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Lot 30026
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Prix réalisé
38’000 GBP
Estimation
25’000 – 40’000 GBP
Date de vente
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

THE « BURRUS » 8 CENTS COVER

1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight « EDW », deep fresh colour, cut octagonally and preserving its frame, used on entire letter from Plantation Profit, Abary Coast, addressed to Georgetown, tied by a full strike of Demerara datestamp on 29 August 1851; (SG £64’000 for a single on cover).

According to our records, only four 8 cents covers are recorded, this with the added importance of being one of just two exhibiting complete margins all round.

Provenance:

Maurice Burrus (Lot 7, Robson Lowe, November 1963)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60002, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

Référence catalogue: SG 4
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