Colombia. Classic Issues. 1865, 10c. violet, two strips of three including transfer types 2-4 & 8-10, mostly good margins except for one strip which is just shaved at base, both in deep colour, together with three single examples of the same value in a light shade, transfer types 5, 4 & 11, cut into in small places with mostly good margins, used on registered cover front from Bogotá to Cartagena, cancelled by “0” numeral handstamp and italic “Certificación a Bogotá/Salió en_de_”, both applied in red, the latter being repeated above franking with date in manuscript “17 Junio 1865”. The franking covered the 50 c. of the registration fee plus 40 c. corresponding to a four fold domestic rate. Left-hand strip affected by tiny surface rubbing and small tear, just mentioned for accuracy. Notated as received and signature on front as stipulated for registered mail by the postal rules. A marvellous eye-catching cover representing one of the largest recorded frankings of this value, bearing a unique and extraordinary combination of the same denominations in distinctly different shades. Cert. Bortfeldt. Scott 38. Ex Londoño and Frohlich.
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