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Auction: 19015 - The Philatelic Collectors' Series Sale
Lot: 1306

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

1860-76 Issues, Covers
To New Brunswick
1874 (9 Mar.) envelope from Vergenoegen to Richibucto, bearing 1863-68 perf. 12½-13 8c. pink and 1866-71 perf. 10 2c. orange and 24c. green, all placed sideways and cancelled with "w.3.c." second type coded datestamp, New York Due 10 Currency datestamp (30.3) below and with blue and red crayon rate marks, the reverse with a further strike of the coded datestamp, Georgetown, St. Thomas (15.3) and arrival datestamps; a few small faults though a very rare and attractive three-colour franking from this office, possibly a 10c. quadruple rate underpaid 6c.. Photo

Note: Probably carried on the RMSP "Corsica" to St. Thomas which left Demerara on 9 March
William Frazer, October 2003

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