Not much can be found about the Colombian Semi Officials and
City Post Stamps...
- The definitive handbook on these stamps is the book
by Dieter Bortfeldt and Carlos Valenzuela titled "Private Mail Carriers Of
Colombia", published in May 2006.
- Some of them are listed in the
Catalogo Histórico Filatélico, Colombia, Edición
especializada, last time published in 1984 by Leo
Temprano, Bogotá, Colombia
- Again a few of these Colombian Semi-Officials are listed in E.F. Hurt
and L.N. & M. Williams, "Handbook of the Private
Local Posts", which was No. 6 in Billig's
Specialized Catalogues Series.
- There is the nice book by Luis Raul
Rodriguez Lamus, "Los
correos y las estampillas de Cucuta y del Norte de
- "COSADA" by Miguel
Tobon Hohmann, published in Spanish language in
"Bogota Filatelico", No. 29, March 1980. A very
fine and detailed article about the services COSADA was
providing, incl. historical background etc
- "Los Sellos de Bogota"
a small article issued in "Colombia
Filatelica", Bogota, December 1924. A basic
introduction into those stamps issued in 1889, 1896 and
- A small note concerning the Manizales
City Post was published in Linns Stamp News,
October 31, 1983. The difference between the first and
second printing of the stamps is discussed.
- In "Bogota Filatelic", August 1973, pages
19-22, a article has been published, titled "Los
Correos Privados de Colombia". An introduction into
the private mail system of Colombia, starting with a list
of private carriers, going into some details of "Correo Semanal del Dorado",
"El Correo de Mora & Cia"
and "Los Correos Urbanos de
Medellin" The article ends with "to be
unfortunately I have not seen a
copy of the other articles. Who can help me out with?
- A new magazine is being published in Colombia, titled
COLOMPHIL. For details, subscription, prices, please
contact the Editor Mr. Dieter Bortfeldt, Email: