Lot 452 Trinidad #6 1857 (1d) Brown Red Britannia Imperforate, on White Paper, a mint horizontal pair with full original gum, the left stamp is hinged and the right stamp remains never hinged. Four margins all around, fresh and very fine. Catalogue value is for hinged. Scott CV U$6,500.
Lot 638 Great Britain #91a 1882 10sh slate Queen Victoria on White Paper, Watermark Anchor, used, with rather heavy but centered “96” numeral in grid cancel. Hint of crease on upper right perf tip mentioned for the record, else a very fine and rare stamp. Ex. “JAL” collection. Catalogue value includes a 25% premium for having four margins clear of design. Scott CV$5,937.
This realization is even more remarkable for the fact that a similar stamp described as ‘superb’ sold for $500 in a major public auction in New York two days later. Ours was on white paper and theirs on blue. White is a bit scarcer, and while we didn’t say ‘superb,’ the one in our sale is better-centered.