Lot 30039
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Price realised
420 GBP
300 – 500 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, a dangerous forgery Townsend no. 9, with forged “EDW” initials and Demerara (22 August 1851) datestamp.

Note: It is interesting to highlight the well execution of this forgery, which was good enough to mislead the famous German expert Heinrich Köhler, who signed this example as genuine.


John E. du Pont (Lot 60014, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Signed Koehler (Berlin), Cert. BPA (2014)

Catalogue reference: SG 5