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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Malta thru Montserrat

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2427°
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2427, Malta thru MontserratMONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Blue Green, Inverted "S" (2e; SG 3a), MONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Blue Green, Inverted "S" (2e; SG 3a)MONTSERRAT, 1876, 6p Blue Green, Inverted "S" (2e; SG 3a). Original gum, strong color in the distinctive Blue Green shade, exceptionally well-centered

VERY FINE. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1876 6-PENCE BLUE GREEN WITH INVERTED "S" AND THE ONLY ONE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.

The other known example has been tied up in a trust for several decades, and it could be many more years (if ever) that the stamp is offered to the public.

Ex Melat and Prappas. Illustrated in Linn's Philatelic Gems 5. With 1981 B.P.A. certificate. SG £13,000

13,000
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