THE FINEST PAIR KNOWN
1852 Waterlow 1 cent black on magenta, an outstanding horizontal pair with very large margins and part sheet margin at left, used on fragment with neat clear Demerara cds on 2 September 1853, barely noticeable vertical creasing affecting the right stamp, no surface rubbing and most attractive; (SG £11’000 as singles)
Only eight pairs are recorded in private hands, and this is one of two in very fine condition for this issue, as well as now undoubtedly the vastly superior of all in quality, after the vertical pair of « The Great Collection » (Robson Lowe, March 1970, lot 17) had been cut into two singles.
Arthur Hind (Lot 17, Harmer Rooke, October 1935, « a superb piece »)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60041, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Signed Calves and W. Balasse, Cert. BPA (2014)