Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021
Category — Barbados thru Bermuda
VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY THREE SETS PRODUCED, ONE OF WHICH IS IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION.
The 26th Earl of Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, was an important and influential collector at the turn of the 20th Century. He amassed a huge holding of proofs, both from the United States and various British Colonies. He obtained from contemporary printers three sets of trial color proofs of various colonies, including Barbados. He gave one set from each colony to the Royal Collection, leaving just two sets of each colony available for future collectors.
Ex Earl of Crawford
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 SCARLET WITH PERF 14 X 12-1/2. ABOUT 20 ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.
According to Stanley Gibbons, about 20 unused examples are known plus one used, though some estimate even fewer. With 1968 Robson Lowe and 1970 R.P.S. certificates (the latter not mentioning short perf). Scott $9,000.00. SG £5,000