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  • Lot# : 3340 British Guyana

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    Fresh Lithographic Transfers by Waterlow 1857/59: Second Stone 1 c. dull red, a vertical strip of four, Types A+B+A+C, used on the famous 1859 cover from Demerara to Georgetown endorsed 'per Mail' at top, the strip with large margins all round and showing portions of two adjoining stamps at right, tied by four strikes of the single ring "Demerara" datestamp (March 27) in black. Exquisite, the undoubted highlight of the issue and one of the truly outstanding British Colonial classic covers. Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Bolaffi, A. Diena. Certs. BPA (1981), BPA (2020).rnProvenance: Collection Philippe Ferrari de la Renotière, Druout, Paris, Sale 1, 23 June 1921, lot 47; Collection Alfred H. Caspary, Harmers, New York, 14 May 1957, lot 236; Collection John Lek, April 6, 1959; Collection Chin Chan Cheung, Harmers, London, 29 May 1961, lot 15; Collection D.C. Gray, Harmers, 1962.
    Starting bid : 25,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 25,000 CHF