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Lot 30048
British Guiana » 1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8)
Prix réalisé
15’000 GBP
Estimation
5’000 – 7’000 GBP
Date de vente
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

THE « FERRARY » NUMERAL ERROR

1850-51, 12 cents black on pale blue, Townsend Type C, « 2 » of « 12 » with straight foot, with initials of postal clerk Wight « EDW », cut round with uncommonly even margins well away from the circular frame-line, with March 1851 Demerara datestamp, which allows the variety to be clearly visible, small thins not detracting from the remarkably attractive appearance of this example; (SG £25’000).

One of only six examples recorded showing this important variety, of which three are cut round, this being in contrasting superior quality as it possesses a lighter cancellation which enables a clear vision of the variety.

Provenance:

Philippe von Ferrary (Lot 288, Sale III, April 1922)

John E. du Pont (Lot 60028, David Feldman SA, June 2014)

Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)

Référence catalogue: SG 7a
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