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Lot 60123

Great Britain » British Post Offices Abroad
Estimation: 8’000 – 12’000 EUR
Date de vente: Fri 27 Jun 2014 at 15:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Vente: June 2014 Specialised Auction – Tasmania & British Guiana
Catalogue: British Guiana
Vendu pour EUR 44’000
Description:
1847-54 GB embossed 6d lilac, with left sheet margin, paying the uniform British Packet rate of sixpence, used on cover from Berbice « via Steamer » to Scotland, cancelled by penstrokes, with despatch cds of Berbice (small sans-serif) MR 24 1856 on reverse. As the British Guiana stamps then current were only valid in the colony, prepaid mail to Great Britain required the use of British stamps. Extremely rare use of an embossed sixpenny from British Guiana, and probably the earliest GB used in cover from the colony. Unlisted in SG. Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)