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Lot 30040
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 12’000 – 16’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 13’000
Description:

THE “BILL GROSS” 12 CENTS INDIGO EXAMPLE

1850-51, 12 cents black on indigo, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut square with three clear to large margins, just cut very slightly into at top and still displaying the circular frame closed, lightly cancelled by Berbice datestamp, minor faults and small thin, but of very good appearance for this stamp (SG £45’000).

According to Townsend, only eleven examples of the rare indigo shade are recorded (the majority being used at Berbice), a rarity of the British Empire.

Provenance:

William H. Gross

Expertise: Signed Pfenninger, Cert. BPA (1995)

SG 6