Item # S007242
1851 Twelve pence black on handmade laid paper, a remarkably choice example of Canada’s most iconic stamp displaying bright colour and an unusually clear impression. Completely sound with four very large margins, large part original gum relatively lightly hinged. The most desirable postage stamp in all of Canadian Philately and especially so with such remarkable attributes, Extremely Fine, Original Gum (Unitrade 3; catalogue value $300,000)
Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate stating “unused with traces of OG”; quite severe in our opinion as the gum on this issue was invariably thinly applied.
A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS 1851 TWELVE PENNY BLACK, IN SUPERIOR QUALITY TO MOST OF THE FEW KNOWN MINT EXAMPLES.