Issued: 24.9.1970

Philatelic Week

Inside #791:

Colombia TBI

Colombia #784O

Colombia #C495O

Colombia #782O

Colombia #774O

Colombia #755O

Colombia #C468O

Colombia #C486P

http://www.manresa-sj.org

Colombia #786O

Colombia #C518P

 

Colombia #780O

Colombia #C460O

Colombia #C448O

Colombia #340O

Colombia #733O

Colombia #B1O

Colombia TBI

Colombia #C482O

Colombia #341O

Colombia TBI

 

 

 

Colombia TBI

Colombia TBI

 

 

 


Scott: #C532P

Issued: 0.11.1970

EXFICA 70'

Inside #C532: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #C598P

Issued: 9.9.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #C598: Colombia #C598


Scott: #C611-4P

Issued: 14.11.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #C611-4: Colombia #C611-4

http://www.bird-stamps.org/country/colomb.htm


Scott: #855O

Issued: 27.7.1977

Postal Museum

Inside #855 (In Margin):

Colombia #C505P

Colombia #333O

Colombia #C626O

Colombia #324O

Colombia #C495O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colombia #C579O

 

Colombia #436O

Colombia #C318O

Colombia #818P

Colombia #332O

Colombia #C460O

Colombia #C616O

 

 

Colombia #791O

Colombia #C528O

Colombia #769O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #C656O

Issued: 3.12.1977

Surcharge #C612 with New Value


Scott: #C679O

Issued: 23.10.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

Inside #C679: G.B. #1 [N-L]

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm

Inside #C679: Colombia #1O


Scott: #C715O

Issued: 28.12.1981

UPU Membership Centenary

Inside #C715: Colombia #103O

Scott: #C716O

Inside #C716: Colombia #104O

Inside #C716: Colombia #106O

Inside #C716: Colombia #107O

Inside #C716: Colombia #108O


Scott: #C828O

Issued: 6.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

Inside #C828: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1074O

Issued: 22.4.1993

Exfilbo '93

Inside #1074: Colombia #H1O on Tab (changed color)

(Acknowledgement of Receipt)

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #1105-6O

Issued: 18.10.1994

America Issue, Postal Transportation

Inside #1106: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #C866P

Issued: 2.1.1995

75th Anniversary SCADTA

Inside #C866: Colombia #C15O


Scott: #C869P

Issued: 30.3.1995

75th Anniversary CCNA Service

Inside #C869: Colombia #C9O


Scott: #1180O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #1180: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #1318O

Issued: 25.08.2009

150th Anniversary of the Stamps of Colombia

Inside #1318a-f:

Colombia #1O

Colombia #6O

Colombia #4O

Colombia #3O

Colombia #7O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Best website related:

Collecting Colombia

http://www.freewebs.com/collectcolombia/

http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/findingguides/Colombia_Finding_Guide.pdf

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