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.
William H. Gross
Expertise: Signed Pfenninger, Cert. BPA (1995)