Item # S007810
New Brunswick 3
1851 One shilling bright red violet on bluish wove paper, imperforate, a spectacular mint example of this well known classic stamp, surrounded by full margins which is unusual for this characteristically tightly spaced issue, fabulous rich colour and bold impression, hinged and retaining a large portion of its original gum; pencil signed by expert H. Bloch on reverse.
A key mint stamp in flawless condition, missing from virtually all collections, Very Fine GEM (Unitrade 3; catalogue value $60,000)
Expertization: 1976 Friedl (signed Herbert Bloch) and 1977 Brandon certificates
Provenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, Sotheby’s Volume VII, May 10, 2006; Lot 33
THE NEW BRUNSWICK SHILLING IS AMONG THE RAREST STAMPS IN ALL OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA PHILATELY; ONLY ABOUT A DOZEN EXISTING EXAMPLES CAN BE GRADED AS VERY FINE AND IN SOUND CONDITION. WE BELIEVE LESS THAN HALF OF THESE STILL RETAIN ORIGINAL GUM.