STOCKHOLMIA 2019 Private Treaty Sale

Lot 9


Bermuda, 1860, St. George's Postmaster's Stamp (Thies) (1d) carmine red on buff (Scott X4. SG O7), neatly canceled by clear and virtually complete "St. Georges/JA21/1863/Bermuda" handstamp in black. Of the four examples recorded on yellow paper, the other three are cancelled with a manuscript "X" in pen.

An exceptional and unique piece of Bermudian postal history., One of only four examples recorded—and the sole example cancelled with a datestamp, Provenance:

Bought by Ralph Woolmore in 1895(?) and sold to a continental collector in a 1937 H.R. Harmer Private Treaty sale. The stamp later passed to King Carol of Romania and was purchased by George Ulrich in 1976. Most recently offered in the George Ulrich Collection sale of 1989, the Robert W. Dickgiesser Collection sale of 1999.

Scott $100,000. SG £85,000 ($109,740).


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