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Compania de Transportes Terrestres
The company was founded by Antonio Puerto and others in 1925 with the objective to improve the communications between Bogotá and Santander. The service of the existing company AUTOBUSES DE BOYACA was merged immediately with the new company, but both companies continued their own identity. Between 1927 and 1932, the company produced 9 issues of semi-official stamps. In 1933, by Law, the use of stamps other than the national postal service stamps was abolished. For quite some time, combined C. DE T.T. - Autobuses de Boyacá postal markings were used.
Agency and Town cancellations are recorded of:
BELEN, BOGOTA, CAJICA, CAQUEZA, CAPITANEJO, CAMBAO, CERRITO, CHIPAQUE, DUITAMA, ENCISO, HONDA, LA UNION, MALAGA, MONIQUIRA, PACHO, PAMPLONA, SOGAMOSO, SOATA, SUSACON, ZIPAQUIRA.
In addition to mentioned places one has to take into account the agencies covered by AUTUBUSES DE BOYACA.
(See > AUTOBUSES DE BOYACA)
Inscription on the stamps "in spanish" reads: Antonio Puertos's motor bus undertaking, Bogota, 12th. Street 246, Telephone 2463. Private Service for letters (post) and parcels. 0,10".
The first issue (1927) from this company had two large size stamps only, two labels without nomination, color was yellow and blue. Finally I am able to show the first of these rare stamps, the yellow one, Temprano No. 1. As per my knowledge, only six copies of these stamps are known to exist. Unfortunately, the yellow color is very bad for illustrations but I believe the image is clear enough.
I now got a second copy of that rare stamp which is shown on the right side...
The second issue (1928) was a provisional one, a 12 centavos, blue..., no image yet...
The third issue (1928 was one stamp only, the 12 centavo (blue) label from the first issue had been overprinted More details plus image will follow shortly
The forth issue (1929 was a set of 5 stamps with only three nominations.. the 6 centavo and the 12 centavo stamp where issued with two different shades.
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