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Colombia Panama Philatelic Featured Exhibit

1865 Cubierta

In 1865 Colombia issued the first of its unique cubiertas that were used to send within the country aper money, bonds, letters of credit, etc with a weight of no more than 20 grams. Shwn here is one of two recorded 50 cubiertas of 1865 on cover. The one here was sent from Bogota - Socorro, October 3, 1865. The 30 centavo stamps of the 1865 issue paid for the excess weight at a rate of 10 for each 15 grams.