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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
Description:

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.

Provenance:

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

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

SG 5