Item # S007907
1857 One shilling Heraldic, engraved Die Essay in black on india paper, margins clear of frameline all around and in sound condition. Clearly showing distinctive vertical and horizontal parallel lines in all triangular corners in place of the flowery ornaments seen on the final (approved) die of the issued stamp, Fine+ (Unitrade 9 essay; Minuse & Pratt 9E-A)
Expertization: 1980 BPA certificate
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE ESSAY - THE UNADOPTED DESIGN OF THE HIGH VALUE AND ONE OF ONLY THREE BELIEVED TO EXIST BY ROBERT H. PRATT, THE LEADING AUTHORITY ON THE SUBJECT.