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Auction: 11026 - The Chartwell Collection - British Empire
Lot: 7

Bermuda The Postmasters´ Stamps W.B. Perot´s Second Issue at Hamilton 1853 (1d.) Carmine-Red Crowned Circle on Bluish Laid Paper 1861 Perot´s Second Issue at Hamilton, (1d.) Carmine-Red Crowned Circle "paid/at/hamilton. bermuda" struck on bluish laid paper, neatly cancelled with a pen cross and affixed on 1861 (9 Mar.) envelope to "Miss Hurst Care of W. Evans Esq. Somerset" and showing a part strike of the "hamilton/bermuda" c.d.s. at left. Exceptionally rare, being one of only five examples recorded, and one of only two known on cover, this example being the earliest and, in our opinion, the finest. S.G. O6, £80,000 Estimate £ 60,000-80,000 Note: Two covers are recorded bearing this Postmasters´ provisional stamp, both being to the same addressee. The second example became separated from the envelope it was originally used on. Morris Ludington discovered the stamp. Some years later he acquired the original envelope from which the stamp had been removed provenance: Date unknown: Acquired by a stamp dealer 1945 (Dec.?): Bought by Mrs. A.D. Pierce and presented to her husband 1950 (June?): Purchased by Sir Henry Tucker for $2,500 1978 (Oct.): Sir Henry Tucker, Sale 1, Lot 60, £36,000

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