Sale 1270 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History
Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 6-8 December, 2022
Category — Bermuda - Queen Victoria
FINE AND RARE. THE 1874 3-PENCE ON ONE-PENCE SURCHARGE IS ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF BERMUDA WITH ONLY ONE PANE OF 60 OVERPRINTED.
This surcharge is technically considered a trial surcharge despite the fact that a few examples are known used postally prior to 1879. Of the original pane of 60, three blocks of four and one block of six are recorded. Of the remaining 42 singles, about eight are used and undoubtedly a few have been lost to philately, leaving a very small number of unused available.
Ex Burrus and Hicks. With 1963 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $19,000.00. SG £18,000.
FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE-FARTHING ON ONE-SHILLING SURCHARGE WITH "F" DOUBLED. ONLY EIGHT UNUSED ARE RECORDED.
A total of ten are recorded, eight of which are unused and two used. One is housed in the Royal Collection, leaving only seven available to collectors.
Ex Sir Tucker, Dickgiesser, and "Besancon". With 2000 B.P.A. certificate. Scott $8,500.00. SG £8,000