Lot 30014
British Guiana » British Post Offices
Estimate: 600 – 900 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 5’000

1859 Cover from Demerara to London, bearing wing-margin pair of 1s green cancelled by “A03” numeral oval of Demerara, matching despatch cds for 25 November on flap, pair just tied at lower right, slight corner bend on left stamp and cover shortened at left, not detracting from a unique usage; a very desirable franking as the only known 1s pair on cover (Townsend and Howe state “1/- value not seen on cover”).


Dale-Lichtenstein (lot 264, H. R. Harmer, February 1969)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60128, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)