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British Guiana continued...

1850 Cotton-Reels (SG 1-8) continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30020 SG 2 imageONE OF FIVE COVERS RECORDED BEARING THE 4 CENTS BLACK ON ORANGE AS SINGLE FRANKING 1850-51, 4 cents black on orange, with initials of postal official Lorimer "WHL", cut round with good margins for this stamp, used on cover (with letter inside) from Mahaica to Georgetown, showing uncommon centrally struck Demerara datestamp of 21 January 1851, tied at foot of the stamp to the cover; (SG £64'000+). Only five covers are known with this stamp, this being further enhanced by exhibiting the most beautiful cancellation and being the earliest recorded. Additionally, one cover exists bearing a 4c and an 8c. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60002, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Alberto Diena, cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 20,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30021 DE SG 4 imageTHE UNIQUE UNUSED "COTTON REEL" 8 CENTS THE RAREST UNUSED STAMP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type C, faint initials "JBS", thin frame, uncancelled, cut round showing most of the frame, stained from sealing wax and mild vertical crease of absolutely no significance for a rarity of this worldwide calibre; (unpriced in SG). Only four "Cotton Reels" in unused condition are recorded, of which three represent the 12 cents denomination, this example being clearly the most important as it is the only recorded for the 8 cents denomination. THE RAREST UNUSED STAMP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND ONE OF THE GREAT GEMS OF WORLDWIDE PHILATELY. Its importance may be compared to the unused "Missionary" 2 cents of Hawaii (sold in 2018 by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries for $525'000 plus buyer's premium). Expertise: Cert. Brandon (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 100,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30022 O SG 4 imageTHE BEST MARGINED 8 CENTS CUT ROUND EXAMPLE 1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type C, initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", thin frame, particularly fresh and vibrant colour with astonishingly large margins all around, very light central datestamp of Demerara December 1851 -this being the latest recorded month of usage for the 8 cents; the tiny pinhole and "thin spot at top" stated in the certificate are almost invisible and were never mentioned in past auction catalogues; very appealing and rare. One of the finest examples in existence, displaying the largest even margins known for any 8 cents cut-round example; (SG £16'000). Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 174, Sale X, June 1924, "très bel exemplaire") John E. du Pont (Lot 60004, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Alberto Diena, George Behr, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 8,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30023 O SG 4 image1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type D, faint initials "EDW", thick frame, cut hexagonally with very large margins all around, cancelled by two strikes of Demerara datestamp on 26 November 1850, small thin at lower left in the margin clear of stamp design; very rare and most desirable with these extraordinary margins, which rank this stamp in a category much above the majority of the cut-square examples; (SG £16'000). Provenance: William Augustus Townsend (Lot 5, Harmer's London, October 1969, illustrated on the front cover) John E. du Pont (Lot 60005, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 6,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30024 O SG 4 image1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type C, exhibiting the rare initials "JBS" of J. B. Smith (Clerk to Imperial Branch), thin frame, cut round with full margins all around, this being a rare characteristic, used with Demerara datestamp of 27 November 1850, thinned although of little significance for this stamp, as most of the examples in existence have such fault, being of very fresh appearance and displaying a bright colour; very desirable and rare; (SG £16'000). Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 185, Sale II, October 1921) Expertise: Signed Roumet and Roger Calves(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 1,500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30025 SG 4 imageTHE EARLIEST OF ONLY FOUR 8 CENTS COVERS RECORDED 1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type D, initials of postal official Lorimer "WHL", thick frame with full to wide margins all around, deep fresh colour, used on entire letter from Plantation Foulis (Duff correspondence, full letter enclosed) to Demerara, tied by a light strike of a Demerara datestamp on 5 November 1850; (SG £64'000 for a single on cover). To our knowledge, only four covers are known bearing the 8 cents, this being the earliest recorded and one of only two in perfect condition bearing the stamp with full margins. A major British Guiana rarity. Provenance: Frederick T. Small (Lot 8, Robson Lowe London, March 1970, "superb"), showing his "Comet" hs on reverse John E. du Pont (Lot 60006, David Feldman SA, June 2014, sold for €156'000) Expertise: Signed Van Dieten, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 20,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30026 SG 4 imageTHE "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)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Get Market Data for [British Guiana 4]

Estimate. GBP 25,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30027 SG 4 image1850-51, 8 cents black on blue-green, with initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", fresh colour, cut round with most of the frame being visible, touched in small places and with only a very small portion of the frame lacking, used on entire letter from Plantation Foulis (Duff correspondence) to Demerara, light strike of Demerara datestamp DE 18 1850, stamp tied by archive folds; (SG £64'000 on cover). To our knowledge, only four complete covers are known bearing this stamp, three of them being offered in this sale. Provenance: George Walcott (1935) Robert S. Emerson (1938) Henry C. Gibson (1944) Sir John Wilson (1963) John E. du Pont (Lot 60008, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 12,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30028 DE SG 5 imageONE OF THREE UNUSED 12 CENTS RECORDED 1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, thick frame, without initials, cut round with the circular borders of the stamp being visible all around, small stain spot at top, in an uncommonly deep bright colour; (unpriced in SG). One of only four unused examples recorded in the "Cotton-Reel" primitives, this being one of three representing the 12 cents (the other two with initials, one sold in the Hind sale in 1935, the other belonging to the J. Simon Greenwood collection); one of the great unused rarities of the British Empire. Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 195, Sale II, October 1921) John E. du Pont (Lot 60009, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Roger Calves, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Get Market Data for [British Guiana 5]

Estimate. GBP 40,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30029 O SG 5 imageTHE FINEST TWELVE CENT "COTTON REEL" MULTIPLE 1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Types C & B, horizontal pair showing both thin and thick frames se-tenant, with initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", cut octagonally with large to huge margins all round, of exceptional freshness displaying a beautiful brilliant colour, lightly cancelled by Demerara datestamps on 21 March 1851. We know of the existence of only four 12 cents pairs in private hands, this being unique in absolutely sound condition (the other three have the usual imperfections). If we even compare this pair with the cut-square 12 cents singles, only two (originating from the Webster and Townsend collections) are sound. Its exceptional combination of beauty and rarity make this item one of the great gems of British Guiana and the British Empire: THE FINEST MULTIPLE OF ALL "COTTON REEL" PRIMITIVES and the only recorded in sound condition among all multiples known. An amazing showpiece. Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 38, Sale I, June 2021) Tomasini (Lot 6, Stanley Gibbons, October 1973) John E. du Pont (Lot 60017, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 30,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30030 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, with initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", cut square with margins ranging from clear to large, cancelled with central Demerara datestamp of 9 May 1851, corner added at lower left which does not affect the design, very rare; (SG £35'000). Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60010, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 5,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30031 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, on thick paper, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", cut square with good to very large margins on three sides, barely touched at base, cancelled by light strike of Berbice datestamp; (SG £35'000). One of only about eight 12 cents cut square examples without faults. Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 190, Sale II, October 1921) John E. du Pont. (Lot 60011, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 7,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30032 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", cut square with spectacularly large margins at left and right, being clear on other sides, displaying light 9 May 1851 Demerara datestamp, small thin at right not detracting from the great freshness, very rare; (SG £35'000). Provenance: W. J. Webster (Lot 7, Harmer Rooke, February 1942) John E. du Pont (Lot 60015, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Roger Calves, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 7,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30033 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Lorimer "WHL", cut square with close to good margins on three sides, showing central Demerara datestamp of 22 October 1850, central thin spot, very rare; (SG £35'000). Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60016, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 4,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30034 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, with initials of postal official Wight "EDW", cut square with clear to wide margins on two sides, deep colour displaying light Berbice datestamp of 1st August 1851, surface thins and vertical crease as usually encountered, very rare; (SG £35'000). Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60013, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 3,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30035 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, with initials of postal official Wight "EDW", cut round in a nonagon with close to good margins clear of the circular frame-line, excellent impression showing a deep vibrant colour and cancelled by clear 2 May 1851 Demerara datestamp; (SG £11'000). Cut round examples of the 12 cents are even rarer to find than in the cut square version, although they are catalogued in S.G. for a bit less than one third of the cut square examples. In sound condition, showing full margins all around, we have recorded only six singles in private hands. A great rarity in this outstandingly good state of preservation. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60012, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Pemberton guarantee and signed Roger Calves, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 4,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30036 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, with initials of postal official Wight "EDW", cut round with outstandingly good even margins well clear of the circular frame-line, in an unusual Prussian blue shade -which is difficult to represent in the scanned version-, exhibiting full Demerara datestamp of 14 January 1851, small part of original cover still adhering to reverse and crossed by archive fold; (SG £11'000). It is important to remark that this example displays the largest margins of any cut-round 12 cents single, and in addition it exhibits an ideal full strike of the Demerara datestamp, thus being very difficult to find in this issue. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60019, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Bloch, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 2,000

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30037 O SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type B, with initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", cut round with clear to good to margins, cancelled by central Demerara datestamp of 21 March 1851, faults including crease, water stains and discolouration, but unusually exhibiting well clear margins which provide a valuable premium to this example; (SG £11'000). Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60020, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 1,500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30038 SG 5 imageTHE EARLIEST USAGE RECORDED OF A BRITISH COLONY POSTAGE STAMP IN AMERICA 1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type B, without initials, cut round mainly displaying very large margins, appearing all clear of the circular frame-line, strong deep shade, affixed to large piece by sealing wax and tied by Demerara datestamp on 2 AUGUST 1850, one month and one day after the "Cotton Reels" were issued (1st July 1850); (SG £11'000+). The earliest recorded usage of a British Guiana postage stamp, as well as the earliest of any British Colonial issue in the whole American continent (not considering the "Lady McLeod" of Trinidad, which was a private ship letter stamp). Of two items recorded with this date, this is the vastly superior in quality (the other item being a 4c on orange, ex Champion, Gilbert and "Tatiana"), as in this example the datestamp clearly exhibits the date. Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (hs on reverse, also mentioned by Townsend) William Augustus Townsend (Lot 11, Harmer's, October 1969) Maurice Burrus (Lot 4, Robson Lowe, November 1963) John E. du Pont (Lot 60018, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 7,500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30039 Forgery SG 5 image1850-51, 12 cents black on blue, a dangerous forgery Townsend no. 9, with forged "EDW" initials and Demerara (22 August 1851) datestamp. Note: It is interesting to highlight the well execution of this forgery, which was good enough to mislead the famous German expert Heinrich Köhler, who signed this example as genuine. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60014, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Koehler (Berlin), Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM

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