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Auction: 19039 - The 'Bartica' Collection of British Guiana Ship Type Issues
Lot: 8

(x) British Guiana
1852 (1 Jan.) Lithographed by Waterlow on Surface-Coloured Paper
1853 (31 May) entire letter headed "Palmyra" and with contemporary ink framing, to Georgetown, bearing 4c. black on deep blue with good to very large margins, neatly cancelled and tied by "demerara" double-arc datestamp for 3 June and with a further strike of the double-arc datestamp on reverse; the adhesive with surface rubbing as usual and the entire letter with central vertical fold and spike hole, nevertheless an attractive example of this rare stamp on cover. Considered one of the finest of the few known. Briefmarkenprüfstelle (2004) and Brandon (2006) Certificates. Photo

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