Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022
Category — Barbados
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE UNUSED BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 1859 6-PENCE DEEP RED ROSE.
Only a couple blocks of this stamp are recorded with one larger block known (block of six, ex Hurlock).
With 1961 B.P.A. certificate. Catalogued simply as four singles, which doesn't accurately reflect the rarity of a block. Scott $3,400.00. SG £3,000
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A SHOWPIECE MULTIPLE AND BELIEVED TO BE THE LARGEST BLOCK EXTANT OF THIS ONE-PENNY BLUE IMPERFORATE.
Ex Hurlock, Wheeler, and Deakin. With 1960 R.P.S. certificate. Catalogued as eight pairs. Scott $7,000.00. SG £6,400
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