Lot 30039
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 300 – 500 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 420

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)

SG 5