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Lot 30087
British Guiana » 1853 Waterlow Lithographs (SG 11-21)
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 9’500
Description:

ONE OF THREE EXAMPLES UNUSED

1853-59 Waterlow lithographed 1 cent brownish red, second stone, type B, complete to mostly wide margins, minute tear mainly confined to the bottom margin and slightly touching the design, as well as a tiny, almost invisible, shallow thin; (SG £17’000).

An immense rarity supported by the fact that we have only recorded three unused examples, unquestionably an outstanding gem of the British Empire.

Provenance:

John E. du Pont

Expertise: Signed Bloch

Census of the unused examples:

– Ex Burrus, “creased and touched at foot”

Currently in a private collection (wide margins)

– Ex du Pont (the example presented here)

SG 15