1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type D, faint initials « EDW », thick frame, cut hexagonally with very large margins all around, cancelled by two strikes of Demerara datestamp on 26 November 1850, small thin at lower left in the margin clear of stamp design; very rare and most desirable with these extraordinary margins, which rank this stamp in a category much above the majority of the cut-square examples; (SG £16’000).
William Augustus Townsend (Lot 5, Harmer’s London, October 1969, illustrated on the front cover)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60005, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)