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Lot 30037
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Price realised
6’000 GBP
Estimate
1’500 – 2’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut round with clear to good to margins, cancelled by central Demerara datestamp of 21 March 1851, faults including crease, water stains and discolouration, but unusually exhibiting well clear margins which provide a valuable premium to this example; (SG £11’000).

Provenance:

John E. du Pont (Lot 60020, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

Catalogue reference: SG 5