From Sale 25 Featuring The Outaouais Collection - Sparks Auctions - September 26th, 2017
Lot 570 -
1861 3d blue Queen Victoria, Perforated 9, with Double Impression of the entire design. Unused (no gum), exceptionally well centered with bright fresh colour and intact perforations, with a small thin (not mentioned in the accompanying 2017 Greene Foundation certificate). Based on our research, we are aware of only four other single examples of this major error, at least one of which was part of the Jephcott horizontal strip of three. The Crosby example offered here is by far the best centered example, and has full intact perforations; the small thin is irrelevant as all of the single stamps mentioned above have thins (in addition to cracked gum, ragged perfs, poor centering, etc.). The Crosby example is by far the most attractive example recorded.....Unitrade $ 6,000
Sold for C$ 3,600
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