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Lot# 4157 - Auction 234-243

  • Lot# : 4157 Cape of Good Hope

    Griqualand West 1864/77: 6 d. deep lilac, two horizontal pairs, one with faults, used on 1874 cover (Birdseye correspondence) from De Beers to London tied by 'leaf' obliterators in black with DE BEERS N.R. circular datestamp alongside (Nov 7) in black. 'Cape Town / Cape Colony' transit cds (Nov 13) in black and 'London / Paid' arrival datestamp (Dec 15) in red all on obverse. Closed spike hole on face panel but a very scarce cover.rnrnProvenance: Collection Dale-Lichtenstein, Harmers, Nov 1989, lot 524; 'Rectangular Issues', Spink, Sept 2007, lot 111.rnrnNote: In 1874, Barney Barnato, one of the founders of the modern firm of DE BEERS, founded 'Barnato Brothers, Dealers in Diamonds and Brokers in Mining Property'.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF