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Correo Semanal del Dorado
This private post company carried mail from Bogota to the Laguna del Siecha where a Colombian-English mining company undertook works and the service had been in operation until 1870.
Since the communication between the two partners Urdaneta and Crowther
from the lagoon to
Then a cliché was cut (probably made of wood) and the value of postage stamps was set to 1 real (= 10 centavos de peso) printed on various papers, as they were just there. The paper varies from plain white stationery, blue-striped paper, paper with watermarks, and a bluish and greenish paper up to squared notebook paper. The sheet size is not known, but there are some blocks of four - some with tete-beche pairs - horizontal and vertical pairs and single stamps.
Block of 4 on white wove paper
Printed on squared schoolbook paper with parts on additional stamps 0n the
upper margin. The lower stamps are printed upside down, thus forming
tete-beche pairs. .
Printed on squared schoolbook paper with parts on additional stamps 0n the upper margin. The lower stamps are printed upside down, thus forming tete-beche pairs. .
Only about 10 covers have survived written during the period from March 1870 till 16th. November 1870. The stamps on the cover s are manuscript cancelled with a “G”, most likely this stands for “Guasco”, a village close to the Laguna.
Cover addressed to Enrique Urdaneta in
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