Item # S007225
1859 Six pence brownish grey on medium wove paper, perf 11¾, an outstanding mint example of this very difficult stamp from Canada’s first perforated issue, well centered for the issue with perforations well clear of design on three sides, intact perforations all around, with amazing rich colour and nearly full original gum showing only a light trace of hinging. We do not recall offering another mint example displaying such incredible colour – a visually striking stamp that no doubt, ranks among the very finest examples extant, Very Fine, Lightly Hinged (Unitrade 13; catalogue value $75,000)
Expertization: 1973 BPA certificate
Provenance: General Robert Gill, Robson Lowe Ltd, October 27, 1965; Lot 66
“Midland” Collection of Canada, Firby Auctions, January 24, 2004; Lot 195
A REMARKABLE MINT EXAMPLE IN ALL RESPECTS, DISPLAYING COLOUR AND QUALITY NOTICEABLY SUPERIOR TO MOST OF THE VERY FEW KNOWN EXAMPLES STILL POSSESSING ORIGINAL GUM.