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British Guiana continued...

1853 Waterlow Lithographs (SG 11-21) continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30100 SG 19 image1853-55 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents blue, margins varying from clear to large, very fresh used on entire letter from Plantation Hampton Court to Plantation Housler, tied by 7 August 1854 Demerara cds, with a similar backstamp struck on the day after, very fine; (SG £2'400). We record only six very fine single frankings of this stamp on cover. Provenance: John E. du Pont(Image 1)

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Estimate. GBP 700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30101 SG 19a+19 imageTHE LARGEST RECORDED MULTIPLE 1853-55 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents blue, the remarkable horizontal strip of four, being type 2 retouched (clear line of colour over "Four Cents") together with types 3+4+5, mint with original gum, very fresh colour and margins all around, faint creasing not apparent from face and very light small stain at right; (SG £14'750 as singles). One of the two most important items of this issue; unique, representing the largest multiple of this denomination in deep blue or blue (SG 18 & 19). Townsend & Howe (page 37) state this strip to be unique, with no blocks recorded. Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 49, Sale I, June 1921) Alfred H. Caspary (Lot 239, H.R. Harmer, May 1957) Josiah Lilly (Lot 280, Robert A. Siegel, March 1967) John E. du Pont (Lot 60065, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 6,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30102 O SG 19a+19 image1853-55 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents blue, a re-joined used pair, showing at right the prominent "coloured line over the denomination" retouch, clear to ample margins, lightly cancelled by centrally struck Berbice cds which leaves the variety clearly visible, very fine and scarce; (SG £1'800). Provenance: F. de Coppet (1893) John E. du Pont (2014)(Image 1)

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Estimate. GBP 500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30103 DE SG 20 image1855 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents pale blue, unused without gum, uncommonly large margins all around, tiny thin spot at top and small stain cleaned; (SG £2'500). To our knowledge, just seven unused singles are recorded (excluding multiples), nearly all with imperfections. Provenance: Arthur Hind (Lot 23, Harmer Rooke London, October 1935, "superb unused with very large margins") John E. du Pont (Lot ex 60062, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Bloch(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 800

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30104 ,DE SG 20 imageTHE MOST VALUABLE UNUSED LARGE MULTIPLE OF BRITISH GUIANA 1855 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents pale blue, the extraordinary unused block of thirty-one, showing the three transfer types and featuring mixed types in the last vertical column, very fresh colour, sheet margin at right, the block has been folded in places resulting in one tear in the second horizontal row affecting two stamps, and some thinnings; (SG £77,500 as singles). By far the largest multiple known of any classic imperforate issue of British Guiana, considered as the most valuable unused large multiple of the Colony. Note: The 1857 Four Cents second setting stone of 100 subjects was composed of horizontal transfer strips of 3, made from types 5+6+7 from the previous, now unusable stone. The first nine vertical columns repeat the transfer strips regularly, the last column (at right) was made up of single transfers as shown in the diagram. The first nine columns of the sheet are always A-B-C+A-B-C+A-B-C. As stated in the March 1974 Robson Lowe "The Rarity Sale", Mr. Neville Stocken, in his work "Stamps of Great Price", provided the following information about this item: "...one of some pieces unearthed by Sir Charles T. Cox , K.C.M.G., when Governor of British Guiana. It was a brilliant block and although like most large blocks of such an age, it had been folded and not too carefully preserved, it constitutes an item of outstanding beauty and interest". This gem was displayed at the Royal Jubilee Exhibition of British Empire Stamps of the Victorian Era, organised by and held by the Royal Philatelic Society, London, May 1935. Provenance: A. W. Cox David Bernhard Edward T. Granger Frederick T. Small (Lot 96, Robson Lowe, March 1970, estimated at £10,000, the equivalent to more than £150,000 today), showing his "Comet" hs on reverse John E. du Pont (Lot 60068, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 30,000

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30105 SG 20 image1858 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents pale blue, second stone, complete margin at top, otherwise large even margins, used on cover to Georgetown and tied by very fine East Coast village datestamp of Mahaicony "E 7 C" for "14 OC 1858", Demerara arrival on 15 October on reverse. We have recorded five covers bearing this stamp. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60069, David Feldman SA, June 2014)(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 1,500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30106 SG 20 image1858 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents pale blue, second stone, margins ranging from clear to large, in an uncommon intense shade, tied to 14 June 1855 envelope to Mahaicony by superb strike of coded "A 3 C" datestamp of William's Town, with Demerara transit backstamp dated the next day. The finest of just five covers bearing this stamp according to our records. Provenance: Eduard Friedrich Weber (a famous German art and numismatic collector 1830-1907) John E. du Pont(Image 1)

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Estimate. GBP 2,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30107 SG 20 image1858 Waterlow lithographed 4 cents pale blue, second stone, rounded corner at top left, otherwise clear to large margins, twice tied to envelope to Mahaicony by William's Town coded "A 3 C" and Demerara cds's, both repeated on reverse with neat strikes. Of the only five 4 cents pale blue covers known according to our records, this is the only known example exhibiting the use on the stamp of both the coded and Demerara cds's in conjunction. Provenance: Henry C. Gibson (1944) John E. du Pont (2014)(Image 1)

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Estimate. GBP 750

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30108 SG 21 image1860 Figures framed 4 cents dull blue, fresh mint with full original gum, wide margins all around, negligible gum wrinkle of no importance and mentioned for accuracy, a very fine and fresh stamp; (SG £9'000). A very rare stamp possessing original gum and in sound condition, with only four singles known. Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein (Lot 446, H.R. Harmer, February 1969, "negligible gum wrinkles - very fine") John E. du Pont (Lot 60071, David Feldman SA, June 2014)(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. GBP 3,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30109 SG 21 image1860 Figures framed 4 cents dull blue, mint with full original gum, large balanced margins all around, only tiny thin exclusively in the upper part of the top margin, considered as without faults as the design is well clear from the imperfection, a very fine and fresh stamp; (SG £9'000). One of the just four mint stamps recorded having the design free of faults. Provenance: King Carol of Romania John E. du Pont(Image 1)

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Estimate. GBP 2,000

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30110 O SG 21 image1860 Figures framed 4 cents, three singles with clear to mostly wide margins, of which two cancelled by "A03" barred oval, one showing small part of an additional red cancel, the third with coded cds, a fine to very fine and desirable trio; (SG £2'400). Provenance: John E. du Pont(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 500

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30111 SG 21 image1860 Figures framed 4 cents, a magnificent and largely margined vertical pair, delicately tied by 26 July 1860 coded "A 2 C" cancel (second series, used from 29 May 1860), located at Spring Garden, on large piece of cover to Georgetown, with Demerara A "thimble" backstamp dated 27 July. We record only six used pairs, this being unique as a vertical pair. Only one complete cover bearing a single franking is known (ex Dale-Lichtenstein), this item being the closest one can come to a cover and, as such, unique with a pair and hence the largest known franking. Provenance: Frederick T. Small (Lot 111, Robson Lowe, March 1970) John E. du Pont (2014)(Image 1)

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Estimate. GBP 500

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
1856 Provisionals (SG 23-27)
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
30112 DE SG 24 imageTHE FINEST UNUSED 4 CENTS MAGENTA 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 4, initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", unused example with massive even margins, deep fresh colour and all details of design complete and clear; small surface thin which has been touched up and it is confined to the margin in lower right corner, being of little significance as it could be cut away clear of the design, resulting in a sound-condition example and still being a full margined stamp; (SG £100'000). A marvellous example which is the finest available of this stamp. Of the just eight unused stamps recorded in private hands, this is the only one having the area of the design in perfect condition. One of the great gems of British Guiana and worldwide philately. Note: Illustrated in colour in the two central pages of the renowned "Life" magazine of May 1954 dedicated to the "World's Rarest Stamps". Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 191, Sale X, June 1924) Frederick T. Small (Lot 63, Robson Lowe, March 1979, “a remarkable unused example") John E. du Pont (Lot 60081, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014) Census of unused examples in private hands: - Ex Ferrary, King Farouk and "Bartica"; creases, thinning and retouching - Ex Caspary and Lilly; vertical crack strengthened on back - Ex Burrus; (not being the rose-carmine as described in the Spink Sale 11.5.2010), faults caused by ink erosion of initials - Ex "Tatiana"; repaired large tear - Ex Gilbert; octagonal cut and horizontal & vertical creases - Currently in the Maisel collection; some creases in bottom right corner - Ex Luder-Edelmann Auctions (24 September 1928, "part of gum insign. thinning and original paperfold") - Ex Du Pont, the example presented here, unique with the area of the stamp itself without faults(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 30,000

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30113 DE SG 24 image1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", possibly unused, which can not be confirmed with confidence as the top of the design has been added and repainted (clearly visible in the illustration of this example), in an area which may have had a cancellation; in our opinion, this is very unlikely, as cancellations usually cover most of the design, and in addition, the large unrepaired area is in an unusually fine condition not being encountered in used examples; (SG £100'000). In case of being considered as unused, one of only eight unused examples thought to exist in private hands, hence a great world rarity. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60072, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed by the pre-WWII German dealer Senf (Leipzig), Cert. BPA (2014), which does not certify the stamp as unused(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 5,000

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30114 O SG 24 imageTHE MOST VISUALLY IMPRESSIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 4 CENTS MAGENTA 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 1, initials of postal clerk Watson "CAW", a huge stamp with enormous margins, tear in margin not affecting the design, central 1856 village datestamp A 5 C (probably for 6 April), parts of Demerara transit and British P.O. cds, small surface fault at top, tear and thin in right margin, these imperfections being confined to the gigantic margins placed externally from the design, the stamp itself being in sound condition, exceptional appearance and exceedingly rare; (SG £25'000). An outstanding example only being rivalled in spectacularity by the Edward M. Gilbert example, comparable in terms of enormous margins, but the latter being in lesser condition. Provenance: Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 51, Sale I, June 1921) John E. du Pont (Lot 60075, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 10,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30115 O SG 24 imageTHE RARE "ETED" INITIALS ON 4 CENTS MAGENTA 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, displaying the remarkable initials of postal clerk Dalton "ETED", showing large even margins and brilliant colour, with light Demerara datestamp of 17 June 1856, usual air-hole, ink etching, small thin and pressed crease; (SG £25'000). A very rare stamp in an unrepaired state of preservation and displaying this great appearance. The earliest known usage of the very rare initials "ETED", which have been recorded as used from June to August 1856, with only seven examples known. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60073, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed "Thier" Max Thier, Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 6,000

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30116 O SG 24 imageTHE ELUSIVE "ETED" INITIALS ON 4 CENTS MAGENTA 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, initials of postal clerk Dalton "ETED", very large margins, light 1856 Demerara datestamp, some small thins not very apparent; (SG £25'000). Only seven examples are recorded showing the "ETED" initials. Provenance: John E. du Pont (Lot 60074, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 4,000

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30117 O SG 24 imageTHE "FREDERICK T. SMALL" MARGINAL EXAMPLE 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, Type 1, initials of postal clerk Watson "CAW", exceptionally large margins and denoting to originate from the bottom of the sheet, Demerara datestamp of 16 April 1856 struck twice, deep fresh colour, in superb condition apart from a horizontal crease at centre which seems to have been caused, according to the layout of the cancellation strikes, when the stamp was unusually applied overlapping the edge of a correspondence; (SG £25'000). Provenance: Frederick T. Small (Lot 66, Robson Lowe, March 1970, "superb but for a horizontal crease"), showing his "Comet" hs on reverse John E. du Pont (Lot 60076, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 4,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30118 SG 24 imageTHE EARLIEST COVER RECORDED OF THE 1856 TYPE-SET ISSUE 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on magenta, initials of postal clerk Wight "EDW", cut octagonally, very fresh and in brilliant colour, used on cover from Plantation Caledonia to London (full letter inside regarding cost of coolies), prepaying the inland letter rate as denoted by "Paid 4 Cts", posted at Wakenaam with "BG W" cds on 7 February 1856, stamp then cancelled in transit by Demerara datestamp on 8 February (trace of tie at top of stamp), letter subsequently charged "6" for sixpence Uniform Packet rate in London (arrival 20 March on flap); (SG £75'000). The earliest known cover of any stamp from this whole issue. Fourteen covers are recorded bearing this stamp (four offered in this sale), this having the added significance of being one of just two sent abroad and one of the finest of all. One of the great highlights of this collection, an exhibition showpiece. Provenance: William Augustus Townsend (Lot 56, Harmer's, October 1969) R. A. Siegel "Rarities of the World" sale (1976) John E. du Pont (Lot 60077, David Feldman SA, June 2014) Expertise: Signed Kosack (Philipp Kosack was a pre-WWII German dealer), Cert. BPA (2014) Census of covers according to our records: - 7 February 1856, cut octagonally, ex Du Pont, (the item presented here) - 24 March 1856, cut octagonally, ex Caspary and "Bartica" - 12 April 1856, octagonal cut, currently in a private collection - 2 May 1856, cut square, money letter, currently in a private collection - 10 May 1856, cut octagonally, coded cds and sent to London, "C. M." collection - 13 May 1856, cut square, bearing two examples, ex Ferrary, Granger, T. Small and currently in a private collection - 6 June 1856, cut square, ex Ferrary and Du Pont (offered in this sale) - 26 June 1856 (?), cut hexagonally, repaired, Siegel Rarities Auction 1965 - 11 July 1856, cut octagonally, in mixed franking with G.B., ex dale-Lichtenstein and currently in a private collection - 11 July 1856, cut octagonally, ex du Pont (offered in this sale) - 30 July 1856, cut octagonally, village postmark, ex Du Pont (offered in this sale) - (Unreadable coded postmark), cut square, repaired at left, ex Luder-Edelmann Auction (lot 3319, November 1925) - (Unknown year) April or August, cut octagonally, sent to Essequebo, ex Hind - (Unknown date), cut square, restored on two sides, ex Bolyn(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 30,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM
30119 SG 24 imageTHE "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)(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Estimate. GBP 20,000

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM

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