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Lot 60089 – British Guiana

1856 Provisional 4 cents black on blue surface gla

1856 Provisional 4 cents black on blue surface glazed, initials of postal clerk Wight « EDW », cut octagonally, used on cover to Sophia’s Hope Estate in Mahaicony, very lightly cancelled by village datestamp of Williamstown A 3 C OC 30 1856 (matching strike on reverse), Demerara transit OC 31 over flap, from the Barlow correspondence An extremely important item of the issue, being the only known full cover with this stamp. Without doubt a Great exhibition and world rarity, one of the major items of this collection Provenance: Townsend Expertise: Pemberton guarantee, cert. BPA (2014)

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Estimation 150’000 – 200’000 EUR
Date de vente Fri 27 Jun 2014 at 15:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vendu pour EUR 240’000