Rhodesia £100 Cherry-Red Mint

Rhodesia £100 Cherry-Red Mint

Sold in auction for 120'000 EUR in 2011

 

THE RAREST HIGH VALUE OF BRITISH COMMONWEALTH

1901 (Jun) £100 Cherry-Red, unused with part original gum, some minor toning, fine and fresh colour, cert. Brandon (2008). £100 in 1901 was equivalent to a gold currency value of £29’000 today! Apparently only one other unused example (with a thin) is recorded even though SG states “a number of mint known”. Catalogued by the South Africa Colour Catalogue at R4’500’000 (around € 400’000). The most important stamp of Rhodesia.

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