Lot 30088
British Guiana » 1853 Waterlow Lithographs (SG 11-21)
Estimate: 5’000 – 7’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 6’500


1853-59 Waterlow lithographed 1 cent dull red, type C, a delightful unused example without gum, displaying large even margins and delicate shade, extremely fine; (SG £11’000).

To our knowledge, only four unused examples are recorded, this being the most valuable as outstandingly superior in quality.


John E. du Pont (Lot 60061, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Census of unused examples:

– Ex Frederick T. Small, clear margins and touched at base, “tiny thin spot and small natural flaw”

– Ex Frederick T. Small, tiny margins and touching in places, “slight faults”

– Ex Ferrary, Champion and “Bartica”, “small surface fault”, smaller margins than the present example

– Ex du Pont (the example presented here)

SG 16