Our research indicates that this is a record auction price for the 6p brown purple Consort unused, certainly in Canada.
1851 6d brown purple Consort Imperforate on Laid Paper. Canada’s second stamp, the six penny paying the rate to USA or double domestic, features Queen Victoria’s Consort Prince Albert was engraved by Alfred Jones using several sources. This stamp is significantly scarcer in used condition than the beaver and also even rarer in unused condition than the three penny.
This stamp has two Certificates of Authenticity, both from the Greene Foundation. The first from 1994 and second from 2015 states “…2b unused on laid paper, brown purple shade, genuine in all respects.” Neither Certificate mentions the droplet of printers’ ink in the upper right corner.
This stamp with deep fresh colour and full margins is a very rare example of a Canada’s second stamp in Very Fine condition. From the Outaouais Collection.
UNITRADE #2b $60,000
SCOTT #2b US$40,000
S.G. #3 £50,000
Sold for C$54,000 plus buyer’s premium.