The sale of Collection of Columbian Air Post Issues has exceeded expectations at the auction house, selling for the grand total of USD 315,000 (approximately SGD 501,966).
The rare Condor SG7/C, valued at between USD 35,000-45,000, sold for USD 55,000, which is around USD 70,000 with buyer’s commission.
Other items that piqued buyer’s interest were:
10c SCADTA Fuselage and Tail of Biplane (C7)
Valued at USD 4,000-5,000
Sold for USD 10,000 before buyer’s commission
Curtiss Aeroplane Co., Promotional Labels
Valued at USD 3,000-4,000
Sold for USD 15,000 before buyer’s commission
10c SCADTA Plane at Rest – Return Flight
Valued at USD 1,500-2,000
Sold for USD 5,000 before buyer’s commission
I am thrilled that many of these items achieved or exceeded their value in the sale of Collection of Colombian Air Post Issues. It demonstrates how valuable they are in preserving South American history.
I hope that their new owners take very good care of them so that the world can enjoy them for many more years to come.
To find out more about this collection, read my book A Collectors Notes and Comments on the Rare and Mysterious Colombian Airmails, 1919-1923. This delves into the history of these stamps and their role in South American aviation history.