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lot # 5047 - brit. colonies barbados

Thursday Jun 06, 2024 09:00 Europe/Zurich

1852/55: 2 d. greyish-slate on blued, a vertically bisected example, right half, with huge horizontal margins at top and at base, used on 20 Sept 1854 cover to St. Vincent endorsed "Mail" at lower left, tied by fine strike of numeral "1" obliterator of Bridgetown in black; with inter Island "4" pence charge in manuscript alongside. Reverse with "SP 20 / 1854 / 1" circular datestamp and double arc BARBADOES despatch (Sept 21) in black. Recorded in the Peter C. Ford "Barbados" census (BAR0430). The adhesive just touched by vertical file fold but a rare and most attractive usage: the latest recorded date of use of the bisect Gi = £ 9'500.rnProvenance: Collection Louise Boyd Dale & Alfred F. Lichtenstein, Harmers, New York, 12 Sept 1990, lot 112; Spink, London, 21 Oct 2004.

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