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Brit. Colonies continued...

British Guyana continued...
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3330 image1858: Great Britain 1856 1 s. green, a fine horizontal pair in a rich shade, used on 1859 cover from Georgetown to London tied by two fine strikes of the "A03" obliterator in black. Reverse with 'British Guiana' embossed crest in red alongside DEMERARA cds (June 9) and London arrival in blue (June 29). Manuscript endorsement at left on subject matter 'Chinese Immigration'. File folds away from the adhesives, an extremely rare cover Gi = £ 3'600 off cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3331 imageTypeset at the Office of the 'Royal Gazette', Georgetown 1850/51: Cottonreel 4 c. black on orange, Type B on medium wove paper, a fine used example initialled "EDW" (Wight), cut square example, the outer frameline shaved at base but of rich deep colour for this issue, cancelled by "Demerara" double arc datestamp (October 29, 1851) in black. Corner bend and three small thin spots of no great significance, as this is one of the finest examples extant. Certs. RPSL (1986), BPA (2020) Scott 2 = $100'000 / Gi = £ 100'000.rnProvenance: Spink, London, 12 June 2008, lot 43. The RPSL certificate states this to be Scott 2a, 'yellow', we share the Spink opinion when offered in 2008 that this the 'orange' shade; with which the BPA (2020) also concur. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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3332 imageTypeset at the Office of the 'Royal Gazette', Georgetown 1850/51: Cottonreel 8 c. black on green, Type A on medium wove paper, a fine used example initialled "EDW" (Wight), cut square example, the outer frameline barely grazed at left and fine on three sides, of outstanding colour cancelled by double ar 'Demerara' datestamp in black. Slight thin spot at top does not detract from the appearance of this extremely rare stamp with excellent provenanace. Signed Herbert Bloch. Cert. BPA (2020) Scott 4 = $ 70'000 / Gi = £ 70'000.rnProvenance: Collection Arthur Hind, Harmers, London, 7-9 May 1934, lot 96; Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 18 Feb 1969, lot 405; Spink, London, 12 June 2008, lot 46. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3333 imageTypeset at the Office of the 'Royal Gazette', Georgetown 1850/51: Cottonreel 12 c. black on blue, Type C, a used cut square example with enormous margins all round for this issue, initialled "WHL" (Lortimer), cancelled by near complete "Demerara" double arc datestamp (Nov 1, 1850) in black. Illustrated on colour plate B in Townsend & Howe, page 32. A magnificent and iconic stamp for the connoisseur. Signed A. Diena. Certs. RPSL (1930), BPA (1990) Scott 5b = $ 35'000 / Gi = £ 35'000.rnProvenance: Collection W.A.Townsend, Harmers, London, 20 Oct 1969, lot 9.rnNote: There are three certificates with the above stamp - the two earlier RPSL and BPA certificates state 'indigo', the most recent BPA certificate states 'blue'. This describer tends to favour the latter certificate in this matter. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3334 imageTypeset at the Office of the 'Royal Gazette', Georgetown 1851: Cottonreel 12 c. black on pale blue, Type C on medium wove paper, a used cut square example with large to huge margins on all sides, variety "2" of "12" with straight foot clearly showing with the initials "EDW" (Wight) and cancellation leaving the variety clear, lightly cancelled, typical slight thins not affecting the remarkably beautiful appearance of this great rarity. A wonderful stamp and arguably the finest known single example in this shade. Cert. BPA (2020) Scott 5d = unpriced cut square / Gi = £ 110'000.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Druout, Paris, sale 10, 18-20 June 1924, lot 178. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3335 imageLithographed by Waterlow 1852 (Jan 1): 1 c. black on magenta surface coloured paper, a used horizontal pair of rich colour and large to enormous margins all round, cancelled by neat strikes of "Demerara" double arc datestamp (July 15, 1853) in black. Small tear repair at top of left stamp and slight unapparent crease between the stamps but of superb appearance and a very rare and attractive multiple. Signed Georg Bühler and others. Cert. BPA (2020) Scott 6 = $ 13'500+/Gi = £ 11'000+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3336 imageLithographed by Waterlow, Original Printing 1853/59: First Stone 1 c. vermilion, imperforate, a used example with large even margins all round, cancelled by two part strikes of "Demerara" datestamp (Aug 23, 1855) in black. Superb. Cert Giulio Bolaffi (1963) Gi = £ 1'700.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 26 Nov 1963, lot 46. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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3337 imageLithographed by Waterlow, Original Printing 1853/59: First Stone 1 c. vermilion, imperforate, Type VIII with dot over 'O' of POSTAGE, a used example in a bright shade with large even margins all round, lightly cancelled by upright "Demerara" datestamp (Dec 14, 1855) in black. A very fine example of a scarce stamp Gi = £ 1'700. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3338 imageFresh Lithographic Transfers by Waterlow 1857/59: Second Stone 1 c. brownish-red, Type C with small 'O' and 'NT' spaced, a used example in an almost claret shade, large margins all round, lightly cancelled by double arc "Berbice" datestamp (1860) in black. Trace of thin mentioned for full accuracy but a superb example of a rare stamp. Ex Granger Gi = £ 3'750.rnProvenance: Collection 'Great', RL, London, 26 March 1970, lot 93. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3339 imageFresh Lithographic Transfers by Waterlow 1857/59: Second Stone 1 c. dull red, a used vertical pair, upper stamp Type A (large 'O' in ONE), lower stamp Type C (with small 'O' and 'NT' spaced) with large margins all round and of lovely delicate colour, each stamp neatly cancelled by "A03" obliterator of Georgetown / Demerara in black. A great rarity with two types se-tenant, much finer than the pair offered by Spink in the 'Bartica' sale (Sept 2019, lot 20; described as unique, superb. Certs. Alcuri (1990), BPA (2020) Gi = £ 8'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3340 imageFresh Lithographic Transfers by Waterlow 1857/59: Second Stone 1 c. dull red, a vertical strip of four, Types A+B+A+C, used on the famous 1859 cover from Demerara to Georgetown endorsed 'per Mail' at top, the strip with large margins all round and showing portions of two adjoining stamps at right, tied by four strikes of the single ring "Demerara" datestamp (March 27) in black. Exquisite, the undoubted highlight of the issue and one of the truly outstanding British Colonial classic covers. Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Bolaffi, A. Diena. Certs. BPA (1981), BPA (2020).rnProvenance: Collection Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Druout, Paris, Sale 1, 23 June 1921, lot 47; Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 14 May 1957, lot 236; Collection John Lek, April 6, 1959; Collection Chin Chan Cheung, Harmers, London, 29 May 1961, lot 15; Collection D.C. Gray, Harmers, 1962. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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3341 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1853/55: First Stone 4 c. deep blue, a fine used example in a delightful shade, large margins all round, showing retouched line above FOUR CENTS, cancelled by bold strike of double arc "Demerara" datestamp (July 11, 1854) in black. Superb and rare so fine Gi = £ 1'600.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 26 Nov 1963, lot 62; Sotheby's, London, 29 Nov 1979, lot 124. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3342 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1853: First Stone 4 c. deep blue, a used example with large margins all round, variety 'Retouched above FOUR CENTS' at base, tied to 1854 local cover from Enterprise to Georgetown endorsed 'per Inland Mail' by double arc DEMERARA datestamp in black (Oct 13) which leaves the retouched area of the stamp entirely clear. Dated internally 'H.C. McNicol, Enterprise 12th October 1854' with double arc "Demerara" datestamp (same day) on reverse in black. Ironed creases away from the fine adhesive, no side flaps but a truly outstanding cover. Cert. BPA (2020).rnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 18 Feb 1969, lot 445; Collection Claude Cartier, SG, London, 21 April 1977, lot 31. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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3343 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1853/55: 4 c. blue, a used example in a greyish blue shade with good to large margins all round, cancelled by double arc "Demerara" datestamp (June 8, 1855) in black. Fine Gi = £ 800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3344 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1853/55: 4 c. blue, a used horizontal pair, good to clear margins all round, vertically creased in central margin, each stamp cancelled by single ring "Demerara" datestamp (Dec 17, 1858) in black. A fine and appealing multiple Gi = £ 1'600+.rnProvenance: Collection Maurice Burrus, RL, London, 26 Nov 1963, lot 63. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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3345 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1853: First Stone 4 c. deep blue, a used example with good to large margins all round but peripheral aging, used on 1857 cover to London endorsed at top on despatch "Paid 4 Cents / Bush Lot" and struck underneath the stamp with "BG / A4C" datestamp in black of Henrietta, Arabian Coast; the adhesive tied in transit by "Demerara" double arc datestamp (Feb 24) in black. Manuscript charge '6' (pence) for onward transmission and reverse with further fine strike of the "BG / A4C" datestamp (Feb 21) and "Demerara" double arc cds. Closed cover tear at top but a cover of great scarcity. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3346 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1855: 4 c. pale blue, a used example with large to huge margins all round, cancelled by single circle "BG / A4C" datestamp (Jan 13, 1859) in black applied at Reliance on the Canye River (Proud D1). A rare usage of a scarce stamp and most attractive Gi = £ 700.rnProvenance: Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 14 May 1957, lot 241. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3347 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1855: First Stone 4 c. pale blue, a used example in a clear bright shade with large margins all round, cancelled by complete single ring "Demerara" datestamp (Dec 10, 1858) in black. Minor crease at left but a superb and attractive stamp Gi = £ 700.rnProvenance: Collection W.A. Townsend, Harmers, London, 20 Oct 1969, lot 34. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-26, 11:59 PM
3348 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1855: 4 c. pale blue, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by double arc "Demerara" datestamp (DMay 29, 1858) in black; the stamp shows a prominent flaw below the 'P' of 'Postage'. A most attractive stamp Gi = £ 700. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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3349 imageLithographic Transfer by Waterlow 1855: 4 c. pale blue, a used example with good to large margins all round, cancelled by double arc "Berbice" datestamp (Aug 25, 1858) in black; the left margin strengthened but of fine appearance. Signed Brun Gi = £ 700. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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