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Lot 30026

British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 25’000 – 40’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 38’000
Description:

THE “BURRUS” 8 CENTS COVER

1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, deep fresh colour, cut octagonally and preserving its frame, used on entire letter from Plantation Profit, Abary Coast, addressed to Georgetown, tied by a full strike of Demerara datestamp on 29 August 1851; (SG £64’000 for a single on cover).

According to our records, only four 8 cents covers are recorded, this with the added importance of being one of just two exhibiting complete margins all round.

Provenance:

Maurice Burrus (Lot 7, Robson Lowe, November 1963)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60002, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 4