[(*)] 1878 1d on 5sh dull rose (57a, S.G. 86b):
unused unsevered pair, straight edge at bottom as always, fresh bright color and paper, certificate states "strengthened horizontal crease", otherwise almost very fine. Brandon certificate (2008)
$25,000.00 (S.G. £24,000)
Far better appearance and condition than the majority of the seven unused pairs available to the public of which two are imperforate. Two other examples reside in the Royal Collection and there is, of course, the unique strip of four.
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