|Estimate:||10’000 – 15’000 GBP|
|Auction date:||Thu 14 Oct 2021 at 15:00 (Europe/Zurich)|
|Catalog:||The “Imperium” Collection|
|Sold for GBP 15’000|
THE FINEST EXAMPLE RECORDED
1852 Waterlow 4 cents black on deep blue, exceptionally fresh unused with good to large margins for the most part, surface abrasion has been delicately painted in at upper left; (SG £25’000).
Only six unused examples of this rarity are known, and this is the finest, with all having imperfections. In this sale we offer the two finest known, which are affected by minor imperfections for this issue.
Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 212, Sale II, October 1921)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60044, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Signed Bloch and George Behr, Cert. BPA (2014)