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Lot 1122 - British Guiana. 1850 'Cotton Reel' Issue. 12c. black on pale blue, variety '2'of '12' with straight foot, cut square with huge margins and part of adjoining stamp visible at left, initialled 'edw' and lightly cancelled leaving the variety clearly visible; a couple of very slight thins not affecting the exceptionally fine appearance of this huge rarity. A wonderful example, arguably the finest known in this shade. B.P.A. Certificate (2020). S.G. 7a
Provenance: Ferrary, 1924. Besancon....Est. £50,000-60,000 Sold for GBP 50,000

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Spink London Sale - 24012

The 'Lionheart' Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Part XVIII - January 25, 2024

On January 25th, we will be offering part eighteen in our ever-popular series of “Lionheart” auctions, and although, as usual, this will feature a good spread of Great Britain and Commonwealth countries, this time it is particularly worth highlighting the section of Classic British Guiana within the sale.

A small but perfectly formed group of classics begins with a superb example of the 1850 4c. orange ‘Cotton Reel’ on cover, followed by other outstanding examples of this issue including the finest known example of the 12c. black on pale blue showing the ‘2’ of ‘12’ with straight foot variety, this superb example having previously graced the collections of Count Ferrary and ‘Besancon’.

Following on from this, there are a number of very fine examples both used and unused of the 1852 Waterlow issue including multiples and examples used on cover, from there we continue into the 1853-59 lithographed Ship types with a strong section of both mint and used including large multiples on cover. The 1856 Provisionals are also well-represented, one highlight is an enormous example of the 4c. black on magenta, ex Besancon.

The British Guiana section continues with later Ship types right through to modern errors featuring lovely mint examples of both the King George V 1934 and King George VI 1938 4c. ‘imperforate between’ varieties.

This is a sale not to be missed, particularly for accomplished British Guiana collectors.

Sale venue: Spink UK, 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET

Session Information
Session 1: 25 January 2024 Lot Numbers 1001 -1297 Time 10:00 GMT

Sale Session Information:

Session 1: (Lots 1 - 1297) Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 5:00 AM EST

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