Item # S007822
1851 Twelve pence black on handmade laid paper, a remarkably choice example of Canada’s most iconic stamp displaying bright colour and an unusually clear impression. Completely sound with very large margins all around, large part original gum relatively lightly hinged. The most desirable postage stamp in all of Canadian Philately and especially so with such remarkable attributes, Extremely Fine, Original Gum (Unitrade 3; catalogue value $300,000)
Expertization: 2005 Greene Foundation certificate “unused with traces of OG” which is in our opinion severe as gum on the 1851 laid paper issue was invariably thinly applied.
A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF THE FAMOUS 1851 TWELVE PENNY BLACK IN SUPERIOR QUALITY.