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Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1164

British Guiana
The "Coventry" Collection Featuring 1852-76 Ship Stamps

1850-51 "Cottonreels"
12c. pale blue with thick frame, Townsend Type B with break in frame over first "i" in "british" and initialled "EDW" (E.D. Wright, Clerk of the Colonial Post Office), cut-square with the framelines touched on three sides and cut-into at right, neatly cancelled with Berbice seriffed letters double-arc datestamp and tied to small piece. An attractive example of the rare and delicate shade. R.P.S. Certificate (994). S.G. 7I, £40,000. Photo

Christie's Robson Lowe, May 1995

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