Item # S007930
1855 Six pence slate grey on medium wove paper, imperforate, a rare and highly attractive mint example of this sought-after classic stamp, surrounded by clear to unusually large margins, remarkably fresh with bright impression on white wove paper and surprisingly retaining remarkably large part original gum, rarely found on this stamp, Very Fine, Original Gum (Unitrade 5; catalogue value $80,000)
Expertization: 1969 BPA certificate signed by William Lea, Peter Holcombe, et al. 2017 Greene Foundation certificate
Provenance: Dale-Lichtenstein, Sale 2, H.R. Harmer, Inc., November 1968; Lot 60 – originally a pair, this being the right stamp and by far the finer example.
Michael Roberts, Eastern Auctions Ltd., December 2006, Lot 74
ONLY A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF SIX PENCE CONSORT STAMPS EXIST IN SOUND MINT CONDITION WITH CLEAN ORIGINAL GUM SUCH AS THE EXAMPLE OFFERED HERE, WHICH RANKS AS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES EXTANT.