$10,000: Bermuda Envelope For Sale On eBay

July 9, 2013

An envelope that was sent from Bermuda to Czechoslovakia in 1947 is listed for sale on eBay for $9,999.00.

The online sales listing says, “On the 18th June 1947 a small number of airmail covers were posted from Hamilton to Mr Karel Basika, a well known Czech stamp dealer in Prague, by an unknown party.

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“Most appear to have then been sent back to Bermuda, as 8 were discovered by well known KGV1 collector Frederick Bentley Kettle, whilst visiting a friend in Bermuda in early 1951. Mr Kettle was a serious and knowledgeable keyplate collector, having been the first person to recognise the rare Lemon Yellow shade attributed to the June 1946 printing.

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“He immediately noticed that the stamps on the covers had a similar frame colour to that of the lemon yellow, and the shade was subsequently recognised after the discovery of a mint block of 4 in the collection of Sir Lacon Threlford who purchased it from Donald Gibbons, a Hamilton stamp dealer sometime in early 1950.”

The full sales listing can be found here.

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  1. bye darn de rerd says:

    Can philatelists tell me why a Czechoslovakian air-mail (letadlum) envelope would be used to send from Bermuda – am I missing something?

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