Lot 80072
Mauritius » 1859 Sherwin Issue (SG 40)
Price realised
200’000 GBP
150’000 – 200’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 7 Dec 2017 at 11:00 (Europe/Zurich)
The Finest Known Sherwin Cover 1859 Entire letter to Bordeaux, franked with no less than FOUR 1859 Sherwin 2d deep blue, pos. 4, 11, 2, 5, tied by void ovals and red French Suez transit cds tying stamp at right. Backstamps include G.P.O.MAURITIUS/NO 10 1859, Paris and Bordeaux transits. All stamps with just clear or good margins for this issue, the third stamp showing scarce underinking flaws at right. Cover with usual archive fold. Only seven Sherwin covers known, this being the unique highest franking with four examples “I believe this to be the most important Sherwin item, which was unfortunately missing from the Kanai collection, and consider it to be one of the top ten items in Mauritius philately.” David Feldman, 2015 Expertise: Cert. BPA (2002) Estimate: £160’000 – £200’000
Catalogue reference: 40