Item # S007941
1857 Six pence reddish purple on very thick fibrous soft paper, imperforate, an extremely rare mint single missing from virtually all collections, characteristic bright colour and impression, slightly in outer frameline at top to otherwise very large margins, small thin as is often the case with this notoriously fragile paper, large part original gum which is almost non-existent among the very small number of existing unused examples (in any condition). An immensely rare stamp and one of the key stamps to complete a Canada collection, Fine OG (Unitrade 10; catalogue value $40,000)
Expertization: 2014 Greene Foundation certificate
Provenance: Edward Tresoldi Granger British North America Collection, H.R. Harmer Ltd.
London, October 1958; Lot 60