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tal issues for this colony. But we have not chronicled the other three values, because we have not felt that our readers would be interested in two overprints that only differed by three-fourths of a millimetre in their length. We now hear that a fresh supply of these denominations has been printed with “NAURU” in its original position at the foot of the stamp, but the width of the overprint is not stated.

IUE: We quote a letter recently received from Messrs. Bright & Son: “We have found the following very prominent varieties in the stamps of Niue overprinted on New Zealand issue of 1917, with the word ‘Niue only. “In the fifth row the third stamp has a much thicker ‘N’, or probably an inverted “Z” for ‘N’. The ninth stamp in the same row has the whole word ‘Niue' in thicker type and is quite noticeable from the fact that the letters being in thicker type make the spaces between them Tess than in the normal type. “We have found these varieties on the 2%d, 3d, 6d and 1sh values.”

PAIN: There is nothing new in the statement that philatelists do not see alike and that two of them seldom agree in naming a color or shade. We have just noticed an extreme example of this. Spain has recently issued a new 5c stamp, in the type of the current series with portrait of King Alfonso. We looked in five European stamp journals in succession and found that they called the color of the new stamp plum, violet, purple-magenta, lilac and purple, We have decided not to attempt to guess what would be the American name for this assorted color and shall withhold our chronicle until the stamp comes to hand. The 15c is reported in blue green, though that color is already in use for the 10c. The series also includes stamps of 10c and 25c printed in carmine. Are the Spanish printers running short of colors?

YRIA: When reporting the issue of the 75c on 15c gray green with the “Grand Liban” surcharge L'Echo de la Timbrologie says: “This stamp was put in use first at Aleppo, the other post offices in Syria still having many of that value with O.M.F.”

on hand. There remain also many of the 10 piastres and 25 piastres with that surcharge. There is talk of burning them, to permit those denominations with ‘Grand Liban' to be put in issue.”

TU' The long-heralded issue to commemorate the peace of Lausanne has at last appeared. The design is not that which has been repeatedly announced. As issued, the stamps have a portrait of Mustapha Kemal Pasha in an oval at the right, a rising sun behind a broken bridge and other ruins, and the usual inscriptions and values. The only illustration we have seen gives the impression that the workmanship is far from fine. It is stated that only 25,000 complete sets were printed, though there were more of the lower values, and that the stamps were only on sale for fifteen days. We quote from Stamp Collecting the following useful information about the Turkish stamps of 1913-20: “We are indebted to Colonel O. K. Tancock, C.M.G., for pointing out that the Tughra on the 1913 pictorials (printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.) is that of Sultan Mohammed V, whose second name, Reshad, is shown separately on the right of the main portion of the ‘Imperial signature. During the war this sultan took the title of “El Ghazi, which was substituted for the name Reshad in the Tughra on the Jubilee and Vienna printed pictorials of 1915 and 1917. Mohammed V died in July 1918, and the Tughra of his successor Mohammed Wahed-ed-Din, who reigned as Sultan Mohammed VI, has no subsidiary name or title at the side of the main design. Col. Tancock remarks that the alteration of the Tughra in the 1920 issue had nothing to do with the deposition of the late Sultan and Khalif, or the abolition of the Sultanate; but was merely the natural consequence of the death of Sultan Mohammed V and the accession of Sultan Mohammed VI.”

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COLOMBIAN AIR MAIL SERVICE

By Philip H. Ward, Jr.

THE philatelic papers have had short notes now and then regarding the series of Air Mail Stamps used in the Colombian Republic but heretofore I have not seen any authoritative statement regarding this issue. The Official Post Office Bulletin issued at Washington recently made note of this Service, and advised as to how those in this country interested could obtain the proper information together with the necessary stamps. The fact that this Government feels the Service is of sufficient importance to recognize it along with the fact, that the Colombian Government permits the issuing of special stamps for this purpose, gives them at least a semi-official standing. A circular distributed by the Company in question is worthy of record, for future philatelic reference. The circular is 9 inches by 19% inches and reads as follows:Colombian Air Mail Service Standard Advertisement Sheet Keep this sheet on your desk! COLOMBIAN AIR MAIL SERVICE INTINERARY: Barranquilla–Girardod (600 miles): Two Air Mails a week in connection with the incoming Steamers. Every Tuesday and Friday from BARRANQUILLA arriving at GIRARDOT the same day stopping to deliver mail at MAGANGUE, EL BANCO, BARRANCA-BERMEJA, PUERTO BERRIO and HONDA. . The Mail is taken by special messenger from PUERTO BERRIO to MEDELLIN, from HONDA to MANIZALES and from GIRARDOT to BOGOTA, IBAGUE and TUN.J.A. Mail forwarded from the Coast by the Air Mail Service arrives at MEDELLIN, IBAGUE and BOGOTA on Wednesdays and Saturdays; at MANIZALES, NEIVA and TUNJA on Thursdays and Sundays. Letters ad

dressed to any other cities of the Republic

of Colombia will be delivered at a port nearest to the National Post Office Station of that district,

GIRARDOD-NEIVA (110 Miles): Weekly Air Mail Service in connection with the Air Line Barranquilla-Girardot. Every Thursday from GIRARDOT to NEIVA, returning the same day to GIRARDOT GIRARDOT-BARRANQUILLA (600 Miles): Two Air Mails a week in connection with the outgoing Mail SteamerS. Every Tuesday and Friday in the afternoon from GIRARDOT after arrival of the train from BOGOTA, stopping to collect mail at HONDA, PUERTO BERRIO, BARRANCA BERMEJA, EL BANCO and MAGANGUE, arriving at BARRANQUILLA on Wednesday and Saturdays noon. Mail is picked up at TUNJA and MANIZALES on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from NEIVA on Thursdays and at HONDA, GIRARDOT and all the other ports of the Magdalena River on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Wednesday Air Mail makes connection with the Clyde Line Steamers, sailing on Fridays from Pto Colombia to New York. (NEW YORK-BOGOTA and BOGOTA-NEW YORK 14 days) and by special messenger from SANTA MARTA with Elders & Fyffes Steamers, sailing on Thursdays and Saturdays from this port to Rotterdam or Bristol (BOGOTA-LONDON and LONDON-BOGOTA 20 days). The Saturday Air Mail makes connection with the American Fruit Boats sailing on Sunday from Pto Colombia and on Tuesdays from Santa Marta to New York touching Colon (Panama Canal) and Kingston (Jamaica) (BOGOTA-NEW YORK and NEW YORK-BOGOTA 14 days.) BARRANQUILLA-CARTAGENA (70 Miles). Two Air Mails a week. Every Monday and Thursday from BARRANQUILLA to CARTAGENA, returning the same day to BARRANQUILLA in time to make connection with the Barranquilla-Girardot Line. BARRANQUILLA-SANTA (35 Miles): Special Flights.

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From BARRANQUILLA to SANTA MARTA or CIENAGA connecting with the Elders & Fyffes Steamers, returning the same day to BARRANQUILLA in time to make connection with BARRANQUILLA-GIRARDOT Line.

The Company reserves the right to change the above schedule without not1Ce.

AGENTS of the Air Mail and Passenger
Service at the Seaports of Colombia.
SANTA MARTA: Mauricio Pinedo
& Gonzales: Pto COLOMBIA.
Luis Vay, Hotel Atlantico; CARTA-
GENA Manuel Ortiz Castillo.
CABLE and TELEGRAPH-AD-
DRESS of all our Agencies in Co-
lombia: AVIATICO.

DIRECTIONS FOR ADDRESSING
LETTERS TO BE FORWARDED
BY THE COLOMBIAN AIR
MAIL SERVICE

The letters, documents, etc., should be put in an envelope duly addressed to the ultimate receiver and to this envelope should be affixed the special COLOMBIAN AIR MAIL STAMP. This envelope should be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the OFFINA DEL CORREO AERO, BARRANQUILLA, (Colombia S. A.) Apartado 203 bearing an ordinary Postage Stamp for its transmittal to Barranquilla. Colombian Aerial Stamps exposed for sale outside of Colombia are marked with the Spanish initials of the respective state. Stamps sold in different countries are not

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Each additional % oz. (or 15 gr.) or fraction thereof plus $0.30 in U. S. A. Currency or 1s 2%d British Currency. Printed Matter and Business Papers in open envelopes are forwarded at one-half the regular rate charged for letters of the same weight. The charge for forwarding Postal Cards is a 15 Centavos-Aerial Stamp equal to U. S. A. $0.15 or 7%d British Currency. The charge for the Colombian National Postage Stamp is included in the above rate. Colombian Air Mail Stamps and all additional information concerning SAMPARCELS and PASSAGE RATES on the hydroplanes can be obtained from the authorized Agent.

Cat. No. - S E T S Cat. Pr. Net Pr. 1704 United States 1918-22 Revenues, Stock Transfer. 2, 4, 10, 20, 50, 80c, $1, 2, 3, 5. . .10 .50 EAAHNIKH *1703 Epirus 1914 Ersika Issue, 51 to 5d complete 7 1.25 *1704 Hayti 1917-20 Surcharges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 4.00

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HUNC.A.R.Y.
OFFICIAL STAMPS.

91 A7

1923 Type of 1921 Issue.

Wmkd. Double Cross.
Perf. 15-
971, N1 150k green & red

975 “ 350k violet & red
INDIA.
Cochin.
1923 Type of 1917–22 Issue.

33 A7 8p gray black -Stama Collecting. IRELAND. 1922-23 A1

Wmkd. S. E. in Monogram.
Perf. 15ac 14.

53 A1 6p red violet
–Mr. R. Roberts.
ITALY.
1922 Type of 1901 Issue.

Wmkd. Crown. Perf. 14. 150 A46 21 dark green & orange

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Scarce 19th and 20th Century Stamps AT BARGAIN PRICES £ *Indicates Unused #. #. *293 United States 1898 $2 orange brown . . . . . . . . . $12.00 $10.00 *365 64 44 1908–09 13c blue green . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 40.00 *112 Batum 1919-20 15r on 1k orange . . . . . . . . 4.00 2.50 3 Bolivia 1866-67 5c violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.00 4 64 1866-67 10c brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50 13.00 5 *4 1866-67 50c orange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 3.00 *526 Brazil 1913 50,000r green and black... 10.00 7.00 *222 Ceylon 1913-14 5r black on green. . . . . . . . . 6.00 4.50 *1 Dutch Indies 1864 10c lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 8.00 1 44 4- 1864 10c lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 3.75 2 France 1849-50 15c yellow green on greenish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.00 *33 Germany 1875-77 25p red brown . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 4.00 *75 Gibraltar 1912 £1 violet & black on red 9.00 8.00 40 Great Britain 1862 9p straw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 . 4.00 *757 Greece 1913 251 on 5s green & black. .. 7.50 5.50 *42 Guadeloupe 1900 25c blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 10.00 *2 India, Poonch 1880-87 %a vermilion . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 3.00 426 Latvia 1919 50k purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 4.00 427 4- 1919 75k emerald green . . . . . . . . 7.50 4.00 429 4.4 1919 15k deep green . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 4.00 *487 Liberia , - . 1921 $5 green and blue . . . . . . . . 10.00 7.50 *159 Mauritius 1912-22 10r green and red on green 10.00 8.00 42 Mexico 1867 %r gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.00 24.00 *108 Paraguay 1907 2c olive green . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 15.00 *11. Peru 1860 1p rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 12.00 *227 Russian Offices in Turkey 1913 50 pi on 5r black brown. .. 50.00 35.00 16 Thrace 1913 10 pa on 1s myrtle green. . 4.00 3.00 17 & 4 1913 20 pa on 2s carmine & blk. 5.00 3.50 18 4- 1913 1 pi on 5s green & black... 6.00 4.00 1 Victoria 1850 lp dull red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 12.00 3 44 1850 3p blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 5.00 6 Wurtemburg 1851-52 18kr black on dull violet. . 20.00 12.00

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