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Stamp of Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1855-57 No Corner Letters 1855 4d carmine pl.1, wmk small garter on white paper, mint o.g horizontal pair
Lot 60241
Great Britain » 1855-1900 Surface Printed » 1855-57 No Corner Letters
Price realised
12’000 GBP
Estimate
8’000 – 10’000 GBP
Auction date
Fri 17 Jun 2022 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

1855 4d carmine pl.1, wmk small garter on white paper, mint o.g horizontal pair with just the merest trace of a hinge, lovely rich fresh colour, a remarkable piece for the connoisseur and a major rarity of the Queen Victoria era (S.G. £40’000 as singles).

Note: Rikki Hyde records a late printing made in November 1856 and January 1857 on a remainder stock of small garter watermark paper which lacked the blueing giving the appearance of white paper, it is believed these amounted to 1’000 sheets, less than a tenth of the overall print run.

Catalogue reference: S.G. 62b