Lot 30044
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Estimate: 7’000 – 10’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 17’000

1850-51, 12 cents black on pale blue, with initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut square with just touched to close margins, hinged to original small piece, tied by with both Demerara on 30 April 1851 and Berbice datestamps, used on piece (stamp lifted and hinged back); the stamp shows the usual slightly touched margins although in other respects is in exceptional premium quality; (SG £40’000).

We have recorded nine cut-square examples in private hands, all being used in Berbice and of which three are on piece.


John E. du Pont (Lot 60024, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 7