Item # S007938
1857 Seven and One-Half pence dark green on medium wove paper, imperforate, a remarkably fresh mint example in the distinctive deep rich shade – very seldom encountered as such on this particular stamp and in our opinion, undervalued in catalogues; possessing ample to very large margins, razor-sharp impression and large part original gum. A truly difficult shade to find, especially in such outstanding quality, Extremely Fine, Original Gum (Unitrade 9a; catalogue value $30,000+)
Expertization: 1987 & 2006 Greene Foundation certificates
Provenance: Captain Vivian Hewitt, Robson Lowe Ltd. December 11, 1968; Lot 1026
“Midland” Collection of Canada, Firby Auctions, January 24, 2004; Lot 189
A SUPERB MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SEVEN AND ONE HALF PENCE QUEEN VICTORIA IN THE ELUSIVE DEEP GREEN SHADE.