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Overview of the Top Sales on David Feldman Stamp Auction House in October

November 03, 2021

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In October, the David Feldman Stamp Auction House sold collectible and rare stamps  and covers in two categories: The “Imperium” Collection of British Guiana and Transatlantic Mail & Spanish-American War Collections.

In the category The “Imperium” Collection of British Guiana, David Feldman Stamp Auction House sold the following TOP 5 collectible stamps and covers (prices under depicted items include 22% buyer’s premium).



1850 “Burrus - Two Cents” Error on Cover (1850)

Price realized: £360.000

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“Burrus - Two Cents” Error on Cover, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 30049)

This collectible and rare “Burrus - Two Cents” Error on the cover was sold for £360.000. It is one of the greatest philatelic icons and one of the most famous examples of British Empire errors.



 The Famous “Miss Rose” Cover (1850-51)

Price realized: £240.000

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“Miss Rose” Cover, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 30018)

One of the most famous and celebrated covers of the British Empire “Miss Rose” Cover (1850-51) was sold for £240.000. It is the earliest known cover of the only three recorded exhibiting this denomination, this bearing the only known examples of type C.



 “Cotton Reel” on Cover (1850-51)

Price realized: £125.000

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“Cotton Reel” on Cover, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 30052)

The most valuable “Cotton Reel” on the cover with the unique cut-square 4 Cents on Pelure Paper on Cover was sold for £125.000. It is a very rare item and the largest margined “Cotton Reel” in existence, a rarity of a very high degree, value, and quality.



 British Guiana, Two Cents (1850-51)

Price realized: £90.000

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British Guiana, 2 cents, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 30017)

One of two existing single examples of  British Guiana's two cents (1850-51) was sold for £90.000. This stamp is considered as one of the rarest stamps of the legendary “Cotton Reel” primitives, being one of the only two singles in the world.



Provisional 4 cents black on blue glazed surface-colored paper (1856)

Price realized: £90.000

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Provisional 4 cents, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 30130)

Provisional 4 cents black on blue glazed surface-colored paper (1856) was sold for £90.000. It is considered as one of the two most valuable unused stamps of British Guiana nowadays. The experts of the British Philatelic Association issued a special certificate in 2016, where it was described as uncancelled, while the sign on it, is the initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”.

 


In the category “Transatlantic Mail & Spanish-American War Collections”, David Feldman Stamp Auction House sold the following TOP 6 rare and valuable stamps and covers (no buyer's premium).

Coamo Provisional, 5c black, type II, position 10 (1898)

Price realized: £17.500

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Coamo Provisional, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 20140)

Coamo Provisional (1898) is one of three Covers known exhibiting the Coamo Provisional in Conjunction with a Postmark. It was sold for £17.500.



La Unión Provisionals (1898)

Price realized: £6.500

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La Unión Provisionals, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 20112) 

It is one of only six covers known bearing the “blank paper” issue of La Unión. It was sold for £6.500.



Coamo Provisional, complete sheet of ten (1898)

Price realized: £5.000

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Coamo Provisional, complete sheet of ten, David Feldman S.A. image  (LOT 20138) 

It is one of only about ten complete surviving sheets recorded. It was sold for £5.000.



U.S. Administration - Regular Issue (1900)

Price realized: £4.200

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U.S. Administration - Regular Issue, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 20145)

The rare stamps Special Printing, with “Puerto Rico” overprints on 1c, 2c, 5c, 8c, and 10c, as well as Postage Due 1c, 2c, and 10c. There were produced just 100 sets of the stamps with the “Puerto Rico” special printing. The set was sold for £4.200.



Cover Zamboanga Provisionals (1899)

Price realized: £4.200

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Cover Zamboanga Provisionals, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 20114)

It is the only known utilization of the 80c Zamboanga Provisional on the cover. This rare and valuable cover was sold for £4.200.



Germany - North German Confederation, Cover (1871)

Price realized: £4.200

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Germany - North German Confederation, David Feldman S.A. image (LOT 10099)

A very rare cover Germany - North German Confederation (from Hamburg to Buenos Aires) was sold for £4.200.