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Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003

Category — 12c 1851 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
256
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Sale Number 863, Lot Number 256, 12c 1851 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Original gum, lightly hinged, huge margins all around with large part of adjoining stamp at right, intense shade and impression on exceptionally fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE AND SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM 12-CENT 1851 STAMP WITH PROOF-LIKE IMPRESSION, SHOWING EVERY MINUTE DETAIL OF THE LATHEWORK ENGRAVING THAT DISTINGUISHES TOPPAN, CARPENTER'S WORK IN SECURITY PRINTING.

The 12c issue was printed from a plate that provided little space between stamps. Copies such as this one with extra wide margins are rare.

With 2002 P.F. certificate

5,250
11,000
257
og
Sale Number 863, Lot Number 257, 12c 1851 Issue12c Black (17), 12c Black (17)12c Black (17). Original gum, three huge margins, full at left, sharp detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE.

With 1988 P.F. certificate

5,250
3,250
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