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Lot 30022
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 8’000 – 12’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 24’000
Description:

THE BEST MARGINED 8 CENTS CUT ROUND EXAMPLE

1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type C, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, thin frame, particularly fresh and vibrant colour with astonishingly large margins all around, very light central datestamp of Demerara December 1851 -this being the latest recorded month of usage for the 8 cents; the tiny pinhole and “thin spot at top” stated in the certificate are almost invisible and were never mentioned in past auction catalogues; very appealing and rare.

One of the finest examples in existence, displaying the largest even margins known for any 8 cents cut-round example; (SG £16’000).

Provenance:

Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 174, Sale X, June 1924, “très bel exemplaire”)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60004, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Signed Alberto Diena, George Behr, Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 4