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  • Lot# : 3334 British Guyana

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    Typeset at the Office of the 'Royal Gazette', Georgetown 1851: Cottonreel 12 c. black on pale blue, Type C on medium wove paper, a used cut square example with large to huge margins on all sides, variety "2" of "12" with straight foot clearly showing with the initials "EDW" (Wight) and cancellation leaving the variety clear, lightly cancelled, typical slight thins not affecting the remarkably beautiful appearance of this great rarity. A wonderful stamp and arguably the finest known single example in this shade. Cert. BPA (2020) Scott 5d = unpriced cut square / Gi = £ 110'000.rnProvenance: Collection Baron Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Druout, Paris, sale 10, 18-20 June 1924, lot 178.
    Starting bid : 40,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 60,000 CHF