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Lot# 4083 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4083 Cape of Good Hope

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    1861. Cancelled Stamps for Rowland Hill’s nephew Ormond HillrnOn 18 April 1861 Ormond Hill, the nephew of Rowland Hill, wrote to Joshua Butters Bacon the head of Perkins Bacon and Co.:rn“My dear Sir, Two or three of my friends who are collectors of Postage Stamps have asked me to procure for them specimens of new or uncommon stamps whenever I have it in my power. It occurs to me that perhaps you may be able to give me a few ...”rnHe added on 24 April:rn“... I should be glad to have six stamps of each kind ...”rnOn 15 August J. Upham (for J.B. Bacon) sent the stamps to Pearson Hill with the following letter:rn“Dear Sir, I beg now to send you as promised ... an envelope addressed to Ormond Hill Esq. containing 6 obliterated impressions of each of the stamps named in the list and request you will take two of each for Rowland Hill Esq. and yourself and then seal the package and forward it together with a letter which you will also find addressed to him, to Mr. Ormond Hill.”rnIt turned out that the supply of the Crown Agents‘ property was given without authority.rnOrmond Hill was not asked to return the „specimens“, and in fact, all were treated as private property. Nevertheless, the case destroyed Perkins Bacon as future printers for the Crown Agents.rnFrom Peter Jaffe in "Cancelled by Perkins Bacon“, published for Spink & Son Ltd by James Bendon Ltd. (1998).rnrn1855/63: The complete set of four values with an additional 1 d. deep rose-red (which is possibly the most spectacular example of all the 'Cancelled' Ormond Hill stamps), with 1 d. with tiny part of bar canceL at left, 4 d. deep blue, 6 d. slate-lilac and 1 s. green, the latter three all with bold strikes of the CANCELLED obliterator in black. Minor imperfections but a splendid complete set of which only two, so far, can exist, the second set housed in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's collection. All five stamps here are illustrated in Jaffe on pages 29 and 30. Extremely fine and rare - unique in private hands. Certs. BPA (1960) for 1 d., BPA (1966) for 1 d., 4 d., 6 d. and 1 s.) Gi = £ 96'000.rnrnProvenance: 1 d. ex Robin Taylor.rn                   The set of four, collection Sir Maxwell Joseph, Sothebys, Oct 1982, lot 141 - the 6 d. was not ex the C. Emerson Huston          rn                   collection as described. Huston's example was illustration no. 2 in Jaffe, also once owned by Dr. Conrad Latto.rn                   The set of four, collection Dr. Conrad Latto, Spink, May 1995, lot 2023. The erroneous attribution of the 6 d. values wasrn                   again repeated.rnNote: Since the publication of Peter Jaffe's book a 1 s. green has come to light, currently housed in the collection of Joseph Hackmey.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 42,000 CHF