Lot 30057
British Guiana » 1852 Waterlow (SG 9-10)
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 11’000


1852, Waterlow 1 cent black on magenta, Types Ia-IIa-IIb-IIb, full horizontal row of four, good to large even margins, used with East Coast village datestamp of 19 July (possibly of Mahaica) very fresh deep rich colour with large and harmoniously even margins, slightly thinned in top centre and apparently closed small tear at left; (SG £22’000 as singles).

The largest known used multiple, with two strips and two blocks of four recorded in private hands, this having a very attractive appearance, described in the Caspary sale as “a wonderful strip of the greatest rarity”.


Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 39, Sale I, June 1921, “superbe”)

Alfred H. Caspary (Lot 215, H.R.Harmer, May 1957, “slightly thinned in top center, also tiny thinning in left stamp”)

Maurice Burrus (Lot 26, Robson Lowe, November 1963, “slightly thinned…most attractive strip”)

Tomasini (Lot 7, Stanley Gibbons, October 1973)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60035, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

SG 9