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Panama - Foreign Mail & Colombia Registry Stamps

Lots 748-757 Lots 758-767 Lots 768-772

Lot 748    

Panama, 1847 (Jan. 1) Iquique, Chile to London, England, gray datelined part-printed business circular, flap with red "Panama, JA 22 1847" double-arc and red London (3.10) arrival cds, Very Fine and rare strike of the Panama double-arc in red.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Lot 749    

Panama, Colombia 1881, Registration, 10c Red on Orange, with manuscript "1901", used with Colombia 1883, 10c orange, faults, tied by blue "Panama" oval handstamp on cover to Callao, Peru, two Callao (10.20.83) backstamps with matching "Certificado" handstamp and manuscript "3122" on front; cover tear and edge faults, Fine and rare.
Scott No. Colombia F8 + 119    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

AN EARLY USE OF THE COLOMBIAN F8 REGISTRY STAMP FROM PANAMA, THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE TO PERU.

In 1883, Colombia issued a new registration stamp that was used in Panama until 1888. Domestic registration was not widely used and very few non-philatelic usages have survived. Less than 2,000 registry letters were mailed at Panama during 1883, and manuscript numbers were used.

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Lot 750    

Panama, Colombia 1881, Registration, 10c Red on Orange, manuscript "973" registry number, used with Colombia 1883 10c orange yellow, tied by "Colon, Oct 2" duplex on special registration envelope to France, red "Panama, Lig. A. Paq. Fr. No 1, 2 Oct 84" octagon d.s., reverse with Bordeaux (10.25) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F8 + 119    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A REMARKABLE EARLY REGISTERED USE FROM COLON, PANAMA CARRIED BY FRENCH PACKET TO FRANCE.

Presumably the special registration envelopes and Colombia F7 were sent to Colon in 1881, but no Colon registered covers are recorded from 1881 and 1882. This is one of the earliest recorded registered covers from Colon, of which only a few are known from the 1880s.

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Lot 751    

Panama, Colombia 1881, Registration, 10c Red on Orange, with blue "3097" handstamp, used on cover with Colombia 1883, 10c orange, 20c violet, tied by "Panama, 1 May 1 1886" duplex on cover with preprinted address to New York City, endorsed "Per S.S. 'Newport' ", blue crayon "45", New York (5.10) backstamps; top edge tears, vertical at center, F.-V.F., ex-Helme.
Scott No. Colombia F8 + 119, 120    Estimate $400 - 600.

Beginning in 1886, a numbering machine was used to enter registration numbers in Panama. Colon began using using a numbering machine in 1889. No other town in Panama used a numbering machine until after Panama became Independent.

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Current Opening Bid: $280

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Lot 752    

Panama, Colombia 1881, Registration, 10c Red on Orange, blue "182" handstamp, used with Colombia 1883, 10c orange with left selvage, tied by "Colon, 5 Feb 1887" duplex on cover with preprinted address to Northford, Conn., New York (2.15) transit backstamp; light central file fold and slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, an early Colon registered use with Colombian F8 registry stamp.
Scott No. Colombia F8 + 119    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $150

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Lot 753    

Panama, Colombia 1881, Registration, 10c Red on Orange, with blue "12458" handstamp, faulty, used on reduced cover cover front with Colombia 1883, 20c violet, pair and single, tied by "Panama, 20 Dic 1887" duplex to Paris, France, red "34" and blue "125" crayon numbers, "Calais a Paris, 23 Janv 88" cds, F.-V.F., ex-Helme.
Scott No. Colombia F8 + 120    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Beginning in 1886, a numbering machine was used to enter registration numbers in Panama. Colon began using using a numbering machine in 1889. No other town in Panama used a numbering machine until after Panama became Independent.

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Lot 754    

Panama, Colombia 1889, Registration, 10c Red on Grayish, blue "5381" handstamp, used with Panama 1887-88 20c black on lilac, with bottom selvage, tied by blue "Panama, 4 Nov 1891" duplex on gray granite cover with preprinted address to New York City, red crayon "59" registry number, New York (11.12) arrival backstamp and matching purple "46951" handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F9 + 12    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED COLOMBIA F9 REGISTRY STAMP USAGES FROM PANAMA.

The two recorded covers indicate that a few sheets of Colombia F9 were included with the shipment of Colombia F10 on yellowish paper that was received in 1890.

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Lot 755    

Panama, Colombia 1889, Registration, 10c Red on Yellowish, blue "5378" handstamp, used with 10c black on yellow tied by blue "Panama, 4 Nov 1891" duplex on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., New York (11.12) and Philadelphia (11.13) backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F10 + Panama 11    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lot 756    

Panama, Colombia 1892, Registration, 10c Red on Yellowish, blue "7108" handstamp, used with Panama 1887-88 20c black on lilac and 1892-96 10c orange, tied by blue "Panama 14 Nov" duplex on cover to Germany, blue "Ligne D, Paq. Fr. No. 2, 27 Nov 92" cds and red (12.23) entry cds; cover faults incl. no flap and small edge repair at top, opened on three sides, Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F10 + Panama 12, 18    Estimate $400 - 600.

A RARE COMBINATION USE OF THE 1887-88 AND 1892-96 STAMP ISSUE.

This was a double rate cover franked with 30¢ instead of the correct 20¢. The "1695" to the left of the stamps indicates 16.95 grams. The double rate is 15 to 30 grams, whereas the triple rate is over 30 grams but less than 45 grams. Both of these stamps were on sale at the Panama post office at the time of the mailing, since the 1892-96 20¢ value was not issued until January 1, 1895.

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Current Opening Bid: $250

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Lot 757    

Panama, Colombia 1889, Registration, 10c Deep Brown on Rose Buff, with manuscript "49" number, used from Santiago with Panama 10c orange, uncancelled on cover to New York City, reverse with "Transito, Panama, 21 Set 1897" cds and additional "Agencia Postal Nacional, Panama, 23 Set 1897" ties 10c orange, red crayon "44", purple New York (10.1) arrival backstamp and blue "92073" registry number; minor edge wear; accompanied by two additional pieces used from Santiago with cds bearing Colombia F11 used with Panama 79 pair and the other with F11 used with H2 and 79, F.-V.F. group.
Scott No. Colombia F11 + Panama 18    Estimate $300 - 400.

The postage stamp on this cover was not cancelled in Santiago, however, the Helme collection had another unregistered cover addressed in the same handwriting that was cancelled in Santiago. Registration number 49 is probable from this small interior town in September, while the registration number in Panama would have been about 6500.

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Current Opening Bid: $200

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