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Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1189

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

1853-55 4c. Cents Blue
1857 (14 May) entire letter from Reliance to Georgetown, bearing 4c. pale blue with good to very large margins and neatly cancelled at Henrietta by "a 4 c" coded datestamp, the nearest office to Reliance, the reverse (minor imperfections) with a further very fine strike of the coded datestamp and Demerara double-arc datestamp (15.5). A fine and very rare first series coded datestamp proving cover. Photo

Note: See Townsend & Howe, page 257, where this cover is described as being "as near as we can hope to get another "proving cover"

Maurice Burrus, November 1963
F.G. Howe

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