THE FINEST KNOWN PAIR
1852 Waterlow 4 cent black on deep blue, a remarkable horizontal pair displaying a very fresh deep colour, with good to large margins all around, cancelled by light Demerara datestamp on 31 December 1852, pinhole at foot of right stamp, some pencil marks and overpainting on small surface blemishes, in no way detracting and being minor imperfections in this issue; (SG £24’000 as singles).
Only five pairs are recorded in private hands, which represent the largest multiple recorded, this being of remarkably superior quality (the other pairs are affected by cut in margins).
Philipp von Ferrary (Lot 41, Sale I, June 1921)
Alfred H. Caspary (Lot 219, H.R.Harmer, May 1957)
Maurice Burrus (Lot 29, Robson Lowe, November 1963)
John E. du Pont (Lot 60046, David Feldman SA, June 2014)
Expertise: Cert. BPA (2014)