Item # S007515
1857 Seven and One Half penny deep green on medium wove paper, a premium mint example of this distinctive darker shade, bold impression on fresh paper, adequate to large margins all around and remarkably retaining full original gum that is lightly hinged. A wonderful stamp with superior physical traits to what we are accustomed to seeing. Especially desirable in the elusive deep shade, Very Fine, Lightly Hinged (Unitrade 9a; catalogue value $30,000)
Expertization: 1974 BPA and 2018 Greene Foundation certificates
A BEAUTIFUL AND CHOICE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE SEVEN AND ONE HALF PENNY IN THE SCARCE SHADE WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM – RARELY SEEN AS SUCH.