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Lot 30120
British Guiana » 1856 Provisionals (SG 23-27)
Price realised
20’000 GBP
Estimate
15’000 – 20’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
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)

Catalogue reference: SG 24