THE « FERRARY » 4 CENTS MAGENTA COVER
THE FINEST RECORDED
1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 2, initials of postal clerk Wight « EDW », extraordinarily large margins and splendid colour, used on cover to Georgetown with manuscript date « June 5th 1856 », tied by Demerara datestamp of 6 June 1856, and Berbice arrival struck on the following day on flap.
Thirteen 4 cents magenta covers are recorded, including four displaying the much rarer cut square, of which three with a single franking (this contrasting to the others as tied to cover), this being the finest of all thirteen.
Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 235, Sale 2, October 1921, « superbe »)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60078, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)