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Lot 30031
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 7’000 – 10’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 16’000
Description:

1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, on thick paper, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut square with good to very large margins on three sides, barely touched at base, cancelled by light strike of Berbice datestamp; (SG £35’000).

One of only about eight 12 cents cut square examples without faults.

Provenance:

Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 190, Sale II, October 1921)

John E. du Pont. (Lot 60011, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 5