THE “FERRARY” 4 CENTS MAGENTA COVER
THE FINEST RECORDED
1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 2, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, extraordinarily large margins and splendid colour, used on cover to Georgetown with manuscript date “June 5th 1856”, tied by Demerara datestamp of 6 June 1856, and Berbice arrival struck on the following day on flap.
Thirteen 4 cents magenta covers are recorded, including four displaying the much rarer cut square, of which three with a single franking (this contrasting to the others as tied to cover), this being the finest of all thirteen.
Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 235, Sale 2, October 1921, “superbe”)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60078, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)