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British Post Offices Abroad - The 'Dubois' Collection
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  • Lot# : 5658 Surinam

    1801 (Oct 20): Entire letter from Paramaribo to London written in Dutch by Governor Fredericks during the first year of British Occupation, struck on reverse with superb strike of two line "SURINAM / OCT 20 1801" datestamp in black. Faint oval "Ship Letter / ♚ / DEAL" in black on front panel and rated "6/-" to pay in manuscript. London arrival cds in red on reverse (Jan 21, 1802). A splendid and extremely rare entire with very few examples recorded.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 9,500 CHF

    Lot# : 5659 Surinam

    1816 (Jan 1): Cover from Surinam to N.M. Rothschhild in London endorsed 'pr. Queen Charlotte Packet', struck with very fine "SURINAM" fleuron datestamp displaying well on flap, carried at double rate and rated '4/4d.' due upon delivery with London arrival cds on flap (March 5) in red. Mailed during the final year of British Occupation, a superb strike and exceedingly scarce so fine.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 803.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF
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