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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — British Guiana thru Brunei

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2186
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2186, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1850, 8c Black on Green, "Cotton Reel" (4; SG 4), BRITISH GUIANA, 1850, 8c Black on Green, "Cotton Reel" (4; SG 4)BRITISH GUIANA, 1850, 8c Black on Green, "Cotton Reel" (4; SG 4). Cut to shape with portions of the circular rim all around, initials likely washed away when removed from cover, partially legible Aug. 1850 circular datestamp, faults including repaired black spot by "S" of "British"

NEARLY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1850 8-CENT COTTON REEL. ONE OF THE CLASSIC AND ICONIC RARITIES OF WORLDWIDE PHILATELY.

The first stamps of British Guiana were issued in July 1850, in denominations of 2c, 4c, 8c and 12c. They were printed at the offices of the Royal Gazette of British Guiana newspaper. Quickly produced from printer’s type and a printer’s rule bent into a crude circle, the stamps earned the nickname “Cotton Reel” from collectors because they look similar to labels on the wooden ends of a reel of cotton thread. Each stamp was initialed as a control to prevent either theft or counterfeiting.

With 1978 A.P.S. certificate. Scott $16,000.00. SG £16,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2187
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2187, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 6p Black on Magenta (6; SG 9), BRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 6p Black on Magenta (6; SG 9)BRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 6p Black on Magenta (6; SG 9). Large to full margins all around, light Demerara Jul. 25, 1853 circular datestamp, large repaired thin and color slightly faded as is often seen on these delicate stamps, Very Fine appearance, a presentable example of this rare stamp that is often found with smaller to touching margins, Scott $7,000.00, SG £5,500

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E. 750-1,000
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2188°
c
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2188, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 4c Black on Blue (7; SG 10), BRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 4c Black on Blue (7; SG 10)BRITISH GUIANA, 1852, 4c Black on Blue (7; SG 10). Four large to full margins, strong paper color, tied by lightly struck "Demerara JU 3, 1853" circular datestamp with additional strike on reverse on folded letter to Georgetown, datelined Palmyra May 31, 1853, folded letter with contemporaneous ink frame, typical light surface rubbing though far less than typically encountered on this surface printed stamp

VERY FINE. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF COVERS ARE KNOWN WITH THE 1852 4-CENT SURFACE PRINTED SHIP STAMP. EASILY RANKING AS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES.

This accurately paid the 4c inland rate from Jan. 1, 1852. With 2004 Eichele certificate.

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E. 15,000-20,000
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2189
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2189, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1854, 10c Blue, White Line Above Value (10; SG 19), BRITISH GUIANA, 1854, 10c Blue, White Line Above Value (10; SG 19)BRITISH GUIANA, 1854, 10c Blue, White Line Above Value (10; SG 19). Large margins all around, bold color and unusually sharp impression, neat Demerara Jun. 15, 1855 circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, scarce in this choice condition, Scott $850.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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2190
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2190, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1854, 10c Blue, White Line Above Value Removed (11; SG 19a), BRITISH GUIANA, 1854, 10c Blue, White Line Above Value Removed (11; SG 19a)BRITISH GUIANA, 1854, 10c Blue, White Line Above Value Removed (11; SG 19a). Large to full margins except just barely touched at bottom right, fresh color, neat 1857 circular datestamp, Fine, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,000

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E. 200-300
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2191
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2191, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14; SG 24), BRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14; SG 24)BRITISH GUIANA, 1856, 4c Black on Magenta (14; SG 24). Mostly large margins all around, exceedingly fresh overall with paper retaining much of its original depth of color despite minute areas where surface imperfections were expertly touched up, signed "EDW" by Wight, lightly cancelled by Jul. 28, 1856 circular datestamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1856 4-CENT BLACK ON MAGENTA PROVISIONAL ISSUE. AN ICONIC BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RARITY.

The Provisional issue was printed in Georgetown by Baum and Dallas, who published the Official Gazette. It has been hypothesized that the issue was printed due to a delay in the arrival of stamps from England. Many examples are either cut to shape or have heavy creases which discolor the paper. Despite the minute areas of surface repair, the example offered here is in far better condition than most.

With 1971 Friedl certificate. Scott $25,000.00. SG £25,000

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E. 5,000-7,500
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2192
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2192, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 1c Black on Rose (35; SG 116), BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 1c Black on Rose (35; SG 116)BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 1c Black on Rose (35; SG 116). Full margins all around, barred cancel, Very Fine, Scott $850.00, SG £850

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E. 300-400
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2193
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2193, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 2c Black on Yellow, "C" for "O" in "Two" (39 var; SG 120b), BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 2c Black on Yellow, "C" for "O" in "Two" (39 var; SG 120b)BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 2c Black on Yellow, "C" for "O" in "Two" (39 var; SG 120b). Position R. 3/1, large to ample margins, strong impression, neat "A03" barred cancel leaving most of the variety clear, Very Fine, a rare positional variety, with 2002 Sismondo certificate, unlisted in Scott, SG £900

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E. 300-400
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2194
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2194, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 4c Black on Blue (42; SG 123), BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 4c Black on Blue (42; SG 123)BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 4c Black on Blue (42; SG 123). Mostly large margins, ample at bottom, light barred cancel, clear impression on deeply blued paper, Very Fine and quite scarce, Scott $2,000.00, SG £1,400

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E. 500-750
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2195
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2195, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 4c Black on Blue (43; SG 122), BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 4c Black on Blue (43; SG 122)BRITISH GUIANA, 1862, 4c Black on Blue (43; SG 122). With clear roulettes on each side, centrally struck "A03" barred numeral cancel of Demerara, central thin likely emphasized by slight signature ink erosion, Fine appearance and attractive example of this scarce stamp, Scott $1,100.00, SG £1,000

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E. 300-400
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2196
ng
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2196, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1881, 2c on 24c Green (100; SG 158), BRITISH GUIANA, 1881, 2c on 24c Green (100; SG 158)BRITISH GUIANA, 1881, 2c on 24c Green (100; SG 158). Unused (no gum), uncommonly precise centering, excellent color, Very Fine and choice, with 1983 Friedl certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £900

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E. 300-400
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2197
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2197, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1877, 6c Chocolate, Official (O9; SG O9), BRITISH GUIANA, 1877, 6c Chocolate, Official (O9; SG O9)BRITISH GUIANA, 1877, 6c Chocolate, Official (O9; SG O9). Neat rosette cancel, bold color, well-centered, Very Fine, Scott $600.00, SG £600

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E. 200-300
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2198
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2198, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH GUIANA, 1877, 8c Rose, Official (O10; SG O10), BRITISH GUIANA, 1877, 8c Rose, Official (O10; SG O10)BRITISH GUIANA, 1877, 8c Rose, Official (O10; SG O10). Part original gum, slight oily spots at top corners, Fine appearing example of this rare Official, Scott $2,400.00, SG £2,000

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E. 300-400
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2199
 
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2199, British Guiana thru BruneiBRITISH HONDURAS, 1891, 6c (Red) on 10c on 4p Violet, "6" and Bar Inverted (34a; SG 43a), BRITISH HONDURAS, 1891, 6c (Red) on 10c on 4p Violet, "6" and Bar Inverted (34a; SG 43a)BRITISH HONDURAS, 1891, 6c (Red) on 10c on 4p Violet, "6" and Bar Inverted (34a; SG 43a). Affixed to piece, rich color, Very Fine, Scott $725.00, SG £600

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E. 200-300
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2200°
c
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2200, British Guiana thru BruneiBRUNEI, 1895, -1/2c-10c Star and Local Scene (A1-7; SG 1-7), BRUNEI, 1895, -1/2c-10c Star and Local Scene (A1-7; SG 1-7)BRUNEI, 1895, -1/2c-10c Star and Local Scene (A1-7; SG 1-7). Singles of each tied on registered "Parker" cover by 1895 "Brunei" circular datestamps to London, additionally franked with Labuan, 1894, 18c Olive Brown & Black (56; SG 71), London registered and Tottenham arrival datestamps, couple of stamps with typical perforation faults from being at the edge of cover and a few stray toned spots, Fine and attractive use

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E. 400-500
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2201°
nh
Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2201, British Guiana thru BruneiBRUNEI, 1895, 10c Orange Red, Imperforate (A7a; SG 7a), BRUNEI, 1895, 10c Orange Red, Imperforate (A7a; SG 7a)BRUNEI, 1895, 10c Orange Red, Imperforate (A7a; SG 7a). Mint N.H. horizontal pair with position nos. 13-14 on reverse in light pencil, large margins, bright color, Very Fine and rare, the 10c is the only value of the series that comes imperforate, with only one sheet of 50 known, making only 25 pairs available to collectors, and this is one of the very few pairs that does not suffer from gum disturbance, catalogue values as hinged, Scott $3,000.00. SG £3,000

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E. 2,500-3,500
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