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2021-10-20
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 11: British North America
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Sale 1243, Lot 503, 1851-1859 Pence IssuesCANADA, 1851, 12p Black, Laid Paper (3; SG 4). Pristine original gum, very lightly hinged, large and even margins all around, strong color, superbly detailed impression on crisp paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 12-PENCE BLACK ON LAID PAPER. ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED AND DESIRABLE CLASSIC STAMPS OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA AND AN ICONIC WORLD RARITY. A SUPERB GEM IN ALL REGARDS - LARGE MARGINS, EXCEPTIONALLY FRESH ORIGINAL GUM AND SOUND CONDITION.

The first Pence Issues of Canada were printed by the New York firm of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, the same firm that printed the New York Postmaster's Provisional and United States 5c and 10c 1847 Issue. The Pence issues, and particularly the 12-pence, show the same fine quality of engraving that distinguishes the U.S. 1847 Issue. The original die was engraved by Alfred Jones and is based upon the Chalon portrait, which was also used on the stamps of Queensland, Tasmania, Bahamas and New Zealand, among other British colonies. The stamps were printed early in 1851 (12p issued June 14), at the same time that RWH&E's contract for providing United States stamps was coming to an end.

A total of 50,000 stamps were printed from 250 sheets of 200 subjects (two panes of 100). Only 1,450 were sold with the balance being destroyed. Our census, available on our website at https://siegelauctions.com/census/canada/scott/3 , records a total of seventeen original gum singles plus four pairs.

Census no. 3-OG-05. Ex Melat and Gross. With 1981 Holcombe, 1986 E. Diena and 2009 P.F. certificates. Scott $175,000.00. SG £200,000. Unitrade C$300,000.00

E. 150,000-200,000
215,000
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