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Lot 30120

British Guiana » 1856 Provisionals (SG 23-27)
Estimate: 15’000 – 20’000 GBP
Auction date: Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Auction: British Guiana
Catalog: The “Imperium” Collection
Sold for GBP 20’000
Description:

THE “DU PONT” 4 CENTS MAGENTA VILLAGE COVER

1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 4, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut octagonally and displaying the complete design, used on cover to Sophia’s Hope Estate in Mahaicony, tied by the impression to the cover of the village datestamp of Williamstown “A 3 C 30 JL 1856” (matching strike on reverse), Demerara transit over flap, from the Barlow correspondence; a very fine and appealing example of this rarity; (SG £75’000).

One of only four 4 cents magenta covers recorded with a village postmark.

Provenance:

John E. du Pont (Lot 60079, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

SG 24