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Lot 30127
British Guiana » 1856 Provisionals (SG 23-27)
Price realised
34’000 GBP
Estimate
20’000 – 30’000 GBP
Auction date
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

ONE OF THE TWO FINEST USED CUT OCTAGONALLY EXAMPLES

1856 Provisional 4 cents black on blue glazed surface-coloured, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut octagonally with good margins, showing village datestamp “A 8 C” of Arabian Coast used in January 1857, with the minor surface blemishes which are characteristic of this issue; (SG £150’000).

Of the only six recorded used cut octagonally examples, this is one of the two finest, rivalling with the 20 November 1856 example used on piece in the Greenwood collection, the other four having faults or being repaired.

Provenance:

John E. du Pont (Lot 60087, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

Catalogue reference: SG 26