THE „OSCAR A. SCHENCK“ COVER FRONT
1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 3, initials of postal clerk Wight „EDW“, cut octagonally being slightly touched at top with clear margins in other respects, cut octagonally, used on cover front ‚p Mail‘ to Plantation Foulis, Berbice, tied by Demerara datestamp on 11 July 1856; (SG £75’000 for complete cover).
This example exhibits a surprisingly light shade which could be also easily classified as rose-carmine. The 4 cents rose-carmine (SG 25) does not exist on cover, so if this shade will be eventually accepted, it would represent a unique use on cover.
Oscar A. Schenck (Harmer Rooke & Co., January 1951)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60080, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)