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Busexpreso Alfredo Perilla
Alfredo Perilla founded the company in 1932, based in Bogotá, for transport of passengers and mail to the Departments of Cundinamarca, Boyacá, Santander and northern part of Tolima. During approx. 2 years he used national postage stamps of 5 Centavos for a single letter rate and charged for his services the same amount as a surtax, as seen by the cancellations on the covers applied over the stamps of that period.
In 1933 he established a contract for combined services with the COMPAÑIA DE TRANSPORTES TERRESTRES, as seen by circular handstamps, similar to the national postal services, reading:
”BUSEXPRESO - CORREOS
The cancellations are recorded as have
been in use of up to 1951 and the following list, in alphabetical
order, are the agencies or town names known of this service:
ARCABUCO, ARMERO, BELEN, BOGOTA,
BARBOSA, BOYACA, CAMBAO, CAPITANEJO, CERRITO, CITA, CUCUTA, CHITAGA,
CHIPAQUE, CHOCONTA, DUITAMA, ENCISO, GACHANCIPA, GUEPSA, HONDA,
JENESANO, LA CASCADA, LA DORADA, LA CONCEPCIÓN, MALAGA, MARIQUITA,
MONIQUIRA, PAIPA, PAMPLONA, QUETAME, RAMIRIQUI, SOATA, SANTA ROSA,
SUSACON, SOGAMOSO, TOCANCIPA, TIBASOSA, TIBANA, TUNJA, UNE, VILLA
PINZON, VELEZ, VILLAVICENCIO.
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