1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, with initials of postal official Wight “EDW”, cut round with outstandingly good even margins well clear of the circular frame-line, in an unusual Prussian blue shade -which is difficult to represent in the scanned version-, exhibiting full Demerara datestamp of 14 January 1851, small part of original cover still adhering to reverse and crossed by archive fold; (SG £11’000).
It is important to remark that this example displays the largest margins of any cut-round 12 cents single, and in addition it exhibits an ideal full strike of the Demerara datestamp, thus being very difficult to find in this issue.
John E. du Pont (Lot 60019, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)