[o] 1848 1p orange-vermilion on yellowish paper position 4 (3, S.G.3):
brilliant color, large to enormous margins all round with neat nearly head free circle of bars cancel with "3" (Souillac)in center cancel (Kanai 11 E-3), two faint thins and minor pinhole, superb appearance.Ex Hind (1934 lot 262), R.J. Stevens (1964), with Brandon certificate (2011).
A stunning stamp from the scarcest of impressions.
$17,500.00 (S.G. £15,000)
First recorded in the Hind sale (Harmer 1934 lot 262). Hind probably purchased it in the 1920's as part of the enormous H.J. Duveen collection of which he bought much of the Mauritius. The Harmers again sold this copy in 1964 as part of the R.J. Stephens collection.