Lot 30035
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Price realised
7’000 GBP
4’000 – 6’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, with initials of postal official Wight “EDW”, cut round in a nonagon with close to good margins clear of the circular frame-line, excellent impression showing a deep vibrant colour and cancelled by clear 2 May 1851 Demerara datestamp; (SG £11’000).

Cut round examples of the 12 cents are even rarer to find than in the cut square version, although they are catalogued in S.G. for a bit less than one third of the cut square examples. In sound condition, showing full margins all around, we have recorded only six singles in private hands. A great rarity in this outstandingly good state of preservation.


John E. du Pont (Lot 60012, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Pemberton guarantee and signed Roger Calves, Cert. BPA (2014)

Catalogue reference: SG 5