Lot 30124
British Guiana » 1856 Provisionals (SG 23-27)
Price realised
7’500 GBP
3’000 – 4’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)

1856 Provisional 4 cents black on rose-carmine, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut square, in most typical shade, ideally struck central Demerara datestamp of 12 November 1856 displaying complete, lower left corner added, fresh colour, rare; (SG £40’000).

One of the latest recorded usages of this stamp, one day before the latest known (13 November 1856, ex Ferrary & Dale-Lichtenstein).


Frederick T. Small (Lot 74, Robson Lowe, March 1970, “very fine”)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60083, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Signed “Richter” Georg Richter, Cert. BPA (2014)

Catalogue reference: SG 25