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Los 30040 – 1850-51 12c Black on indigo with initials of postal clerk Wight „EDW“, cut square

Los 30040 – 1850-51 12c Black on indigo with initials of postal clerk Wight „EDW“, cut square
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Realisierter Preis
13’000 GBP
Schätzung
12’000 – 16’000 GBP
Auktionsdatum
Do. 14 Okt 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Beschreibung

THE „BILL GROSS“ 12 CENTS INDIGO EXAMPLE

1850-51, 12 cents black on indigo, with initials of postal clerk Wight „EDW“, cut square with three clear to large margins, just cut very slightly into at top and still displaying the circular frame closed, lightly cancelled by Berbice datestamp, minor faults and small thin, but of very good appearance for this stamp (SG £45’000).

According to Townsend, only eleven examples of the rare indigo shade are recorded (the majority being used at Berbice), a rarity of the British Empire.

Provenance:

William H. Gross

Expertise: Signed Pfenninger, Cert. BPA (1995)

Katalog-Referenz: SG 6

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