Lot 20127
Mauritius » 1859 Sherwin Issue (SG 40)
Price realised
55’000 GBP
60’000 – 80’000 GBP
Auction date
Tue 30 Jun 2020 at 14:00 (Europe/Zurich)

2d deep blue unused with good to huge margins, from position 5 on the plate, faint corner crease at lower right as well as a diagonal natural paper wrinkle, extremely rare with only five fine unused examples recorded, being the right stamp from the famous Kanai pair

Provenance: Ferrary, April 1923, Sale II (Lot 423, when it was a pair), with his trefoil hs on reverse

Dale-Lichtenstein (when it was a pair)

Hiroyuki Kanai, November 1993 (Lot 201) (when it was in a pair)

Expertise: Signed Holcombe, photocopy of cert. RPS (1968) and Peter Holcombe (1993) when it was in a pair

Catalogue reference: SG 40