Lot 30027
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 12’000 – 20’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 42’000

1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, fresh colour, cut round with most of the frame being visible, touched in small places and with only a very small portion of the frame lacking, used on entire letter from Plantation Foulis (Duff correspondence) to Demerara, light strike of Demerara datestamp DE 18 1850, stamp tied by archive folds; (SG £64’000 on cover).

To our knowledge, only four complete covers are known bearing this stamp, three of them being offered in this sale.


George Walcott (1935)

Robert S. Emerson (1938)

Henry C. Gibson (1944)

Sir John Wilson (1963)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60008, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 4