STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale


 
Lot 10

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Bermuda, 1862 (?), Hamilton Postmaster's Stamp (Ward), 1d carmine red (Scott X6. SG O6 var.), Using the same crowned double-circle handstamp as Perot's Second Issue and Thies' Issue, at Hamilton, red on cream vertically laid paper. Cut from sheet in shape of an octagon and cancelled by blue crayoned "X". Franking value assumed to be 1d (the long-time current rate). Small facial scuff at right, thins, but a great rarity only discovered 90 years after its issuance, one of only two recorded examples, Provenance:

Discovered and acquired by Sir Henry Tucker in 1953, sold as part of the Sir Henry Tucker Collection in 1978.

Scott $38,500.

Robert Ward was assistant to William Perot at the Hamilton Post Office and, during the latter's temporary leave in 1852, assumed full duties of the office. He continued Perot's stamp-issuing practice, using his Second Issue handstamp, but on laid cream rather than wove blue-white paper.


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