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Auction: 13045 - Stamps of Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection
Lot: 3

(x) Bermuda
The Postmasters' Stamps
W.B. Perot's First Issue at Hamilton
1853 1d. Red on Thick, White Paper

1853 Perot's First Issue at Hamilton, 1d. red on thick, white paper, a good strike of the handstamp with fine clear manuscript "One penny" and "W B Perot", cut round not infringing on any of the handstamp lettering; trace of a thin at left centre, outside the design. Exceptionally rare. S.G. O3, £150,000. Photo

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

Of the six struck in red one is known affixed to an entire letter, dated 16 April 1855, in the hand of banker N. Butterfield of Hamilton, addressed to B. Wilson Higgs at St. George's
Of the other five struck in red the stamp offered above is considered to be one of the finest and once formed a horizontal pair with the example now in the Royal Philatelic Collection

1853: This, together with the example that now resides in the Royal Philatelic Collection, was bought from W.B. Perot by John Harvey Darrell, Chief Justice of Bermuda

1934: 24 December H.R. Harmer auction 723, lot 131, bought by Tommy Allen for £310

1935: Acquired by Major T. Charlton Henry

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

1978: 17 October H.R. Harmer auction of the Sir Henry Tucker collection, Part 1, lot 59, £32,000

1982; 21 May David Feldman Auction in Zurich, lot 10167, SFr. 150,000 (£41,209)

1989: Bernard Behr Private Treaty sale through David Feldman, lot 903, £80,000

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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