Lot 768Panama, Colombia 1892, Registration, 10c Yellow Brown on Light Buff, manuscript "261", used with Panama 1892, 10c orange, small perf faults, tied by "Agencia Subalterna de Correos, David" circular postmark on cover to Stockton Cal., endorsed "Via N.Y.", reverse with "Transito, Panama, 25 Mar 1901" cds, manuscript "5 gs" and red crayon "5", New York (4.1) backstamp and blue "90043" handstamp; small edge tear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. Colombia F12 + Panama 18 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
THE SECOND OF ONLY THREE RECORDED PRE-INDEPENDENCE REGISTERED COVERS FROM DAVID.
Lot 769Panama, Colombia 1892, Registration, 10c Yellow Brown on Light Buff, vertical pair with manuscript "1985" registry numbers, used with Panama 1892-96, 20c violet, horizontal pair, nat. s.e. at top, tied by purple "Colon, 20 May 1902" cds on Mallet correspondence legal size cover to Brighton, England, New York (5.27) transit backstamp and New York registry exchange label affixed, red London (6.5) arrival datestamp; wax seal stain, Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F12 (2) + Panama 19 (2) Estimate $200 - 300.
Colon had a stock of Colombian registration stamps at the time of the mid-April 1902 rate increase. At first the two of the 10c registry stamps were used on covers to pay the doubled rate.
Lot 770Panama, Colombia 1892, Registration, 10c Yellow Brown on Light Buff, vertical pair with manuscript "2027" registry numbers, used with Colombia A.R. 5c vermilion pair and Panama 1892-96, 20c violet, tied by purple "Colon, 22 May 1902" cds on cover with preprinted address to Naples, Italy, Very Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F12 + H2, Panama 19 Estimate $300 - 400.
This is an early use showing the new 20c registry fee and 10c A.R. fee, which is believed to have been effective sometime in mid-April.
Lot 771Panama, Colombia 1902, Registration, 20c Red Brown on Blue, with manuscript "629", used with Panama 10c orange tied by "Bocas del Toro" cds on cover to Colon, reverse with purple "Colon, 3 Jun 1903" duplex; light aging, Fine.
Scott No. Colombia F13 + Panama 18 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 772Panama, Colombia 1902, Registration, 20c Red Brown on Blue, manuscript "998", used with Panama 1895 20c violet tied by purple "Bocas del Toro, 8 Ago 1903" cds on cover to London, England, blue Mobile (8.14) transit backstamp with Mobile exchange label (FX-MO1) affixed, New York (8.13) transit backstamp with New York exchange label affixed, red London (8.27) arrival oval and blue crayon registry markings, Very Fine and choice, A rare use with three different registry labels.
Scott No. Colombia F13 + Panama 19 Estimate $300 - 400.
Bocas del Toro received a supply of new Colombian stamps in 1903 that lasted until the middle of May 1904, which provided material to be overprinted and surcharged after independence.