Item # S007908
1857 One shilling scarlet vermilion on thick white wove paper, imperforate, a superlative used example of this rarity in flawless condition, surrounded by uncharacteristically large margins, displaying brilliant fresh colour with well-etched engraving on pristine fresh paper, neatly struck oval barred cancellation. A first-class example of this classic stamp; stunning in all respects, Extremely Fine GEM (Unitrade 9; catalogue value $15,000.00+)
Expertization: 2018 Greene Foundation and 1959 PF certificates
Provenance: Alfred Caspary, October 1956; Lot 356
AN EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE SHILLING SCARLET VERMILION THAT ONCE GRACED A PRE-EMINENT COLLECTION OF THE PAST. CASPARY IS WELL KNOWN AMONG SEASONED COLLECTORS TO HAVE ASSEMBLED A COLLECTION OF ONLY THE FINEST AVAILABLE CLASSIC STAMPS AND COVERS.