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lot # 5086 - brit. colonies gambia

Thursday Jun 06, 2024 09:00 Europe/Zurich

1869: 6 d. deep blue, imperforate, a used example with large margins all round, slight scissor cut in margin only at right, tied to 1869 cover from Bathurst to Espas, Gers, France with blue oval sender's cachet ("Victor Barrère, Bathurst, Riviere Gambie, Cote Occidentale D"Afrique") endorsed "p. Lagos", well tied by circular "PD" in red. "GAMBIA" code A cds in red at left (Aug 18) of despatch with "London / Paid" transit cds in red and red crayon '8' charge somewhat obscured by Calais entry mark (Sept 1). French transits and arrival on reverse of a magnificent first issue cover.rnrnProvenance: "Rarities of the World", Siegel, New York, 6 May 1997, lot 345; Collection Jonathan Rose, Siegel, New York, June 2009, lot 323. rn 


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