1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type C, exhibiting the rare initials “JBS” of J. B. Smith (Clerk to Imperial Branch), thin frame, cut round with full margins all around, this being a rare characteristic, used with Demerara datestamp of 27 November 1850, thinned although of little significance for this stamp, as most of the examples in existence have such fault, being of very fresh appearance and displaying a bright colour; very desirable and rare; (SG £16’000).
Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 185, Sale II, October 1921)
Expertise: Signed Roumet and Roger Calves
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