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Auction: 13045 - Stamps of Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection
Lot: 2

(x) Bermuda
The Postmasters' Stamps
W.B. Perot's First Issue at Hamilton
1848 1d. Black on Bluish Paper

1848 Perot's First Issue at Hamilton, 1d. black on bluish paper, a well impressed strike of the handstamp and neatly cut octagonally, the reverse showing traces of a red wafer seal from the cover to which it was originally affixed, it's removal having caused a central thin, and with a trace of ageing. Exceptionally rare. S.G. O1, £170,000. Photo

Note: Only eleven examples of Perot's First Issue are recorded with five struck in black and six struck in red.

Of the five struck in black one is known used as a seal on the reverse of an entire letter, dated 28 March 1848, from N.J. Butterfield (once Mayor of Hamilton) to Henry E. Higgs at St. Georges

Of the other four struck in black only two are dated in 1848, this example and one in the Royal Philatelic Collection

1921: Given to Miss Trott by her nephew, Englesbe Seon

19??: Acquired by E. Stowe Williams, a cousin of W.B. Perot
1935: 8 October Puttick and Simpson auction 7238, lot 26. Bought by Tommy Allen for £455

193?: Bought by Major T. Charlton Henry

1960: Sir Henry Tucker bought the T. Charlton Henry collection of Bermuda

1963: Sold privately through the agency of H.R. Harmer to Lars Amundsen

1967: 10 December Stanley Gibbons Lars Amundsen auction, lot 65. Bought by George Ulrich for £5,250

1989: 26 June Temple Bar George Ulrich auction, lot 14, unsold

1993: Bought from the Ulrich estate through a British dealer and subsequently acquired by David Saul

Alfred Smith "Alfred Smith's Monthly Circular", July 1897, Bath
M.H. Ludington, "The Postal History and Stamps of Bermuda", March 1978, Massachusetts
L.N. and M. Williams, "Stamps of Fame", 1953, London
L.N. and M. Williams "Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps", Vol. 1 "The Stories", 1993 Geneva
L.N. and M. Williams "Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps", Vol. 2 "The Biographies", 1997 Geneva

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