Sale 3002

Lot 8

Bermuda, 1861, Hamilton Postmaster's Stamp (Perot), 1d carmine red on bluish laid (Scott X5. SG O6), Perot's Second Issue at Hamilton, using a double-circle crowned "Paid" handstamp (Gibbons Type CC 1), struck in carmine red on bluish laid paper. Face value believed to be 1d, though no confirming documentation has been found.

This example is affixed to a small piece (dated "1861/October" on reverse) and pen-cancelled with manuscript "X". Vertical thin at left along edge of backing letter page. Two scissor-cuts at foot and close at right, but an exceptionally rare item, with only five recorded (one unused plus four used, two of which are on cover), Provenance:

Discovered in Bermuda in 1966 and purchased by Ritchie Bodily. Sold the following year at H.R. Harmer to George Ulrich, coming to market again in the George Ulrich Collection sale of 1989 and the Robert W. Dickgiesser Collection sale of 1999.

Scott $130,000. SG £100,000 ($129,100).


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