Lot 30027
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Price realised
42’000 GBP
12’000 – 20’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)

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)

Catalogue reference: SG 4