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Auction: 13045 - Stamps of Bermuda - Dr. the Hon. David J. Saul Collection
Lot: 4

(x) 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.) Camine-Red Crowned Circle "paid/at/hamilton. bermuda" struck on bluish laid paper, neatly cancelled by pen cross. Very rare, being one of only five examples recorded, one of which is unused. S.G. O6, £95,000. Photo

Note: This stamp, and another married up to it's original cover, were originally discovered by Morris Ludington in 1948 and 1945 respectively. The above stamp, together with all the other examples known at the time, are illustrated on pages 235-237 of the Ludington handbook. All known examples are described and illustrated in the "Encyclopaedia of Rare and Famous Stamps", Volumes I and II by L.N. Williams

1999: 2 June Morris Ludington auction lot 242, £70,850

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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