Item # S007942
1858 Half penny rose, perf 11¾, an exceedingly rare mint pair of this elusive stamp, above average centering and showing unusually intact perforations, possessing remarkably clean original gum, somewhat sweated according to the certificate, a harsh opinion in our view - so inconsequential that it was overlooked in no less than three great name-sales of the past. A fabulous mint pair, perfect for a serious collection, Fine+ OG
(Unitrade 11; catalogue value $10,000+)
Expertization: 2019 Greene Foundation certificate
Provenance: General Robert Gill, Robson Lowe Ltd., October 1965; Lot 56
Ferranti, Harmer, Rooke & Co., April 1968; Lot 84
Duane Hilmer, Sotheby Parke Bernet, September 1977; Lot 121
Census: It is believed no more than three mint pairs exist. Only one other multiple is known, a faulty mint block of four (ex. General Gill).