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Auction: 5026 - The Edward Gilbert Collection of Important British Empire
Lot: 229

xBermuda The Postmasters´ Stamps 1861 Perot´s Second Issue at Hamilton, 1d. carmine-red Crowned Circle "paid/at/hamilton, bermuda" on bluish laid paper, neatly cancelled with pen cross and affixed on 1861 (13 Mar.) envelope to Miss Hurst at Somerset showing "hamilton/bermuda" c.d.s. in red at left. Very rare, being one of only five examples recorded, and one of only two known on cover. B.P.A. Certificate (1974). Sc. X5. S.G. O6, £75,000 off cover. Photo Estimate £ 50,000-60,000 Note: The above example was discovered by Morris Ludington. Some years later he acquired the original envelope from which the stamp had been removed. That the one belonged to the other is proved by the size of the stamp which exactly matches the patch on the envelope, which is to the same addressee as the only other example known on cover

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