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Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1192

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

1857-59 1c. Fresh Lithographic Transfers from the 4c. value with white line above value
1c. pale dull red vertical strip of three, the top stamp being the Type D substituted transfer with the lower pair Type C, large to huge margins with each neatly cancelled by Demerara 17 April 1860 single-ring datestamp and affixed to fragment of nearly the same size. A very fine, remarkable and exceptionally rare multiple incorporating the Type D substituted transfer of which this is the only example in private hands. S.G. 16, 17, £30,000++. Photo

Note: A possible explanation for the Type D stamp is considered on page 42 of the Townsend and How handbook

W.J. Webster, Harmer Rooke, 1941 and illustrated on page 13 of the brochure that they produced
Dale Lichtenstein, February 1969

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