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Lot 30054
British Guiana » 1852 Waterlow (SG 9-10)
Estimate: 6’000 – 8’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 12’000
Description:

THE FINEST SINGLE EXAMPLE WITH ORIGINAL GUM

1852 Waterlow 1 cent black on magenta, clear to very large margins with part sheet margin at left, unused with almost complete original gum, resplendent colour, pressed vertical crease at right mentioned in the BPA certificate, which in our opinion could be caused during the printing process as the gum is not affected by the crease (in the Ferrary and Hind sales this stamp was described as superb), exceptionally fresh and without any of the usual rubbing; (SG £15’000).

Exceedingly rare in this wonderful state of preservation, with only two examples without faults or major faults recorded (both offered in this sale), and the finest single known with original gum.

Provenance:

Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 209, Sale II, October 1921, “superbe”)

Arthur Hind (Lot 99, H. R. Harmer, Second Sale, May 1934, “superb”)

Dale-Lichtenstein (Lot 410, H. R. Harmer, February 1969, bought in that sale by Stanley Gibbons)

Claude Cartier (Lot 27, Stanley Gibbons, April 1977)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60032, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 9