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Lot 30119
British Guiana » 1856 Provisionals (SG 23-27)
Prix réalisé
28’000 GBP
Estimation
20’000 – 30’000 GBP
Date de vente
Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

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.

Provenance:

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)

Référence catalogue: SG 24
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