Spectacular Results for the John E. du Pont “British Guiana” Collection Sold on June 27, 2014

Following the auction of the "One Cent Magenta" by Sotheby's, David Feldman S.A, one of the leading stamps auction company has offered the British Guiana Collection of John E. du Pont on June 27, 2014. This sale was an incredible success.

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Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

“In 40 years as auctioneer, I have never had the experience where every single lot was underbid to an astonishing multiple of the original estimate, leaving no lot unsold!” said David Feldman at the end of the historic auction of the John E. du Pont “British Guiana” Collection which has been held on June 27, 2014 in Geneva.

Following the sale of the famous One Cent Magenta on June 17 in New York by Sotheby’s for a record of USD 9.5 Million, the auction of the main collection of John E. du Pont was also an unbelievable success.

The sale featured highly competitive bidding from collectors in David Feldman’s auction room, on the phone as well as around the world via the Internet. With most lots opening at around the estimates, the bidding was intensive and fierce with multiple “under-bidders” on almost every lot; far from becoming discouraged, unsuccessful bidders became more determined as the auction progressed. Extensive bidding interest was worldwide, with notable activity from the United Kingdom, the Middle East, South Africa, France and the United States.

After no less than 3 1/2 hours, all 131 lots were sold for an amount exceeding EUR 6 million; over 5 times the original estimate!

Notable highlights:

Lot 60089 - 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on blue surface glazed, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut octagonally, used on cover to Sophia’s Hope Estate in Mahaicony. An extremely important item of the issue, being the only known full cover with this stamp. Without doubt a Great exhibition and world rarity, one of the major items of the John E. du Pont collection.
Sold for EUR 288,000

Lot 60000 - 1850-51 2 cents black on pale rose. A tremendous world classic rarity, and the rarest value of the “Cotton-Reel” primitives.
Sold for EUR 228,000

Lot 60086 - 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on blue glazed surface-coloured- A tremendous rarity.
Sold for EUR 204,000

Lot 60031 - 1850-51 pelure paper 4 cents black on pale yellow.
Sold for EUR 192,000

Lot 60087 - 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on blue glazed surface-coloured, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”, cut octagonal.
Sold for EUR180,000

Lot 60006 - 1850-51 8 cents black on blue-green, Townsend Type D, initials of postal official Lorimer “WHL”, thick frame, deep fresh colour, used on cover from Plantation Foulis - A very rare on full cover.
Sold for EUR 156,000

Lot 60009 - 1850-51 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type A, thick frame, without initials, exceptionally rare unused example. One of only two unused recorded of the entire “Cotton Reel” issue.
Sold for EUR 156,000

Lot 60017 - 1850-51 12 cents black on blue, Townsend Type C & B, horizontal pair showing both thin and thick frames se-tenant. Exceptionally fresh and an extremely rare exhibition multiple.
Sold for EUR 156,000

Lot 60082 - 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on rose-carmine, Type 4, initials of postal clerk Wight “EDW”.
Sold for EUR 156,000

Lot 60084 - 1856 Provisional 4 cents black on rose-carmine, Type 1, initials of postal clerk Dalton “ETED”.
Sold for EUR 156,000


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