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Lot 30022
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Prix réalisé
24’000 GBP
Estimation
8’000 – 12’000 GBP
Date de vente
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

THE BEST MARGINED 8 CENTS CUT ROUND EXAMPLE

1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type C, initials of postal clerk Wight « EDW », thin frame, particularly fresh and vibrant colour with astonishingly large margins all around, very light central datestamp of Demerara December 1851 -this being the latest recorded month of usage for the 8 cents; the tiny pinhole and « thin spot at top » stated in the certificate are almost invisible and were never mentioned in past auction catalogues; very appealing and rare.

One of the finest examples in existence, displaying the largest even margins known for any 8 cents cut-round example; (SG £16’000).

Provenance:

Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 174, Sale X, June 1924, « très bel exemplaire »)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60004, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Signed Alberto Diena, George Behr, Cert. BPA (2014)

Référence catalogue: SG 4
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