GAMBIA, 1869, 6p Blue (2; SG 3a).
Large margins all around, deep shade on bright paper, tied by red "PD" in circle, red "A Gambia Au 18 69" circular datestamp on small cover to Mangiet, France,
blue "Victor Barrere, Bathurst, Riviere Gambie, Cote Occidentale D'Afrique" oval handstamp, red London Paid circular datestamp and matching "PD" in circle tying stamp, red "8" crayon, Calais transit circular datestamp and French receiving backstamps
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE USAGE OF THE FIRST ISSUE OF GAMBIA. A MARVELOUS SHOWPIECE.
With 1958 P.F. and 1997 R.P.S. certificates. Last offered over ten years ago in our 1997 Rarities sale, where it realized $26,000 hammer.
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