Item # S007217
1855 Six pence slate grey on medium wove paper, imperforate, an immensely rare mint example with ample to unusually large margins, remarkably fresh with bright impression on white wove paper, retaining a large portion of its original gum which is rarely found on this stamp, Very Fine, Original Gum (Unitrade 5; catalogue value $70,000)
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-hand stamp and by far the finer example. Michael Roberts, Eastern Auctions Ltd., December 2006, Lot 74
Only a small number of Six pence Consort stamps exist in sound mint condition with clean original gum such as the example offered here; one of the finest examples extant.