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Lot 30041
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 8’000 – 10’000 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 “AMUNDSEN” 12 CENTS INDIGO EXAMPLE

1850-51, 12 cents black on indigo, so-called sugar paper shade, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut square with close to good margins on two sides, light 1851 Berbice datestamp, tiny thins which are probably more due to the nature of the primitive sugar paper than to real abrasion; (SG £45’000).

The rarest shade of the 12 cents value, of which only eleven examples are recorded according to Townsend.

Provenance:

W. J. Webster (Lot 11, Harmer Rooke, February 1942)

Lars Amundsen (Lot 72, Stanley Gibbons, December 1967)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60021, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 6